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Open safe in a wealthy house. Do I Need a Separate Safe for Separate Items?

Do I Need a Separate Safe for Separate Items?

April 12, 2020

Customers oftentimes will ask us if they need to purchase separate safes to store separate items. This is a good question. And like most good questions, the answer is: it depends. For firearms and ammunition, stick with a gun safe. If you need a convenient and accessible place to stash some cash, consider a standard…

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Why You Should Rekey Your House

September 16, 2019

Rekeying your house’s locks is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to improve your home’s security. Changing the locks completely brands any old keys useless, thereby giving you new locks and keys. Even if you can account for every old key to each lock in your home, there are several reasons why you’d…

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Garage Door Security

August 10, 2019

In most homes, when it comes to security, garage doors are the forgotten relative. When folks install security systems for their homes, they forget about the garage door. When they worry about keeping their home’s windows and doors locked, they forget about the garage door. But this is more than a faux pas––this is a…

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Help! I Fell for a Locksmith Scam

July 26, 2019

At Lockout Locksmiths, we receive calls at least once a week from people here in the Ferndale, Royal Oak and the Metro Detroit area who have been scammed by someone posing as a professional locksmith. We either end up going out with a follow-up remedy for the botched issue, or we try to advise some…

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7 Ways to Improve Your Home Security This Spring

June 1, 2019

Spring is symbolic of new beginnings and rebirth, as well as the quintessential time for spring cleaning. Perfectly coinciding with these, spring is also an excellent time of year to make a thorough assessment of your home’s security. Take a nice long walk around your home—both inside and outside—to check all your security items are…

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Signs Someone’s Meddled With Your Lock

May 15, 2019

Everyone wants to be safe in their home and having sturdy, trusted locks on your doors and windows is one way to increase your peace of mind. Although it’s often clear if you become a victim of a burglary when valuables are taken, it can be more difficult to detect someone who might be meddling…

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Should I Have a Safe in My Home?

April 10, 2019

A home safe can be a smart investment for many individuals and families. However, it’s important to understand the different kinds of safes available, and what valuables they are designed to protect. If you store your valuables in the wrong kind of safe, you can actually do more damage to your belongings than you do…

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3 Reasons You Should Hire a 24-Hour Locksmith

March 22, 2019

Whether you’re a homeowner working the late shift, coming home from the airport in the early hours of the morning, or losing track of time while visiting friends and family, we admit it’s never a convenient time to get locked out of your home or vehicle. In the unfortunate event you do get locked out,…

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5 Ways You Can Outsmart a House Burglar

February 15, 2019

If you think having a lock on your front door and a latch on your windows is enough to protect your home from burglars, you are wrong. With today’s technology and advanced security systems, burglars are also getting more clever with the ways they target your home without you even knowing. Fortunately, there are precautionary…

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Replace or Rekey Your Door Lock?

January 15, 2019

Your front door is the gateway to your life, so to speak. It opens to your Ferndale and Metro Detroit home where you live with what is most valuable to you—your family and belongings. With such a responsibility, you need to be sure it is secure. If something affects that security in some manner, if…

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