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Should I Call a Locksmith?

Should I Call a Locksmith?

September 16, 2020

When it comes to locks, many people often try some innovative things to avoid calling a locksmith. You’ve probably heard of folks climbing in windows to get into their locked homes, trying to pick a basic lock with a makeshift tool, or cutting off a padlock when a key has been lost. In some cases,…

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Senior woman uses keypad on digital lock to unlock and open domestic front door. The Future of Locksmithing: No More Keys.

The Future of Locksmithing: No More Keys

August 18, 2020

Toss away the key-consumers today are outfitting their homes with electronic locks that can be activated through a code, key fob, smartphone, or even voice command. No more lockouts, no more missing keys. While going keyless is certainly more convenient, there are a few factors to consider. Start with pricing: electronic locks are becoming more…

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oung fashionable girl with curly hair sitting frustrated and angry on the bench in the park trying to find something phone or keys in her big purse bag full of unnecessarily stuff. Why You Should Hire a Locksmith for Car Key Replacements.

Why You Should Hire a Locksmith for Car Key Replacements

July 10, 2020

When your car key is lost or damaged, it may not even cross your mind to go anywhere else but the dealership for the replacement. This seems to be especially true with the advent of high-tech keys. But a professional auto locksmith is exactly where you should go. A trusted and professional locksmith, like ours…

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6 Interesting Facts About Locksmiths

June 16, 2020

Like most professions, locksmiths have a wide and varied history with sometimes interesting stories associated with their trade. Talk with our professionals at Lockout Locksmiths to learn all about the little-known services locksmiths offer as well as their own experiences as professionals here in Ferndale. 1. Houdini: A Locksmith First, A Magician Second It may…

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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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