Locks Articles

Six Things Locksmiths Wish You Would Not Do

February 6, 2019
Angry mom on the phone waiting for her local locksmith company in Saint Clair Shores, MI.

When you find yourself in a situation where you need a locksmith’s services, try to avoid the following scenarios. Our locksmiths thank you ahead of time.

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Common Lock Problems and Solutions

August 6, 2018
Pin tumbler of cylinder lock internal mechanism and broken key with copy space in Saint Clair Shores, MI.

Our locksmiths at Preferred Safe & Lock, here in Saint Clair Shores, MI, feel like they have seen it all when it comes to locks. Many times when customers have an issue with their locks, the issue is something they could resolve themselves if they just knew how. Below are some of the more common…

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Why You Should Rekey Your House

July 11, 2018
House shaped keychain on a lock in a house in Grosse Pointe, MI.

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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Avoiding Locksmith Scams

May 17, 2018
Dirty old white van housing a faulty locksmith in Detroit, MI.

When you’re in need of a locksmith, typically it’s in a need-it-now scenario, and you’re not taking the time to research who you’ll use as you usually might. However, this is not the time to skimp on your Sherlock skills. It seems that even the locksmith field isn’t exempt from scams and imposters. In fact,…

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All About Residential Access Control Systems

November 15, 2017
Smart home keyboard password entrance.

A standard lock-and-key system may not be enough for some homes to make their owners feel secure. These days, there are so many viable security options.

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Why You Should Hire a Locksmith for Car Key Replacements

October 25, 2017
Unrecognizable woman opening her car with a key.

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, but a professional locksmith is where you should go.

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When Should I Change My Business Safe’s Lock?

September 19, 2017
Business safe lock in Grosse Pointe, MI.

Many business owners wonder how often they should change the lock to their safe, or whether they should change it at all. Keep reading to learn what the pros suggest.

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Tips to Help Avoid Locking Yourself Out of the House

August 8, 2017
Aqua front door in Saint Clair Shores, MI.

It happens to the best of us, especially these days with juggling so many things at one time: Locking yourself out of the house.

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Common Lock Problems and Solutions

July 21, 2017
A golden key sitting on a bunch of rusty keys isolated on white background.

Here are some of the more common problems we see here at Preferred Safe & Lock and how to address them yourself.

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