Locksmith Articles

Should You or Shouldn’t You Change Locks Between Tenants?

September 14, 2021
Changing Locks

Depending where you live, your state may not require you to change your rental property’s locks when a tenant leaves. Many states do not. You are obligated to provide a functioning deadbolt lock on exterior doors, but this does not mean changing the deadbolt if it’s in a securely usable condition. 

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What You Need to Know Before Calling a Locksmith

August 13, 2021
Close-up Of A Young Male Carpenter Installing Door Lock With Wireless Screwdriver.

When you speak with one of our locksmiths, it’s a good idea to be prepared ahead of time with the information we’ll need from you.

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Things Locksmiths Really Wish You Wouldn’t Do

July 15, 2021
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.

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So You Want to Be a Locksmith?

November 12, 2020
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If you are looking for a flexible, steady career, consider becoming a locksmith. For more details, contact our team.

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Should I Call a Locksmith?

October 16, 2020
Close-up portrait of thinking child looking away with curious facial expression.

Most residential locks are complex mechanisms, and trying to manipulate your lock without a proper key can lead to more expensive damage and problems down the road. By relying on a professional locksmith, you can get back into your home quickly and even have a spare key made in the meantime.

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The Future of Locksmithing: No More Keys

May 15, 2020
happy couple changing door lock

Our Preferred Safe & Lock team would love to provide you a keyless lock for your home or business here in St. Clair Shores and surrounding areas.

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6 Interesting Facts About Locksmiths

June 13, 2019
Close-up Of A Young Male Carpenter Installing Door Lock With Wireless Screwdriver.

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

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Help! I Fell for a Locksmith Scam

May 21, 2019
Close up of money coming out of a wallet in Saint Clair Shores, MI.

At Preferred Safe & Lock, we receive calls at least once a week from people here in the Grosse Pointe 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 next steps for…

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3 Reasons You Should Hire a 24-Hour Locksmith

March 28, 2019
Saint Clair Shores locksmith.

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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