Residential Articles

Residential Door and Jamb Reinforcement

March 17, 2021

According to the FBI, every 14.4 seconds a home in the U.S. is burgled, and 34 percent of the break-ins are through the front door. This means you need to be sure your home’s front door is as secure as you can make it. At Preferred Safe & Lock, our locksmiths see firsthand the results of door break-ins and help our Ann Arbor, MI, area homeowners to repair the damage. We know it takes more than a lock on your door handle to make your home’s exterior doors stable.

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How to Avoid Locking Yourself Out of Your House

December 14, 2020
house around lock

It happens to the best of us, especially these days with juggling so many things at one time. Locking yourself out of your house. But it doesn’t have to happen to you. You can be that person. That person who’s organized and prepared for anything, and it’s easy. There are things you can do ahead of time to prevent this misadventure from happening to you. Even if you’re not organized and prepared in the rest of your life, you can be here.

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I Locked My Keys In My House!

October 8, 2018
Sad boy over textured wall background with space for text.

It happens to the best of us, especially these days with juggling so many things at one time. Locking yourself out of your house. But it doesn’t have to happen to you. You can be that person. That person who’s organized and prepared for anything, and it’s easy. There are things you can do ahead…

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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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Keyless Locks for Home and Car

April 15, 2018
Front door in Rochester, MI.

Keyless entry locks seem to be everywhere these days, not just in the next James Bond film. Convenience and safety top the reasons for such a high demand. These locks are no longer exclusively used by the rich and famous. Anyone who has an interest in this technology can utilize it with his or her…

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Garage Door Security

March 30, 2018
Indoor storage units with blue doors in Clinton Township, MI.

Our locksmiths at Preferred Safe and Lock recommend the following tips to prevent your home from being one of these targets. Contact us today.

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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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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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How Do I Remove My Lock From the Door?

May 17, 2017
Dead bolt used by a locksmith.

We are often asked; how do you remove a lock from a door? There are many answers to that question, because of the many different brands of locks. Here is a general procedure you can follow as a first step. Removing a door lock can be as simple as removing a few screws. Where people…

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