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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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Why You Should Rekey Your House

February 11, 2021

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 still want to rekey your Canton, MI, home.

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Garage Door Security

January 13, 2021

n 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.

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How to Avoid Locking Yourself Out of Your House

December 14, 2020

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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So You Want to Be a Locksmith?

November 12, 2020

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

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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Should You Have a Professional Locksmith Install Your Residential and Commercial Locks?

September 17, 2020

In our increasingly independent, do-it-yourself (DIY) society where a brief YouTube video can show you how to do just about anything, it’s easy to believe you can change your residential or commercial locks yourself. Doing things on your own have the advantage of appearing to save you money or time, but in some cases, it’s not the best course of action.

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How A Master Key System Works

August 14, 2020

So many keys, so many locks. If you feel overwhelmed by the number of keys in your business or organization, it may be time to consider a master key system.

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Commercial Safes 101

July 13, 2020

Generally speaking, a commercial safe is more difficult to break into and more fire resistant than a residential safe. While a commercial safe is also a bit pricier than a residential safe, it’s hard to put a dollar sign on peace of mind.

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Residential Keyless Entry Locks

June 15, 2020

Here in St. Clair Shores, MI, many of our homeowners have already updated from their traditional locksets to keyless entry locks. And why not? These types of locks typically offer higher levels of convenience and security. Here at Preferred Safe & Lock, our professional locksmiths are installing more and more of them on a regular basis.

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Preferred Safe and Lock proudly provides LOCKSMITH services to St. Clair Shores, Roseville, Eastpointe, Detroit, Grosse Pointe, Troy, Madison Heights, Royal Oak, Rochester, Livonia, West Bloomfield, Utica, Ann Arbor, Canton, Chesterfield, Taylor, Flint, Dearborn, Novi, Ypsilanti, Warren and the surrounding Michigan communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 586-757-7742, or request service online today.