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January 2020

How Do You Replace A Car Key Or Remote?

January 24th, 2020|

Being stuck in a car lockout is no fun for many reasons. It’s easy to lose the car remote as these remotes are often part of the keys themselves nowadays. You might need to get a new car key cut if you’ve lost the one you have. Depending on the make and model of your car, you’ll go about replacing these differently. Ignition keys now come with transponders that communicate messages to your vehicle, preventing theft.

How Safe Are Pin Tumbler Locks?

January 24th, 2020|

Pin and tumbler locks are the ones that you’re most likely to find on doors in the U.S. In fact, 90% of all U.S homes are protected by pin and tumbler locks. The original design of this lock consisted of a series of single pins. When these were locked, they kept the bolt from moving by being pushed into the bolt itself. The key was used to lift the pins out of the bot, allowing the bolt to move freely.

10 Best Padlocks Ever Made

January 24th, 2020|

Padlocks are the quintessential portable lock. The best padlocks have a few different qualifications. Some important things are pick resistance, forced entry resistance, versatility and value. The ranking will be based on these factors. There really is no such thing as an ‘unpick-able’ lock, but some are certainly better than others at security.

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