Best Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Best Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

It’s spring and that means warmer weather, greening grass and budding flowers. It also marks the end of tax season and for most, a tax refund. What to do with that refund? The average refund is around $3,000. Remember, it’s your money – what you overpaid in federal...
Preventing Lock Tampering

Preventing Lock Tampering

As secure as locks are, some are vulnerable to tampering, or in the case of digital locks, hacking. The Family Handyman offers some suggestions of preventing lock tampering and keeping your property safe.    1. Upgrade Locks – Many of today’s locks do not solely...
The Best Commercial Lock for Your Business

The Best Commercial Lock for Your Business

There are many types of door locks to choose. So, which is the best commercial lock for your business that offers both security and convenience? Panic/Push Bars – These are push bars on the inside of a door that allow a quick and easy exit while keeping the door...
Choosing the Right Locks for Your Home

Choosing the Right Locks for Your Home

If you still have the same locks on your exterior doors when you moved in, it’s likely time for an upgrade. Today’s locks offer a much greater level of protection. Let’s take a look at the four most popular types of locksets and help you in choosing the right locks...
Tips to Keep Your Home Safe in Winter

Tips to Keep Your Home Safe in Winter

The winter months have the most home break-ins during anytime of the year. Late afternoon sunsets entice burglars to break-in since it’s dark before many homeowners return from work. Here are some tips to keep your home safe in winter. Keep Doors and Windows Locked...
How to Deal with Frozen Locks

How to Deal with Frozen Locks

There is nothing more frustrating than going out to your car on a cold, winter day than to find the door lock frozen. It takes just a little moisture getting into a lock and below freezing temperatures to freeze it solid. A vehicle’s power windows and doors are prone...
Solutions for Fixing a Sticky Lock

Solutions for Fixing a Sticky Lock

There is nothing more aggravating than dealing with a sticky lock. Over time, lubricants in the lock dry out or dirt accumulates making the locks harder to turn. There are a couple easy solutions for fixing a sticky lock. Avoid Home Remedies Coating the key with olive...
Emergency Exit Door Closers

Emergency Exit Door Closers

Commercial and public buildings are required to have emergency doors that provide safe egress if a fire or other type of emergency breaks out. Emergency exit door closers provide an important function in allowing a smooth egress while keeping smoke and fire at bay....
Keeping Your Keys Safe

Keeping Your Keys Safe

There is nothing worse than misplacing or losing your keys. There are two ways of keeping your keys safe: using modern technology or some old fashion methods. Let’s take a look at both options as suggested by Wiki How. The Modern Way You can use a wireless key finder...
When You Should Re-key Locks

When You Should Re-key Locks

There are times when you should re-key locks for your business or home. Re-keying locks is a more cost-effective option than replacing existing locks with new ones. To re-key locks involves replacing the key pins in the lock mechanism. Once the pins are replaced, the...