• 4 Unique Places To Hide Your Spare House Key

    Everyone knows the importance of having a spare house key. What many people don't know is what to do with the spare. You don't want to put your spare key in an obvious place such as under the door mat, under a rock, or on your door frame. These are the first places someone will look if they're trying to break into your home. If you are trying to think of places to hide your key, here are 4 unique places that no one will think of looking. [Read More]

  • 4 Ways You Can Improve Your Mobile Home's Security Before A Trip

    Living in a mobile home presents its own set of unique challenges. One of those is security. If you plan to be away from your home for an extended period of time, it is important that you secure it and your belongings.   Locks Obviously, the first step in securing your mobile home is ensuring that you have deadbolts on each door. Even though your home might have knob locks, it is imperative you have a locksmith install deadbolts. [Read More]

  • 7 Key Control Tips For New Businesses

    New business owners -- busy with setting up shop, hiring employees and building inventory – rarely stop to think about key control and how it will affect their business. It's only after the business is more established that a break-in, an angry employee who quits without returning his keys, or even an innocent employee who loses a key forces the company to take a close look at key control practices. While effective key control is easy to establish early on, it can be trickier to teach employees to keep the facility safe and secure once bad habits have set in. [Read More]

  • Reasons To Hire A Professional Locksmith

    When you hire a locksmith, make sure that it is a locksmith that is qualified and prepared to help you overcome the problem that you may have. The truth is, not all locksmiths are able to help in the same way, and there are some that bring greater value and are able to better help get the problem solved. Below are a few examples of why it is important to make sure that the locksmith you hire to help you is professional, trained, and proficient. [Read More]

  • Replacing Locks In A Bank Vault: How A Commercial Locksmith Helps Reassign Safety Deposit Boxes

    Safety deposit boxes are rented out as a service to bank members. When bank members stop renting a deposit box, the box is emptied of the previous owner's effects and the box awaits reassignment. In the event that not all of the keys that open the boxes are recovered, then a commercial locksmith like A & R Lockshop steps in to help. If you have ever wondered how this process works, read the following to find out. [Read More]

  • Gun Safety Tips For Parents

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 31 percent of homes in the United States have at least one child and a gun in the home. Unfortunately, unsafe gun practices have led to serious injuries and deaths after children were able to gain access to the guns. Although gun safety is important at all times, it is even more so when there are children in the home. Here are some gun safety practices you should use in your home. [Read More]