1. Vacation Rental Owners, Are You Ready For Holiday Vacationers?

    It may not even feel like fall, given the temperate temperatures we enjoy all year here in Panama City Beach, but Christmas is right around the corner! In other parts of the country, that means freezing winds and an abundance of snow—and a craving for warmer weather. We live in a pretty prime place for vacationers to flock to, which means that if you prepare properly, you could stand to make som…Read More

  2. Locksmith Near Me: Searching Out Trustworthy Services

    When you call a locksmith, you are inevitably granting them access to your keys and locks, the primary guardians of your home, your car, or your business. That’s a lot of trust to place in a stranger you find by going online and searching “locksmith near me.” Reviews and testimonials can be a good way to set your mind at ease, but not all locksmiths have a website, even in the internet age, …Read More

  3. Keyless Entry Risks: Protecting Your Vehicle

    Keyless entry systems add a level of convenience to both homes and vehicles that make us wonder how we managed to get by without them. After all, how nice is it to be able to click a button or enter a code to open a door? From a purely convenient standpoint, keyless entry is great for those days that we try to carry too many things at once and don’t have time to dig through bags to find keys—o…Read More

  4. How Locks Are Picked: Home Security Tips From The Pros

    Home is where the heart is, or so the saying goes. But it’s also the place most of us consider the safest for ourselves and our families, as well as where all of your treasured memories and valuables are kept. So of course one of the questions locksmiths get asked time and time again is, “How do we make our home safer?” Of course, a high-tech, monitored home security system is a great way to…Read More

  5. Business Security: Protecting Your Store and Assets

    Home is usually where we keep the things most valuable to us—whether it’s priceless art, precious memories, or anything in between. And since so many valuable things get stored at home, we all make an effort to secure our homes as best as possible. Now think about the number of assets you have at your business. Are you making the same level of effort to protect your business and all the assets…Read More

  6. What to do When a Keyless Entry Isn’t Working

    How often have you had to call a locksmith out to your home (or an auto locksmith out to your car) because you inadvertently left your keys at home or locked them somewhere unreachable? For so many people across the country, keyless entry and keyless ignition vehicles have become a blessing because you can simply toss your keys into your purse or pocket and get going. Well, if you’re one of thos…Read More

  7. Keyless Entry and Other Business Security

    Whether you own a restaurant, a small tax filing service, or a high-tech startup, your business needs protection beyond that of a standard residential residence. A properly installed deadbolt, particularly when accompanied by a home security system, is a great way to keep your family and your home goods safe. However, most businesses call for a higher level of security than even that. If you own a…Read More

  8. History of Love Locks

    Through the centuries, humanity has come up with myriad ways to show our love for one another. We have stacks upon stacks of poetry from writers through the ages striving to put down just the right combination of words to describe their love and convey the depth of their emotions. There are lengthy novels all about the extraordinary love story between two seemingly ordinary individuals. There are …Read More

  9. Hairpin Lock Picking – Is it Possible?

    How many movies, spy or otherwise, have you seen a femme fatale pull a hairpin from her intricate updo to open the door to a restricted area? This movie trope feels like it’s so overdone and, with the technology available today, can make a movie feel outdated if it’s not done well. But that does beg the question: how much of that is movie hype and how much of that is fiction? Read on to learn …Read More

  10. Debunking The “Do Not Duplicate” Myth

    In your lifetime, you’ve probably seen at least one key stamped “Do Not Duplicate” or “No Replications.” They are most prevalent for key sets handed out by property managers or rental companies for apartments or other rental properties. And, unfortunately for renters, those companies like to charge an arm and a leg to replace a misplaced key, even if it was something accidental like your…Read More