1. Keyless Entry Types

    In our Destin Locksmithing blogs, we’ve mentioned a time or two all the myriad uses for keyless entry, as well as the benefits they can bring to your home, vacation rental, or business. As a quick refresher, keyless entry locks are, generally speaking, a replacement for both knob and deadbolt (or just the deadbolt) and require a passcode or a specific series of button pushing to be permitted ent…Read More

  2. Why Hire a Locksmith?

    Even after buying that shiny new lockpicking kit off the internet - which you may want to avoid because it’s only questionably legal in most states - to try to crack open that old safe you have. It may be fun to bring out your inner lockpicking-spy, but this isn’t the movies and most of us lack the skills necessary to open a door with lock picks, let alone something harder to crack, like that …Read More

  3. Unexpected Services a Locksmith Does

    It happens to all of us at one time or another - you’re running late, turn the lock on the doorknob, and rush to work before you’re counted tardy. It’s not until getting home that night that you realize your house keys are sitting just inside the door on their handy little hook. Or, even worse, you pull that locked door shut and go to lock the deadbolt only to realize you didn’t grab the h…Read More

  4. Insurance and Other Protection for your Vacation Rental

    Owning a vacation rental in Florida seems like the ideal. You get a full-sized, spacious home that is all yours to do with as you choose and, as an added bonus, you can make extra money by renting it out when you aren’t using it! It feels like a win-win, right? While owning a vacation rental may be awesome for building happy family memories and earning some extra money, it’s not quite as strai…Read More

  5. Is Your House a Smart Home?

    Often, when most of us think of futuristic technology, we think about old shows like The Jetsons, in which everything is automated, the flying car folds down into a briefcase, and a full Thanksgiving dinner, complete with roast turkey, can be rehydrated from one small capsule. In such a technologically advanced age, there is so much we can do at the tips of our fingers with a smartphone or a table…Read More

  6. How Locksmithing Works

    When you lock yourself out of your house or apartment accidentally, your first thought is probably to check and see if you happened to leave a window open or if you can somehow climb that trellis to reach your second story patio and go in the back door. If you didn’t accidentally leave a window unlocked - and for home security’s sake, we hope you didn’t! - don’t try to strongarm your way i…Read More

  7. How Keyless Entry Works

    One of the most interesting recent features developed for new cars recently was the advent of keyless entry and keyless ignition. In new cars, physical keys have become a backup measure in case the battery in the key fob dies, not to actually allow entry or start a car. It sounds a little bit like something out of The Jetsons. Given that they are more secure and make life easier, doesn’t it make…Read More

  8. Keyless Entry For Your Vacation Home

    We know it’s a bit cliche, but Florida has gained the reputation as a vacationer’s paradise for a reason! We have gorgeous beaches, delicious restaurants, and plenty of attractions to enjoy whether you’re in Panama City Beach, Destin, or elsewhere. Of course, with the advent of websites like VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) and AirBnB, it’s easier than ever to quickly and painlessly run a r…Read More

  9. Welcome to the Destin Locksmithing Blog!

    Locks are important! Despite their small size, they can have a big impact. They’re the way you keep your belongings, family, employees, and structures safe, but they are often overlooked until something goes wrong. The locks on your home or business can have a major impact on security; yes, even more than a security camera system! Don’t wait until you accidentally get locked out to give us a c…Read More