Locksmiths Articles

Summer Home-Security Tips

June 17, 2022
Summer Home-Security Tips

Our professionals at Action Lock & Key, Inc. recommend the following tips to help ensure your home’s security while you’re taking in the sun.

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How Safe Is Your Hotel Room Safe?

May 5, 2022
How Safe Is Your Hotel Room Safe?

Most of us believe when we travel and stay in hotels, our valuables are safe once we’ve locked them in our room’s safe. But, sadly, that’s just not true. Your hotel room safe really isn’t that safe. There are ways to open it without using the combination you set for it, making theft a real and easy possibility. Our security specialists at Action Lock & Key, Inc., have learned, statistically speaking, most of the thefts involve dishonest employees, and there’s a higher rate of occurrence outside of Burlington, MA, and the U.S. on a whole. But it doesn’t hurt to take precautions to protect your valuables all the same, whether your hotel is stateside or not.

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Should I Call a Locksmith?

April 13, 2022
Should I Call a Locksmith?

When it comes to locks, many people often try some innovative things to avoid calling a locksmith. You’ve probably heard of folks climbing in windows to get into their locked homes, trying to pick a basic lock with a makeshift tool, or cutting off a padlock when a key has been lost. In some cases, roadside assistance services will offer free lockout services to members of particular organizations.

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So You Want to Be a Locksmith?

March 14, 2022
So You Want to Be a Locksmith?

If you are looking for a flexible, steady career, consider becoming a locksmith. Every city in the country needs a locksmith, which gives you a great deal of choice in the geographic area you wish to live. 

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6 Interesting Facts About Locksmiths

February 11, 2022
6 Interesting Facts About Locksmiths

Like most professions, locksmiths have a wide and varied history with sometimes interesting stories associated with their trade. Talk with our professionals at Action Lock & Key, Inc., to learn all about the little-known services locksmiths offer as well as their own experiences as professionals here in Burlington.

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Should I Have a Safe in My Home?

January 11, 2022
Should I Have a Safe in My Home?

A home safe can be a smart investment for many individuals and families. However, it’s important to understand the different kinds of safes available, and what valuables they are designed to protect. 

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Garage Door Security

December 9, 2021
Garage Door Security

n most homes, when it comes to security, garage doors are the forgotten relative. When folks install security systems for their homes, they forget about the garage door. When they worry about keeping their home’s windows and doors locked, they forget about the garage door.

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Replace or Rekey Your Door Lock?

November 16, 2021
Replace or Rekey Your Door Lock?

Your front door is the gateway to your life, so to speak. It opens to your Burlington, MA, home where you live with what is most valuable to you—your family and belongings. With such a responsibility, you need to be sure it is secure. If something affects that security in some manner, if your door lock is compromised, you need to evaluate what your strongest course of action will be. Will you replace the door lock or your entire door? Or do you simply rekey the lock? At Action Lock & Key, Inc., our professional locksmiths can help you with this important decision.

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What You Need to Know Before Calling a Locksmith

October 11, 2021
What You Need to Know Before Calling a Locksmith

Though it won’t be an everyday occurrence, most people need a locksmith’s help at some point.

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Residential Keyless Entry Locks

September 15, 2021
Senior woman uses keyless entry on digital lock to unlock and open domestic front door

Keyless entry locks are locks you can open without a key––the key being replaced by technology for entry. This technology exists for both doorknob/handle locks and deadbolts. In addition to having choices between brand names, styles, and finishes, you need to decide which type of technology is best suited for you and your home. 

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Tips to Protect Your Home From Burglary

August 11, 2021
Man fixing a lock on the door while a senior couple is standing next to him.

There are so many ways you can help prevent a burglary in your home––the list is both lengthy and detailed.

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Keyless Locks for Home and Car

July 8, 2021
Smart home keyboard password entrance

Keyless entry locks seem to be everywhere these days, not just in the next James Bond film. Convenience and safety top the reasons for such a high demand. These locks are no longer exclusively used by the rich and famous. Anyone who has an interest in this technology can utilize it with his or her Burlington, MA, home and/or car. There’s a plethora of choices for both the home and car, so much that at times it can seem overwhelming to decide what would fit best with your circumstances. That’s when calling our Action Lock and Key professionals makes the most sense. We can help you wade through what’s out there and make the best decision for you.

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High Security Locks for Schools, Hospitals, and Churches

June 3, 2021
Row of school lockers

Our Action Lock & Key team here in the area wants to provide you with the information, as well as the products and services, to help keep your communities and organizations safe and secure.

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Things Locksmiths Really Wish You Wouldn’t Do

May 17, 2021
Things Locksmiths Really Wish You Wouldn’t Do

When you find yourself in a situation where you need a locksmith’s services, try to avoid the following scenarios. Our locksmiths thank you ahead of time.

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