Locksmiths Articles

Should You or Shouldn’t You Change Locks Between Tenants?

April 15, 2024

Many landlords wrestle with the question of whether or not they should change their rental unit’s lock(s) between tenants. Since this is not a legal requirement in most states, you may not be bound by law to do it. That said, at Action Lock & Key, we highly recommend doing it, regardless of the legalities.…

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Why You Should Hire a Locksmith for Car Key Replacements

March 15, 2024
Locksmith picking a lock.

A trusted and professional locksmith, like ours at Action Lock & Key, can replace your key quickly, accurately, and for a fraction of the dealership’s cost.

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Should I Have a Safe in My Home?

December 13, 2023
Cozy family indoors watching tv: 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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Home Security Cameras

September 15, 2023
Home Security Cameras. Man in a blue shirt does window installation

Security cameras are ever growing in popularity. Yes, in business situations, but this trend is actually in home security cameras. And not for million-dollar home compounds either––for everyday homeowners. This added level of security is making sense to homeowners in Burlington, MA, as well as across the nation.

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Should You Have a Professional Locksmith Install Your Residential and Commercial Locks?

July 21, 2023
A man using a drill to open a door.

Our team at Action Lock & Key wants to ensure that you, your family, your personal belongings, and your business property are safe and secure at all times.

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Why Hire a Certified Master Locksmith?

June 16, 2023
Image of lock on storage unit. Why Hire a Certified Master Locksmith?

It’s inevitably going to happen. You are going to need the services of a professional locksmith. When you move into a new home or business you will definitely want to change the locks or re-key them.

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Should I Change My Business Safe’s Lock?

May 31, 2023
Person unlocking their safe.

If you’re already considering changing your safe’s lock, chances are you should proceed with it. It’s always wise to err on the side of caution. Especially when it comes to your valuables.

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Home Security Cameras

April 14, 2023
Image of a lock on storage unit. Locksmith Scams.

Security cameras are ever growing in popularity. Yes, in business situations, but this trend is actually in home security cameras. And not for million-dollar home compounds either––for everyday homeowners.

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Access Control Systems

March 15, 2023
Image of key in lock. Access Control Systems.

A standard lock-and-key system may not be enough for some homes to make their owners feel secure. An access control system for your Massachusetts home might be the perfect fit for you.

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Commercial Master Key Locks

February 15, 2023
Image of people at a computer. Commercial Master Keying Locks.

Master keying is a system where one key opens several locks even though they are all different.

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10 Home Security Tips to Stay Safe This Winter

January 16, 2023
A key with a house key chain in a lock. 10 Home Security Tips to Stay Safe This Winter.|A locksmith works on a door. 10 Home Security Tips to Stay Safe This Winter.

It’s just about that time of year when you’ll be shoveling snow, sitting by the fire, and trying to keep warm during another cold winter here in Boston.

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Locksmith Scams

December 15, 2022
Image of a lock on storage unit. Locksmith Scams.

When you’re in need of a locksmith, typically it’s in a need-it-now scenario, and you’re not taking the time to research who you’ll use as you usually might. However, this is not the time to skimp on your Sherlock skills.

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Know the Hardware You Have

November 15, 2022
Three Closed Doors in the Room.|Image of locksmith working on a lock. Know the hardware you have.|

Don’t let the wall of a thousand doorknobs fool you. Only a handful of lock types are widely available on the market. Much of the variety comes down to cosmetics and materials.

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The Future of Locksmithing: No More Keys

October 17, 2022
Image of somebody working on a lock. The future of locksmithing: no more keys

At Action Lock and Key, we take great pride in providing a range of state-of-the-art products and services to Massachusetts homes and businesses throughout the Boston area. Whether your need is residential or commercial, our team of experts is here to help you.

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Signs Someone’s Meddled With Your Lock

September 15, 2022
Signs Someone’s Meddled With Your Lock. Burglar using special tools to break in a house.

Action Lock & Key wants you to be aware of the signs of lock meddling so you can better protect your family and belongings in your home.

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Things to Know Before Buying a Safe for Your Home

August 11, 2022
Things to Know Before Buying a Safe for Your Home. Silver safe.

Talk with our team at Action Lock & Key for professional advice. We have a great deal of knowledge about a wide variety of safes and can help you select the one that will best meet your needs.

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Help! I Fell for a Locksmith Scam

July 14, 2022
Help! I Fell for a Locksmith Scam. Different kinds of keys are placed on the red carpet..

Action Lock & Key can help if you unfortunately fall for a locksmith scam. Call today to learn what we can do for you!

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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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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.|Home security concept. House with lock and chain to protect it from burglary.

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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