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9
Aug
2013


Safety and Security Tips For Movers and People Who Are Moving

Sometimes home security can become forgotten about for homeowners and movers. There are many things distracting everyone during a move. The best thing to do is focus on the task at hand and watch out for unsavory characters. Moving your home or business is challenging, so don’t stress and read on for some tips to keep your move safe!

 

 

Keep an unpredictable schedule. You never know who your new neighbors will be. For a little while leave your home at different times and come back unexpectedly. Maybe even come home for lunch a couple days a week. If you keep a varied schedule the bad guys will never know when to break in and will move onto an easier target. Don’t be an easy target!

 

 

Has your home been lived in before? If so you should consider rekeying the locks. The previous owners might not be the kind of people that you want to have keys! Chances are that they were nice people, but don’t take the chance. Hire a locksmith to rekey all your external locks. If you have important rooms under lock and key inside your home consider rekeying those doors as well. You can never be too safe!

 

 

Best of all rekeying won’t break the bank and is a fast fix to a potential hazardous situation. You will also have fantastic working locks that don’t jam up and will work every time after being worked on! The benefits to rekeying out way the cost by quite a lot for a new homeowner. Don’t forget to rekey your shed, cellar, and garage as well.

 

 

Crimes happen more often to people who present themselves as victims. After or while you are moving go ahead and introduce yourself to the new neighbors and people around the neighborhood. Make eye contact and present yourself as a strong individual. You will lessen the security threat and make new friends too!

 

 

Create a safe environment for your new home and hire a locksmith to rekey!


18
Jul
2013


Weak Locks: Picking The Lock On Weak Home Security

If you’re like me when buying a new home, you’re excited beyond belief. The furniture is coming soon, your movers have your boxes organized, and the landscaper is outside installing a new garden. You are busy but excited and love the new digs. Life is great and then BAM! Your home is invaded by a stranger and your valuables are taken right from under you. What?! How did that happen?

 

New home owners are vulnerable to break ins. This is because your locks are not really YOUR locks. The people that lived in your home before you might have lent out keys, kept a key, or know about a window that doesn’t lock. Before calling the landscaper and maybe even before calling the movers you should call a local locksmith. This is very important and it should be the first thing on your to-do list.

 

What should you have your locksmith do first? It’s simple really, ask your local locksmith to canvas your new home and find the most vulnerable spots. I say you should replace all the outside locks in your home, but listen to what your locksmith professional has to say first. Imagine the sense of relief and security you will feel after installing brand new locks on your home. Safe and secure!

 
What will a locksmith most likely tell you? Well replacing the locks on the outside of your home will be the most important thing to do first. After installing new outside locks, you might want to install new locks on your windows. Your home security is only as strong as the weakest entry point! There are many options available and ask your local locksmith what new security technologies you can install at your home. You can never be too safe!


17
Jul
2013


Should I Become a Locksmith?

The locksmith has a very special knowledge set and training, this means you can make a good living if you were to become a locksmith. If you set your mind to it you can become a successful locksmith if you receive the right training.

 

Most successful locksmiths stay open 24/7 even on the holidays. This is because people lock themselves out all the time, not just when it’s convenient for you. This can be a good thing for people that like to work flexible hours, and people that like to work at night. If you want to work in this profession you should always be on time and have good time management skills.

 

Who becomes a locksmith? All kinds of people! Usually people that like to work with their hands are gravitated toward this profession. Don’t forget that locksmiths help people in need, so if you enjoy helping people this is a great career path. Locksmiths also must problem solve to do their job. Smart individuals who can get the lock installed right the first time or can choose the right tool for the job are sure to be a great fit.

 

There are many different types of locksmiths, although some can do all different types of jobs. There are residential locksmiths, industrial locksmiths, commercial locksmiths, emergency locksmiths etc. All locksmiths enjoy the benefits of steady income and helping those in need.


14
Jul
2013


Locked Out Late At Night

Have you ever been in a situation late at night that you would rather not be in? Mistakes happen like locking your keys in the car or just losing a set of keys. This is always a huge hassle, but luckily there are professionals that can help. Many locksmiths including 24/7 Hawk Locksmith are open all hours of the night. Mistakes don’t just happen on sunny days in nice neighborhoods, they can happen anytime. Be sure to prepare for mistakes that are bound to happen at least once.

 

Hopefully you haven’t lost your cell phone in the process of losing your keys. If you have your phone available program a 24/7 emergency locksmiths number in it. This can be the difference between knocking on doors asking for help, or sitting comfortably by your vehicle waiting for a professional to open your car door. It can be scary out there, so come prepared!

 

Always use a locksmith that is properly licensed to do the job. A properly accredited locksmith will always have documentation with them, at their shop, or on their person. They are usually very speedy getting to your lock out situation, and will be able to solve your problem immediately.

 

Save 24/7 Hawk Locksmiths number in your phone for situations like these.

1800 – 530 – 4295


22
Jun
2013


Lost Keys?

Have you ever been in a situation where you are in a hurry but your keys are nowhere to be found? Lost keys can be a HUGE hassle when your days are non stop. It doesn’t matter where you lose them or who stole them, if you can’t get into your home or vehicle, it’s a problem. The process usually goes like this: My keys are gone! Oh no what do I do?! I won’t be able to get into anything! All is lost and ruined! The right way to think about it is: My keys are gone! Better call a professional locksmith and get this fixed in a snap. See? No stress.

 

 

Think you can handle the job alone? Bad idea. Local locksmiths have tons of experience dealing with these problems, after all it is what they do for a living. This means that rekeying your locks and replacing your keys would take a locksmith 1/10th of the time it would take you to do it yourself. Even if you need to get into your car or home right away you run the risk of breaking or damaging your property. It will be more expensive to replace a door, window, or repaint your car than calling a local locksmith right? Ultimately calling an emergency locksmith in these situations will save you time, money, and save you from a lot of stress!

 

 

Save your Seattle Metro, Tacoma Metro, Everett Metro, Eastside Metro Locksmiths number in your contacts for emergency situations.

 

GREATER SEATTLE

206.725.1200

EASTSIDE

425.454.1829

SOUTH KING & PIERCE COUNTY

253.839.4740

SNOHOMISH

425.557.1596

 



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