The Importance Of A Safe To Protect Your Valuables

If you have valuable possessions in your home that can't be replaced, you should seriously consider putting them in a safe. We aren't lock, key or safe professionals, but we do know the importance of keeping irreplaceable items safe inside the home. We've done an abundance of research on the topic of keeping precious items safe and we'd like to present them to you in this blog. You'll learn how a safe can protect your mementos from thieves, fire and home disasters. We'll also address the questions you may have about safes and other products that can protect your prized possessions. We hope that this blog helps you to keep your treasures safe and sound.

How a Locksmith Opens a Door


Have you ever found yourself standing outside your front door, reaching in your pocket or purse, and having the sinking realization that you don't have your keys and are locked out? Luckily, a locksmith is only a phone call away. 

Locksmiths are experts at opening locked doors. They have been trained, usually in an apprenticeship that lets them learn from the experience and knowledge of a seasoned professional. They know all the best ways to get a pesky door open when you have lost your key. You can call a residential locksmith service if you happen to be locked out of your house, and, in no time, they will have you back in. How does a locksmith open your door? 

There are two ways to go about opening a locked door without the key: non-destructive entry and destructive entry. Locksmiths are trained in both. 

Non-Destructive Entry:

Of course, non-destructive entry is preferred since this entry method leaves your door and lock intact. To gain entry using the non-destructive method, a locksmith can do one of several different things: 

-Pick the lock with an electrical pick gun. An electric pick gun, or snap gun, is a handheld device that flicks all the driver pins (the metal rods inside the lock that keep it locked) up at the same time, allowing the locksmith to quickly turn the lock before they fall back down. This makes for a quicker, if less finessed, job. 

-Pick the lock using hand picks. Often the simplest and oldest methods work best; a locksmith will pick the lock by hand, using a set of hand picks. The locksmith feels around with the picks to release the driver pins one by one and then turns the door handle. 

-Bypass the lock entirely. To bypass the lock, the locksmith could unscrew the whole locking mechanism or even remove the door. This, generally, still leaves the lock intact, even after it is removed.

Destructive Entry

Destructive entry is used when a locksmith comes up against a particularly stubborn lock and other methods have been exhausted. For a destructive entry, a locksmith could use a drill on the lock or break the door if necessary. These methods will leave some damage, especially to the lock, but locksmiths will try to minimize any harm to your home. 

However a residential locksmith manages to gain entry, you will have access to your house once again. 


25 March 2020