Transponder Keys: A Vehicle Owner Guide

Many modern vehicles are started with a special type of key known as a transponder key. Some vehicle owners, however, may not be totally familiar with this fairly recent piece of technology. The following article is a basic guide to transponder keys and some of the issues surrounding their use.   How It Works   A transponder key works differently from a standard key because it has a transponder chip in the plastic part of the key just above the blade. The chip sends out a signal that a receiver inside your ignition must recognize. Read More 

Buying A Home That Sat Vacant For A While? What To Know

If you are moving into a new home that sat vacant for weeks or months and you're worried about safety, there are some things you should do as soon as you take possession of the house. You don't want to worry if someone has been inside while the house was empty or if someone who has been there plans on returning. Thieves may be looking for anything from copper piping to cabinet doors. Read More 

How To Install A Night Latch

If you want extra security on an exterior door, consider installing a night latch. A night latch installs on the inner face of the door, and is easier to mount than a deadbolt lock. The night latch locks come in single models that lock from the inside only or double action, which lock from inside and outside. Here are some tips to install a night latch. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: Read More 

Unique Places To Hide Your Spare Keys Outside

If you are worried about locking yourself out of the house, you might want to consider various places around the outside of your home where you can hide a spare key. With the following suggestions in mind, you should have no trouble finding the perfect place. Under The House Siding Does your house have vinyl siding that has a small opening along the side? If there is enough of an opening where you can slide a single house key in, you will want to make use of that. Read More 

Locked a Safe and Lost Access? Hire a Locksmith to Crack These 3 Safe Types

Many people have a safe in their home, whether to safely store their gun or to keep precious documents protected from a fire. Unfortunately, it's possible to lose access to these safes. If you forgot the combination or lose the key, you will be unable to get into to the safe when you need to. Thankfully, you can use the help of a professional locksmith to get into these 3 kinds of safes in your home. Read More