Locksmith

Video: Lubricating Your Locks

Posted on January 23, 2018 by Mari Patrick

HAYWARD — Host, Sarah Rutan: To prevent your key from getting stuck, make it a point to lubricate your door locks on a regular basis. Today we’re in Hayward with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Issic Ayesh of Bayside Locksmith to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Issic Ayesh: So, here’s a cool tip from us at Bay Side Locksmith. We have a lot of calls for – people always misjudge their locks. So, it’s really important that you spray some lubricant into your lock at all times. I would do this at least 3 or 4 times a year. It’s very important.

And basically all you need to do is just take this into your home, Read more

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How to Fix a Sticky Door Lock

Posted on January 23, 2018 by Mari Patrick

HAYWARD — If you’re having trouble with your house key getting stuck in your front door’s keyhole, you might think you need a new lock. Fortunately, there’s a much simpler solution to this issue: all you need to do is spray a metal lubricant like WD-40 into the keyhole. To make sure the lubricant gets well-distributed, re-insert your key a couple of times following application. This should provide an immediate fix for your sticky lock.

Since any lock can get sticky over time, it’s a good idea to apply metal lubricant preventatively—three to four applications a year should keep your locks operating smoothly. You can also apply metal lubricant to your car door locks. Read more

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Video: Code Compliance With Commercial Locks

Posted on October 02, 2017 by James Florence

HAYWARD − Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re planning to change the locks on a commercial property, make sure you’re aware of local and federal code regulations. To learn more, we’re with Dustin Lucas of Foothill Locksmiths, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Blaine Lucas.

Dustin Lucas: When replacing or installing new locks in a commercial setting, it is important to be in compliance with local and federal standards. Lever locks must be used in almost all applications, due to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, life safety, and fire codes. Doorknobs are not compliant, due to the fact that they can be hard to grip and turn, Read more

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Video: What to Look for in a Safe

Posted on October 02, 2017 by James Florence

HAYWARD − Host, Sarah Rutan: When purchasing a safe in which to store your valuables, there are a few important attributes you should look for. Today we’re in Hayward with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Blaine Lucas to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Blaine Lucas: Today, we’re going to talk about what to look for when purchasing a safe. There’s no such thing as a fire proof safe. Safes are fire resistant. Look for the certified fire label on the inside of the door. Check the details. See what temperature the safe was tested on and for what length of time. Not all safes are rated. Yours should be. Read more

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Considerations for Choosing a Safe

Posted on August 15, 2017 by James Florence

OAKLAND — Your home may be equipped with a good security system, but if you own a lot of valuables, you should consider buying a safe. However, not all safes are alike, so it’s important to look for quality when making your purchase.

Most safes sold at big-box stores are lightweight units made of a special kind of insulation that’s covered with sheet metal. While these safes may provide some protection against changes in temperature, they aren’t appropriate for storing valuables, as they can be easily pried open with a crowbar or screwdriver. A better option is to visit a store that specializes in home security and ask for a high-quality safe that provides adequate protection. Read more

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Code Compliance with Commercial Locks

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

HAYWARD – When replacing or installing new locks in a commercial setting, a critical concern is keeping in compliance with local and federal standards. For example, lever locks are required in almost all commercial applications in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as well as general life safety and fire codes. Regular doorknobs are not compliant due to the fact that they can be hard to grip and turn, which can restrict people from moving in and out of the building.

However, simply having lever locks isn’t enough: they need to be of the proper specifications to satisfy safety code standards. For example, the lever returns need to be less than half an inch from the door to minimize risk of getting hung up on a lever while trying to exit during an emergency. Read more

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Find a Good Locksmith Before You Need One

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

HAYWARD — Nobody plans on getting locked out of their car or house, which is why few people take the time to research locksmiths before they need one. However, due to the potential consequences, it’s a good idea to find a quality locksmith in advance. The biggest reason for this is simple: not all locksmiths are reputable. For example, some locksmiths are unlicensed, which means they operate outside of state requirements. The State of California requires licensing for both individual locksmiths and locksmith companies. The licensing process involves live scan fingerprinting and a background check.

Calling an unlicensed locksmith is bad enough, but it can get much worse. Locksmith scams are a major problem in the industry—such a problem, Read more

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