Do Not Duplicate Keys

Are keys stamped with, “do not duplicate key” secure?

There are basically two kinds of keys – restricted and unrestricted. If the key is truly a restricted key, only a specialized locksmith will be able to duplicate it. Simply marking the key as Do Not Duplicate does not automatically make it a restricted key.

A do not duplicate key is sometimes referred to as a DND key. A stamp with a warning may prevent some people from duplicating the key, however more secure options and steps will need to be taken if you truly do not want your keys duplicated. It is just a warning marked on a key that really means nothing when it all comes down to whether or not it’s possible to duplicate. It does nothing more than a sign on a property saying do not enter, or a sign at a pool or lake stating, “swim at your own risk”.

If you really want your key to not be duplicated, more secure steps that make a key difficult to duplicate. High-security keys are offered by specific brands of lock and key manufacturers and require specialized equipment to cut the keys or close monitoring and control key-blank distribution. However, key duplication is one of the most violated security policies in business. If you do not have control over your keys, you do not have real security.

 

Why do “Do Not Duplicate Keys” exist?

Business owners and property owners began stamping “Do Not Duplicate” onto their keys in an attempt to control security violations from, for instance, terminated employees or former tenants. But, intruders are rarely ever stopped by just a warning message on a key. Rather, they simply take the key and have it duplicated. If someone wants to duplicate the key, there are plenty of locksmiths who have no problem doing so, and there is really no legal recourse. Though, there are locksmiths who will not duplicate these kinds of keys, so having the DND message on your key may actually hamper your company’s ability to provide keys to the people who need them.

Do Not Duplicate Keys
Do Not Duplicate Keys
Mul-T-Lock key

The Mul-T-Lock key has cuts that are called dimple cuts. The key requires specialized equipment to copy them. Distribution of the blanks for the keys are controlled which limits access to only trusted key duplication partners.

 

Another security measure to take to ensure your key is not copied is to make the lock difficult to pick. A typical pin and tumbler lock is fairly easy to pick or bump open if you know what you are doing, and burglars learn these skills quickly. Some lock manufacturers add additional pins to the typical 5-pin tumbler lock. Additional features might also be added such as angles or dimples.

 

Force Resistant or Bump Proof

One of the fastest ways to break into a property with a lock is to use blunt force, sometimes this force is referred to as bumping a lock. Installing a lock that is bump resistant or bump proof will help prevent a possible break in attempt by bumping.

 

When you need a do not duplicate key copied, you need to find a qualified locksmith who will be able to determine if you can legally duplicate the key. Better yet, implement extra security locks and keys to replace a do not duplicate key. Either way, the first and best place to look is to contact a local locksmith who will be able to serve your needs.

Bump Key

Bump Key

How is a bump key used, how does it work, is it new, and what are its limitations?

A bump key is a specially designed key that is used with a hammer or other item that applies blunt force to open a lock. These keys are usually used on a standard pin tumbler lock. While this sounds alarming as if it makes locks useless in protecting your property and keeping your family safe, there are limitations in what locks a bump key can open.

 

How a standard pin tumbler works

The basic parts of the lock include a key pin, a driver pin, a shear line, a cylinder, the plug, and the bible. The bible houses the plug, cylinder. The key is inserted into the cylinder. For a lock to open, it requires the use of the correct key. When a key is cut to fit a specific lock, the grooves are what allow the pins to line up properly with the shear line in order to turn the key and unlock the lock by turning the tumbler. The basic pin tumbler lock uses several stacks of pins. Each stack contains a bottom pin which is the key pin, a top pin which is the driver pin and a spring that is located above the top pin. The key pins are of varying lengths, while the driver pins are usually a standard length.

Using a bump key requires both skill and a bit of chance. A bump key is cut using the same brand of key as the lock. The grooves on the key are carefully filed down. The trick behind a bump key is that it moves the pins to either side of the shear line for just a quick amount of time that allows a blunt force, bump, to line up the driver pins above the shear line with the key pins below and allow the tumbler to turn.

 

Are Bump Keys New Technology?

Bump keys, or methods of picking a lock, have been around since the invention of the key and lock hundreds of years ago. The easiest keys to turn into a bump key are those that have a bow, the head of the key, a tip, the part that is inserted into the lock, cuts or grooves, and a shoulder, the part that rests against the edge of the outside of the lock to stop the key from going further into the keyhole when inserted. Years ago, locksmiths introduced a technique that was used to correct a cylinder that had been assembled improperly in their workshops and not as a way to break into a home. This technique involved tapping on a lock cylinder while applying pressure to make the pins jump inside the cylinder making the plug slide out freely.


Bump Key - Lock Bumping


Bump Key Limitations

Because almost all of residential doors in the United States use cylinder locks that are so vulnerable to bumping that a child could do it, they are an easy target for criminals. However, there are some limitations and show visible signs of forced entry when the lock is examined. A bump key will not work on high-security locking systems or on automobiles because vehicles do not use a pin tumbler style of lock but rather usually use sliders or wafer locks. However, there is a jiggle key that is somewhat similar to bumping.

 

How Do I Bump Proof My Locks?

First, take steps to securing your property by taking part in neighborhood watch programs, keeping landscaping trimmed so criminals may not hide as they try to gain access, and use security cameras and alarm systems. If your locks are more than five years old and have not been re-keyed, or if you have lost your keys or are not sure of who all has a copy of your keys, it is time to reevaluate your locks to make them bump proof. A deadbolt is the fastest, easiest, and most cost effective way to get a bump-proof lock. You could also install an anti-lock bumping device that prevents the turn knob that locks and unlocks the lock from turning, install security pins or high-security locks or a keyless entry system.

 

Ensure Your Locks and Keys are Safe and Secure

Making sure your locks are secure and safe from bumping attempts first requires knowledge of understanding how your locks and keys work followed by making the best decision for which locks you choose for your home or office. Learn how to properly protect your locks from bump key attempts of break-ins by contacting a knowledgeable and local locksmith who will be able to recommend steps to take or locking systems to install that are bump proof.

Lock Picking

Lock Picking

Lock Picking – Information and History

When you are locked out of your home, office, or vehicle, the skill of lock picking begins to look very appealing even though it is often connected with would-be crooks to break in and steal. When it is your own property you need to access, lock picking is sometimes the only way to get back inside. There are some do-it-yourself tricks to try, but when you want to gain access to your own space and need to get inside quickly without leaving damage to your locks, it’s time to contact a local professional who will arrive quickly to get the job done right the first time with the proper tools, training and technology to open your locks and duplicate your key on the spot.

 

It is helpful to understand the history of lock picking. The locksmith profession dates back to the 1770s when an inventory by the name of Joseph Bramah came up with the technology and skill to do so. It began with a lock he created known as the Bramah safety lock the consisted of complex layers between the key and the deadbolt. In 1777, he issued a challenge to anyone who could come up with a device that could pick the lock. The challenge included a cash reward. Around the same time, a man named Jeremiah Chubb met the challenge of the British government who asked for a lock that would alert you if there was an attempting break in. Chubb and Bramah were the names of perfect security locks until 1851.

 

Lock Picking
Pick Tools

 

In 1851, at the Great Exhibition in London, an American locksmith named A. C. Hobbs demonstrated that he could pick the Chubb lock and did so in less than a half an hour. Not only did he pick the Chubb lock, but he met the lock picking challenge that Bramah had issued 70 years prior. His ability to pick both locks left lock buyers questioning whether perfect security would ever exist again. However, a locksmith by the name of Linus Yale, Jr. managed to mass produce locks with a pin and tumbler that became the most commonly used lock even to this day even though it is one of the easier locks to pick.

 

It is possible to use everyday items for lock picking, but these methods often damage the lock requiring expensive locks changing or repair services later. These do-it-yourself methods include using a screw driver to slide into the keyhole while working the knob to get it open, a pen’s plastic casing that often works on tubular locks like those used to secure bicycles, a soda can and scissors to open padlock combination locks by cutting out the bottom and inserting it against the inside of the shackle of the lock, a plastic bottle to cut out a rectangular sheet to fold and use like a credit card to jimmy the lock, or a paper clip or bobby pin that can be inserted into the keyhole and jiggled to position until you open the lock. Along with these items, you will also need an L-shaped piece of metal called a tension wrench.

 

Call A Professional Locksmith for Lock Picking Service!

Lock picking can be done with everyday items, but to ensure there is no damage left to your locks, it’s important to contact a professional locksmith who has the proper tools, technology, training, and knowledge to pick your lock without damaging them. Call a local locksmith who will show up quickly to get you back inside.

Panic Bar

Panic Hardware for Commercial Doors

Panic Bar / Exit Device For Your Business / Office Doors

Buildings used for commercial properties require specific safety measures such as installing panic hardware. All doors which are intended to function as emergency exit doors must have crash bars. Panic hardware for commercial doors is also sometimes referred to as a crash bar, exit device, panic device, or a push bar. It is a form of a lever tumbler lock used to unlock a door during an emergency when swift evacuation is in necessary. The panic hardware consists of a spring-loaded metal bar fixed horizontally to the inside of an outward-opening door. When the lever is pushed, it activates a mechanism that unlatches the door which allows occupants to exit the building swiftly, accounting for potential large crowds of people exiting quickly without having to waste life-saving time locating a key.

 

Panic Bar

 

Panic Bars May Be The Law

State laws and local regulations vary, so if you own a business, you may or may not be required to use panic bars. However, it is always the best step to understand all of your security options. For security reasons, panic hardware for commercial doors are designed so that they cannot be opened from the outside, but a door handle may be mounted on the other side of the door to allow the bar to be locked so that the door can be opened from either side.

 

Safety Is More Than Securing Building From A Break-In

When we think about locks and security, we usually think about keeping would-be crooks, or those who are looking to cause harm, out. But, what if there is a fire or another emergency that requires everyone in the building to exit as quickly and as safely as possible? That’s when panic hardware comes into play. When a large group of people need to leave quickly through one door opening, it rapidly produces a log-jam of people who are most likely in a panic and just want to get out. Because of this, the panic bar needs to operate smoothly so as not to create more danger in crowds of people pushing, trampling and piling into each other.

 

Panic Hardware Options

Choose from a wide variety of panic bar options. Some panic bar options include an alarm to alert everyone inside that they need to get out or to notify authority personnel that a resident is exiting the building. In the cases of nursing homes with dementia patients, hospitals or retirement homes who have apartment style living, museums or country clubs with high in and out traffic during typical, non-emergency business days, panic bars are designed to be quieter to keep noise to a minimum. Decide whether or not you want alarm additions, glass door options, cross bars and silencing mechanisms.

 

Safety Doesn’t Have To Come At A High Cost

Like any other safety device or lock, panic bars range in price but are affordable. When you are ready to install a panic bar, it pays to shop around and get the best device for the best price. Be sure to ask about the warranty or any guarantees as well as estimated maintenance expense. Often, you can save on costs by hiring a local locksmith to install the panic bars rather than a contractor. And, be sure to ask about volume discounts if you are installing several panic hardware devices.

 

If you own a commercial property or are wanting to install exit devices that allow people to leave the premises quickly and safely, panic hardware for commercial doors is the solution. Professional technicians who deal with locks and keys and understand the requirements for commercial properties are the ones to talk to before purchasing panic hardware for your commercial doors. Don’t just talk to a commercial locks salesman, speak with a local locksmith who works with locks for commercial properties, installs and services them. Ask for recommendations before you make your final decision.

Safe Brands

Safe Brands

MILLENNIUM LOCKSMITH – SAFE BRANDS

Learn about the top safe brands for your home or office to determine which one is best for your needs.

Keep your valuables protected and secure by having a safe installed at your home or business. Store money, documents, sensitive, weapons, family heirlooms, jewelry, or any other priceless item inside the safe from thieves, fire, water damage, and simply to know where the item is with the peace of mind that it is safely tucked away.

Ask an expert and knowledgeable professional at Millennium Locksmith

Don’t just run out and pick up any safe. You need the right safe for the type of things you are storing inside.

Are you in need of a wall or floor safe, a place to keep your guns out of the hands of children, a place to store your jewelry, money, or important papers, and what quality of safe will best serve your needs? Will a less expensive, smaller safe do the trick; or, do you need something that is solid steel and a bit more durable?


MILLENNIUM LOCKSMITH – SAFE BRANDS

There are other companies who make safes, but the ones listed are among the top safe brands in the country. Research and find the best brand for your locks and safe needs.


First Alert SafesFirst Alert

First Alert is a popular brand whose name has become a household word, because of their home safety items that they sell, such as carbon-monoxide detectors, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and security cameras. First Alert carries solid steel fire safes, cash boxes, key boxes, and gun safes, that are great for home security needs.

 


Gardall SafeGardall

Gardall Safes are known in the US and internationally as the manufacturer of premium quality safes and security products. The brand name has been known for decades to devote itself in building the most secure and toughest safes. A Gardall safe will protect your important papers and valuables from theft and fire.

 


American Security SafeAmerican Security

American Security safes, often abbreviated as Amsec, is among the world’s top producers of safes that protect your important items from burglary and are fire resistant. American Security safe specialize in developing custom safes to meet specific needs. The company manufactures more than 50,000 high-quality safes every year, made in America.

 



Honeywell SafeHoneywell

Honeywell has been known for years to be a quality safe brand with steel safes for commercial and home use. They offer state-of-the-art customer service and warranties. Honeywell Safes products are currently available in over 70 countries across the globe. In recent years, all of the Honeywell safes have begun to be changed over to the First Alert Company.

 



Sentry Safe

Sentry

Sentry Safe is a pioneer in the safe industry. The company is family owned, and they take pride in their workmanship. They offer many sizes and styles of safes for your every need. Every Sentry safe goes through rigorous testing by ETL and UL to make sure they will stand up to a burglary attempt, fire, or water damage.

 


Protex SafeProtex

The Protex Safe Company manufactures, imports and distributes security products, including safes. They have decades of experience manufacturing high quality electronic safes and offers a unique electronic lock as an option. This lock is a digipaz electronic lock. Protex guarantees all of their products for functionality and back them with great customer service.

 


Hollon SafeHollon

The  Hollon Safe Company is a United States, family owned company. Hollon offers a wide variety of home, office, fire, gun, wall, and hotel safes. The company believes strongly in strengths in design to ensure their products last. Their safes go through stringent testing and inspections before they are sold. The family owned business also believes in the community and gives back a percentage of their profits to charitable and civic organizations within the US.

 


CALL MILLENNIUM LOCKSMITH AT (480) 378-6767 FOR THE BEST SAFE BRANDS

Locked Keys in Car

Locked Keys in Car

Locked Keys in Car

You are on your way, and your day is going smoothly with every move falling into place. That is until you shut the car door behind you only to realize your keys are locked inside the vehicle. Don’t panic, and don’t waste even a second worrying. There is a safe, timely, and easy solution to your inconvenience of discovering that you have locked keys in your car.

First, know that you are not the only person who has to face locked keys inside a vehicle. It happens all of the time, and is a very common service call for locksmiths. A qualified professional locksmith will be able to show up where you are with the skill and tools needed to get your vehicle unlocked, retrieve your keys, and get you back on the road again.

Before you call for professional help, there are a couple do-it-yourself tips that most people try, usually without success:

  1. Walk around your car to make sure that the doors are truly locked. For cars with a hatchback, sometimes you will be able to enter through the back hatch. If your doors are, in fact, locked tight and there is no hatch to enter, it’s time to try another method.
  2. You can always try to open the door yourself. If you have an older model vehicle, you may be able to pop the lock by running a coat hangar through the top of the window. However, attempts like this are most likely going to leave damage to your vehicle that insurance won’t cover. Also, newer model cars are not made with the old style of push-button locks that were easier to pop.

Before you leave damage to your car or waste time with self-made methods of getting to your keys inside your car, simply make a phone call to a mobile locksmith who will be able to arrive to help in 30 minutes or less. There are some mobile locksmiths who will even come to you to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on the weekend, and even on holidays. All it takes is a phone call, and they are on their way with someone who is skilled in opening locks with ease and leaving no damage.

Maybe your situation is an extreme emergency, like these:

  • Your keys are locked inside your car, and the engine is still running.
  • Your child is locked inside with or without the engine running.
  • Your pet is trapped inside, and it is a hot or frigid cold day.
  • Your keys are locked inside the trunk.

One of the benefits of calling a locksmith as soon as you realize your keys are locked inside is that they will come to your location, trained and ready to use the most effective and safest method to get you back inside your car and retrieve your keys. The specific tools or methods they use depends upon your specific vehicle and individual situation.

When you call, the dispatcher will need to know where you are, so be aware of your surroundings and try to get a cross street or exact address. The locksmith dispatcher will also ask for a brief description of your situation as well as the make, model, type, and year of vehicle.


Locked Keys in Car


Locked Keys in Car? Call a Locksmith for Car Lockout Service!

Don’t hesitate! As soon as you discover that you have locked keys in your car, call a locksmith you can trust. Don’t wait until you are in an emergency to research local, mobile locksmith companies. Start today, when you are not in a panicked and desperate situation or in a hurry, late for an important event or meeting. Find a qualified mobile locksmith now, so you are ready when you need the services.

Home Security

Prevent Break Ins

Tips To Prevent Break-ins

Your home could be the next target for a criminal to strike. According to the FBI, every year, more than two million burglaries are reports in the United States. Most of these break-ins involve residential properties.

Before you panic, follow these easy tips to prevent break-ins:

Keep in mind that most burglars are looking for an easy target to hit and run. The easier and most hassle-free houses will be their first target. If you can make your house undesirable, or time-consuming, chances are that it won’t be worth the crook’s time. They will, probably, look for an easier target instead.

Home Burglary System

Of course, this seems like the most logical option. However, no alarm is fail-proof. Often, they serve as a deterrent. Other times, they do nothing but alarm to let you know an unwanted visitor is in your home. They can also be expensive or send false alarms to police stations, which they in turn will charge you for.

Alarm Sign In Yard

Oftentimes, just the appearance of a sign in your yard that shows you are protected by an alarm system is all that is needed to scare off a would-be criminal. They most likely, will not want to chance triggering an alarm and police showing up.

Motion Detectors

Sure, it’s a good idea to have an alarm system with motion detectors. It’s also a great idea to install lights that run on a motion detector. When a burglar approaches your home, and the turns on. He will most likely move on to an easier target than risk the chance that someone may actually be home.

Keep Your Garage Secure

One of the easiest entryways for a home burglar is through an open garage door. The open garage not only reveals items you have stored in the garage as if you put up a luring window shopping sign, but if you have an interior entry door located in the garage, it’s the fastest way to get inside. Keep garage doors and inside doors that lead to the garage locked or shut at all times.

Good Neighbors

If you have a neighbor you trust, keep an eye out for each other. If you are going to be out of town, ask the neighbor to pick up your mail or newspapers so your home looks occupied. You know each other’s daily routines. If something is out of the ordinary, don’t be afraid to call the police.

Keep Valuables Out Of Typical Spots

When a burglar gains entry to the house, one of the first rooms they will hit is the bedroom because that’s where most people store costly jewelry or expensive valuables. Head the crook off at the pass, a

and choose another, more secure location, to tuck away your valuables.

Landscaping

Would-be thieves prefer to do their breaking in and stealing in privacy. Tall bushes near windows or privacy fences make it far too easy for burglars to hide. Make sure your landscaping is kept trimmed.

Noise

Like a barking dog scares off thieves from taking a chance, any noise is a deterrent. When you leave, turn on a radio. If the burglar will most likely prefer a quieter house than take the chance on someone being home.

Lock Up

This may sound like the most logical solution, but believe it or not, a lot of home burglaries occur through an unlocked window or door. Many also happen in broad daylight. Sometimes, the home owner is even at home. Stay safe by not only choosing good locks and deadbolts, but also use them and keep them locked.


Home Security SystemLocksmith Service For Home Security

Contact your local locksmith today to make sure your home is secured with the proper locks. Discuss locks for front and rear entry doors as well as window locks, and sliding door or garage door locks. In addition to good locks also check the option of installation home security system, alarm, cctv, and home automation equipment. Make sure you do everything you can to prevent a burglary, and then rest easy, safe and secure.

Eviction Locksmith Service

Eviction Locksmith Service

Eviction Change Locks, Eviction Lockout, And More Information About Eviction Locksmith Service

Eviction is never an ideal, first step. It’s always used as a last resort to remove a renter, lessee, or home owner who has breached a lease or failed to make payments. In these situations, a locksmith is sometimes called in to change the locks on a rental property for a landlord or mortgage company. Locksmiths are also sometimes used by tenants prior to a legal eviction.

There are certain criteria to keep in mind when an eviction occurs. Both the tenant and the landlord have rights, and there are proper procedures to follow as to knowing when to get a locksmith involved:

As a tenant, if you arrive to find your home boarded up, call law enforcement immediately. Landlords are not legally allowed to lock a tenant out of their place of residency. The only possible exception to this rule of thumb might be if a legal Court Order for eviction has been obtained in the case of a home abandonment or if rent has not been paid. If you are still not allowed back into the property, call an attorney to obtain an Emergency Reentry Order or a Restraining Order, depending on your circumstances.


Eviction Process Locksmith ServiceEviction Locksmith Service

A locksmith is legally allowed to help a tenant re-enter their rental home provided a Court sanctioned Emergency Re-entry Order is obtained and shown.

A locksmith is legally allowed to install security devices for a tenant provided the rental agreement or lease allows it.

A locksmith is legally allowed to duplicate keys when shown proof of residency or for vehicles used during a move.

A locksmith is legally allowed to open mailbox locks, safe locks, garage locks, or storage area locks if proof of ownership is provided.


Evictions create bad feelings, and retaliation often occurs in the form of break-ins or other property damage. Landlords need to be aware of the potential for damage, theft, or break-ins and take necessary steps to avoid harm.

When a landlord has an Order for the Sheriff to evict an occupant, he or she may then call upon the services of a locksmith and plan on having the locksmith technician arrive at the same time as the sheriff.

When a renter becomes uncooperative, a locksmith is often able to open a door, leaving no damage to the lock or the door.

Once the apartment, condominium, or house is vacant, the landlord will need to have all of the locks replaced or changed to ensure the security of the premises. Landlords should then consider changing locks, security cards, and settings on key-less entry doors, intercom systems, safe locks, garage locks, storage area locks, gates, and mailboxes.

Locksmith Scottsdale

Mobile Locksmith Service

Scottsdale AZ Mobile Locksmith Services

If you go about day by day never really thinking about the varying aspects of a locksmith’s job, you are not alone. The majority of people probably never really think about what a locksmith does or the services they perform until they need one. Maybe you are standing there locked out of your front door or in a remote location late at night, or on a holiday, and discover your keys are locked inside your vehicle. These are just a couple scenarios in which mobile locksmith services are needed, and in a hurry.

A mobile locksmith specializes in being there when you need help. They come to you and work like a mobile, on-the-go and fully equipped, portable workshop. Mobile locksmith services are by your side in no time, usually less than 30 minutes. They show up in an emergency to perform assistance on lost keys, keys locked inside your car or home, locks change situations, as well as re-keying services. They travel to you, wherever you are, whether you are roadside, at your place of business, or sitting on your front porch and regardless of whether it is during business hours or late at night, on a weekend, or even on a holiday. A mobile locksmith is always there ready to come to you at your convenience, usually during very inconvenient times and worrisome situations. Mobile locksmiths are trained to work and fix any lockout situation in a timely manner to turn your emergency into a solution without wasting hours and getting it done right the first time.

 

There are several benefits to using mobile locksmith services as opposed to a standard locksmith:

 

Mobile Locksmith Scottsdale AZThey Respond Quickly to your Call for Help –  Mobile locksmiths are trained to respond fast to any kind of emergency that involves locks and keys. You may be locked out of your care in an out-of-the-way location, perhaps it’s even a bit unsafe, and it’s late at night. You may be locked out of your home unable to get your hands on a spare key. You may be in the middle of an employee dispute at work and need to change the locks immediately. Whatever your situation, a mobile locksmith will show up at your location in a timely manner. They get you back on the road fast, so your schedule is able to continue without a long interruption. A mobile locksmith is able to make a new set of keys for your home, office, or even reprogram transponder car keys, right there where you are.

 

Available – Lockout situations usually happen at the most inconvenient time, so the thought of scheduling this into your day for a standard locksmith to fit you in is not a consideration. Keys break, lockouts happen, or emergency locking services are needed often after hours. Most mobile locksmith services are available and ready to come to you 24/7 and are on call during holidays as well. No appointment scheduled time necessary. They show up to your location in no time when you call.

 

Are Well Trained – Before a locksmith is dispatched to help as a mobile locksmith, he or she must first go through rigorous training which prepares them to know understand and know how to work with a wide variety of types of locks and keys.

 

Special Training – Some mobile locksmiths are trained in specialty services. One of these specialties includes forensics where they come alongside a crime investigator to determine whether or not a lock has been tampered with.

 

Mobile locksmith services include re-keying, lock replacement, lockouts of office, home, or car, emergency lockouts or re-keying services, master key systems, lock installations, key-less entry and other coded electronic locks and keys and security issues involving locks, such as safes or certain types of alarm calls. A mobile locksmith may specialize in residential, commercial, or more detailed types of services. Start looking at the mobile locksmiths in your area now, before you are in an emergency situation. Then, find one you can trust to call on when you need mobile locksmith services in a hurry.


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Closed Circuit Television Camera

Home Security Cameras: CCTV

CCTV – Closed Circuit Television Camera

Your home security is vital for peace of mind and safety. Locks provide an obstacle for unwanted intruders, but wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could actually see who is coming to your house even if you’re not home? These are just some of the benefits that home security cameras: CCTV Closed Circuit TVs provide.

Security cameras are an excellent deterrent for would-be thieves and are a great way to check up on your house’s interior and exterior at all times. The footage captured on these cameras often provide helpful clues for law enforcement as well.

Home security cameras serve a few specific purposes. Obviously, they are intended to keep your property more secure as they serve as deterrents or proof for law enforcement. They are also used to keep an eye on your loved ones or pets when you cannot be there. Some send security alerts or video to your mobile phone or computer.


Explore the various types of security cameras that are in use today. Currently, there are about a dozen systems commonly used:

  • Bullet – Mounted cameras that are shaped like a rifle bullet and are small.
  • Covert – A hidden camera
  • Day and Night – A camera that can pick up on images in the daylight as well as with minimal nighttime darkness.
  • Discreet – A camera that is hidden in an object, like a spy cam.
  • Dome – Mounted and shaped like a dome to capture 360 degrees and hide the actual angle of the camera lens.
  • High Definition – A camera with a clear image and greater pixel for the best picture resolution.
  • Infrared Night Vision – Combines infrared illumination of spectral range 700-1000nm which is just below the visible spectrum of a human eye. The play back picture appears as a monochrome image, sometimes in green.
  • IP Wireless – An Internet Protocol camera that sends images and data through a computer or network system.
  • Network – An Internet Protocol camera that sends images and data through a computer network system.
  • Outdoor – A camera that is designed to stand up to the elements of outside weather.
  • PTZ/Speed Domes – Dome cameras with the feature of Pan Tilt Zoom and able to be controlled with a joystick.
  • Varifocal – A camera lens with variable focal length that allows focus to change as focal length and magnification changes.

Each camera comes with specific features, but most top-notch security camera features to look for include:

  • DVR Hard Drive for Recording is important if you want to pinpoint a specific event or potential security threat in your neighborhood. To do this, you would need to record everything all day long. So, having a hard drive with sufficient storage space to handle 24/7 recording is important. Including features that allow you to quickly locate a specific time frame is also necessary to save you time in watching hours of footage.
  • High Definition Resolution HD – If you don’t have a clear image of the person posing a threat to your safety, it will be near impossible to track them down. High Definition Resolution HD features eliminate frustrating grainy images like those often displayed from bank security cameras. It is important to be able to identify details if your home security is threatened so that potential burglars can be located quickly for police to take action. Look for pixel rates, because a higher pixel rate generally translates into higher resolution.
  • Infrared Detection for Night Vision is an important feature to pick up on activity even in the dark.
  • Motion Detection allows the camera to begin recording when motion is sensed, so it saves recording storage space until it’s necessary.
  • Remote Viewing Capability turns your home security cameras into a portable device by allowing you to monitor your home remotely on your mobile device or computer by using apps that interface with the home security camera.

CCTV Closed Circuit Television Camera

When shopping for the best home security camera that meets your needs, begin by speaking with someone who deals with security issues often – a locksmith. Those specialized in home security will be able to direct you to a home security camera: CCTV that is best for you.

Call your local professional locksmith today to set up an appointment to discuss home security cameras: CCTV installation, and choose the best home security camera for your household needs.