Blog | ReKey Xpress Locksmith - Part 15

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Tomball, Tx locksmith discusses residential rental property keyed interior locks

January 7, 2017

Here’s the scenario. A tenant has received keys to a home but his children have accidentally locked a bedroom door. The tenant realizes that the doorknob has a keyhole.  To the tenant’s dismay, the house key doesn’t open the interior door lock. Has this happened to you? Chances are, the tenant is going to hold the management company responsible.  I can hear the tenant now.  “Here’s the thing, we have never ever been given a key to that bedroom door. I went down to the real estate office to get their set of keys and even THEY don’t have that... View Article

What is a lock re-key? by Locksmith Humble, Tx

January 7, 2017

ReKey Xpress the #1 Locksmith for Residential/Commercial locksmith services is a full-service locksmith service provider. We offer a broad range of anti-intrusion services.  The most basic of the anti-intrusion method when moving into a new home or business is the re-key.  This process is considered so important that the State of Texas has mandated that all rental property owners must rekey or change the locks by law when a change of tenant occurs.  While security should be your first concern when you move into a new house re-keying is also a great safety measure for homeowners, realtors and property managers who want... View Article

Smooth out your relocation with this sound advice from your Conroe, Tx locksmith

January 7, 2017

No doubt that new homeowners have many concerns, errands and chores on their plate.  Much of what they are trying to accomplish is centered around making their move as safe and organized as possible.  Here are 5 suggestions for a safer and less stressful moving experience: Valuable property needs to be secured: Before you move or have hired help move your belongings, pack all of your valuables in enclosed, secured containers.  If you have fragile items, use shredded paper, packing peanuts or bubble wrap in the packing process to guard against damage. If you end up storing your belongings overnight... View Article

Montgomery, Tx locksmith says that this is the most overlooked anti-intrusion component in your home

January 7, 2017

Pictured above is a “Jamb Enforcer”. I will often have customers tell me when a crook really wants to get in you cannot stop him.  How true this is but think a moment.  Out of all of the homes in your area which are more likely to be targeted for invasion or burglary?  I think that we can all agree that a property with minimal security features would be a preferable target for criminals looking to gain entry.  Making the potential intruder work at gaining entry increases the chance that they will move on to an easier prospect. This past year... View Article

Willis, Tx locksmith examines master key systems

January 7, 2017

What is a master key system? Master key systems work like any regular keyed system, but it allows you to have different levels of access to each lock. KEY SYSTEM MECHANICS A master system modifies a standard pinning of the cylinder one step further and uses “master wafers” or “spacers” in each chamber.  These wafers create an additional shear line that allows the master key to turn in all of the locks.  This way, you can have different pinning combinations for different levels, but the extra shear line(s) can allow a number of different keys to work the lock. How... View Article

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