Blog | ReKey Xpress Locksmith - Part 16

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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

Find a licensed locksmith company in Texas by Cypress, Tx locksmith

January 7, 2017

Locksmith Fraud Homeowners and business people need to understand that locksmith scams are a real problem nationwide. Texas is not immune to the illegal activity and fraud perpetuated by individuals posing as legitimate locksmiths. One if the most prevalent problems in our industry occurs when a victim places a call to someone who is supposed to be local, however, the only local attribute concerning the service provider contacted is the phone number itself. This phone call in actuality will reach a dispatch center somewhere out of state. Before the victim can gain an understanding of what is occurring an unqualified... View Article

Magnolia, Tx locksmith reveals facts every homeowner should know about bump keys

January 7, 2017

Homeowners need to know that unless they have a semi-restricted, restricted or high security keyway their house key blank can be procured very easily at any hardware store. Criminals who know how to exploit this knowledge can let themselves into your home anytime they want. Easy Access to Once Controlled Information Law Enforcement and homeowners insurance providers understand that today’s criminals have access to some of the locksmith community’s best techniques because of the dissemination of information online through sites like YouTube. This information reveals how they can get into your home without letting anyone know they have even been... View Article

Negligent security relating to residential rental property in Texas

December 27, 2016

As a locksmith who performs many hundreds of lock changes in the field for landlords, I have some serious concerns relating to the unnecessary risks I see many property owners taking by not understanding or implementing requirements under the Texas Property Code.  I am speaking at present specifically about Sec. 92.156 for residential rental property in Texas. Landlords need to know that they can be legally responsible for injuries that occur on their property. For example, let’s say that someone steps in a post hole in the back yard of a residential rental property and injures their leg.  Depending on... View Article

Residential rental property licensing Sugarland, Tx

December 27, 2016

If you are considering becoming a landlord in Texas be aware that there are many laws on the state, county and local levels that the property owner will need to know about. A prospective landlord might want to check with the municipality to see if they have rental licensing requirements.  In Sugarland, Texas you must be register your rental property (either online or by mail), and pay a fee.  Upon registration, you will then be required to setup an inspection of the interior and exterior of the dwelling. In the case of a citation by the City of Sugar Land... View Article

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