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Rental property locksmith in Houston cites lock laws

August 4, 2017

Texas Lock Requirements for Rental Properties If you are confused about the Texas entry lock requirements for rentals to be installed on rental properties here is a summary to help you better understand what is needed.   Landlords in Texas are required to install keyless locking devices as per the Texas Property Code, section 92, subchapter D. Most rental properties must have several security devices in place while a tenant is in possession of the property or the landlord could potentially face liability.   Security Devices Under Subchapter D The following is a listing of security devices that the landlord must... View Article

ReKey Xpress Locksmith in Cypress Tx explains Masterkey systems

March 5, 2017

What is a master key system? Master key systems work like any regular keyed system, but master keying 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.... View Article

Mobile locksmith in Montgomery, Tx talks rental property security

February 28, 2017

As the owner of ReKey Xpress locksmith, I perform 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 implementing or understanding requirements under the Texas Property Code.  I am speaking at present specifically about Sec. 92.156 for residential rental property in Texas. Landlords in Texas 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... View Article

Locksmith in Humble, Tx shares information with home and business owners concerning bump keys

February 27, 2017

Homeowners need to know that unless they have a semi-restricted, restricted, high security keyway or combination door lock,  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... View Article

The Woodlands, Tx locksmith looks at keypad and touchscreen locks

February 26, 2017

Are you considering the replacement of one or more of your traditional entry door locks for a combination door lock?  A keypad or touchscreen lock is a great option. Many small businesses and homes are already using these valuable tools for their security. The days of locking your keys in the house or forgetting to lock the door can be a thing of the past, thanks to the variety of affordable electronic door locks on the market. Once the domain of the wealthy for entry to their multimillion dollar estates, an electronic door lock can now grace your front door... View Article

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