Category Archives: CT Residential Locksmith

Need a new lock? There’s an app for that.

iPad AppNew Haven, Connecticut based ASSA ABLOY, manufacturer of various locks and access control systems including Adams Rite, Arrow, Corbin Russwin, and Sargent, developed an iPad application that simplifies the process of finding the right solution for any door opening in a facility.

The app gives customers the choice to navigate by technology, allows new customers to filter solutions in the ‘Guide Me’ section and provides sales contact information in their market via the map locator. Continue reading Need a new lock? There’s an app for that.

Who has a spare key to your home?

who else has a house keyWith spring right around the corner moving into a new home is on the list for many people. More families move in the spring than any other season.

It took a while to find the perfect house, but now you’re finally moving in. But do you know who else may have a key to your dream home? The previous owners may have given a second key to the neighbors to water the plants while the owners were on vacation, the babysitter, repair people, other family members and relatives. When someone uses a duplicate key to enter your house, there would be no sign of a forced entry. Even worse, the intruder could come back for more any time.

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Happy Halloween Connecticut

Trick-or-treating is a fun thing to do and lots of kids will be out going around the neighborhoods on Halloween in Connecticut and all over the country asking for candy. While little kids are happy collecting their treats without performing any tricks, teenage and young adult trick-or-treaters may be in a mischevious mood and forget about that some things just shouldn’t be done. Burglars of course might take the opportunity to give you a “special” treat by breaking into your house or apartment. Continue reading Happy Halloween Connecticut

The right lock to secure your CT home – padlock, knob lock, or deadbolt?

Most people don’t think about a burglary in their home until it’s too late and their house was broken into. A professional residential locksmith usually gets called to the scene after the fact to inspect the situation. But rather than wait for it to happen you can be pro-active and make sure that your home is adequately secured. Here is a list of a few typical locks used in a residential environment along with the pros and cons. Continue reading The right lock to secure your CT home – padlock, knob lock, or deadbolt?

Happy 4th of July – with a little history about locks

antique LockDid you know that Egyptians, Romans and Greeks used locks? Archeologists are not sure where the first lock was invented, but evidence suggests that locks initially developed independently in the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman civilizations. Wooden locks and keys were in use as early as 4,000 years ago. These type of locks consisted of a vertical beam with tumblers, a wood crossbeam and a wooden key.

Roman locks are no longer in existence since iron, the main metal used, rusts and corrodes, erasing most of them from history. The locks might be gone, but many of the keys can be seen in museums since they were fashioned as rings or necklaces due to clothing not having pockets in these times. One type of Roman lock was the warded bit key lock, another type was the spring loaded bolt. Continue reading Happy 4th of July – with a little history about locks