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Category : Manual Locks

  • Different Type of Lock Grades

    Posted on July 3rd, 2020 0 Comments

    Different locks are measured according to different Grades. These Grades help residential and commercial property owners determine what the general security level a lock provides. In this brief blog post, the lock installation experts here at Chicago Locksmiths will provide some detail as to the different types of lock grades.

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  • The Effect of Door Hardware on Curb Appeal

    Posted on May 17th, 2020 0 Comments

    According to a research study conducted at Princeton University, it takes only 1/10th of a minute for people to set impressions of other people; and this same fact applies to how your home, and it’s curb appeal, is judged by strangers. Lock hardware can actually make a big impression on the curb appeal of your property – and, of course, the myriad of factors that curb appeal in turn effects. In this blog entry, the lock and door hardware installation experts here at Chicago Locksmith will detail the way that lock hardware has a strong effect on curb appeal.

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  • How to Implement Hands Free Entry in this Era of COVID-19

    Posted on May 3rd, 2020 0 Comments

    In this era of COVID-19, many home and business owners are looking for ways to increase the safety around their own property, helping themselves, their family/staff/ and/or visitors to help avoid spreading germs. In this blog post, the door hardware installation experts here at Chicago Locksmiths will detail some fantastic ways you can implement hands free entry at your property!

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  • Antique Lock Issues

    Posted on July 23rd, 2018 0 Comments

    While people may be attracted to using antique locks due to their vintage aesthetic quality, antique locks are simply weak security providers. We recommend using antique locks simply as decorative accessories if they are used at all, while doors, windows, and storage areas are in reality protected by multiple layers of strong modern locks. Here’s a guide to some of the common issues with antique locks, as prepared by the lock repair and lock installation experts at Chicago Locksmiths.

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  • Lost House Key Strategies

    Posted on February 18th, 2018 0 Comments

    Young sad woman lost her house keys. Girl sits in front of the door

    Young sad woman lost her house keys. Girl sits in front of the door

    The expert residential locksmiths at Chicago Locksmiths regularly perform lockout services for our valued customers. There’s a few strategies, however, that homeowners can tackle when trying to regain entry into their homes that can be attempted before contacting a locksmith. In this blog post, we’ll detail what the first steps you should take are for when you experience a lockout.

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  • Reasons Keys are Turning in Door Lock

    Posted on December 8th, 2017 0 Comments

    If your key continues to turn inside your door lock beyond the normal turning distance it can signal that there’s a minor to major malfunction occurring within your lock mechanism. This situation can call for a lock repair, or potentially a full lock replacement depending on the gravity of the error. Here’s a guide prepared by the experts at Chicago Locksmiths as to the various reasons your keys might be turning inside your door lock.

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  • Benefits of having both manual and electronic locks

    Posted on July 23rd, 2016 0 Comments

    Benefits of having both manual and electronic locks

    People are often polarized to one or the other side of the lock spectrum, arguing for the sole benefits of maintaining manual or electrical security systems in their homes or businesses. These arguments often follow alongside the conversational progression of dogma – in that they are single minded in their argumentative approach. The benefits of maintaining an electric lock system doesn’t cancel out the benefits of a mechanical system, and the benefits of a mechanical system doesn’t cancel out the benefits of an electronic system. In fact, both these systems have unique benefits that when combined can highly strengthen the security infrastructure of homes or businesses. In this blog entry I’ll detail the benefits of both.

     

    Benefits of Electronic Locks

    This is a matter of convenience. Instead of having to dig through your bag or pockets for your keys when you’re arriving home tired, or leaving home in a rush, you can simply input a code (or in some cases simply shut the door) and rest easy knowing that your home is being adequately protected. These systems often work according to fail safe principles – they have backup batteries that will keep the doors protected even in the case of power outages that take other electronic systems off the grid of operation.

     

    Benefits of Manual Locks

    Manual locks are fantastic not only because of their classic visual appeal, but for their sturdiness and resilience. While many electronic lock systems are designed with fail safe principles nowadays, it wouldn’t hurt to have a strong manual lock system bolstering the solid protection of the door in the event of a power outage or any major security risk situation. With manual locks, making sure that the whole family or business has access to your space is super simple; it’s as easy as making a copy of the key to give them.

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