What is a master key?

Did you ever wonder how the maintenance guy can open every door in your building, yet all he carries with him is one key? The key he carries is a master key, and while all other keys may only open of each doors in the building, his key is not limited at all. There is nothing special about the actual key in a master key system. The real explanation lies actually within the locks themselves. The way a lock works is very similar to a puzzle, only when inserting the correct read more

DeadBolt Locks

The deadbolt lock works by effectively bolting the door into its frame. The bolt is “dead” in that it has to be manually moved in and out of place by means of a key or knob. There are three basic parts of deadbolt lock: a key-accessible outside cylinder, the “throw” (or bolt) which slides in and out of the door jamb, and the thumb-turn, which allows for manual control of the bolt from the inside of the read more

A False Sense of Security?

In this quick article I wanted to explain the difference in having a true and false sense of security when it comes to buying a safe.

Remember, just because you buy a safe doesn’t necessarily mean your valuables are protected.

There are thousands of safes on the market today and choosing the right one is vital to the protection of your valuables. Read More

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