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With Automobile Hacking are Older Models More Secure?

With Automobile Hacking are Older Models More Secure?

August 11, 2017

Ah, technology.  It seems nowadays just about everything is electronic, wireless, Bluetooth connected or otherwise compatible with the latest and greatest in computing technology.  Your phone can talk to your car and alert you that you need an oil change while you’re busy texting your oven to preheat the broiler or the washing machine to … Read more


5 Ways to Protect Your Car from Theft Beyond Locking the Doors

5 Ways to Protect Your Car from Theft Beyond Locking the Doors

August 8, 2017

Next to our homes, your car, truck, van or bus (we’re looking at you Partridge Family) is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make.  Beyond the monetary aspect, unless you enjoy biking 20 miles to work, your car is also a critical tool for transportation and integral to your daily routine.  Why, then, wouldn’t … Read more


Do Neighborhood Social Apps Such as NextDoor Prevent Crime

Do Neighborhood Social Apps Such as NextDoor Prevent Crime?

August 2, 2017

If you’re like the rest of us, you probably have that one nosy neighbor that knows what everyone else on the block is up to.  Over a cup of morning coffee, they’ll happily share that Janice down the street got a little bit tipsy two nights ago.  Marvin at the end of the block, well … Read more


Is Your Home Security System at Risk for Being Hacked

Is Your Home Security System at Risk for Being Hacked

July 27, 2017

Did you know that in Texas, as in many states, Locksmith are required to maintain certifications, licensing and undergo extensive training before they engage in, legal, locksmith services?  Turns out it takes more than a lock pick and a set of keys to ensure the safety and security of someone’s home and possessions. Wondering if … Read more


What are the Licensing Requirements for a Locksmith in Texas?

What are the Licensing Requirements for a Locksmith in Texas?

July 25, 2017

Did you know that in Texas, as in many states, Locksmith are required to maintain certifications, licensing and undergo extensive training before they engage in, legal, locksmith services?  Turns out it takes more than a lock pick and a set of keys to ensure the safety and security of someone’s home and possessions. Wondering if … Read more


3 Reasons why a Gun Cannot Replace a Home Security System

3 Reasons why a Gun Cannot Replace a Home Security System

July 19, 2017

Let’s get serious for a moment.  While many of our safety and security write-ups here at A-1 Locksmith can be fun, silly and downright ridiculous, we’re cognizant that the safety of you and your family is a paramount concern.  It is to us, as well.  When it comes to home defense and security, one of … Read more


Can Fire Protection Estimates for Safes be Trusted

Can Fire Protection Estimates for Safes be Trusted?

July 11, 2017

It’s to be expected that modern product marketing leaves you a bit skeptical when it comes to product claims.  With “five-dollar foot longs” measuring in at a measly 10 inches and everlasting gobstoppers being far from everlasting, it’s easy to see why product claims are met with a healthy dose of “yeah right.”  When it … Read more


7 Habits that Might Make your Home a Target for Crime

7 Habits that Might Make your Home a Target for Crime

July 6, 2017

Admit it, you’re a creature of habit.  Every morning you hit the snooze button exactly twice before rolling blindly out of bed, stumbling to the coffee maker and pushing start.  You take the same train, road or bus into the office.  At the end of the day you leave the office exactly at 5:15, put … Read more


Safe Dehumidifiers and Why You Need One

Safe Dehumidifiers and Why You Need One

June 27, 2017

So, you went out and bought yourself a safe, did you?  Maybe even one of those fancy, fire-proof designs.  Guaranteed to protect your belongings from would be thieves, Mother Nature or the errant electrical spark.  We like to think of the need to own a safe a kind of right-of-passage; a signal that you’ve become … Read more


5 Ways Your Kids Could be Hurting Your Home Security

5 Ways Your Kids Could be Hurting Your Home Security

June 21, 2017

The joys of children.  You hold them when they’re babies.  They laugh and roll your eyes when they’re toddlers.  You help them through their primary school days with ABC’s and reading lessons.  You devote time, money and energy into helping them grow and blossom into young adults, only to see them digress into unbearable heathens … Read more