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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


Do Car Alarms Deter Crime or Only Serve as an Annoyance

Do Car Alarms Deter Crime or Only Serve as an Annoyance?

June 14, 2017

We’ve all experienced this common scenario.  You and your family have finally snuggled safely into your beds for the night.  Maybe that new baby has actually managed to fall asleep for once.  Perhaps you have a major presentation at the office in the morning and you just can’t wait to get a good night of … Read more


Why a Locksmith Should be a Property Managers Best Friend

Why a Locksmith Should be a Property Manager’s Best Friend

June 6, 2017

As a property manager, you know the numerous details that are involved every time there is a change in tenants.  Deposits, exit walkthroughs, interviewing new tenants, making repairs or upgrades; the to do list can seem never ending.  Perhaps the most important tasks during these times involve securing the premises, both against vandalism and to … Read more


Do Smart Door Locks and Doorbells Offer Enhanced Security

Do Smart Door Locks and Doorbells Offer Enhanced Security?

June 1, 2017

It seems as if everywhere you look nowadays technology is bringing added convenience and efficiency to our lives.  Household goods from laundry soap to tissues can be ordered with the click of a button.  Forget fussing with paper maps or printing or writing out directions; with interactive maps on your phone, turn-by-turn directions are available … Read more