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Have Smartphones Helped to Eliminate Locksmith Scams

Have Smartphones Helped to Eliminate Locksmith Scams?

October 7, 2015

The Internet is a constant fixture in the lives of millions Americans throughout the country, often directly accessible at our fingertips through our smartphones. And wielding smartphones has provided for a wide array of additional services and safety that likely seemed impossible only a decade ago. To be sure, using the device in our fingers … Read more


How Can I Spot an Unlicensed Locksmith

How Can I Spot an Unlicensed Locksmith?

October 2, 2015

Locksmiths, like many other professionals statewide, are required to become licensed by the state of Texas before they can legitimately operate. To be sure, locksmiths are required to register with the Texas Department of Public Safety in order to receive a license; failure to do so could result in prison time and massive fines for … Read more


Should I Re-Key My Locks After Buying a House

Should I Re-Key My Locks After Buying a House?

September 29, 2015

Buying a home is often one of the most exciting steps in the lives of individuals throughout the country. To be sure, a home is generally the largest asset someone will purchase in his or her lifetime, and, as such, future homeowners often take all measures necessary to protect themselves throughout the process. Of course, … Read more


Why You Should Call a Locksmith for Your Home Automation Needs

Why You Should Call a Locksmith for Your Home Automation Needs

September 26, 2015

Fully automating the locks in your home can provide you with a significant amount of convenience and ultimately free up your hands when you arrive at your front door. By installing a set of automated locks in your home, you can enter and exit, and lock and unlock your doors, using a key fob, a … Read more


Are Biometric Locks Safer Than Traditional Key Locks?

September 16, 2015

Once considered nothing more than a futuristic fairytale, biometric locks are now a modern-day commodity throughout the United States, providing home and business owners with another form of keyless entry. These locks allow users to lock and unlock doors in their home or business without fumbling around with a pair of keys in their pockets, … Read more


Why You Should Always Be Weary of A-1 Locksmiths’ Impostors

Why You Should Always Be Weary of A-1 Locksmiths’ Impostors

September 14, 2015

At A-1 Locksmith, we are extremely proud of the service that we have offered Dallas-area residents for more than six decades. Our commitment to high-quality work, professionalism, and comprehensive locksmith services has even led the city of Dallas to declare us the best locksmith in the area for the past three years based on votes … Read more


Locked Out with a Keyless Entry You’re Not Alone

Locked Out with a Keyless Entry? You’re Not Alone

September 11, 2015

Many of us have, at one point in time, found ourselves locked out of the car we plan on driving home. We fumble around in our pockets and search our bags, only to peer inside of the vehicle and notice that the keys are lying on the dashboard, almost taunting us. Of course, in this … Read more


Potential Perils of DIY Re-Keying

Potential Perils of DIY Re-Keying

September 8, 2015

There are a variety of reasons that an individual may choose to re-key the locks to their home. Perhaps they lost their keys to their house or business, and are afraid of a potential intruder in the future; or, they may have moved into a new home or acquired a new lease recently, and wish … Read more


Should You ReKey Or Replace Your Locks

Should You Re-Key Or Replace Your Locks?

September 2, 2015

At some point, many home or business owners face the decision to either re-key locks on their structure, or replace them altogether. In some cases a homeowner may have lost their keys to get in, or a business owner may have recently taken over the company and may need to modify the keys to ensure … Read more


How to Find the Best Locksmith

How to Find the Best Locksmith

August 27, 2015

Getting into legal trouble leads many individuals to spend hours searching for the best criminal attorney in their area. And requiring surgery fuels future patients to ask those in their circle of friends for referrals, and even research extensively who may provide the best services. But in the case of being locked out of a … Read more