Get the best answers for your most frequently asked lock questions on this page. Check out exactly what transponder keys are, when the best time to call our locksmiths is and how to avoid intrusions and take care of your security.
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Can locksmiths work on the property of friend or neighbors?
Whether you yourself have permission to be on your friends or neighbor's property is of no consequence. We are only able to work on property if we have the express permission of the owner of that property. A Locksmith will not be able to enter the property of any neighbors, family or friends without direct consent from them.
Why is it recommended to place guard plates around cylinders?
Door lock cylinders will be more resistant if they're secured with metal guard plates and it's best to get those with round head carriage bolts. If intruders try to hammer the lock cylinder, the plates will resist their attempts. It's actually one way to ensure that your security door locks are indeed secure.
Why shouldn't I hide keys in the garden?
Apparently, most perpetrators are familiar with these old tricks and they will search the perimeter of the house for hidden keys. These are dangerous times and you shouldn't take your chances according to our locksmith contractor in Huntington Beach. Instead, you must make more duplicates and give the keys of your door locks to close friends.
What is a transponder key?
A transponder key has an embedded device with over a trillion codes and can transmit and receive data. This send a signal to the antenna located behind the steering wheel and this needs to be recognized by the vehicle's immobilizer for the engine to start. Weak signals or non-recognition of signal will prevent the engine from starting. This technology is pivotal in preventing auto theft.
When is the right time to call a locksmith?
There are many situations that warrant the services of a locksmith. If you need new keys made for your home, office or car, or even if you need to install high security hardware like deadbolts. Further, if you have moved into a new home, the locks need to be rekeyed. In case of a car or a home lockout, you can use the services of a reliable technician like those at the locksmith company in Huntington Beach.