How to Avoid Locksmithing Scams

Not all locksmiths are the same. Unfortunately, it has become much easier for dodgy locksmiths to prey on customers causing them to be left out of pocket hundreds of dollars and leaving their security at risk. Fortunately, your locksmithing professionals at Laura’s Locksmith and Security Store have compiled a list of tips to help you avoid these questionable situations.

Here are a few ways to avoid locksmithing scams.

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How Are Duplicate Keys Made?

Do you have to jiggle your key to get it to work correctly? Did you accidentally lose the only key you had for your car or home? Then you might want to consider getting a copy of your key made. But how exactly are these copies made?

In this article, we will explain how key copies are made, why it is important to have a spare key waiting just in case, and how Laura’s Locksmith and Security Store can help.

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How Are Key Copies Made?

Proper key copies are created with a machine called a key duplicator. The original key is placed in a vice on one side of the key duplicator. It is then lined up with the blade and a blank key is placed in a vice on the side of the machine that contains an alignment tool. The alignment tool is a piece of metal that is even with the blade and it ensures the keys are even with one another. The key duplicator is then turned on and uses the original key as a template for the new one. As the original and blank keys move horizontally across the machine, the blade cuts into the blank key creating the duplicate. Afterward, a lock tech sands down the duplicate key for a nice, smooth finish.

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3 Ways to Stop Losing Your Keys

Losing your keys can be one of the most inconvenient challenges you experience. It causes nothing but stress and anxiety. “Did my keys get into the wrong hands? Is my home safe? Has someone gained unsolicited access to my private life?” These are just some of the questions that swim through your worrying mind after misplacing your keys.

Here are 3 ways to avoid losing your keys and leave those worries behind.

Stay Organized

Being disorganized is one of the more central reasons that a person loses their items. If you find yourself constantly rummaging through drawers or unintentionally rearranging your furniture just to find a pair of keys, you might be due for some reorganization. Luckily, there are some quick fixes that are not too major to ensure your keys are easily found, whether you are at home or at the workplace.

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