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Should You or Shouldn’t You Change Locks Between Tenants?

September 14, 2021

Depending where you live, your state may not require you to change your rental property’s locks when a tenant leaves. Many states do not. You are obligated to provide a functioning deadbolt lock on exterior doors, but this does not mean changing the deadbolt if it’s in a securely usable condition. 

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What You Need to Know Before Calling a Locksmith

August 13, 2021

When you speak with one of our locksmiths, it’s a good idea to be prepared ahead of time with the information we’ll need from you.

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Things Locksmiths Really Wish You Wouldn’t Do

July 15, 2021

When you find yourself in a situation where you need a locksmith’s services, try to avoid the following scenarios.

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Summer Home-Security Tips

June 14, 2021

Our professionals recommend the following tips to help ensure your home’s security while you’re taking in the sun.

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How Safe Is Your Hotel Room Safe?

May 14, 2021

Most of us believe when we travel and stay in hotels, our valuables are safe once we’ve locked them in our room’s safe. But, sadly, that’s just not true.

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How to Avoid Locking Yourself Out of Your House

April 16, 2021

It happens to the best of us, locking yourself out of your house. You can avoid this by following our locksmiths’ recommendations.

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Residential Door and Jamb Reinforcement

March 17, 2021

According to the FBI, every 14.4 seconds a home in the U.S. is burgled, and 34 percent of the break-ins are through the front door. This means you need to be sure your home’s front door is as secure as you can make it. At Preferred Safe & Lock, our locksmiths see firsthand the results of door break-ins and help our Ann Arbor, MI, area homeowners to repair the damage. We know it takes more than a lock on your door handle to make your home’s exterior doors stable.

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Why You Should Rekey Your House

February 11, 2021

Rekeying your house’s locks is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to improve your home’s security. Changing the locks completely brands any old keys useless, thereby giving you new locks and keys. Even if you can account for every old key to each lock in your home, there are several reasons why you’d still want to rekey your Canton, MI, home.

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Garage Door Security

January 13, 2021

n most homes, when it comes to security, garage doors are the forgotten relative. When folks install security systems for their homes, they forget about the garage door.

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How to Avoid Locking Yourself Out of Your House

December 14, 2020

It happens to the best of us, especially these days with juggling so many things at one time. Locking yourself out of your house. But it doesn’t have to happen to you. You can be that person. That person who’s organized and prepared for anything, and it’s easy. There are things you can do ahead of time to prevent this misadventure from happening to you. Even if you’re not organized and prepared in the rest of your life, you can be here.

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