Losing your car or house keys can be very stressful.  If you can’t find them, then there are things you can do to regain access to your home or car.  In this post we’ll discuss what you should do when you lose your house or car keys, or if they get stolen.  Losing a house key while at home is not a big deal.  But if you live alone and are out, no one will be home to let you in.  Get a locksmith to open your doors for you.  Most locksmiths provide 24-hour emergency services, but none are as responsive or professional as King Safe & Lock.  We’ll be there to let you in shortly after you call.  You should also have your locksmith change your locks during the same service call.  Even if you live with other people and have access to a copy of your home key, there is still that extra copy floating around in someone else’s hands.  Don’t take any chances, change your locks immediately and make sure your entire family has a new copy.  Losing the keys to your car may be a little trickier.  You have two options for getting a new key for your car.  If you tow your car to a dealership, then they will be able to produce a new key that fits your car.  Again, this leaves a working copy of the key unaccounted for and is very unsafe (especially if you know for sure that your keys were stolen).  To be safe, you should also get the door locks and starter key changed.  While this option works, it could cost you hundreds of dollars after marked-up dealership services and towing fees.  Having a locksmith do it for you can be much cheaper.  King Safe & Lock specializes in both car and home lock services and can even produce specialized transponder keys for your newer model car.  Our top-notch 24-hour emergency lockout service will get you back in your homes in no time flat.  Visit our website or call us today for information on any of our services.

Houston, Texas 4/26/2011 – King Safe & Lock, a Medeco Security Center (MSC), participated in the annual MSC Conference in Charlotte, NC. in February, working with more than 200 other security professionals from across North America to identify solutions for local and national security challenges.  The conference featured two days of intensive sessions focusing on new products from Arrow and Medeco as well as an indepth study of how new Federal regulations such as FERC, NERC, HIPPA affect most businesses plus the identification of solutions to help businesses stay complaint.  Some of the new products shown included M3 Logic; Nexgen XT; and Arrow Revolution.  All the sessions provided the information necessary to remain a leader in providing security solutions to their local customers.  Medeco, one of the two featured company’s at the conference, has a longstanding reputation as the respected leader in the high security marketplace.  Since their beginning, Medeco has effectively controlled duplicate and replacement keys through a range of methods.  This superior control over unauthorized key duplication, combined with innovative engineering and patented technology, has made Medeco the lock of choice for a wide range of industries for more than 40 years.  Arrow, the other featured company at the conference, makes a point of making locks for security professionals who earn their living installing, recommending and servicing locks.  These professionals know that only one brand offers the widest variety of locking hardware, key systems and door controls.  King Safe & Lock’s locksmiths are available to help review your facility to see what solutions are needed to help keep you complaint with today’s every changing regulations.

We have all had that oh-no moment when we realize we have been locked out of our house, our car, anything: it happens.  Sometimes, with a little extra elbow grease, you can pop a lock open, but occasionally there is nothing you can do except call in the professionals, like your local Houston locksmith.  Locked out?  Here are some tips to try:  Get inventive.  Explore your house and see if some crack or cranny will allow for an opening.  See if you can get in through a window.  If you have two stories, and can safely get onto the second story, see if one of the windows up there will let you in.  Consider a bit of breaking and entering.  If you can, pull off a screen or pry up a window.  If you cannot see any other method of getting into your house, call a Houston locksmith.  A locksmith can help you get into your house with maximum ease and without causing a lot of damage to your house.  To prevent being locked out of the house, you should:  Keep a spare key nearby.  Find a place where a spare key can be hidden, and keep it there.  If you have a good memory and are particularly paranoid, you might consider moving it occasionally. Tell only your family about that key.  Give a spare key to a trustworthy friend or neighbor.  That way you can call or visit them to let you into your house.  Look into replacing your locks with locks that cannot lock behind you without a key.  Are you looking for a Houston locksmith to get you into your house or for any other needs, like gun safes, fire safes, and more?  Visit us at King Safe and Lock, and find a reliable locksmith in Houston who can work for you.

Houston’s leading Locksmith and Security Expert, Fred Trotter with King Safe and Lock, comments on how to prevent Home Invasions like the one in Galveston County just south of Houston, Texas as seen on channel 2 news.  Police in Galveston County are looking for a gang of hold-up men they believe may have pulled off three home invasions in less than a week.  The latest attack happened Monday night at Ashley Simple’s home in the 1700 block of Wayside in Texas City.  Simple was alone in the house with four children. The oldest was 14 years old.  She said the robbers threatened to kill her and the kids as they ransacked the house looking for jewelry and cash.  Monday’s crime is one of three home invasion robberies that have happened in the same part of Galveston County in the last four days.  The same day Simple was robbed, there was a break-in in Galveston.  On Tuesday, an elderly woman was confronted by an armed robber in her home in Baycliff.  Police suspect the same gang of robbers is responsible for all three.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Texas City Police at 409-643-5834.  Houston’s leading Locksmith and Security expert, Fred Trotter with King Safe and Lock, recommends:  Install Medeco High Security Deadbolts on all your exterior doors.  The Medeco Deadbolt is the top level of the High Security and it is used by fortune 500 companies, Police departments, Treasury department and most locksmith shops and there’s a reason for that says Mr. Trotter.  This lock offers features which could have prevented the home invasion of Mrs. Simple’s house and others.  The locks features include a reinforced strike plate with 3 inch screws that reach well into the jam or frame of the door which would help prevent or delay kicking in of the door.  Its other features include restricted key duplication or key control, almost a 2 inch lock bolt with 1 inch inside the door and 1 inch outside and into the jam or frame of the house.  It is pick and bump key proof and drill resistant to most forms of attack available to the general public.  Home invasions are growing as the economy continues to slide.

Houston’s leading Locksmith and Security expert, Fred Trotter with King Safe and Lock, says you can’t afford not to install Medeco High Security Deadbolts because it’s a small price to pay for years of safety.  As proof he states with his 37 years experience he has only Medeco on both his home and his business.

We use a lock and key every day, trusting it to keep us safe and protected, but most likely never take the time to think about how it really works.  Gaining knowledge on how locks work could perhaps help you to be able to fix a broken lock in a situation when you may not have help from anyone else.  In an article by April Sanders, titled “How Does a Lock Work?” she speaks on how a lock and key work together to do their job of keeping you safe.  First, explaining the two most common door locks, simple key lock and deadbolt locks, and then going into detail on how a lock works, followed by a detailed explanation on what the key does.  For fast, efficient services in the security business, contact King Safe & Lock, who specializes in commercial and residential services.  Please see the full article here.