Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Vehicle Factory Remotes

Is there anything more frustrating than locking yourself out of your car? A lot of newer cars come with fail-safes like beeping at you if you leave your keys in the ignition or in the car itself. What do you do if you misplace your keys, lock them in the trunk, or someone steals your purse with your keys inside? You call Welter Lock & Safe, of course!

We offer many services to our customers, including vehicle factory remotes, the ability to start your car for you and get you into your vehicle quickly and safely.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Associated Locksmiths of America

Welter Lock is a member in good standing of the Associated Locksmiths of America. That is important to the consumer because it shows you that we maintain a high standard of ethics, maintain technical standards for our industry, and keep a positive ID. It is important for us to be constantly striving for greater excellence and competing with other locksmiths for the highest level of customer care and technical expertise. We are a locksmith you can trust, who is backed by an organization of like-minded locksmiths.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Deadbolt Safety

A Consumer Reports article found that not all deadbolt locks give you the same level of protection.

Rule number one: Every lock strike should have screws that go at least three inches into the wall. That way, the frame is harder to compromise if someone tries to kick in the door.

Rule number two: Always make sure your lock fully engages the door frame. If it's not all the way in there, you could be inviting a crook into your house. "People are able to pry it back. But if it's fully engaged, there's no chance of that.”

If you have a door with glass anywhere on it, experts say you should have a double cylinder lock. It requires a key from both sides. But those can present a whole different kind of danger. "If you do have it, a double cylinder, key on both sides, you need to have the key on the inside someplace where you can find it in case of a fire or an emergency."

Rule number three: Keep your key in a nearby hiding place that's not easily spotted by intruders.

Source: WSFA, How Safe is Your Door?