Lock Quality & Lock Grades

When it comes to lock grades, the first thing you need to know is that not all locks are the same in terms of quality. The locks that you see at your local DIY stores that you can get for cheap can’t compare to the locks that are provided by the experts at Western...

Lock and Door Maintenance

Were you aware that the locks on your home or business must be maintained in order to be effective? Most people don’t bother with lock maintenance, instead choosing to replace their locks completely when they become defective. If you keep up with the maintenance of...

Common Terms Locksmith Use

Active Door: The leaf of a pair of doors (double doors), that opens first and has the locking or latching device. The other door is called the inactive door and opens when flush bolts or surface bolts are released. Awning Window: A window that is hinged at the top or...

How do you know which lock type is right for you?

It’s a question most people don’t start thinking about, until they are in the lock hardware isle or standing in a locksmith shop. Lots of times, people will use a term like “regular” or “standard” to describe the function of the lockset they are trying to buy....

Mechanical Locks VS Electronic Locks

Today’s modern security is constantly changing. Suppliers are always coming up with the latest technology and introducing new ways of protecting your assets. Standard mechanical devices are rapidly being replaced by modern electrical locking devices, but a question...