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10 Places to Hide a House Key

Posted by ZeroDayGear.com on Aug 5th 2020

Locksmiths are often called out because a homeowner has lost their house key. While you can open doors using lock pick tools or bump keys, it is worth recommending to customers that they hide a spare key in case of emergencies. Here are some clever places you can recommend to customers to hide a spare key.1. Inside a BrickYou can recommend to a customer that they cut a small hole in a distinctive brick and conceal a spare house key in it. This is a great hiding place for front and backdoor keys.
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7 Best Products to Find Lost Keys

Posted by ZeroDayGear.com on Aug 5th 2020

Every year, 20 million house and car keys are lost in the USA. As a result, locksmiths are often called out to pick or replace locks or cut new keys, but you can offer customers an alternative. Key finders are an effective preventative solution to help clients avoid unnecessary key or lock replacement. Zero Day Gear has researched the best products to find lost keys that you can recommend to your customers. Tile ProThe Tile Pro key finder has been updated for 2020 to feature a greater range, a
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Helping Your Customers Determine if They Need a Video Surveillance System

Posted by ZeroDayGear.com on Jun 17th 2020

Locksmiths generally focus on doors, safes, and physical security needs, but locksmiths’ knowledge of crime and security concerns can be helpful when assessing the need for video surveillance. Any lock can be picked or forced open by a motivated thief with enough time and equipment, so video surveillance adds another deterrent to criminals.Most customers need a video surveillance system, but the location and type can vary. Residential customers should consider a simple system that focuses on out
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Types of Safes by Burglar Ratings: Provide Your Clients with Options

Posted by ZeroDayGear.com on May 26th 2020

Buying a safe is a significant investment, and depending on its size and purpose for security, there are different types of options to consider. From smaller household safes to secure, larger businesses safes, your clients need to consider the features, including size, fire and water resistance, boltwork, and burglar rating. While all these factors may influence your decision, a burglar rating is perhaps one of the most practically relevant for your security needs. Safes are given different burg
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Historical Figures Who were Locksmiths

Posted by ZeroDayGear.com on May 26th 2020

Finding ways to protect personal belongings goes as far back as civilization does. Primitive engineers developed mechanisms using wooden pegs for keeping doors and chests shut and securing away valuable or coveted belongings. Over time, these locks became more advanced. This caught the interest of various notable historical figures who took an interest in locksmithing, helping to propel the technology forward.Pharaoh KhafreThe Ancient Egyptians were known for collecting gold, art, and other valu
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