Locksmith Articles

Locksmithing: Your Key to a Career in Security Technology.

March 15, 2024
Locksmithing: Your Key to a Career in Security Technology. Woman texting.

If you ever locked yourself out of your Georgia home or forgot the code to a combination lock, you probably wished you knew about locksmithing. 

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Should I Call a Locksmith?

February 15, 2024
Should I Call a Locksmith?

When it comes to locks, many people often try some innovative things to avoid calling a locksmith. You’ve probably heard of folks climbing in windows to get into their locked homes, trying to pick a basic lock with a makeshift tool, or cutting off a padlock when a key has been lost. In some cases, roadside assistance services will offer free lockout services to members of particular organizations.

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5 Tips for Finding Lost Keys

November 14, 2023
5 Tips for Finding Lost Keys

Nearly everyone loses their keys from time to time in Atlanta. It’s easy to do because they are small, used so frequently, and simple to forget about. 

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Things to Know Before Buying a Safe for Your Home

September 13, 2023
Man opens safe depository of valuables and money in his home. Keep the money in the safe at home. Safe, hand close-up (Man opens safe depository of valuables and money in his home. Keep the money in the safe at home.

Talk with our team at Downs Security Solutions for professional advice. We have a great deal of knowledge about a wide variety of safes and can help you select the one that will best meet your needs.

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School Security Products That May Be Dangerous

July 14, 2023
an empty school hallway with blue lockers.

That’s what our focus of this list is, some of the products we’ve witnessed not being used appropriately––not necessarily the products themselves. It’s when our professionals have seen these products and/or systems being used ineffectively that make them a danger. This is where things can go wrong.

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3 Reasons You Should Hire a 24-Hour Locksmith

June 14, 2023
Why You Should Hire a 24 Hour Locksmith- Portrait of two young tradesmen by their van

Whether you’re a homeowner working the late shift, coming home from the airport in the early hours of the morning, or losing track of time while visiting friends and family, we admit it’s never a convenient time to get locked out of your home or vehicle.

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Know the Hardware You Have

May 15, 2023
Know the Hardware You Have - Storage doors. Building interior. Industrial storage in the city. Green doors.

Don’t let the wall of a thousand doorknobs fool you. Only a handful of lock types are widely available on the market.

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Home Security Cameras

April 10, 2023
Home Security Cameras. Photo of an open safe.|Home Security Cameras. Man in a blue shirt does window installation

Security cameras are ever growing in popularity. Yes, in business situations, but this trend is actually in home security cameras. And not for million-dollar home compounds either––for everyday homeowners. This added level of security is making sense to homeowners in Atlanta, GA, as well as across the nation. According to recent FBI studies, having a security system in a home makes it 15 times less likely to be victimized. Home security cameras bring a lot to the home security system party. Our Downs Security Solutions professionals recommend security cameras to improve your home security.

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The Future of Locksmithing: No More Keys

February 13, 2023
Image of locksmith working on door. The Future of Locksmithing: No More Keys.|Image of a locksmith working on a door. The Future of Locksmithing: No More Keys.

Toss away the key—consumers today are outfitting their homes with electronic locks that can be activated through a code, key fob, smartphone, or even voice command. No more lockouts, no more missing keys.

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How to Secure Your Home Before Going on Vacation

January 9, 2023
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The plans are made, your bags are packed, and you are counting down the days until your summer vacation starts. But is your Atlanta home secure?

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The Future of Locksmithing: No More Keys

November 7, 2022
Image of a locksmith working on a lock. The Future of Locksmithing: No More Keys.

Toss away the key—consumers today are outfitting their homes with electronic locks that can be activated through a code, key fob, smartphone, or even voice command. No more lockouts, no more missing keys.

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Should I Call a Locksmith?

June 23, 2022
Should I Call a Locksmith?

When it comes to locks, many people often try some innovative things to avoid calling a locksmith. You’ve probably heard of folks climbing in windows to get into their locked homes, trying to pick a basic lock with a makeshift tool, or cutting off a padlock when a key has been lost. In some cases, roadside assistance services will offer free lockout services to members of particular organizations.

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Should I Have a Safe in My Home?

May 31, 2022
Should I Have a Safe in My Home?|

A home safe can be a smart investment for many individuals and families. However, it’s important to understand the different kinds of safes available, and what valuables they are designed to protect. 

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Why You Should Hire a Locksmith for Car Key Replacements

May 10, 2022
Woman with car key|Woman with car key

When your car key is lost or damaged, it may not even cross your mind to go anywhere else but the dealership for the replacement. This seems to be especially true with the advent of high-tech keys. But a professional auto locksmith is exactly where you should go. A trusted and professional locksmith, like ours at Downs Security Solutions, can replace your key quickly, accurately, and for a fraction of the dealership’s cost.

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So You Want to Be a Locksmith?

April 28, 2022
So You Want to Be a Locksmith?

If you are looking for a flexible, steady career, consider becoming a locksmith. Every city in the country needs a locksmith, which gives you a great deal of choice in the geographic area you wish to live. 

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Why You Should Hire a Certified Locksmith

February 4, 2022
Elderly man in apron working in locksmith and making duplicates of keys|Elderly man in apron working in locksmith and making duplicates of keys

It’s inevitably going to happen. You are going to need the services of a professional locksmith. When you move into a new home or business you will definitely want to change the locks or rekey them. If you ever get locked out due to a lost or broken key you’ll need help. Perhaps your locks, doors, doorknobs or door pullbacks are in need of maintenance. Maybe you need a new safe, or need help getting into a safe, or you need to move a safe. Who do you call? You need to call a locksmith. Finding a locksmith is easy, just do a google search. Finding a Certified Master Locksmith will be a sound investment in your security and peace of mind. And, it will keep you from getting ripped off. He will get the job done right, on time and on budget, the first time. He will use only tried and true quality products. Hire a CML and you can be assured that you have hired an expert.

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6 Interesting Facts About Locksmiths

September 14, 2021
Focused experienced locksmith working on key duplicating machine in workshop in Atlanta|GA.

Like most professions, locksmiths have a wide and varied history with sometimes interesting stories associated with their trade. Talk with our professionals at Downs Security Solutions to learn all about the little-known services locksmiths offer as well as their own experiences as professionals here in Atlanta.

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Help! I Fell for a Locksmith Scam

April 4, 2019
Old minivan posing as a locksmith company but we know better in Atlanta|Georgia.

At Downs Security Solutions, we receive calls at least once a week from people here in the Atlanta area who have been scammed by someone posing as a professional locksmith. We either end up going out with a follow-up remedy for the botched issue, or we try to advise some next steps for the victim.

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4 Ways You Can Outsmart a House Burglar

March 7, 2019
Small toy house with a lock and key next to it in Atlanta|Georgia.

If you think having any lock on your front door and a latch on your windows is enough to protect your home from burglars, you are wrong. Today, burglars are getting more clever with the ways they target your home without you even knowing.

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