Locksmith Articles

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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5 Tips for Finding Lost Keys

June 16, 2022
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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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

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

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

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

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

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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