How to change combination locks

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How to change combination locks?

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Any locksmith in Miami would tell you first hand- you must know combination locks inside out- they’re practically anywhere! You can find combination locks installed on many devices such as safes, padlocks (bikes locks etc.), door locks, briefcase locks and they also stand on their own, securing bags, lockers, tents and much more. Here are some excellent locksmith solutions that will assist you with changing combination locks in all their versatile forms.    

First thing’s first!

First tip, and it might sound a ted obvious but we’ll say it anyway, when changing a combination locks is to make sure specifically which lock you’re dealing with, and what type of device it is installed upon. Most locksmith solutions require a delicate form of work that synthesis between strength and patience in order to achieve accurate, solid results with minimum (to none) damages around. Therefore any locksmith solutions you might try to DIY would require different instructions- but here are some general guidelines that would (hopefully) be useful.

  • Patience is key! Figure out first what tools you might need to change a particular combination lock and keep them close by.
  • Locate your locks’ specific manufactures instructions on their website.
  • First open the locks and only then start working on changing the combination.
  • Any mistake you make along the way can be fixed, as long as the lock remains open and nothing’s broken.
  • Don’t re-lock the device at any point, unless you’re all done.

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DIY tips from the leading Locksmith in Miami – Quickly Locksmith!

Safes are probably the hardest combination locks to reset; and it makes all the difference whether a safe has a digital lock / mechanical dial lock. In case you’ve lost your combination or your safe is locked – you really need a locksmith in Miami to assist, or some sort of security services with a locksmith nearby. In case your safe is open and you need guidance on how to change the combination you can simple look it up in your user manual or check out the manufacturer’s online website.    

Quickly locksmith offers security services and locksmith solutions around the clock, you can check out our local locksmith store for any further free guidance for each products you’ve purchased or any one of the brands we keep in stuck!

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Diagnose your vehicle remote quickly & effectively

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Diagnose your vehicle remote quickly & effectively

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As manufacturers continue to innovate and improve technology in modern automobiles, one area that has received a fair amount of attention over the years are the keys themselves. No longer are they just a simple key to insert into a barrel near the steering rack, they control a whole host of features on the car; most notably they lock/unlock the car and arm/disarm the alarm but the windows, lights and of course the engine itself can all be controlled from the key fob. Many locksmiths are able to diagnose problems and provide help when things go wrong and some even provide emergency call out services.

Before calling someone out to look at your car though, take a look through these common problems and their solutions.

Batteries:

Car key fobs in themselves are fairly simple devices that rely on radio transmissions to the car in order to perform the range of features we all rely on. They employ a small coin battery that while lasts a decent amount of time, will need to be changed periodically. More modern cars give the driver an alert on the dashboard when this battery is low, but if that hasn’t happened and your remote isn’t working, changing out the battery is always a good first step. They very often cost less than a $ so it could be a very cheap fix!

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Spare key:

If you’re unlucky enough to be reading this on your phone at the side of the road in the dark and rain, apologies. This one won’t help. However, if you have access to the spare key and the last step didn’t help, try the other key fob. It could be that one has broken somehow. If this is the case, Quickly Locksmith offers a service to replace a key.

Failing that:

If neither of the key fobs work and you’ve tried new batteries in both, the problem must lie elsewhere and you’ll need a mechanic or technician to look at the alarm system or signal receiver of the car itself.

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How To Calculate The ROI On Your Security

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How to calculate the ROI on your security

how to calculate the R.O.I on your security

Every decision you make regarding the security budget of your business will ultimately play a crucial factor when its time to count your earnings and build a new yearly budget. Unfortunately, working out what is a justifiable amount isn’t as easy as using the often-mentioned method of return/benefit – investment/cost = ROI.

Below are a number of alternatives that might help you to calculate any security solutions as part of your overall budget.

ALE – annualized loss expectancy:

Locks on doors, windows and other entryways into your property serve as the base level of security for some 90% of all businesses. They’re the last line of defense. They are, however, often not enough in the modern world for larger scale businesses and more advanced security systems are finding their way into buildings more often as time goes by. Of course, monthly or yearly costs will increase with monitored security systems so their value needs to be considered in terms of expected loss.

As it’s impossible to apply the normal paradigm of gain vs. cost when considering a security solution for your business, considering the expected loss in the event of a security breach may help provide an easier to understand viewpoint.

Consider the types and frequency of various security risks that tend to occur in your area i.e. burglaries, thefts, in-house security hazards etc. If they are common then it is fair to consider that the perceived risk is higher and advanced security is likely to pay dividend in prevention. To a similar effect, if the frequency is lower but the actual loss associated with these risks is likely to be high, then investing in security could again save you money.

   

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Predicting loss due to security breaches:

A reliable and certified professional locksmith that is familiar with the local area will be most able to perform a security audit for your business. The results will give you details of everything important you should consider when performing an analysis of your security needs. Once you have come to a conclusion with regards to your expected annual loss due to theft or other security breaches, you are in a much more informed position to decide on the level of spending on security.

Quickly:

Quickly Locksmith is the leading locksmith in Miami today and we are able to assist all business owners with all types of security and locksmith services, including security audits. We are known and trusted and serve various business owners, large boutiques, hotels and construction sites in and around the Miami area.

We are always happy to hear about your business and offer free, no obligation estimates. Give us a call!

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Emergency Steps To Take Immediately After A Home Burglary

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Emergency Steps To Take Immediately After A Home Burglary

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Ignoring the financial loss that is often involved, home intrusions are disturbing, scary and always feel like a horrible invasion of your personal space. If you have recently experienced such an event, its understandable that you’re looking for help with what to do next to protect your home and family.

Safety first:

If you are aware that the intruder is still inside or near to your property, immediately stop reading, find the safest space possible, whether it’s inside or outside of your property and call the police.

Even the burglar has already fled the scene, you should inform the police anyway. They will likely attend your property and will be able to give some advice on what to do next. It’s also important to have their report in case of a future insurance claim.

Assessing the damage:

Going through your belongings to find out what has been stolen or damaged isn’t a pleasant experience for anyone, but it is important. It will also be essential to find how the intruder entered and left your property so that you can make sure any damage or security risk is fixed.

Now is the time to call an emergency locksmith service. Ensure they’re certified, insured and have a trustworthy record. Quickly Locksmith are the leading locksmith in Miami, trusted by residential customers and business owners alike. We can attend quickly and offer a 24 hour call out service in case of emergencies. There are a number of services we can offer, including security audits that will shed light on your property’s weak spots as well of course as on the spot replacement for any damaged locks, gates door or security camera.

Back to normal:

Its always a good idea to try to get things back into as normal an order as possible, as soon as possible. Not only will it help you to get over the traumatic event, but it will help with the process of deciding what needs to be replaced or claimed through your insurance.

Please take our recommendation and seek the advice of a certified locksmith service in Miami FL to ensure that your security is brought back up to scratch to keep you safe and help you and your family get over the even as easily as possible.

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Top Reasons Why Every Business Must Have A Security Budget

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Top reasons why every business must have a security budget

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Maintaining a costly security budget year after year can sometimes seem like an unnecessary expense. Perhaps you’re the manager of a business and you’ve come under fire by your accountancy team to cut costs or maybe you haven’t had any break-ins or security breaches for all the time you’ve had a security system and are wondering if its been a waste of money? Keep reading for our explanation as to why its important that you DON’T cut that budget!

Safe is cheaper than sorry:

When the ongoing cost of security systems is considered against the potential loss of a security breach, the justification is a lot clearer. Sure you may not have been broken into for years but just one break-in could end up costing a whole lot more than all your annual security costs combined! Even if you have suffered some kind of loss, it’s highly likely that your current security systems have contributed in no small part to the level of security you’ve experienced. Should that budget have been smaller (or non-existent) you’d probably not have been so lucky.

Incorporating the services of a professional locksmith and security firm into your budget goes a long way towards mitigating security threats. Quickly Locksmith offer rapid call outs, 24 hours a day. We stand ready to offer the best products on the market along with first class advice that is reasonable, trusted and importantly, cost effective.

You’re the pro at what you do. So are we!

Your business is what’s important to you. Whether you’re a shop keeper, a luxury boutique director or a large corporation manager, your business is your skill set. When you have more important things to think about, don’t waste time muddling through and potentially putting your business in an ill-prepared state with regards to security. We are experts in our field – the only question you need to ask? What’s the phone number for Quickly Locksmith?

Preparedness shows:

Employees, guests, neighbors, staff and anyone else who comes into contact with your business will all notice if you are secure or not. They’re not necessarily even considering something malicious, but a strong deterrent is never a bad thing. All kinds of people take notice of a business that have the backing of an efficient and reliable security firm.

Knowledge is power:

Knowing that you don’t know everything is wisdom. Let a professional locksmith service in Miami offer you all the information you need, based on your individual requirements. We hope your business grows and thrives, but don’t allow it to outpace your security. As you scale your business, so too should you consider scaling its safety!

Quickly Locksmiths – have been working with business owners small and large for many years and all will attest to our experience, skill and professionalism. We can offer small and large systems designed to suit your exact needs so give us a call today!

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David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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The Important Role Of Digital Security

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The important role of digital security

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Digital security has experienced an unprecedented boom over the past decade and it is now possible to see personalized security systems in many locations where they would previously have not been possible or too costly to consider. This is with obvious reason too and as prices continue to fall, they become more accessible allowing businesses to better manage access of multiple people. One thing is clear – digital door and locks are the future. They might not replace locks as we know them entirely, but they certainly add an additional layer of security and flexibility.

So much information!

Know how many visitors access your property on a daily and weekly basis. You can track how many of your employees have access to which offices in your business and adjust who can access what, on the fly.

Like many digital solutions, digital doors and locks are easy to install and manage and immediately give access to a wealth of information at the tap of a button. The protection and flexibility they offer are truly mind boggling – how about receiving an email at the end of each business day telling you exactly which of your employees showed up for work? Or telling you who accessed a particularly important or sensitive office? The limits are endless and you’ll finally be in complete control of everything that’s going on!

Different types of digital locks and doors:

While a good security guard is always an asset and their vigilance and addition to security shouldn’t be overlooked, a digital lock can offer good levels of security. Using a key fob or card, pre-determined radio frequencies determine who is allowed access. Systems that utilize Bluetooth and work in conjunction with your phone offer more a little more flexibility. However, if the utmost level of security is your concern, bio-metric systems that identify fingerprints or retina scans offer that extra layer of protection.

Each of these systems will suit different installations and not everyone with require bio-metric level security. One thing they all offer is security and the power to be informed immediately if a breach occurs.

If this sounds like what you are looking 

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How To Choose The Best Smart Lock For Your Property?

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How to choose the best smart lock for your property?

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Smart locks are the new standard in securing modern residential and commercial properties. With the power the Internet offers us all, it is no longer enough to simply lock your door in the hope everything will be ok. The ability to be constantly informed and vigilant is at our fingertips so we can react to security breaches instantly an appropriately.

Define your property’s requirements

Smart locks and doors aren’t just another gadget like a new tablet or phone. Before you take the plunge and make an impulsive purchase, first define what your needs are. Would your property be best suited with a code-based lock or do you suspect that could become problematic when people forget the code and it needs to be constantly changed? Perhaps then a Bluetooth or key fob-based system would be more appropriate? For the average house where only a handful of people enter the property, perhaps the former is enough but where dozens of people need access the flexibility of a key fob or Bluetooth system might make sense.

Use the following questions to help define your needs.

  • Does security need to be equal is all rooms in your property or are your main concerns the entry points?
  • How many people should have access and to which rooms on a daily, weekly or monthly basis?
  • Would you like the added feature of being able to receive information online or via email regarding the entrance and exits of certain individuals and to be instantly notified of unauthorized access?
  • Do you need to remotely control these doors?

Different types of systems

  • Simpler keypad based smart locks are operated by code only. They do not feature radio frequency technologies but are generally cheaper to install.
  • Bluetooth systems operate with your mobile phone and the manufacturers app to allow entrance, often without the need of even taking your phone out of your pocket!
  • One step further are systems that incorporate WiFi technology and don’t suffer from the range limitations of Bluetooth. You could allow your assistant into your office to pick up an important file while you sip cocktails on the beach in Hawaii.
  • Bio-metric system go one step further and limit access using fingerprints and retina scans.

Why go smart?

Real time notifications on your smart phone or device as well as in depth analysis offer increased peace of mind for the security minded individual.

Give us a call today – you might be surprised at how cost effective some of these solutions actually are!

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David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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Top Reasons To Replace Your Access Control System

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Top reasons to replace your access control system

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Just like you limit and change your logical access control systems on any software once a year / every two years- as this is essentially the front line that protects your property, your information, the beating heart of your security plan, and you need to make sure it’s 100% effective at all times. That’s why you’re best replacing / updating your physical access control systems once in a while. We’d like to offer our two cents in the matter based on our years long locksmith experience.

Your system is outdated:

Hey – it happens! You’ve spent time and money to find the best security system for you, the years went by and suddenly you find yourself needing options that are just not there. It doesn’t mean your system was a waste, it does mean it’s time to explore new options. Some of the older systems can’t offer simple attributes that all new security systems offer such as real time notifications, temper alert etc. In that case, we’d strongly suggest to take the ‘efficiency above all’ approach and upgrade to a newer version, while seeking a professional locksmith advise- maybe he could help you identify security features you didn’t even think about just by hearing your current difficulties.

Your business is getting bigger:

Congrats! But remember… What works for 50 people won’t necessarily fit 200 people coming and going daily. That’s when you’ll find yourself wasting more time trying to ‘force’ your currant system into handling more and more workers and experience low functioning as a result. In that case, we strongly advise not to wait for a complete malfunction and take the little hick ups as a warning sign- a stronger system with higher capacity? Or perhaps a system that doesn’t require a digital card?

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Your business needs an overall increase in security:

Look at the last year security breaches– how many were there? How severe were they? What toll did your business suffer as a result? How many times did you manage to prevent a security issue by a thread?

And how about the area- what’s going on around you? More business means more daily traffic, more wondering eyes, more hazards around you. Your business security is there to not only protect you, but also to keep burglars away; there’s nothing more appealing for a burglar than a sleepy doorman, that same goes for security systems.

Added level of security:

Restricted areas / entrance only offices – those are exactly the things you shouldn’t ignore; When your company holds 200 employees but only 50 of them should have clearance to enter the top floor / a certain office / classified information storage, don’t trust anyone! Not because they’re bad or harmful, we’re all still kids deep down and when someone says ‘don’t go there’ the first though that comes to mind is’ when should I go there?’. Eliminate all temptations and restrict areas using new updated smart security.      

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Tips For How To Handle Home Invasion

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Tips For How To Handle Home Invasion

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Worse than a break-in, nothing is scarier than when someone uses violence to forcibly enter your property. During a burglary, the culprits are looking for money or other financial gain whilst during a home invasion the motivation is often more sinister. How can you limit the risks and maintain the upper hand? What’s the best way to deal with them if they do occur?

Knowledge:

Any experienced locksmith will tell you that knowing your property is the first step towards preventing all types of issues. Security audits are a type of service offered by these professionals and can show any weak spots such as garage doors, windows, gates, basement entrances and back doors. With this information in hand, you can improve security and vastly limit the risk of a home invasion.

One strong lock isn’t enough:

A strong lock might be enough to deter burglars but when someone has set their mind on forcibly and violently entering your home, that lock isn’t likely to be strong enough. These individuals aren’t concerned with causing damage and will use any means possible. On the contrary, one of the only things that deters home invaders is the idea of getting identified or caught. That’s why we recommend utilizing additional layers of security such as window sensors, security gates and doors or camera systems. All these types of technology alert you to the fact that someone is coming and give you time to react accordingly.

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What to do?

Get to the safest place possible, whether that is inside or outside of your property. Once you are safe, the next thing you need to do is contact the police. If a home invasion is ongoing, tell them so and this will prioritize their response.

Pick up the phone:

If you’ve ever experienced a home invasion you will know the feeling of terror and will naturally be looking to prevent it from happening again!

After the ordeal is over and the police have left, your next step is to call in a security expert. Quickly Locksmith offer a range of services including security audits and advanced systems that can alert you to any threats and protect you should they happen. 

Don’t hesitate and call us right away. We’re Miami’s leading security and locksmith service, trusted by residential customers and large business owners alike!

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David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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Best Locations For Surveillance Cameras

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Best Locations For Surveillance Cameras & Sensors

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Security cameras and sensors are finding their way into more and more homes and businesses. We believe that both are worthwhile investments as although they do not offer any physical stopping power, they allow remote monitoring, strong deterrents and are extremely useful for insurance purposes too.

Hiding in plain sight:

Visible security cameras are a good thing. Don’t hide them away in the hope of catching someone in the act – have them on display for thieves to see. Of course, anyone persistent enough to not be scared off will either try to damage the camera or plan a route around your property to stay away from it. In both cases its presence alone has already slowed them down and very possibly already recorded them!

Multiple camera systems:

Utilizing multiple cameras is an excellent way of leveling up your overall security. Security experts will often suggest placing one or two in easily visible locations and others more hidden away. If a burglar does manage to slip past the visible cameras there’s a good possibility you’ll have their face clearly visible on another camera!

Prime locations to consider

  • Main entrances such as front gates and doors. These are usually visible but send a powerful message that the property is well maintained.
  • Other entrances to your property such as side gates and rear doors. Again, these might be spotted by a criminal but offer an additional layer of protection.
  • Important rooms and locations. Outside areas such as pools can’t be locked away but they can be monitored remotely.
  • Garage or basement doors. These are places you might not enter or check every day so it’s a good idea to have them visible when necessary.

Final tips:

Any reputable locksmith in Miami will tell you the locations and conditions in which cameras are placed will affect their overall efficacy. It’s not just about fully monitoring every angle of your property; it is also important to consider weather conditions and potential damage or malfunction to the cameras.

Advanced systems such as these are always best installed and maintained by an expert. Quickly Locksmith in Miami are available to offer free quotations covering all aspects of security, including advanced camera systems. We are available 24/7 and can often attend within 15 minutes!

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David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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