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Don’t Fall Victim to Halloween Crime: Increase Home Security

Cities often see an uptick in crime rates during the course of Halloween and, with the holiday right around the corner, I thought it might be best to give you a few tips on how you can increase home security without bleeding your bank account dry. It doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, most […]

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Door Handing – What You Need to Know

If you aren’t in the door and lock industry, you may not know what door handing means. In fact, I’ve heard countless people say, “Wait. Door handling?” Nope. Not a typo. It’s door handing. If you had asked me what it meant before I started working for LockNet my response would have been something like, […]

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Mythbusters – Where Movies Get It Wrong With Picking Locks

Movies tend to make everything seem a little more glamorous than it actually is (unless it’s a Quentin Tarantino movie, but let’s not split hairs). I mean, that’s why they call it movie magic, right? Surprisingly, that glamorization even applies to burglaries and picking locks. How many times have you watched a movie where a […]

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Door Handing – How To Hand a Door

Door handing is a process explained in each of our departments on a regular basis. The ‘handing’ of a door refers to the direction in which the door swings.  Door handing is important for a two main reasons.  First, you want to ensure that the door you are installing swings in the proper direction.  Second, […]

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The Five Critical Components of Key System Management

Key systems can be a daunting task to manage; whether you’re starting from scratch or re-vamping your current system we’ll help you delve into every aspect of key system management. From choosing a system to establishing your policies and procedures we’ll walk you through the difficult tasks as well as the ones you probably haven’t […]

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Door Rust – How to Prevent & Correct the Damage

Door rust can wreak havoc on the integrity of your exterior doors. A few weeks ago we talked about ten ways to increase the longevity of your back doors.  Today, I want to dive more into preventing door rust in the first place.  Take a look at these pictures – all of this damage could likely […]

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Fire-Rated Labels 101

Why Is Fire Rating Important? Fire-rated doors are designed to serve as a barrier to fire and keep fire from passing through the opening for a specified period of time.  In order for them to operate properly, these doors must have only fire-rated hardware installed.  If non-fire-rated hardware is installed, the entire door opening will […]

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Top 10 Things You Can Do To Increase The Longevity Of Your Back Doors

Back doors can take a beating.  We receive over 31,000 service calls a year – so when I say we’ve seen it all, we have.  Take a look this back door.  Yes – this is a real door that we saw in the field.  While many of the service calls we receive are for issues like […]

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