Archive for November 2014

Adjustment of locks and lock furniture

A common call for a locksmiths attendance will be a door failing to latch closed or being difficult to open, either by handle or key. In some cases lockouts occur. Wooden doors There are several possibilities for this age, wear or shrinkage of a door which still swings freely may require some adjustment to the…

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The Willenhall CT12 7 Lever

A brief introduction to the Willenhall CT12 7 lever safe lock Note: This article does not include drill points or explicit instructions on how to pick this lock, as with a locks that are new to you, it is best to get hold of one or two, take them apart and see how they work,…

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Forensic Locksmithing

“Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.” -Marcus Aurelius Forensic locksmithing is the science of investigating locks, safes, and other access control mechanisms for evidence of tampering and compromise. Government agencies, law enforcement, and private organizations all make…

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Cold with a chance of locksmiths

As an indicator of winter, locksmiths say it’s as reliable as wind, ice, snow and cold. People are locking themselves out of their warming-up cars — in droves. A half-dozen Omaha-area locksmiths reported getting a deluge of calls Monday from customers who’d locked themselves out of running vehicles, many doing so while scraping off the…

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