4 Reasons to Get a Smart Lock

This blog is about something different today. It’s about smart locks. As the world adapts why not blog about it. It’s not going to happen soon but in the years to come keys will be obsolete. There will be replaced by digital locks and a locksmiths job will be more of an IT job.

Smart locks are becoming more of a norm these days compared to even a few years ago. You can combine style and automation with a smart locks. You don’t need to have some ugly looking lock on your home. Technology is on the rise and smart locks even have voice assistance, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Here’s a few reasons why you would want to get a Smart Lock fitted into your home to make your life simpler.

It’s Convenient

Convenience is what we crave in society today. Why do you have an iPhone with all the apps? It’s simply because you want everything in one place and the convenience of it. So why should you not have a smart locks? Carrying around keys almost seems like it’s something from the 1990s.

Here are some examples of when it’s very convenient to have a smart lock:

  • A night out when you’re drunk and you lost your keys. You can use the code.
  • Someone’s at your home and you’re still on the way and you need to let them in. You can pull up the app and let them in.

Those are just two examples of many.

They are Stylish

Smart Looks actually look really cool. You think that they would be big and bulky but that’s not the case. Everyone’s used to seeing your everyday lock but when you have a smart lock on your property it’s definitely a conversation starter and it just looks damn cool to have.

Plus it gives you peace of mind knowing that if you lose your keys you don’t need to worry about anything. You can still get inside.

Keeping Old Keys

If you’ve upgraded to a smart locks it doesn’t really mean you need to replace your keys. It depends on the type of smart lock you get but you can still have key access as a backup.

And this is definitely the type of lock you want to get. If there is a blackout you can potentially be locked out of your home unless you have backup power to your property. And let’s be realistic, most people don’t go that far.

Added Security

You may be thinking that a smart lock is digital and that means it can be hacked. Well that is the case, but, you need to be realistic. It’s not like the movies. You’re not some high-level government personnel who has access to some secret information. Well we hope you’re not if you’re reading this!

The reality is that the lock is on a network. And yes it could be hacked. And yes if your phone is stolen someone could access your property. But even with all that said it’s 1000 times safer than having a spare key hidden in a pile of rocks next to your front door when every burglar in history knows that’s where most people hide spare keys.

To Summarize

Smart Looks are not for everyone.

You need to think about what it is that you want for yourself and your family’s security. But at the end of the day it’s very convenient, they look very stylish, and you still have access with a traditional key as long as you buy the right lock. So you will never be locked out of your property.

If you are set on getting a smart locks the read this article on the best smart locks money can buy.

Two Ways to Pick a Lock

Have you ever wondered if you can actually pick a lock easily? Or is it just fan fiction? Well we are here today to tell you that is is possible with out having to be a professionally trained locksmith. Below are a few methods that you can use to open locks. Now if you are locked out of a property then you can use these methods. There is a time and place that real locksmiths need to be called. And if you really need a locksmith you should call them.

These methods are really just for fun!

Method #1 – Combination Locks

If your lock is a combination lock then you can use the following method. You might be thinking how is it possible to ‘pick’ a lock that is a combination lock. There is no picking it’s just a code.

Well the picking of that lock is quite simply knowing how to not use the code and get that lock open.

So the method is quite simple. As you know when you move the numbers around on a combination lock you will hear a click. Now play with the number dial and you will see that is quite easy to move the dial for the most part. When you actually hear a louder click and the dial seems to snap into place and is harder to move out of that number. Then you have the number for that dial.

Now you simply need to repeat the process for the other three or four dials and you will open the lock.

Easy right!

If you are dealing with a master combination lock. Also known as a lock with a dial pad compared to the lock picture about then this guide on how to pick a lock is a good resource.

Method #2 – Cheap Store Bought Locks

The next method we are going to explore is how to open a cheap store-bought lock.

This method is more about breaking the lock as opposed to picking the lock.

So you’re not going to be able use the lock again but this article is for person needs only. We don’t condone breaking the law whatsoever! Once you open your lock we suggest going and buying a stronger lock and not loosing the keys!

You’re not going to end up with a functioning look once you’ve done this. The method is quite simple. You need to take a screwdriver that is about the diameter of the key that goes into the lock. And then smash the screwdriver into the locking mechanism. Just like shown in the image above.

As the lock is a very cheap and weak you will eventually force the screwdriver into the locking mechanism, breaking your way through. Once you’re far enough into the look the screwdriver will be to turn. Once you are there just turn the lock.

Once again, so easy!

How to Open an Older 90s Car without a Locksmith

Have you every wondered how to break into your car? Yes, only your car, not a random car! Well for an older car it’s actually quite easy. Watch the video before to see how easy it really is to break into an older can.

You really don’t even need to call a locksmith. The video transcript is below also.

So I locked my keys in my car last night and I couldn’t find my spare and I was trying to figure out an easy way to get into it how to break into a car using a coat hanger.

I figured since my car’s kind of an older 90s car it should have been pretty easy to get into it and sure enough it only took me a couple of tries. In less than like 30 seconds and I was in. Needless to say I’m probably not going to be keeping any valuables in it anymore so be careful what you put in your Festiva.

This is how easy you can break into it. I’m just gonna set you guys up here so you can see fiddling with it I don’t even know if you can see the oh there’s the lock right there so all you got to do is take your coat hanger unbend it from that straightening it out and leave this little hook on the end. You’ll slide that hook down into the window tilt it in a little bit.

You might have to wiggle it around some and pull up the weather stripping on the passenger side that was pushing against my window pretty good and it was gonna be hard to slip it through but my stripping on my driver’s side is already falling off so it was pretty easy to just slide it in there and then turn it.

And there I go, that easy folks so like I said be careful what you put in your Festiva because it sure doesn’t take much to break into it just using a coat hanger but I guess that’s good news if you ever lock your keys in your car you don’t have to worry about calling a locksmith.