1. Why Should I Avoid Breaking Into My Own Car?

    You’ve just spent hours at the grocery store and want more than anything to just go home and relax. You dump all of your groceries into the back of your SUV and close the hatch. That’s when your heart sinks. You had set your keys down beside the grocery bags to get them organized, and now they’re still there, locked securely inside your vehicle. Great. What now? When you lock your keys in yo…Read More

  2. The Importance of Access Control

    Is your business or other property still using standard keys to let people in and out? Enhance your property’s security and safety with an access control system. The locksmith professionals at ARCO Lock & Security can install your new control access system. What is access control? Access control refers to any system that controls the access into a particular building or area. An access contr…Read More

  3. 7 Tips To Avoid Locking Your Keys in Your Car

    We’ve all been there, looking through the side windows of our vehicles at the rings of keys sitting mockingly right where they fell out of our pockets or were forgotten on the seat. Believe us, even locksmiths sometimes lock their keys in their cars, so we understand how unbelievably frustrating it can be, especially if you have somewhere to be. Do you make a habit of locking your keys in your c…Read More

  4. What to Do If Your Locks Freeze

    Extreme temperatures in November— or should we say, Novemburr— can cause the locks on your car or home to freeze.  Nothing is more frustrating than trying to get out of the cold into your warm home or car, only to find your entry blocked and frozen.  If you try to turn the key too hard, you may end up breaking your key in the lock, preventing your entry entirely and you may need a locksmith …Read More

  5. Awesome Home Security Gadgets

    As people continue to use many of the same techniques to ward off intruders from their homes, thieves are becoming more and more aware of ways to get around conventional security measures. For this reason, it’s important to try and stay one step ahead of them by using creativity to outwit any would-be burglar. Here’s a few awesome security measures on the market that will give you an advantage…Read More

  6. Different Types of Car Keys – and Their Costs

    There are many situations when you may need to replace your car keys. The transponder may stop responding, the key could break in the ignition, your keys were stolen, or maybe the keys were simply lost. Knowing what kind of key you have is beneficial in anticipating the possible costs for replacing lost, stolen, or broken keys. Traditional Key The traditional key is the most basic type of key. The…Read More

  7. How Pin Tumbler Locks Work

    We use them each and every day, and they’ve been around for millennia. Yet many know very little about the small mechanics in place when we use them. Here is a brief look at the common pin tumbler lock—also known as the Yale lock—so that you can see how a lock keeps a door closed and how a key works to unlock it. History of the pin tumbler lock Early versions of the pin tumbler lock date as …Read More

  8. Options for Your Front Door’s Hardware

    Front door hardware might seem like a small detail in the overall appearance of your home, but as the focal point of the home’s front door, it is truly at the center of the first impression that a home gives. The hardware that you choose for your front door is based on style preferences, desired security features, and what your particular entry space can offer. Here is a quick overview of the va…Read More

  9. Tips for Deterring Thieves from Breaking into Your Car

    Worried about your car being broken into? Here are some key tips to making sure your car and the valuables inside stay safe in your absence. Lock Valuables in Your Trunk This one is obvious, but it’s worth the extra reminder: Be sure to lock valuables such as your purse, laptop, or camera bag away in your trunk and out of sight. Thieves are not likely to spend valuable getaway time breaking into…Read More

  10. Reasons to Install Electronic Locks at Your Home

    Electronic locks offer a keyless, hassle-free security option for your home’s front and back door, and they most frequently come in push button key code and touchscreen style varieties. They offer many advantages over their traditional counterparts, and they can even add to the security of your home. Here are just a few reasons that electronic locks might be a perfect option for your home’s fr…Read More