Tips and Tricks

Remote Key Safety Tip











What does a home invasion or breaking and entering burglary of your home and remote alarm car key fob have in common?

It’s an readily available emergency alarm for your safety and I don’t mean just car safety.

Put your car keys close and with reach beside your bed at night. Why?

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone is trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car…. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It’s a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won’t stick around.  After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won’t want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

I think this tip is fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can’t reach a phone. My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn’t hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she’ll know there’s a problem.

Please pass this on even IF you’ve read it before. It’s a reminder.


Home Safety Checklist










Charlotte Locksmith A-Access Lock & key wants to know if your home is secure. Read this article and check to see if we can help secure your home. Don’t be a victim because of some simple steps you can take to secure your home.

Is your home secure?

  • Some little known statistics
  • Most burglaries are committed in broad daylight and nearly one-third occur through unlocked doors or windows.
  • Some illegal entries occur by use of a former occupant’s key.
  • Approximately half of all forced entries are made without the use of a tool.
  • The average time spent entering a home to commit a burglary is less than three minutes.
  • Neighborhood Watch and home security go hand in hand.
  • The addition of good quality locks and increased security measures require the burglar to take more time and more noise to enter. This increases the likelihood that neighbors will notice and call 911.

How can I check to see if my house is secure?

  • Are all exterior doors (including the garage) strong enough to withstand excessive force?
  • Are exterior doors secured with a deadbolt lock that has a minimum one-inch throw?
  • Are all strike plates and frames for each door strong enough to withstand excessive force?
  • Are sliding glass doors and windows secure against forcing the locks or lifting the doors out of their frames?
  • Are garage doors secured (overhead and side door leading into garage)?
  • Are double-hung windows secured with pins or extra locks to discourage prying?
  • If moving to a new residence, did you hire a reliable Charlotte locksmith to re-key all exterior doors?
  • If possible, have the locksmith make one key to fit all locks for more convenience.

Charlotte Locksmith A-Access Lock & key can help you with all your security needs. Feels free to check out our site and contact us for more information.


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