History of locksmiths

Have you ever wondered how locksmiths got started? The art of being a locksmith is believed to have started 1000s of years ago in the time of the Egyptians and Babylonians. Today it is quite hard to believe that the locks of ancient times were small and portable. We now know that the locks those day were not nearly as sophisticated as the one we have today. Read more

Master Keys

What are master keys?

The super of our apartment building is always going into everyone’s apartment when something needs to be fixed. There must be a hundred apartments, but he only carries one key around with him. How does he get into all those apartments with the same key? Read more

How to pick a lock

How to pick a lock

Have you ever lost your keys to your Yale lock or any of your pad locks? Before you start kicking in your front door or call a local locksmith please consider picking the lock your self. Unless you have electronic locks most of the locks in and around your are simple pin and tumbler locks. These locks are relatively easy to open using a pick and wrench. It is very possible to make your own pick and wrench with common household items like hair pins.  As easy as it is to pick a lock it still does require a great deal of patience and practice. Read more

Choose the right safe

How to choose the right safe for your Home

We all know how high the crime rate has become in South Africa and therefore it has become more important to own a good safe. Whether you are planning on to store documents, jewelry or large amounts of cash, it is important to choose the right safe for your home. Storing your valuable at home can make allot more sense because it makes it easier for you to access them. When you store your valuables at the bank your limited to the banks operating hours to get access to your goods. Read more