February 28, 2011
February 27, 2011
February 26, 2011
February 25, 2011
I just now returned from opening a house for a client who was locked out.
I have worked as a locksmith for almost 30 years now and having picked opening very many locks in this time, sometimes I encounter a lock that just won't cooperate.
I always try to find another method of entry prior to drilling the keyhole, like impressioning (making a key from outside), loiding a latch from outside where possible or in a worst case scenario, prying a window.
Tonite, the front and back doors would not pick. I spent at least 30 minutes trying to pick the locks, with no success. Eventually I decided to use a method of entry, that very few locksmiths I know of, will try.
I simply wedged the garage roller door in the middle at the top, opening a 1.5 inch gap and using a long strong wire, simply tripped the emergency release cord, unlocking the door allowing it to be raised easily.
I have found that the greater majority of people tend to leave the door between the garage and the house unlocked.
Unlocking the garage door is usually a simple task as it was tonite. It is an effective method of entry that virtually guarantees against damage.
It does reinforce my advice to homeowners to always make sure to lock that door before leaving the house, as you can be sure, that if we locksmiths know these easy entry methods, you can be assured that people of ill intent, also know them.
February 24, 2011
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February 15, 2011
February 13, 2011
Last year, we decided to enroll in a very new payment processing service/product known as Square. What we like about Square's product offering, is it's simplicity in design, process, minimal fee structure and the fact that it's is the brainchild of local St Louis entrepeneurs.
Simple to use, you insert the reader into your website connected smartphone, launch the app and swipe away. Enter a customers email address if they want a copy of the transaction emailed to them and that's it.
This product is a blessing for small businesses everywhere because it takes the pain out of payment processing, puts power back in the hand of the vendor and reduces costs associated with time, labor and computer or peripheral GUI training.
Do yourself and your business a favor, become a Square user and support another St Louis business while reducing your costs and inconveniences.
Your clients and your profits will be happier and higher, for sure.
February 7, 2011
Techies and early adopters rejoice, Blogger is now an Android app.
This will hopefully make it easier to write new articles and posts of interest and posts them from the field.
This is my first attempt at using the new app, so I hope it works well.
I look forward to posting more articles in this genre using the Blogger app for Android
February 6, 2011
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