Know the answers from the experts regarding frequently asked locks and keys questions customers find helpful.
Knowing how others were able to solve a particular problem can help jumpstart or even ultimately solve your own problems. That’s why we set up an FAQ page where we’ve compiled questions asked by our previous clients and solved by our expert technicians.
Where should we keep key duplicates?
The purpose for having key duplicates for car, office or home door locks is to avoid lockouts and several key problems. Keep an alternative home key in the house but it's even more useful to carry duplicates with you but separately from the original ones.
How do I clean locks with brass finish?
Customers should remove dust and dirt with soapy water and soft sponge. You can replace the soap with detergent if the dirt is stubborn. Rinsing and drying with cloth are essential. Remove tarnish with a paste made from distilled vinegar and salt. Lastly, rub the surface gently yet vigorously.
Does my home need CCTV and alarm installation?
The installation of such security systems will reduce the chances of a successful burglar attack immensely. Statistics show that two thirds of burglary attempts on buildings with alarms are not successful. Before selecting this option, however, the specialists of Locksmith Stanwell recommend considering the level of risk for your house and your budget as well.