1. Should You Hide a Key?

    No one wants to be locked out of their home or their car. That’s just a fact of life! It’s frustrating and inconvenient — but what can you do to make sure it doesn’t happen?  For some, leaving an extra key with a loved one makes the most sense. For others, leaving a spare in the office is a smart move.  Of course, there’s also the optio…Read More

  2. What You Should Know About Locksmithing Scams

    You’re locked out of your car, and what’s the first thing you do? Grab your smartphone and search for “emergency locksmith,” of course! In emergency situations, humans often tend to feel flustered, and that means we don’t always think as clearly as we normally would.  Unfortunately, emergency situations are the prime opportunity for scam…Read More

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    Locked Out in Albuquerque – What Are Your Options When You’re Locked Out of Your House?

    In an episode of the show Breaking Bad, the drama starring Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a teacher turned drug lord (that was set in Albuquerque) , White’s wife, Skylar, needs to get into his house.  She’s locked out and decides to call an Albuquerque locksmith.  The locksmith arrives, but of course (since she’s actually breaking in) she …Read More

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    5 Cases Where You Might Need To Call A 24-Hour Locksmith

    There’s a reason that 24-hour locksmiths exist. Many reasons, actually. At Bill’s Lock & Key, we’ve responded to a large number of 24-hour locksmith requests over the years, and we’d like to go over why this service is important as well as present five cases where you might need to make that call. When You’re Back From A Trip And You…Read More

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    Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know About Locks And Keys

    We use keys and lock doors every day, and we probably take these mechanisms for granted, but once upon a time, they didn’t even exist! In today’s blog, we want to highlight the value of locks and keys, celebrating how much they’ve evolved to protect us and our valuables, by sharing some fascinating facts with you. Antique Chinese Locks Had An…Read More

  6. Questions to Ask Before Replacing a Deadbolt

    Are you planning to rekey locks and replace a deadbolt? Rekeying all your locks is a good idea if you feel that someone has unauthorized access to one of your keys, or you feel there may have been a break-in recently. What about replacing your deadbolt — what types of things do you need to consider before you go ahead and replace a deadbolt in yo…Read More

  7. How To Improve Your Business’ Security

    If you own a business, you know how important it is to keep it safe. The last thing you want to find when you arrive at your business on Monday morning (or any morning, for that matter), is an obvious sign that someone has broken in. Walking into your business to find that you’ve been robbed and the place has been trashed is demoralizing, to say …Read More

  8. Is Your House a Target for Thieves? Part 2

    In our last blog, we explored some of the ways that homeowners unknowingly make their houses into targets for thieves. As Albuquerque's premier locksmiths, we are all about keeping you and your property safe, and we want to help you do your part, too. Check out the list below and see if you're making any of the mistakes that can put you at risk! Ar…Read More

  9. Is Your House a Target for Thieves? Part 1

    Your home is supposed to be a safe retreat from the world, a place where you can enjoy quiet moments, relish the company of friends and family, and work through life's ups and downs. Anyone who has had their home burgled will tell you that having the perceived security of the home ruined can be pretty traumatizing and make it difficult to feel safe…Read More

  10. After a Break-In: What Should You Do?

    A home is a refuge, and for a majority of us, it will remain an unbroken barrier between us and the rest of the world. However, when a home is broken into, more than just windows or doors get broken. The psychological impacts of a break-in can last far longer than any damage to the property. Anyone who has experienced a break-in, whether they were …Read More