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Home security comprises a number of different technologies, tools and techniques. Choose one that fits your needs and your budget.
304 S Collins StArlington, TX 76010
went in to see lauren i was going through a divorce at the time she helped me and my husband get back together im vary thankful for lauren will continue to see her for readings thanks lauren
916 Wayland DrArlington, TX 76012
I've used this company in the past with great results, but somehow I lost their number. I used another company this last year in the Dallas area (I won't say who) but they were AWFUL! You sure get what you pay for! I should have known when the price was "too good to be true!" The OTHER compa…
707 Ponselle DrArlington, TX 76001
Amazing! I've been using this service twice a week every week to and from the airport for 2 months and I couldn't be happier. The driver is professional, friendly, punctual, and responsive. He brings water and snacks, the car is exceptionally clean and he accepts credit cards. Can't recommend h…
Arlington 76010Arlington, TX 76010
This is an excellent cab driver that is polite, kind, helpful, professional, and most importantly on time! He does a fantastic job ! Affordable price and able to take payment over the phone. I will definitely be using this guy again for all my taxi ride needs and highly suggest you do the same.
1450 E Interstate 20Arlington, TX 76018
I bought Weather Tech Floor Mats at a good price. The salesman also installed them for me. DFW Camper has many Accessories for your Truck, Jeep & Auto. I love going to this store.
1020 N Davis DrArlington, TX 76012
From Business: DFW Pain & Injury Centers are committed to your health and well being. We focus on the cause of the pain and discomfort see we can get you back to a quality of life that you deserve. DFW Pain & Injury Centers has nine convenient locations to serve you. We not only take care of your aches and pains but we can assist in auto…
2207 Michigan AveArlington, TX 76013
I find Dr. Okolo to be very thorough, considerate, and very understanding. She is diligent and takes time to listen to you before making prescriptions. She's indeed a good doctor to have as a personal care physician and I intend to continue to use her.
6307 Branch Hollow LnArlington, TX 76001
Best Company Ever! We rented a bounce house and a dunk tank. It was so much fun. They were really nice and set everything up on time and we didn't need to worry about anything. The kids are already begging for us to rent from them again!
4301 Doskocil DrArlington, TX 76017
Best body shop experience I've had. John and his team were respectul, honest knowledgeable and professional in every aspect including keeping me informed of their work progress on my Acura RDX. When I met John to pick it up, it looked like the day I bought it. FIVE STARS!I would highly reccom…
1261 W Green Oaks BlvdArlington, TX 76013
1709 S Cooper StArlington, TX 76010
I've been to a couple different audio shops and I don't know much about car audio, so I was hoping to go and get an idea and get a system installed. Most places i went to just treated me with disrespect, but when I went to DFW Car Audio they helped me out so much. they showed me everything i nee…
1012 Galaxy DrArlington, TX 76001
Thank you for your excellent service. Booked a SUV for business travel. Reached on time, actually 15 mins earlier, friendly polite driver, reasonable price. Very much IMPRESSED and surely going to use your service again and recommend to others as well. Thank you once again.Best Regards.Ron Nagy
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Salesman spent quality time with us picking the perfect recliner. Once our selection was made he also checked our buying history with Ashley and suggested 2 important follow ups we needed to make. Loved doing business with Troy ... and Ashley ... again.
Elizabeth, Sales person at Ashley Furniture in Arlinton provided exceptional custmer service during our recent visit to buy living room furniture. She is very knowlegeble and understands the value of cutomer’s time. We bought what we wanted and the entire process went very smooth.
Lamar Gilbert was extremely helpful and very professional. We will definitely be back to purchase any additional furniture in the future.
Troy helped us find the perfect living room set! He was patient with us while we walked through the entire store together, listened to our likes and dislikes and eventually we found the perfect sofa set! Since we just started looking we weren’t 100% set on buying it today, but he didn’t pressure us at all and wanted to make sure we loved it before we committed. He even made sure we knew about the protective warranty and service for it, and what our options were. I’m pretty sure that’s the set we will end up with so we are super excited! Overall great experience!
Very friendly and great customer services, they also handled my tax needs with great care and caution, great charges when compared to other tax services in the area, I will definitely used them again.
They are very professional and the services is awesome and accurate, their charges are also very reasonable, I would proudly refer them to anybody that needs income tax services, will definately use them again.
Go see Willa Brown for her helpful guidance, great customer service and extremely patient. I have an elder parent whom is difficult to work with. Mrs. Brown was professional and put us at ease. We used her last year for the first time and of course came back again. God bless you Mrs. Brown. The Bush Family
My furniture hasn't been delivered yet, but I was so impressed and appreciative of the caring, outstanding customer service I've received so far from Ashley Furniture HomeStore, I wanted to go ahead and put my feedback out there. Troy Ray has given me top notch service. He listened and really worked to meet my needs and desires. I have hopes this will be my "Forever Furniture Store." Everyone there was personable and helpful without being pushy. After going several places, I was very pleased to find quality merchandise at good prices as well. I am thankful I found this store and feel blessed Mr. Ray was put in my path. E. Sims
Elizabeth was very helpful with our purchase and explained everything very thorough. Would definitely recommend Ashley’s in the future.
My experience was excellent for 12 years doing business with this company very professional excellent customer service
The locks installed on the doors and windows of every home represent the most common, and perhaps most effective, form of security. That means locks can be taken for granted, until they no longer work properly or the key is lost. Homeowners should work to understand the basics behind these essential household devices, as well as how to address common problems related to them.
The concept behind a lock-and-key mechanism has been around for centuries, so it's no surprise that their basic design hasn't changed much in recent years. At the same time, a number of different types of locks are now available to meet specific needs.
Perhaps the most common type of lock is the pin tumbler lock. Enclosed in a doorknob, these devices contain spring-loaded pins of varying sizes, which must be pushed upward before the knob can be turned to open the door. When the correct key is inserted into a pin tumbler lock, the grooves on the key's blade push the pins up to the precise height needed to allow the inner chamber to turn. Pin tumbler locks are popular because they are relatively secure for most residential applications and generally inexpensive. Since the entire locking mechanism in this device is contained in a single cylinder, pin tumbler locks are also very easy to swap in and out. This comes in handy in apartment buildings, for example, where locks may need to be changed frequently as tenants come and go.
Pin tumbler locks come in a number of configurations. In residential environments, they are the primary mechanism for operating knob locks and deadbolts. Most exterior doors on homes and apartment buildings will have at least one of each of these locks. Knob locks are quick to open and can be convenient when minimal security is acceptable, but they are very easily forced open. When paired with a deadbolt, the door becomes much harder to open. Deadbolts work by driving a thick metal rod into the door frame, which prevents most quick methods of defeating locks, like using a shim or brute force. Still, deadbolts aren't impenetrable, as they can be lockpicked or defeated with much stronger ramming force.
Other common types of residential locks include mortise locks, which combine the action of a doorknob and deadbolt in one. Mortise locks engage a deadbolt with the turn of the key, just as normal. But upon unlocking, the doorknob will open in tandem with the deadbolt. These locks tend to be much stronger than traditional deadbolt designs, but are often harder to install and thus more expensive.
Finally, there's the "jimmy-proof" deadbolt, a type of lock often found in older residences. These locks engage a metal rod that fits into a separate chamber outside of the door frame, rather than through the frame. While its design is simple, it has many advantages over traditional deadbolts or mortise locks. It is impervious to being pried open like many deadbolt systems could be, hence the "jimmy-proof" name. It is also typically harder to pick, and is very inexpensive.
When a lock stops working, no matter where it is in your home or office, it's likely to be a source of frustration. However, it's rare for a lock to suddenly fail to open without exhibiting some signs beforehand.
Common lock problems include issues opening or engaging the lock, or difficulty securing a door in the proper position to lock it.
Since locks are essential security devices that might be used multiple times per day, they are bound to wear out eventually. Rekeying or replacing locks can be done on your own in some cases, but may require a professional locksmith.
When a lock is rekeyed, the cylinder containing the tumbler and pins is removed from its enclosure and replaced with a new cylinder. This is often done when a new tenant moves into an apartment that was previously occupied, but it may also be necessary if a lock needs to be replaced.
Replacing all components of a cylinder lock, or working with locks that don't use a pin tumbler system, requires a different procedure for replacement. Installing a new lock of the same type will be the most straightforward option.
If you want a new lock that is different from your old set, more advanced installation is required, and you may want to consider hiring a professional for the job.
The term locksmith traditionally referred to people who designed and built locks, but today is generally used for those who repair and replace locks. Locksmiths can be available on-call to help people if they're locked out of their home or apartment.
If you've lost your keys or are otherwise unable to enter a locked building that you normally have access to, you will need to call your local locksmith. To save money and ensure you're hiring a reputable contractor, it may help to do some research on locksmiths in your area ahead of time, so you can be prepared if you need to call one.
Upon arrival to your home, a locksmith should ask you to prove that it is in fact your residence. They should also be able to unlock most common locks without requiring them to be drilled or completely replaced. Be sure to obtain an invoice that lists all charges before agreeing to pay.
Locks are ubiquitous around the world, which means the skills to service them are always in demand. Becoming a locksmith could be a rewarding career opportunity, but like any other job, will require a bit of preparation.
Locksmiths do not generally require formal education, but need to undergo extensive hands-on training and possibly certification. Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management.
From there, most trainees seek an apprenticeship, where they work alongside a professional locksmith. This allows them to gain experience in the field. It can also put them on a course toward certification, which involves a standardized procedure that, once completed, allows locksmiths to legally conduct business in their state.
Successful locksmiths need to be skilled with their hands and in the use of tools. While these skills are essential for the day-to-day tasks that a locksmith performs, they also benefit immensely from being personable and able to work with people to solve problems.
There are a number of trade associations and organizations for locksmiths that may help them find work, receive training and connect with like-minded business partners. These organizations may also help consumers find a reputable locksmith. Locksmith trade associations in the U.S. include:
Contact these organizations to learn more about how to become a locksmith, or how to go about choosing the right professional for your needs.