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    Why Use Any Other Product? Here's a Great Story About American Security Safes!

    Last updated 7 years ago

    Bob Sallee President of American Security Products makes the grade (A) on quality control for CSC3417 and CSC1717 Burgulary &  Fire Safe. These safes are well built and perform as advertised.

    Houston Safe & Lock received a call from a long time customer who requested that we open two Fire and Burglary Rated safes she had purchased from us years prior. The safes had been in a large house fire and had been taken to the Houston crime lab by the arson investigators because there were fatalities involved. We inspected the safes at the crime lab the day prior to the scheduled opening and found  the safes were made by American Security Products.

    Both safes were charred so bad that they were unrecognizable by an average person but once I saw the American Security Products unique spoke handle from the melted remains that used to be a handle and Amsec recognizable heavy duty hinge design made identification an easy task. The arson investigator had shared with me that he had not experienced a fire with that much heat intensity in 25 years. He said the home was a complete burn down.

    The safes took hours to open using two highly trained safe technicians with years of experience and exact diagrams and measurements acquired from past openings. Once opened we were all shocked to find that all contents inside both safe were unharmed, from the jewelry right on down to the precious metals ,important documents and folding money. Even the medicine bottles were like new and medicine usable. This news is great to know for coin collectors who are always concerned about protecting their graded pneumatic collectible coins. These coins are already enclosed in a fire protective plastic and have greater value above the spot price of gold and silver because of where they were minted and rare dates.  

    I will have no problem recommending American Security Products Fire and Burglary Rated Safes to protect coin and stamp collections and other valuables in the future. These safes are well built and perform as advertised. Why use any other product.

    Fred Trotter

    Security Consultant

    Prepare Your Home for Vacation-DIY

    Last updated 7 years ago

    If you're going on vacation, then you want to be sure your house is safe and sound while you're gone.  There are some steps to take to help ensure that your home is safe from break-ins and accidents.

    Watch this video by the Do-It-Yourself Network on preparing your home for vacation. To deter burglaries, it's a good idea to have some lights on in the evening and a car in the driveway.  The video also mentions turning down your phone's ringer. To prevent costly accidents, turn off water lines connected to the washer and in the winter, keep the heat on to ensure your pipes won't freeze.

    At Houston Safe and Lock, we have been access control experts in Houston for over 30 years.  If you need lock repair, lock replacement, or new keys, then let us know.  We can also assess your access control and make sure your home is secure.  Call 713-659-3951 to speak with a trusted Houston locksmith or visit our website to learn more about the security we offer.

    What Exactly Can a Locksmith Unlock?

    Last updated 7 years ago

    If you have ever been in a jam with a lock, then you know how crucial your locksmith's services can be—especially if it's 3 a.m. when they come to the rescue.  You may be wondering what a locksmith can help you with, and the answer is a lot.

    Here's a look at what your quality locksmith can unlock for you.

    Car Locks

    Being locked out of your car is an extremely frustrating experience, especially if the car is running. This is why good locksmith services are available 24 hours a day to get you back inside your car. While some of the older cars can be opened within a minute, the newer and more complicated cars can be opened as well.  If you've lost your keys, then get replacement transponder chip keys for keyless access from your locksmith.

    Residential Locks

    Locked out of your house when your dog has been inside all day?  Your locksmith can help with that.  They can also provide lock repair, lock replacement, and new keys if you have a security issue.

    Gate Entry

    Most locksmiths can help you manage your access control with locks and electrically powered gates.  They can unlock these for you as well.  When you call, ask if they work with electric gates.


    If you have a safe that you can't get open or need repaired, then call the Houston locksmith with expertise in safes.  You may be pleasantly surprised when it's working again.

    At Houston Safe and Lock, we can unlock your car, safe, gate, home, and more.  This is why we have been your Houston locksmith for over 30 years.  We can also ensure your access control is well-managed and safe. Call us to speak with a trusted Houston locksmith or visit our website.

    Home Security to Avoid Door Break-Ins

    Last updated 7 years ago

    Home security is a top priority for families.  This is why it's important to avoid break-ins in any way possible. Fortunately, locksmiths are able to help.

    Watch this video on how to avoid door break-ins. Notice how the experts prioritize the doors, as well as the locks.  The best locks in the world won't do much good if they're attached to weak ply-wood.  This is why locksmiths assess the multiple aspects involved with access control.

    It can also be easy to forget about back doors, which also need to be secure to reduce risk.

    At Houston Safe and Lock, we have been assessing access control as Houston locksmiths for over 30 years, because we resolve your security issues professionally and effectively.  Whether you're interested in video surveillance, electronic options, or bump-proof locks, call 713-659-3951 to speak with a trusted Houston locksmith and visit our website to learn more about the security we offer.

    Helped I’m Locked Out! When You Should Call a Locksmith.

    Last updated 7 years ago

    We have all had that oh-no moment when we realize we have been locked out of our house, our car, anything: it happens.  Sometimes, with a little extra elbow grease, you can pop a lock open, but occasionally there is nothing you can do except call in the professionals, like your local Houston locksmith.

    Locked out?  Here’re some tips to try:

    • Get inventive. Explore your house and see if some crack or cranny will allow for an opening.
    • See if you can get in through a window.  If you have two stories, and can safely get onto the second story, see if one of the windows up there will let you in.
    • Consider a bit of breaking and entering.  If you can, pull off a screen or pry up a window.

    If you cannot see any other method of getting into your house, call a Houston locksmith.  A locksmith can help you get into your house with maximum ease and without causing a lot of damage to your house.

    To prevent being locked out of the house, you should:

    • Keep a spare key nearby.  Find a place where a spare key can be hidden, and keep it there.  If you have a good memory and are particularly paranoid, you might consider moving it occasionally.  Tell only your family about that key.
    • Give a spare key to a trustworthy friend or neighbor.  That way you can call or visit them to let you into your house.
    • Look into replacing your locks with locks that cannot lock behind you without a key

    Are you looking for a Houston locksmith to get you into your house – or for any other needs, like gun safes, fire safes, and more?  Visit us at Houston Safe and Lock, and find a reliable locksmith in Houston who can work for you.

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