Howdy MeFites! The lock on my front door is apparently suffering from separation anxiety; it refuses to release the key. The key still functions properly in all other ways but when I attempt to remove it from the lock it stubbornly stays put. While I empathize with their situation, I cannot leave for work without locking my front door and taking the key with me. Any recommendations for fixing besides "call a locksmith"? [more inside]
How do I remove this lock and deadbolt? All the guides I've seen online have a plate against the door with 2 screws, and what this door has instead is a cylindrical insert. [more inside]
Are there any deadbolts that feature keyless entry using a fob instead of a number pad? I've seen several locks with number pads, but they look pretty ugly. I'd like a deadbolt that is as streamlined looking as possible, but that can be opened with a proximity sensor or button on a key fob instead of a key. This is for a front door.
For a household that includes an autistic person, we are looking for an automatic deadbolt lock that will lock the front door both inside and outside, and with a manual button release on the inside of the door that will release the lock? [more inside]
What happened to my lock (it's a basic Kwikset)? Did it wear out or did someone try to pick it? [more inside]
Apartment Security: How can I make my particular set of door and windows more secure, on a budget? Details inside re. my existing setup. [more inside]
Moving to a new house soon(ish). It's our first home in an area that will (we hope) improve over the next 10 years. The previous owners had a large dog that we're pretty sure discouraged most folks from being too ambitions about breaking in. [more inside]