“Green” Enthusiasts are always trying to discover ways of taking items that would go to waste and put them to go use for functionality reasons or for artistic reasons. We can’t help but to support these “Green” Enthusiasts! Imagine taking items in your home that you would just throw away and putting them into a new creation and selling them to others for money.
Here are some photos pulled from boston’s Site. These are great inspiration pieces. Each image is linked so you will know where to buy them from! Indulge and Enjoy!
Some High Security Locks can or can’t be rekeyed! Following are some of the major brands for High Security Locks.
Medeco High Security Locks – Can be rekeyed. Although, you must go to the locksmith that installed the lock for you. They have the control key that they in order to rekey the lock. If you no longer have contact with the locksmith, then you will need to install a new lock.
Schlage High Security Locks – Can be rekeyed. You do not need anything for these locks to be rekeyed. There may be disadvantages to this. Just something that you may need to think about.
Mul-T-Lock High Security Locks – Cannot be rekeyed. This could be considered an added benefit to high security locks. If you are someone that doesn’t require to have rekeys then you could always have a key lock box to keep outside of your home – this is a great way to keep a spare key outside of your home but also keeping it secure.
If you have any other brand, you can always contact the manufacturer to see if your lock can be rekeyed and then make your calls around to the local locksmiths to see if they can or will rekey your lock.
We found this really cool video. This guy made a really cool gadget that detects a secret knock that the user sets, if knocked properly the door unlocks. It’s Interesting, if you want to keep up to date on this guy or gadget – you can read Steve Hoefer’s blog.
Here is a video pulled from 10connects. We’re glad to see that the government has found a way to stop them, whether it be because of scamming people or other fraudulent behavior.
Can’t watch right now? Well we also have the transcript too.
CLEARWATER, Florida – Just days after a 10 Connects investigation into deceptive sales practices by a national locksmith chain based in Tampa Bay, federal agents stormed the headquarters of “Dependable Locks,” seizing computers and documents and arresting one of its owners for alleged money laundering.
“This reaches throughout the United States,” said Doug Smith with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the agency to raid the office. “Clearwater…is where a lot of the employees were working, basically in a call center-type scenario.”
Despite hundreds of complaints to dozens of different state agencies, it took a collective effort from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Missouri Attorney General, and Clearwater Police to bring the company down because locksmiths are unregulated in 36 states, including Florida.
Investigators arrested one of the owners of “Dependable Locks,” Moshe Aharoni, charging him with federal mail fraud. An affidavit (read it in its entirety here) accuses Aharoni, 28, and fellow owner David Peer, 31, of laundering money from over a hundred locksmiths across the county through Postal Service money orders. A federal warrant is out for Peer’s arrest.
The affidavit also accuses the owners of instructing their more than 100 employees – many of whom were Israeli nationals in the U.S. without work visas – how to overcharge and deceive customers. The Better Business Bureau gave the company an “F” rating because of hundreds of complaints received over the past two years.
The bust was months in the making, and more arrests are expected. A St. Louis man – Eliyahu Barhanun, 29 – was arrested in a simultaneous sting in Missouri.
“More complaints will come in,” Smith continued, “and you’ve got to remember, these are allegations, so there’s more investigating to do.”
U.S. Postal Inspectors have established a hotline for those believing they victims of locksmiths’ deceptive sales practices. The phone will not be manned, but callers are encouraged to leave their contact information at 314-539-9441. The calls will trigger an investigative response. There is also a toll-free number – 877-876-2455 – but there are more steps to finding the right extension.
To protect yourself in the future, look around for a reputable locksmith now. It will help prevent you from being taken advantage of in case of emergency.
The Associated Locksmiths of America provides a list of member locksmiths at www.findalocksmith.com. Or, as one viewer commented on 10 Connects’ initial investigation, “I would check with www.angieslist.com the listings include reviews of actual customers not someone willing to pay a membership fee. Also check www.BBB.org.”
Let us know what you have to say about this company, and what you think will become of this for the locksmith industry.
The Launch of Windows 7, if successful – could indeed give a boost to the nation’s economy. Companies that make hardware for windows or even install and repair windows operating systems will feel a increase in business. IDC Corp. estimated that if the launch is successful that it could generate $2.3 billion in added revenue alone for Boston. Meaning, more money for the companies to spend on what they couldn’t/wouldn’t on before. Again, this all depends on the success of Windows 7.
Scientists have found 23 more new planets outside of our solar system! Not really new news due to the fact they are always finding new planets. But we thought it was worth sharing.
-Image provided courtesy of European South Observatory
Bad news for Massachusetts, unemployment rate is highest since 1976! Perhaps what is working for other states, is not working for Massachusetts. We believe its time to devise a plan that will better suit Massachusetts to produce more stable jobs.
We encourage you to share your thoughts!
According to Yahoo Search, the most searched for dog costume is… Yoda.
Here’s a site selling a Yoda Dog Costume – Yoda Dog Costume.
Yahoo.com also says that the top searched costume for humans are vampire suits (very played out costume, but classic).
What costume are you choosing for Halloween this year?