A few years ago I wrote an article demonstrating how to shim a latch and protect your lock from same. This is a topic that I always felt was inadequately covered in writing and photos alone. So, I put together this quick video on how to shim a latch, also known as the ol’ credit card trick.
Finding a deadbolt that I am comfortable recommending, and that is somewhat affordable has been difficult. Thanks to a locksmith friend I have finally found one that I can recommend with confidence. It is the USCAN Grade II Deadbolt, quite possible the best residential deadbolt you can buy at such an affordable price. I have had these on my house for the past two months. Let’s talk about what makes them so great, and where to buy them.