Open Sesame Blog


The Skinny on Swing Bar Guards and Door Chains

When it comes to reinforcing your front door lock, we strongly recommend a swing bar guard to secure your home.


Jay’s Inside Guide to Rehanging Doors

Rehanging doors may sound like a weighty task — but it doesn’t have to be!

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6 Things to Consider When You’re Choosing a Front Door Lock

When choosing a front door lock, there are a number of things to consider…but security should be your primary concern.

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The 3 Best Ways to Secure Your French Doors

Airy French doors look great in any home, but they’re often targeted as an easy point of entry for home invaders.


5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Lock for Your Apartment

When moving into a new apartment, outfitting your front door with a new lock should be first on your to-do list. Here’s how to choose the right one.


Jay’s 10 All-Time Favorite Lockbusters Yelp Reviews, Revisited

A five-star Yelp review is always nice, but truly memorable reviewers go above and beyond. Here are some of Jay’s all-time favorites.

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The Ultimate Checklist for Outfitting Your Home With Interior Locks

Whether you’re building your home from the ground up or just doing a little redecoration, here’s what you need to know about outfitting your home with interior locks.


Jay Discusses His Keys to Success at Yelp’s Business Owner Speaker Series

Want to unlock the secret to sales success? Here are Jay’s keys.


All Locks Aren’t Created Equal: Common Door Lock Types, Explained

Not sure what type of lock will best suit your needs? You’ve come to the right place.


Jay Breaks Down The 3 Most Popular “Smart Locks”

These days, you can do just about anything from your phone. But is it safe to lock your front door with an app?

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