• It can be tough to know exactly when to change your locks. Some people err on the side of caution, changing them when there is even the most remote risk of someone unauthorized having a key. Others throw caution to the wind and skip the change even when the risk is high. To strike a reasonable balance, here are 6 times when you simply MUST change (or, more accurately, re-key) your locks. Employee [...]

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    Stuff happens. Things get lost … even important things. One of the worst things you can possibly lose is your keyring. Your keyring allows you access to your house and to your car. While many people have an extra house key hidden someplace in case they accidentally lock their keys inside their house, the same isn’t always true of car keys. Most people don’t keep a spare key hidden on their [...]

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    5 Steps to Take After a Burglary

    Having your home or office burglarized is terrifying. It can leave you feeling vulnerable and violated, in addition to the sadness and anger that often accompany losing some of your most treasured items. In the aftermath of a burglary, channel your feelings into productive actions. Here are 5 steps to take after a burglary. Call the Police As soon as you realize you have been burglarized, it is [...]

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    3 Lock Problems That Aren't Caused by the Lock

    Trouble locking or opening a lock is surprisingly common. When you start to have issues with a lock, your natural tendency is probably to head to the hardware store or big box store to replace it. Yet did you know that as many as 80 percent of all lock problems aren’t actually caused by the lock itself? Before investing in a new lock, consider these common issues. Bad Keys A lock operates [...]

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    5 Easy Security Strategy Ideas to Keep You Safer

    Home invasions are all too common in today’s world. Although there are innumerable sophisticated home security systems on the market, none are entirely foolproof. To further lower your risk of losing everything to a home invasion, implement these simple tips. Avoid Obvious Hiding Places While the goal is, of course, to prevent a burglar from gaining access to your home in the first place, [...]

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    Security Safes: What You Should Know

    A safe is a highly recommended item for any home or business. However, there are so many different types, sizes, and styles of safes, it can be difficult to know what to buy. To help ensure that you purchase the right safe for your needs, here is what you should know about security safes. Office Safes Office safes come in a variety of sizes, types, and security ratings, allowing you to choose[...]

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    6 Things to Look for in a Smart Lock

    Smart locks have become an incredibly popular trend. Thanks to rapidly improving technology, these locks now have capabilities that were unimaginable even a decade ago. Still, not all smart locks are created equal. Some manufacturers are so enamored with adding bells and whistles that they forget that the primary function of a lock is security. Others charge a premium for “smart” locks that do[...]

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    7 Tips to Avoid Being Locked Out of Your Apartment

    There are few feelings worse than standing on your stoop at the end of a long day as you come to the realization that you are locked out of your apartment. Maybe you ran out the door in a hurry and left your keys on the table, or perhaps your key just broke off in the lock. Regardless of how you got there, though, the only thing on your mind is figuring out what to do next. Though it is [...]

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