• 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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    What to Do if You Are Locked Out

    It’s a terrible feeling to arrive at your home or car to discover that you don’t have your keys. You may have locked them inside or lost them. After you get over the initial shock of being locked out of your home or car, follow these steps. Ensure Your Key Is Actually Missing Take a deep breath and look for your key again. Make sure that it didn’t fall somewhere nearby or get caught in a[...]

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    4 Factors That Affect the Cost of a Lock Change

    The term “lock change” is frequently misused to refer to lock rekeying, or even lock repair. These services are performed when a lock is adapted to work with new keys, or when a broken lock is fixed, respectively. A true lock change occurs when the old lock is completely removed from the door and a brand new one is installed. The cost of a lock change includes the price of the new lock as [...]

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    How to Secure a Sliding Glass Door

    Sliding glass doors are both decorative and functional, but they have some security weaknesses that must be addressed. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to secure a sliding glass door once you know the secrets. Here is what you need to know. Weak Latches Hopefully you are in the habit of locking all exterior doors, including your sliding glass door. Unfortunately, the built-in locks on [...]

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    How to Choose a Reputable Locksmith Company

    Protecting Yourself Get recommendations and/or read reviews: Ask friends and relatives if they have personal experience with any local locksmiths. Also check with the Better Business Bureau and read online reviews. Call ahead: Make sure the locksmith answers the phone with the same business name that appears online. Be especially wary of any company that uses a generic title like "locksmith [...]

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