• Because every business has unique needs, commercial doors are generally sold unfinished, and without door hardware such as a handle, knob, or lock. Instead, the holes are pre-drilled, and the door installer puts in whatever hardware the business owner separately purchases. Here are some common choices for commercial door hardware: Locks: Like residential locks, commercial locks also run the [...]

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    As the name implies, a door closer is a device that automatically closes an open door. Door closers are most common on fire doors, as they must be kept closed to slow the spread of smoke and flames in the event of a building fire. They are also sometimes used in commercial buildings to help preserve room temperatures, as well as in lodging establishments where a forgetful guest could accidentally [...]

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    5 Ways to Minimize the Risk of Losing Your Car Keys

    Small and relatively flat, car keys are incredibly easy to misplace. And naturally, they always get lost at the worst possible time, such as when you’re late for work or trying to head home after a long day. While there is no way to guarantee that you will never lose yours, following these simple tips can go a long way towards minimizing the risk. 1. Make a Designated Spot At home and at the [...]

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    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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    Lock bumping is a fairly common break-in technique that uses a specially cut key, known as a bump key, to defeat the pins and tumblers in a traditional lock. The bump key is placed in the lock and then struck with a hard object, forcing the pins above the shear line for just long enough to open the lock. A bump proof lock is immune to bump keys. Different lock manufacturers use different [...]

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    Virtually all of today’s cars use transponder keys for extra security. A transponder key has a small RF (radio frequency) transmitter module embedded inside. A matching receiver is hidden near the car’s ignition. The key emits a very low-level signal that can only reach the receiver when the key is in the ignition. If the proper frequency is not received, the car will not start. This prevents [...]

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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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