Make Your Home Safer

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Make Your Home Safer

In order to improve your home’s security, you need to take several steps to keep yourself safe. While a security system can help alert the police if someone is breaking in or has broken in, it cannot always stop the break in. Take the following steps to prevent the burglar from actually entering. 1. Choose Your Locks Carefully While any sort of lock is better than none, you may also need to reinforce your lock to resist a burglar kicking in your door. A reinforced strike plate stands up to the test. The plate will reinforce your lock to...

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How to Update Your Home When on a Budget

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Update Your Home When on a Budget

Someone with an unlimited budget may have an easy time updating their home, as they can hire a contractor to knock out walls, install a new fireplace, and the like; most homeowners, however, have a limited budget for updating a home. This doesn’t mean that you need to live in a home that seems a bit shabby and rundown, as there are often very simple and affordable things you can do to improve the look of your space. Note a few suggestions here. Window treatments Old and dull curtains or plain roller shades can make any space seem tired...

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Why You Should Switch To Biometric Locks

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why You Should Switch To Biometric Locks

Biometric locks were typically viewed to be exclusively used by businesses and large corporations. However, with the advances in technology, these locking systems have become accessible to homeowners too. All that you would need to do is hire a locksmith to install the locking system for you and you will greatly enhance the overall security of your home. So why should you switch to biometric locks for your home? Biometric locks eradicate the need for keys  When it comes to locksmith services, one of the most frequent need for them is...

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Four Things to Do If You Lock Your Keys In Your Car Whilst It’s Running

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Things to Do If You Lock Your Keys In Your Car Whilst It’s Running

Locking your keys in your car is never ideal, but if your car is running, it can be even worse. Luckily, there are tips that can help you deal with the situation. Here’s what you need to do. 1. Keep the car in your sight. If your car is running and no one is in it, it’s almost an invitation to thieves. As the engine purrs, it says, “Take me. There is no one watching me, and the keys are right here in the ignition.” To prevent the risk that a thief breaking your window and stealing the car, keep it in your line of sight...

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How to Keep a Senior’s Home Secure

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Keep a Senior’s Home Secure

If you have an elderly relative, you want them to remain safe and secure in their home. Unfortunately, they might become the target to a home invasion because criminals assume an elderly person can’t defend themselves and are an easy target. Here are some ways to protect your senior relatives and loved one from being the next victim of an intruder. Use Motion-Detection Lights Outside Having extra lights outside is good for multiple reasons in an elderly person’s home. First of all, it is good for their personal safety because...

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4 Things That Can Damage Your Door Lock – and How to Stop Them

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Things That Can Damage Your Door Lock – and How to Stop Them

People don’t often think about how their actions and habits affects the lifespan of their door locks, until the door lock breaks and they’re left locked outside. However, there are several things that can damage your lock, and they can be combatted very easily if you make sensible choices and perform minimal maintenance work. Here are four things that will cause damage and four ways to prevent that damage from occurring. 1. Rust If water find its way into your lock, then it’s possible for rust to develop inside. This is far...

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Office Safes: A Straightforward Guide For the Small Business Owner

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Office Safes: A Straightforward Guide For the Small Business Owner

As an owner of a small business, the security of your information is crucial: your backed-up electronic files holding important information relating to clients and customer contact details, not to mention any cash that is kept in the office for general everyday expenses. When it comes to buying a safe for your office, the vast array of options available can be intimidating. Consider the following quick guide to the important points to consider when purchasing a safe for your office. Size What will you be storing in your safe? Important...

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Considerations You Should Have When Selecting a Locksmith

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Considerations You Should Have When Selecting a Locksmith

Generally, homeowners only consider locksmith services when they are in an emergency situation. However considering that it is likely to ether lock yourself out of your home or lose your keys, you would be better of being prepared for these circumstances. The best way to do this would be to preemptively select a locksmith rather than wait to need a locksmith. Not only does this give you a chance to vet several professionals beforehand, but it also ensures that you are getting the best possible pricing for services rendered. Here are some of...

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Why Mortise Locks Would Be an Ideal Choice for Your Home

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Mortise Locks Would Be an Ideal Choice for Your Home

Changing the locks of your home may seem like a daunting task considering the array of options you can choose from. If you would like to opt for something that is tried and tested, then you should consider a mortise lock. These types of locks were typically used in older buildings and gradually were phased out by the modern board cylindrical locking systems. This does not mean that they are not as functional though. The following are some of the reasons why mortise locks would be an ideal choice for your home. Mortise locks tend to be harder...

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4 Kinds of Commercial Safes You Can Choose From

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Kinds of Commercial Safes You Can Choose From

Commercial safes are an important layer of security that every business needs. Which commercial safe is right for you?  You can choose from several kinds of commercial safes based on your needs. This article discusses some of those types of safes for your business. Drop Safes Drop safes are safes that have a hopper-style door through which you can drop valuables, such as money or keys. That hopper-style door channels the valuables into the main compartment of the safe. The valuables inside that safe can only be accessed by entering the...

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