3 Ways To Protect Your Apartment

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Some renters mistakenly believe that living in an apartment can help to protect them from intruders. Unfortunately, even with the safeguards that come from apartment living in place, you can still be a victim. However, there are steps you can take to burglar-proof your apartment.  Talk to Your Neighbors One of the best ways you can protect your apartment is to build a relationship with your neighbors. If there is a strange noise or disturbance in or near your apartment, the neighbor is more likely to investigate and call for help if he or she knows you.

6 October 2016

How To Help Your Kids Remember Their Keys

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If you have children, you likely decided that it is going to be less of a hassle for you to just give them their own key so that they can let themselves in, rather than rely on you being home. However, kids can be forgetful and can lose things. This can be frustrating for you as a parent because you don't want keys to your house all over the place, but you also want to make sure that your kids aren't locked out of the house in the rain.

6 October 2016

Exploring Different Types Of Deadbolt Locks For Your Home's Doors

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Home security is an important consideration for every homeowner, but many dismiss the importance of things like deadbolt locks. If you're trying to secure your home against would-be intruders, you'll want to talk with your locksmith about the different types of deadbolt locks available for your exterior doors. Here's a look at the most common types of deadbolts to consider. Single Cylinder Lock A single cylinder deadbolt lock is the base model and the most common one available.

3 October 2016

3 Ways To Keep Your College-Bound Child Safe And Secure On Campus

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Watching your child pack up and head off to college is a special moment in all parents' lives, but your child will continue to rely on your help and advice for years to come. In addition to assisting your child with balancing school work and independent life, you will also need to take steps to keep your college-aged child safe. Help your child feel secure while on campus with these smart safety tips.

3 October 2016

How To Stay Safe If You Park In A Big, Scary Underground Garage At Work

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If you work at the mall, or somewhere else that has a huge, underground garage with multiple levels, then it can be frightening walking back to your car after work. If you don't happen to have assigned parking close to the elevator, then you could end up walking quite a distance alone in an empty lot. This is not a reassuring situation. However, there are things you can do to make it a bit safer.

30 September 2016

Security Issues With Knob Locks

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If your home's locking system is mostly made up of knob locks, you could be exposing your home to a few security risks. Here are some of the biggest issues along with how to change them.  Knob Locks Are Vulnerable to Brute Force The first thing to consider is that knob locks are vulnerable to brute force. An intruder can use a lot of force to jam the locking mechanism and render it ineffective.

29 September 2016

Two Reasons Why You Should Always Rekey When Buying A New Home

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Buying a new house is one of life's great accomplishments.  If you've just signed on the bottom line for a new house, you're likely thinking of all of the ways you can transform the space into the home of your dreams.  However, before you move your belongings in and get settled, you may want to consider having the locks on the house rekeyed.  When you rekey the house, there will be new locks installed and you'll get a fresh set of keys.

26 September 2016