Being locked out of your house is never a good feeling and it always seems to happen at the worst time, like when its pouring down rain or extremely cold outside. This can be an especially stressful circumstance if you have small children or you have someone that needs to get in for reasons like using the restroom or taking an important medication on time. You can avoid being locked out of your home even when you mistakenly lock your house key inside it by having a well-hidden spare key.
31 October 2016
The holiday shopping season is typically a joyous time of year. You get to shop for deals and find the perfect gifts for your loved ones, but the shopping season can also make your vehicle a tempting target for thieves and other sorts of criminal activity. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to ensure you, your car, and your purchases are safe and secure. Here are just a few options to consider as you prepare to shop this holiday season.
10 October 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It is a moment that is both frustrating and a little unnerving: a driver realizes the keys they need to unlock their car door are safely tucked away—inside their locked car. Being locked out is an experience that nearly every driver will have at some point. Some people are lucky enough to have a spare key with a friend or partner that is only a few minutes away. The rest are left to find another solution.
21 September 2016