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A-1 Locksmith Home Security Assessment Checklist-pdf

A-1 Locksmith Home Security Assessment Checklist

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Do you know where your home is vulnerable to burglary?

It ishelpful to look at your house and property the way a burglar sees them. House burglars are mostly opportunistic thieves. They do not plan to hit every house on the street. They look for the best opportunity. When they look at your property, they assess two things:1) how easy it would be to get inside, and 2) how likely it is that it will be profitable. Homeowners often unwittingly leave clues to potential burglars about these two areas that invite them to break-in to their house. Use this...

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5 Door Hardware Items No One Thinks of Until There is a Problem

We don’t spend much time thinking about the maintenance of our doors and door hardware.  However,  we encourage you to spend some time on the security and safety of your home. First, clean the door and hardware.  When cleaning door hardware, use a very mild soap and/or just water. The finish on the lock is fragile and will last for years if not exposed to harsh chemicals.  Once or twice a year it is a good idea to lubricate your locks. Use a dry lubricant such as Teflon or...

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7 Tips on How to Choose the Best Locks for Your Home’s Security

Have you ever suffered from information overload? It’s becoming more and more common with all the internet has to offer. This holds true for practically any subject, including a simple thing like choosing the best locks for your home security. There’s so much to consider, and plenty of options to choose from, so how do you sift thru it all and choose the best lock?  We’ve compiled a list of 7 tips you can use to whittle down to the right option for your situation. 1.  Evaluate how...

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2018’s Top 5 Trends in Door Locks

There are some interesting things trending this year. Here are the top five. Curb appeal Home owners are paying more attention to how their door lock hardware can improve the curb appeal of their home. 1. Locks to match architectural style Architects, and home décor designers are now matching door lock hardware with the architectural style of the house. This is a very effective and affordable makeover. 2. New finishes Black is back. This color finish started trending in Europe a couple of...

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Security of Your Business 101: Here’s What to Look for When Securing Locksmith Business Services.

If you have a business, you will need locksmith business services. Let us demystify finding a reliable locksmith for you. It is not complicated and just involves some common sense. Here are the things you should do, in order: Ask for Recommendations Your neighbor businesses to the left, right, and across the street can provide you with the name of the locksmith they use. If you get a recommendation, check their address to make sure they are local. This is important. Call the Business When you...

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Why You Need to Invest in a Safe for Important Documents

If you own important documents or belongings, you may have asked yourself if you need a safe to protect them. Many people put safes in their home to also secure valuables such as electronics, jewelry, and even money. They’re great in case of fire, natural disaster, or most commonly, theft. There are many types of safes available on the market that offer various levels of protection and are for different uses — from fire safes that protect important documents in case of natural disasters to...

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The ABCs on How to Find a Trustworthy Locksmith

We’ve covered this topic in one way or another one a regular basis, because hiring a trusted locksmith is vital for your home or office security. To give the topic a different spin, we’ve created an ABC list of what to do to vet your locksmith A – Attend to a Local Search We cannot stress the importance of using a local locksmithing business too much. National locksmith links that you find online are really just a marketplace. They may or may not have legitimate locksmiths in...

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The Dangers of Using an Uncertified Locksmith

Did you know that anyone can become a locksmith? Anyone irrespective of the background, competence or motive may try to make a career of it. You cannot afford to contact just any random locksmith service. This can cost you as you will suffer for their incompetence. Or nefarious schemes, as you could be letting someone with criminal intent into your home. Issues such as overcharging, fraud, and intimidation continue to be problems individuals may experience with uncertified locksmiths. Damage...

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