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The Convoluted Story Behind Your Safe Lock

The Convoluted Story Behind Your Safe Lock Have you ever wondered why the safe locks you may use in a trivial way look the way they do? Do you sometimes ask yourself why they were built in such a way? Have you ever paid attention to the mechanisms that keep your possessions secure? As a safe lock user, your main preoccupation may be the reliability of your locks. But what you may not realize is that their effectiveness is largely tied to their evolution throughout history. One of the most common uses of lock mechanisms occurs in the...

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Property Crime Alert: Homeowner’s Guide in Securing the Right Defenses

Property Crime Alert:  Homeowner’s Guide in Securing the Right Defenses   The City of West Palm Beach succeeded in implementing innovative transportation and land use planning, significantly reducing crime and revitalizing the downtown, commercial corridors and inner-city neighborhoods. Vis-a-vis the city’s traffic calming efforts, communities have also become an active part in property crime prevention. Separate Places: Crime and Securing in Gated Communities by Edward J. Blakely and Mary Gail Snyder (1998) cited that fear of crime is an influential factor...

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4 State-of-the-Art Components of Modern Home Security System

4 State-of-the-Art Components of Modern Home Security System According to a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in the first six months of 2014 property crime declined when compared to the same period of 2013. There was a 14% decrease. There was also a 5.6% decrease in larceny-theft offenses. This may be due to the wide use of modern security systems in residential areas. Locksmiths are keeping up with the technology as it continues to improve by offering both traditional and modern security systems. The combination of traditional dead...

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Prevent Burglary: A Locksmith’s Advice to Reinforce Sliding Glass Doors

Prevent Burglary: A Locksmith’s Advice to Reinforce Sliding Glass Doors Sliding doors are a common option for residential back doors. The perfect scenario for would-be burglars. When looking at a sliding door purchase, choose one with enhanced security features – security features that will make the door more difficult to unlock, force slide, untrack, or break the glass. For existing doors, there are two things expert locksmiths recommend you secure: prevent the doors from being lifted and improve the locking system. Use added bolts or bars Sliding glass...

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5 Locksmith Secrets to Low-Cost High-Security Reinforcement Revealed

5 Locksmith Secrets to Low-Cost High-Security Reinforcement Revealed Scaling up your home security features doesn’t have to be expensive! You don’t need to have the most popular or high-end locksmith tools. Just be sure to strike a balance between the kinds of locks you need and their quality. What do you need? Deadbolts Bring on a good quality steel deadbolt to defer lock picking tools.Deadbolts have an intricately designed cylinder that only opens to the right key. Choose one with a longer bolt, at least one-inch extension into the door frame. It may take...

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Important Security Notice: Re-Key Your Keyed-Alike Locksets!

Important Security Notice: Re-Key Your Keyed-Alike Locksets! The purpose of installing locks on your front and back door is to safeguard your home from potential intruders. However, did you know that these very locks can jeopardize your security rather than ensuring it? Big box stores, such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, stock various sets of keyed-alike locksets with each set having six to eight or sometimes a dozen locks. One set of keyed alike locks can be opened with the same key so it’s incredibly convenient. A little known fact is that not all...

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