Improving Your Home Security

  • Upgrading Your Home Security System For A New Baby

    26 August 2016

    Welcoming a new baby to your home means making a few changes to the way the house is set up, and that includes upgrading your home security system. Your little one won't be toddling for a while, but it's never too early to prepare. Here are a few things you might want to consider to prepare for your new arrival. Door Alarms Consider having audible alarms added to the entrances to your home.

  • Should You Switch To A Card Access System?

    8 August 2016

    If you manage a business that holds a lot of confidential information or expensive equipment, access control is a major issue for you. If your business has been using the traditional lock-and-key system, it may be time to switch over to a card access system instead. These systems eliminate the need to carry keys or deal with physical locks, though they do require a person to carry a card instead. But the benefits could quickly outweigh the disadvantages if you're dealing with a lot of people and a lot of access doors.

  • How To Replace Keyed Cylinder Lock On A Sliding Glass Door

    7 July 2016

    If you have sliding glass patio door, you may need to replace the lock eventually. Sliding glass doors commonly use keyed cylinder locks, which operate with a knob or latch attached to a cylinder. You should be able to install a new keyed cylinder lock yourself. Here are some tips to install a replacement keyed cylinder lock on sliding glass patio doors. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: 

  • Considering A Career Change? These Attributes Are Ideal For Locksmiths

    3 June 2016

    If you're looking for a change in careers and are looking for a field in which you can excel for a long period of time, working as a locksmith might be something that is on your radar. There are many benefits to becoming a locksmith, including the ability to work for yourself – if not immediately, then as something you can work toward. Before you decide to move in this career direction, it's always a good idea to think about the attributes you'll need as a locksmith and evaluate whether you have them.

  • Common Mistakes People Make That Result In Poorly-Locked Homes

    13 April 2016

    There are a number of common habits that you might get into around your home that thieves will take advantage of if they catch you at the right time. Here are a few such habits including what you can do in order to avoid having one of these habits. Unlocked Garden Shed It's important to get a high-quality lock that you can put on your garden shed since you could have a wide number of valuable items in there.

  • Basic Home Security For The First Time Home Buyer

    12 April 2016

    You're excited to be moving into your first home. It's a previously-owned home, but it has been kept up in good condition. One of the first tasks you should do as a new homeowner is to evaluate the security of your home. This starts at the locks on all of the exterior doors. As soon as you can, have a locksmith walk around the house with you to inspect the locks.

  • Follow These Steps After Having Your Purse Stolen

    18 March 2016

    When your purse is stolen, it can cause a state of panic that is hard to get out of. However, it is important that you act quickly in order to protect yourself and your finances. Here are some of the first things you need to do if your purse gets stolen. Call Your Bank and Credit Card Companies One of the biggest risks to having your purse stolen is having your credit cards or checks used.

  • 3 Types Of Locks To Consider For Your Home

    30 December 2015

    Replacing your locks can be a great way to greatly increase your home's security while also providing you with numerous other benefits. Listed below are three lock types that you should seriously consider when replacing your home's locks. Smart Lock One of the most useful and versatile lock types to consider when replacing the locks on your exterior doors are smart locks. Smart locks typically refer to locks that have an Internet connection.

  • 4 Reasons You May Want To Invest In Home Security

    2 December 2015

    If you're looking for a good way to better protect yourself, your family, and your personal belongings, you may want to consider investing in a home security system. With so many models and options to choose from, you can have a lot of control over your home's safety. Take a look at the following information to better understand the reasons as to why you may want to consider investing in a home security system for your home.

  • Did You Purchase A House That Used To Be A Rental Property? Safety Precautions You Must Take

    2 December 2015

    If you have purchased a home that used to be a rental property at some point, it's imperative that you have a locksmith come to the house as soon as you get the keys. You don't want to put your home at the risk of an intrusion, and you don't want to put your safety in jeopardy. You don't know how many people had keys to the property while they were tenants, or who the landlord and tenants gave keys to.