4 Things Most People Don't Realize About Burglar-Proofing Their Home


If you are like most people, you give very little thought to your home's locks. You come home from work each day with your key or garage door opener, not considering how easy it could be to break into your home without proper protection. Many people don't realize exactly how easily some of their personal identification and valuables could be stolen. These tips will help you keep your home, family, and belongings as safe as possible.

23 January 2017

These Smaller Safes Can Be a Valuable Addition to Your Home


When many people think of buying a safe for their home, they think of a traditional style of safe that is large and bulky. While this type of safe is certainly useful, you can also consider going the alternate route of finding something smaller — and that blends into its surroundings. There are a number of small safes on the market that are effective for securely holding cash, jewelry, and other valuables.

8 November 2016

Four Ways A Locksmith Can Help Landlords Secure Their Property


Landlords have a responsibility to their tenants to keep their apartment buildings safe and secure, and they also have the need to keep former tenants out of the buildings. A locksmith can offer a variety of services to help you secure your property and to help you to keep unwanted persons away from your buildings. Here are just a few of the many services you can take advantage of if you are a landlord.

5 August 2016

Signs That You Need To Have Your Door Lock Replaced


You will want to keep your home secure by knowing when it is time to have the locks on your door replaced. To help you with this, you will want to take a moment to review the following points. The Lock Is Not Steady A door lock that is not securely in place will need to be promptly replaced. The extra wiggling of the lock may be a big indicator that there is something wrong with the lock, such as a broken internal piece.

22 July 2016

Access Control Systems: Different Types Of Panels And Why You May Prefer One Over Another


If you are about to install a security system in your home, you may be surprised by the number of different access control panels that security companies offer. Depending on where you live and how much you want to spend, you could have a very basic control panel on your wall, or you could have a very high-tech one. Here are some examples of the different types of access control panels you can purchase for your home security system.

1 June 2016

Six Easy Way To Make Your Home More Secure


A burglary is committed in the United States approximately every 15 seconds, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. That's more than 2.1 million burglaries every year. That's a worrisome statistic for any homeowner. Fortunately, there are several easy things you can do to keep your home more secure. Easy and affordable ideas for keeping your home secure from burglars 1. Use your door and window locks. This may seem obvious, but how many times have you left your windows open while you ran to the store or left your front door unlocked while you were in the basement or gardening in the back yard?

3 May 2016

How To Help Your Children Be Prepared For Emergencies While You Are Away


It will be a great day in your family's history when your kids are old enough to be left by themselves. That will mean that you feel they are responsible enough to take care of themselves and to make sure the house is secure. It's still a good idea to take some precautions so that, if a crisis does arrive, your kids will be ready to face it. From the lights going out to being locked out of the house, here are some ideas that might help you to make sure your children are ready to face unexpected problems.

13 April 2016