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Security Tips For Small Businesses

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Security Tips For Small Businesses

If you are a small business, you have a problem. You can’t afford for anything to go missing or get damaged due to a break-in or theft, but you also might not have the money for a big, fancy security system. This can cause you to experience some stress financially and logistically. Here are some crucial security tips that you should follow in order to make sure that you are getting the best security for your money and that your business remains safe. 1. Set Up a System for Key Distribution A cheap, easy way to improve security for your...

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Four Situations Where You Should Consider Rekeying Your Locks

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Situations Where You Should Consider Rekeying Your Locks

Unless the locks on the doors of your home or office are damaged, you don’t need to be concerned about replacing them. However, rekeying your locks is another matter. This is a process when a locksmith changes the inside of your lock to match a new key. The following are four situations when you need to consider having this done. You just purchased a new property Whether it is a commercial property or a new residence, you will be handed a set of keys. However, there is no way you can know for sure if there are copies that have been made...

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Three Reasons Landlords With Multiple Properties Need To Hire A Locksmith

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Reasons Landlords With Multiple Properties Need To Hire A Locksmith

Owning residential property is a huge responsibility. It’s up to you to make sure the buildings that you own are well maintained, secure, and safe. However, when you own several rental properties, it isn’t always easy to keep up with everything. Small tasks, such as changing the locks on the doors when a tenant moves out or giving a locked out resident access to their home, can become daunting. Fortunately, hiring a good locksmith can help relieve some of the burden. Learn more about how hiring a locksmith benefits you. Installing...

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Property Managers: 3 Reasons To Install Access Control Systems In Your Apartment Buildings

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Property Managers: 3 Reasons To Install Access Control Systems In Your Apartment Buildings

As a property manager, you are probably always looking for ways to make improvements to the apartment buildings that you manage. One improvement that you might not have made yet — but that you should consider — is installing access control systems in each of the buildings. These systems are designed so that no one can enter the building without entering the right code. Some systems even make it easy for residents to communicate with management of the building or to identify guests before allowing them into the building. If you...

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Safe Security: Four Options For Safe Entry To Consider

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Safe Security: Four Options For Safe Entry To Consider

When selecting a safe for your home or business, you want to make sure that the unit is easy for you to access but difficult for would-be intruders. There are several options to choose from when it comes to safe entry solutions, from traditional dials to more advanced biometric options. Use this guide to help determine which one is the right choice for your needs. Dial Combination Safes Dial combination safes are the most traditional options on the market. These safes open by entering a combination, usually three digits, by turning a dial...

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Program Your Chip Keys And Save Money: The Basics

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Program Your Chip Keys And Save Money: The Basics

Almost all vehicles today come equipped with transponder keys, also known as chip keys. These keys have a component inside of their plastic top that needs to be programmed before it will start your car. This is a safety feature that makes auto theft less likely. Unfortunately, these keys are very expensive to duplicate unless you are able to program one yourself. This article examines the issue of programming a chip key on your own.   Models   Whether or not you can...

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Keeping Confidential Information Safeguarded In Your Business

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Keeping Confidential Information Safeguarded In Your Business

If you run a small business where you are in contact with confidential information belonging to your clients, you will want to take necessary steps in keeping it safe. Dealing with information that should not be exposed to others will take precautionary measures to make sure it is safeguarded at all times. Here are some ways to help keep hard copies of important confidential information out of the view of others. Deal With Employees If you have employees working in your business, they will need to be trained in the proper protocol when...

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Home Safety Starts At The Front Door

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Home Safety Starts At The Front Door

The starting point of any home security effort is to make sure that burglars can’t get through the front door. Often, if the front door is impenetrable, the thief will move on to the next available, and less secure, house. Here is how to make sure your front door stops any break-in attempts. A Quality Lock is the First Step Ask a local locksmith to show you their ANSI Grade 1 hardened steel deadbolts. These locks resist being shattered by a hammer and the bolt cut through. Deadbolts made by casting are much easier to damage than...

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Car Key Replacement Made Easy

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Car Key Replacement Made Easy

Non-working car keys can be a major problem. Between work commutes, medical and financial appointments, and social trips, a typical person may depend on a functioning key dozens of times every day. Losing or breaking a car key can be an extremely stressful time, but the process for getting a replacement is actually fairly simple. Step 1: Determine Key Type & Gather Information Having a replacement key made may require some basic vehicle information, depending on the key job and type. Find the vehicle’s VIN, make, model, and year. It...

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4 Reasons Why Your Home Needs Keyless Locks

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Reasons Why Your Home Needs Keyless Locks

While the traditional pin tumbler and key system has been around for a long time, recent innovations have made keyless entry systems practical for home use. Why are these systems so appealing? Consider these 4 reasons why you should ditch the lock and key and go with a system that is more modern. The Installation Process Is Simple Installing a new keyless lock may be intimidating, but the installation process is similar to installing a pin tumbler and key system. It does not require special equipment aside from the hardware itself, and...

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