The horrific terrorist acts in Brussels, San Bernardino, Paris and other civilized nations around the world are a wake-up call to our buildings’ security. When is the last time – if ever – that your office building or building complex doors were inspected for the most basic forms of security? What you don't know may one day come to haunt you. Arming yourself with the right knowledge is the first step you can take to improve the security of your property.
Every year, several million burglaries are committed in the US. These crimes are often unpredictable, costly and emotionally devastating to the victims. It can happen even to responsible people who take care to protect their homes. Even worse, many people don’t know what to do following an attack, which makes the sense of fear and violation more intense.
Most thieves will enter your home the same way you do: through the door. Therefore any decent locksmith will tell you that it’s crucial for doors to be a focus of any home security plan. Getting a residential locksmith to install a high-quality lock, and making sure you use it every time, is a good first step, but if you want to be truly secure then you should consider getting a door alarm as well.
More people than ever are locking their doors and throwing away the key. Keyless locks and access systems are all the rage these days, both for homes and businesses. This new technology, though it sometimes seems like something out of a sci-fi movie, brings a new level of convenience to home security. However, are these new systems really safe? As any locksmith will tell you, it’s not so clear.
Even though getting help from a locksmith is a regular can make part of the life of anyone who uses, well, any sort of door, many people have no idea how much this work usually costs. This can lead to customers feeling overcharged, or actually being overcharged, or just getting a surprise at the end of a long day when they’ve been locked out. A little knowledge the whole process a lot smoother.