Front Door Security Measures- Part 1

Front Door Security Measures 67% of break-ins take place through the front door. Standard door locks (Yale variety) on its own is actually not really enough. The door should also be fitted with other locks at points along the door. These types of locks should become something similar to a five lever mortise deadlock, though insurance firms will probably accept a rim automatic deadlock. However quality locks are generally only as strong as the doors and frames to which in turn they are joined. ...
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Changing Locks When You Move In- Part 2

When you buy your own home the decision and responsibility are all yours. Deadbolt locks such as tubular locks and mortise locks require different types of holes to be drilled in the door. Changing locks or rekeying is important and the choice is up to you. Trying to re-drill holes in a door for a different lock type may look bad and compromise the integrity of the door. If several exterior doors have been keyed to take the same key it is usually more convenient to have a locksmith rekey th...
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Changing Locks When You Move In- Part 1

Changing Locks When You Move In: When you move into a new house, condo, townhouse, or apartment you can be sure that many other people have had copies of your keys for any number of legitimate reasons. Where are all those copies now? Changing locks will protect you in the event some keys to your home end up in the wrong hands. No matter if you rent, own, or are part of an association you need to be sure you and your family are the only ones with keys to your home. (more…)
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Who’s there?

Who's there? The first step to keeping unwelcome visitors out is to protect the entrances to your home.  THE FRONT DOOR - A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY? To help prevent burglars from getting into your home through a window, install locks or pins. We recommend using the same brand of lock for all your windows so it’s easy and convenient to use them. And that’s an important point, because when safety and convenience are at odds, convenience usually wins. Make sure to keep the key in a safe but easy-to...
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