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Changing Locks When You Move In

door locks 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.

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Best Door Locks for Your Home

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Burglars select the easiest target and will simply move on to the next house if confronted with a quality deadbolt. A high quality deadbolt serves as a deterrent. Thieves also look for outside entryways that offer the least chance of being seen.

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How To Disguise Your Absence While On Holiday

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How To Disguise Your Absence While On Holiday

Home security while on vacation is a thought that crosses everyone’s mind when they are getting ready to leave their house empty for an extended period of time. The time when people’s houses are burglarized most often is when they are away from home for a long time, and burglars know that they won’t be returning home any time soon. But, with a few tips about home security for when you’re on vacation, you can have peace of mind when going out of town. Stop the mail/newspaper – The first thing to do when getting home security ready when planning a vacation is to have the post office hold your mail and making sure to stop your newspaper. It is best not to tell the people you speak to that you’ll be out of town, just say that you’re going to be busy.

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50% Off Strip Beam

astronsa 50% off 2     strip beam house smallAnnouncing Latest Strip Beam Security We're excited to unveil the next generation outdoor protection Strip Beams, a brand-new product line made especially for creating a curtain barrier around your home.Strip Beams create multiple invisible rays across windows and doors. Lots of Families now have piece of mind while sitting in there homes knowing they will be notified if and intruder enter there garden our outside perimeter. Contact us Now for a Free Quotation of your Home or Business. Call 021 7620190 or Email: shireen@astronsa.co.za

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Safety Tips While Out Shopping

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Historically, the holiday season is one of the highest crime periods of the year. During this time many of our thoughts are of food, gifts, gatherings, etc., not on how to best protect ourselves, family and/or business assets. Be alertand aware of your environment. Criminals tend to target people who are not paying attention and that appear to be unaware of their surroundings, i.e. carry packages, fumbling with keys looking at the ground or into space.

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Front Door Security Measures

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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. Modern day Composite Doors along with multi-point locking will certainly keep out the majority of thieves. If you possess an older door then ensure that the frame is good and the door suitable for external use; for instance, a timber hollow core door would probably not be suitable. It should be of substantial construction, at the very least 44 mm thick in order to support the mortise locking mechanism as well as hung on 3 strong 100 mm (4″) hinges. The rim latch and the mortise should be fitted 45 to 60 cm (18-24″) apart. Advice on front door security while the house is occupied will vary, based on whom you speak to. Fire Safety Officers will recommend that, with regard to basic safety factors, the mortise deadbolt really should not be engaged while the house is occupied, because locating and engaging the key can easily trigger unwanted delay in escaping from the scene of a fire. Crime Reduction Officers may recommend that a rim latch on its very own will be inadequate in delivering adequate protection and that engaging the locking mechanism could increase this, as well as the security associated with children in protecting them from wandering. Plainly these are the issues that will need to be considered. If you feel fire safety is actually the priority, additional security can end up being obtained by fitting draw bolts to the top and bottom of the door. The exterior doors of your home must be able to stand up to the elements of wind, rain, snow, ice and hail. Your exterior doors must also be strong enough to keep intruders out and protect your family and personal belongings inside while standing up to constant use. Exterior doors come in a wide variety of materials and styles, but the strongest exterior doors will last the longest and provide the best measure of security for your home. Found These Two Video Clips Of  Attempted Burglary: Part One: Part Two: 021 762 0190 www.astronsa.co.za info@astronsa.co.za
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by Security Industry Regulatory Authority SIRA 581775 Member: D. George


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Use Lighting To Secure High Risk Points

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Use Lighting to secure these High-Risk Entry Points

To reduce risk of burglary, any lighting is better than no lighting. If you see that any portion of the house or yard is not adequately lit, take care of it. Your garage is another critical area of your home. Make use of an automatic garage opener. Most garage openers turn on one or more lights when activated.To protect your carport, leave a light on. If you are going away, have a light set on a timer. Also have lights activated by motion detectors to deter intruders. In general, lights attached to motion detectors are the best choice for exteriors, particularly for the backyard. Connect an alarm as well and you will immediately get to know if someone moves around in your yard. Some people hesitate to use motion sensor type lighting because of the false alarms caused by small animals like cats and dogs. Proper placement of the motion sensors as well as correct settings for sensitivity will take care of this problem to a large extent. Using motion sensors in the front of the house requires careful planning, because they can be triggered by people walking on the sidewalk or by children playing. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to hook lights to motion sensors. Many people leave just a small light on when going out. This is done to avoid walking into a dark home when returning. Examples include hallway lights or a light in one corner of the kitchen / living room. Unfortunately, this kind of lighting signals to would-be burglars that no one is home. The solution is to leave several lights on. Leave a radio on as well. When going on a vacation, put interior lights and a radio on timers. As you can see, your objective is twofold. One, to ensure that lighting can reach all nooks and corners of your home and garden on demand. Two, your home should look occupied even when it is not. 021 762 0190 www.astronsa.co.za info@astronsa.co.za
Astron South Africa Registered is a Security Service Provider 
by Security Industry Regulatory Authority SIRA 581775 Member: D. George


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Who's there?

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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-access location so you can get to it quickly if there’s a fire.
Also keep any trees or shrubs around windows trimmed. While they may seem to increase your privacy, they also increase a burglar’s privacy while they’re breaking into your home.

Keep Safe

Your Astron Team

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Astrons very own dancing minions

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