Common Types of Lock Boxes

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Lock boxes used to be solely for real estate agents who had to show houses and needed a convenient way to keep house keys secure without having to worry about carrying the keys wherever they went. But today there are different kinds of lockboxes from companies like Store-It-Safe that aren't just limited to real estate agents. If you're looking for a safe place to store keys and other valuables, or you don't want the hassle of having to remember where you put your house keys, here are the common types of lockboxes you can buy.

22 September 2015

Hotel Owners: Secure Your Hotels With These Five Essential Tips

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If you own a hotel, you need to create an atmosphere where your guests feel safe but also where your offices and common areas are safe from both guest vandalism and outside threats. To help you achieve the right balance, take a look at these tips: 1. Avoid card readers with DC ports Most hotels have switched from locks with keys to locks with magnetic cards. If you are putting in new card-based locks, consider avoiding ones with visible DC ports.

16 September 2015

Picking the Perfect Safe Lock for You: Questions to Guide You

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Deciding what kind of lock you want for your safe isn't always easy. Different safe smiths have different opinions on which types of locks are the best, but ultimately, the decision is largely a personal one. Use these questions to guide you to the right lock for your safe: 1. Do you want a long lasting lock prone to very few problems? A straightforward mechanical lock with a dial is one of the strongest, most reliable options in the safe locking world.

11 September 2015

Home Safes: Choosing the Right Fire Protection for Documents

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If you want to use your home safe to store important documents, such as passports, insurance policies, tax returns and financial papers, it may be worth investing in a fire safe. While a regular security safe helps protect your documents from theft, it may not protect them from a fire in your home.   A fire safe adds an additional level of protection that could save your documents from damage or destruction.

8 September 2015

Locked Yourself Out? Help Will Soon Just Be a Click Away

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Unless you're the type of person who regularly locks themselves out, you probably don't have a regular mobile locksmith. An emergency locksmith is an on-demand service, and if you've ever had to call one, you probably hope it will never happen again. Even reasonably priced locksmith services are a financial inconvenience, and of course you have to wait outside your home or vehicle for the service. Soon it will be possible to speed up the process of gaining entry to your locked home utilising smartphone technology.

8 September 2015

Safety Tips for Your House

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When you look to increase the overall safety of your house, the best person to ask is an experienced locksmith. However, most people either don't have the time to contact one, or simply don't know anyone who could provide them with such information. Here's where this article comes in handy. Keep reading for a list of the four most important tips that you could follow in order to safeguard your home.

2 September 2015

Why Have a Locksmith Sell and Install a New Safe for Your Home?

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Buying a new safe for your home isn't necessarily a complicated affair; you can purchase a simple box safe that works with a combination or a key and set it up in a corner of a closet and be done with it. However, if you do this on your own you may be missing out on some features offered by certain safes and may wind up choosing the wrong one for your needs.

2 September 2015