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How to Avoid Being Locked Out Without Compromising Your Security

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Being locked out of your home can be a nuisance, and it’s smart to take steps to prevent it. However, it’s also important not to put your home’s security at risk when you do so. Here are a few tips on protecting yourself from a lockout – and what to do if you do find yourself unable to get into your home.  Establish a key routine Keeping your keys in a prominent place will help stop you from accidentally leaving them behind. Read More»

How to Select the Best Lock Plate

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A lock plate is the component of a lock system that is attached on the frame of the door. Some homeowners don’t pay sufficient attention to this component when they are selecting a lock set to buy. Such an oversight can expose the home to burglars who may pry the door open using a crowbar or any other heavy object. This article discusses the characteristics of the best lock plates that you should look out for. Read More»

5 Security Essentials for Bugging In During Apocalyptic Scenarios

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If you are worried about society collapsing and the inevitable crime waves that may accompany that, you may want to do a bit of prepping. Generally, prepping falls into two key categories: bugging out or bugging in, and it’s best to prepare for both scenarios. If you end up bugging in, you need to ensure that your home is as safe as possible. There are tons of home security techniques to consider, but in particular, if you want your home to be safe in apocalyptic conditions, here are some essentials to consider: Read More»

Some simple steps to avoid being locked out

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Being locked out of your home or car can be a frustrating experience, but fortunately it’s relatively simple to avoid by taking a few easy precautions.  Make a duplicate key in advance A spare key is the easiest way to get back into your home or car if you’ve been locked out. Any locksmith can provide you with a copy of your house key. You might assume that your car dealer is the best place to go for a copy of your car key and transponder, but a local car locksmith can probably provide you with an aftermarket copy at a lower price. Read More»