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Ways to Keep Your Backyard Secure

Ways to Keep Your Backyard Secure

It is common sense that when we leave our homes to go to work, run an errand, or go on a vacation that we need to lock up. Keeping your home safe when you are there and when you are gone is critical. It deters burglars and unwanted guests from entering your property and destroying it or stealing your possessions. When we think of keeping our homes safe, we tend to remember our front entryways and our garages as the two main points of entry to a house. What about the backyard? Security for your sliding doors and fences is just as critical as your front door locks. Backyards tend to have less lighting, which makes them a targeted area for break-ins. Securing Fences and Sheds with Padlocks or Other Locks At Cheap Lock & Key, we have the tools and experience to keep your home safe. There are multiple options for homeowners looking to keep their fences secure. The most common options available are Padlock Keyed latch Keyed door hardware Pool gates Coded...
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Locksmith Services for Property Management Companies

Locksmith Services for Property Management Companies

Property management companies should be among the first in line for a long-term, valuable, locksmith company to have on speed dial. When it comes to the safety and security of your complexes, quality lock systems should be at the top of the list. Some of the most important tasks that the property managers typically undertake include: Securing the premises that your buildings are on Protecting against vandalism Ensuring the safety of tenants These can be accomplished easily with a professional, reliable locksmith on hand. For example, you can call Cheap Lock & Key! Cheap Lock & Key is licensed, insured, and trained in all areas of the field, including security audits.  Lock Changes, Master Keys, & Other Services Your Go-To Locksmith Can Provide An on-call locksmith can become one of the most powerful tools for property management companies. Your go-to locksmith will be familiar with all of the locks on your buildings. Furthermore, they will be able to...
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When to Replace Your Residential Door Lock

When to Replace Your Residential Door Lock

Your residential door locks are one of the only barriers between your family, your possessions, and an intruder. As it so happens, your residential door locks are also one of the most vulnerable and easiest ways for an intruder to enter your home. The cornerstone of good home security is to have layered protection, and your doors are actually just one of those layers. Statistics Behind Unlawful Entry Approximately 6-7% of unlawful entry is committed by someone who has a key to your home. In addition, 36% of unlawful entry happens because your door has been left open or unlocked. Taking the time to change and replace your home's locks is imperative to the security of your home. If you have experienced one of these following scenarios, it is time to replace your residential door locks. A relationship change can leave your home vulnerable. Did you go through a divorce? Did your significant other move out? Maybe you had a friendship end or a roommate move out? Whatever ...
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Make Sure Your Sliding Glass Doors Are Secure

Make Sure Your Sliding Glass Doors Are Secure

There are areas of your home that are not built for protection, but rather for aesthetics. Your sliding glass door, for instance, is a picture-perfect window that provides light, warmth, and a view of nature. It is not something that provides fortification against attempted breaking and entering. Find out how you can protect your home against these four inherent weaknesses that sliding glass doors have. These reasons are sure to make you want to make sure that your sliding glass door is secure. #1: Sliding glass doors are constructed with simple latches. Latches on sliding glass doors are generally very simple mechanisms that can be easily bypassed by simply jiggling the door a lot. The latches are not built to withstand breaking and entering and create an easy access point for someone to get into your home. Add an extra lock on your sliding glass doors to reinforce security measures around your home. There are several options on the market that homeowners can choose...
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Benefits of a Master Key System for Your Business

Benefits of a Master Key System for Your Business

Master key systems are popping up everywhere and for good reason. They protect your business and increase security measures with just a few small changes to your existing locks. Master key systems are beneficial for businesses with different access needs and multiple employee tiers. A master key system allocates the Grand Master Key to the owner or Senior Management and all other employees are customized to be able to access their specific entry points and inner doorways. How Does the Master Key System Work One key will grant access to all of the areas and buildings on the property. This is the Grand Master Key. After this key, the system allows changes for individuals or groups of people to be key holders, which makes access control more efficient. These key holders are given access to specific areas of the building. Switching From Your Current Locks to a Master Key System Setting your system up is a breeze for a professional locksmith! Cheap Lock & Key can switch your...
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