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The Differences Between Residential Door Locks And Commercial Door Locks

Posted by on May 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Differences Between Residential Door Locks And Commercial Door Locks

If you are a business owner looking to save money, you may be wondering what the differences are between residential door locks and commercial door locks. Other than prices, there are a few major differences between residential and commercial door locks. Just thinking about demand alone, a commercial door lock used on a retail store’s front door will get used and has different demands than the lock needed on the front door of a home in the suburbs. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between residential and commercial door locks and the demands placed on them: Door Lock Demands Commercial door locks are often protecting items that are very valuable, so the lock must be strong enough to keep determined burglars out. These locks may also be in a high-traffic area so it must be durable enough to withstand being locked and unlocked very often, without wearing down. The demands of residential locks are often less extreme. A residential lock, especially if it’s a lock found on an interior door of a house, isn’t always used as often. Residential locks also don’t necessarily need to have the strength of commercial locks, because the threat of burglary isn’t as high. So, as you can tell, the demands placed on a residential lock aren’t typically the same as the demands placed on a commercial lock. Lock Grades In order to help the public choose the best lock for every situation, the ANSI, or American National Standards Institute, set standards for locks. ANSI grades door locks according to longevity and durability, with the most durable and long-lasting locks falling under Grade 1, and basic locks falling under Grade 3. Here is a closer look at each lock grade: Grade 1: This is the toughest group of locks on the market. These locks, including door locks, have achieved the highest rating by ANSI and are meant for use in heavy commercial settings. These are the types of locks you see on buildings that see a large volume of people entering and exiting on a daily basis, including schools, museums, hospitals, and department stores. You typically don’t see Grade 1 locks used in residential settings. Grade 2: This type of lock is made for light commercial use and heavy residential use. They are strong locks that are durable, but considered to be mid-range. These types of looks are typically found on apartment doors, small stores and shops, offices, and other buildings where more people are coming in and out than the average single-family home. This is the lock you need if you are looking for a lock that doesn’t wear out as fast as a Grade 3 lock would, but you don’t need anything as hefty as a Grade 1 lock. Grade 3: This is the type of lock you see on most residences. They meet the basic standards for operation and security, but they don’t stand up to frequent and heavy use. Unless a home has a lot of people in living in it, this type of lock is all you need. As you can see, there are a few differences between residential and commercial locks. As a business owner, your best bet is to choose between a Grade 1 or Grade 2 lock. If you have any questions about which type...

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How To Monitor Your Child’s Babysitter On Your Smartphone

Posted by on Apr 8th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Monitor Your Child’s Babysitter On Your Smartphone

Every once in awhile there’s another news story of how a nanny cam has caught a babysitter abusing children, stealing from the home, or participating in improper behavior with others while you are out. The use of security cameras to monitor the activities of babysitters is a growing trend in the U.S. and it helps parents know their children and property is being well taken care of while they are gone from the house. Here is how you can set up a security system to monitor the behavior of a babysitter watching your children in your home.  Choosing Camera Type There are many different styles of cameras you can choose to use. Some cameras are built into a fireplace mantel clock and others are stuffed inside toys you can place on a shelf. You should choose a camera that fits into the room and the babysitter won’t notice. If the babysitter knows they are being watched, they may move away out of the sight line of the camera before they do something you might not approve of them doing. You should also set a number of different cameras around the house so you can keep an eye on the things happening in different rooms in the house. WiFi Capable Camera If you want to view live feeds from the cameras while you are away from home, you’ll have to make sure you purchase a camera that has WiFi capabilities. The WiFi allows the camera to connect directly to the internet. You can then access the cameras through the Internet connection. This will be a secured connection that you will need a password to access. You will choose the password used to make the connection.  Monitoring Service You need to subscribe to a monitoring service to access the camera through your smartphone. The monitoring service establishes a signal with the cameras in your home and sends that signal to you. The monitoring service will typically have a range of cameras you can purchase that is compatible with their software and system. Monitoring Software You will be giving an app by the monitoring service for you to download software on your smartphone. The software allows you to access the internet monitoring system site as long as the smartphone has access to an internet connection. You want to make sure the software gives you the ability to be able to record both video and sound in case something happens that you have to show to the police or a lawyer. Legal Considerations Some municipalities do not allow you to record other people without their permission. You should check the laws in your community to make sure you don’t violate any of them and end up in legal trouble yourself. You also shouldn’t film in areas like the bathroom where a babysitter would normally expect complete privacy as that can also get you into trouble. For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from Arapahoe County Security Center...

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Accessories To Consider For Your Gun Safe

Posted by on Mar 30th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Accessories To Consider For Your Gun Safe

If you have handguns or rifles at home, it is important that you keep them locked up so that others can’t access them. This is possible with a gun safe. When it comes to choosing a new gun safe, there are a variety of accessories to consider. Lights The first type of accessory you might want to consider for your gun safe is having a light. There are new gun safes that already come with lights, in addition to lights you can add in later. This makes it easy to find what you need if you have an intruder and are trying to keep your bedroom light turned off, or if there is an emergency while the power is out. Even if your gun safe already came with a small light, it might not provide much illumination, so it is good to look at others you can install in the safe. For example, there are some that come with a strip that sticks the light into the inside of your safe, while others are LED lights that require batteries. Just make sure if you get a light with batteries, you know when to replace them. Dehumidifiers Another accessory for gun safes is having a dehumidifier. This is going to help protect your guns from extra moisture, which can be very damaging. One of the reasons you keep your guns locked up in a safe is that they won’t be damaged from floods or high humidity in your home. Unfortunately, it can also get a little humid inside a safe under certain circumstances, especially when it is made from metal and starts to corrode. You can get small dehumidifiers for your gun safe that will keep your guns protected from humidity. Organizers If you have multiple guns stored in one safe, you don’t want to just throw them all in and hope they don’t get scratched. There are organizers you can get for your safe if it didn’t already come with different slots and compartments. Door organizers are a great option since they are easy to adhere to the inside door of larger safes, which let you store each gun in a different compartment of the door organizer. The organizers available are dependent on the size of safe you have. However, if you are currently shopping around for a new safe at companies like Anytime Lock & Safe, it is a great time to look for one that offers excellent organization and storage inside the safe instead of a large open...

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3 Indications You Need to Upgrade Your Business’s Locks

Posted by on Feb 4th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Indications You Need to Upgrade Your Business’s Locks

Between managing inventory, managing your staff and the host of other operational responsibilities that go along with running a successful business, facility upkeep can often get overlooked. Make sure you aren’t making this mistake. This is an especially important statement when it comes to your locks. Locking systems are long lasting, but there does come a point when it’s time to consider a replacement. Here are just some of the scenarios when you need to replace your locks.   Rust Take a few moments to examine the physical condition of your locks, particularly those that are exposed to the outside. If you notice any signs of rust along the surface, it’s time for a replacement. Where there is rusting there is also deterioration. As the metal surfaces of a lock start to break down, the lock loses much of its integrity, making it easier to pick or completely destroy. More troubling is that should a faulty lock be the reason for a break-in, your insurance claim could be denied or financially impacted, in a negative way. Recent Break-In In cases of theft were there was no damage to the door or lock, some business owners don’t consider it necessary to replace their locking systems. This is a bad idea. Although the intruder may have used a window or some other point of entry to get inside, this doesn’t mean your locks are secure. While inside, the intruder could have easily gained access to a spare key you had stored away. This key will serve as nothing shy of a welcome sign for them to return. After any incident of theft, it’s best to change all your locks as a preventive measure. Equipment Upgrades As a business evolves and expands, this often requires that business owners also expand the equipment and technology they use to operate. If you’ve recently made significant equipment upgrades in your business, it’s time to consider also upgrading your locks, or at the very least having a locksmith come out and perform a security inspection. The more valuable the contents of your building, the more secure the locking system needs to be. This might even be a good time to upgrade to a biometric locking system to give you greater control over who has access to the building. A commercial locksmith won’t just help you with the replacement of your locks, but they can also assist you with choosing the right option to ensure your business is more secure. Learn more at resources...

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Securing Your Home With Better Locks

Posted by on Nov 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Securing Your Home With Better Locks

Your doors and windows are your home’s first line of defense against intruders. Therefore, you want to do your best to make sure they are as secure as possible. The information provided below will help you determine whether or not your doors and windows are as secure as they should be. If not, you should have a professional locksmith come out to make changes for you.  Check your windows Go around the outside of your house and check each window. You want to try to open the window from the outside. Also, put a hand on each side of the window and try to rock the window. If there is movement, then a potential intruder may be able to rock it off the frame to gain entry into your house. Screens that are in good condition are also a plus. You will also want to go around the inside of your house and look at the windows individually. Having a locking latch is a good start. However, each window should also have a secondary lock to ensure its security. Check your sliding glass doors Sliding glass doors can pose a real risk to the security of your home. An experienced burglar can pop a sliding door off the trach quickly and quietly. If your sliding glass door only has a basic lock at the handle, then it can be easily broken into. Until you can get a locksmith out to help you have a more secure locking system installed, you can purchase locks you will screw into the top and bottom of the frame. Check your outside doors All the doors that lead to the outside should have a locking doorknob and a deadbolt. The deadbolt will make it much more difficult for a potential intruder to be able to get through the door. Also, it can help to have a security screen installed that has a second deadbolt. If you like to leave your doors open during the day, then a security screen is a great way for you to be able to enjoy the fresh air while still being able to keep your home protected. Any time you are concerned about the security of the locks around your home, you should call out a professional locksmith. They can come out and give you a lot of information on ways you can make your doors and windows more secure. They can also install deadbolts or other types of locks to help...

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Do you have guns in your home? Maybe you use the guns for hunting, target shooting or home defense, but are they safely kept in the home when they are not in use? Some people use the argument that a gun cannot be locked up if it is meant to be used to protect their family during an invasion or burglary. The truth is, you can keep your gun very safe inside a gun safe without it taking you forever to get to it when you need it. Learn more about the fast-open gun safes that you can use in your home. In just a few seconds, you could have access to your guns without worrying about anyone else having access to them at all.

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