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Home Security
David Davidof

What Is The Biggest Home Security Mistake People Make?

Home security is an important issue that affects millions of people every year. Unfortunately, despite the best intentions, many homeowners make costly mistakes when it comes to securing their property.  Here, we’ll discuss some of the most common home security mistakes that people make and what you can do to avoid them. Failing to lock

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a smart lock used to protect homes from the thieves
Question of the Week
David Davidof

Will A Smart Lock Stop Package Thieves?

It’s November and you are just about ready to get started with your Christmas shopping. You’re ecstatic because you don’t have to face the crowds or the stores. You just need to order everything online and sit back and wait for those packages to arrive. Right? Not so fast. As it turns out, burglars are

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jimmy proof dead lock
Question of the Week
David Davidof

What Is A Jimmy Proof Deadbolt

“Jimmying a lock” is a slang term for using a crowbar or other metal implement to forcefully (and usually illegally) open a door. It involves sliding the metal implement into the space between the door and its frame to break the lock. How Does A Jimmy Proof Deadbolt Work A jimmy-proof deadbolt was designed to

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light burglars
Question of the Week
David Davidof

Does Living The Light On Really Deter Burglars

Who’s afraid of the dark? Definitely not burglars, who prefer it for their work. Often, the advice given is to leave your porch lights on or lights in your home to dissuade them from targeting you.  The thing is, a cursory glance on the Internet will show that there’s no consensus on whether this is

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Safe
Question of the Week
David Davidof

Do I Need A Safe In My Home?

A safe is one of those small but significant additions to your home security that can make a material difference to the losses you suffer if your home is broken into. If you own a gun, you may find that a safe may provide an additional layer of safety for your family. There are plenty

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Do Locks Have An Expiry Date?
Question of the Week
David Davidof

Do Locks Have An Expiry Date?

Like everything else in life, your locks have an expiration date. Most people are surprised by this because if there is one item marketed as being “built to last”, it’s the lock. Unfortunately, most physical locks have a life span of 6-7 years. A door lock in a high-traffic area is subject to considerable amounts

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Where Should I Leave My Car Keys?
Question of the Week
David Davidof

Where Should I Leave My Car Keys?

If you toss your car keys on a table or a hook near the door, you might want to rethink that. That’s because thieves are most likely to look for them there. It doesn’t matter if it’s a traditional car key or a key fob. Thieves understand human nature and are aware of our tendencies

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Where Should I Leave My Car Keys?
Question of the Week
David Davidof

Can You Get Locks That Are 100% Burglar Proof?

The whole point of placing a good strong lock on your house is to make it safe and secure against any and all intruders. Burglars are a threat to this safe haven when they pick or bump the locks that secure the barrier between the home and the outside world. To combat this, we try

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Where Should I Leave My Car Keys?
Question of the Week
David Davidof

Can Better Locks Improve My Home Insurance Premium?

If impact windows and installing a burglar alarm can improve your home insurance premium it makes sense that having better locks can do the same. But is that the case? And if it is, what type of locks would you need? Better Locks CAN Improve your Home Insurance Premium The right locks can make a

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Where Should I Leave My Car Keys?
Question of the Week
David Davidof

What can an Automotive Locksmith Do?

The car is an essential part of our everyday life, and it can make a real mess of our day when something goes wrong. But you don’t always have to get your car to the garage or dealership when you have car trouble. An automotive locksmith can help you out of many car key-related situations. 

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