• 4 Little-Known Facts About Home Break-Ins

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    The Greater Orlando area is home to over two million people, and this number is growing every day. Like in any major city, safety and security should be a top priority for homeowners in the Orlando area. Here are four facts about home break-ins in Orlando that will make you think twice about how safe your Orlando home is .

    Fact 1: A Burglary Occurs Every 15 Seconds in the United States
    You read that correctly. Every minute, four homes are broken into and robbed throughout the country. This is consistent with crime statistics throughout most of the Orlando area, which actually has a burglary rate more than double that of the United States as a whole.

    Fact 2: Most Burglaries Happen In Broad Daylight
    For burglars, it doesn’t make much sense to break into a home in the middle of the night. At this time, the home is full of people who could be awoken at the sound of a window breaking or a door being forced open. Most burglaries happen between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., when no one is home to defend it.

    Fact 3: Police Officers Only Recover 15% of Stolen Property
    The vast majority of the time, stolen valuables like jewelry, cash, guns, and computers are never seen again. Unfortunately, these items are often left unsecured throughout the house, which makes them prime targets for theft.

    Fact 4: Burglary Results in an Average $1,600 Loss Per Incident
    Keep in mind that the average burglary results in huge losses for homeowners. For many, this loss is much higher if the burglar manages to find expensive unsecured items or cash throughout the home. The best way to minimize losses is to ensure that these items are safe and locked up.

    To reduce the risk of burglary and minimize losses, protect your home and property using high quality locks and safes from Armstrong Lock & Security Products. We specialize in safes, gun safes, access control, and CCTV system installation throughout Orlando. Call (321) 800-4982 to learn more about our products and services.

  • The Basics of How Locks Work

    Locks are a crucial component of your home’s security system . Understanding how they work can help you as you search for a lock that will best protect your home and possessions.

    Most locks have four key parts: the plug, cylinder, pins, and springs. The cylinder is the central component that holds the pins and allows the key to be inserted. When you insert the proper key, the pins will line up and allow the plug to turn. For more of the basics on locks, watch this useful video from Expert Village.

    At Armstrong Lock & Security Products, we supply and install secure door locks for homeowners throughout the Orlando area. You can learn more about our selection by visiting us online or by calling our office at (321) 800-4982.

     

  • Manufacturing Steel Safes

    Safes come in a verity of shapes and sizes, each designed for a specific purpose and application. However, all safes are essentially made using the same process, which turns a few sheets of metal into a nearly indestructible security solution.

    This video from the hit television show “How It’s Made” will show you the steps in the safe manufacturing process. You’ll see the construction of a large high-grade steel safe from the cutting of the original sheet metal to the installation of timed locks.

    If you’re ready to step up the security at your home or business, a safe is the natural choice. Armstrong Lock & Security Products is Orlando’s premier safe retailer and installer, specializing in all types of safes designed to protect your most important and valuable items . Give us a call today at (321) 800-4982 to find the perfect safe for your home or business.

  • Different Types of Safes for Your Home

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    You’ve made the decision to improve the safety and security of your belongings by installing a safe from Armstrong Lock & Security Products—now it’s time to determine what type of safe is most appropriate for your home. Different types of safes are designed for different needs, so it’s critical that you choose one that works best in your home for your purposes. Here are some different features to consider when purchasing a new safe for your Orlando home .

    Fire, Burglary, and Water Resistance
    While most home safes are designed for general use, some are certified to be resistant against fire, burglary, water damage, or some combination of the three. If your biggest concern is theft, a burglary-resistant safe is the best option. If other security measures are in place, a fire that protects your belongings in high heat is a really good option for the home.

    Size and Placement of Your Safe
    Safes for the home come in a variety of sizes. Thinking about what you intend to stow in your safe allows you to determine the most appropriate size. For example, if you only intend to store a few pieces of jewelry, you may not need a large safe intended for document storage. You should also think about whether your safe needs to be stored or concealed in a specific area. For extra security, consider a floor or store the safe in an area other than the Master bedroom or Master closet.

    Special Applications
    Finally, consider choosing a specialized safe designed for your specific use. For example, if you intend to store firearms in the safe, it makes most sense to purchase a gun safe since the interior of these safes are designed ideally for safe and secure gun storage. Additionally, some gun safes are designed for short-term storage or quick access during an emergency. This type of accessibility may not be available in safes designed for general use.

    For more information on choosing the right safe for your Orlando home, contact Armstrong Lock & Security Products. We are Orlando’s premier safe retailer and installer . Call (321) 800-4982 to learn more about our products and services.