• A Brief Look at High-Security Access Control Systems

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    Simply installing locks on your doors may not be enough to keep some intruders out. A basic lock can be broken, or someone could use a duplicate key to unlock it. If you’re looking to tighten your home or business’s security, you should consider installing high-security access control systems with key control.

    High-security access control systems are designed to limit the number of people who can enter a given space. A good high-security deadbolt should provide stalwart protection in case someone attempts to enter with a duplicate key. Medeco makes a number of high-security access control systems, including the Maxum deadbolt, which is made of solid brass and exceeds the highest standards for auxiliary locks. It also comes with a one-inch bolt that can withstand burglars’ saws and crowbars. Further, the Maxum deadbolt is designed to protect against unauthorized key duplication.

    To learn more about the Maxum deadbolt and other access control system components, contact Armstrong Lock & Security Products. We’ve been keeping Orlando homes and businesses safe for over 80 years. Call us at (321) 800-4982 if you have any questions.

  • Armstrong Lock & Security Products MVP for 2013: Ian Martin

    Ian Martin

    Congratulations to the Armstrong Lock & Security Products MVP for 2013, Ian is one of our road technicians that services both commercial and residential customers. He has excelled in safe servicing, opening, and repairs. We have received a lot of compliments on the level of customer service Ian gives while on the job.

    If you need our services, and you happen to have Ian as your security professional, congratulate him on his hard work!

  • Understanding the Different Grades of Lock

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    When buying a lock, you likely don’t think much about its grade. However, buying a lock with a high grade is important for keeping your home or business safe from burglars. Locks are tested and given a grade of 1, 2, or 3 by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association, with 1 being the highest quality and 3 being the lowest.

    One factor that determines a lock’s grade is the minimum weight it can withstand before breaking. Grade 1 knob locks must withstand 300 lb.-in, while grade 1 lever locks must withstand 450 lb.-in. Compare that with 120 lb.-in. and 180 lb.-in. for grade 3 knob and lever locks. Experts recommend that homes and businesses install grade 2 or 3 locks on their doors for better protection. Upgrading your locks could be just enough to prevent would-be thieves from breaking into your property.

    If you’re interested in upgrading your locks, call Armstrong Lock & Security Products at (321) 800-4982. We’re proud to provide locks, safes, gun safes, and other security products to our Orlando-area clients.

  • How a Safe Can Help You Protect Your Valuables


    To ensure your peace of mind in the event of an emergency or misfortune, keep your valuables stored in a secure, accessible place. A safe provides security for your items, and you can keep it right in your home. Read on for a few of the reasons why owning a safe is a great way to protect your valuables.

    Preserves Contents 
    Many people store their valuable items in a bank safe deposit box. This seems like a secure option because banks offer excellent 24-hour security and alarm systems. However, bank vaults are usually designed to be fireproof, but not waterproof. In the event of a flood or other natural disaster, your items might be vulnerable in a safe deposit box. A fireproof, waterproof safe can make sure your valuables are preserved and remain dry in the midst of any unexpected occurrence.

    Easily Accessible
    Storing important original documents, such as receipts, wills, and funerary directives in a safe deposit box is not a good idea. These documents require immediate access, and bank safe deposit boxes are usually sealed when the bank receives a death notice. When this happens, estate representatives have to provide court papers to the bank to gain access to the box. To avoid the hassle and wasted time, keep these important documents in a safe that is easily accessible within your home.

    Contents Are Insured
    Money that is kept in a bank safe deposit box is not FDIC insured. The FDIC only insures deposits in accounts that are held in banks. This doesn’t include the contents of the safe deposit box associated with the account. The contents of a safe deposit box are rarely insured. If you want to keep extra cash, documents, or other valuables safe and insured, store them in a safe at your home. Items within your home are typically covered by your homeowners insurance policy.

    Armstrong Lock & Security Products can provide your home with a secure safe for your valued items. Located in Orlando, we are a full-service locksmith and provide access control systems, CCTV, and more. Visit our website or call (321) 8000-4982 to learn more about our products and services.