Home safes provide homeowners with peace of mind concerning some of their most prized and irreplaceable possessions. With so many models available in different sizes and with different features, choosing a safe for your home can be a prolonged process. In order to simplify that process and settle on a safe with which you will be satisfied, consider the following factors.
Your Safekeeping Needs
Before you start looking at different safes, think about the items you own that you wish to provide with maximum protection. This will help you determine what size of safe is right for you, as well as what features. If guns are in the mix, for instance, you will want a gun safe.
Since your purchase will be constrained by your budget, the amount of money which you can spend on a safe is a major factor to consider. If you can, try to set aside enough money to get a high-quality safe because they provide better protection. Once you know what your budget is, you can narrow down the range of options available accordingly.
The most common reason why people use safes is to provide an additional layer of protection against theft of those objects that are most valuable to them, but the threat of fire and flood are possibilities that should be taken into account when choosing a safe. These disasters can spell the end for many valuables, even those that are stored in safes. Waterproof and fire-resistant safes can buy you and your valuables extra time in the face of such a disaster.
With more than 80 years of experience providing home and business security solutions to residents of the Orlando area, Armstrong Lock & Security Products is a name that you can trust. Our product lineup includes high-quality safes that are fire-rated to withstand even the strongest household fires. To speak with one of our Orlando-based locksmiths about a safe that meets your needs perfectly, call (321) 800-4982.
Lock bumping and lock picking have been on the rise for years, and the increasingly widespread knowledge of these practices renders many basic locks ineffective as far as genuine security is concerned. Fortunately, locksmiths have managed to stay a step ahead of the thieves, developing locks that are virtually impenetrable.
One such lock, the Master NightWatch Deadbolt, offers stellar security at a great price. Once you and everyone else is home for the night, you can activate this lock and prepare to rest easy. When the deadbolt is engaged, not even your own key could open the door from the outside.
The Master Nightwatch Deadbolt has been thoroughly tested by industry professionals, and it has withstood even the most even the most advanced lock bumping and picking techniques. To learn more about this deadbolt or to speak with an experienced Orlando locksmith who offers this patent-pending high-security lock at a low price, call Armstrong Lock & Security Products at (321) 800-4982.
The holiday season is a time to appreciate what you have, spend time with your friends and family, and enjoy the festivities taking place around you. Unfortunately, it is also a time during which thieves are especially active, seeking to catch households unawares and loot new electronics and other valuables. To keep your home secure this holiday season, take the following precautions.Keep Doors Locked at All Times
Having a steady flow of visitors show up at your place for a holiday gathering may tempt you to leave your front door unlocked so that visitors can let themselves in on arrival. This sort of protocol is a thief’s fantasy, and any impulse you have to leave your door unlocked should be ignored. Instead, consider installing maximum-security locks on your home’s doors to make breaking and entering even harder for would-be thieves.
Shield Signs of Expensive Gifts
Widescreen TV boxes and other large packaging materials are viewed by some criminals as an invitation to enter your home and steal. Take care with any valuables you purchase or are gifted this holiday season, especially large ones. Store them in a closet or other hidden space up until shortly before the gift giving commences, rather than setting them by the tree. Break down boxes and put them in your garbage bin rather than next to it, storing excess packaging materials in your garage or elsewhere until space for them opens up in your garbage bin.
Beef Up Your Home’s Security System
In addition to having high-security lock systems affixed to your doors, consider upgrading your home’s security infrastructure with a home surveillance system. CCTV security cameras deter most thieves and greatly improve the chances of catching criminals bold enough to trespass anyway.
If you believe that having a more secure home will give you more peace of mind this holiday season, you should contact a professional locksmith to beef up your home’s security measures. This will enable you to better enjoy yourself and the company of your friends and family during this special time of year. To speak with an security professional about having high-security locks and a fire-resistant safe installed in your Orlando home, call Armstrong Lock & Security Products at (321) 800-4982.
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service
Armstrong Lock & Security Products has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013.
Beau Armstrong, Vice President of the company said, “We have had the honor of serving the Central Florida area for over 84 years now, and we’ve done so by providing our customers with not only exceptional locksmith service, but a high level of customer service that makes the consumer happy they chose us as their trusted security professional.”
“Only about 5 percent of the companies Armstrong Lock & Security Products competes with in Central Florida are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.”
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.
Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2013 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com .
For tips on keeping your home—and any gifts you’ve purchased to give to loved ones or that you have received—safe this holiday season, watch this brief news clip.
One of the most important security rules to live by is to make it look like you or someone in your household is home at all times. If you plan to leave town this holiday season, take precautions such as setting interior and exterior lights to turn on and off at specific times and employing a friendly neighbor to retrieve your mail and newspapers for you so that these things don’t pile up on your driveway.
Throughout this holiday season, you should maintain a heightened sense of awareness for your surroundings and potential dangers. If you see or hear anything suspicious in your neighborhood, notify the proper authorities. To speak with a home security expert about having high-security locks installed on your doors and beefing up your Orlando home’s security system, call Armstrong Lock & Security Products at (321) 800-4982.
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