• Exploring the Benefits of Office Surveillance Cameras

     

    If you own a business, you can probably identify with the desire to know what your employees are doing when you’re not watching. You also know that it’s not possible to be everywhere at once and unrealistic to assume that you can spend every minute anyone from your company is working in the office. What is possible, however, is to have an access control expert i nstall CCTV surveillance cameras in your office so that you can find out what happens in your office when you’re not there if the needs arises. Office surveillance cameras can:

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    Reduce Theft
    As much as we’d like to be able to trust our employees, statistics suggest that it is better to be safe than sorry. In addition to providing your employees with a strong impetus not to steal, CCTV surveillance cameras will make your office less susceptible to outside burglary.

    Increase Accountability and Productivity
    In many office settings, backs get straighter, typing speeds increase, and focus becomes sharper whenever the boss is near. If you install CCTV surveillance cameras in your office and inform your employees, this reactive work ethic may become the norm. The result will do wonders for workplace efficiency and your bottom line.

    Prevent and Deal with Harassment
    Unfortunately, harassment in the workplace is a fairly common occurrence.  Office surveillance cameras  can be used as evidence in harassment cases. They can also make would-be harassers think twice before doing something that not only makes others uncomfortable, but also puts their job on the line.

    At Armstrong Lock & Security Products, satisfying clients is our priority. To speak with a member of our  Orlando-based access control and locksmith  service team about your office surveillance options, call (407) 434-0181.

  • Tips for Making Your Home Burglar Proof

     

    Ask a random sample of homeowners about their greatest property-related fears, and the responses you get will vary only slightly. Home fires and natural disasters will be among the most common answers you get, as will break-ins and other security breaches . While there is little you can do to protect your property from Mother Nature’s worst temper tantrums, there are a number of precautions you can take to reduce the likelihood that your home will be the target of your neighborhood’s next serial burglar.

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    Install Maximum Security Locks
    Unfortunately, lock-picking and lock-bumping are skills that thieves are learning to master at an alarming rate. Fortunately, there are a handful of deadbolt locks that even the cleverest of thieves cannot crack. To ensure their efficacy, hire an experienced locksmith to install these locks on your home’s doors.

    Set Up Surveillance Cameras
    Burglars do not like to get caught. By increasing the likelihood that a burglar will be stopped in action or identified after an initial getaway, CCTV video monitoring makes many burglars wary of breaking into a home that is equipped with security cameras.

    Take Extra Precautions When Going Away
    Leaving a light, radio, or TV on can help trick a burglar into thinking you are home when you are away at work or out for the evening. When leaving home for a weekend or longer, however, there are more effective ways to hide your absence. These include  having a trustworthy neighbor collect newspapers  so that they do not pile up on your property and setting up multiple light timers and “fake” TVs to make it appear as if various parts of your home are occupied.

    Use a Safe
    Having a safe won’t keep burglars from entering your home, but it will keep them away from your most prized possessions. Interestingly enough, this is one of the few tips on this list that also provides a measure of defence against fires and natural disasters.

    If you live in the Orlando area and are looking to burglar proof your home, Armstrong Lock & Security Products can provide you with just about everything you need. To speak with one of our locksmiths about our dedicated service and  state-of-the-art safes, locks, and other security solutions , call (321) 800-4982.

  • Lock It Up: Why Every Home Needs a Safe

     

    As a homeowner, there is a good chance that you have taken steps to ensure the security of your home. From motion-controlled lights to an alarm system, there are a number of ways you can protect your home and the possessions inside it. Having a safe is one of the smartest things a homeowner can do. Safes allow you to keep valuable items such as wills, birth certificates, jewelry, and guns safe from fire as well as theft. Whether you choose a floor safe, wall safe, or a gun safe, you can rest easy knowing that your belongings are secure, and no one can access them but you. If you are a business owner, a commercial safe can offer a high level of security for your cash and important documents. Take a look at this infographic from the Orlando safe experts at Armstrong Lock & Security Products to see the different types of safes. You’ll also find out why it’s important for you to have one. Please share with your friends and family, and don’t forget to lock it up!

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  • How to Choose a Locksmith

     

    You have been locked out of your house or apartment. You lost a key and wish to rekey your home just in case that missing key finds its way into the wrong person’s hands. You are working on a large-scale, multi-unit development and want the best in the business installing your lock and access control systems . Regardless of your reason for requiring a locksmith’s services, take the following steps to ensure that the locksmith you wind up hiring is both effective and trustworthy.

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    Ask Around
    When it comes to choosing a locksmith, it pays to do your research. Search through the phone book or online for locksmiths in your area. Check to see what the Better Business Bureau has to say about them. Try to find reputable reviews for each. Chat with your family and friends to see if they have ever used their services or know anyone who has.

    Check Credentials
    In addition to checking for a favorable Better Business Bureau rating, look to see what other professional affiliations the locksmiths you are considering hiring have. In order to indemnify yourself against any losses you may sustain as a result of faulty work or damage that occurs on your property during repairs or installation, only hire a locksmith that is  licensed and insured .

    Feel Comfortable
    Credentials are important, but when you live in a major metropolitan area like Orlando you have a number of reputable locksmiths to choose from. This gives you the luxury of being picky enough to choose someone you feel you can trust. Before hiring a locksmith, make sure that you feel it is someone you can work with and trust with your home’s security fittings.

    At  Armstrong Lock & Security Products, we pride ourselves on satisfying our customers. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and more than 80 years of experience making homes and businesses in Central Florida safer, we are a business you can trust. To arrange to have one of our skilled locksmiths change a lock, install a deadbolt, or set a safe on your property, call us today at (407) 434-0181.