• The Benefits of Installing a CCTV System in Your Home

     

    Home security systems provide peace of mind whether you are at home or out on the town. Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras continually monitor your Orlando home to protect your property from vandalism, intrusion, and theft. These camera systems are innocuous enough to blend in anywhere, but effective in capturing events and information to help you prevent or handle any emergency.

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    Deter Thieves and Vandals
    The presence of a CCTV system is often enough to deter thieves and vandals. The security footage obtained by these cameras can be used to identify and charge criminals in a court of law, making any home that employs cameras less enticing to these individuals. Many would-be intruders or vandals will pass your home by once they spot the presence of a  camera system  monitoring your grounds.

    Monitor Children and Pets
    A CCTV system can provide you with the ability to keep an eye on children or pets even when you are in not in the same room. These systems are ideal for two-story homes and homes with pools or large backyards. An audio feed allows you to hear your children as well as see them so you can respond immediately to distress even if you are well outside of normal earshot.

    Inconspicuous Yet Effective Solution
    Modern CCTV cameras are small, inconspicuous, and do not require wires to transmit signals. CCTV cameras present an easy-to-use security solution that doesn’t disrupt the look of your home or yard. Cameras can be placed in a variety of areas such that they do not detract from your home’s exterior or décor. Wireless monitoring eliminates the need for unsightly cables and allows you to access video remotely at any time to check on the status of your property.

    CCTV systems are just one of many home monitoring and security solutions available for your home.  Armstrong Lock & Security Products  offers safes, high-security locks, access control, and locksmith services throughout Orlando. Call us at (407) 434-0181 or visit our website to find out more.

  • Features of the Simplex File Guard

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    Whether you utilize a file cabinet as part of your office filing system or store important personal information at home, you want to know the documents in your cabinet are secure. The FG Series Simplex File Guard, available from Armstrong Lock & Security Products, offers a simple yet extremely effective solution to file cabinet security. This heavy-duty steel channel bar is permanently attached to your file cabinet via steel mounting bolts. The system features a pushbutton combination lock that is secure yet easy to use and convenient for everyday access. Installing a Simplex File Guard system on each of your file cabinets provides security and peace of mind without the unnecessary confusion or cost of key control. This item is available in two-drawer, four-drawer, and five-drawer models to accommodate your file protection needs.

    The Simplex File Guard is just one of the many top-quality security products offered by Armstrong Lock & Security Products. If you’d like to learn more about your security, access control , and monitoring options in the Orlando area, call us today at (407) 434-0181 to speak with one of our staff. Click through our website to browse our full catalog of products and services.

  • A Look at Some Common Lock Problems

     

    Locks are designed to keep your home, business, and belongings secure. However, lock problems can cause frustration and worry if you don’t know how to solve them.

    This video discusses some of the most common problems you may experience with your locks. If you are having trouble opening the lock using a new key, your key may not be properly cut. Check to see whether old keys work—if not, you may need to address corrosion inside the mechanism using a silicone or graphite spray. You can also remove the doorknob to inspect the locking mechanism for damage or wear.

    Are you having problems with the locks in your home or business? Contact Armstrong Lock & Security Products at (407) 434-0181 for fast, effective  locksmith services  in the Orlando area. Our experienced security technicians also offer additional access and monitoring services—check out our website to learn more.

  • Essential Tips for Selecting a Home Safe

     

    A home safe provides an excellent solution for storing valuables or keeping items such as firearms safely out of reach. When choosing the right safe for your home, there are a number of factors you should consider. Safes are available in a variety of sizes, styles, and materials to suit your unique security needs.

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    Size
    Home safes are manufactured in a variety of sizes, ranging from very small to very large. Although safes do increase in price as they increase in size, purchasing a safe that is too small for your needs is not a wise investment. Smaller safes are ideal for storing papers, photos, and small pieces of jewelry. A larger safe may be necessary if you want to store heirlooms, memorabilia, or firearms. Keep in mind that the size of your safe may also limit its placement options when finding the best location for it in your home.

    Placement
    It’s best to store safes well out of sight, such as beneath beds or at the back of closets. This will prevent your safe from being easily found in the event of a break-in. Some safes can be bolted into the floor of your home to prevent them from being picked up and carried away. If you want to purchase this type of safe, make sure you place it in an area of your home where you can drill into the floor without affecting its structure or aesthetics.

    Protection
    Safes are fabricated to protect the items within from a variety of dangers, such as fire, flood, and unwanted access. While some safes provide only one type of protection, many safes combine protection options to keep items safe from water, fire, and intrusion. It’s important to choose a safe that will  provide adequate protection  for your belongings based upon your needs.

    If you’re considering a safe for your home or business, contact Armstrong Lock & Security Products at (407) 434-0181. We offer a variety of lock, safe, and security monitoring solutions for commercial and residential customers in Orlando.  Visit our website  for more security information and tips.

  • Essential Items to Keep In Your Home’s Safe

     

    When someone asks what three items you would take with you if you were to be stranded on a desert island for an indefinite period of time, it may not difficult for you to choose your laptop, a pocket knife, and your toothbrush. When confronted with the question of what items you would store in your home safe , you should take a different tack. Instead of thinking about your favorite items or what you need to survive, you should think about the items you own that are irreplaceable or could cause a great deal of trouble if they got into the wrong hands. Items that every homeowners should consider keeping in his or her safe include:

    Passport Birth Certificate Social Security Card

    Passports and Birth Certificates
    Passports, birth certificates, Social Security cards, and other important identification documents are best kept in a home safe. It is still a good idea to make copies of these documents and store them in a bank safe deposit box or other secure location, but by keeping them in a fire-rated safe in your home you can ensure that they are well protected and that you will have access to them whenever you need them.

    Insurance Policies
    If disaster strikes and you need your  property insurance details  to file a claim, you do not want to have to wait several hours until you are able to retrieve the information you need. Keep a copy of your property insurance and your insurance agent’s contact information in your safe so that you can retrieve them at a moment’s notice. It is a good idea to keep copies of other insurance policies you have in your safe as well.

    Guns
    If you have guns, you should store them in a designated gun safe. This will keep them out of the hands of children and others who are unauthorized to use them. Gun safes are larger than most safes and have special holding facilities for guns and ammunition.

    In the world of home security, an effective safe is as good as gold. If you live in the Orlando area and would like to have a high-security, fire-rated safe installed in your home, call Armstrong Lock & Security Products at (407) 434-0181. We  carry and install safes  made by the most reputable manufacturers, including Gardall.