• Tips to Improve the Security of Your Home

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    In the United States, a burglar breaks into a home every 15 seconds and steals an average of $1,725 worth of goods and property. It happened more than two million times in 2005 alone, and most if not all of those victims thought their homes were secure. Unfortunately, it’s not very hard to get into most homes, especially for seasoned thieves who are good at finding weak points such as open windows and unlocked doors. From fixing broken locks to securing your valuables inside a safe, the following tips will help improve the security of your home.

    Strengthen Your Home’s Weak Points
    Take a good look around the outside of your home. If you notice any glaring weak points, or points where an intruder could gain easy access to your home, chances are robbers and thieves can see them too. Keep windows closed at night and when you are away during the day. Also call a locksmith as soon as possible to repair or replace a broken lock.

    Make Your Home Less Desirable for Thieves
    Thieves usually go for the easiest target, so your goal should be to make your home as unattractive as possible (at least as far as criminals are concerned). Start by making sure that your home is well lit, especially around areas that permit access inside your home. If your home is monitored by an alarm company, putting a sticker up in the window or posting a sign in the front yard can also make an intruder think twice before targeting your home .

    Secure Your Valuables
    Even with all the precautions in the world, someone can still find a way inside your home if they really want to. To make sure that they don’t get away with anything you can’t replace, keep your valuables in a safe. You should also keep your guns in a gun safe.

    For help securing your home, contact Armstrong Lock & Security Products. In addition to our locksmith services, we also offer safes, gun safes, CCTV systems, and other products aimed at increasing your security and protection. For additional information, contact us online or call us today at (407) 434-0181.

  • A Look at How Deadbolts are Installed

    Deadbolts offer the most security of any type of door lock, but only if they are properly installed. While it is possible to install a deadbolt yourself, you shouldn’t leave the security of your home up to chance. In this video, you will get a closer look at how deadbolts are installed, including all the different types of tools and materials required to complete the job.

    To make sure that your deadbolt is installed properly, trust Armstrong Lock & Security Products. Our locksmiths will ensure that your deadbolt is properly installed. And if you need a safe or gun safe for your valuables, we can help with that too. To learn more about our locksmith services and security products, visit our website or call us at (407) 434-0181.

  • A Look at the Different Types of Door Locks

     

    A state-of-the-art security system will alert you to intruders, and may even scare off potential robbers, but nothing physically stops a break-in more than a quality door lock. Your locksmith can help you pick a lock that provides the highest level of security without sacrificing on aesthetics. To help you get started, here is a look at the different types of door locks available through your Orlando locksmith .

    Mortice Lock

    Deadbolt Lock
    A deadbolt lock provides maximum  security on a door . There are no springs to operate the bolt, so it can only be opened manually with a key or a thumb turn from the inside. Deadbolt locks are designed to lock the door to the frame, which helps prevent someone from prying the door open. The industry standard throw (the length the bolt is extended from the lock housing) is one inch.

    Mortise Lock
    A mortise lock consists of a flat, rectangular box that fits into a recess in the door from its edge. Because the mortise lock slides into the door itself, it provides superior protection compared to most other types of door lock. Mortise locks require special door preparation, so a locksmith is required to install this type of door lock.

    Keyless Entry System
    For added convenience, you can install a keyless entry system to replace door keys with access cards or security codes. This type of entry system is ideal for commercial or industrial buildings that see a lot of foot traffic. Audio and visual indicators confirm that the lockset is activated, and some systems even allow you to track who comes in and out of the door.

    If you need help selecting a new door lock for your home or business, contact Armstrong Lock & Security Products. In addition to providing the best high security locks on the market, our locksmiths are committed to providing the  best customer service in Orlando . To learn more about our door locks and access control systems, visit our website or call us at (407) 434-0181.

  • Special Features of the Master NightWatch® Deadbolt

    Suburban homes in twilight

    The NightWatch deadbolt provides extra nighttime security and protection. That’s because it’s the only deadbolt that prevents an intruder from entering your home, even if they have your key. When the NightWatch feature is engaged, the deadbolt can only be locked or unlocked from inside the home. All NightWatch deadbolts also feature BumpStop™ Advanced Cylinder Technology to resist bump attacked.

    To learn more about the NightWatch deadbolt from Master Lock, contact Armstrong Lock & Security Products. Since 1929, we have provided the highest quality  locksmith services in Orlando . In addition to our heavy-duty locks, we also offer advanced access control systems for businesses. To learn more about our services and products, call us at (407) 434-0181.