• Police Arrest Serial Burglar in Orlando

    Some criminals get away with burglary dozens of times before they get caught. As long as he or she keeps on burgling, however, it is only a matter of time before a burglar’s luck runs out. For a prime example, check out this WESH news clip covering the recent arrest of serial burglar Wesley Burruss.

    Burrus, who is accused of burgling more than 40 restaurants and drugstores in the Orlando area, was arrested last spring after police received a tip from an acquaintance. His modus operandi involved using a crowbar to get into cash registers.

    Roughly one in four burglaries takes place in a commercial or retail establishment. If you own an Orlando business and are looking to invest in state-of-the-art CCTV monitoring and access control equipment or nearly impenetrable safes, call Armstrong Lock & Security Products at (407) 434-0181.

  • Facts About Burglary in the United States

     

    Explore these facts and stats about property crime in the United States to get a feel for how common burglary is in the States. Understand the importance of protecting your valuables and your family by using safes , high-security deadbolts, and CCTV security monitoring.

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    Around $5 Billion in Property is Lost Each Year
    According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) , the average burglary in 2010 resulted in just over $2,000 of property theft. Multiply that loss by the nearly 2,200,000 burglaries that take place each year, and the net property loss that results from burglary comes to some $5 billion annually.

    The Rate of Burglary is Relatively Stable
    FBI data from the decade starting in 2000 suggests that the frequency of burglaries and the losses they invoke have held fairly consistent in recent history. Small increases and decreases have been reported, but no major fluctuations have been reported over the last 15 years.

    The Front Door is the Most Popular Point of Entry
    Nearly three-quarters of all burglaries take place on residential properties. The most common access point for burglaries at home is the front door, with back doors being the second most popular. If you are going to make one change to your home’s security, fitting your front and back doors with deadbolts is a good first step to make.

    Unfortunately, there is no way to 100% guarantee that your home will not be broken into. You can, however, store your valuables in a fire-resistant safe, upgrade your locks, and use CCTV security cameras to make your Orlando home less of a target to burglars. To learn more about these  security and access control products  or arrange to have them set in place in your Orlando home or business, call Armstrong Lock & Security Products at (407) 434-0181.

  • Choosing the Right Wall Safe for Your Home

     

    Having a safe that you trust to protect your most valued possessions can provide you with invaluable peace of mind. A wall safe, which can be hidden by your home’s walls and is nearly impossible for even the most wily of thieves to find, may offer exactly this type of protection. In order to choose the best wall safe for your home , consider the following factors when shopping at the locksmith.

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    Size
    In order to conceal a wall safe entirely, its dimensions must be smaller than those of your home’s walls. Measure the wall cavities in your home, and choose a wall safe or have one designed that will comfortably fit within them. It is possible that not all valuables you wish to store in your safe will fit in it.

    Fire Rating
    As an added protective measure, splurge on a safe that is rated to withstand fiery temperatures for a few hours. While home fires are less common than home burglaries, they are another unfortunate way to lose important documents and belongings you care about.

    Access Control Features
    Some safes require a combination to open. Others require a key. Some require both. Advances in biometrics have added fingerprint scanners to the mix of  safe access control options . Think about which options you would prefer and why. In addition to preventing thieves from getting into your safe, you may also want to think about your children—especially where gun safes are concerned.

    Are you looking for the perfect wall safe for your Orlando home? To speak with a professional locksmith who can help you find and install a state-of-the-art theft and fire resistant safe in your home,  call Armstrong Lock & Security Products  at (407) 434-0181. Since 1929, we have been serving Central Florida with pride.

     

  • Benefits of a High Security Double Deadbolt

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    A burglary occurs every six seconds in the United States. If you want to avoid feeling the weight of this statistic personally, then you should take every possible precaution where access control and entryways are concerned on your Orlando property.

    With a high-security deadbolt lock installed by one of the most reputable locksmiths in the Orlando area, you can deter most criminals from burglarizing your home. Even burglars who are prepared to forcefully enter a home can be held up by a double deadbolt, which requires two unique keys to open and is nearly impossible to pick and cannot be bumped. The double deadbolt we deal comes with a unique I.D. card, which keeps unauthorized individuals from making duplicate copies of your keys.

    Are you looking to beef up your home security? With the help of a high-security double deadbolt and other locksmith services from Armstrong Lock & Security Products in Orlando, doing so is easy. To ask one of our professional locksmiths about the Primus high-security double deadbolt lock and our premium access control services, call (407) 434-0181.