• How Deadbolt Installation Works

    Installing a deadbolt is a great way to add extra security to the door. Make sure to choose the right kind of deadbolt for your needs. If you have a glass door, for example, you might want to get a double sided deadbolt, or look into Medeco’s Key Captive Double Cylinder Deadbolt.

    Make sure you have all of the necessary parts and tools before you try to install your deadbolt. Check out this video for more tips on properly installing the lock in your door.

    Whether you need a new lock or a locksmith to install it for you, Armstrong Lock & Security Products is here for you. We offer some of the best lock products and services in the Orlando area. Check out our website or call (407) 434-0106 to learn more.

  • Essential Tips to Avoid Burglars

    With the proper tools and a little bit of awareness, you can attempt to avoid burglars in Orlando and reduce your risk for break-ins. Keep reading to find out what you can do to make your property as unappealing to an intruder as possible:

    Improve Your Door Locks

    If you have a basic door lock, your property might be susceptible to a break-in. It is important to install high-security locks that give you the most protection possible so you can avoid issues with someone trying to enter your home through your front, side, or back door. Work with a quality locksmith to find the best kinds of locks for your needs. A burglar will try to hit a property that is easy to enter and if your lock is difficult to open, they might move on to another house.

    Make It Look Like You Are Home

    If you are going out of town, you should ask someone to pick up your mail and your newspapers so it looks like someone is there. You should try to keep a car in the driveway and leave on a light inside the house. These small actions can help you keep your home safe while you are out of town. You can also leave the television or the radio on while you are at work during the day to make it look like someone is home.

    Work with Armstrong Lock & Security Products to keep your home protected from intruders. With our high-security locks and access control systems, we can help you reduce your risk for break-ins so you can always keep your home safe. We also offer lock and door repair services. To learn more about what we do, visit us online or call (407) 434-0106.

  • Spotlight on the Hayman Floor Safe

    When it comes to securing your valuables and important documents from theft, sometimes locks and security systems aren’t enough. That’s why it’s important to have a high-quality, professionally installed safe in your home. And the most secure type of safe is a floor safe, especially those made by Hayman, the industry leader.

    Security experts agree that time is a burglar’s worst enemy, and because floor safes are installed underfoot, they are more time-consuming for a burglar to detect than wall safes. While providing ample room for your valuables, Hayman FS Series floor safes feature steel-reinforced construction and a 1/2″ Solid Steel full length bolt door that is highly resistant to drill attacks and prying. Each Hayman FS Series floor safe also includes a patented, spring-assisted, lift-off door, as well as a UL-listed combination lock, upgradable to an electronic keypad.

    To learn more about the Hayman FS Series of floor safes , contact Armstrong Lock & Security at (407) 434-0191. We are a Hayman Safes Company Diamond Dealer Award winner, providing security products and services in Orlando since 1929.

  • The Benefits of Medeco eCylinder Access Control [INFOGRAPHIC]

    When you own a business, access control is one of the biggest challenges you face. Allowing employees to do their jobs sometimes means giving them unfettered access to your workplace, even when you’d rather be able to restrict when and how they can use their keys. With Medeco eCylinder, your access control system issues could finally be solved. With this system, you can create keys that expire, only give access to certain people at certain times, and track exactly who is using keys on any locked area of your business—including to access files. Medeco eCylinder is easy to use and less obtrusive than other access control systems, like traditional electronic systems. Find out more in this infographic from Armstrong Lock & Security Products Consult us when you need a commercial locksmith in Orlando for advice about locking systems and more. Please share this information with others in your company and start a conversation about your security needs today.

  • Deciding What Items to Put in Your Home Safe

    While having a high-quality safe professionally installed in your home is an important security measure, deciding what to put into it can be just as important. There are certain items you want to keep close at hand 24/7, as opposed to stashing them in a safe deposit box accessible only during bank operating hours. In addition, items at home are normally covered by your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy, while the contents of safe deposit boxes are not included in a bank’s FDIC insurance.

    Important Documents

    According to Consumer Reports, the most important items to keep in a home safe are vital personal records . These include birth and death certificates, estate-planning documents, life-insurance policies, savings bonds, stock certificates, and tax returns. In addition, a CBS News report recommends also securing property-insurance policies, passports, medical records, vehicle titles, debt records, Social Security cards, and bank account information in your home safe. If you tend to save important documents on CD’s, external hard drives, or flash drives, these electronic devices should also be kept in your safe.

    Valuables

    Jewelry, rare coins, and cash you wish to have readily accessible are also good candidates for storage in your home safe. If you prefer to keep such valuables in a bank safe deposit box instead, it is a good idea to then secure the deposit box key in your home safe.

    Guns

    To protect the safety of your children or grandchildren, firearms should be secured at all times. A home safe is an excellent place to store a handgun while still ensuring its accessibility in an emergency. Also, keeping the gun locked away in a safe will prevent its use or theft by a home invader.

    At Armstrong Lock & Security Products, an Orlando institution for more than 80 years, we offer a full line of high-quality safes for the home as well as professional installation. For help choosing the home safe most appropriate for securing your important documents, valuables, and firearms, please call us at (407) 434-0191.