Who Has The Keys To Your Home?

Who Has The Keys To Your Home? What can you do to safeguard your home if your house keys accidentally end up in the wrong hands? That's a question nearly two out of every three American homeowners should consider closely, according to a new study. The study, Danger at America's Doorstep: Who Has Keys to Your Home? I looked at how homeowners protect--or fail to protect--their house keys and safeguard their home. The survey found that a majority (64 percent) of American homeowners have knowingly circulated their house keys outside of their immediate family, and nearly one-third (27 percent) of American homeowners have given out a key three or more times. Every 15 seconds, a burglar breaks into a house, apartment, or condo in the U.S. Burglars are often quick…
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Terms of the Locksmith Profession

Terms of the Locksmith Profession Have you ever heard of a slim jim? No, it is not a piece of beef jerky or a skinny rock star. It is a slender metal tool created for sliding between the door frame and the window on an automobile door to gain entry when a set of keys has been locked inside said automobile. It has been possible to buy a slim jim through perfectly legal means over the years, causing the automotive industry to fight back with tougher entry methods. Were you aware of a tool called an electric lock pick gun? These are used to open pin tumbler locks, which make up a huge majority of locks sold in America. These guns contain metal needles that vibrate the pins upward and…
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Government Locksmiths

Government Locksmiths Source: Flickr Government locksmiths become licensed under the Security Industry Protection Act. Three important institutions associated with government locksmiths are Master Locksmiths of America, Associated Locksmiths of America, and the British Locksmiths Institute. One of the important aspects of the government locksmith's job is discretion. With a country's security at risk, any government office must be serviced only by the most trustworthy locksmiths. The locksmith must know more than just their doors and windows; they must also know security systems, safe locks, telephone keys, drawer locks, and vehicle locks. High priority is important for the items the government locks protect as well as for the people the locks protect and the paperwork. Any business must protect its important paperwork and investments, but government business takes on an upper…
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Locksmith Certification

Locksmith Certification Source: Flickr Summary: To engage in a locksmith profession, a locksmith certification is mostly required The traditional trade of locksmith is really one interesting profession. And as opposed to the common misconception of making locks every dull and boring day, locksmith professions are among the challenging trades in the security industry. Though all practitioners of locks, whether breaking or making locks are called locksmiths because they deal with locks, they also deal with several of the latter types that include as much technology as a cell phone unit. Like for instance several security consultants also employ the services of locksmiths to identify the determination of risk versus the level of gain. Some other locksmiths deal entirely with digital electronic locks and security devices, implementing several technologies to complete…
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The Lock Companies Behind Locksmiths

The Lock Companies Behind Locksmiths

The Lock Companies Behind Locksmiths Source: Flickr Be it directly or indirectly, locksmiths deal with all sorts of companies in their line of work. Some big names for these companies are Yale, Master Lock, Kwikset, Medeco, Schlage, Sentry, Olympus, Weiser, and American Lock USA. Yale created and patented the first compact cylinder pin lock in 1845. They're well-known as lock manufacturers and distributors. But they are only one of many who have made an important name for themselves. All locksmiths are acquainted with the Yale brand as well as the ones that follow. Weiser Locks offers fashionable footwear. Their locks have been featured in films and used in the homes of Hollywood stars. They made a touchpad electronic deadbolt which allows temporary access for service personnel and babysitters. Locksmiths buy…
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Tools and Equipment for Locksmiths

Tools and Equipment for Locksmiths

Tools and Equipment for Locksmiths Source: Flickr Locksmiths have to put several thousands of dollars into their tools and equipment investment. They may start out in the hundreds, but the cost will grow as the business grows. If a locksmith is interested in specializing in several areas, there are different tools for each area. Aside from the normal tools of the trade, such as key blanks and a key making machine, a locksmith must break down the types of key blanks into different categories and buy other items to go along with these. Key blanks come as at least six different types of residential blanks (from $5 to over $50), ten brands of commercial key blanks, and automotive key blanks for domestic and foreign vehicles. How is the locksmith to…
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An Aurora CO firm brought to Denver CO a World famous artist’s sculpture

An Aurora CO firm brought to Denver CO a World famous artist’s sculpture

Treasure_Investments_Corporation - PR NEWS Mark Russo, CEO of Treasure Investments Corporation, signed recently an agreement with American Design LTD in Aurora, Colorado to display TIC's newest bronze sculptures from the World famous Lorenzo Ghiglieri and son Laran Ghiglieri into nine of its premier fine art galleries. The galleries are located in Aspen, Vail, Beavercreek, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in the Denver area. American Design LTD was founded by Paul Zueger, one of the nation's most successful and prestigious gallery owners. Just a few of the images being placed in the galleries for sale include Lorenzo Ghiglieri's sculpture entitled "The American Patriot" depicting a bald eagle perched atop Article One of the U.S. Constitution clutching 13 arrows in its talons. Lorenzo Ghiglieri has presented his works to President Ronald Reagan,…
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A few tips for increased security measures at your Aurora Colorado home

A few tips for increased security measures at your Aurora Colorado home

Credit: Alphaspirit\123RF Burglar break-ins can be prevented by implementing certain precautionary routines in our daily life. It is important to know that skilled burglars can quickly make a copy of any available key. Therefore, strangers should be denied any access to the keys to the front door, and be careful not to give them an opportunity to see them or photograph them using smartphones or any other camera. Similarly, the key must be kept separate from the smart card, which is designed to prevent unauthorized duplication. Then, keep the card in a place that is not accessible to strangers. If you are installing advanced security technology around residential premises, you need to calculate that such measures will not confuse the residents, and especially that it does not in any way…
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