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Tips For Keeping Your Home Secure While Away

- Make sure your home looks like someone is living in it. Don't close your curtains - in the daytime. This shows the house is empty. Think about getting automatic time switches to turn your lights on in the evening. - Fit mortise locks or bolts to all outside doors and locks to all downstairs or easily accessible windows. - Cancel any milk or newspaper deliveries. - Cut the lawn before you go and trim back any plants that burglars could hide behind. - Get a friend or neighbor to look after your home. They can collect your mail, mow your lawn, and so on. This gives the impression that someone is living in your home. If you leave keys with a neighbor, don't label them with your address. -…
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Overseas Locksmiths

Training for a locksmith to work overseas can be intense. Some of the levels include Certificate II in Engineering, Certificate III in Locksmithing, and Engineering Technology Diploma. These are primary courses that provide training throughout Australia and overseas. The course duration for security technology is two years at two nights a week. The student must already have an existing trade qualification or be a minimum of 25 years of age. London has an impressive locksmith company that has been established since 1784. Bramah manufactures locks for domestic and commercial use. The company is an affiliate member of the Master Locksmiths Association, which you will find is a well-known association for the trade. The Bramah locksmith services go so far as to include a free security survey. The company employs five…
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Things to Learn as a Locksmith

Things to Learn as a Locksmith

A locksmith must, of course, learn the basics of being a locksmith. The locksmith must learn the tools necessary, the machines used, the locks and systems on the market, key identification, panic hardware, electronic security, business security, home security, and tax information. The locksmith must also learn advertising, bookkeeping, employee information, hiring techniques, safety measures for him or herself, safety for the employees who will be left at the office, pricing, and customer relations. Being a locksmith involves much more than a person might realize. This is a craft becoming more sophisticated as the technology and the laws increasingly become more complicated. The knowledge of the locksmith must change and grow with the business and the modern world. Customer relations are important for any business. It is important to gain…
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Home Security

Home Security

Installing a home security system is becoming increasingly popular and easy for most to do yourself while saving money. Some home security companies require a three-year contract trapping homeowners in.More than half of Britons (58 percent) give away spare keys to their home, typically to friends and family, according to a survey by NOP for insurer NIG.But four percent of movers do not bother to reclaim their spare keys when they move house.In properties that are rented out or have been rented out at some point, the problem is worse.Seven percent of tenants do not return their spare keys when moving out, increasing the possibility that a stranger can access your house.NIG director Adrian Harris said: "This is really quite a worrying result for both homeowners and insurers. The fact…
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Great Features Of Power Door Locks

Great Features Of Power Door Locks

Back in the past, you needed to buy a luxury car to have one of those handy power door locks on your car. Everyone else was stuck with the ordinary door locks – the kind requiring you to have your key handy every time you want to unlock your vehicle. These days, however, everyone seems to own one. You see people all over, pushing their keypad to open their specific car parked somewhere in a parking lot full of cars. Hardly anyone with a newer vehicle has to suffer the extra effort of using their car keys to unlock their vehicle or push the door locked when they leave their car anymore. Believe it or not, power door locks have been around for nearly a half-century. This feature was initially…
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Technology Adds Security to Home and Business Door Locks

Technology Adds Security to Home and Business Door Locks

There are many technological wonders in the world today. Not the least among these wonders is the new technologies that exist to allow families and employees to feel a little bit safer within the confines of their homes and workplaces. This is accomplished through a new technology that allows people to unlock a door by entering a key. Well, this is not exactly new technology though it is newly implemented in the average market. For perhaps the first time, this is an affordable option for use as another home or business security measure, even for the smallest of businesses. More than offering another layer of security for keeping intruders out, there is an added security layer for allowing family members and/or employees in quickly, even when keys are not easily…
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Let’s look at locks.

Let’s look at locks.

History From the beginning of humankind, people have felt the urge to protect what they possess. They start by covering their caves' entrance with stones; later, they hid their gold and jewels in the ground. Then they discovered locks. These were first made of wood and rope. They served the purpose well, although they were not so nicely designed. There is a lot of historical proof that certifies the use of locks long before we could imagine. Even in the Bible (Old Testament, Books of Judges), we frequently mention locks and keys. Types In modern society, we have keys and locks for everything: the house, the office, the car, the bike. We even have more than one key for the same building; keys and locks are so much a part…
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Stories Related to Locksmiths

Stories Related to Locksmiths Source: Flickr Locksmiths encounter some interesting situations in their line of work. In one instance, a locksmith received a lock cylinder from a car door taken off the car because the owner lost the keys. In another instance, a locksmith had to open a mausoleum niche so that a potato chip can be removed. Someone had taken the body's remains out of the hallowed space and left the can in place. Locksmiths get frantic calls in the hot summer to unlock car doors when preoccupied mothers or fathers accidentally lock their keys in the car with their infants or toddlers. They get calls in the winter when parents lock their keys in the cold cars or the cars that are left running. Unfortunately, these stories don't…
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Commercial (Business) Burglary

Source: Flickr Ninety percent of burglary prevention is physical security. If your complex is locked up and unauthorized entry is made difficult, time-consuming, noisy, and visible, chances of a successful burglary are kept to a minimum. The burglar will pass up your business and look for an easier target. PREVENTION LOCKS on all outside entrances and inside security doors should be double-cylinder deadbolts with moveable collars. The deadbolt should have at least a one-inch throw containing a hardened steel insert and protected by a latch guard. PADLOCKS should be of hardened steel, mounted on bolted hasps, and always locked to prevent exchange. Serial numbers should be filed off to prevent new keys from being made. DOORS (all outside or security doors) should be of solid construction, metal lined, and secured…
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Are Bump Keys a Threat to Locksmiths?

Are Bump Keys a Threat to Locksmiths? Source: Flickr The public knowledge of bump keys did not make the locksmith industry happy. It opened up public scrutiny and negative images for locksmiths because it spread open knowledge of how vulnerable the public can be with the locks on the market. Privacy was made insecure and uncertain. Bump keys gained popularity and gave the public a glance into the world of the locksmith. The glance, however slight, made the job seem easy. A locksmith faces many challenges aside from the types of locks that can be opened with bump keys. But the public knowledge brought forth both positive and negative attention to locksmiths. In some aspects, it showed that more credibility needed to be gained from those legitimate in the business…
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