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How to Replace a Lost Car Key Fob

How to Replace a Lost Car Key Fob

The days of replacing a lost key by having a key cut at your local hardware store are over. Most cars nowadays come either with a push-button start system, keyless entry, or both. Although a modern car key fob adds convenience, replacing key fobs can be very expensive. Here are the steps to follow when circumstances necessitate car key fob replacement.

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Locks and Security Ideas for Airbnb Hosts

Locks and Security Ideas for Airbnb Hosts

An Airbnb is a home, apartment, or room (in a shared space) that has been advertised to rent or book by those who are looking for accommodation in specific locations, for a short period of time. Airbnb stays are great families, couples, or individuals that are on vacation, or just need a place to stay en route to their destination. The main concern that arises for Airbnb owners and guests is the overall safety of the property. Guests must be given a key or access code to enter the property and lock it as they leave. There are multiple options of locks and security systems for the Airbnbs. However, it takes careful consideration as to what combination of security measures and locks will be best for your property as well as Airbnb guests.

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Home Security Tips for Living with a Roommate

Home Security Tips for Living with a Roommate

We live in a time where decent rentals are rare, and where few people can afford to rent an entire space on their own. However, if you live with a roommate (or you’re about to have a new roommate move in), security can be the first concern for both of you. It’s important to keep things safe, especially valuables or personal information. This is usually a two-sided concern that both roommates have. This makes security an important discussion that all roommates should have early in the agreement. It’s just as important to make sure that your roommate follows the same security protocols as you do (for example, by checking home safety measures like doors and windows).

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Does Adding a Security System Increase Home Value?

Does Adding a Security System Increase Home Value?

Security is an increasingly necessary feature in and around your home. Prevention is better than cure and a home security system can act as a deterrent. This is especially true if you install a home security system with cameras that are obvious. While a security system will add value to your home, that is a secondary reason for installing a home security camera system. The primary purpose of a security system is to protect your family, assets, and property.

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Where To Hide Spare Keys

Where To Hide Spare Keys

At one point or another, everyone has been or will be locked out of their home. Whether it was a quick errand or returning from a vacation, or a number of other reasons, it’s Murphy’s Law — what can go wrong will go wrong. At the same time, you don’t want to leave anything unlocked because you have valuables in your home. Oftentimes people are in a rush when leaving the home as well. People who like to prepare for every worst-case scenario might be thinking hiding a spare key is a good idea. Here are a few do’s and don’ts when you go to hide your spare keys.

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How Do You Assess Security Needs For Your Business?

How Do You Assess Security Needs For Your Business?

A business is responsible for the safety of its employees and the protection of its assets. It’s important for businesses to conduct an assessment of security needs in order to maintain these responsibilities. Before conducting an assessment, take a walk around the premises and review existing security measures in place. After you have a full understanding of the current security situation, you can then begin the assessment of security needs for your business.

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How to Open a Frozen Lock

How to Open a Frozen Lock

Locks that are outside and subject to the elements are at risk of freezing when temperatures drop below the freezing point (32 degrees Fahrenheit). In freezing conditions, it is most common for a lock to freeze overnight after the sun has set, and the temperatures are at their lowest point. Waking up to a frozen car door lock can be frustrating if you are trying to get to work. Also, a frozen lock is the last thing you want to deal with if you’re tasked with locking the front door as you leave the house in a hurry. However, the good news is there are a few ways you can tackle your frozen locks.

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Are Home Security Cameras Worth It?

Are Home Security Cameras Worth It?

Prior to investing in anything with an expensive price tag, doing a cost-benefit analysis to determine whether or not the investment is worth the expense is always a wise idea. Home security systems can be fairly pricey. Especially those that are well-designed and equipped with the latest technologies and features. A professional security camera monitoring company can also add to the costs. When you consider improving the safety of your home and family, a lot of homeowners automatically assume that they’re worthwhile investments. However, when it comes to indoor and outdoor home security cameras, making assumptions is never a good idea.

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The Legend of Santa’s Magic Key

The Legend of Santa’s Magic Key

Not everybody has a chimney on the roof of their home. Many children live in apartment buildings that can be many floors high and don’t have a fireplace. Some houses don’t have a fireplace either. Santa has to find a way to put presents under the tree of children that live in homes that don’t have a chimney for him to come down. This is where the legend of Santa’s magic key comes into play.

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Everything to Know About Your Car’s Key Fob

Everything to Know About Your Car’s Key Fob

A key fob, or car remote, is an electronic device that allows cars to be opened and locked without a key. It typically has buttons for unlocking doors and opening the trunk. A key fob is a small keyless entry system that uses a low-frequency, short-range radio transmitter to send a signal to the receiver inside the car. Some fobs can even be used to start the car. In addition to locking and unlocking doors, and starting the engine, a fob can perform other tasks. Some of the buttons on the fob may be dual functional and pressing them more than once or holding them down for longer will activate a different function.

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