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The Future of Home Security & The Internet

The Future of Home Security & The Internet

Technology is quickly changing the way we interact with the world around us. The future of home security and Internet Of Things (IoT)  also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices” is a network of devices such as sensors, cameras, locks, etc. which are embedded with electronic software that enables them to collect data and take certain preprogramed actions.

Various studies estimate that the total sum of IoT devices will reach 25-30 billion by the year 2020!

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Who Else Has a Key to your House?

Who Else Has a Key to your House?

Moving In?

When you move into a house or apartment, you can never be sure who else might have a key to your house. Even if the former tenants are trustworthy, they probably lent a spare key to a family member or a neighbor. These spare keys could be hanging on a hook in the neighbor’s kitchen, conveniently labeled with your address. Former house sitters, cleaning services, babysitters, or others may have keys to your home. Even if your home is brand new, the contractors and real estate agents all had access to the key. When renting an apartment or condo, speak with a landlord to ensure the locks were changed between tenants.

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Locks and Security – Where to Start?

Locks and Security – Where to Start?

The burglar’s selection process is simple. Choose an unoccupied home with the easiest access, the greatest amount of cover, and with the best escape routes.

When it comes to your home or business security: Who are doing business with? Who will you trust with the safe keeping of your families and property? Security shouldn’t be something that you take for granted. Locks and security, where to start?

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Tips You Should Know Before You Call A Locksmith

Tips You Should Know Before You Call A Locksmith

Reports of discontent with locksmiths are on the rise, as cases of fraud and scamming become ever more prevalent with unsuspecting consumers. A Better Business Bureau (BBB) alert indicates that national locksmith companies disguising themselves as local proprietors are routinely charging between $300-500 for minor jobs that valid locksmiths say normally shouldn’t cost more than $100. Here are a few tips before choosing a locksmith.

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A Locksmith in Omaha is a Craftsman

A Locksmith in Omaha is a Craftsman

Locksmithing is an old trade, but it has evolved over time. Locksmiths in Omaha are trained to service traditional problems such as replacing and fixing door locks, mechanical safes and car locks, but many also install master-key systems, monitor electronic locks and building security systems. A Locksmith in Omaha is more than just locksmithing, it’s a craft, and here is why.

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Re-keying vs. Replacing Locks

Re-keying vs. Replacing Locks

The Security of your home or business is your highest priority, and the locks you have on them are the first line of defense. If you have just moved into a new home or you’re not sure if your locks meet your security standards, you may want to consider changing them. Your two options are Re-Keying vs. replacing locks, and here are some things to consider before you make that decision.

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Create Peace of Mind with a Home Vault

Create Peace of Mind with a Home Vault

The most famous, if not the largest, vault door order came from the Federal government in 1935 for the newly constructed gold depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Both the vault door and emergency door were 21-inches thick and made of the latest torch- and drill-resistant material. The main home vault door weighed 20 tons and the vault casing was 25-inches thick.

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