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  • Access Control Systems: Helping You Manage Your Contractors

    Managing contractors is a little different to managing your employees. Using contractors may be a cost-effective way of bringing different skills in to your business and of hiring extra staff when you need them without making permanent hires; however, this may add to your management and security workload. How can an access control system help? More Accurate Timesheets If you're using contractors, then you may pay them by the hour and rely on individuals to submit timesheets telling you how many hours they have worked in a given pay period.
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  • Technological Features to Consider when Buying Modern Second-Hand Safes

    Safes and strongboxes have increasingly been useful to many in the storage of valuables. They have been a safe way of ensuring that valuables are kept away from thieves or detractors for centuries. Nonetheless, some people opt for second hand safes for varied reasons including financial. Today, there are critical advancements that have been made in manufacturing strong and element-resisting safes. What does one need to look for when buying the modern second-hand safes?
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  • Locked Out Of The House? Here's Why Calling A Mobile Locksmith Makes More Sense

    Traditionally, the only way one could have had their locks repaired or replaced was by visiting a locksmith's store. Today, the industry has evolved and mobile locksmiths have the capacity to bring the store right to your door. Not only that, a mobile locksmith service has various perks that make them just perfect for a lockout situation. Find out what they are below. They are fast responders As you well know, a lockout situation is an emergency.
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  • Security tips 101 | Expert tips on keeping your master-keyed system secure

    Master keying offers you the ability to use one key to open a wide array of locks. In your workplace, for instance, you may be issued just one key for your office that will also unlock the bathroom inside. Another example is a cleaner in a school having one key that could unlock all rooms for cleaning. Despite their convenience, master keyed systems may present a serious security risk, since one key may allow access to many other locks if it's copied or stolen.
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  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Installing a Smart Lock

    When you were a child, you may have seen sci-fi programs on TV in which doors unlocked themselves as people approached. Well, this is no longer confined to the realm of science fiction, with the advent of smart locks it is now science fact! Below is a guide to everything you need to know about smart locks. How Smart Locks Work Smart locks make use two forms of technology to function.
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  • Lock Bumping: Why it's a Problem and How You can Prevent It

    Lock bumping is also called key bumping, cylinder snapping or lock snapping. It is a burglary method that involves creation of a 'bump key' which causes the inner pins and springs of a regular cylinder lock to fall out of place and hence a door to be opened. Why is lock bumping a threat? Many homes only have standard cylinder locks to deter burglars, without additional security measures. Key bumping works when a burglar finds a key that can fit into a lock, even though it doesn't open.
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  • 3 Mistakes Commonly Made when Finding a Trustworthy Emergency Locksmith

    Locking yourself out of your home, car or business can be distressing, especially when you don't have a spare set that can be delivered in a timely manner. In such cases, you need the intervention of an emergency locksmith to help you get into your house or car. There are many locksmiths around, but careful selection is important because of the sensitive nature of the trade. It isn't unheard of to have a poser coming in, offering service and then later coming to rob you since they made a copy of your keys, or charging extra once the work is done.
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  • Could Your Children Be Compromising Your Home Security?

    In today's world with parents with busy careers and a load of things to take care of in the evening, being at home before the children get back from school is almost impossible. For this reason, most parents end up giving the kids the keys to their home so they can let themselves in. While this may be convenient, your children can unconsciously compromise your home security and expose it to burglars.
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  • Five Tips for Securing Your Tiny Home

    Your home may be tiny, but it can still be big on security. Wondering what you need to secure your tiny home? Here are five tips to explore and consider: 1. Add door and window locks  When you live in a tiny home, everything in the home has been carefully selected to meet a need of yours. In some cases, those are material needs, but they also include aesthetic needs, intellectual needs, entertainment and sentimental needs.
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  • How to Increase the Efficiency of Digital Door Locks

    Digital door locks are a way to replace keyed locks or to add automated features to your doors such as remote locking and unlocking.  The digital lock technology has long been used in automobiles, but has been adopted by homes and businesses in recent years. Various types of digital door locks for residential and commercial use are on the market today. Digital door locks have numerous benefits compared to their traditional counterparts.
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