Inferior padlocks claiming tough security, but not delivering on that promise have flooded the market leaving unsuspecting consumers in the lurch after trusting their valuables to subpar products. Nothing is more disheartening than seeing your cut padlock on the ground and your bike gone, your boat trailer missing, the tools you needed for work this morning stolen from your truck, or your hard-earned treasures swept right out of your storage unit. If you have something that is truly worth protecting, don’t skimp on a quality padlock, the high-quality ones really don’t cost that much more than the cheap ones! To stop these punch-in-the-gut crimes from happening to you, I’ve gathered our team’s best tips on what to look for before buying a padlock. Read More »
Keep Control of Those Keys!
Even the most secure locks can’t keep someone out who has a copy of your rental property’s key. Before you start handing out standard keys and hoping renters don’t just go make copies, make sure to have the proper high-security locks in place that prevent unauthorized key duplication in the first place. Even if you have keys stamped “Do Not Duplicate” I can assure you that many places in Naples will duplicate those keys without batting an eye. For true key control, consider Mul-T-Lock high security coded keys. These patented keys can only be duplicated by authorized locksmith shops and only with proper identification and the key code card that remains in your possession. You and your guests will know that prior guests, renters, housekeepers, or contractors absolutely can’t make a copy of that key. If a key does go missing, it is pretty simple to rekey high security locks and issue a new key to your property. Read More »
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service
“A” Locksmith has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.
This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.
“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the Locksmith companies in Florida were able to do it.” Read More »
In the aftermath of a fire, burglary, or tragic event, it is often the little things we miss the most. The electronics, clothes, and housewares can be covered by insurance and eventually replaced, but some items are very much beyond irreplaceable.
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These scams are alive and well in Naples, Florida.
How do I know I’ve been scammed?
1. Bait-and-Switch Pricing: They will give you an incredible rate over the phone, often $15 or $29 for a lockout service (the going rates in Naples for real locksmith companies are more like $80-110 depending on the time of day). When the scammer arrives, the great low rate quoted is often inflated 10-30x on the invoice. Read More »
Safe Bolt Down Installation Naples
Our safe and security experts highly recommend the bolt-down installation of any safe. Look for a safe that can be bolted from the inside, there should be holes in the bottom of the safe for bolts to go through. Here are some reasons why bolting down your safe is critical to your home security plan, and some alternatives if you don’t want to bolt it down. Read More »
Liberty Safes are built tough enough to protect your valuables even in a tornado. Hear first-hand from from this F4 tornado survivor who was thankful he invested in a Liberty Safe. https://youtu.be/tteIou2Ii3I
There’s no denying that keyless locks are the future of home security. While the world transitions to electronic locks, today’s manufacturers have merged electronic and mechanical locks to meet the needs for security and convenience demanded by today’s homeowners. Before you buy, learn what to look for in a keypad lock and a bit about the benefits and pitfalls of this emerging technology.
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Great article from Forbes Magazine explaining how America’s best-selling safe can be broken into with nothing more than a magnet. If you care about what you put in your safe, invest in a safe that offers both UL Rated burglary and fire protection, like many safes in our lineup of American Security safes.
This Popular Fire Safe Can Be Opened in About One Second
The trend of house squatting is still a problem in southwest Florida, with two Naples squatters behind bars this summer after brazenly entering and living in the vacation homes of seasonal residents. One woman made herself at home, prying through an unsecured garage window and proceeding through an unlocked door between the garage and the home. The woman didn’t just break in to steal a few items, she began living in the home, driving the owner’s vehicle and trashing the house with cigarettes, dirty clothes, and wine glasses strewn about. Another woman broke into an East Naples home and lived there for a week before she was discovered. Like many Naples homeowners, these owners had been out of state for months and now the homeowners are left to pick up the pieces.
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