How Locksmiths Secure Their Homes

"A" Locksmith Full Service LocksmithWith so many security products on the market, did you ever wonder what an actual security expert does to make sure their family sleeps safe at night? Here’s the four secrets locksmiths and other security insiders like me use to effectively (and inexpensively) secure their homes for worry-free living. I’m going to share with you the steps we took to secure our family’s home so you can sleep safer too! Click the links in this article for more details about each topic.

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Profile of a Burglar

French Door BurglarEvery 14.6 seconds, a burglary takes place in the United States. Apart from the sometimes devastating financial effects, a home invasion or burglary can leave you feeling helpless, emotional, or scared. I was the victim of two burglaries and one home invasion as a child in southwest Florida and I only wish my parents had the tools, knowledge, and technology to secure our family’s home that is available today. Thankfully, the chance of being victimized by a truly professional thief is low in the average American neighborhood, but those odds can go up dramatically in high-income areas where the rewards of precious jewelry, fine art, gold, or other valuables are more enticing. No matter where you live the stakes are high and protecting your loved ones and property from a burglar is absolutely paramount.

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Garage Door Do’s & Don’ts

Garage Door Security TipsGarage doors offer a convenient way to enter and leave your home, both for homeowners and for criminals. In the police department, I often received calls from terrified homeowners who had come home to find a stranger in their garage, drove up to their house just to find their garage door open, and even a homeowner who had successfully trapped an invader in his garage. Here’s our garage door security tips so this doesn’t happen to you! Take a few moments to properly secure your home by implementing these simple, affordable garage safety tips from the owner of “A” Locksmith, a former police officer who’s seen it all.

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Where Should I Install My Safe?

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“A” Locksmith – Professional Safe Installation

Deciding where to install your home safe isn’t always an easy decision to make. You must compromise on several different fronts based on convenience, security, and protection from threats. On one hand you want your jewelry, documents, and home defense weapons close at hand, but on the other hand you want to make sure your valuables are as protected from danger as possible. We’ll explore the best places to install your safe based on the three biggest threats: burglary, fire, and flood. Then you can decide what makes the most sense for your home and needs. We’ll also tell you the worst place to install your safe.

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Biggest Gun Safe Buying Mistakes

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Gun Safes Not As Secure As Advertised

Most gun safes are pretty easy to break into! Due to clever marketing and design tricks many gun owners have been misled into believing their safes are more secure than they really are. Having been in the safe industry for over 40 years, “A” Locksmith has seen it all when it comes to devastating safe-buying regrets. Learn from the mistakes of the past by finding a gun safe that will provide the security you really need.  Here are the top four causes of gun safe owner’s remorse, for safes that won’t cause heartache down the line, stop by our Naples, Florida safe showroom across from Mercato.

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Don’t Call a Locksmith Until You Read This

Locksmith Scams Consumer AlertLike any profession, there are bad apples in the locksmith world. Today’s locksmith industry is riddled with confusing ads, scams, poor work product, and shady sales practices. Cut through the clutter of bad locksmiths with these simple tips from Naples’s oldest and most trusted locksmith company, “A” Locksmith. Even if you don’t choose us, we are happy to provide this information so you can make an informed choice and don’t fall victim to a scam.

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The Best Sliding Glass Door Lock

Sliding Glass Door Lock Locksmith NaplesA rash of home invasions in gated Collier and Lee communities have been traced back to improperly secured, yet locked, sliding glass doors. If you have sliding glass doors, you may be surprised to learn how easy it is for a criminal to pop a locked sliding glass door off the track and gain entry to your home. Sliding glass doors are a favorite access point for Naples home invaders as they can be breached quickly, stealthily, and almost silently. Videos online teach burglars how to best defeat the locks on a sliding glass door putting homeowners at grave risk. After decades of being in the security business, insight from crime analysts, and police officers, “A” Locksmith has found the best solution for sliding glass door security: the highly effective, attractive, and affordable double bolt lock. Call “A” Locksmith today for a free phone quote to secure your sliding glass doors.
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