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How many times have you lost a key? Been locked out? Or just needed a spare made? When it comes to selecting a locksmith there are several important factors to take into consideration. First is posted rates and services. Often times locksmiths and other professions will take advantage of your ignorance when making you a deal on their services. Maybe it’s over paying for an item or buying something you don’t truly need. Research is in important part of every expenditure, even the seemingly minor ones like choosing the right locksmith. Read the rest of this entry »
Most locksmith companies offer a variety of services anywhere from commercial, industrial, automotive, and residential. Locksmiths are most commonly used for residential services; which means they service houses, apartments, co-ops, condos, brownstones, bungalows, lofts, and mansions. Like most people, our home is our most valuable possession, and aside from that, it generally guards the rest of our most valuable possessions! So with that being said, it is important to make sure that your home has top notch security in your house so that you feel well protected. Most professional locksmiths are able to provide your residence with locks that have upgraded security to that of which usually comes with a home. They can even install keypad locking mechanisms as to where a code is needed to actually get through the door. This is definitely something to be considered if you have a family, are out of town often, have a lot of valuable things in your home, or simply want to feel more secure in your home. Most locksmith companies offer free security audits to your home as well, so it might be a good idea to call around and take advantage of that if you are interested in upgrading your home security. Read the rest of this entry »
Over 3,400 deaths occur annually from residential fires. 58% of home fires where fatalities occurred did have smoke detectors installed. Over one-third of children and adults may sleep through fire alarms. There are so many issues with noisemaker, non-monitored smoke detection that have to be considered.
Problems with non-monitored, “noise-maker” alarms
Most residential fires occur at night while people are sleeping soundly. Many people, especially children, will sleep right through an alarm by either not hearing it or incorporating the noise into a dream they are having. Fire safety agencies such as the National Fire Protection Association advise placing smoke detection as close to sleeping areas as possible to ensure that they are heard. However, most residential fires originate in kitchens. Another common location is basements where furnaces and clothes dryers are located.
In most homes, these locations are the farthest from the bedrooms. So if your smoke detector is sounding downstairs in the kitchen or basement, what good is the smoke detector in your bedroom until it’s too late and the fire has already spread throughout your home? A fire can engulf an entire room in under five minutes. By the time the alarm near your bedroom sounds, if you are lucky enough to hear it, it may be too late and help is not on the way.
The four major benefits of a monitored fire alarm
Let’s say a fire begins in your basement. You are sleeping soundly in your bedroom on the second floor. With a monitored alarm, your basement smoke detector sends a signal to the main panel which (1) sounds an alarm heard throughout the home. Next, you will also (2) receive a phone call from a monitoring station. If they are unable to contact you through your home phone, they will try your cell phone. Immediately after that, (3) the fire department arrives. Additionally, if you’re not home when the fire occurs, a monitored alarm can (4) save your home and your possessions before they are destroyed.
A promotional alarm package with no upfront cost for qualified homeowners. There are lot of great deals out there that will enable you to get your home protected with little-to-no upfront costs.
Confirm that the company you choose does not charge any extra per month to monitor for fires.
Choose a company that offers smoke detectors to supplement your promotional alarm package at company cost.
Make sure that the company uses smoke detectors that comply with NFPA for sounding of fire notification appliances. Some companies provide smoke detectors that may be monitored, but do not meet NFPA requirements.
Monitored smoke detectors utilize three types of detection:Photoelectric to detect actual smoke Heat rise to detect a rapid rise in temperature Fixed 135 degree+ heat sensors
Make sure that in addition to the main alarm sounding in the control panel of the alarm, each individual detector has a built-in 85+ decibel siren.
Make sure that smoke detectors send a signal to the control panel before a low battery occurs. If the problem is not addressed, the standard low battery “chirp” until the battery is replaced.
For more information, and to view the source of this data, please visit The National Fire Protection Association website.
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First came man, and then came the wheel to haul man’s stuff. Then man invented the video surveillance system to find out who stole man’s stuff. Maybe I skipped a few years’ in-between events, but it’s a fact that if you have something, someone else wants it and may decide to steal it.
Now that we have determined that there is a need to protect our property, we need to decide how to accomplish this task. Let’s look at the three basic purposes of a security camera system. Read the rest of this entry »
With the increasing crime rates these days, it is best that you regain ways to protect your belongings whenever you are indoors or outdoors. But the most indispensable thing you have to protect is your home, especially if you and your household members are not at home most of the time.
By equipping your home with security gadgets like wall safes, you can eliminate the worries that gain your mind gorgeous that your most vital possessions are safely intact.
Nowadays, keeping valuables in the bank’s safety deposit box are no longer the only available map to safeguard your valuables. With the advent of technology and creative inventions, wall safes are now considered as the next best thing to safekeeping. Read the rest of this entry »
Home security systems are becoming a necessary part of any area. Crime is always on the increase, and protecting your home with a security system is becoming cheaper and worthy easier, with user ample systems – even with do it yourself equipment.
There are many different systems to decide from, and many experienced and well-known providers that will lift, install, monitor, and luxuriate in your system. You can have a simple system that has coverage of say three to six areas, with one code pad or you can have many code pads throughout the house, many coverage/sensor points, coupled with cameras and digital video recording and monitors. Read the rest of this entry »
In times past, people didn’t have electronic home security monitoring systems to watch over the security of their homes and families. They relied on a more primitive means of monitoring their home’s security, the watchdog.
The watchdog was more than just a home security system, however, it was a trusted member of the family. Homeowners knew that so long as their loyal and faithful watchdog was monitoring their home’s security, they were safe, and so were their families and possessions. When an intruder or suspicious person was about, homeowners were confident that their watchdog would raise a quick alarm. Read the rest of this entry »