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10 Home Security Tips To Protect Your Family From Burglars

10 Home Security Tips To Protect Your Family From Burglars

Have you ever had your home broken into? It’s a horrible experience. The knowledge and feeling of your personal space being violated and knowing that strangers had rifled through your personal belongings is nauseating. However, in my line of work I see this kind of heartache all the time. The worst thing is these scary circumstances could have been avoided with a few simple security measures. Here are my top 10 tips to protecting you family from intruders. 1. Secure Your Front And Back Doors Your front and back doors and your first line of defense against intruders. It makes sense to ensure they are the most secure. The first thing you can do to make sure your door secure is to install a deadbolt. Double cylinder deadbolts are one of the best residential locks you can get for your home. Don’t go with the cheap $5 option you find in your local hardware store. These are often flimsy and easy to break into. Choose a quality deadbolt which usually starts around $40 and make sure it is installed correctly by a professional. I recommend your door is made of solid wood or metal. This makes it incredibly hard for intruders to break down your door. Often I see people with a solid front door but they forget about the back door. All entrances to your home should have a solid door. Also, make sure that any glass you may have near your door is not near the door handle. Criminals can easily break the window, reach in and open the door from the inside. For added safety, consider...
5 Easy Tips To Save Money On Replacement Car Keys

5 Easy Tips To Save Money On Replacement Car Keys

Have you lost your car keys and need a replacement? Do you want to save money on new keys for your car? New car keys are not cheap.However, we have some great tips to potentially save you hundreds of dollars. Interested? Here are our top tips to save you money on replacement car keys. How Much To Get A Key Cut? A Lot! It’s a hard reality. Car keys are more sophisticated and replacing one is no longer a quick cheap trip to the hardware store. While it is easy to order replacement keys through your car dealership, it won’t be cheap. The cost of a single replacement key ranges from $267 to $740 depending on the make and model of your car, and the key’s design. These higher costs are due to the programming and coding needed to activate the alarms or remote control locking. These days most keys have an inbuilt transponder use to prevent theft. This transponder electronically communicates with the vehicle. If the transponder key isn’t programmed to match with the car, then the car won’t start. Most modern cars require these types of keys. If you lose your keys, not only will they need to be recut, they will also need to be reprogrammed. The other hassle with newer keys is they don’t have a quick turn around time. Depending on the model and dealer, you may have to wait between five to ten days to collect a replacement. However, there are quicker options. Check out our different car key replacement options. How Can You Get A Cheap Car Key Replacement? It is frustrating...
Why DIY Home Security Will Cost You THOUSANDS

Why DIY Home Security Will Cost You THOUSANDS

Thinking of updating your home’s security? Looking to replace your front door lock and fancy yourself as a bit of a Do-It-Yourself handyman? Woah, slow down cowboy! I’m all for DIY home projects but when it comes to home security, I have rarely seen anyone get it right. When it comes to the security of your home and family, is it really worth it? Here is why your home security should be left to a professional. Looking To Save Money? At first, a DIY security system can seem like a great idea to save you a bunch of money and protect your home. However, there are times when you simply need a professional to get it done right. Yes, doing it yourself might save you money in the short term but it can potentially cost your thousands in the long-run. If you don’t know what you are doing you can cause damage to your home which means even more expenses. It’s Easy To Defeat Cheap Locks Most people don’t know much about locks. What most people don’t know is that it is easy to defeat the cheap locks you can find at your local Bunnings or homeware stores. Most are mass produced and are of a low standard. You want at least a Grade 2 lock to have any chance of keeping intruders out. If It Is Not Installed Right, It Won’t Protect You Choosing quality locks is important, but a lock is only as good as its installation. I can’t tell you how many times one of our locksmiths has gone to someone’s home to rekey a lock,...