Tips to Secure your Home!

The 4 Tips you Must Know to Secure your Home!

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Is your home really safe? The 4 tips you must know for a secure home-

Being a locksmith in San Antonio I know there are many things one can do to increase the security of their home, business or car. It’s nice to remember that not every burglar in the world is at Ocean’s Eleven caliber, however any burglar is a threat.

Hiring a locksmith to install new locks or purchasing an alarm system are two ways one could upgrade their security. Aside from
purchasing new equipment one can increase their security without any purchases, exciting huh? Most locksmiths will tell you

security is also in the attitude, not only the fancy products you have. You have to have that motivation to get up and actually do
the work. Here are some easy home tips you can remember to help minimize the chance you become victim to an intruder.

Lighting

During the night it is more difficult to spot people due to the darkness. Although many burglaries happen in broad daylight, I
have seen first-hand that many “go to work” during the dead of night. A smart locksmith tip is to illuminate the areas around your home. With a lit up property anyone walking on your property can easily be seen by you and your neighbors. This decreases the chance of getting robbed while increasing the chance of your intruder being seen before the damage is done.

Keep tools inside

Often time’s household members will leave tools- screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, etc. – outside their home, most often by
the garage. Professional locksmiths say that by doing this, you are giving your intruder some useful tools to use to break in. By
remembering to bring in any tools around your property you can vastly limit the success of your intruder.

Hidden keys

This is probably the most occurring problem we hear about as locksmiths. We want to have easy access to our hidden home
key; therefore we keep it very proximate to the front door. Whether it’s under the doormat, above the door frame or inside the flower pot, these burglars know where to look. Think of your hiding spot and then think again. This is basically giving the burglar
the open invite to rob you. Tell yourself you need to hide the key further away from your door, and in a way better hiding spot.

Lighting, hiding tools and HIDING the hidden key are three easy and quick steps you can take today to upgrade your home’s security.
Contact a locksmith in San Antonio for more security tips. San Antonio is a big city, make sure you do all you can do protect your property.

Do you already follow these tips? Have they worked for you? Feel more than welcomed to share any comments or stories with
us, as I am very eager to read them.

Stop Losing Your Car Keys- S.A. Locksmith and Security

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It’s an issue some of us face every morning before work. You get dressed, eat your breakfast and head for your door- only to realize you’ve lost something. What’s that? Oh that’s right, your keys. Sound familiar? Being more organized is one obvious solution, but for some of us that’s asking a lot.

How to stop losing your car keys?

Designate only one area for your keys- When we toss our keys on the table, and the bed, and the kitchen counter, etc. it gets way too confusing when trying to locate them. With so many possible spots they could be hiding in you could find yourself searching for hours. By designating one area- a hook by your door or on a bookshelf in the living room- you eliminate countless amounts of possible hiding spots, limiting your search time.

Remembering- It can be easy for some to forget to put their keys away immediately as they enter their home- even locksmiths. Keys can end up remaining in your pockets for some time before you finally put them away. Place an eye-catching colored bowl by your front door- within your immediate line of sight. Hopefully, the color will attract you and remind you to place your keys in the bowl AS SOON AS you enter your home.

Purchasing a key ringer- A useful gadget when trying to locate a lost set of keys. A key ringer rings (duh) allowing you to find it with your ears. They aren’t expensive and are extremely clutch in a rush, much faster than calling a locksmith. This is another effortless way to keep track of your beloved key-ring.

With these easy tips you can spend less days searching for your lost car keys and more days being on time for work. Of course if you need a new copy of the lost key give S.A. Locksmith and Security a call. If you liked these helpful tips wont you give this post a like, and maybe comment with some of your own tips? I’d be more than happy to read what you got.

S.A. Locksmith & Security: Car Lockout

S.A. Locksmith & Security: Car Lockout

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If there’s one thing to worry about here in San Antonio it’s the heat. With the strong possibility of heat stroke staying cool is a top priority.
In the event that you experience a car lockout it is important you have someone in mind that you can call for help. With this heat a car lockout is a real emergency and you need people to respond accordingly.
This is why you need to call us at S.A. Locksmith & Security for all of your locksmith needs! We can arrive out to you in less than 25 minutes- even sooner if the day is especially hot.
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When you call us at S.A. Locksmith & Security for a car lockout you will receive only professional and prompt services. We can send out a locksmith to you wherever you are, and in a matter of minutes you will be on your way again!
Standing out in the heat for a long period of time can be fatal, especially during a car lockout- be prepared and have a locksmith in mind before you are in urgent need of one! This can save your life!
For any emergency, save our number so you can be prepared!

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SA Locksmith and Security: What to do after buying a house

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Locksmith San Antonio – The 3 MOST IMPORTANT steps you must take after purchasing a new home
Moving to a new city like San Antonio can be challenging for many. For some it’s an exciting experience, but for others it brings up many stressful situations- one of those being security.
Being a locksmith in San Antonio I know moving into a new home can bring uneasy thoughts to mind, especially when security is your priority.
Here are the three steps everyone should take when moving into a new home- whether it is in the same city as your old home or not- that can save you more than just a heartache.
Step One: The first step anyone should take when moving into a new home is to call a locksmith. They know the steps to take and how to take them.
For example, a San Antonio locksmith can meet you at your new home and assess your home’s security as well as offer professional security advice. A locksmith is your best friend when it comes to protecting your house- utilize them!
Step Two: you should take is to change out all your locks! This is a very important (maybe the most important) step you should take immediately.
You never know who else has the exact same set of keys that you do. By replacing all the locks in your home you can make sure you are the only person with keys to your home.
Any San Antonio locksmith has the ability to replace your locks. It is a relatively quick and painless process that really separates the secure from the non-secure. Just the peace of mind it can bring you is worth the extra effort.
Step Three: After you’ve contacted your locksmith and had your locks changed its time for the final step in new-home security. It’s time for you to really learn about your surroundings- drive around the neighborhood, meet some of your neighbors or assess your property for easy break-in points.
This is a tip I give out to many new buyers seeking out a locksmith in San Antonio. In order to fully be secure one must acquire knowledge of their surrounding area.
By taking a “tour” around your neighborhood you can get a better insight at the type of activity that goes on there. Keep a look out for suspicious people or situations.
Meeting your neighbors is a great way to improve your security. Typically a friendly neighbor has nothing to hide and by taking the initiative to meet your new neighbors you are presenting yourself as a safe resident- a resident they should never have to worry about.
This also allows you to discover which of your neighbors strikes you as normal or suspicious- security is all about knowing your battlefield.
Finally, by assessing your property you can discover areas that could offer aid or assistance to an intruder.
Planting thorn bushes or cactus by windows is a good way of blocking them off as possible break-in points.
Remove any excess shrubbery or bushes that could offer hiding or camouflage spots at night. Keeping a low trimmed lawn removes many possible hiding spots.
Lastly, install motion or standard lights around your property so any intruder has a much higher chance of being spotted by you or a neighbor- and a neighbor is more likely to assist you if they like you and trust you, which is why I say to take the initiative and introduce yourself early on.
Conclusion
Moving into a new home should be an exciting moment in your life- not a scary one. By taking the initiative you set yourself up for a great safety situation.
“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” is a phrase that locksmiths in San Antonio live by. You need to be as knowledgeable about your surroundings and neighbors as you can to ensure you’re never left surprised or off-guard.