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When you move into your first house, you might be tempted to order new furniture or carpets for your place instead of attending to more important matters. Unfortunately, if you overlook home security, you might be left wondering if your family is safe while you are away. As a lock enthusiast, I always tell new homeowners that the first thing they should do is to rekey their entire house. Believe it or not, the process is relatively inexpensive and easy, so you won't have to worry about breaking the bank to protect your new investment. Read my website to find out more.

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How A Locksmith Can Help Keep Threats Away Both Inside And Outside Of Your New Business

by Katie Davis

If you have a new business, you need to do much more than lock your front door before you leave each day. There are predators out there that are after your physical things, as well as after things inside your business.  Contact a locksmith in your area to come to your business. They can look over everything and suggest how you need to secure everything. Below are four ways they can do this.

Install Closed Circuit Television

One type of closed circuit television system, also known as CCTV, is security cameras installed outside of your business. They are connected to a type of television inside your business so you can monitor what is going on outside.

They do a great job of discouraging predators from breaking in. If they do ignore the cameras, the cameras will catch them in the act, which will help you identify who they are. You can then contact authorities and have them arrested.

Check Your Locks

The locksmith will check all of the locks on your doors and windows to make sure they are secure. One important thing is a deadbolt. This makes it much harder for a thief to break the door down.

The screw that is used to install the deadbolt should be long enough to go deep into the door frame to make it even more secure.

The deadbolt should have a key and not a latch if you have a window on your door. This is because the thief could easily break open the window and reach in and open the latch.

If you have a fence that surrounds your property, the locksmith can install a lock on it also so you can secure it when you close for the night.

Purchase a Safe

You can purchase a safe through the locksmith to keep the valuables inside your business secure. You will find safes in various sizes and levels of protection. There are safes that you can install in a wall behind a picture to keep it hidden, and there are safes that you can sit on the floor.  Some safes are both fireproof and waterproof so you can have even more protection. Safes can be opened with a combination, a key, or by entering a number into a keypad. There are high tech safes that are opened by your fingerprint.

If the locksmith does not sell safes, they can get you in touch with a company that does. The locksmith can help you choose the type of safe that will work best for you.

The locksmith will likely suggest other ways to keep your business secure. For more information, contact a business such as Locksmith  Services.