Category : Home Security
Posted on September 23rd, 2020 0 Comments
Children sometimes have the potential to affect the general security of the homes they live in. This isn’t purposeful, but simply a risk – when it comes to security, there’s so many loose variables that need to be tightly watched and controlled in order to maximize safety. Since children can be spontaneous and mischievous, they can compromise home security without ever intending to do so. Here’s some ways that your children can mess with security plans, and how you can best mitigate these risks to make your household safe for children and adults alike.
Posted on May 17th, 2020 0 Comments
According to a research study conducted at Princeton University, it takes only 1/10th of a minute for people to set impressions of other people; and this same fact applies to how your home, and it’s curb appeal, is judged by strangers. Lock hardware can actually make a big impression on the curb appeal of your property – and, of course, the myriad of factors that curb appeal in turn effects. In this blog entry, the lock and door hardware installation experts here at Chicago Locksmith will detail the way that lock hardware has a strong effect on curb appeal.
Posted on October 31st, 2019 0 Comments
Home security isn’t a clear cut and simple procedure for everybody – rather, it’s a selection of custom approaches to your home that’s unique based on everyone’s individual home. Here’s a guide for some essential and underrated home security tips that every homeowner should keep in their mind, as prepared by the locksmith experts here at Chicago Locksmith.
Posted on September 28th, 2019 0 Comments
First impressions definitely matter as it relates to the appearance of your home. Any issues with your front door will surely be noticed by visitors to your home – or even passersby. If the front door isn’t functioning well or looking food, you may even have structural issues that extend far beyond cosmetic appearances. The good news, is that the majority of front door issues that affect homes can be easily remedied. Here’s some of the most common fixes for front door issues that may affect your home as prepared by the locksmith experts here at Chicago Locksmiths.
Posted on August 3rd, 2019 0 Comments
If there’s any sort of downside to Summer, the best season of the year, it’s’ that there’s an increase home burglaries. So why don’t you take a minute to read our top Summer security tips, as prepared by the residential locksmith and home security experts here at Chicago Locksmiths– it will greatly help your peace of mind, whether you’re at home, at the beach, or on vacation.
Posted on April 27th, 2019 0 Comments
It may seem strange, but bugs, although minuscule, can actually pose a major security risk due to their ability to interfere with successful operation of security cameras. This can range from innocuous malfunctions, to false alarms or even disastrous failures of security cameras to protect your home or business. Here’s a guide from the residential security experts here at Chicago Locksmiths to keep insects and other pesky obstructions away from your security cameras.
Posted on January 31st, 2019 0 Comments
Most normal people don’t spend their lives browsing and perusing official statistics for burglaries and break-in crimes, so most normal people might not understand how extremely common these crimes really are. Residential burglaries are extremely common, and in many ways it’s a crime that hides in plain sight – especially since the majority of burglaries happen during the daytime. Here’s a breakdown of the statistics of home burglaries – so that our valued customers here at Chicago Locksmiths can understand how often these crimes happen, and the importance of maintaining a strong framework of residential security.
Posted on January 2nd, 2019 0 Comments
Since your home is the focal point of your family, it’s very important to ensure that it receives the highest amount of attention and care possible for a security perspective. Now that it’s the New Year, it’s essential to make sure that your home is as protected and prepared for security risks as possible – and if you’re confused as to where to start to strengthen your home security, here’s a guide as prepared by the residential security experts here at Chicago Locksmiths.
Posted on May 28th, 2018 0 Comments
All mechanical devices have issues from time to time – hopefully minor ones – and door locks are no exception. Most home or business owners will say that their door locks have experiences issues once in a while, and the way that they react to these issues when they pop up determines how seriously the issues will impact the security level of their homes or businesses. Here’s some red flag door lock issues that should be addressed immediately in order to protect the security of your property – as prepared by the residential security experts at Chicago Locksmiths.
Posted on November 18th, 2017 0 Comments
Home upgrades aren’t just great times to improve the aesthetics and comfort of your home – they are also fantastic opportunities to improve your home security infrastructure! Here’s a guide prepared by Chicago Locksmiths about all the different security measures that you can take into consideration when you are undergoing a home upgrade.
Doors are one of the most commonly upgraded parts of a home. Without strong doors, your security is incredibly weak. When upgrading your home, assess how well your doors can hold up to physical attack. This includes all aspects of the door including it’s hinges and it’s frame. Of course, you’re going to want to consider exactly what’s behind the doors as well when you assess how important it’s upgrade is.
Door and Window Locks
This is an essential part of home upgrades unless you already have an incredibly strong deadbolt lock. You want to make sure that your door locks not only help keep unwanted people out, but don’t place people inside at risk during an emergency where they may have to quickly exit the property. Window lock upgrades should also be taken into consideration after testing the strength of your window locks – especially those that are easily accessible from outside.
Window films are thin protective layers that help increase the security and resistance of glass windows, elevating your security. They prevent burglars from being able to break through your windows to enter your property. They are hard to detect from outside and help make windows shatterproof – but should not be used on windows that are meant to be potentially used as auxiliary emergency exits.
Surveillance cameras can heighten your security when placed outside your front door, allowing you to monitor and maintain your home security. CCTV cameras help deter potential thefts or burglaries, and even a fake mock camera does a great job as a deterrent.
Every home needs a well functioning alarm system. THey help boost the security measures of your building, and often allow you to monitor the status of your home from far away – notifying you if there’s unapproved entry into your home, and automatically contacting the authorities.
Window and Door Sensors
Like alarm systems, these sensors notify you or the authorities if doors or windows are opened or tampered with in an unapproved context. They often come together with CCTV camera packages, but can also be purchased as stand alone equipment – and they really do help increase the layers of your home security. They are made up of a simple circuit that triggers an alarm when the circuit is broken. One great benefit of these sensors is that they are very difficult to spot, and are small and subtle.