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  • Home Safe Evaluation Guide

    Posted on April 18th, 2018 0 Comments

    Buying a home safe can be a confusing process due to the massive amount of safes available on the market today. The huge variety of price ranges, makes, and models can be overwhelming for the average consumer. In this blog post, the safe and security experts at Chicago Locksmiths will help you figure out the right steps to take when figuring out what home safe to purchase.

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  • 5 Best Electronic Door Locks

    Posted on March 23rd, 2018 0 Comments

    Now that huge advancements have been made in residential and commercial locksmith based security, there’s a huge variety of electronic door locks available on the market. This wide variety of locks come in an equally large variety of makes, models, sizes, and boast a huge amount of different features. In this brief blog post, the home security experts at Chicago Locksmiths will help you determine what the best electronic door locks for your home or business are.

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  • Shed Lock Options

    Posted on January 23rd, 2018 0 Comments

    Do you want to maintain your Chicago home security, or that of your business? Doing so includes ensuring that all areas of your property are secure, including outdoor sheds. Regardless of the specific use or purpose of your shed, they all require the security that strong locks provide – but choosing the proper one can be complicated. Here’s a guide from the expert residential locksmith at Chicago Locksmiths on how to choose the best type of shed lock.

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  • Car Security Tips

    Posted on January 23rd, 2018 0 Comments

    Chicago Locksmiths excels at providing vehicular locksmith services to the entirety of the Windy City. In order to do so, we need to be experts at all aspects of car security. Here’s a brief guide prepared by our expert locksmiths on how to ensure that your cars are protected from theft.

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  • Summer Tips from Chicago Locksmith

    Posted on June 23rd, 2017 0 Comments

    Now that Summer is truly over us in all of it’s glory, it can be really easy to forget to adhere to your usual schedules or home security protocols. Follow this brief guide from Chicago Locksmiths to ensure that your home stays protected during these balmy and warm months.

     

    Never forget to lock doors and windows

    Summer tourism and travel usually brings many more visitors to Chicago, even it’s surrounding suburbs. The most basic and important line of defense against burglary and theft is to ensure that your doors and windows are locked, including your vehicle doors. Thieves often target unlocked cars, hoping that they can find a spare key inside it. If you’re concerned about your lock security, give Chicago Locksmiths a call, and we can send out an expert technician to give you a home security assessment in full, on the spot.

     

    Traffic

    The more time you’re away from home, the more time it’s standing unattended and unwatched. And security aside, nobody ever wants to be stuck in traffic, especially during the traffic surges of Summer. In order to avoid getting stuck in Summer Traffic, Chicago Locksmith recommends leaving earlier to work to beat the heavy traffic, and leaving work early, or staying a bit later in order to avoid the rush hour smash.

     

    Lanyard Key Holders

    Since millions of tourists will visit Chicago this Summer, if you somehow drop your keys while you’re traveling somewhere, your chances of getting them back are virtually zero. Our experts suggest keeping your keys attached to a lanyard that you can wear around your neck, or on a clip that you can clip to your belt loops or inside a bag in order to minimize the chances of key loss. If you do happen to lose your keys, Chicago Locksmiths has expert locksmiths on call to come directly to your location to help you out with on the spot, emergency unlocking service.

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  • Power Outages and Security

    Posted on April 27th, 2017 0 Comments

    Both urban and suburban power outages cause major detrimental effects to security. Criminals consider blackouts an opportunity to commit crimes that they normally would be too scared to attempt normally – and it’s incredibly important to stay fully prepared, one step ahead of the criminals, by letting the experts at Chicago Locksmith help prime your home for full levels of security.

     

    Chicago Locksmith can be the Light you need in a Blackout

    The darkness during blackouts can be incredibly scary when you consider the amount of burglars, muggers, and looters who run rampant during these days. At Chicago Locksmith, we maintain a constant dedication to protecting your home or business during these times. In order to protect your property during blackouts – and every other day – you can rely on our locksmith services which include:

    • High Security Locks
    • Biometric & Digital Locks
    • Security Systems
    • CCTV Surveillance
    • Safes
    • Buzzers
    • Wireless Locks

     

    24/7 Locksmith Service

    If your area suffers a blackout, and you experience a security breach, Chicago Locksmiths is available 24/7 to provide you emergency assistance. Of course, if you feel that you are experiencing a break-in, contact the authorities first, but if you want to help continue protecting your property, contact us for instant locksmith service that can help bolster and reinforce your property to help protect you from the risks associated with blackouts.

     

    Staying Prepared During Blackouts

    Besides calling Chicago Locksmith, if your area experiences a blackout, you can stay safe by following these easy tips.

    • Keep a supply kit full of flashlights, first aid materials, food, a battery powered radio, flashlights, and water in a location that will be easily accessible in the dark.
    • Conserve your vehicle’s gas in case you might need to use it.
    • Have portable, battery charging packs for your phone – or car operational USB chargers, in case the outlet electricity doesn’t work.
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  • Brief School Safety Statistics

    Posted on January 6th, 2017 0 Comments

    School safety has become a hot button issue in the news media. Here’s Chicago Locksmith’s brief guide to some of the safety statistics that define security in our nation’s schools, as reported through data gathered by the Journal of School Health, and the National Center for Education Statistics.

     

    • Metal detectors reduce the chances of weapons being carried within the school by 5.8 percent, and one being carried while heading to or leaving school by 7.5 percent.

    • When asked if security officers should search student with metal detectors, 40 percent of boys and 57 percent of girls said yes – in total, 49 percent of children surveyed.

    • Administrators estimated that violent crime was reduced by 32 percent, drug crime by 14 percent, with an overall crime reduction of 32 percent.

    • 3 percent of students between 12 and 18 said they were scared of being attacked inside or on their way in and out of school during the school year, with the same amount of children mentioning having the same fear when school is out.

    • Between 85 and 89 percent of public schools reported crimes, with about 65 percent of those cases being reported to the police.

    • Vandalism was recorded as occurring between 46 and 49 percent of the time.

    • 9 percent of teachers reported being threatened with violence by students.

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  • Smart Home Devices

    Posted on September 17th, 2016 0 Comments

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    There’s an extremely wide range of consumer home security devices available on the market today. It can  be hard deciding on which ones to buy for your home, simply because there’s such an extremely wide range of choices. In this blog entry, I’ll walk you through some of the products available today that can help you make your house smart and safe.

    Schlage Sense Smart Lock

    The Schlage Sense Smart Lock embodies everything that smart locks have the potential to be. For the most part, most automated lock devices are made to increase comfort and convenience for homeowners – but they absolutely still should be able to perform their primary function of providing stellar security! The Schlage Sense delivers- it can detect when somebody unlocks the door with they key or keypad and has a built in siren which will go off if someone tries to force the door open. In addition to these fantastic features, the Schlage Sense is equipped with an ANSI Grade 1 deadbolt, which is the highest security rating that deadbolts can be given. The lock can be remotely controlled through an application, and has an incredibly dense and durable lock cylinder that provides customers a high level of quality as well as a convenient and sleek interface.

    Amazon Echo

    This device primarily functions as a home speaker, however it boasts a wide range of other functions. It has voice activated automation integration functionality, that can help play music from streaming services, turn on your thermostat, and even unlock your front door.

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