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Purchasing Your First Safe: A Guide For Homeowners

Purchasing a safe is one of the simplest things you can do to keep valuable items secure. However, if you’ve never purchased a safe you could end up buying something that doesn’t truly suit your needs. With these helpful tips, you’ll be able to regain  peace of mind knowing that your most prized possessions are secure.

Tips on Where and How to Store Your Safe

Before purchasing a safe, take into consideration everything you need to store in it. Determining the size of the safe you need will play a big role in where you store it.

You want to keep your safe hidden, but not if it means sacrificing light. Though hiding a safe in the depths of a dark closet may sound like a good idea, there still needs to be enough light to be able to open the safe and see inside. Certain locks, like combination locks, have very small numbers which are hard to see in the dark. As much as you don’t want a burglar accessing your safe, you still need to be able to get into it yourself.

Consider the flooring where you plan to store the safe. If you’re going to bolt your safe to the ground, concrete is much more reliable than wood. 

Some great places to consider storing your safe are in a guest bedroom closet or in an enclosed space underneath a stairway.

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Fire Ratings and Burglar Ratings

A fire safety rating determines how long the contents inside a safe will remain unaffected. An example would be a fire rating of 350-1 hour. This means that the inside of the safe will remain at or below 350°F for 1 hour. The reason fireproof safes are designed to maintain an internal temperature below 350°F is because paper will begin to burn around 387°F. Class A safes are able to keep internal temperatures at 350°F for up to 4 hours, providing superior protection.

Burglar-resistant safes are designed to prevent and slow down a burglar from breaking into a safe. Factors like wall thickness and door thickness can impact the level of security they offer. Similar to fire ratings, burglar ratings use time to determine their security. A TL-30 safe (also referred to as an F-rated safe) is resistant to common hand tools for 30 minutes. This may not sound like much, but 30 minutes refers to the time tools are actively touching the safe. This type of safe is so secure that jewelry stores are required to utilize them.

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Different Types of Residential Safes

Fire-resistant safes are used to store important documents, like birth certificates or a will. They may protect your paperwork from a house fire, but typically only for an hour or less. These safes are typically the most lightweight, but provide the least security against burglars. 

Burglar (fire) safes have three main types – standalone, wall safe, and floor safe. These safes are much heavier than the simple fire-resistant safe which makes them much more difficult to break into or steal. Most of them are fireproof, but not all.

Standalone safes are very heavy and can either be bolted into the ground or free standing. They can be fitted with different kinds of locks such as a combination lock, electronic lock, or traditional key lock.

Floor safes are designed to be embedded into the floor. For this reason, they can be the best option in terms of burglar-proof safes. The easiest way for a burglar to break into a safe is by removing it from the home and opening it elsewhere. By bolting a safe into the floor and locking it shut, the odds of a burglar breaking into it are much lower.

Wall safes are connected to the studs in the wall and are often located inside closets. They are discreet and convenient but are not necessarily the most secure. Wall safes are predictable and easy for a burglar to find. They can also be easily removed by cutting a whole in the drywall. 

Jewelry safes are also designed to be burglar proof, but are unique in their interior. These safes come with drawers, hooks, and often intricate designs on the inside. 

Similar to jewelry safes, gun safes have specialty interiors designed to keep firearms secure. They come in various sizes depending on how many firearms you need to store. They also come in various fire ratings. If you only need a gun safe to keep the firearms away from children, fire ratings may not matter. However, if you have an expensive or large collection, it’s best to opt for something fireproof.

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Which Type of Safe is Best for You?

The best kind of safe for your personal needs depends on the type of valuables you will need to store. If you only want to store important documents, a fire rating will have more importance than a burglar rating. If theft is your main concern, you’ll want to choose a TL-30 or F rated safe.

Regardless of which safe you choose, your local Pop-A-Lock is here for all your security needs. We offer expert security solutions so you’ll never have to guess whether your home and your valuables are safe.

Moving In? Here’s How You Can Secure Your New Home

For most of us, moving into a new home comes with a feeling of optimism and opportunity. Unfortunately, moving also invites stress. Between the extensive packing and unpacking process, and the worry of feeling unsafe in your new environment, moving can quickly turn from exciting to overwhelming.

With these tips, you won’t have to stress about securing your property. You can enjoy your new space while feeling confidently that it will keep you safe.

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Pack Wisely

As you pack up your belongings, we recommend using colored sticky notes, tape, or markers to coordinate which room a box belongs in. This saves a shocking amount of time, as it takes the guesswork out of unloading​​ your belongings into your new home. 

It’s important to take inventory of your things as you pack them up. Whether you are moving alone or you’ve hired a moving company, this will prevent your belongings from getting lost or stolen. Additionally, if you color coordinate your boxes, it will be easy to count the number of boxes you have for each room in the house.

Valuable items, like jewelry and sensitive documents, should always be stored in a security safe or somewhere out of sight. This can be pretty challenging to maintain during the move, so we recommend storing valuable items with a friend or family member until you’ve settled into your new home.

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Rekey the Locks

As soon as you have the keys to your new home, you should consider rekeying the locks or installing new ones

We typically recommend lock rekeying because it does not require changing the locks themselves. Instead, the pinning inside the locks is changed – it’s a win-win! You get to keep the same lock mechanism and spend less money on fixes, and have the peace of mind that the old keys no longer work.

This way, you’ll know exactly who has access to your home. Plus, keys wear down over time. By rekeying your locks, you won’t have to worry about your keys getting sticky for years to come.

Make sure there are enough keys for each member in the home. You may also want to make an additional copy to share with a trusted friend, or family member not residing in the home.

Check the Windows

Similar to checking the locks on your doors, you should also check the windows. Be sure the window and window locks both shut completely. You’ll also want to make sure your windows have protective screens, especially for second floor windows.

As you arrange your items in your new home, be mindful of which belongings are in view of the window. You should always leave valuable items out of sight

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Prepare Your Home For Emergencies

A fire extinguisher should be stored on each floor of your home. It’s best to keep one in the kitchen as appliances like the oven and stove can increase the risk of residential fire.

You also want to check that your smoke detector is working and that the batteries are fully charged. Modern smoke detectors typically come equipped with a carbon monoxide detector. If yours doesn’t, consider purchasing one. 

Next, check the dryer vent to be sure it is not clogged with lint. This may sound unnecessary, but if the dryer vent is clogged, hot air from the dryer will be trapped in your laundry room, increasing the risk of fire. In fact, laundry rooms are a leading cause of fire and water damage in residential homes.

As you fill the drawers and cabinets of your home, make sure you have flashlights and extra batteries stored throughout. Ideally, you should keep a flashlight in each room in case of an emergency.

Lastly, be sure to check that your security system is working properly. Your security system is there to keep you safe, but it only works if you work with it. Once you’ve tested that it’s working properly, set up a routine to check it regularly.

 

You should be able to enjoy your new home without being worried about your safety. By following these simple steps, you can alleviate some of the moving stress. If you need to rekey your locks or install new ones, your local Pop-A-Lock is here to help. 

Workplace Safety: How to Secure Your Workspace

It is all too common for a business to heavily assess their data security, while neglecting the physical security of their building.

In terms of data, businesses should use a protected network that’s not easy to hack into. The network logins should not be shared with anyone unrelated to the business.

Building security is similar. It is important that doors remain locked, and that only employees have access to the building. Office security will help you build a better relationship with your employees – and your customers. We’ll walk you through some of our top security tips for the workplace.

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How a Security Plan Will Benefit Your Business

First and foremost, it’s important to understand why you need to protect your office building. Having a secure work environment comes with many benefits:

A thorough security plan means happier employees.  Some of the top factors that affect employee happiness are interpersonal relationships, culture, and work environment. Working in a secure environment helps promote a more relaxed atmosphere and employees feel more comfortable knowing their employer is equipped to handle safety issues. Studies show that happier employees are also more productive

Happier, safer employees will result in a lower turnover rate. Safety climate affects employee morale, engagement, and job satisfaction. Employees who feel like the company cares only about productivity will quickly become discouraged and disengaged. On the other hand, employees who feel like the company values their safety will be much more motivated at work, resulting in a lower turnover rate.

Similarly to retaining employees, security measures have the potential to increase client retention. Customers like doing business with knowledgeable companies that they have already established a relationship with. Typically, your employees interact directly with those customers. When your employees feel motivated to stay at your company, they’re able to create and maintain long-lasting relationships with customers.

A security plan will reduce business costs and disruption. A company is less likely to experience financial loss if there is a quality security plan in place. They will be further protected from break-ins and data loss and will avoid setbacks on projects.

Part of a well-designed security plan also includes your response to incidents. If you have a security system in your building, you won’t have to do this alone. Both your employees and customers will appreciate your improved incident response.

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Safety Measures to Consider

Now that you understand the importance of workplace security, here are some of the things you should consider in your safety audit.

Make sure your external doors are secure. Employees may enter the building using traditional locks, ID cards, or biometrics. Traditional locks may be more common on older buildings, but provide the least amount of security. Keys used for traditional locks are easier to lose, and don’t provide any unique form of employee identification.

ID cards, on the other hand, can only be used by employees. Biometrics are the most advanced and protective form of lock. We’ll touch more on that later. Whichever entry system your company uses, make sure only your employees have access to the building.

In some situations, it may not be necessary to have locks on internal doors. However, if any of the rooms inside the building contain sensitive documents or expensive equipment, you’ll want to be sure these doors follow proper security measures. Whether it’s physical locks, ID checkpoints, or biometrics, these rooms should be secured in some way. In addition to proper locks, the areas surrounding these spaces should have a security alarm or security cameras.

Security systems like alarms and cameras will alert you of unwanted activity, whether you’re in the building or not. Not only do you need to find a security system that works for your business, but you also need to learn how to use it. There’s no point in installing a security system if it’s not a consistent part of your safety routine.

Fingerprints, retina scans, and hand geometry are all things biometric locks may scan for. Biometrics have become a common part of office security systems and are by far the most secure lock system. If you want to learn more about biometrics, check out this resource on our website.

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Increased Business Security with Pop-A-Lock

When you take care of your employees first, the whole business will run more smoothly. Make sure you are using a security system, your buildings locks are secure, and that sensitive information and expensive equipment are locked up. In addition to keeping yourself, your data, and your employees safe, a thorough safety plan will also help you earn more money in the long run. You’ll be able to reduce employee turnover, increase client retention, and avoid the financial risks of a break-in and data theft.

Your safety is Pop-A-Locks number one priority. Visit our website for any of your commercial locksmithing needs.

 

How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster – Tips You Shouldn’t Overlook

Regardless of where you live, a natural disaster can happen at any moment. Though heavy snowfall and floods may be anticipated at certain times in the year, it is important to be prepared year-round for unexpected natural events. With these tips, you’ll be prepared for any natural disaster, whether you see it coming or not.

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Battling Blizzards

Blizzards  are most likely to occur during winter in Canada, from December through February. However, a blizzard could pop up anytime between October and May and is more likely to happen in spring than in fall. 

Make sure you have the proper equipment to ward off snow from your home and car. You know the drill — as snow piles up, the only way out of your home is to dig your way out. Having a shovel handy in winter is a necessity if you want to leave your house. If you have a snow blower, make sure it’s working properly and is filled with gas or has a fully charged battery. 

If you attempt to leave the house during a snowstorm, your car needs to be weatherized. Switch out the all-weather tires for winter tires, have tire chains ready, and maintain your vehicle’s tire pressure.

Keep extra blankets and warm clothes handy in case you lose power. You can also line your doors and windows with towels or blankets to further insulate your home.

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Fighting Floods

Floods are the most common, and the most costly, natural disaster in Canada. They may strike at any time of the year and are most often caused by rapidly melting snow or heavy rainfall.

If you ever find yourself at home amid a flood, don’t drink the tap water. Tap water can become contaminated during floods and is no longer safe. You should also avoid standing water and floodwater outside. Floodwater can carry disease, be contaminated with sewage, or conceal dangerous objects.

General Safety Suggestions

Though floods and blizzards are to be expected, it’s best practice to be prepared for any natural disaster. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your home, no matter the issue.

Secure Important Documents

Passports, social security cards, and other important documents run the risk of getting destroyed during natural disasters. Make sure they’re properly stored in a safe that can protect them from water damage and fire. If you’ve yet to invest in a safe, these guidelines will help you purchase your first one.

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Stock Up on Water and Nonperishable Food

You’ll want to prepare supplies to last at least a week. Load up on canned foods – the kind that can be eaten cold if you don’t have electricity. Nuts and nut butter, granola bars, and dried fruits are also ideal to keep on hand. Also, be sure to keep plenty of extra water on hand. As we mentioned, tap water can be unsafe to drink during floods, and water lines are often turned off when temperatures are below freezing.

Stay Charged and Fueled

Don’t let your tank run on empty. Keep your car fueled up, especially when anticipating a natural disaster like a snowstorm. If the roads are flooded or icy, gas stations may run out of gas because it’s harder for large fuel trucks to travel safely. Keep your phone fully charged in case your electricity goes out and you need it for an emergency.

Have a First-Aid Kit Ready

Having a first-aid kit is important, whether you’re preparing for a natural disaster or not. First aid kits can be purchased for as little as $20, and the added protection is worth the investment. Make sure your medicine cabinet has any other essentials you may need. And don’t forget to refill any vital prescription medications!

Keep Extra Batteries

Keep extra batteries on hand so you’re not left in the dark if your flashlights die. You’ll also want to have several flashlights in your home, preferably spread out throughout the house so you can access them from any room. Portable phone chargers (that are fully charged) are also a great thing to have – you never know how long a power outage may last.

Don’t wait until the forecast warns you about a natural event coming your way. Prepare for any natural disaster to come, by following these guidelines. For more tips on keeping your home secure this winter, head over to our website!

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home’s Safety

The New Year approached us quickly, and it’s safe to say you’ve got some resolutions on your list. If so, make sure to include home security in your resolutions. Some of the most common vulnerabilities within a home are often overlooked. Stay safe this new year with these six tips to maximize home safety.

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Tip 1: Prepare For Emergencies

Simple, yet necessary. Be prepared for emergencies like natural disasters. You’ll always want to make sure you have some basic resources in your home, like a flashlight, fire extinguisher, and first aid kit. If the flashlight is battery-powered, make sure you check the batteries frequently so it always stays charged. You may also consider having flashlights in each room of the house for easy accessibility. If the power goes out, you won’t have to stumble through the house looking for light.

Keep your pantry stocked with shelf-stable items, especially those that don’t require cooking to consume. Keep plenty of extra water on hand in case your water gets turned off. Having a generator is also a great backup for when the power goes out. 

Tip 2: Secure Your Garage Door

The garage door is a vulnerable entrance to the home that we tend to forget about. It can easily be kicked in providing access to any valuables in the garage itself and providing access to enter the home. If you park your car in the driveway, keep your garage door clicker concealed. Keep the garage door closed, even when you’re home. Also, lock the door between your garage and home. Lastly, consider installing motion-detecting flood lights outside your garage and around the exterior of your home. This will deter any suspicious activity.

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Tip 3: Be Smart With Smart Systems

Smart thermostats and smart locks will help keep your home safe and comfortable, whether you’re there or not. With a smart thermostat, you can adjust the temperature of your home from anywhere by using your phone. This means you can lower heating costs by turning the air to a lower temperature when you’re away. You can also warm up the house before you get home for a cozy welcome.

Smart locks help you trust that no one else has access to your home. Just use your phone to unlock the door. They also typically function as video and audio monitoring for added security. With many of these smart systems, you’ll get notifications if someone is at the door. They also ensure your packages are safe and allow you to witness what happens if they get lost or stolen. Smart systems are the smarter choice in 2022.

Tip 4: Set Your Security System

Part of a productive New Year means setting new routines. That means making it a habit to set your alarm system routinely. Otherwise, it’s not keeping you as safe as it could. Make sure you remember how to use your device and seek help if you don’t. After all, an alarm system is only effective if you know how to use it. If you don’t have a security system, consider getting one installed this year.

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Tip 5: Reduce Energy Consumption

What better way to start the New Year than to be friendly to the environment, and your wallet? Use a smart thermostat and smart light bulbs to control energy from your home. Set timers on your lights to avoid wasting energy when they are not in use. Change the temperature when you’re not home in order to save energy and reduce costs. You can also connect electronics to an outlet extension that you can turn off when you don’t need power. There’s a ton of creative ways to reduce energy consumption which are easy to implement — it’s just a matter of creating the habit.

Tip 6: Audit Your Home Security

Last but not least, the best way to improve the comfort and security of your home is by doing an audit of your home security. We make this easy with our official Pop-A-Lock home security checklist. It walks you through the entire house offering suggestions for the front entrance, windows, ground floor, and garage to make sure each part of your home is properly secured. If you think you’re missing anything, Pop-A-Lock is happy to help. Whether it is lock rekeying, adding additional locks, or installing a whole new lock system for your front door. Our New Years’ goal is to help you along the way!

There’s no better place to focus on your goals than in your own home. By making sure your home is safe, secure, and prepared with the right materials for any moment, you’ll be able to make the most of 2022! If you need any help along the way, Pop-A-Lock is here to help. 

High Rise Security

Apartment and Condo Safety

Home safety isn’t just for those who live in single-family units. With the number of people living in apartment and condominiums on the rise, it is important to think about the unique safety precautions that should be taken.

High-rise residential communities can be challenging to keep safe given their size and vertical nature. While it can be hard to get to know your neighbours in an environment like this, developing a sense of building loyalty and community will go a long way when it comes to keeping yourself and other occupants safe.

While high-rise residential security is a shared responsibility, here are some things to consider:

  • Make the effort to get to know the people in your building.
  • Use the building’s facilities (i.e. the laundry room or gym) during active times when other people are present. You can also consider using a buddy system.
  • Only open access-controlled areas such as the lobby or garage for people that you know.
  • Report suspicious strangers to the property manager or superintendent.
  • Make sure open or unlatched doors are secure. If you see a door propped open, close it.
  • When waiting for the elevator, stand off to the side of the door and be sure to look inside before you get in. If you are not comfortable with the occupants, don’t go in.
  • When inside the elevator stand near the control panel. If you are in danger, push all the floor buttons and the emergency button. Do not push the stop button as you may become trapped between floors.
  • Ensure the locks on your unit are secure and have been recently changed. Do not take the chance that the last occupant doesn’t have a key or didn’t give a key out.
  • Keep doors and windows locked. This not seem as important given the vertical nature of some of these buildings, but a high volume of people travel through apartment and condo complexes every day. An unlocked door or window provides opportunity for someone with bad intentions.
  • Utilize a safe to keep important items and documents.

 

To learn more about keeping your unit safe, contact Pop-A-Lock today and speak with a trusted locksmith professional. Search on Pop-A-Lock.ca by city name or postal code.

Home Monitoring

An overview of Canada’s top home monitoring systems

 

As Canadian citizens, it’s fair to say that for the majority, we live in safe environments, but crime does happen in the great white north.  In fact, Statistics Canada reports more than 1.5 million incidents of property crimes, and more than 150,000 cases of breaking and entering a year!

Thankfully there are a multitude of home security options available to us that give us state-of-the-art security features and require very little in terms of set up and maintenance.

 

Frontpoint:  This top-of-the-line home security system is perfect for Canadians who are looking for peace of mind and security and are okay with installing the system themselves. With set up in under 15 minutes, no wiring or drilling, and no manual programming required, this is one of the favourites.  Front point offers a 30-day risk free trial, and has excellent customer service, but does require a long-term contract and some of more desired features are only available with the higher pricing options.

Vivint: This product is perfect for those who want the most high-tech and smart capable home security system. Vivint is 100 per cent wireless and doesn’t inter the aesthetics of your home, comes with a lifetime warranty, and the extra home automation features can’t be beat. However, Vivint doesn’t offer a ‘no money back guarantee’, it requires professional installation, requires a long-term contract and is at a higher price point.

ADT: This is the home security system for people who want the safety of the biggest security company around, and who aren’t looking to spend an arm and a leg to get it.  With a six-month money back guarantee, and affordable pricing, ADT is the go-to for many families looking to add a little extra security to their homes.  The trade-off for these benefits is that contracts tend to be on the long side, self-installation isn’t an option, and customer support can be lacking.

Bell Smart Home: Perfect for Bell’s existing TV, Internet and Phone base, Bell Smart Home allows its current customers to bundle one more service.  By bundling, customers save some money making it an affordable option, and its self-monitoring high-tech equipment gives homeowners the option to use devises like the Nest thermostat and cameras, as well as other home management devises.  As this is a newer service, some of the kinks are still being worked out, and customer service can be frustrating to deal with.

Honeywell’s Smart Home Security Kit:  This easy to install DIY security system uses an app to send alerts to your phone.  Its high-tech equipment and facial recognition software are well liked, but the cost of the system can be a little pricey. Honeywell also only offers self-monitoring, so homeowners who are looking for the added assurance of a third-party security service might want to look elsewhere.

If you want to know more about home security systems, the knowledgeable staff at Pop-A-Lock will work with you to understand your exact security needs.

To find a locksmith that you can rely on, choose Pop-A-Lock. For a business near you, search on Pop-A-Lock.ca by city name or postal code.

 

Home Security Checklist

Quick tips to keep your home secure

Our home is more than just the place where our families, our pets, and our belongings live, it’s our shelter in the storm, the place where we can relax and unwind. We all want to feel safe in our homes, and while we can’t control some things, there are some easy ways that we can make sure that our home is secure. These basic security measures can not only help give us peace of mind, but they can help keep us safe.

  • Use deadbolts: A sturdy deadbolt on all your exterior doors will help keep your home secure. If your doors have a window, also consider installing a floor lock as an extra precaution.
  • Motion-activated floodlights: Installing motion-sensor floodlights around your home will help shine a light on anyone who might be entering your property after dark. Make sure the bulbs are changed regularly for optimal use.
  • Sliding doors: If you have a sliding door, make sure there is a solid bar or dowel in the tacking system. This will help prevent break-ins by preventing a trespasser from easily opening the door. This bar should measure almost the exact length of the track so there is enough room to remove it from the inside, but not so much room that someone could open the door enough to gain access to the inside.
  • Spare combination: Gone are the days of being able to hide a spare key under a stone by the door or on top of the doorframe – thieves know where to find your key! Instead, give your key to someone you trust, or install a small combination safe somewhere on the property.
  • Visible house number: Your house number should be easily seen in the event that you need to make an emergency call. Consider using reflective numbers or installing a light above the area. It’s important that your home can be identified even if it is dark out.

The knowledgeable staff at Pop-A-Lock can advise you on all things relating to home security. To find a locksmith that you can rely on, choose Pop-A-Lock. For a business near you, search on Pop-A-Lock.ca by city name or postal code.

Protect your home when you vacation

Don’t let home safety worries ruin your vacation

Most of us have a friend or family member who has a horror story about coming home from a vacation to find that there has been a security breach. Not only are these stories cringe-worthy from a financial perspective, but they leave us feeling worried about own safety.

Whether you’re preparing for a quick weekend getaway or an extended trip, here are some things to consider before you lock-up-shop

  • Keep your neighbours informed. If they know that you will be away, they will be on high alert if they see activity at your home or note anything suspicious. If you have a good relationship with them you can even ask if they would be okay collecting your mail if you are taking an extended trip.
  • Add light timers for your external lights. Consider a time or two for your internal lights as well to help give the illusion that someone is home when they are not. Make sure that your timer works on random intervals. It will defeat the purpose if your lights turn on and off at exactly the same time every night.
  • For an extended trip have a neighbour, friend or family member shovel the snow or mow the lawn in your absence. Nothing tips off someone looking to burglar a home more than visible evidence that there hasn’t been anyone there.
  • Make sure that all of your locks – on both doors and windows- are in good shape and work properly. If you need to replace your locks, call Pop-A-Lock and connect with a locksmith professional. Ensuring that your locks are solid and secure can help to deter someone looking for an easy break-and-enter.
  • If you are going away on vacation make sure to put a hold on your newspapers. A collection of mail is a great signal that the home is unoccupied.
  • Do not advertise travel plans on social media platforms.
  • Do not leave a spare key out
  • Ensure the garage door is locked
  • Don’t have your home address programmed into your GPS. If you are leaving your car at the airport and it gets stolen, having “home” set up in your navigation system will simply lead the thief back to your home.

To keep your home safe and secure, contact a Pop-A-Lock near you by searching on Pop-A-Lock.ca by city name or postal code.

 

 

 

 

Property Managers: Rekeying for safety

As any property manager knows, keeping those who are living in your apartment or condominium units safe, is of the utmost importance.

With tenants and condo owners moving in and out of units, it’s important to make sure that the space I ready for the next occupant as quickly as possible.  Part of ensuring that the unit is ready for the change of hands, involves ensuring that the locks have been rekeyed.

Regardless of the size of location of the building, making sure the locks are “new” provides safety and peace of mind for the next tenant and ensures that there are no remaining keys that could allow access to the unit. In some cases, property managers will leave the locks as they are, indicating that the tenant can have the locks changed at their discretion, however this can create issues if the property manager ever needed to enter the unit in an emergency and was left without a way to get into the unit.

Instead of property managers attempting to rekey their units alone, which can be a frustrating and time consuming process, consider working with Pop-A-Lock’s team of professionals.  Pop-A-Lock offers site visits and free estimates for properties looking to have their security measures enhanced by rekeying their locks. The company’s team approach saves time and money and property managers can rest assured that Pop-A-Locks qualified and trained locksmiths will get the job quickly and to a high standard of care.

Maintaining a high level of security within your building can be easily managed by utilizing a team of experts who understand the important of tenant safety.

To learn more about keeping your property safe, contact Pop-A-Lock today and speak with a trusted locksmith professional. Search on Pop-A-Lock.ca by city name or postal code.