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Best Security Innovations of 2016

Best Security Innovations of 2016

The time is now and 2016 is now a reality. Like any other new year, security is the main thing on everyone’s minds, and security advancements have not disappointed. Focusing not only on crimes, but also in home security, fire hazards, and surveillance, Here is a bundle of new gadgets and ideas to protect our home. Below we listed a few inventions you may want to learn more about and implement in your home to make it a safer place. (more…)


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Find An Affordable Locksmith

Nowadays choosing an affordable yet dependable locksmith can be a difficult task. There are so many options in the phone book and the internet it’s easy to get lost. There are several things you may take into consideration to find the right locksmith for you. For instance, you can always make sure your locksmith is licensed and insured before hiring them. You also want to verify you are hiring a seasoned veteran that knows his trade. (more…)


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History of locks

First Locks Ever Invented

Locks have been around  for more than 4000 years now and have undergone a number of changes and upgrades throughout the decades. In today’s modern age we are used to metal locks, padlocks, deadbolts, lever handle locks, knob locks, keyless entries and other modern luxuries like biometric security. However, the first locks were way simpler than they are today but served the same function: keep possessions, property and most important families safe. In order to appreciate modern locks as the real luxury they are, take a look at our brief history of the development of locks.

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Prevent Automotive break ins and robberies

Cars are among our favorite and most prized possessions and for good reason. It is our most useful tool in daily life as it allows us to swiftly move from one place to another. In addition, our vehicles also provide us with another place to store out other possessions. On the downside, cars are also a main target for thieves and burglars, so you must always be very careful when leaving it unattended. Check out our suggestions below and prevent any burglars from trying to enter into your vehicle!

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Locksmiths in Virginia

5 ways to never getting locked out of your house, office or car

Doesn’t matter if it’s a car, office or your house, getting locked out is about the worse feeling there is. The worse part? It usually happens at the worse time. For instance, being locked out of your house without a cellphone. Even worse if you don’t have access to your backyard. Or maybe you forget your keys in your car when you’re running late to an important meeting.

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How to Drive Burglars Away from your House

Burglars pose as one of the major threats to your home and family. There are several security mechanisms you can put in place to stop burglars when they attempt to enter your home. However, the best strategy when it comes to burglars is simple: do not attract them. Seriously. Now you may be thinking there is nothing you do to attract burglars, but there is plenty you can do in order to discourage them and drive them away from your home. Most burglaries are not random; homes are usually monitored and studied before criminals make a move. This is where you start making your move and make sure your house does not seem very appealing to a burglar. Take a look at our points below for a few ways to keep burglars at bay.

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Safest Cities in the World

Locksmithing and safety have been directly related since the creation of the two. Safety is one of the major factors we take into consideration when choosing a city to settle in. Either in the United States, Canada or any part of the world really, feeling safe will ultimately dictate how comfortable you feel in a place. For that reason we have compiled a list of the safest cities in the world, taking into consideration their crime rates and burglary rates of the last few years. This should give you a guide on safe cities to travel or live in to make sure you are getting the best experience you can ask for.

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Children, Locks and Keys

When it comes to children, locks and keys of your home, you need to be careful. Children aren’t quite as weary as adults when it comes to getting the keys from that hidden spot or leaving them visible to any potential robbers. To make sure you keep both your children and your home safe you need to set some guidelines that will teach them the importance of safety at home. Below are some examples of how careless children can be and how you can stop any incidents from happening in your home.

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Transponder Car Keys

Transponder keys systems have been in use for many years. This type of security system for a vehicle has been popular since 1985 when most cars and trucks have been outfitted with these types of anti-theft systems. These systems also make it hard to duplicate a transponder type key system. (more…)


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Smart Locks

Transponder

Technology has changed extremely over the years. It seems that just about everybody nowadays has some sort of intelligent device that they use to communicate with others. There are many systems that are available to control everything inside your home. (more…)


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These Ratings & Reviews have been provided by customers who have had
work performed by A1 Affordable Locksmiths, LLC:

 

Review by Erica L. in Vienna, VA

Project: Find a Locksmith Service

Comments: “Ron was wonderful — actually called to (1) make sure he brought the proper supplies (in case we were locked out of our home) and (2) to ask if it was okay if he came early! Wish I could’ve had him do more around the house. Will definitely keep this firm on our “go to” list!”

 

Review by Lisa S. in Washington, DC

Project: Automotive Locksmith Service

Comments: Hands down the best locksmith service I’ve come across in Washington DC. The technician was fast, efficient, and did well with an on the fly problem that occurred. I highly recommend this service over others in the area. Also: very good price for services rendered.”

 

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