Last updated 5 days ago
A safe is a great home security option that protects important papers, jewelry, and other belongings. Your safe will provide a secure location for these items while also keeping them close at hand for ease of access. There are many factors to consider when choosing the best home safe for your needs, and knowing which features are best for you can make the selection process easier.
Safes can be designed to resist a combination of fire, water, and theft. A safe that is merely theft-resistant may not provide adequate protection against fire and flooding in your home. If you are concerned about the loss of items and information due to natural disasters as well as home security breaches, it’s best to purchase a safe that offers additional water and fire resistance.
A small safe is adequate for storing items such as tax documents, birth certificates, medical records, and precious photos or jewelry. If you’d like the option to store larger items such as firearms or memorabilia, you’ll need to purchase a safe sized to fit these items comfortably. Safes are available in a variety of sizes and many have compartmentalized interiors to help you keep items both secure and organized inside.
You should place your safe in a location that is out of the way, such as inside a closet, for both aesthetics and added security. Make sure you have an area in your home large enough to accommodate the safe you plan to purchase. You should also consider whether you’d like the option to bolt your safe into the foundation of your home to prevent it from being carried away.
If you’d like more information about home safes and security systems, contact the home security experts at Goldy Locks of Chicago by calling (888) 721-6803. We have been providing residential and commercial security solutions including commercial doors and hardware since 1981. Click through our blog to learn more about choosing the best home security measures for your needs.
Last updated 12 days ago
High-security locking mechanisms and their associated door handles do not have to be unattractive. Nor do they have to be assuming. At Goldy Locks in Chicago, we carry door knobs, levers, and handlesets that, in addition to offering security benefits, are attractive.
The decorative hardware options we offer are compatible with a range of high-security lock systems, and are appropriate for both residential and commercial use. Most of our hardware is available in at least five different colors, making it easy to find something that works with your door. Each piece of decorative hardware we sell is easy to install, and is designed so that all screws are hidden.
Would you like to learn more about our decorative door knobs, levers, and handlesets, all of which are available in pick-resistant form? If so, visit our website for images or call (888) 726-5692 to speak with a knowledgeable Goldy Locks security representative.
Last updated 19 days ago
The front door serves as the most obvious gateway between your home and the outside world. As the point of entry for most visitors to your home, the front door should be aesthetically pleasing and well-maintained. As the first part of your home through which a burglar is likely to attempt to break in, it should also be secure. If you are in the market for a new front door and want it to serve as a strong defense against burglary, prioritize the following features:
Most security door frames are made from some sort of metal that makes them more impenetrable than wooden and vinyl frames. Many experts recommend steel, but aluminum and metal alloy door frames work as well.
Flush-mounted security doors are less conspicuous than tube-frame mounted doors. They also have a better seal, which is ideal for places with winters as harsh as Chicago’s.
Security door locks should be bump-proof and virtually unpickable. For the most resolute type of lock, turn to a locksmith with a wealth of experience and a reputation for installing highly effective deadbolt locks.
Chicago is called The Windy City for a reason, and wind chains are a smart addition to any security door a homeowner decides to install on his or her home. They prevent gusts of wind from blowing the doors to which they are affixed open.
Pneumatic closers ensure that a security door closes and locks every time you enter or exit through it.
Serving Chicago residents since 1981, Goldy Locks takes security very seriously. If you are looking to fortify your home’s security with strong and durable doors and high-security locks, we can provide you with first-rate service at competitive prices. To learn more about the products we work with or the range of locksmith services we provide, call (888) 726-5692.
Last updated 26 days ago
How would you like to be able to see what is going on in and around your home when you are not there? With a smart home security system that is linked to and controlled by your smartphone, you can.
In addition to alerting you by phone of any suspicious activity, smart home automation technology enables you to find out for sure whether you left that light on before leaving for work one morning without running back home to check. If you do leave a light on or forget to turn the heat down one day, you can do this--with the simple press of a keypad button.
It doesn’t matter if you are in downtown Chicago for work or across the world in Timbuktu. With a smart home security system, you can check in on your home from anywhere, at any time. To find out how an experienced Goldy Locks locksmith can help you with the security and home automation integration process, call (855) 825-1502.
Last updated 1 month ago
In this day and age, the peace of mind that comes with having a state-of-the-art home security system makes it an invaluable investment. If you are in the market for a new residential alarm and security system and are not sure where to start, allow these tips to guide you through the process.
Research Equipment and Monitoring Options
CCTV security cameras, motion detectors, and door alarms are some of the most common components of home security systems. There are several manufacturers and models of each type of security system equipment, however, and it is helpful to research the options within your price range to choose those that are best suited to your home and security preferences. Month-to-month monitoring services vary in nature and price as well, and are essential to the efficacy of any home security system.
Choose Between Wired and Wireless
Conventional home security systems require a great deal of wiring, which necessitates some retrofitting in existing homes. Wireless security systems can be a bit more expensive, but they do not require any construction whatsoever.
Consider Smart Home Security Solutions
Over the past several years, individuals have started integrating their home security systems with other systems in the home such as lighting, air conditioning and heating, and laundry. This is all part of the smart home movement, and it is probably the future. In addition to helping you better secure your home, a smart home security solution can help you save money, live a greener life, and receive alerts about carbon monoxide poisoning and other health hazards in the home.
If you live in the Chicago area and are looking for a company to install a state-of-the-art security system and provide you with-first rate security monitoring services, call Goldy Locks at (888) 726-5692. Our dedicated and experienced team is truly full-service, and can attend to your traditional locksmith needs and modern alarm system services alike.