Last updated 6 days ago
Is your home fully protected from the threat of burglars? Often times, your home is more vulnerable to intruders than you might think. When you install a residential security system, you will help to protect your property from the threat of home intruders. Here is a closer look at some tips that you can follow to improve the security of your home.
Think Like a Burglar
To make your home more secure, you can put yourself in the mindset of a burglar. Evaluate your home from the street, and look to see if there are any easy entry points or areas to access the interior of your home. Be especially aware of windows, side doors, and other areas that are not easily visible to the street. Once you have determined your weak areas, you will know where to focus your security efforts.
Change Your Locks
Whenever you move into a new home, it is important to change all of the locks on the doors. By changing your locks, you can rest assured that there are no persons out there who have access to your keys. In addition, be cautious when loaning your key to someone that you do not know well.
Install a Security System
A residential security system is the best possible method of securing your home. When you install a security system in your home, you will be able to customize your system to meet your specific needs. From motion sensor lights to security cameras and alarms, a security system will offer you a full range of protection.
At Goldy Locks of Chicago, our residential security experts will help you make your home secure. We offer a complete range of innovative security systems, and we will work with you to create the perfect system for your needs. Call our Chicago location at (888) 721-6803 to schedule a consultation for your home today.
Last updated 11 days ago
Burglars have a lot of experience when it comes to robbing houses, and they target some homes more frequently than others. To find out what makes a home attractive to burglars, continue reading below and then talk to a professional locksmith.
Newspapers in Driveway
Do you have the newspaper delivered to your home? If so, you should make sure that you always take it inside. Newspapers that collect on the driveway indicate to thieves that you are not home and consequently make your house more likely to be broken into. If you are away from the house on vacation, you can avoid being targeted by robbers by having a neighbor collect your newspapers for you until you return.
Easy-to-Find Alarm Systems
Having a home alarm system is a great tool for deterring burglars. However, if your alarm keypad is installed in an easy-to-find location, you should be on the lookout. Alarm keypads that are visible from a window, such as near a wall by the front door, can be deprogrammed by criminals, making the home easier to break into.
Snow Collecting on Walkways
Burglars always stay on the lookout for signs that a homeowner is away from the house, such as snow collecting on the front door walkway. If snow has been left undisturbed for days on end in this area, this gives thieves a clear signal that the house is vacant and is therefore an easy target. Because of this fact, you should leave footsteps on walkways and car tracks in the driveway as much as possible in the wintertime.
When the weather is beautiful, it is nice to open the windows around the house. If you open your windows regularly, though, you need to be cautious. Thieves often break into homes that have open or unlocked windows, since they are easy to access. In most cases, the best way to prevent a criminal from getting through a window is to not leave it open in the first place.
At Goldy Locks of Chicago, we are committed to making our customers’ homes safer from burglars. To have a security system or keyless entry system installed in your home, call us today at (888) 721-6803. Our locksmiths can also help you get into your house if you are locked out.
Last updated 19 days ago
When it comes to commercial doors, you have a lot of different options. While steel entry doors have been proven to be more secure than traditional wood-edge doors, they might not offer the warm and welcoming appearance that you want for the front of your business. But if you want a commercial door that offers the genuine look and feel of wood with none of the performance problems associated with natural wood products, choose a fiberglass door. There are many advantages to fiberglass doors, including:
Far Superior to Wood
Sculpted from the most advanced composite materials, fiberglass has been proven to be far superior to wood in a number of different categories, including strength, weather-resistance, and ease of maintenance. In fact, fiberglass-reinforced engineered materials are designed to stand up to real world punishment better than any wood door on the market.
Great care has been taken in selecting grain patterns which replicate the dramatic wood grain structure of expensive oak doors. Like the most beautiful wood doors, the deeply pronounced pattern of a fiberglass door runs vertically on the stiles and horizontally on the rails. Fiberglass entry doors can even be customized with decorative door lights, sidelights, and elegant transoms.
Fiberglass entry doors feature a square-edge design that offers an attractive wood-like appearance and permits easy field trimming of door bottoms. This means a simple solution for gaining carpet clearance or eliminating out-of-square conditions. Fiberglass doors can also be equipped with bulb and blade sweep seals which keep out air and water infiltration. That means no more drafts or leaks.
Goldy Locks of Chicago offers a wide range of commercial entry doors. All of our doors are pre-hung on your choice of two frames and include mounting hardware, full weatherstripping, and a deadbolt entry lock. To learn more about our commercial doors, visit our website or call (888) 721-6803.
Last updated 27 days ago
If you are a Chicago business owner or manager, you want to make your workplace as safe as possible and prevent thieves from breaking in. One of the best ways to do this is to install high-quality commercial doors, which can give your building an extra layer of security. Currently, there are a variety of commercial doors to choose from. If you are trying to find a door that is supremely durable and aesthetically pleasing, for instance, you could get CECO doors for your business. Along with having a solid steel exterior, these doors are energy efficient and can save you money on your energy bills. If you are interested in maximizing security at your workplace, you could get a Windsor Republic door, which is bullet resistant.
To learn more about these or other commercial doors, give Goldy Locks a call at (888) 721-6803. For decades, we have been installing commercial doors and alarm systems for local companies in the Chicago area. For more information about our commercial doors and security services, visit our website or call the number above today.
Last updated 1 month ago
More than at any time of the year, the holidays are a popular time for home invasions to take place, which means you should do everything you can to make your home safe from robbers.
By watching this video, you will get some good tips for preventing a home invasion during the holidays. For instance, you can install pre-laminated windows around your house, which are difficult to break through. If that is not an option, you can have a high-quality dead bolt lock put in by a home security company to deter thieves.
Goldy Locks is a premier locksmith and security system company in the Chicago area. To learn more about the benefits of using an alarm system or keyless entry system, call us today at (888) 721-6803. We also offer locksmith services, so call us if you need to change a lock or you forgot your keys inside.