Helping people secure home, business and vehicle is our business, but lifestyle habits are a big part of safety. Many people shrug their shoulders with the comment, "if they want in, they'll get in," and don't take any measures to inhibit entry and theft.
It is easy to forget that it is not only possessions at stake, but lives. Unsecured firearms, chemicals, prescription drugs, vehicles...all these things, once stolen, could cause harm in someone's unwritten story.
Personal regret can be avoided by taking simple steps to purchase safes, locking cabinets and installing basic surveillance with alarms that deter intrusion. Even though times are tight financially, some precaution is better than none and there are affordable options. I hope we can all desire to live above regret and take precautions even if it is unnerving to admit property crime has increased.
We were reminded of all this upon reading a recent article (pictured) in our local Pipestone Flyer. (You can read the full article in the Thursday paper, Millet residents.) It will be available online at the link below sometime this weekend as well.
Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding which security measures you may be considering upgrading or investing in. Why not take advantage of Locksmith connections and expertise!?
Here's wishing you a great wintery Canadian night and that you ARE thinking secure!
Sometimes tenant dissonance can be a problem.
You want only certain doors used for the safety and best maintenance of your building while door users want a quick exit. The solution may be simple; installing a panic bar with an alarm often discourages your building users from exiting at will. The alarm is set to notify you specifically and definitely communicates the doors use to all the others in the building. Just something to consider for enhanced control, and safety.
We just installed this panic bar unit and door closer on a Leduc building last week. The owners and managers were very pleased with the result. Installation time was easy to estimate and affordable, quality hardware found from good sources and the end result was a more secure and controlled building. Definitely a good idea.
No. Not us (Capstone Security Concepts, Inc.) but the Canada Safety Council. They have some good advice for Canadians!
"National Community Safety and Crime Prevention Month"
It happens in November each year and it is all about getting the residents of Canada aware of security concerns. The folks who run and support the Canada Safety Council get a big thumbs up from us for the advice in their newsletter this month.
As we've been subject to suspicious activity most recently in Millet, we can't agree more with their recommendations to focus on exterior lighting and to, as they put it ,"Outfit your doors with good, sturdy locks." They go on to say that "... a secure and sturdy lock will make break-ins more difficult." We would also stress that it is not only locks, but well framed and sturdy doors and window openings that make all the difference. Your lock is only as good as the door it is on, so avoid doors with glass panes and weak internal components.
There are more good tips in their newsletter, so we highly recommend reading it on the Canada Safety Council website: it could make a great difference in your security!
Find it here via this link...
Thanks for Reading, and as always,
Professional Locksmith Manager and Administrator