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Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Resolution: Protect Your Home, Family and Property

Take a few, simple steps to protect yourself from break-ins, burglaries, and home invasions in 2012.

  1. Ensure entry locks and deadbolts are installed and functioning correctly.
  2. Reinforce the door jamb, the weakest point of most doors.
  3. Reinforce the door edge. After the jamb, the door edge adjacent to the locks is the most vulnerable area.
  4. Reinforce the hinges. After the jamb and the door edge have been reinforced, the hinge area is the next most likely to fail.
  5. Upgrade your locks. With your door properly reinforced to prevent forced entry, it only makes sense to use quality locks that cannot be easily bypassed.
  6. Install and use a door viewer, and never open the door to a stranger.
Altic lock Service can install reinforcement to all vulnerable areas of the door - the jamb, the door edge, and the hinges. Galvanized steel reinforcement that will not rust, with a white powder-coat finish that can be painted, if desired. Complete single door reinforcement (jamb, door edge for two locks, and two hinges) can be had for $89 (plus tax) for parts and $75 installation labor.

Plus, for each door completely reinforced, you can opt to add a door viewer (U.L. listed, fire rated, 9/16 inch diameter, brass construction, glass lens, 200 degree viewing area) for just $12 (plus tax) with no additional charge for installation.

Plus, with complete reinforcement of at least one door, purchase a sliding door deadbolt ($40.60 plus tax) and we will install with no additional installation charges. These sliding door deadbolts prevent both prying and lifting of the door out of the tracks.

And finally, for each door completely reinforced, upgrade to Arrow brand locks available at list price with no additional charge for installation when installed at the time reinforcement is added.
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See the Altic Lock Service website for more information.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Prosecutors give safety reminders during holidays

Altic Lock Service had a table at today's Burglary Prevention Forum presented by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office Burglary Enforcement Strategy Team (B.E.S.T.). These forums provide a lot of useful information. We had displays set up to demonstrate common lock problems, and one of the forum attendees won a free copy of our book, "A Homeowner's Guide to Residential Door Security." WTHR's Kris Kirschner's report is viewable here.