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Kelly's Keys, Locks and Safes Blog: Tips, Ideas and Strategies

Welcome. My name is Kelly. I know a lot about keys, locks and safes, and I want to share that information with you. My father was a locksmith, and as a single dad, he ended up taking me to work with him a lot. Later, I learned more about safes in particular when I studied criminal justice briefly. Ultimately, I decided to take my professional life in a different direction, but I love these topics, reading about them and writing about them. If the info in these blogs helps you -- and I certainly hope it does -- please share these posts with your friends. Enjoy!

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Demystifying Different Types of Security Systems

20 May 2020
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The number of burglaries is on the rise as people devise more sophisticated ways of stealing. For this reason, homes and offices must employ security measures that protect their assets. If you are looking to install security systems in your home and office, here are some of the alarm systems you need to consider. Unmonitored Systems A local alarm system is a basic security system. These domestic alarms are unmonitored and very straightforward. Read More …

Reasons to Make the Switch to Access Control Locking Systems

3 May 2018
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A critical aspect of owning a commercial property is ensuring that it is provided with the highest levels of security. From surveillance cameras to trained personnel, no business owner should skimp on the quality of security that they invest in as this could make the difference between your property staying safe and being vandalised and losing a significant amount of profits. Another crucial measure to take is making sure that your locking system is up to par. Read More …

4 Best Tips When Upgrading Your Residential Door Locks and Handles

3 October 2017
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Homepagers often overlook household hardware such as locks and handles yet they are integral to a home. Apart from aesthetics, the hardware adds functionality and might even increase the value of your property. With many designs of door hardware on the market, how do you remove the guesswork out of your choice? When you want to upgrade your door handles and locks, here are some well thought-out ideas to help you along the way. Read More …

How to Choose the Right Office Safe Depending on Your Needs

10 August 2016
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Office safes are important for various reasons, including protection of important information and assets from burglary and fires among others. Every business should invest in an office safe to protectd its most important assets from unwarranted access and accidents and the ensuing losses. There are many types of safes, and the one you choose/need will be largely determined by your reason for acquiring the safe in the first place. Read on to find out more. Read More …

4 Simple Ways to Stop Car Locks from Freezing

25 July 2016
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In parts of Australia, particularly Melbourne and Victoria, temperatures at night can drop below freezing, catching out unsuspecting car owners. On a typical car, the door frame can sometimes contract at lower temperatures, and, when combined with moisture from snow, ice or rain, car doors can sometimes freeze shut. If you're looking for simple ways to avoid frozen car door locks, try the four following simple tips. Cover the car Read More …