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How Secure Is Your Hotel Room Safe?

January 12, 2022

Most of us believe when we travel and stay in hotels, our valuables are secure once we’ve locked them in our room’s safe. But, sadly, that’s just not true. Your hotel room safe really isn’t that safe. There are ways to open it without using the combination you set for it, making theft a real and easy possibility. Our security specialists at Downs Security Solutions have learned, statistically speaking, most of the thefts involve dishonest employees, and there’s a higher rate of occurrence outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and the U.S. as a whole. But it doesn’t hurt to take precautions to protect your valuables all the same, whether your hotel is stateside or not.

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Common Lock Problems and Solutions

December 22, 2021

Our locksmiths at Downs Security Solutions, here in Atlanta, Georgia, feel like they have seen it all when it comes to locks. Many times when customers have an issue with their locks, the issue is something they could resolve themselves if they just knew how. Below are some of the more common problems we see and how to address them yourself. However, if you run into something you’re not comfortable taking care of on your own, don’t hesitate to call one of our locksmiths for help.

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How to Avoid Locking Yourself Out of Your House

December 15, 2021

It happens to the best of us, especially these days with juggling so many things at one time. Locking yourself out of your house. But it doesn’t have to happen to you. You can be that person. That person who’s organized and prepared for anything, and it’s easy. There are things you can do ahead of time to prevent this misadventure from happening to you. Even if you’re not organized and prepared in the rest of your life, you can be here. Our Downs Security Solutions locksmiths are frequently called out to Atlanta, GA, homes to help homeowners who’ve locked themselves out. But you can avoid this by following our locksmiths’ recommendations.

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Should I Change My Business Safe’s Lock?

November 29, 2021

Many business owners wonder how often they should change the lock to their safe or whether they should change it at all. The most straightforward answer is it depends. There are several factors that might contribute to your need to either rekey or completely replace your safe’s lock.

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Access Control Systems

November 15, 2021

A standard lock-and-key system may not be enough for some homes to make their owners feel secure. These days, there are so many viable security options. If this topic has been on your mind lately, then an access control system for your Atlanta, GA home might be the perfect fit for you. Simply put, an access control system controls the movement of people in and out of homes, giving all the power to the person setting the controls. Our trusted professionals at Downs Security Solutions are happy to assess with you if an access control system could be a good solution for you and your home.

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Keyless Locks for Home and Car

October 22, 2021

Keyless entry locks seem to be everywhere these days, not just in the next James Bond film. Convenience and safety top the reasons for such a high demand. These locks are no longer exclusively used by the rich and famous. Anyone who has an interest in this technology can utilize it with his or her Atlanta, GA, home and/or car. There’s a plethora of choices for both the home and car, so much that at times it can seem overwhelming to decide what would fit best with your circumstances. That’s when calling our Downs Security Solutions professionals makes the most sense. We can help you wade through what’s out there and make the best decision for you.

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Should You Have a Professional Locksmith Install Your Residential and Commercial Locks?

October 6, 2021

In our increasingly independent, do-it-yourself (DIY) society where a brief YouTube video can show you how to do just about anything, it’s easy to believe you can change your residential or commercial locks yourself. Doing things on your own have the advantage of appearing to save you money or time, but in some cases, it’s not the best course of action.

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Commercial Master Keying Locks

September 27, 2021

Carrying a separate key for every area and/or door in your business or for several buildings could make you feel more like a locksmith than a manager or owner. It’s neither convenient nor practical. At Downs Security Solutions, we can give you a solution. We will work with you to design and implement a plan where one key can open every door of your business, even across many buildings if necessary. Master keying locks is a straightforward solution to a complex system.

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6 Interesting Facts About Locksmiths

September 14, 2021

Like most professions, locksmiths have a wide and varied history with sometimes interesting stories associated with their trade. Talk with our professionals at Downs Security Solutions to learn all about the little-known services locksmiths offer as well as their own experiences as professionals here in Atlanta.

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High-Security Locks

August 19, 2021

The difference between high-security locks and the standard locks on most homes is the level of security each of these locks ensures.

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