News

A young locksmith changing the lock on a residential front door.

The Difference Between a Left-Hand and Right-Hand Door

July 26, 2022

So, you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade your door handle. When you’re ordering, you’ll need to specify your door’s “swing.” That way, you can be confident your contractor will be able toinstall your new hardware right away, without having to reorder it. 

Continue Reading
What Are Common Lock Problems?

What Are Common Lock Problems?

July 14, 2022

Door lock relationships can be so fickle.

Continue Reading
Should I Call a Locksmith?

Should I Call a Locksmith?

June 23, 2022

When it comes to locks, many people often try some innovative things to avoid calling a locksmith. You’ve probably heard of folks climbing in windows to get into their locked homes, trying to pick a basic lock with a makeshift tool, or cutting off a padlock when a key has been lost. In some cases, roadside assistance services will offer free lockout services to members of particular organizations.

Continue Reading
5 Tips for Finding Lost Keys

5 Tips for Finding Lost Keys

June 16, 2022

Nearly everyone loses their keys from time to time in Atlanta. It’s easy to do because they are small, used so frequently, and simple to forget about. 

Continue Reading
Should I Have a Safe in My Home?

Should I Have a Safe in My Home?

May 31, 2022

A home safe can be a smart investment for many individuals and families. However, it’s important to understand the different kinds of safes available, and what valuables they are designed to protect. 

Continue Reading
Woman with car key

Why You Should Hire a Locksmith for Car Key Replacements

May 10, 2022

When your car key is lost or damaged, it may not even cross your mind to go anywhere else but the dealership for the replacement. This seems to be especially true with the advent of high-tech keys. But a professional auto locksmith is exactly where you should go. A trusted and professional locksmith, like ours at Downs Security Solutions, can replace your key quickly, accurately, and for a fraction of the dealership’s cost.

Continue Reading
So You Want to Be a Locksmith?

So You Want to Be a Locksmith?

April 28, 2022

If you are looking for a flexible, steady career, consider becoming a locksmith. Every city in the country needs a locksmith, which gives you a great deal of choice in the geographic area you wish to live. 

Continue Reading
Industrial storage in the city.

Garage Door Security Tips

April 15, 2022

In most homes, when it comes to security, garage doors are the forgotten relative. When folks install security systems for their homes, they forget about the garage door. When they worry about keeping their home’s windows and doors locked, they forget about the garage door. But this is more than a faux pas––this is a security mistake. Garage doors present a real target for thieves. They can enter a home within seconds through the garage door and are then protected from sight once inside the garage. According to the FBI, across the U.S, as well as here in Atlanta, GA, a home is broken into every 14 seconds, with the garage door as an entry point being in the top four ways to enter a home. Our locksmiths at Downs Security Solutions recommend the following tips to prevent your home from being one of these targets.

Continue Reading
Little baby boy pushes a buttons on the alarm keypad - home security system mounted on wall

Residential Access Control

March 28, 2022

The size of your home should not a determinant in your decision to implement access control. At Downs Security Solutions, we support Atlanta, GA–area homeowners in all sizes of homes––from snug quarters to grandiose compounds. Access control is for everyone. If you have always wanted direct control of who has access to your home and the peace of mind that accompanies this, now is the time to explore it with our security specialists.

Continue Reading
Sad boy over textured wall background with space for text

I Locked My Keys In My House!

March 14, 2022

There are quite a few precautions you can take to avoid finding yourself without your house key and locked out. Just follow these recommendations, and you’ll be back in your home in no time without breaking a sweat––or a window.

Continue Reading

Need a Locksmith?

Contact the experts at Downs Security Solutions.

Call us at 404-873-2515!