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Senior woman uses keypad on digital lock to unlock and open domestic front door. The Future of Locksmithing: No More Keys.

The Future of Locksmithing: No More Keys

December 8, 2019

Toss away the key—consumers today are outfitting their homes with electronic locks that can be activated through a code, key fob, smartphone, or even voice command. No more lockouts, no more missing keys.

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High Security Locks for Schools, Hospitals, and Churches

November 11, 2019

According to CBS News, the number of mass shootings in 2019 alone is on track to be an average of one per day. In this day and age of mass shootings in public places like churches and schools, it’s instinctive that organizations are seeking the highest level of security possible. Our Downs Security Solutions team here in the area wants to provide you with the information, as well as the products and services, to help keep your communities and organizations safe and secure. Here are some tried-and-true high security locks for you to consider for your Atlanta organization.

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10 Security Tips for Winter Months

October 10, 2019

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. Summer comes to an end, the days grow shorter, and the stores break out their holiday decorations. Although home security should be an important concern to all homeowners in Atlanta, GA, year round, there are some special considerations during the cooler weather months.

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Signs Someone’s Meddled With Your Lock

July 10, 2019

Everyone wants to be safe in their home and having sturdy, trusted locks on your doors and windows is one way to increase your peace of mind. Although it’s often clear if you become a victim of a burglary when valuables are taken, it can be more difficult to detect someone who might be meddling with your locks, in hopes of finding an opportunity to steal at a later time.

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Old minivan posing as a locksmith company but we know better in Atlanta

Help! I Fell for a Locksmith Scam

April 4, 2019

At Downs Security Solutions, we receive calls at least once a week from people here in the Atlanta area who have been scammed by someone posing as a professional locksmith. We either end up going out with a follow-up remedy for the botched issue, or we try to advise some next steps for the victim.

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7 Ways to Improve Your Home Security This Spring

March 28, 2019

Spring is symbolic of new beginnings and rebirth, as well as the quintessential time for spring cleaning. Perfectly coinciding with these, spring is also an excellent time of year to make a thorough assessment of your home’s security.

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Small toy house with a lock and key next to it in Atlanta

4 Ways You Can Outsmart a House Burglar

March 7, 2019

If you think having any lock on your front door and a latch on your windows is enough to protect your home from burglars, you are wrong. Today, burglars are getting more clever with the ways they target your home without you even knowing.

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Key going into a house front door lock in Atlanta

Replace or Rekey Your Door Lock?

February 28, 2019

Your front door is the gateway to your life, so to speak. It opens to your Atlanta, GA, home where you live with what is most valuable to you—your family and belongings. With such a responsibility, you need to be sure it is secure. If something affects that security in some manner, if your door lock is compromised, you need to evaluate what your strongest course of action will be. Will you replace the door lock or your entire door? Or do you simply rekey the lock? At Downs Security Solutions, our professional locksmiths can help you with this important decision.

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Should You or Shouldn’t You Change Locks Between Tenants?

February 11, 2019

Many landlords wrestle with the question of whether or not they should change their rental unit’s lock(s) between tenants. Since this is not a legal requirement in most states, you may not be bound by law to do it. That said, at Downs Security Solutions, we highly recommend doing it, regardless of the legalities.

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Senior woman uses keypad on digital lock to unlock and open domestic front door.

Residential Keyless Entry Locks

January 28, 2019

Keyless entry locks are locks you can open without a key––the key being replaced by technology for entry. This technology exists for both doorknob/handle locks and deadbolts. In addition to having choices between brand names, styles, and finishes, you need to decide which type of technology is best suited for you and your home.

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