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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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6 Things Locksmiths Wish You Wouldn’t Do

February 28, 2022

As you can imagine, our Downs Security Solutions locksmiths have some doozy stories they could tell. They have helped people from all walks of life in all types of narratives with their locks and keys––and they have enjoyed helping them. On occasion though, there have been some consistently irritating things people have done over and over that make our locksmiths’ jobs tougher. When you find yourself in a situation where you need a locksmith’s services, try to avoid the following scenarios. Our locksmiths thank you ahead of time.

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Why You Should Hire a Certified Locksmith

February 4, 2022

It’s inevitably going to happen. You are going to need the services of a professional locksmith. When you move into a new home or business you will definitely want to change the locks or rekey them. If you ever get locked out due to a lost or broken key you’ll need help. Perhaps your locks, doors, doorknobs or door pullbacks are in need of maintenance. Maybe you need a new safe, or need help getting into a safe, or you need to move a safe. Who do you call? You need to call a locksmith. Finding a locksmith is easy, just do a google search. Finding a Certified Master Locksmith will be a sound investment in your security and peace of mind. And, it will keep you from getting ripped off. He will get the job done right, on time and on budget, the first time. He will use only tried and true quality products. Hire a CML and you can be assured that you have hired an expert.

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School Security

January 31, 2022

There’s so much more to school security than being sure doors are locked, although this aspect certainly comes into play here as well. Breaking it down to its most basic, these days educators and facilitators require identifying and managing students/faculty/visitors, and safeguarding confidential and sensitive materials. Of course, these two sweeping categories encompass many smaller requirements and needs, so to keep it simpler, let’s just explore the two broad needs in regard to access control and magnetic door locks.

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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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