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Can Privacy Be Found With Home Security Cameras?

January 11, 2019

Privacy versus the lack of privacy with home security cameras is a very hot topic at the moment. What the flack is all about is the capability of home security cameras to watch and/or record homeowners at home without their express knowledge. While cameras are intrinsic to an effective home security system here in Atlanta, GA, some opponents are voicing their concerns that these same cameras could be utilized in an invasive manner. If you have such a security camera inside your home, is there anything you can do? Our specialists at Downs Security Solutions recommend a couple things.

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Residential Door & Jamb Reinforcement

December 6, 2018

According to the FBI, every 14.4 seconds a home in the U.S. is burgled, and 34 percent of the break-ins are through the front door. This means you need to be sure your home’s front door is as secure as you can make it. At Downs Security Solutions, our locksmiths see firsthand the results of door break-ins and help our Atlanta, GA, area homeowners to repair the damage. We know it takes more than a lock on your door handle to make your home’s exterior doors stable.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours!

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Residential Access Control

November 9, 2018

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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Why You Should Hire a Certified Locksmith

October 19, 2018

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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I Locked My Keys In My House!

October 3, 2018

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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Tips to Protect Your Home From Burglary

September 21, 2018

There are so many ways you can help prevent a burglary in your home––the list is both lengthy and detailed. On the other hand, you can also drive yourself and your household crazy trying to make your home an impenetrable fortress. If you are just beginning this journey, here are some of the first steps you can take:

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6 Things Locksmiths Wish You Wouldn’t Do

September 4, 2018

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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School Security

August 8, 2018

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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Summer Home-Security Tips

July 29, 2018

Everyone enjoys the good ole’ summertime. Especially burglars. According to home-security studies, more burglaries occur during July and August than any other time of the year. The reasons have to do with more vacations and less security vigilance while enjoying the fruits of summer here in Atlanta, Georgia. Our professionals at Downs Security Solutions recommend the following tips to help ensure your home’s security while you’re taking in the sun.

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