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How Secure Is Your Hotel Room Safe?

July 10, 2018

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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Garage Door Security Tips

June 27, 2018

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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Why You Should Hire a Locksmith for Car Key Replacements

June 18, 2018

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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Common Lock Problems and Solutions

June 6, 2018

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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6 Reasons You Should Rekey Your House

May 30, 2018

Rekeying your house’s locks is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to improve your home’s security. Changing the locks completely brands any old keys useless, thereby giving you new locks and keys. Even if you can account for every old key to each lock in your home, there are several reasons why you’d still want to rekey your Atlanta, Georgia, home. The locksmiths at Downs Security Solutions can take care of this for you, giving you peace of mind that your home’s security is improved. Feel free to talk with us about any of the following reasons.

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How to Avoid Locking Yourself Out of Your House

April 15, 2018

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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