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Browning Security Doors: Peace of Mind with Built-in Concealment

Posted by Dominic Schwebs on

There are some items in life that you can, and perhaps should, store in a bank safe deposit box. However, there are other items that you prefer to keep at home, including a cherished gun collection, jewelry and other heirlooms, cash and coin collections, and anything else you hold dear and want to protect.

Browning offers a large selection of vault doors that offer the double benefit of ironclad protection and clever confidentiality. Built-in concealment options for your security adds a whole new dimension to your efforts to prevent any breaches.

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Burglar Rating Overview

Posted by Alexandra on

When it comes to home and commercial safes there are a lot of different classifications and security ratings to help give you a better idea of exactly what you’re getting. However, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming trying to understand all of the different acronyms and abbreviations. Here we’ll take a look at some of the most common security ratings and exactly what they mean.

What is UL?

You might have noticed that a lot of security ratings for safes begin with ‘UL.’ This stands for ‘Underwriter’s Laboratories’ which is one of the largest safety consulting and certification companies in the United

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Jewelry Maintenance

Posted by Alexandra on

Jewelry is an ever popular candidate for secure storage but too often is left forgotten without proper maintenance. While the bulk of its value will be maintained over time there are a few important facets worth noting that can help keep your jewelry in its optimal condition. Here we will go into some important details for jewelry maintenance with a few tips to help you retain value and keep your jewelry looking its best.

Cleaning

One thing worth noting is that when jewelry is used and worn it’s very possible for personal care products like makeup and hair care products to cause your

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Safe Brand Overview: First Alert

Posted by Alexandra on

When it comes to high security safes, brand and reputation can be very important. There’s no reason to drop a lot of money on something if you can’t trust that it will deliver as advertised. Here we’ll look a bit at First Alert and see where this company comes from and how they have arrived to be the trusted brand that they are today. We’ll look at some of the history as well as what sets them apart from other safe manufacturers.

History and Inception

First Alert initially began its foray into the world of home safety and security not as a safe

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What Makes a Good Padlock?

Posted by Alexandra on

Owning a decent padlock might just be one of the best investments you make. There’s a ton of great applications for a good padlock and if you shop smartly you can cut out some of the inherent weaknesses found in cheaper models. There’s even times when you’ll find yourself having to secure thousands of dollars of good behind a padlock (i.e. storage containers or a nice bicycle) so it might just be a good idea to do some research and get the most out of your money. So, here we’ll look at just what it takes to make a strong padlock

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Home Security: Wired vs. Wireless

Posted by Alexandra on

While the general assumption these days is that wires are messy and complicated relics of a bygone era there may still be some perks for wired systems when it comes to home security. There is a bit of a divide in the home security sector as to which is better: wired or wireless? Each has its merits and shortcomings so there’s no clear victor past one’s own opinion. However, if you’re looking into a new security system and haven’t yet made up your mind this is very likely a question you’ll have to ask yourself: which is the right choice for

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Locking Mailboxes

Posted by Alexandra on

Stealing mail is quickly becoming a popular past time for thieves everywhere. It’s a relatively risk free way for them to get access to your personal information that could potentially lead to identity theft. Fortunately locking mailboxes are a widely available and very effective method for combating mail theft. Here we’ll look at some of the basic regulations for locking mailboxes to make sure you won’t be making life more difficult for your mailman.

Basic Regulations

When it comes to locking mailboxes the basic regulations are fairly simple. The same basic ideas apply to locking mailboxes as to all others when it comes

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First Alert 2484DF Executive Gun Safe

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The first alert 2484DF is an excellent quality mid-range multi-purpose gun safe. This safe comes with a plethora of quality security features as well as a one hour fire rating. Equipped with a programmable digital lock and pry resistant internal hinges, the First Alert 2484DF is an excellent option for the modest price range under $600. Here we’ll look at some of the technical specifications as well as the pros and cons of the First Alert 2484DF Executive Gun Safe.

External dimensions: 27.00” H x 18.50” W x 19.50” D

Internal dimensions: 25.50” H x 17.00” W x 14.00” D

Internal storage capacity: 3.50

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DVR Surveillance Systems

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Digital video recording security systems are quickly becoming the standard for home and business surveillance thanks to a recent renaissance in the required technology. Nowadays you can fit a terabyte of data on a thumb drive and digital compatibility abounds from everything from your television to your smartphone. Finally you can reap the benefits of the dawn of the digital age and get your home or business effortlessly wired with high quality digital imaging systems to really up security and protect your investments. The real story here, however, is the compatibility modern surveillance has with your smartphone. You can now monitor

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Modern Safe Cracking Tools

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While safes have come a long way since their inception so too have the tools that are used to break and pry them open. While once upon a time a crowbar may have been enough to crack any fancy safe in the land this isn’t the case anymore. Safes are quickly getting thicker, stronger, and more secure but so too are the tools that are being used to crack them. From plasma torches to thermite there are a lot of unique and powerful ways to break into safes nowadays. Are safes really secure anymore? Here we’ll look at some of the more interesting

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Supplemental Home Security

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Home security when used properly should be a thorough network of tools and preventative measures working together to keep you, your family, and your home safe and secure. A good security system is the sum of a variety of small and simple precautions. There is no catch-all when it comes to home security and there are always additional supplements that can bolster your security system. Even if you have an all inclusive security system there are a lot of ways to further secure your home. Here we’ll look at some easy ideas that you can implement to keep your home and

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Reinforcing Outer Doors

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An important and often under appreciated facet of home security is the strength of your home or business’s outer doors. Can your front door withstand a few good kicks from a burly man? There are a lot of underlying factors that compose the strength and integrity of an outer security door. Things to consider including build quality, brand, materials, and supplemental reinforcement. Here we’ll look at some easy ways to ensure that your doors are safe and secure without having to sacrifice aesthetics.

Materials

The first step to making sure your outer doors are strong enough to withstand an attempted break in is

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Security System Maintenance

Posted by Alexandra on

An important aspect of having a security system that is often overlooked is regular maintenance. If you want good performance on a regular basis it’s important to make sure that all facets of your security system are well maintained and in proper working order. Many people will install their security system and forget about it. The safer option, of course, is regular maintenance to make sure that your security system is in proper order when you need it to be. Here we’ll look at some easy ways to maintain your security system and tips to make sure that it is in

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Perks of an Intercom

Posted by Alexandra on

Intercom systems are quickly becoming popular in modern homes as they can offer a high degree of both additional security as well as comfort. There’s both a practical and safe side to them as well as useful everyday applications not involving security. You can check who’s at the front door from your bedroom as well as call your kids to dinner without having to yell. Here we’ll look at what makes a good intercom system and why it might be a nice addition to your home.

What to Look For?

There are a few options available when looking for an intercom system. Wired

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DIY Home Security

Posted by Alexandra on

Improving your home security can be a fun and easy project that doesn’t have to break them bank. By simply taking some time and doing some research you can find some easy projects around the house that are manageable for even the meekest of handymen. While it is always a good idea to have a professional security system in place it is possible to augment it here and there with fun and easy do-it-yourself projects.

Installing a Peephole

This is an easy project that can give you a little bit more peace of mind when opening the door. Some doors may come with

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Video Surveillance

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Video surveillance is quickly becoming a staple of home security so it is important to stay informed of your options when looking to purchase a video surveillance system. While once this was only reserved for commercial purposes it is becoming both more affordable for domestic use and more advanced and functional. Digital video has quickly become the standard and gives you a lot of advantages over the analogue variant of the past. Here we’ll look at some of the important criteria to consider when looking to purchase a home video surveillance system.

Digital vs Analogue

This one is a bit of a no-brainer

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Wildlife Camera or Home Security Tool?

Posted by Dye Hawley on

I stumbled upon this interesting little article out of Longview, Washington. A local woman set up a wildlife camera to keep track of the animals around her property after seeing a bear nearby. She hoped to capture images of wild elk, deer, coyotes and other animals roving across her 150 acre property but instead found something even more interesting! After a generator went missing from her property, Gayle Kiser decided to check her wildlife camera tapes – and there he was, an unknown man, checking out her property. Unfortunately, no one has yet been able to identify the thief but

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DIY Home Security

Posted by Dye Hawley on

One of the toughest and most rewarding parts about being in the security industry is keeping up with the changing technology and learning about all the new, cool security solutions out there. For the most part, new technology and new products and services is equal to more effective solutions. These sort of advances make Do-It-Yourself security more and more a possibility every day.

So if you are thinking about DIY-ing a security solution, you should be aware of some of the cool new stuff you can use to really make sure your home or office is as safe and secure as possible.

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Home Safety Tips from the Army

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What are the different types of safes available for your home?

Posted by Dye Hawley on

Last time we talked about all the different types of safes that are available to protect valuables in your business. While most people think that safes are required for businesses, I would have to argue that safes are equally important in the home. If you think about it, we all have a lot of important documents that need to be protected against fire, flood, and other disasters. Even if you don’t expect to have a robbery in your home, there are obviously many other ways that these important and precious documents might perish. For this reason, we always recommend that

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