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It’s one of those facepalm moments that come usually at the most inopportune times.  It can be exasperating and your first instinct may be to call in the marines (an exaggeration, of course). What are we talking about? Having a key snap in the lock just as you’re turning it. 


While a broken key situation may feel like an emergency and the only solution is to immediately contact a locksmith for help, it’s not. You can probably solve the problem yourself once you calm down to assess the situation. 


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In the recent age of home security systems, there has been much debate when it comes to the choice between a dog versus a security system for your home. 

The answer is rarely simple. Home security should be considered on a case-to-case basis, and there are several factors to take into account. 

To help you decide whether a dog or a security system, or maybe both, is right for your house and your family, we’ve compiled a list of comparisons to make the choice just a bit easier.


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Rekeying Versus Replacing Locks

Securing your home is no doubt top of mind for any homeowner, which is why people go to great lengths to find the best home security solutions providing the most protection for their dwelling and their family.


At the frontline of these security tools are home locks that are designed to easily keep your doors locked and secure against unwanted invaders.


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The last thing you want is to lose electricity in your home when you most need it. However, power outages cannot be avoided, and the unfortunate thing about it is that we all rely on electricity for all the activities we do in our everyday life.

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healthcare facility access control

Healthcare facilities like hospitals, outpatient clinics, doctors’ offices, medical laboratories, urgent care and ambulatory surgery centers, and nursing homes have to strike a balance between coming off as homey and welcoming while ensuring that they are able to protect everyone who enters.


This poses a challenge for security personnel who have to make sure healthcare facility access control and ...


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