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How to Pick the Right Key Card Entry System?

How to Pick the Right Key Card Entry System?

No matter the size of your company, installing an efficient, secure, and dependable door security system is always a top priority. With the majority of employees working from home these days, it's even more crucial to ensure the security of your brick-and-mortar building against potential outside threats, including break ins, robberies, or damage to equipment. If you're still relying on…

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How To Prepare Your Airbnb Summer Home

How To Prepare Your Airbnb Summer Home

As businesses continue to reopen post COVID-19 shutdown, people are getting the itch to venture outdoors and travel outside of their homes and communities. And though many will be practicing "staycations" this summer, there are plenty of nearby destinations to spend a few days in or to plan a weekend getaway. If you operate an Airbnb summer home or cabin…

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How to Secure Your Hotel or Airbnb properties

How to Secure Your Hotel or Airbnb properties

Securing your property can be a complicated issue, especially if you own or manage an Airbnb or a hotel. These buildings have people constantly coming and going from them who need to have easy access to the space during their stay. For most hotel companies, this problem is solved by using reusable key cards that can be wiped clean whenever…

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How to Fix a Frozen House Door Lock

How to Fix a Frozen House Door Lock

During the winter, there’s nothing more frustrating than having a frozen door lock prevent you from seeking shelter. If you’re struggling with a frozen house door lock, it’s important to remember to never force the key when it’s in the locking mechanism. If the lock is indeed frozen, chances are your brute force and vigorous jiggling of the key won’t…

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How to Come out on top of the Closure of Iris by Lowes

How to Come out on top of the Closure of Iris by Lowes

Do you own an Iris smart home system that you bought from Lowes? If you have your Iris registered through your email account you should have already received an email notification from Lowes leading you to this website telling you what you can do. Lowes will no longer be servicing the Iris platform, which means that if you have one…

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New Phone, Same Home Automation System: How to Transition Smoothly

New Phone, Same Home Automation System: How to Transition Smoothly

When it's time for you to upgrade your smartphone, no doubt you'll be busy hashing out the pros and cons of various brands, operating systems, screen sizes, and so forth, as well as how aggravating it's going to be to do that pesky "transfer your contacts" thing. As you're weighing out your options, don't forget to consider how the upgrade…

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Are You Too Secure? How to Protect Your Home or Company Without Looking Crazy

Are You Too Secure? How to Protect Your Home or Company Without Looking Crazy

Is there a such thing as being too secure? Is it possible to take the security measures in your home or at your company a little too far? While there's no doubt that we live in a dangerous world, when does a healthy concern for safety turn into overkill? Keep in mind that the art of securing a home or…

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How to Unstick a Door Lock (And How to Keep It That Way for Good)

How to Unstick a Door Lock (And How to Keep It That Way for Good)

A stubborn, sticky door lock can definitely be a nuisance. It's extremely aggravating to engage in a constant wrestling match with your door lock, not only are you stuck outside in the cold, but if you're not careful, you could either break the key off inside the lock (which can make matters much worse) or damage the surrounding parts of…

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Security Breach? How to Change the Lock On a Door

Security Breach? How to Change the Lock On a Door

Have you ever misplaced your house keys, or had any other reason to believe that the security of your home may have been breached? The truth of the matter is that unless you're the very first person to live at your address, you really can't be sure how many copies of your house keys might exist. From feeling unsafe in your…

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“BeHome” for the Holidays: How to Keep Energy Costs Down and Your Home Secure While You Travel

“BeHome” for the Holidays: How to Keep Energy Costs Down and Your Home Secure While You Travel

The holiday season is in full swing, and for many people that means traveling out of town to visit family and friends in distant places. One of the things that can put a slight damper on your holiday travel is having to think about how to keep your home safe and your energy costs down while you're not there. You…

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How to Protect Your Home from a Pickpocketer

How to Protect Your Home from a Pickpocketer

Is it possible for a pickpocketer to end up with full access to your home? As nightmarish as that may sound, many people have found themselves in that very situation. Take this scenario, for example: A woman is engaging in a marathon Christmas shopping session at the local mall, and she decides to take a break and grab a bite…

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How to Talk Your HOA Into Keyless Locks

How to Talk Your HOA Into Keyless Locks

Depending upon whom you talk to, the phrase "homeowners association" can conjure up a wide range of responses. As the governing body for a development or complex, the homeowners association (HOA) can exert great influence over what standards and restrictions are adopted by the entire neighborhood. When you purchase a property governed by an HOA, you automatically become a member…

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