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    Factors to Consider When Choosing a Gun Safe

    Last updated 7 days ago

    Choosing the right gun safe will keep your gun out of the hands of thieves as well as unsuspecting or curious children. It is important to choose wisely, as it can be a matter of life or death. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing a gun safe.

    One of the most important aspects of choosing a gun safe is the locks that it features. A biometric lock is sophisticated enough to keep anyone but the owner from accessing the safe. A key lock is advantageous when you can find a place to keep the key that is both well-hidden and accessible in emergency situations. You should also carefully consider the size of your gun safe, as this will affect the locations where it may be stored. Smaller safes will help you store a gun under your bed, while larger safes can handle an entire collection.

    If you are choosing a gun safe, call Armstrong Lock & Security Inc. at (407) 434-0181. In addition to gun safes, we provide the Orlando area with access control and locksmith services. Please feel free to explore our blog and website to find out more.

    How Combination Padlocks Are Made

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Combination padlocks are used in many situations. Many people are most familiar with using them on lockers at school or in the workplace. Watch this video for a look at how combination padlocks are made.

    First, the base plate is assembled and then put into the casing. The trip lever spring, which scrambles a closed locking mechanism, is then assembled and added to the casing. The shackle is fit through the holes with one end positioned against the trip lever. Two stacked discs called tumblers are then added. The indicator button is attached to the dial, and then the third tumbler is inserted.

    Would you like to know more about how combination padlocks are made? Contact Armstrong Lock & Security Inc. or check out our website. We are happy to serve the Orlando area with security services such as gun safes and access control. If you would like to know more about our products or services, feel free to call (407) 434-0181.

    Understanding Different Dead Bolt Options

    Last updated 17 days ago

    Dead bolt locks are among the more reliable types of locks for security purposes. There are different types of dead bolt locks, and they are appropriate for different situations. Here is a look at the different dead bolt options that are available.

    Surface Mount Dead Bolt
    When it comes to surface mount dead bolts, you have a variety of options in terms of the amount of cylinders, models, and point of access. Surface mount dead bolts may be purchased in one- and two-cylinder versions, and their models include rim and jamb. If you have a dead bolt lock on the inside that is not accessible from the exterior, you can simply turn the latch on the inside of the door and bolt the door shut. Many surface mount dead bolts feature key access from the outside as well.

    Internal Dead Bolt
    An internal dead bolt is similar to a surface mount dead bolt in that it comes with different options. However, internal dead bolts tend to be more secure than surface mount dead bolts. There are different choices when it comes to level of security, type of entry, and even material from which the lock is made. The dead bolt is inside the door in all cases, and the exterior of the door may feature key access or a combination code. Some of the locks that require combination codes are bump-proof for extra peace of mind. Inputting the correct combination or key will allow you to remove the bolt and open the door. If you are looking for the most secure lock, choose a steel model.

    For more information about dead bolts, feel free to contact Armstrong Lock & Security Inc. We are the Orlando area’s one-stop shop for safes and lock hardware. If you would like to know more about our available products, please do not hesitate to visit our website or give us a call at (407) 434-0181.

    A Look at Proper Gun Storage

    Last updated 26 days ago

    Proper gun storage is imperative when it comes to keeping your family safe and your guns away from potential thieves or attackers. You will need a high-quality gun safe to store your guns properly. Keep reading to learn more about proper gun storage.

    The most important component of proper gun storage is an appropriate safe. However, this safe will be useless if it does not remain locked. Make sure you choose an effective lock that cannot easily be broken. Key locks are useful as long as you can find the right place to keep your key so that you can access it when you need to, but others will not find it. For the ultimate security, you may want to consider a biometric lock that only opens when it senses your fingerprint. Keep your safe locked whenever it contains your guns in order to prevent injuries.

    Another crucial component to safe and proper gun storage is keeping your guns unloaded. If, for some reason, a young person were to find your gun safe unlocked and the guns inside loaded, the potential for danger would be significant. It is also wise to keep your ammunition in a different area from where you store your firearms to further reduce the risk of accidental harm.

    Talk to everyone you live with about your firearms. It is important to discuss safety precautions with your family members or roommates. Alleviate children’s curiosity by discussing safe gun use with them and educating them about the importance of practicing safe and proper conduct around firearms.

    If you are interested in learning more about proper gun storage, call Armstrong Lock & Security Inc. at (407) 434-0181. We are dedicated to providing high-quality locksmith, access control, and gun safe services to the Orlando area. Please feel free to visit our website for more information about our business.

    A Guide to Buying a Home Safe

    Last updated 1 month ago

    A home safe can help to protect your belongings from all sorts of threats. The type of safe you decide to buy will depend on what type of protection you need. Here is a guide to buying a home safe.

    Type of Lock
    Different types of safes have different types of locks. If you are prone to losing things, it would probably be best to get a safe with a dial or electronic code rather than a lock that only opens for a key. This is also advantageous in that the key can be stolen but, as long as you do not write it down, your access code cannot.

    Type of Protection
    In addition to robbers, people may want to protect their belongings from various different threats. People who live in dry areas where fires frequently occur may want to purchase a fireproof safe. Alternatively, others may want to obtain a waterproof safe. The packaging for these safes will typically describe the extent of the protection it provides. Many fireproof safes can handle extreme heat and flames for one or two hours, and many waterproof safes can be fully submerged for one or two hours as well. Armstrong Lock and Security offers safes with warranties so that even your protection is protected.

    The bigger your safe is, the harder it is to steal. This means that even if you do not need all the room that the safe offers, it still may be a wise investment to go large. Safes that are comparable in size to a miniature refrigerator are typically difficult to discreetly remove from a home. Heavier safes are also usually sturdier and therefore provide additional protection for your valuable belongings. No matter how big your safe is, Armstrong Lock and Security will happily deliver it to your home.

    For more information about home safes, contact the security experts at Armstrong Lock and Security. We provide the Orlando area with a multitude of security services including access control systems, surveillance, and lock hardware. If you would like to know more about us, please do not hesitate to visit our website or call us at (407) 434-0181.

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