Well over a year ago we wrote about phony locksmiths ripping off consumers. Unfortunately these scams continue to happen every day all across the US. The signs to spot these rogue locksmiths are still the same: no business cards, no marked car, no uniform. The locksmith, often unlicensed and untrained, plays a bait and switch game with the consumer that really is nothing but a scam.
These shady characters take advantage of a bad situation when a person finds themselves locked out of their home or car. In desperate need they call a locksmith that hooks them with a low-ball quote which suddenly doubles, triples or sometimes even quadruples. If the consumer refuses to pay the inflated price, the deceptive locksmith holds the keys hostage until they get paid in cash. Continue reading Locksmith bait and switch scams
In today’s more security-conscious world often it is not good enough to have just base access control on a single card or PIN. PINs can be used by a number of people as can cards. However, the likelihood of a bad guy knowing the PIN of the person whose card they have stolen (or found), is less likely. So how can a business or school improve security to their facility? The answer: multi-technology readers. Continue reading Multi-technology readers improve safety
Trick-or-treating is a fun thing to do and lots of kids will be out going around the neighborhoods on Halloween in Connecticut and all over the country asking for candy. While little kids are happy collecting their treats without performing any tricks, teenage and young adult trick-or-treaters may be in a mischevious mood and forget about that some things just shouldn’t be done. Burglars of course might take the opportunity to give you a “special” treat by breaking into your house or apartment. Continue reading Happy Halloween Connecticut
No office or retail store is immune to break-ins. Even stores at indoor malls are increasingly targeted by burglars. Chosing the right lock is important for every business, whether it’s for keeping inventory such as jewelry and electronics safe or a company’s intellectual property secured. Here is a list of common locks used in a commercial setting. Continue reading The best commercial locks for your business
It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again, unfortunately not just for children. Burglars are rejoicing at the thought of the extra valuables they’ll find in homes during the holiday season.
Consumers are spending more again on gifts this year, according to industry experts at the Reuters Consumer and Retail Summit. Where do they hide the items until Christmas? Continue reading Holiday Season home safety tips