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Why Install Home Security Cameras

Why Install Home Security Camera

cctv camera, security camera Technology has come a long way very quickly, especially when it comes to home security. Ten to 15 years ago, only higher income homes would have security cameras installed. These days, buying and setting up a home security camera is fast, easy and affordable. While a cheaper system might not have every bell or whistle, it can do a perfectly adequate job of protecting your home. Camera systems can also be known as surveillance or CCTV. Here are a few things to consider when installing a security camera in and around your home.

  • Find out the areas that a camera would be most beneficial. Obviously, you can have more than one installed but it would be a bit hard to get the whole 360 degrees of your house under camera guard. Look for hiding spots that could be missed by the naked eye. These areas are where an opportunistic thief could take advantage of not being seen.
  • Be aware of privacy laws. Where you position your camera could have an effect on your neighbours’ privacy.
  • You might require inside security cameras as well, which can add to the cost, but also the security of your home.
  • When in doubt, get a professional to give guidance. This will ensure your system complies with laws and gives max protection.

We hope you have enjoyed reading this brief overview of home security cameras. Don’t forget, if you ever have an issue with locks as part of your system, you can give Out and About Locksmiths Canberra a call any time. Contact us now.

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Car Keys – Being Prepared

Will You Lose Your Car Keys?

We all tell ourselves that we will never lose our car keys – or lock them inside our car. You might have a great system of reminders in place, but unfortunately, sometimes the unthinkable happens. A distraction at the wrong moment might be all it takes – or sometimes, you don’t even know how something goes missing, it just does. It might not even be you that loses the keys or locks them in the car – it could be a family member or a friend. Sometimes these things are out of our control. The question is – will you be prepared for the worst?
If you lose your car keys or lock them in your car, it could cause all kinds of upsets in your life. For example: Getting to work late, getting stranded, missing important appointments, leaving other people stranded, or having important items stuck in the car.
What if you lose your car keys or lock them in your car on a bad day when you’ve just spent all your money on bills, and you can’t afford a locksmith? You’d be facing a huge problem. No one can afford being without their car.

What is the solution?

To avoid all the aforementioned problems, you should get a backup car key made. Did you know that Out and About Locksmiths can copy transponder keys (transponder keys are special car keys made for most post 1995 cars that switch off an engine immobiliser)? We can also code new car remotes, so don’t worry, that one key doesn’t have to be the only one. Having a spare key in your wallet, bag, or hidden under the car would make all the difference. If you take action and contact us today, you could save yourself from a world of grief tomorrow.

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Trustworthy Locksmith

It’s important to choose a Trustworthy Locksmith, to feel comfortable with the company and technician who will be providing you with their locksmith services. At Out and About Locksmith we strive to be trusted and offer 100% satisfaction guaranteed. These services will require access to your home, vehicle and your business which means it’s critical to choose a locksmith you can trust.

Call Out and About Locksmiths for a Trustworthy Locksmith.

Here are a few tips for selection criteria:

  • Make sure company is Insured and has a licence.
  • S.C.E.C (Security Construction and Equipment Committee) certified employees.
  • Be wary of locksmith companies that answer calls with generic phrases like “locksmith services” rather than a specific name.
  • Ask for identification when locksmith arrives – Don’t be afraid to do this as there reaction to your request will immediately tell you if they are legit and will make  believe you are to be taken seriously.
  • Get an estimated Quote before work begin. This is highly important, if you get an estimate before beginning then the Locksmith can’t just throw out high paying price once they finish the job. Most Reliable Companies will have a free quote section on there websites.
  • If you are locked out, be cautious of companies that recommend or insist on drilling or replacing your lock upfront. Most experienced locksmiths have the skills and tools to unlock almost any door.
  • Legitimate locksmiths will arrive in a clearly marked vehicle and an employee in a uniform.
  • You trust your friends right? Get a recommendation of a Locksmith they have used in the past that has been a successful service.
  • If you also have friends who have had bad experiences with locksmiths then learn from their mistakes, see where they went wrong in deciding on which company they use.

Out and About Locksmiths Canberra is here to help with all your locksmith needs!