Let’s set the scene. The doorbell is ringing. The dog is barking. Your two adorable children (ages two and three) are in various stages of dress (and undress) as you prepare for one of the most magical nights of the year – Halloween. You rush to answer the door with Rover under one arm and the candy bowl in the other. As you admire the little ghost and witch upon your porch, you hear the sickening sound of the door swinging closed behind you.
Just about any relationship can go south and when that happens, it’s time to evaluate more than your feelings about the matter. During these times, when you are likely fraught with emotion and a variety of other feelings too complicated to express, you can’t afford to lose sight of your personal safety and security.
At Big Red Locksmiths, we feel simply asking for the key back is not enough to ensure your peace of mind or safety. Have you stopped to wonder if copies were made as the relationship began its slow downward spiral? Did this person give a copy to their best buddy to keep in case they were ever locked out? Are they likely to return later and let themselves in without your permission?
So, the babysitter has finally gotten on your last nerve. You’ve trusted this individual with your precious children and they’ve let you down. Or, in a slightly better scenario, your children have reached that magical age where they no longer need a nanny or sitter so it’s time to let them go.
Before you let them walk out the door with their last paycheck, you’ll want to be sure you take care of another most important detail. If you are like most, you’ve not only entrusted this person with your children; you’ve also given them a key or code access to your home. When someone is dismissed, even under the best of circumstances, it’s time to make sure that privilege is revoked.
For many families in Omaha, the choice of being home to greet the kids after school is not an option. Every fall, children respond to the end of day school bell by making their way home to wait for parents or caregivers to arrive home sometime later. No matter how old the child or the sometimes safety of the neighborhood, Big Red Locksmiths realizes educating kids about the many ways to remain safe and secure while they are home alone is essential.
See below for a number of things the adults in their lives can to do prepare them for this responsibility:
Getting locked out of your home, car or business is no little inconvenience. And, when it happens to you, this all-too frequent occurrence becomes a real life crisis that you’d just as soon keep from happening again. The great news is that Big Red Locksmiths has handled thousands of lockout situations in its 25 years in business. We’ve seen some really creative ways to both avoid and handle the problem when it occurs.
Preventing a lockout is highly related to employing some simple habits around key maintenance and control. But, if it does happen to you like millions of Americans every year, the most important thing is to remain calm and think through the problem.
Safes are designed to keep your personal and business assets secure but there are times when the safe, no matter the quality, will not open. At Big Red Locksmiths, we cannot say it enough that regular safe maintenance can go a long way to keep the unit operational. But there are several instances when you may need to call a locksmith to open a temperamental or stuck safe lock:
Keys can break and when they do, you’re left with the problem of trying to find the quickest and most affordable solution. Big Red Locksmiths in Omaha often gets asked if it’s possible to copy a key that is broken and the answer is, it depends. Truthfully, it is almost always possible to copy a broken key. If there are enough pieces left an experienced technician can take the information contained on those existing pieces and create a copy.
There are few things in life more frustrating than having to replace a lost or broken car key. If you are lucky, you have a spare; but for many, this little inconvenience can become a real headache when there is no second set and you need to get back on the road.
At Big Red Locksmiths, we’ve seen this problem literally hundreds of times and can identify several ways you can address the problem. Each has its merits and all vary in cost and the amount of time you’ll need to resolve the issue. Depending on the type of key you have and the age of your car, you’ll need to consider just how tricky it can be to replace that lost or broken key.
You don’t need to own expensive jewelry or have a large stash of cash to justify installing a safe in your home or residence. For some, the convenience of keeping valuables close at hand is important. For others, they wish to live in peace of mind knowing they have a designated place to store valuables such as papers and documents in the event of a natural disaster. And, for hunters and residents with little ones, they use a safe to secure and store weapons such as guns or knives.
No matter the reason for needing a home safe, one of the hardest decisions is determining exactly where to place that safe inside of your home. Convenience is important, but you’ll want to be sure the safe itself and your valuables are located in the best place to ensure they are protected from the three biggest threats: burglary, fire, and flood.
Business owners like to save money whenever they can but commercial security really shouldn’t a place to take shortcuts. Securing a building to keep unwanted intruders out is only part of the challenge. Every door and lock in your place of business should be working for you to keep your building and employees safe.