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How Helpful Fake Security Cameras & Signs Are?

CCTV_installYou get a dog, put up a warning sign saying that there are ‘security cameras in use’ and then drive off in the sunset having peace of mind that your home is safeguarded. When you come back, the door locks are broken and someone has burgled your home. So, a fake sign and a guard dog were not enough to prevent a burglary, after all. Does that mean that all these fake security cameras are absolutely NOT worthy of your attention? Do you have to start saving some money to get the real thing? Let’s see. Read More

What Is Identity Theft and How You Can Protect Yourself from It

identity theftIn order to protect yourself from identity theft, you need to know what it is and how it happens. This is modern crime masked with a big smile by the stranger approaching you in the street. Or it happens in broad day light in your front yard. You go out to get your mail and the mailbox lock is broken. Identity theft is fraud. It’s the way to commit crime whether online or not and blame the victim. Although this type of fraud is not new, the digital world makes it so much easier. So there is no doubt that most identity thefts occur on internet but they are as easy to happen in the street too. Don’t lose the piece of paper where you wrote the door lock password and have a friend pick your mail when you go out of town, especially if you receive sensitive info. So let’s see what identity theft is and how to avoid it.

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The Differences between Lock Picking and Lock Bumping

Lock-PickBy definition, high security locks must keep intruders out. If they can be picked by a thief, there is problem. And that’s why there is a dual front acting as the barricade against intrusions. One front is created by door lock manufacturers who test their products to ensure their resistance. The second front is left up to you and it has to do with your lock installation decisions. After all, there are locks and there are locks. Some are made for low-security applications. And so if you mean to secure main entry points, you need to be sure the new product will resist lock picking and lock bumping. But what is lock bumping and picking?

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