Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Watch Out!

Keep an eye on your friends and neighbor's homes.  Just a peek out the window or a glance down the side of the house when you are on a walk can go a long way.  Get your neighbors involved also, the more awareness you can have, the better.  Get them interested in security by linking them to this blog.   Communicate with them when you may be away for an extended period of time and ask them to keep an eye out.  If you don't already have a neighborhood watch program in your community, start one.  You can contact your local police for more info on starting an official program.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Peep Holes!

   The best option to protect yourself from unwanted guests is one of our quality Steel Security Storm Doors, but if that is not an option, peep holes are a great way to see who is at your door without having to confront them.   There are several styles of peep holes with varying degrees of vision.  They are typically between $10-$25.  The higher the degree of vision, the wider angle (more) you will be able to see.  Also, they are simple to install and some even come with instructions.  They also come in different colors and may be a good way to accent a lock or other decoration on the patio.
   They are commonly mounted at the eye level of an average adult, consider installing an additional one low enough for a child to use.
    If this is something you are interested in, but don't have the time, tools or knowhow. Feel free to -contact us for a free estimate on installing your new peep hole. 801-487-6800 or online at

Thursday, November 10, 2011


A well lit patio or driveway is not an ideal place for a crime.  Keep your porch lights on at night and ask your neighbors to do the same.  If you don't like the idea of flipping the switch on every night or having to remember it.  Try installing motion detection lights.  There are some affordable options for them and you can use your wiring that is already in place.  This can help prevent break-ins, car burglary and also make it look like someone is home when they are not.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Window Dowels!  The best way to protect a concerning window is with one of our Steel Window Guards. But, if that is not an option, window dowels can be a great affordable way to protect them.  Simply cut a piece of wood to fit in the channel of the inactive window blocking the active side from opening.  This also works great on sliding glass doors.