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securing an auto repair shop and parking lot

I own my own auto repair shop and have done rather well with it over the years. About a year ago, some of the cars parked outside of my garage were broken into and some things were stolen out of them. Since they were parked on my property, my insurance had to cover the cost of replacement which made my rates go up. I had to install a security system to appease the insurance company and provide my customers with the peace of mind that their vehicles would be safe with me. Learn more about securing an auto repair shop and parking lot on my blog.


securing an auto repair shop and parking lot

Wiring Your Door Lock Into Your Security System: The Benefits And Who Does The Work

by Karen Welch

When you install a security system, you might not think to wire your electronic, coded key pad lock into your system. Actually, this is an excellent idea, and one which you should definitely consider doing before your security system is fully installed. Here are the benefits to doing so, as well as what professional to call to have this done.

Your Door Is Jimmied, the Alarm Goes Off

If anyone tries to break in through your door using a crow bar or any other instrument, the wire connections between the lock and your system automatically sets off the alarm. Depending on which type of system you have, this will alert the neighbors, alert the security company who then alerts the local police, or directly alert the local police. If you really want to be sure you are well-protected, put an electronic, coded keypad lock on all the doors in your house and then wire all the locks into the security system. It may be difficult to remember that many codes, but it makes it absolutely impossible to break into your home through the doors.

If You Forget to Lock the Door, You Are Covered

It happens. You rush out the door and forget to lock it because the kids are distracting you or the family pets are trying to escape. Whatever prevents you from remembering to lock the door is not a problem anymore if your door locks are wired into your alarm system. Locked or unlocked makes little difference if opening the door is going to set off the alarm. When a non-family member who does not have the security code opens an unlocked house door, the alarm will sound within thirty seconds (or a little bit more) of entering your house.

Call Locksmith Services

Locksmith services can install any kind of special door locks and wire them into your security system. If your security company does not have someone who does this kind of work already, be sure to clear this service with the security company before you have it done. It only takes less than an hour for each door lock in your home. Discuss with your locksmith what you hope to achieve by wiring the door locks electronically and wiring them into the security system. He or she should have some commercial lock experience and can help you achieve the level of door security you so desire.