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Suburban Lock & Key
716-876-7735

Suburban Lock & Key
876-7735

Security Tips

Know Your Locksmith

Don't be victimized by online scams offering unbelievably low prices for service companies such as locksmiths, plumbers, electricians, etc.  In many areas of the country, scammers put ads on the internet promising low and unrealistic rates for services. The "service person" shows up to do the work and charges much more that the quoted price. They always have a reason for the excessive charges and demand payment on the spot. In some instances, they insist on cash and offer to drive the victim to the bank or ATM.  The old adage "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" applies here.

Another scam happens when the victim calls an ad from the yellow pages or online advertisement and of course low prices and fast response are promised. Unfortunately, the company is just a distant call center. The call center arranges for someone to show up and do the work. There is often no real local company to ensure that the work is done professionally or correctly. The pricing is typically 2-3 times the normal rate since the "service person" owes a fee to the distant call center. After the transaction, there is no way to get follow-up service since the original call is to some remote phone bank and there is no control over the quality of the work being done.

 We have been taking care of customer’s locks and doors in Western New York since 1969. We truly value your patronage through the years and hope by informing you of these scams, that you will not become a victim.

 Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 

 

The largest obstacle to personal safety is you. Many people think "It can't happen to me" or "what's going to happen, is going to happen".

An attack against you or your family, a fire in your home or office, a potential fatal auto incident, or some other disaster can take place at any time. But you have the power to be IN CHARGE of what happens to you and your family by taking active responsibility for your own security.

Residential Security

House
  • Use quality locks on all entrances, including service doors and gates.
  • Don't leave keys "hidden" outside of your home.
  • Keep doors locked even when you or family are at home.
  • Install locks on your fuse boxes or power panel and other external power sources.
  • If you have bars on your windows, review fire safety and escape routes with your family.
  • If you have security alarms, check and use them.
  • Keep at least one fire extinguisher on each floor, in addition to one in the kitchen.
  • Regularly check smoke detectors and the replace batteries.
  • Vary daily routines and avoid predictable behavior patterns.
  • Know where your family members are at all times.

Security for Children

  • Teach your children to never answer the door to strangers.
  • Children should know local emergency phone numbers or how to dial 911.
  • Children, even young ones, should know their name, address, and phone number.
  • Caution teenagers about "blind dates" or meeting someone they do not know or someone the met on the internet.
  • Let children know they should not give out personal information, such as home address, absence of adults, etc. over the phone or on the internet.
  • Teach children to say no to strangers or even people they know if they are uncomfortable with the situation.
  • Teach children how to get out of the house and where to go in case of emergency.


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