The Lock Shop Answered

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The Lock Shop Questions and Answers Locksmiths are often thought of as one-and-done operations but these invaluable services keep your home and business safe for the long term. Since 1945, Floyd Lock & Safe has provided traditional locksmithing products and services, taking pride in our work and concern for your safety. We journeyed into alarm…

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How a Master Key System Works and Benefits Your Business

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A master key system is a hierarchy of keys made up of two or more locks that have some form of common relationship with each other. Locks operate as you would expect but, what makes a master key system unique is how the locks are pinned (the process of determining which keys will be accepted). Once you’ve determined which keys work in the lock, the keys are cut and distributed accordingly.

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Prevent Your Home or Business Keys from Being Copied

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Have you ever lost keys or had them stolen? Were you asked to provide keys to contractors, neighbors, housekeepers, or dog walkers? When moving into a new home, do you always change your locks? Do you have tenant or employee turnover? If you answered yes to any of the above, this blog is for you.

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Protecting Your Car

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In 2020, there has been a rise in car theft and there are no signs of slowing down in 2021. In many communities across the U.S., police officers are encouraging residents to #lockitdown. A majority of these thefts could have been prevented with a little preparation before leaving a vehicle unattended.  Our top car theft…

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Locked Out of Your House? Here’s What to Do

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Locked Out of Your House? Here’s What to Do Almost everyone has felt the feeling in the pit of their stomach when they realized they were locked outside their house. It always takes a few seconds to admit to yourself what happened as you pat your pockets, retraces your steps, and think, though improbable, that…

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The Top Places Burglars Know You Hide Your Keys

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It’s common practice for Bloomington homeowners to leave a spare key hidden somewhere on their property. This gives them the benefit of still gaining access to their home when they’ve forgotten their normal key or have accidentally locked themselves outside. In some cases, it also provides entry to the home to non-residents who still need…

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How Do Wireless Security Cameras Work?

It’s essential to feel safe in your own home. One of the best ways to achieve this feeling of safety is by employing a home security system. A necessary component of these systems is wireless security cameras.  Once considered expensive or too unwieldy for commonplace use in residential settings, modern technological developments have led to smaller, more…

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5 Signs Your Home is an Easy Target for Burglars

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5 Signs Your Home is an Easy Target for Burglars Safety is best described as a habit. When you instinctively look both ways before crossing the street or, without thought, plug in your seatbelt before driving, you’re engaging in the type of repeatable behaviors that increase your safety. Far too often, though, our habits can…

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The Best Places to Mount An Outdoor Security Camera

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The Best Places to Mount An Outdoor Security Camera When deciding where to install security cameras outdoors, it can be hard to find the right location for your needs. You want to make your cameras noticeable to deter break-ins, but not easy to highlight for potential robbers the areas of your property that are unmonitored.…

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5 Signs Your Home Security System Needs an Update

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5 Sign Your Home Security System Needs an Update When it comes to home security systems, technology is progressing at a rate that could make some people feel left behind. Between smart systems, wireless technology, and high-definition home security cameras, you may find yourself wondering when to upgrade your dated system. But knowing there is new…

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Prevent a Disaster in Your Home with These Environmental Sensors

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Prevent a Disaster in Your Home with These Environmental Sensors Your home’s security system is designed to keep your home and your family safe from potential break-ins. But keeping your home secure is more than just worrying about other people. To prevent a home disaster, you will need fully functioning environmental sensors to alert you when a…

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5 Essential Components to an Effective Home Security System

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Deciding to purchase a home security system is a solid first step to ensuring a high level of safety for your family. However, when determining what type of system you need, or what components are necessary to maintain that level of safety, it’s easy to fall into the trap of confusion due to an overwhelming number of options.…

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7 Easy Ways to Secure Your Construction Site

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7 Easy Ways to Secure Your Construction Site Construction sites are an obvious mark for thieves. These sites are accessible, contain valuable equipment and are abandoned at night. For all of these reasons and more, reports of heavy equipment thefts are on the rise. As thieves take equipment with a plan in place to re-sell…

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3 Ways to Drastically Improve Your Front Door’s Security

The front door is typically the first place that criminals look when trying to break in. To keep valuable equipment, electronic devices and inventory secure, business owners should pay attention to front door security. Homeowners can also enjoy better security by taking important steps to strengthen the front door. This can keep families safe and…

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7 Effective Commercial Security System Options to Protect Your Business

Keeping your business healthy means protecting its assets from theft. We’re not just talking about cash stored in registers. Customer data, financial records, computers, and product inventory all have significant value. Whether you run a small business or a large corporation with multiple store locations, security should be a top priority. Here are seven essential commercial…

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The Importance of Modernizing a Dated Home Security System

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Your home should feel safe and secure with your security system installed. If you don’t keep your security system updated, however, you may not have that peace of mind. Home security systems are crucial to keeping your home protected and staying prepared for the worst. New security systems give you even more power over the cameras and…

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Stay in the Know: Picture-Perfect Security Solutions for Your Home

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The peace of mind that comes with a residential security system cannot be understated. With today’s Wi-Fi cameras and camera systems, protecting your home and belongings has become easier and more interactive than ever. Modern security options, such as a Wi-Fi security camera with smartphone connectivity, help you feel more secure whether at home or…

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Secure your home with Medeco Maxum Security Deadbolt Locks


Your home may be your castle, but chances are that you don’t have a moat! Fortunately, you can effectively secure your home and protect your family and belongings with a Medeco Maxum Security Deadbolt. Security experts recommend using a deadbolt in conjunction with a traditional locking knob or lever on every exterior door to prevent malicious entry…

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Choosing the Right Surveillance System for Your Home

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Modern technology is transforming home monitoring capabilities in so many ways. Residential security systems make it possible to stay informed about both expected and unexpected activity at your house. Here are several things you should keep in mind as you prepare to select your video surveillance systems. Security Needs The first thing you should pinpoint…

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Are You Committing These Bad Security Habits?

Just having the necessary security equipment doesn’t mean your home is protected. You actually have to use the equipment for it to do its job. An automated Security Systems are a great solution to these common bad security habits that can make your home more vulnerable. Forgetting to Arm Your Security System Whether you’re in…

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Choose Us to Protect Your Business

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Businesses generally have a lot to lose.  Most people resort to a security system after something happens. If you want to significantly lower the chance of losing valuables, we recommends having a professionally installed and monitored security system within your building of operations. The security system can be set up for individual users to have their…

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Improve Your Home Security with These Tips


Change Your Locks It is important to change your locks when you move into a new home. You never know who had previous access to the home before you moved in. You should also rekey your locks if you lose your keys. We recommends replacing your locks with Medeco high-security locks for maximum home security.…

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Maxum Deadbolt- Medeco

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If you are looking to only keep your door shut than a regular deadbolt from a big box store like Home Depot or Menards will suffice. If you would like to keep people out of your home when they are not wanted, then you need to call Floyd Lock & Safe. Our lock technicians will set you up…

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Home Security Myths and Facts

Common myths and excuses for not having a home security system

Why You Need a Home Security System When a burglar or home innovator decides that your home is on the list of stops for the night you put a lot of important things at risk, including your loved ones, valuable belongings, and even your pets. The thing is, you never know when that night will come. It’s time to be prepared. Although…

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Choosing the Right Home Security Company


Home Security Monthly Cost We understand that searching for a home security system can be stressful when it comes to cost of a home security system. Might even be confusing, but that is why we are here! There are so many different home security companies you could choose to go with but how do you know…

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Protect Your Home from Burglars with a Home Security System

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About 60% of burglaries happen during the day when the house is unoccupied and the owners are out to work. Protect Yourself From Becoming a Victim Make your home unappealing to intruders. Create multiple layers that a thief must get through to successfully get into your home. Layers could include: A gate if you have…

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