Home Break-In Statistics

When trying to keep a secure home, it can really help to know some of the trends and numbers that commonly define home break-ins and burglaries across the country. Even if you can’t ever be one hundred percent prepared for … Continue reading

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HOW TO AVOID BUYING THE WRONG LOCK

So you need to buy a new lock. Perhaps you need more than one. Most people looking to purchase locks go to large, ‘Big Box’ style stores like Home Depot. The variety and sheer quantity of locks can be very … Continue reading

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Types of Home Security Systems

There’s a wide variety of home security systems currently on the market. Choosing between them to find which one is best for your home can be very daunting. Installing a security system at your home ensures the protection of your … Continue reading

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Common kinds of Door Repairs

Many locksmiths and door repair experts find that a malfunctioning lock is the product of a non-working door.  In this short blog post, I’ll detail some of the most common door malfunctions that interfere with the ability of locks to … Continue reading

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Top Tools Used by Locksmiths

Just like any other manual trade, locksmithing requires it’s own set of tools. It’s incredibly important that every locksmith has a full range of tools – as many different situations call for different tools, and the only way to be … Continue reading

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Professional Home Security Assessment

This blog post will help you assess the security of your home on a professional level. Risk assessments help you balance the cost of the defensive strategy against whatever losses might happen if it isn’t implemented. It’s important to remember … Continue reading

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Boost your Home Security in the New Year

The New Year is officially underway – and it comes with a fantastic opportunity to improve the security inside your home. Whether or not you followed your personal organization or fitness resolutions that you made in December doesn’t really matter … Continue reading

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Should I get a Safe or a Lockbox?

There’s a ton of options that consumers have in terms of technology that can help them secure their belongings. However, there’s some crossover with these items – specifically with safes and lockboxes. How secure are they? How much protection do … Continue reading

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How to Protect your Luggage from Theft in Airports

In the world we live in, protecting one’s own property becomes something to be prepared for. Many people consider suitcases to be somewhat “unprotectable” over international flights – simply due to the long amount of time these bags are being … Continue reading

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SECURITY TIPS ALL CYCLISTS SHOULD IN NYC

In this blog entry, we’ll discuss potential solutions to the threat of bicycle theft. These solutions are a practice of a balance between practicality, cost, and convenience. Most people can’t carry around a heavy duty chain and eight locks wherever … Continue reading

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TUBULAR LOCKS

  The device widely known as a tubular lock is also referred to as a circle pin tumbler, an Ace lock, or a radial lock. Similar to how tissues are ubiquitously/colloquially referred to as Kleenexes, tubular locks are sometimes called … Continue reading

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Different Types of Keys

While the word “key” conjures the same shape of a traditional key in many people’s minds, there’s actually quite a bit of variance in the shape, structure, and function of keys. This small blog entry will help you differentiate between … Continue reading

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Video Intercoms and Their Security Benefits

If you’re looking to maximize the integrity of your home or business security, electronic surveillance is an essential must. Since the advent of security technology, robberies and break-ins has steadily decreased. By investing in electronic security systems, you’re exponentially increasing … Continue reading

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When it’s right to Change your Locks

  Just like most home appliances and tools, locks sometimes need to be changed for varying reasons. Thankfully, it’s quite a simple and easy process to get your locks replaced. This is a distinctively different process than re-keying, which has … Continue reading

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Home Security Tips

There’s a number of practical tactics that homeowners can adopt to increase the security of their home. Oftentimes, resisting burglary is a matter of mindfully making sure there are no loose strings in your home security, as well as installing … Continue reading

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Door Security Solutions for Offices

Protect the records of the employee In order to avoid the danger of legal action, it is important that the employee’s medical records be kept confidential. These include the medical records, social security records, salary information and documents with personal … Continue reading

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Key Cutting in NYC

  If you need spare keys that can fit your house, there are a number of alternatives that you can consider. There are many places where spare keys are cut. These include big hardware stores, many airports concessions and several … Continue reading

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The New Age OF CCTV Systems

Installing a new CCTV system requires a new approach. This article suggests the ways in which you must organize a new system for your home or business. CCTV is still a viable security option, but you need to consider this … Continue reading

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10 Things to Do Before and After Losing Your Key

  If you find yourself locked out of your home, car or office, don’t panic. Life is so busy, mistakes are bound to happen. Take a moment out of your day now to protect yourself against these mishaps. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Mul-t-Lock Cliq Lock

Securing your home or business is a top priority, and you may think that you need to invest in a comprehensive alarm system with high-tech features that can cost a small fortune in order to keep people and property safe … Continue reading

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Securing your NYC Apartment

    There are many different security options available to make sure that your apartment is safe whether you are at home or not. SOS LOCKSMITH has listed below ways on securing your NYC apartment. You can choose to have … Continue reading

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Electronic Lock and Keyless Lock

    The term “smart lock” is a security superlative. These words really say, “here’s the best lock ever created.” Electronic locks and keyless locks promote a litany of hyped access control features. Sorting through these marketing words and getting … Continue reading

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Arrow Revolution Locks

  Arrow’s Interactive Revolution Locks Means Business The latest fleet of locks by the esteemed Arrow group has caught our attention this week. They’re called the Arrow Revolution. But what makes these deadbolts revolutionary? With a market catering to a … Continue reading

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US Tennis Open Security

This August’s US Open is set to take place in Flushing Meadows, Queens. While tennis fans have been anticipating the tournament for months, many of them, along with the event’s players have been put on edge as a result of … Continue reading

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Interactive Mul-T Lock

Secure your home and family under lock and key Your home contains all of your most important things- your family, your memories, and of course your belongings. You want to not only feel safe at home, but actually be safe. … Continue reading

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Different Types of Keying Options

Locks and keys have been in existence for centuries. The following are some examples of different types of keying options and how they work: Different Locks and Keys Locks that are keyed differently provide one individual key for each locking … Continue reading

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How Card Access Technology Works

Security is a highly valued priority in our society, especially on a national scale. On a personal level, security is pertinent against attacks and crimes such as identity theft and fraud. Access to sensitive information is limited in order to … Continue reading

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Medeco³ Rim & Mortise Cylinders

If you have something worth protecting within your home, rental property, or business, you need lock cylinders that can take punishment and remain sturdy in both construction and appearance. No lock cylinder stays strong quite like Medeco³ Rim & Mortise … Continue reading

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Gardall UL 2-Hour Fire Safes Can Protect Your Small Business from Devastating Loss

If you are a small business owner, you have things you need to protect. Those “things” include important documents that may cause suspension of your business activities if lost or stolen. You may be the owner of a small business … Continue reading

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High Tech Locksmith

When you want to protect your home and your family, the important thing to consider is the reliability of the security system you have installed. Home security has gone high tech and the best way to have added protection is … Continue reading

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Mortise Lock Installation

When installing a door, it is always important to take into consideration whether or not it will be able to make a strong first impression. The door is the first thing that people see when they walk into a home … Continue reading

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A Higher Level of Access Control

The form and function of the traditional locking mechanism is under assault by the future. While the core usage of a lock is likely to remain the same, new models are popping up on the market, technologically superior devices outfitted … Continue reading

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20 High Security Locks on the Market

When it comes to security locks, you want to choose a locksmith company that is reputable and will do the job. Here are 20 high security locks on the market we highly recommend today     Medeco³ Rim & Mortise … Continue reading

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High Security Locks by Mul-T-Locks Protecting Household

  The security of your home is only as good as the lock on your front door. The frightening fact is that most door handles aren’t as stable or thief-proof as you might like to think. However, there is a … Continue reading

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Security For Educational Facilities in NYC

    Unfortunately, some of us come to expect the worst safety conditions in our learning environments. Today headlines are filled with shootings and scenarios that tantamount crisis. Truthfully, it seems that most of us merely hope that the time … Continue reading

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MT5+ PLATFORM

Nobody understands high security systems better than Mul-T-Lock. The new MT5®+ PLATFORM is backed by significant improvements and industry leading technologies. In its fifth generation, the MT5®+ PLATFORM has revolutionized not only the lock, but the key. Since both a … Continue reading

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Cylindrical Lock

Cylindrical lock-sets can be referred to as “key in lever” or “bored locks. A cylindrical lock-set consists of multiple spring cassettes. There is a pair of levers, the cylindrical assembly, and a latch bolt unit. These levers are attached to … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know Before Buying a Safe

When you want to keep your most important documents or valuable items secure, you need a safe. However, not all safes are created equal, so take a moment to learn more about safes before you buy a safe Fireproof Safes … Continue reading

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Goji Lock Compared to the Yale Real Living Touchscreen Z-Wave Deadbolt

  After Kwikset produced a stylish new e-lock called Kēvo, we saw other companies come out with electronic locks like the Danalock by Poly-Control and The Yale Real Living Touchscreen Z-Wave Deadbolt. They’ve all drawn wide interest. Now it’s the … Continue reading

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Home Security Tips from a Master Burglar

Walter T. Shaw is a tricky chap. Regarded as the Michael Jordan of jewel thieves, Mr. Shaw recently interviewed with MSN about his tactics to enter a home and pilfer the valuables inside. The comical part about this piece was … Continue reading

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Burglar Proof Your Doors NYC

    People do a lot of things to burglar-proof their home. Precautions readily exist. But, when it comes to actually securing one’s door, people take a costly shortcut when they shouldn’t. Securing a door isn’t that difficult, nor is … Continue reading

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Tips On Choosing Your Front Door

  Choosing your entry door The front door is the main entryway into your home. Some may argue that it is the most important for aesthetic value. But we disagree. We first and foremost want to consider its function and … Continue reading

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Spotlight 10 Common Security Cameras

    Cameras are everywhere. We tote them as phones, complain about them breaching our privacy or solicit their material to launch forms of stardom. But, we’d like to delve into the top ten security cameras on the market that retain or … Continue reading

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Siedle Advanced Audio/Video Intercom Technology

Audio and video intercoms are advancing quickly. Some of the amenities that come with these intercom systems are vast improvements from older devices. Three new devices from Siedle have recently caught our eye. The aesthetic features outshine others and the … Continue reading

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DIY Door Installation

  Homes have what we call curb-appeal… From the street, if someone sees your front door and it appears that they could kick through it easily then it can put you at a great security risk as well. To prevent … Continue reading

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Security Tips For NYC Management Company

Property managers face a myriad of security challenges in New York City. If there’s one thing that should never sleep, it’s definitely security. As a destination of high-rise, commercial, and residential buildings, professional office spaces and historic monuments, property managers … Continue reading

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Aperio Wireless Lock Technology NYC

  Today mechanical key locks are found in 90% of buildings. Only 10% of those buildings utilize advanced technology which allows online door control and an overall sophisticated management of building access. This technology not only improves security measures, but … Continue reading

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Why Use Mul-T-Lock

For high security locks products designed for the protection of residential property, offices, institutions, industrial complexes, buildings and vehicles, Mul-T-Lock is one of the most accomplished providers in the industry.  Mul-T-Lock is a prestigious brand and has serviced over 100 … Continue reading

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Starting A Neighborhood Watch in NYC

Sometimes having locks, gates, and security systems aren’t enough.  You may live in a high crime neighborhood or a low crime neighborhood, but if you don’t feel safe then what’s the point? If your neighborhood in NYC doesn’t have one, … Continue reading

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Security Tips For Single Moms in NYC

Being a single mom is hard, especially in a place as dangerous as NYC.  Not only do you have the responsibility to raise a child or multiple children by yourself, but you also have to make sure your home is … Continue reading

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Let’s Look At Some Ironwork!

    The great thing about ironwork is that not only does it provide you with an extra layer of protection, but it can also be aesthetically pleasing.  Your ironwork does not have to be like any one else’s.  You … Continue reading

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Fire Exits

In any form of commercial building including schools, apartment buildings, restaurants, and stores fire exits are required by law.  Depending on local building code, the size of the building will dictate the amount of fire exits and escapes that are … Continue reading

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SOS Locksmith Clients

It’s easy to claim that you’re the best in the industry. There is rarely anyone willing to try and challenge you, especially in an industry as understated and locksmiths. So how exactly do you know who’s really the best and … Continue reading

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Types of Door Locks and Door Knobs

For the customary door lock, there are only two types of door locks and door knobs.  From these two types, different security measures are added, making them more difficult to break.  However, the truth still remains that they can only … Continue reading

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Common Alarm Security Mistakes

Having a security alarm gives you the illusion of safety.  It gives potential thieves the illusion of a carefully guarded house.  However, it is still merely an illusion.  There are a number of common mistakes homeowners make after installing their … Continue reading

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What’s New? August Smart Locks

It seems the more technology advances, the closer we are for to making things we consider movie magic into reality.  I mean, we are still a few years (decades) away from the flying car from Back To the Future (unfortunately), … Continue reading

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Why We Sell Medeco Locks

At SOS Locksmith, we are the only New York based company that supplies the latest technology from Medeco. Is this important, you ask? Why yes, it is. After all, we are dedicated to keeping you safe by providing you with … Continue reading

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New Security Measures For Schools

  There was a time when the only thing you worried about when your kid went to school was whether they were doing well and if they were making friends.  That was a long time ago. It started with Columbine … Continue reading

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CCTV in NYC

It is undeniable that we currently live in a surveillance culture.  Look anywhere in New York City, there is a camera pointed at us.  There’s the CCTV camera from the store across the street and the camera in the phone … Continue reading

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Biometric Locking Security

You’ve all seen them on TV, those cool digital locks that use things other than numbers to open them. Otherwise known as biometric security, the ones that seem most popular in media include fingerprint scans, voice recognition, and retinal scans. … Continue reading

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Installation of Iron Work To Make Your Home Safer

Part of security is about perception, both from the outside and the inside.  For example, having a security guard in front of a building brings a sense of safety for the tenants and also causes criminals to rethink breaking in.  … Continue reading

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The Lock-Out Service Process

What Are They Doing? So, you’re locked out and it’s about two thirty in the morning.  Perfect.  Just before frustration roots and sets, Google “locksmith NYC” on your phone and discover SOS Locksmith NYC.  Our Locksmith offers a mighty convenient … Continue reading

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Intercom Service NYC – Serving All Intercom Needs

New York City is one of the largest cities in the world and millions of people call New York City home.  With so many people being located in such a small space, it makes sense that people want to feel … Continue reading

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Ten Signs You’ve Hired a True Locksmith Professional

Having sound protection and security for the home is a universal need among many families across the country, especially New Yorkers. For over thirty years, our company, SOS Locksmith NYC , has been creating satisfied customers because of our dedication … Continue reading

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Safes Service New York City – Routine Checks on Safes

New York City is one of the largest cities in the world.  There are millions of people living in a very small space.  With so many people living in such a small space, it can be tough to feel safe … Continue reading

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NYC Locksmith – Specializing in Security

SOS Locksmith NYC New York City is home to millions of people and those people are spread out over five different boroughs.  The space that holds New York City is fairly large but the amount of people takes over space … Continue reading

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Locksmithing Manhattan – How Locksmith Services Can Help

Manhattan has the highest population of any borough in New York City. With so many people, it’s important to keep your possessions safe and secure. Though crime in general has plummeted in Manhattan between 1990 and 2009, smart safety measures … Continue reading

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Intercom Installation NYC – The Benefits of Having an Intercom

If you’re considering additional security features for your home or business, you should consider the many benefits of an intercom system. Intercom installation NYC is a very popular option in the city. Intercoms come in many different shapes and sizes … Continue reading

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How a Locksmith Can Help

You may only think of a locksmith as the person you call in the unfortunate event that you get locked out of your home or car. Certainly a locksmith will be able to help you in such situations, but a … Continue reading

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Safes Service NYC – Keeping Your Safes in Shape

Whether you’re looking to purchase a new safe or need an experienced company to provide regular maintenance to your existing safes, it’s important that you find the right safes service NYC company. In New York City, all locksmiths who inspect, … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Safe

A home safe is an excellent way to keep your important items and documents secure. New York City experienced 37,835 cases of grand larceny in 2010. While your first line of defense is properly protecting your home, a safe will … Continue reading

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Fixing Intercom Issues

Intercoms are a popular security feature, especially in New York City. If your building has an intercom, this should make it more difficult for strangers, burglars or solicitors to get inside. The purpose of an intercom is to require anyone … Continue reading

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How to Identify a Good Locksmith

Locksmiths have a vital job in repairing and maintaining the very devices that are used to protect us. When you’re in need of a locksmith, it can be an unsettling situation. You may be locked out of your home, have … Continue reading

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Intercom Options for Security

An intercom is a powerful security feature and you will see this type of device on many buildings in New York City. With a larger population than any other city in the country, it’s important to have control over who … Continue reading

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Safes Repairing NYC – Importance of Safe Repair

A safe is designed to keep your valuables protected, but this type of security only works when it is well-maintained. There are many reasons why you may need to call a safes repair NYC company. The first step is identifying … Continue reading

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How to Select Your Lock

When you’re having a new lock installed, there’s a lot to consider. You want to make sure you’re selecting the safest option for your home. Protecting your family is important, and in a city as large as New York you … Continue reading

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