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A New Lock vs. Rekey

A New Lock vs. Rekey
A key for your neighbor, a key for your children, a key for the nanny, a key for the dog sitter, a key for the grandparents, another key for your spouse who misplaced the key last week, another key for your child who lost the key on the bus, a key for your housekeeper...  How many keys have you given out over the years, a few too many to recall?  There are many reasons to change your door locks and key distribution is one; other incentives tend to be the purchase of a new home, stolen keys, and burglary.  
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Simple Summer Safety Tips

Simple Summer Safety Tips

For most of us, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer when we plan back yard barbeques, weekend getaways and extended vacations. It’s a time when we relax and kick back – but did you know that crime typically increases along with the temperature? Stay safe this summer by following a few simple security tips:

VACATION Safety

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Is It Time To Change Your Locks?

Is It Time To Change Your Locks?

Spring is finally here, and as you think about the repairs and improvements you want to make around the house, take a look at your home security, and consider whether it’s time to change your locks.  

If you have every moved to a new house, had your keys stolen, or been the victim of a home burglary, the first thing you probably did was change the locks. But there are lots of other good reasons to make it a priority.

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Change Your Clocks and Lubricate Your Locks!

Change Your Clocks and Lubricate Your Locks!

Home Safety and Security Maintenance can be a seemingly never-ending task. There are filters to change, fixtures and systems to maintain, and each have their own schedule. Unless you enjoy maintaining logbooks that would make any ship captain proud, it can be hard to remember to do everything. North Star Lock Service has a fun reminder for a really quick maintenance task. It only needs to be done twice a year, and takes about 5-10 minutes depending on how many locks you have on your home. 

When you change your clocks…lubricate your locks! 

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How To Keep Safe When You Have Latchkey Kids


 The world is busy these days! Does your child come home from school before you get home from work? Have they ever forgotten their key? What is the best way to keep them safe while you’re not there?

Children of any age that are often home from school before their parent or guardian can arrive home from work are commonly referred to as “latchkey kids”. With the amount of time we all work and study throughout Chicagoland, it is no wonder that allowing your child to come home from school unattended is a fairly average practice among most families. According to the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, just about 40% of children stay at home alone before a parent or guardian can arrive. Does your child wear the key to your home around their neck? Has that key ever been lost, stolen, or misplaced? North Star Lock Service has several solutions for this every day problem! We also have several ways to help you make sure your child is safe while at home without adult supervision!

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