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Hollon Safe Press Release

Hollon Safe Introduces New Reserve Gun Safe

Hollon Safe Company introduces their new gun safe line, The Reserve. The Reserve was created to help the locksmith compete with the “Big Box” retailers with competitive pricing, thicker steel & more fireproofing than what most of these stores offer. The entire safe is made of 10 gauge steel, which is 30% thicker than 12 gauge. Most “Big Box” retailers carry 14-16 gauge which makes the Reserve steel 100% thicker.

The safe comes standard with a La Gard dial on it but can be retro fit with any electronic lock as it has a standard foot print. Hollon Safe has decided to go with Sargeant & Greenleaf’s 6120 but other options are available if this does not suit you.  The Reserve has 1 inch bolts around the entire door and offers one hour of fire protection for up to 1250 degrees Fahrenheit. It comes in a black powder coat finish with chrome lettering, 5 spoke handle & lock which are sure to grab the attention of your customers. Hollon also offers a life time fire & burglary warranty on the safe.

Some other features of the Reserve include; a spring loaded re-locker to prevent punch attacks, the door offers three layers of fireboard, totaling 1.5 inch thickness on the door an 1 inch thickness on the body, and is surrounded by a heat activated expandable intumescent door seal designed to seal out smoke and water along with predrilled anchor holes for added security. Hollon Safe has had huge success with these gun safes since helping locksmiths compete against online retailers and “Big Box” retailers.

Hollon Safe is reaching its three year anniversary and has had less than .025% warranty issues with their safes. They have proven to be a strong contender in the industry and we expect to see a lot more from Hollon Safe in the years to come. As a family owned and operated company, Hollon Safes is determined to produce high quality and reliable safes with excellent customer service and great value.

-Hollon Safe Company

How to install a Deadbolt for garage door

Working in San Antonio as a Locksmith I have noticed that many homes built prior to 1990, and some even after that, don’t have a deadbolt lock on the exterior garage door. This means the only thing guarding your most vulnerable entry point is a spring latch that can in most cases be bypassed through the simple use of a credit card.

deadbolt diagram

Not having deadbolt securing your exterior garage door represents a serious residential security risk; once inside of the garage the would be burglars have all the time and usually tools necessary to break down the interior garage door and thus gain access to the rest of your home.

Many home owners may not realize how vulnerable they are or perhaps they just might not want to pay the money to have a deadbolt installed by a professional locksmith. In either case installing a deadbolt lock into your exterior garage door is probably the most cost effective way of increasing your residential security.

If money is an issue, as these days it often times is, you can perform the installation yourself. To assist in this task we at NorCal Locksmith have put together an instructional video that walks you step by step through the fresh installation of a deadbolt door lock.

About dot com video for Installing Deadbolt

If the video was a bit overwhelming, then please consider using Fuller’s Alamo Safe and Lock for all your residential needs, including deadbolt installation for your home.

Call today at (210) 344-4523.

Finding A Trustworthy Locksmith

A locksmith these days does alot more than just simply help you during a lockout situation. Many companies also perform key making and replacing, lock installation or upgrading, video surveillance system setting up and many other services. Because of this, you should look for a trustworthy locksmith.

I’ve included a video expose that the Today Show did on emergency locksmiths and the unfortunate but sadly frequent scams bad locksmiths pull on helpless customers.

Today Show Exposes Shady Locksmiths:

We were shocked to find out that more than half of the “professional” locksmiths we filmed overcharged, damaged the door or used intimidation on the customer.

What can you do to avoid getting scammed?

It’s always a good idea to search for one in advance and choose a locksmith with history in your community. There are times that no matter how careful you are, you’re bound to commit slip-ups. So don’t wait for yourself to be locked out before you look for one operating in your area. See to it that you know of a company you can call when you need its service, especially during emergency situations like in the middle of the night.

At Fuller’s Alamo Safe and Lock, we have been providing the best in high security locks, locking devices, and safes to San Antonio and the surrounding area since 1972. We are a name and company you can trust for your residential, commercial or emergency locksmith needs.