A-1 Lock and Safe are locksmiths in Durham, NC and Chapel Hill, NC. We offer car, residential, and commercial locksmith services. We also sell new and used safes. We are locally and family owned, and we would appreciate nothing more than being your first choice for your locksmith and safe needs.

The holiday season is something that many look forward to. Unfortunately, burglars look forward to this time of year as well. With extra money and inventory coming in for all those Christmas shoppers, this time of year is ideal for theft. In order to protect your business from potential theft, there are several steps you can take.

First and foremost, when it comes to ensuring your security, you want to have high quality locks that are in working order. Establish a routine that you lock up at the end of each business day. It’s also a great idea to install a security system for an extra layer of protection. This can include an alarm as well as security cameras.

Keep all of your money and valuables in a safe somewhere in the back of the store. Have the safe bolted to the ground so a thief can’t take it with them. At the end of each business day, deposit your money into the bank if at all possible. At the very least, don’t leave a large amount of cash in your office or store for an extended period of time like a weekend or a holiday.

A well-lit exterior can also go a far way in deterring potential thefts. Use lighting to illuminate shadowy areas where burglars could lurk and hide waiting for the perfect opportunity to break in.

For all of your lock and safe needs, call A-1 Lock and Safe, the premier locksmiths of Durham, NC and Chapel Hill, NC.