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Conducting A Business Security Review

Conducting A Business Security Review

When was the last time your business conducted a security view? Have you remodeled since then? Had growth or turnover? Problems with theft? Are you offering new products or services that need additional protection? What are the crucial areas within your business that need protecting? Should you be tracking the number of customers in the building? Or monitor staff both inside and out? These are...

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Stop Using Your Landline Simply for Security

Stop Using Your Landline Simply for Security

Technology has changed the way we live and work, requiring security systems to change as well. Security monitoring used to require a landline at home, but all that has since changed. With so many people opting out of traditional landlines these days, new technology modernized ways to monitor your alarm system—cellular and internet monitoring. Using Cellular and Internet Over Landline...

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Safety and Security Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Safety and Security Tips for First Time Homebuyers

The process of buying a house is exciting but also stressful. There are so many things to consider, and it can seem overwhelming at times. But don't worry! We're here to help you make the transition from renter to a homeowner as seamless as possible with these quick home security tips for new homeowners. Here are some of the very first things we recommend doing upon purchasing a new home so that...

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Why Choose High Security Keys and Locks?

Why Choose High Security Keys and Locks?

It is no secret that modern life has been increasingly fraught with security risks. The risk of burglary and vandalism to your home, business, or property is an unfortunate reality in this day and age of increasing crime rates across the country. Yet you can still feel safe when it comes down to protecting yourself from intruders by installing a high-security key system for your locks at both...

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Spruce Up Your Home This Spring With Strauss

Spruce Up Your Home This Spring With Strauss

Spring is a great time to update the hardware and security on your house. With spring comes new beginnings, and what is a better way to begin this season with making sure your home and family are safe with a whole home rekey or lock upgrade from Strauss Security Solutions, securing families and businesses in Des Moines, Iowa metro area.  As a full-service security and locksmith company, Strauss...

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Video Verification for your Business or Home

Video Verification for your Business or Home

Do you suffer from frequent false alarms? Are you tired of paying for on-site security guards to protect your business? Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what is happening when an alarm is triggered, without having to manage it yourself? Video Verification is your solution. Video alarm verification is one of the most innovative ways to confirm an incident or intruder. Recorded surveillance...

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Winter Weather Safety and Security Tips

Winter Weather Safety and Security Tips

Whether you love or hate winter, you should always be prepared. Extreme winter conditions can suddenly become unsafe—from dangerously cold temperatures to power outages, icy roads, and more. It is important to understand the risks associated with winter and what to do in case of emergency. Here are our 8 essential tips to staying safe and secure during severe winter weather: 1. Warm Your Car...

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How to Properly Maintain Your Business Security System

How to Properly Maintain Your Business Security System

  Routine maintenance is just apart of life, whether it is an annual checkup with your doctor or an oil change on your car. But when was the last time you checked up on your business security system? Yes, security systems need maintenance too. Failing to consistently maintain your system can prove costly. The last thing a business wants is an emergency to happen while equipment is not...

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10 Reasons to Invest in Home Security

10 Reasons to Invest in Home Security

For years you have known Strauss as your local Des Moines locksmith, providing you with high-security locks, keys, hardware, safes, and more. However, our recent partnership with Security Equipment Inc. has expanded our offerings to provide you with even more safety and security for your home and family. If you have ever wondered, “is a home security system really worth it?” we want to provide...

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New Location, Same Quality Security

New Location, Same Quality Security

Strauss Security Solutions has moved to a new location! Fortunately, for all our tried-and-true customers, it is not that far of a move. In fact, we moved just one bay south of our existing bay. It is so close, our address will even remain the same. So, for all our walk-in customers, you can still find Strauss at 4663 121st St, Urbandale, IA 50323. This move will prioritize the needs of our...

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Additional Posts

Master Key Services

Master Key Services

Master Keying is a locksmith term used to describe a situation where one key fits all the locks while other keys work some of them. This would be useful where your gardener and pool guy only need access to your yard gates, while your key works the yard gates and your...

Ask the Locksmith, Cheap Vs Expensive

Ask the Locksmith, Cheap Vs Expensive

“What’s the difference between a cheap lock and an expensive lock?” Strauss Locksmiths can define the two primary differences as; How long the lock will last under normal wear & tear, and How much of a beating the lock can withstand before failing. Cheap...

Unlocking Access Control Benefits

Unlocking Access Control Benefits

At the start of each workday, as people around the world head into the office, chances are their smartphones are close by. What’s also possible, though, is that someone will forget their access card — an inconvenience for the employee, and an issue for workplace...