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Door to Door Protection

Door to Door Protection

When the weather is warm, it is prime for taking nice walks through the neighborhood. Unfortunately, not everyone taking a neighborhood walk lives in your neighborhood. This time of year is when the dreaded door-to-door sales people come out and you start playing the games to avoid being talked into a new encyclopedia set (do they still sell those?). You also never know if a sales pitch is...

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10 Ways to Secure Your Garage

10 Ways to Secure Your Garage

It is garage sale season! Time to clear out the garage and house and make a few extra bucks. But – have you thought about the safety issues that can arise by inviting neighbors and strangers over to getting an intimate look into your private space? By holding a sale in your home, you exposing your family and others to potential dangers. Ensure you are protecting your home and those visiting your...

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Your Spring Storm Preparedness Checklist

Your Spring Storm Preparedness Checklist

We have all been there before: the emergency alerts blast across the TV screen and the sirens go off beckoning you to take shelter in your basement. You scramble to gather supplies in case you are stuck in the lower level for an extended period of time. Panicked, you run through a mental checklist of all you might need. And what if the power goes out? Are you prepared? Before you find yourself...

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Accessorize Your Home: It’s All About the Hardware

Accessorize Your Home: It’s All About the Hardware

“Accessories are the perfect spice, they always compliment what is already there.” Accessories are vital in the fashion world. They take a basic outfit to the next level. Hardware are the accessories to a well dressed home. As Strauss, we offer many different types of hardware that can elevate the style and safety of your home. Let’s take a look at some of the options that you can find in out...

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Securing Your Home from a Break-In

Securing Your Home from a Break-In

As the world is shifting and changing around us, our homes have become even more of a safe haven. Not only are they the place we lie our heads at night, but for many of us our homes have become our offices, school rooms, and the place we spend the majority of our waking hours. The thought of someone invading this sacred space is a scary thing. Strauss Security Solutions is here with the tools...

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5 Ways To Maintain Your Home While Away this Winter

5 Ways To Maintain Your Home While Away this Winter

It is time to get away for the winter. You used to have to take so many steps to ensure the safety and warmth of your home to prevent damage from frigid temps while away – but there are some new tools you can add from our online services and showroom that can help you keep an eye on your home so that you can relax and enjoy the warmer weather. One of the biggest concerns for an empty home in...

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End of Year Assessment for your Home or Business

End of Year Assessment for your Home or Business

I don’t know about you, but at the end of each year I like to take a look back and evaluate what I learned and how I can improve for the coming year. This is an important practice whether it is in your job, your personal relationships, or your security practices. At Strauss Security, we encourage you to take a safety inventory or your home or business to see what worked for you, what didn’t...

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Protecting Packages this Holiday Season

Protecting Packages this Holiday Season

With so many doing their holiday gift shopping online these days, we all have packages piling up on our front porch which can be the perfect beacon for local thieves. And with falling temperatures, some packages can freeze or be damaged in the snow or rain. To prevent damage and protect the precious packages being delivered to your home, here are 5 tips to protect your packages this holiday...

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Get a Good Lock on Gifts This Holiday Season

Ah, it’s that time of year again – the time to find the perfect gift for everyone in your life. If you are like me, you don’t want your gift to end up in the re-gift pile. Giving meaningful and also useful gifts can be a challenge. But there is an item that you may have never considered: a safe. Safes are one of those things that many intend to purchase but never do. What a better way to show...

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Three helpful features you benefit from when using the inTouch App

Three helpful features you benefit from when using the inTouch App

Smartphones make our lives easier in so many ways. We use it for shopping, checking email, reading social media, watching videos, listening to music, and playing games. That’s not to forget the phone part of the smartphone, which is helpful for making calls and sending text messages. The capabilities for smartphones are enhanced when you combine them with all the smart products and systems...

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Additional Posts

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Strauss – SEi Merger; Better Protection, More Options

Strauss – SEi Merger; Better Protection, More Options

Strauss Security Solutions is pleased to announce we recently merged with Security Equipment Inc. (SEi). We feel this partnership will allow us to offer the highest quality customer experience, while bringing together Strauss’ 92 years and SEi’s 50 years as security...