Security Tips

Home Security Tips

Fruit!

If you enjoy fruit, summertime is a fun time to try to eat more of it. Delicious and nutritious, one enjoyable way to snack on fruit is to create colorful kebabs. Eating fruit this way adds an element of playfulness...
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Flowers!

If you are like many of us, it might have been quite a while since you have given the gift of flowers. Locks Around the Clock wants to remind you that flowers make a great gift! If you are looking...
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Time for Tea!

Or coffee. Or even a frozen drink. Locks Around the Clock wants to remind you to take time out to incorporate a small break into your day. If you need a hand with security, you may want to take a...
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Stretching!

Another way to play it safe this summer is to incorporate stretching into your exercise routine. When done before you exercise, stretching is a great way to warm up your muscles and help prevent injury. When done after exercising, stretching...
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Hydration!

This is the time of year when hydration really matters. Locks Around the Clock wants to remind you to drink lots of fluids each day, especially when exercising, or outside.
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Rock Wall Climbing?

If figuring out home or business security feels more like climbing up a rock wall than taking a walk in the park, Locks Around the Clock can help you manage your security needs, whether you are in Palm Springs, Palm...
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Happy Fourth of July!

Locks Around the Clock wishes you and yours a safe Fourth of July. Remember to be safe!
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Ice Cream!

We are continuing our icy theme on the joys of summer. This might be a great day to grab a scoop of ice cream with your friends and family! Remember, while Locks Around the Clock comes on wheels, ice cream...
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Summer’s here!

You may be wondering why Locks Around the Clock has posted a picture of watermelon this week. It may be because we like it so much. Hoorah for summer fruit!
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Popsicles!

When summer hits, frozen treats can be fun! Who knew that popsicles are not just for kids? Wait, I think I hear the ice cream truck! Happy Summer from Locks Around the Clock!
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Knights in Shining Armor

We admit that you might be surprised that knights can appear in a van with the name Locks Around the Clock, but if you are locked out of your vehicle, calling a knight in shining armor to get you back...
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Security

Okay, so we admit it, building a castle on the edge of a cliff might be a bit too extreme. However, safety concerns are nothing new. If you have the need for a new lock, a new security system, or...
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Waking up your lunch

Is your lunch boring you? Whether you are trying to liven up lunches for small fry, or want to wake up your own day, inexpensive bento boxes can be filled with all kinds of fun lunch foods. Why not wake...
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Picnics

When was the last time you had a picnic? Whether it is a granola bar on a lunch break, a trip to the park after story hour at the library, or a last minute gathering in a park, we hope...
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Skateboarding

Do you need a little momentum? Having trouble figuring out where to begin when it comes to security at your home or business? Don’t bail or turn to a sketchy solution! If you need professional advice, an expert you can...
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Are your ducks in a row?

If you are looking to get some security issues in line, Locks Around the Clock can help you get your ducks in a row. Even if you don’t know exactly what you want, we can explain options and go over...
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New Car?

If you have a new car, you may want an extra set of keys made. Here at Locks Around the Clock, we can accommodate your need for a spare set of keys, help you unlock your locked vehicle, or even...
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Keyless Entry

In today’s blog, we want to remind you about the importance of security at your place of business. Key pad entry and other keyless entry helps to provide an added layer of protection that is cost-effective and security-conscious. If you...
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Gardening!

Are you the sort of person who is eager to see spring take root? Here is a link that may give you some inspiration to pull on your gardening gloves and start digging in: http://www.hgtv.com/design/packages/spring-main/gardening
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Spring Fun

Have you ever thought about making Tinker’s Bell’s cottage? How about some hummus named after Lightning McQueen? If spring has you yearning for some fun activity ideas, Disney has some unique and easy ideas to get you started, here is...
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Birds and You

When is the last time you really noticed a bird? This lovely image is that of a small goose called a Black Brant. Still images of this bird can be found in rare books. We hope that you enjoy it,...
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Walking Together

If you are a walker who would like to find others to walk with, Locks Around the Clock wants to share a great article with you on how to find someone to stroll with you. Here is the link https://www.verywell.com/how-to-find-walking-partners-3432561...
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Workout Music

If you are curious about how to jazz up your workout routine, you may want to turn to…..your playlist. If you would like some tips on what type of music might help you pick up your pace and liven up...
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Balloons

Locks Around the Clock is continuing with our theme of simple pleasures. When was the last time you played with a balloon? Whether it is someone’s birthday, or you just need a little cheer, sharing a balloon is a great...
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Kites

Do you have memories of flying a kite as a child? Locks Around the Clock invites you to have some spring fun by purchasing a kite and finding a place to fly it this week. Sometimes, the little things can...
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Walking with your furry friend

If you have a pet, you may be interested to find that your dog, or even your miniature horse could benefit from walking almost as much as you will. If you’d like some inspiration for your next walk, here is...
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Walking

Walking is something we do so automatically, we sometimes forget what a pleasure it can be. It can be fun to take a stroll around the neighborhood, or to explore a new place. Walking is something good for you in...
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Valentine’s Day Crafts

Looking for a fun way to jazz up Valentine’s Day for your children or grandchildren? Corral some crayons, construction paper, and maybe a couple glue sticks, and head on over to this fun website for some Valentine’s Day craft ideas...
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Uphill Climb?

Do you ever feel as if life is an upward climb? Here at Locks Around the Clock, we arrive promptly when called, prepared to meet your security needs with attention to quality. Locks Around the Clock, available 24/7 at 760.625.7184...
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Auto Services

If you are locked out of your car, you may be concerned that the parade will start without you! Here at Locks Around the Clock, we strive to arrive quickly, where we efficiently provide services to help ensure that you...
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Trading Cards

Have you thought about trading cards? This week, Locks Around the Clock wants to share with you some trading cards dated from approximately 1890. If you have some cards you would like to secure, we’d be happy to discuss with...
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Coloring Books

Have you sharpened your colored pencils today? If not, perhaps you might want to go hunt down some markers or crayons, or give your pencil sharpener a whirl. Coloring in a coloring book is a great way to unwind during...
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Audio Books for Children of All Ages

This week, Locks Around the Clock is offering you a link on audio books. They can be a great way to enjoy a story together as a family, or can be just the ticket on a cloudy day! Here is...
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New Year Greetings!

Locks Around the Clock would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We are thrilled to help keep you safer and meet your needs for quality locksmith services, this year, and throughout the New Year. You can call us...
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Holiday Cheer

As you bring out decorations, find that missing bulb for the tree, unearth some old treasures, or unpack some new ones, Locks Around the Clock wishes you a joyous holiday season.
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Holiday Locksmith Services

If you’re like most of us, the holidays can sometimes cause rushing, which can result in misplaced keys. If you find that you have misplaced your keys for either your home or car, calling 760.625.7184 will send a skilled technician...
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Holiday Table Setting

If you are looking for a fun way to add some interest to the holidays, this might be a great year to rethink your table setting. You can find fun centerpiece ideas online, purchase a few bright candles, or even...
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Decorating for the Holidays

This holiday season, Locks Around the Clock wishes you the warmth of a fireplace with lots of cheer. Before you plug in your tree or light some candles, you may want to check out some holiday safety tips on trees...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Whether you are cooking for ten, going out to dinner, home in pajamas, or dressed to the nines, Locks Around the Clock wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
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Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Here are some fun coloring pages for little ones. They would make great placemats! Here is the link: http://www.coloring-page.net/thanksgiving.html
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Novels for Kids

We’d like to share with you this link, for some cool novels just for kids! Here it is: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/graphic-novels-kids-classroom-ideas-booklists-and-more
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Reading Apps

This week, Locks Around the Clock invites you to visit Reading Rockets, for some fun reading apps for you and your family! http://www.readingrockets.org/literacyapps
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Developing Readers

If you have a young child or grandchild, it is not too early to start developing your child’s appetite for reading books. Family story times are a great way to learn together. Here is a link with some ideas to...
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The Library

Has is been a long time since you have visited your public library? From free classes, story hour, cookbooks, and a plethora of books, videos, and more, you may want to stop by a library soon. Here is a great...
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Garage Door Openers

If you need help with your garage door opener, Locks Around the Clock is the place to call. We offer installation and can update your garage door opener. If your garage door opener needs to be replaced, please give us...
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File Cabinet Keys

Did you know that Locks Around the Clock and help make new keys for file cabinets that you might have? While this might be the digital age, sometimes, paper still needs to be stored. If you need some new keys...
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Apples and You

If you haven’t been apple picking, it is still not too late! This season, crunchy apples can be found in many locations. If you prefer, you might want to stop by the grocery store, pick up some apples, and try...
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App Security

If you are interested in keeping up with your child or teen’s apps, you might want to visit the Federal Trade C omission’s website, as they have information related to privacy, location data, malware, and more.  https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0018-understanding-mobile-apps#kids
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Fall Crafts

If you are someone who is looking to add something of interest to your home, have you considered how much fun making a craft can be? From finding supplies that you already have, heading to a craft store to pick...
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Fall Traditions

If you are living in California, you may or may not have some fun fall traditions. It is never too late to start! Whether it is attending a college or high school football game, figuring out fun recipes for the...
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Playground Safety

When it is time for their children to play, parents gain more peace of mind when they know that the equipment is in good repair. The Consumer Protection Safety Commission offers some safety tips for Self Contained Play Equipment that...
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Play it Safe!

The Consumer Protection Safety Commission https://www.cpsc.gov offers tip sheets on areas as diverse as Neighborhood Safety Networks, a public playground safety checklist, and guidance for home playgrounds in downloadable formats as well as printed copies of safety guides that you...
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Family Photos

Do you have any family photos that you would like to keep safe? You may wish to consider storing compact disks with copies of photos, copies of originals, or the originals themselves in a small safe. If you would like...
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Fall Cleaning

Now that Fall is here, you may start thinking about cleaning for the season. Did you know that Fall is actually the best time to clean? Here is a link to get you started: http://www.cleaninginstitute.org/clean_living/clean_ideas_fall_cleaning.aspx If you find that you...
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Chefs’ Kids’ Lunches

Have you ever wondered what a chef would pack his or her child for lunch? For an entertaining look at how to stave off lunchtime blues from the brown bags packed by chefs, here is a Food Network link that...
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Back-to-School Lunches

If you are wracking your brain for some tasty, easy lunches that your children will eat, the Food Network has some great tips with a “Back-to-School Made Easy” section. Here is the link http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/packages/recipes-for-kids/back-to-school.html which includes kid-approved lunches!
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Crafts!

In order to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, a few crafts might be fun. If you are interested, here is the link to a Huffington Post article with links to crafts separated by country: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/crafts-hispanic-heritage_n_3875830.html
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More on Hispanic Heritage!

Today, Locks Around the Clock would like to share with you another resource on Hispanic Heritage Month. This link is packed with historical and cultural information, as well as material on Hispanic Literature and Culture: https://edsitement.neh.gov/node/22279/edit%3Fdestination%3Dadmin/content/filter
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Hispanic Heritage Month

Now, you can even purchase tickets online. The Living Desert is also celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 15 to October 15th with one free child admission for every paid adult, here is the link with...
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The Living Desert

This is a great time of year to visit The Living Desert in Palm Desert! If you are a longtime guest, or if this is your first time, there are a lot of things to explore and do. Here is...
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Tire Pressure

Have you checked your tire pressure lately? If you take a moment to check your tire pressure, you can get better gas mileage, helping you go further for less. Happy driving from Locks Around the Clock!
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Windshield Wipers and You

If you live in sunny California, you may not spend a lot of time thinking about windshield wipers. On a rainy day, you might find yourself with some dried out, cracked windshield wipers due to hot sun that make visibility...
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More on Reading with Kids

If you have a moment, we’d encourage you to visit a fun resource link that helps you match the interest of a child you know to books that have themes related to the child’s interests. There are 24 fun themes...
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Reading Together

If you are looking for some fun time together, reading with children, grandchildren, or young friends can be a great way to foster intellectual growth and discovery while sharing time together. A great resource for you is found on the...
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Customer Service

Do you ever get cranky when waiting on hold for what seems like forever? Do you long for the days when people actually answered the phone? Here at Locks Around the Clock, we answer our phone, talk with you personally,...
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Solar Lights

If you live in California, you may realize more about the power of solar lighting than others in less sunny climates. Have you considered using the power of solar to help keep your home safe? In addition to walkway lights...
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Food Safety and Your Family

Safety encompasses a lot of different things. If you would like to feel more secure in your home, give us a call at 760.625.7184, as we would be happy to help you assess any security risks, provide suggestions on appropriate...
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Children in the Kitchen

Do you have children or grandchildren who like to help in the kitchen? Cooking together can be a fun way to build memories while preparing healthy food. Here is a fun link to get you started: http://www.nutrition.gov/life-stages/children/kids-kitchen
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Seat Belts and You

Today, Locks Around the Clock wants to bring to your attention the issue of safety in the car. Do you and your children wear seat-belts whenever you are in the car? Here is a link from the National Highway Traffic...
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Car Seat Safety

If you are a parent looking for a car seat, did you know that you can register your car seat to get information on safety recalls, get car seat evaluation tips and obtain advice on selecting a car seat for...
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Anti-Theft Devices

In addition to keeping lights on a timer as a security precaution, you may also want to keep a radio on a timer, too. In addition to seeing light, potential burglars may be deterred by the noise. Another good idea...
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Time to Call

Whether your taste in clocks is retro, or a little more modern, we all know what it like to experience the need for a service call late at night, in the wee hours of the morning, or at 5:00 p.m....
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Music Lessons

Locksmithing is a profession that uses one’s hands. Have you thought about teaching your brain and hands something new? If you have always wanted to play a musical instrument, many places offer lessons for adults. This could be your summer...
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Summer Reading

We thought that we would put up a posting on reading today. Reading a good book can expand your horizons, help you learn a new skill, or serve as a conversation starter. Do you remember the days of a summer...
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Vacation and Home Safety

If you are traveling, you may want to arrange for a friend or neighbor to check on your home while you are away. If you are expecting packages, for example, leaving them unattended announces to potential thieves that no one...
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Vacation and Social Media

You have probably all heard that it is better to avoid letting potential burglars know that you are on vacation. Social Media is one way burglars find out that people might be away. If you are going away on vacation,...
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Tourism options

This postcard is a vintage one of a pioneer stage in Yosemite Valley. While you may not be able to visit Yosemite via stagecoach, we imagine that you might be able to hop on a horse or mule and take...
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Wawona

Wawona is the name of a tree that was in Mariposa Grove, California, in Yosemite. While the tree no longer stands, this vintage postcard from 1925 is a reminder of a time when horses were used to show the width...
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Vintage Palm Springs Postcard

We thought that we would continue our journey back in time. This post brings a vintage postcard image of sand verbena along Tahquitz stream in Palm Springs from circa 1898-1931. Sometimes, you can find these vintage postcards at outdoor markets....
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Vault Postcard

We thought that we would share with you this historic postcard image from approximately 1900-1930. It shows a bank safety deposit vault that surely was impressive for its time. The writing on the side indicates that the boxes would help...
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Crossroads

If you are at a crossroads in terms of which way to turn for home, business, or car security, Locks Around the Clock can help you figure out which way to turn. There is no need to be at a loss...
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Family Fun

Now that summer is here, you may be looking for some fun, family-friendly ideas. Have you considered star gazing or visiting the zoo, lately? Or perhaps water fun is more in line with your family’s interests. Whether you prefer land...
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Jewelry Safety Tips

If you have a chance, you may want to pop in to visit a jeweler this summer. He or she can check to see if there are any loose prongs or stones on your jewelry. Did you know that it...

Jewelry Safety

Have you given much thought to keeping your jewelry safe, lately? If you are looking to safely store a few pieces, a small safe is a good idea. We sell Security Ironclad Safes™ in a variety of sizes, so that...
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Traveling With Your Pets

This blog is to let you know about a resource for traveling with your pets that you may not have considered, it is http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/travel-safety-tips . This includes great tips on traveling with your pet via plane, including traveling with a...

Burglary

Burglary can be prevented. A surprising source for information about preventing break- ins at your home can be found on the popular WebMD website. There, an article states that burglary happens about once every 15 seconds. Recovery from burglary can...
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Watermelon

One of the delights of summer is eating fresh watermelon. This tasty fruit is low in calories and high in vitamins. Did you know that the USDA includes fun fact sheets on produce such as melon? Here is the their...

Swimming Pool Safety

Today, we would like to share with you some tips on swimming pool safety. http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/water-safety/home-pool-safety If you have a minute or two, you may want to watch the brief video on creating a safer pool environment available on the site....

Memorial Day Weekend Food Safety Tips

Whether you will be traveling across town, or just across the street, the USDA has provided some cool Memorial Day Weekend Food Safety Tip articles, including one with some helpful hints for cookouts: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/tag/memorial-day/#.V0XfmuTdnIU Happy Grilling from Locks Around the...

Memorial Day Road Tips

Happy Memorial Day from Locks Around the Clock! If you have any concerns about your home’s locks and safety, please give us a call at 760.625.7184. If you will be on the road during Memorial Day weekend, here are some...
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Camping or Hiking Adventures

If you are interested in the great outdoors, but have more interest in camping or hiking than climbing, you might enjoy camping. Here is a link about camping that might bring back some old memories of s’mores around a campfire:...
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Climbing Safety

If you want to go climbing, there are definitely some safety precautions to take. If you are interested in climbing, here is a link to: 10 safety tips for you

More Summer Fun Ideas

We thought that we would put up a link for those of you who live in the Palm Springs area. Have you ever been to Cabot’s Pueblo Museum? If you’re interested in visiting, here is a link from the Palm...
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Summer Fun

If you are looking for some fresh inspiration of fun things to do, have you considered visiting the Chamber of Commerce website where you live? Here, for instance, is a link to the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce website that...
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Heat Wave Safety

As the weather is getting hotter, you might want to find out more about heat wave safety. Are you familiar with the heat index? If you want to find out more about how the effects of heat are felt by...
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Home Security and Earthquakes

Home security involves more than a top-notch security system. This is a reminder that the American Red Cross has a wealth of information on earthquake preparedness. If you have a chance to visit their website, you can see categories such...
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Business Security and You

If you are a business owner, or manager, you know how important it is to your peace of mind to know that security is taken care of properly. Locks Around the Clock® handles both residential and commercial services for customers....
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Prep and Go!

If you have ever traveled with children, you probably realize that preparation is key in helping to ensure both the safety and well-being of everyone involved. If you plan to take a trip with your children or grandchildren, you might...
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Boat Safety

A recent post reminded you about security tips for your boat. In terms of more safety tips for you as a recreational boater, the U.S. Coast Guard publishes a mobile boating safety app for your phone. Here is the link...
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Boat Security

When you consider security, remember your boat! Whether you have a little boat, a large yacht, or something in between, we can help provide you with appropriate locks, safes, or re-keys. As you head out onto the water, you’ll be...