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Local locksmith offers holiday safety tips 

Paso Robles Safe & Lock gives advice on home security and shopping safety

The holiday season is in full swing and that means lots of extra shopping, out of town guests and maybe a bit of traveling. During this special time of year, the friendly folks at Paso Robles Safe & Lock would like to ensure patrons remain safe and secure during the hustle and bustle by offering a few helpful reminders.

Home safety tips

• Avoid displaying gifts that may be seen from a window or doorway
• Have packages delivered to a neighbor if unable to be home to receive them
• Packages left on porches or doorsteps are easy bait for thieves and may draw attention
• Keep shrubbery near doors and windows trimmed for better view
• Always lock home doors and windows, even when away for a short time
• Keep a porch light on at night and consider installing a motion detector light
• Update door & window locks

Shopping Safety

• Lock car doors, close windows, lock merchandise or packages in car trunk
• Don’t leave loose change lying around – thieves are known to break car windows for just a handful of change
• Shop with a friend or ask a store employee to help carry packages to the car
• Have keys in hand when approaching vehicle
• Check the back seat and around car before getting inside

Paso Robles Lock and Safe

Paso Robles Safe and Lock staff.

Locally owned and operated since 1979, Paso Robles Safe & Lock provides residential, automobile, commercial and industrial services throughout the North County. In addition to having a store front in Paso Robles, the company has three fully equipped vans enabling technicians to be prepared for any and all emergencies or scheduled auto, residential, commercial and industrial solutions from re-keys, replacing worn or old locks to security system installations.

“Don’t be fooled by companies that list their business as local but instead are contracted out of state,” said owner Rick Horlings. “We live, work and play locally and we care about our community. All of us at Paso Robles Safe & Lock are licensed locksmiths and we take our job very seriously – we are reliable, trustworthy and ethical and we get the job done.”

No job is too big or too small for the technicians at Paso Robles Safe & Lock. Locked out or need a lock replaced? Locksmiths are standing by 24 hours a day 7 days a week to assist with any and all auto lock needs as well as high security locks, deadbolts, cylinders and safes for residential or commercial needs. Knowledgeable and experienced, Paso Robles Safe & Lock is trusted by local businesses – from stores, gas stations and schools, to military bases, hospitals and medical institutions – and maintains memberships in the local chambers of commerce as well as the Safe and Vault Technicians Association and the Associated Locksmiths of America.

“We do everything as far as locksmithing,” said Horlings. “We stay current with continued education; we are licensed, bonded and insured.”

Safety is priceless – and the technicians at Paso Robles Safe & Lock want to ensure that all of their neighbors are safe during the holiday season and throughout the years ahead by offering a free home or office security survey. Give them a call today to set up an appointment and gain valuable advice on how to keep your property more secure.

Looking for a perfect gift for that special someone? Consider purchasing a safe through Paso Robles Safe & Lock – and maybe buy one for yourself as well. For the premier local dealer for all commercial and residential safe and lock needs, look no further than Paso Robles Safe & Lock.

For more information call (805) 238-7115 to reach a technician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or stop by 1424 Spring Street in Paso Robles.



About the author: Reporter Meagan Friberg

Meagan Friberg is a reporter for the Paso Robles Daily News and A-Town Daily News.