Are you committing these bad security habits?

Just having the necessary security equipment doesn’t mean your home is protected. You actually have to use the equipment for it to do it’s job. These common bad security habits can make your home more vulnerable. Forgetting to arm your security system Whether your in a rush to get out the door or have your…

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Choose Floyd Total Security to Protect Your Business

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  Businesses generally have alot to lose.  Most people resort to a security system after something happens. If you want to significantly lower the chance of loosing valuables Floyd recommends having a professionally installed and monitored security system within your building of operations. The security system can be set up for individual users to have their…

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Tips to Improve Your Home’s Security

Change Your Locks It is important to change your locks when you move into a new home. You never know who had previous access to the home before you moved in. You should also rekey your locks if you lose your keys. Floyd recommends replacing your locks with Medeco high-security lock for maximum home security.…

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Maxum Deadbolt- Medeco

If you are looking to only keep your door shut than a regular deadbolt from a big box store like Home Depot or Menards will suffice. If you would like to keep people out of your home when they are not wanted, then you need to call Floyd Total Security. Our lock technicians will set you up with…

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How to set user codes with Total Connect

How to Set User Codes Using Total Connect One advantage of having Total Connect as part of your home security system is that you can control and make changes to your security system while you are on the go, from anywhere as long as you have network access. As with any new technology, there can sometimes…

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Home Security Myths and Facts

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It’s Time to be Prepared When a burglar or home innovator decides that your home is on the list of stops for the night you put a lot of important things at risk, including your loved ones, valuable belongings, and even your pets. The thing is, you never know when that night will come. It’s time to be prepared. Although Floyd Total…

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How to Arm your Lynx Security Panel Stay

Arm your security system, even if you are not home   Arming your LYNX panel to stay is useful when you are home or if you have pets that could possibly set off the motion detectors. Arming your panel “stay” activates glass breaks and protected doors and windows. If any of these sensors are triggered…

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How to use the bypass feature on your lynx panel

Use the bypass feature to leave a window open on pleasant summer nights and still arm your security system Minnesota winters can be a little rugged but our summers are normally pretty pleasant. Those pleasant summer days allow for you to turn off the air conditioner and open up some windows.  That being said your security system will…

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How to use chime on your Lynx Panel

Use chime to get notifications when someone enters or exits your home. Honeywell panels offer a great feature called Chime. Chime can be toggled on and off depending on your lifestyle and the expectations of your security system. The chime feature notifies you when a protected door or window is opened while the panel is in disable mode.  In…

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A Trusted, Minnesota, Security Company for over 70 years

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Floyd Lock and Safe Company, owned by Floyd E. Bachman, began in downtown Minneapolis in 1945. Floyd sold the business in 1953 to Jean and Chuck Karch. Their son, Mike, still operates the business today. Back in the 50’s, the company was located in a small retail space on 8th and Hennepin. From there the…

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Searching for a home security system

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Home Security Monthly Cost We understand that searching for a home security system can be stressful and confusing, but that is why we are here! There are so many different home security companies you could choose to go with but how do you know they are the right fit for you and your family. First,…

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Is your home a target?

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About 60% of burglaries happen during the day when the house is unoccupied, and the owners are out to work. Some simple fixes can be done to protect yourself from becoming a victim. 1. Make your home unappealing to them. Create multiple layers that a thief must get through to successfully get into your home.…

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A Connected Home is a Protected Home

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Keep your home protected by using the newest smart home technology. These technologies will allow you to keep an eye on your home while you are away whether it’s for business or vacation. According to a report done by the University of North Carolina, 60 percent of burglars will skip your home if they notice…

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