MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
Issue #23                                                                                                                                December 2, 2015
        Locksmithing
    Security Cameras
Access Control
Alarm Systems
Security School
714 633- 1499                   Retail Stores
                          Safes

 

Providing Security Solutions to Southern California Since 1961

                               302 W. Katella Ave, Orange Ca. 92867

 

         AR13362                                                                  www.comlock.com                                Contractor Licenses 478006
Formerly known as "Bill's Lock & Safe Service", "Commercial Lock & Security"
 
RETAIL STORE LOCATIONS
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Orange
302 W. Katella Ave   
Orange, Ca. 92867 
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Fullerton
127 N. Raymond Ave.
Fullerton, Ca. 92931
 
Store Hours 8:30am to  5:00pm  Mon. - Fri. 
Closed Sat. & Sun.
714 633-1499
Our Website

 

A Quick Look At What We Do.

  

Sales,Service, Installation or Repair of:
Keys Duplicated
Locks Re-keyed
Code Cut keys
Pick Open Locks
Key Control
Door Hardware
Safe Service
Safe Deposit Box
Masterkey Systems
Desk Locks
File Cabinet
Door Closer
Panic Hardware
Padlocks  
Electronic Access
Security Cameras
Alarm Systems
Alarm System Takeovers
Alarm Monitoring
Custom Fabrications
Locksmith Training
And Much More...
We are Dealers for:
Mult-t-lock
Schlage
Von Duprin
Sargent Lock
LCN Door Closer
Adams Rite
Alarm Lock
Corbin Russwin
Arrow
US Lock
Detex
Keri Systems
Brivo
Galaxy Control System
HID
OpenEye
Pelco
Toshiba
Dedicated Micros
Sony
  And Many More...
  
Our Licenses & Permits

C10 - Electrical Contractor
 
D28 - Door and Gate, Activating Devices
 
C28 - Lock & Security Contractor
 
D16 - Hardware & Safes
 
C61 - Limited Specialty
 
C7 - Low Voltage
 
Contractor License - 478006
 
Locksmith Permit - LCO646
 
Alarm Company Operators - License 4166
 
Safety Trained - Ladders, Lifts and Booms

  Industries we serve
 
Manufacturing
 
Warehousing
 
Banking
 
Multi-location Companies
 
Retail
 
Government
 
Medical Manufacturers
 
Hospitals / Care Facilities
 
Entertainment

 

Cities

 

School Districts

 

Police / Fire Service

 

Military

 

Office Buildings

 

Multi-Tenant Buildings

 

Commercial Properties

 

Property Management

  

 

Christmas Fun Facts
 
1. The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers.
 
2. Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone
 
3.All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas would equal 364 gifts.
 
4. In A.D. 350, Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25 the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ.
 
5. According to the Guinness world records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir that was displayed in 1950 at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington.
 
6. Christmas trees have been sold in the U.S. since 1850.
 
7.Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.
 
8.  Christmas wasn't declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870.
 
9. Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1907.
 
10. Mistletoe (Viscum album) is from the Anglo-Saxon word misteltan, which means "little dung twig" because the plant spreads through bird droppings.
 
11. Early illustrations of St. Nicholas depict him as stern, commanding, and holding a birch rod. He was more a symbol of discipline and punishment than the jolly, overweight elf children know today.
 
12. President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1901.
 
13. It is estimated that the single "White Christmas" by Irving Berlin is the best selling single of all time, with over 100 million sales worldwide.
 
14. Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the U.S.
 
15. Christmas stockings allegedly evolved from three sisters who were too poor to afford a marriage dowry and were, therefore, doomed to a life of prostitution. They were saved, however, when the wealthy Bishop Saint Nicholas of Smyrna (the precursor to Santa Claus) crept down their chimney and generously filled their stockings with gold coins.
 
 
New Career
Are you or someone you know thinking about a new career?

Consider
Locksmithing

Comlock Security Group, Inc. has been teaching locksmithing courses for over 23 years.

We are a private vocational school approved to operate in California specializing in training students for careers in the rapidly growing field of security. Our programs are designed to teach the student the technical skills necessary for an entry-level position with prospective employers. Our courses are a mix of lecture and hands-on training conducted at our fully equipped facility in the city of Orange, in Southern California. 

As never before, Americans are concerned with security.  Help the public upgrade the security of their homes and business by becoming a locksmith today.  The School of Security Technology is a locksmith school that has been training men and women in Southern California for careers in locksmithing since 1991.   

Our locksmithing program courses are designed to allow students to gain a clear and basic understanding of the locksmith industry and the specific functions of a general locksmith.  We provide hands-on experience that will assist an individual who is seeking job opportunities in the locksmith industry.

Our curriculum is updated periodically, our instructors have a minimum of fifteen years experience in the locksmith industry, and you could be our next graduate!
For additional information or to tour our school facility call 714 633-1366 or visit our website.
 
Next Class Start Date.
1/12/2016

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  • Electronic Access Control Systems
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  • Alarm Monitoring
  • Key Control Systems
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  • Service
  • 24/7/365
714 633-1499

Gun Safes

Makes an excellent Christmas Present!

 

Safes make great Christmas presents, particular a gun safe.  But wait, you say you don't own any guns.  Not a problem. Gun safes are not just for guns.  Why their size alone leaves it wide open as to what can be secured in it.  One customer of ours purchased a gun safe to store his "rock concert tour jacket" collection in, yep used it as a secured closet.

 

Gun safes can be very fancy.  You can order them with glossy automobile paint jobs, pin striping, gold hardware, spoke wheel and much more.  The interior of a gun safe can be ordered with any number for interior configurations.  All shelves, shelves and drawers, half shelves and guns and many more.  You could order the safe without an interior and build a custom interior yourself. The safe door can be integrated into you home alarm system.  If your away and the safe door is opened your home alarm system will activate.  As an option, you can get an electronic keypad in place of the traditional dial. 

 

 What can you put in a gun safe?...you name it, family photos, money, jewelry, camera equipment, laptops, collectables, coin and/or stamp collection, wills, medical and tax records, stock certificates, pink slips, contracts, baseball cards, guns, comic book collections, old hard drives, rare bottles of wine, your mother-in-law...Ok maybe not your mother-in-law.  The point is you can use the gun safe for almost anything that will fit inside. Gun safes come in many sizes, even with double doors. You could transfer your safe deposit box contents to your home safe and save trips to the bank and fees. Gun safes can be purchased with an optional fire lining for protection in the event of a fire.  You could keep a "media cooler" in it (design to keep the contents of the media cooler to 125 degrees in a fire) 

 

Now Santa Clause can't deliver a heavy gun safe by himself, but we can arrange delivery!

 

Stop by one of our retail locations in Orange or Fullerton and speak with the store representative about your options for a gun safe.  Some special order gun safes can take several weeks to get so shop early if you're looking to have one under the tree on Christmas morning.

 

Call 714 633-1499 for a store location near you! 

 

Don't forget the Stocking

 

Here's some Ideas

 

Can safe

  

Themed keys ( Sports teams, Disney, Activity  related, hobbies, interest, etc.)

 

Gun Trigger lock

 

Key Chains

 

Electronic Door Viewer

 

Padlocks

 

Luggage locks

 

Bicycle locks

 

Security Chain

 

Hide a key for car, home 

From Comlock Security Group, Inc.

In observation of the holidays we will be
closed on the following days.
Christmas Eve - Closing early afternoon
Christmas Day - 12/25/2015 - Closed
New Years Eve - Closing early afternoon
New Years Day - 1-1-2016 - Closed
We are available for emergency service
Call 714 633-1499

 
You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town!
 
Yes, that's right everyone...the countdown to the arrival of Santa Claus is winding down which means that now, more than ever, we must be on our absolute BEST behavior because Santa Clause is the only one we want in our homes while we sleep!.  But sometimes that's not always the case...


 Here are 21 things 'your burglar' won't tell you...

 
1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste... and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it..

5. If it snows while you're out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.

6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don't let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it's set. That makes it too easy.

7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom - and your jewelry. It's not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.
 
8. It's raining, you're fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door - understandable. But understand this: I don't take a day off because of bad weather.

9. I always knock first. If you answer, I'll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don't take me up on it.)

10. Do you really think I won't look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.

11. Here's a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids' rooms.

12. You're right: I won't have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it's not bolted down, I'll take it with me.

13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you're reluctant to leave your TV on while you're out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television.

14. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.
 
15. Seriously... this very real looking "fake" security camera WILL be a burglar deterrent.
 
16. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.

17. I'll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he'll stop what he's doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn't hear it again, he'll just go back to what he was doing. It's human nature.

18. I'm not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?

19. I love looking in your windows. I'm looking for signs that you're home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I'd like. I'll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.

20. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It's easier than you think to look up your address.

21. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it's an invitation.

22. If you don't answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.
 
 
Be Safe And Have 
A Happy Holiday.
 
Comlock Security Group
714 633-1499

Things Kids Have Asked From Santa for Christmas

Kids say the weirdest things sometimes, but not all of them are thoughtless. 

Here are some of the ones mall Santas have heard from kids and shared.

1. One was a young girl who told me that her parents would take care of her presents, so would I mind giving the gifts I had for her to a poor kid? I told her I would, because honestly, what else can you say? 

2. When I was a freshman in college, I got a gig as a mall Santa at a smaller local mall. A little girl came up to me and sat on my lap. I asked her in the most jovial way what she wanted for Christmas. She pulls out a picture of her dead dog and says "Can you bring my dog back?" The look on her face when I said no was heart-wrenching.

3. My daughter asked Santa for me to have a baby this weekend. Everyone laughed and thought it was super cute but it made me feel so bad. My boyfriend died recently and all her friend's mothers are married and pregnant. She wants to be a big sister so badly.

4. This kid asked for his fireplace to be cleaned. When my friend asked why the kid wanted that he said "'Because if Santa lands in a fire he'll die, and then I can take all of the presents in his sleigh!"

5. An 8 year old boy asked Santa (my grandpa) for a disease for his mom. Yeah that's right, he wanted his mom dead.

6. Kid at the front of the line yells to his mom, so everyone in the mall can hear, "Mom, can I ask Santa to use his special magic to get dad out of jail?" But when he got on my lap he asked for a car. 

7. My dad is a mall Santa and he says that today a kid asked him to let his dad out of jail because all his dad did was grow plants in their backyard.

8. Kid asked for Santa to kill his friend. He was like seven. All he did was not share his Power Ranger toy.

9. For daddy to come home from the desert. When he asked, I looked at his mom and the look on her face was sad and she shook her head "no". So I just told the kid that daddy loved him very much and wished him a Merry Christmas.

10. "Hi Santa, can you help my sister see her presents? Her eyes don't work."

11. The most heart-wrenching story was a little girl, about 7 or so, who was staying with her dad and step-mom because her mommy was deathly ill in the hospital. She came and saw me every day that I was there.  She just wanted to talk to someone she knew could really understand where she was coming from in her fear. She hoped that she could come visit the North Pole, but understood if it wasn't possible.

12. My dad did it at Macy's for a few years. He told me about one little kid (somewhere between 4 and 6) whose mother was there and obviously going through chemotherapy or something. Kid said all she wanted for her mommy to feel better.

Comlock Employee Profile
David Delgadillo
   
Meet - David Degadillo             

Years with company - 18

Position at Comlock - Outside Service Technician
 
Duties - To perform all traditional commercial locksmith duties at  customers locations.  Works with clients to educate and solve security related issues. (David is a graduate of our locksmith school)

Lives in - Fullerton for 13 years.
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In Spare time - Likes Running / Exercising.  Keeping up with the newest lock technologies.

Family - Married to Diane and has 3 children, Bree, Amanda and David Jr. and a poodle named Pickles.

What he likes most about working at Comlock - The Variety of work that we do.


We have a Winner!
Congratulation to last
month's contest  winner
 
Wallace Cook
 
Answer:  Balboa Pavilion, Newport Beach CA
 


December Contest

Each month we feature a picture of a popular destination or landmark from around
the Southern California area.

Guess correctly as to the location of this picture

and you'll be entered into a drawing to

 

Win $25.00 Gift Certificate.

 

One winner will be drawn each month!

Comlock Security Group employees, their family members

and business associates not eligible to participate in contest.

This Month's Location

 

 

  What is the location of this picture? 

 

Click here to enter your answer.

 

Winner will be contacted at the end of each month.

 

Good Luck! 

    Santa Claus Trivia Questions   
Who are you Mr. Claus?
 
Just about everyone in the world knows that jolly toy-bearing Christmas figure from the North Pole, but how much do we really know about him?

The character we all love so much was actually created by mixing together several ingredients including the memory of an important Christian saint, the practices of North European Shamans, and the marketing wits of an all American mega brand.

Here are a few quick trivia questions about our beloved Santa, brought to you by http://www.247trivia.com

Q: Where does the name Santa Claus come from?
A: The name Santa Claus was derived from Sinterklaas, the Dutch term for the ancient Christian figure of Saint Nicholas who was famous for his generosity to the poor (more about him later). The Dutch immigrants to America imported their gift-giving saint to New Amsterdam where he merged with his British counterpart, Father Christmas, to become America's own Santa Claus.

Q: Everyone knows that Santa lives in the North Pole, but where is the real St. Nicholas from?
A: St. Nicholas who many consider to be the inspiration for modern Santa Claus was born in Patara around 275AD. Patara is located in present day Turkey, on the Southern Mediterranean coast in what is today an international tourist resort area where visitors spend hours basking in the warm Mediterranean sun. Certainly not a place you would want to be wearing fur coats in.

Q: If you really wanted to find St. Nicholas today, where would you go looking?
A: You may enjoy a trip to the North Pole, but if you really want to honor St. Nicholas, you would do better by heading towards Italy, where the remains of St. Nicholas are stored in the basilica of St. Nicola in the city of Bari. They have been there since the 11 century when they were, uh... borrowed... from their previous resting place in Myra in present day Turkey.

Q: Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and his companions take Santa on his rounds completely airborne. How is it that reindeer can fly?
A: Many people believe that the tale of flying reindeer (as well as other parts of the Santa story), originates from Lapland in modern day Finland. Some say that in Lapland, reindeer had a habit of seeking out the hallucinogenic Amanita mushrooms which they ate and then would prance around while under their influence. As these mushrooms are quite toxic, it was regular practice for local shamans to drink the urine of tripping reindeer for a "safe high" and then "fly" together with them.  This could also explain the general cheerful disposition (with the "ho ho ho" and all), and the flushed red cheeks of today's Santa.

Q: Where did Santa get his unique outfit?
A: While it's no secret that the marketing people of Coca Cola have a lot to do with the modern image of Santa, some say the roots go way back. The same North European Shamans that liked to consume those red and white mushrooms with their reindeer used to wear quite a similar outfit when they went out to collect their pickings - red and white fur trimmed coats with long black boots. As implied above, it's quite certain that St. Nicholas was no inspiration for this outfit, as he lived in sunny south Turkey.

Q: Who was the first to create Santa's modern image?
A: Coca Cola still uses the iconic images of Santa which were hugely successful in the 30s, and created for it by the gifted artist Haddon Sundblom, an American of Swedish origin (does Northern Europe ring any bells here?). However the modern image of Santa was only finally standardized in his works, but had actually been developing for years before. Coca Cola wasn't even the first beverage company to make commercial use of every child's jolly toy bearing hero - a company called White Rock beverages used him to sell ginger ale and mineral water as early as 1915. However earlier versions wore a wide variety of colors. Coca Cola's Santa is the one the finally set the record straight, and since then Santa has been wearing nothing but Red and White.
 

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...and to all a good night!

Comlock Security Group, Inc. |  security.team@comlock.com
    302 W. Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867-4705