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 May 6, 2015

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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:
Medeco
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...
  
Food Fact

Almost HALF of the world's food is thrown away every year.

Honey is the only food that will never rot, it can last 3000 years.

Cheese is the most stolen food in the world.

An average person in the U.S. eats 35 tons of food in a lifetime.

Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom. They were invented in early 1900 in San Francisco.

Eskimos use refrigerators to stop their food from freezing.

Eating fast food regularly has the same impact on the liver as hepatitis.

49% of U.S. Adults eat one sandwich a day.

Almost 70 percent of the red meat eaten globally is goat meat.

Humans are killing 1,776 animals for food every second.

Starting 2015, throwing away food is illegal in Seattle.
Retail Store Locations
  
Comlock Security Group
302 W. Katella Ave
Orange, CA 92867
714.633.1499
(Between Glassell St. & Batavia St.)
  
Comlock Security Group
127 N. Raymond Ave.
Fullerton CA. 92831
714.738.3529
(Between Chapman Ave. & Commonwealth Ave.)
  
Stores Open
8:30am to 5:00pm
Monday - Friday
  
Closed Saturday & Sunday
    
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.
5/19/2015
In This Issue
Locksmith Scammers still a problem...BEWARE!
  Video provide by the ALOA Security Professionals Association

 

Locksmith Scams - ALOA Security Professionals
Locksmith Scams - ALOA Security Professionals

 

You can find a reputable locksmith by looking on the Associated Locksmiths of America website (ALOA Security Professionals Association) here is the link: 'Find A Locksmith'. 

 

 

The following article can be found on the scambuster website

http://www.scambusters.org/locksmithscam.html

 

A locksmith scam that traps desperate home and auto owners into overpaying for emergency services has been named as one of the fastest growing frauds in the country.  Unlicensed and unqualified

bogus 'locksmiths' charge up to 10 times the going rate for rescuing locked-out victims.  But their ruse is easy to spot and prevent by

following a few tips.

 

Hundreds, maybe thousands, of locksmith scam artists are taking advantage of emergencies to rip off home and auto owners across the United States.  Some professional locksmiths even believe the widespread fraud is part of an organized crime operation.

According to the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), locksmith fraud is one of the fastest growing scams in the nation.  The basic

structure of a locksmith scam is simple.  You're locked out of your

car or your home or you urgently need to change the locks on your property for any of a number of reasons - like securing it against previous occupants, or even a terminated disgruntled employee.

 

You look up a listing online or even in the phone book and call up the supposed locksmith who subsequently grossly overcharges you for the service. They quote a low price but it escalates.  $1,500 or so is not uncommon for a service that generally should cost around $150.

 

"Often unlicensed locksmiths use the Internet to advertise very low prices," says the CFA. "Typically, they disassemble the locks and then demand more than the amount they originally quoted to finish the jobs. Faced with the alarming prospect of not having working locks, consumers are forced to capitulate."

 

If the victim refuses to pay, the phony locksmith will often use bullying tactics, threaten to call the police, or refuse to return a credit card that the customer may have handed over at the outset.  Sometimes too,

the bogus locksmiths can damage your property in the process of doing a botched job, costing even more to put it right.  Furthermore,

unlicensed locksmiths likely will not have undergone the mandatory criminal background checks that licensed professionals do - so victims could actually be giving crooks access to their homes.

 

Unfortunately, not all states require licenses, complicating the risks even further. As of this writing, the states that DO require locksmith licenses, according to the industry's trade organization, Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA), include: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

 

The fact is that in the vast majority of lockout cases, an expert locksmith can get you back in your home without drilling out the locks.  With cars, they ease the door open slightly and use a device that slides through the space and lifts the door lock lever. And with house door locks they mostly can pick these, again using special equipment.  So, when you're in dire need of a locksmith, how can you be sure you're calling out a true expert who'll do the job quickly, without overcharging you?  Well, for a start, you can't necessarily judge by the size of the ad in the phone book or a professional-looking website. You need to check them out more carefully, even if your need is urgent.  If it's not desperately urgent, you should consider getting at least a couple of bids.

 

Here are 7 things you could and should do:

1. Before even contacting them, check their ad and website for an address. Look for accreditation such as from ALOA (though a lot of genuine locksmiths are not members). Then check Google and directory listings for customer reviews.

 

2. When you phone them, ask where they or their technicians are based (again, checking the address), whether they are licensed and what the registered name of the business is. End it here if you're not satisfied with the replies.

 

3. Otherwise, still on the phone, ask what their preliminary estimate of the cost will be. Don't fall for an outrageously low price - like $10 or $20. It's a sure sign of a scam or, at the very least, you'll end up paying a lot more.

 

4. Tell the locksmith dispatcher you will want to see the technician's ID and certification, and that you want a proper written estimate from them before they start work.

 

5. When the locksmith arrives, check out their vehicle. Make a note of the license number. Be very dubious if they roll up in an unmarked vehicle or if their behavior seems unprofessional in any way.

 

6. Check the individual's credentials and repeat your request for a written estimate. If he declines after inspecting the job, don't proceed. If he says the lock will have to be drilled out, ask him to explain why, and consider finding an alternative.

 

7. Don't hand over your credit card or cash until you are happy with the estimate. If they insist on cash, by the way, that's another potential scam signal.

If you run into trouble and encounter threats and other unreasonable behavior, call the police.  Of course, the majority of locksmiths in your neighborhood - whether local businesses or part of a national franchise - are reliable, professional and legitimate.  The important thing is, no matter how urgent your need, don't be panicked into taking impulsive action and ignoring the checks outlined here.

Failing to do that is potentially a quick route to a locksmith scam - and getting your pocket picked instead of your lock!

 

Today show MSNBC news locksmith SCAM 

 

Today show MSNBC news locksmith SCAM
Today show MSNBC news locksmith SCAM

 

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month's contest  winner

 

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Each month we will 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!

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and business associates not eligible to participate in contest.

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Orange      302 W. Katella Ave
    Map          Orange, Ca. 92867
                            714 288-7170
 
Fullerton  127 N. Raymond Ave
     Map           Fullerton, Ca. 92831
                           714 738-3529
 
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Formerly Known as 
Bill's Lock & Safe
Commercial Lock & Security 
 
Comlock Security Group, Inc. |  security.team@comlock.com
    302 W. Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867-4705