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We have all been there. You arrive at the hardware store, anxious to pick out a new lock for your storage unit, shed, or kid's locker. Unfortunately, after you see the available options, you might be confused and frustrated. After all, how are you supposed to know the difference between an exposed shackle and a protected lock body? Fortunately, this blog is here to help you to decide the right lock for your situation. By taking a few minutes to read through this information, you might be able to decide which lock you need to keep your things safe and sound.


Electric Dogging: How Can It Help Secure Your Domestic Abuse Outreach Shelter?

If fear for the safety of the clients who seek shelter at your domestic abuse outreach shelter, install an electric dogging system in your building. Electric dogging locks down all entrances to your building at the touch of a switch or control mechanism. It may keep angry, unwanted visitors out of the building's offices, resident quarters and other critical areas. Here's how electric dogging works and why you should ask your locksmith to install one. 

What's an Electric Dogging Security System?

Domestic violence is one of the most prevalent crimes in the United States and abroad. When men, women and children arrive at your shelter, you may want to protect them by the most effective means necessary. An electric dogging system may help you do so.

The system is activated by you whenever danger is present or imminent. The electric system comes in a number of brands, styles, and appearances, but your locksmith may help you find a security system that works best for your shelter.  

One of the electric dogging systems that may interest you is the keyed option. It activates by hand, but you may also use a special key to secure the system. Your locksmith will provide the key, as well as instructions on how to use the system.

Other systems use switches and push pads to open and close the doors in your building. These safety devices may be good for your building if you need to quickly and stealthily move residents out of a danger zone to a safe destination inside the building, such as a lockdown unit. 

The electric dogging security systems mentioned above are just a few options your locksmith (such as one from Suburban Lock) may offer you. 

Why Should You Learn to Use Your Electric Dogging System After Installation?

Even though your electric dogging system may protect you and your clients from unauthorized and potentially dangerous visitors, it's essential that you learn to operate it right away. Electric dogging systems are equipped to lock down multiple doors all at once. Unless you learn how to program the system to keep one specific door unlocked until you're safely behind it, your clients may still be in danger.

Be sure to ask your locksmith to go over the electric dogging's protocols and commands after installation. Also, you may wish to run safety or practice drills with some residents as often as possible.

Finally, ask all residents to not reveal that you have the system installed. Some unauthorized individuals may cause problems if they know about your new protection, such as making threats to reveal how the system works and why. You may also want to keep information about the system hidden until it becomes necessary to use it.

If you need additional help finding an electric dogging system for your domestic abuse outreach shelter, call or email your locksmith today.