In Honor of National Heat Stroke Prevention Day; Pop-A-Lock – North America’s Largest Locksmith Network – Aims to Prevent Child Heatstroke Fatalities this Summer with PAL Saves Kids Program

(LAFAYETTE, LA) – July 28, 2015 – As temperatures continue to rise this summer, parents and caregivers must take extra precautions to ensure children are not left in cars PAL Saves Kidsnor have access to unlocked cars. In honor of National Heat Stroke Prevention Day scheduled for Friday, July 31, 2015 and the warmer summer season, Pop-A-Lock, North America’s largest locksmith and security network, educates parents and caregivers about the dangers of unknowingly leaving a child in a vehicle this summer and ultimately hopes to prevent another child heatstroke fatality through their nationwide PAL Saves Kids program.

The PAL Saves Kids program focuses on the dangers of leaving children unattended in or around vehicles. This first-of-its kind program will interact with customers; distribute educational materials to organizations supporting parents, caregivers, and children, and through proactive social media. Aimed to support local police and firefighters, the PAL Saves Kids program educates individuals to first call 9-1-1 and then call 1-800-Pop-A-Lock.  The Pop-A-Lock technician nearest to the scene will leave all other priorities aside to arrive as soon as possible to unlock the automobile. This FREE community service program was originally launched in 1991 and since then has saved over 350,000 children.

To prevent child vehicular heat stroke from occurring, the PAL Saves Kids program includes a call-to-action: “PAL Saves 1-2-3.” The “1-2-3” reminds caregivers to “look before you lock” by: 1-stopping; 2-looking; and then 3-locking.

The ‘PAL Saves Kids’ mascot, PAL Super Dog, is a reminder to parents and caregivers to always look in the backseat before locking the vehicle.  Specific recommendations to prevent leaving children in automobiles include:

  • Put something you’ll need like your cell phone, handbag, employee ID or briefcase, etc., on the floorboard in the back seat to help you get in the habit of always checking the back seat when you park your vehicle
  • Keep a large stuffed animal in the child’s car seat when it’s not occupied. When the child is placed in the seat, put the stuffed animal in the front passenger seat. It’s a visual reminder that anytime the stuffed animal is up front you know the child is in the back seat in a child safety seat.
  • Keep vehicles locked at all times; even in the garage or driveway and keep car keys and remote openers out of reach of children.

“We launched this program in 1991 to educate caregivers about the severe dangers of leaving children in unattended vehicles or mistakenly locking a child in an automobile,” said Don Marks, CEO of Pop-A-Lock.  “By using our expertise in the security industry, we are able to quickly and efficiently remove children from harm.  This program provides our franchise with the opportunity to thank the communities that have supported our business for so many years.”

For more information about Pop-A-Lock’s PAL Saves Kids program, please email:

About Pop-A-Lock

Pop-A-Lock™ is the most trusted team of security professionals in the nation. It was founded in 1991, in Lafayette, Louisiana by two law enforcement officials who recognized the need for security services in their area. Since then, the company has grown to serve 8,500 communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. All Pop-A-Lock technicians are trained in the latest technology and have cleared background and drug tests. Look for our technicians in their easy-to-identify orange and black uniforms and vehicles.

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We Provide Keys and Remotes for Vehicles

Everyone knows Pop-A-Lock as the experts in safely and professionally unlocking cars. Our customers also know us as the company that will unlock a child for free if Vector Key Typesaccidentally locked inside a car (PAL Saves Kids). In fact our reputation for providing this valuable service is so solid that we seem to hear often from our customers, “I didn’t know you made keys!”

Yes! We make keys for your car (truck, SUV, van) whether you simply need us to duplicate your key for you to have an extra spare, or need to replace your lost keys. We will cut the key and program it to work with your car. If you need a new or extra remote for your car we can provide that as well.

Since Pop-A-Lock’s service is mobile, we will come to you…it’s that simple!

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Pop-A-Lock is The Woodlands and Conroe’s Trusted Team of Locksmiths

Thank you Montgomery County for the trust and confidence you have placed in us this past year. We look forward to serving all of your lockout and locksmith services in 2015. The Security ProfessionalsYou can count on us for:

  • Car Door Unlocks
  • Home Unlocks
  • Business Unlocks
  • Re-keying or Installing New Locks for Your Home
  • Re-keying or Master Keying Your Business
  • Making Keys for Your Car
  • Providing New Remotes for Your Car

We’re ready for 2015. Our courteous, professional, and quick response service is why we are your trusted team of locksmiths!

Happy New Year!

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Get a Second Opinion

If you went to the dentist with a simple tooth ache and the dentist informed you that 6 teeth would have to be extracted, would you maybe want to seek a second opinion? We home rekeywould hope that most people would.

So what if you are locked out of your house and without even attempting to pick the lock the locksmith immediately says the lock must be drilled and replaced with a new doorknob or deadbolt? A properly trained locksmith knows how to pick virtually all residential locks and resorts to drilling ONLY as a last resort. If a locksmith shows up and without even looking at the lock says the lock must be drilled, please call Pop-A-Lock for a second opinion.

We will respond quickly, evaluate the situation, and in virtually all cases will simply pick the lock open without damaging your lock or causing you to spend more money unnecessarily by replacing your lock. One more example why Pop-A-Lock of Conroe and The Woodlands is your most trusted team of professional locksmiths!

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PAL to the Rescue

It’s that time of the season again when temperatures begin to rise and we hear of increased PAL Saves Kidsincidences of children tragically losing their life trapped inside a hot, locked car. You hear it in the news. It happens more often than one may think.

Pop-A-Lock of Conroe and The Woodlands, through PAL Saves Kids, reminds you that should you accidentally lock your child inside a car, don’t panic. Call 911 first then call Pop-A-Lock. We prioritize this emergency call and respond quickly to unlock your car free of charge.

Pop-A-Lock is proud to offer this free community service to rescue children accidentally locked inside a car in The Woodlands and Conroe.

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Accidentally locked yourself out of your car or house?

Lost a key?Pop-A-:ock

Accidentally locked your child inside a vehicle?

Need to install new locks for your home or business?

Need to re-key existing locks?

Need a spare car key?

Call America’s most trusted team of locksmiths…Call Pop-A-Lock of The Woodlands and Conroe!

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PAL Saves Kids Rescuing Children Accidentally Locked Inside a Car

It happens more often than you may think. A child is accidentally locked inside a car. If this unfortunate situation should happen to you, Pop-A-Lock recommends you first dialPAL Saves Kids 911, then call Pop-A-Lock.

Last month for example throughout The Woodlands and Conroe, Pop-A-Lock, through our PAL Saves Kids program, rescued 2 children who had been accidentally locked inside cars. We are proud to provide this free community service.

You can depend on Pop-A-Lock to provide for all your lockout and locksmith needs for your car, home and business.

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Pop-A-Lock offers a secure portable safe

Pop-A-Lock of Conroe and The Woodlands is offering a portable safe using a biometric lockbiometric safe that can read up to 28 different fingerprints that you program. Manufactured by Stack-On Products, this secure and solid safe measures 11″ wide, 8 1/4″ deep and only 2 3/8″ high making its slim design suitable to comfortably fit under your bed, in luggage, most briefcases, and under car seats.

Features include

  • measures 11″ wide, 8 1/4″ deep, 2 3/8″ high
  • rubber touch pad
  • biometric lock that accepts 28 different finger prints
  • foam padded interior protects contents from scratching
  • case is designed to be secured with the included steel cable (1500 lb. test)

You can feel confident that your valuables and concealed carry firearms are safe and secure, whether in your home or on the go.

We are offering this safe to residents of Conroe and The Woodlands for $170 which includes shipping and applicable sales taxes. Ship to address restricted to the Conroe and The Woodlands area.

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Introducing PALSavesKids

Pop-A-Lock™ PALSavesKids™ FREE Program Rescues Over 350,000 Children Trapped In Automobiles PAL Saves Kids

Pop-A-Lock CEO Warns Of The Dangers Of Distracted Caregiving During This Labor Day Weekend

Pop-A-Lock™, America’s largest security company, today announced its PALSavesKids™ program has rescued over 350,000 children locked in their caregivers’ automobile for FREE.  The public service program reminds busy caregivers to be hyper-vigilant of their children’s presence during the hot summer months through a new call-to-action: PALSaves 1-Stop, 2-Look, 3-Lock.

“Our organization receives calls virtually every day about a child who has been mistakenly locked in the family car,” said Don Marks, CEO of Pop-A-Lock.  “In fact, more children die of heat stroke from being locked in a car, than are killed by forward-moving accidents which is a senseless tragedy.”  He added, “Please follow our PALSavesKids prompt and stop and look before you lock your vehicle, but if you forget, call Pop-A-Lock immediately, along with emergency services, and we’ll come open your car for free.”

PALSavesKids is a free community service program that was originally launched in 1991 under its former name, Emergency Door Unlocking.  Since that time, Pop-A-Lock associates have saved over 350,000 children across the country for free.  The program now includes a new call-to-action: PALSaves 1-2-3; 1-stop, 2-look, 3- lock, which is accompanied by a new mascot, the PALS Puppy.  The new mascot is a gentle reminder to parents to look before you lock your vehicle.

“We are so proud of our PALSavesKids program,” said Mr. Marks.  “It is such a natural thing to protect our children through the security services we’ve become expert in.  It’s just one of the ways we can give back in our communities.”

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Download Pop-A-Lock’s free smarthone apps for either Apple or Android

We have your app! Stay in touch with Pop-A-Lock, your trusted locksmith. You can download either the Apple or Android app, making it easy to connect with us and even easier for us to connect with you.

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