Better Business Bureau Recognizes Bonafide with 2017 Winner of Distinction Award

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 24, 2017

Houston-based inbound marketing agency, Bonafide, was one of 292 companies recognized at the annual Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence on May 10, 2017. The award recognizes local companies for superior service and a commitment to excellence in the workplace. This is Bonafide’s second Winner of Distinction Award in two years.

“We like to say we’re hell-bent on forming long-lasting relationships. It’s one of our founding principles,” said Shareef Defrawi, president and founder of Bonafide. “This award represents our focus on building long-lasting relationships, both with our clients and with our community. It’s an honor to be recognized by the Better Business Bureau, and we thank them for their support.”

Bonafide is a digital marketing agency and HubSpot Gold Agency Partner. For nearly a decade, the company has helped growth-minded businesses attract new customers through inbound and content marketing, SEO, PPC advertising, social media, PR, technology and more.

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Killeen, TX Locksmith Installs Deadbolts to Better Secure Homes

Killeen, TX (PRWEB) June 24, 2017

Doorknobs are for convenience, deadbolts are for security.

There are many ways homeowners can boost home security, such as getting a guard dog or having an alarm system installed. But unless there is a working deadbolt lock that is used properly; homes simply aren’t secure against forced entry. Yair Frenkel, owner of TX Premier Locksmith in Killeen, TX says: “In the majority of home burglaries, intruders use force to gain entry. If deadbolts are not being utilized, the intruders are able to kick the door in.”

What is a Deadbolt?

A deadbolt is a locking mechanism that is engaged by turning a knob or key, without a spring action. It has a steel bolt that extends into the door jamb and the strike plate of the door frame, making it more secure than a keyed entry doorknob. There are two types of deadbolts; single or double cylinder. The single-cylinder deadbolt is operated by a twist knob on the inside of the door and a key on the outside while the double-cylinder deadbolt is operated via a key on both inside and outside of the door. Single-cylinder deadbolts are most popular as they allow residents to escape the house much more easily in an emergency situation such as a fire.

How do Deadbolts Help Stop Forced Entry Burglaries?

According to the latest FBI statistics, there were an estimated 1.6 million burglaries in the United States in 2015. Out of all burglaries, 58 percent were the result of forced entry. Frenkel says “Every home should have a high quality deadbolt with a hardened steel bolt”. For the deadbolt to function properly and keep residences secure against burglaries, the steel bolt must extend fully into a hole on the door jamb that is reinforced with a metal strike plate. If the bolt doesn’t extend all the way into the hole or if a strike plate isn't used, the lock and door frame can be compromised. “When someone kicks in a door, it’s not typically the door that breaks, it’s the door frame,” Frenkel says; “Three inch screws should be used to reinforce the strike plate into the studs of the frame of the house.”

Home Security Only Works if Used Correctly

Even if a deadbolt lock is installed on the door properly by a professional locksmith, it won't make a home more secure if it is not used regularly. Many homeowners tend to lock the keyed entry doorknob but often neglect to lock the deadbolt. Frenkel says “It is a good idea to teach all age appropriate household members to use the deadbolt every time they lock or unlock the door”.

About TX Premier Locksmith

As a locally owned company, TX Premier Locksmith is proud to offer homeowners in Killeen, Texas fast and professional locksmith services including installation of deadbolts and other locking mechanisms. For immediate assistance, call (254) 781-4146, stop by the storefront at 903 North College St, Suite 101, Killeen, TX 76542 or visit the website at

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Tombigbee Electric Cooperative partners with FiberRise to bring high-speed fiber Internet to rural Northwest Alabama

Huntsville, Alabma (PRWEB) June 24, 2017

The new ‘Freedom Fiber’ high-speed fiber Internet coming to rural Northwest Alabama is more than just an investment in faster Internet service, said the project’s leaders. It’s a transformative investment in improving lives for the residents who call this region home.

“FiberRise is helping us improve life in our rural communities,” said Steve Foshee, General Manager of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative, which announced today its selection of FiberRise to build a fiber infrastructure that will bring Internet speeds 10 to 1,000 times faster than speeds currently available to customers in the Tombigbee service area. “This is not just about Internet. This is going to transform education, our medical community, the lives of our young people, and so much more.”

Freedom Fiber will be the fastest network in the State of Alabama, with speeds up to 10 gigs and a minimum speed of 100 megabits-per-second (mbps).

Foshee compared the excitement around the project to that like communities experienced in the 1930s when electricity expanded to rural areas.

“We care deeply about our residents and the communities we serve, and we understand the critical need for access to high speed Internet in order to thrive in the years ahead,” Foshee said. “This is why we are making a transformational investment to provide affordable access to the highest-speed fiber network available, and FiberRise has been a big part of helping us develop a plan to make this work, both economically and physically.”

Freedom Fiber will initially serve the cities of Hamilton and Winfield, with plans to expand the fiber optic network to more than 1,600 miles across Northwest Alabama covering areas across Marion, Lamar, Fayette and Winston counties beginning in 2018. Within five years, every rural home in the Tombigbee service area will have access to advanced fiber-optic Internet.

The role of FiberRise will be to build an optimized fiber infrastructure that will provide the capability for new advanced services and ultra fast broadband service, as well as custom fiber services tailored for small and large industries. These advanced solutions will be offered at very competitive prices generally available only in large urban cities.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to serve Tombigbee as their partner on the Freedom Fiber project to bring the fastest Internet speeds available to parts of rural Alabama,” said Chad Dieselberg, CTO of FiberRise. “Every member of the cooperative will have access to the same Gigabit service available in the most modern cities across our nation. Children will have better access to the best applications for learning and gaming, and the fiber infrastructure supports many new applications such as telemedicine, smart cities, and more that would not be options without the fiber.”


Chad Dieselberg

CTO, FiberRise

(256) 269-4700


Steve Foshee

GM, Tombigbee Electric Cooperative

(205) 921-6712


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