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BUSINESS SECURITY GOES WAY BEYOND LOCKS AND KEYS

The unfortunate reality for businesses in our online, connected-around-the-clock, mobile-enabled world is that they can have the most sophisticated high-security locks, video surveillance, alarms, pass cards and any other modern security device, and still be robbed without knowing it, even without anyone breeching any of those security systems. Cyber security is increasingly important as businesses are required to meet more requirements to protect sensitive corporate and personal information, all while more and more ways of [...]

2018-02-12T04:52:39+00:00February 2018|Security|

3 TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR FRONT DOOR MORE SECURE

When we think about the security of our homes and being burglarized, we start thinking of all the sneaky ways a thief could enter the house. Maybe they’ll go in through a basement window, or maybe they’ll climb up a ladder to the second floor, or maybe they’ll slink in through the garage. But you’d be surprised at how many stories we hear about burglars simply getting in the same way you do, through the [...]

2018-02-11T20:47:52+00:00January 2018|Doors, Security|

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU MIGHT FORGET TO DO WHEN YOU MOVE

If it’s been said by one, it’s been said by everyone who has ever moved to a new home. Moving is one of the most stressful things you’ll do in life. What most people don’t realize is that moving is actually two very stressful things in one. First, you have to sell and get out of the house you’re in. But, while the actual selling bit is bad enough, including real estate agents, purchase offers, [...]

2018-02-11T20:50:35+00:00January 2018|Locks, Security|

4 TIMES A LOCKSMITH CAN COME TO THE RESCUE

After 55 years in the locksmith business, we’ve heard and seen it all. But if there’s one thing that never fails to surprise us is when we hear things like “we were locked out of the house, so we had to break in through the basement window to get in?” All we can say to that is: “whaaat?!” When we think of the cost of forcing open a basement window, the length of time it [...]

2018-02-12T04:47:14+00:00December 2017|Keys, Locks|

SECURITY CAMERA FOOTAGE CAPTURES MORE THAN SECURITY ISSUES

Home and business owners are increasingly relying on security cameras to help protect their properties. While they are just one of the many layers of security that can be used, they are one of the more visible layers. While you might have high-security locks on your doors, high-tech alarm systems and access to them all through your smartphone, none of them are as noticeable to a burglar as those strategically placed video cameras. That makes [...]

2018-02-12T04:48:33+00:00December 2017|Security|

4 VALUABLE HOME SECURITY LESSONS FROM ONE BURGLARY BUST

Toronto is the fourth safest city in the world. That’s an amazing feat of which we should all be proud. But, like many other assumptions we make about where we live and how susceptible we are to being the victim of a break-in, we shouldn’t let Toronto’s safety standing give us a false sense of security. We can always use a refresher when it comes to home security lessons. Whether it’s living in certain neighbourhoods, [...]

2018-02-12T04:49:59+00:00November 2017|Locks, Security|

AI HOME SECURITY IS ABOUT TO CHANGE HOW YOU LIVE

Imagine not needing to find your keys before you head out. Or not having to remember your passcode (or at least hoping thieves don’t figure out that it’s “12345”). Or not needing to press your thumb on anything before opening your front door. AI, or artificial intelligence, has been around for decades. From optical character recognition, which recognizes printed characters and turns them into digitally-encoded text, to today’s autonomous cars are all applications of AI. [...]

2018-02-12T04:51:30+00:00November 2017|Security|

WHEN YOU ARE MOST LIKELY TO SUFFER A BREAK & ENTER

Quick question, during what time of day is your home most likely to be burgled? . . Tick . . Tick . . Tick . . Time’s up! If you didn’t answer late mornings or early afternoon on weekdays, you lose. Perhaps in more ways than one. While the vast majority of break & enters do not involve a threat to personal safety, they may be one of the violations that homeowners fear the most. [...]

2018-02-12T04:54:12+00:00October 2017|Security|

5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME SMARTER

Home automation might have started with pre-programmable thermostats that let you set times for your HVAC systems to operate. Or maybe it was before that with the manual devices that used a spring-loaded mechanism to turn table lamps on and off. In any case, home automation has advanced to the point of home ‘intelligence’ with the development of many smart devices for your home.  If you want a smarter home, here are some of the [...]

2018-02-12T04:55:14+00:00September 2017|Security|

SECURITY CAMERA FOOTAGE GOES VIRAL TO FOIL A STATUE THIEF

We tweeted about the Edmonton statue thief earlier this summer, but the whole story carries lessons for homeowners and burglars alike. Most of us think of burglars skulking around in the darkness of night, or sneaking into backyards when you’re not at home. But if there’s one thing the security video footage proves, it is that thefts can occur at just about any time of day and without any ‘sneaking’ at all. The footage from Tim Barnes’ [...]

2018-02-12T04:57:05+00:00September 2017|Security|