Summer is in full swing which means that it’s hot, school is out and your kids and every other kid in the neighborhood can’t wait to jump into your pool. There is nothing better than having a pool in the summer; however, it is important to keep your pool secure in order to prevent any unfortunate accidents from occurring.
Over the course of the many years that I have spent in the business, I have encountered countless misconceptions regarding just about everything related to locks, safes and home security in general. Some of the myths touching on home security systems are amongst my favorites.
If your family is anything like mine then I know that there is a tendency to turn your medicine cabinet into a stash for all kinds of junk; including, floss, band-aids, moisturizing creams, barrettes and much more. The truth is that it isn’t a junk cabinet and it is important that we act accordingly.
You have great locks on your doors and windows, excellent exterior lighting, top-notch alarm system with motion detectors and all of the bells and whistles…now what?
The truth of the matter is that you can get as creative as you wish when it comes to home security.
This is the time of year when door-to-door home security salesmen are at their busiest. Not .only is the weather ideal in the GTA at this time of year but summer is also the season for burglaries. When it comes to door-to-door home security salesmen there is one thing that I have to say, caveat emptor.
Summer is here and that means vacation time for families in Toronto and throughout Canada. Unfortunately, summer is the busy season for burglars for just this reason. There are a range of very simple things that you can do in order to better secure your home while you and your family are away.
It’s been a hard year of long hours spent away from your family.
It’s a typical crazy Monday morning. You have a kid in each arm headed to daycare, a bag slung over your shoulder and your keys locked firmly in your teeth. You realize that you left your laptop on the kitchen table so you head back to the front door. You insert your key and not only will it not turn…it’s stuck. You’re wiggling them and jiggling them but nothing.
The typical garage can be an absolute Nirvana for burglars. If you haven’t reset the garage door opener when you moved into your home then you really can’t be sure that you got all of the remote openers back from the previous owners or tenants and thus don’t know who has access to your garage and your home.
It’s easy to understand why burglars love garages so much.
If the world was perfect with clear skies, chirping birds and smiling faces then you could take the time to research a number of different locksmith companies in your area and contact the best option. Unfortunately, sometimes emergencies arise and we aren’t necessarily afforded the luxury of time. It is at these times that you are most susceptible to locksmiths with unsavory business practices.
Once only the stuff of science fiction, biometric security locks are now available to everyone. If you are interested in securing your home, business or any of your most valued possessions then I highly recommend that you consider biometric locks.
Simply put, biometrics is the method of identifying people according to traits or characteristics.
If you have ever been shopping for locks then the term “bump resistant” is probably familiar to you but do you know what it means to be bump resistant? Burglars have been making bump keys for years and it is important that you become familiar with this phenomenon.
It would be great if someone would conduct a statistical analysis of the number of keys there are bumping around for the average Toronto apartment. Just think about a rental apartment where the locks haven’t been changed while the apartment has changed hands just 3 times. The number of people in possession of the keys could be simply staggering.
In many ways, bringing a new neighbor a housewarming gift can do more for the security of your home than the most advanced locking systems, cameras and motion detectors. Most communities host a neighborhood watch program but if yours doesn’t than you should certainly consider talking to your neighbors and putting one together.
Medeco offers homeowners a full suite of state-of-the-art locks boasting the highest levels of physical protection and aesthetic beauty.
If you are in the market for a new deadbolt for your home then we highly recommend Medeco Maxum Residential deadbolts. Medeco offers a full range of locks and security solutions all ingeniously designed to thwart the techniques of even the most experienced of burglars.
If you are having trouble opening a lock with your key, especially an exterior lock, then your first instinct shouldn’t be to call a locksmith, it should be to grab a can of lubricant spray.
Over the years, I have been called out to numerous customers who have asserted that they had keys that no longer worked only to discover that all that was required was a little lubrication.
Convert your combination safe lock to a digital one and say goodbye to repeated attempts to dial your combination correctly. Get in and out of your safe quicker with improved security and greater convenience.
Over the course of the years that I have been working as a locksmith, I have been called to countless homes in order to assist customers with opening their safes.
Sometimes when you DIY you actually DYW (Do Yourself Wrong). Cabinet doors can be very expensive and one wrong move with the drill when trying to install locks can result in a trip to the furniture store as one of our clients found out the hard way…
The other day I was called to the home of a young couple in Montreal.
If you are one of those people that carry a couple of pounds of ragged metal around in your pocket then it might be time to consider consolidating your locks and keys and your padlocks are a great place to start.
My grandfather once told me that you could judge the amount of responsibility a man carries on his shoulders by the size of their key chain.
Securing your home against burglary does not necessarily require an enormous investment in resources. Follow our 6 tips and better secure what is most dear in your life.
Each year, countless Canadians find themselves the unfortunate victims of burglary and home invasions that result in damage and loss of property or even worse.
The people at Kwikset have really outdone themselves with the introduction of their Home Connect technology.
This technology doesn’t just represent a step forward in home security but it actually provides you with a very smart way to connect with your home.