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Our Commercial Locks Blog is Full of Helpful Security Tips

You take pride in your business, and you always want to keep it safe. That means protecting it from theft and other threats. This commercial locks blog from Affordable Lock Services Inc. is full of articles that will help you do just that! After reading, please feel free to contact us at any time about our products and services.

  • 09/12/2020
    Guidelines to Buy Automated Door Openers

    Did you know that around 1.85 million people in Ontario have a disability? That's one in seven people. Providing easy access to your business's entryways is not only helpful to the disabled community — it's the law. 

    The solution? Automatic door operators. 

    If you're looking for automatic door openers in Markham, we are proud to offer installation services. But, before getting started, here is a quick guide: 


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  • 09/12/2020
    A Beginner's Guide to Choosing the Right Door Closer

    Do you ever find the door of your business stuck open, letting in cold winter air? Do you have a door that never clicks shut, allowing strangers to sneak in, or even worse, slams shut on people as they try to step through? If so, you need an automatic door closer.

    A door closer, which controls the swing of a door and guides it as it closes, can keep a door from sticking open or slamming shut. You'll need one if you remodel or build new construction since the Ontario building code now requires power door operators for disabled users. So how do you choose a door closer?

    Here are some things to consider when buying a door closer in Markham.


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  • 05/06/2020
    Comparing Different Types of Door Closers

    A door closer is a mechanical device that maintains the closure of the door. They play an important role in maintaining the security of your building and also efficient temperature control. Door closers come with a wide variety of benefits and can be placed on any type of door, including fire doors and interior doors. Choosing the right door closer will depend upon multiple factors, such as weight of the door, location, frequency of opening and closing along with the preferences and affordability. Count on Affordable Lock Services Inc. for commercial and residential door closers in Markham and the GTA. We help access your premises and suggest a door closer that best suits your needs. We have been providing a full range of lock and door hardware, including residential, specialty and commercial products since 1984.


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  • 05/06/2020
    Five Tips For Buying Commercial Security Cameras

    Commercial security cameras have grown a lot in popularity over the past few years. Making use of video for enhanced security in commercial properties has become a standard feature and it is rare to see businesses that don’t have CCTV video surveillance. It can be tricky to purchase the right equipment for CCTV video surveillance, as there are many options available. You can always count on Affordable Lock Services to provide you with reliable security cameras.

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  • 08/07/2019
    The Importance of Door Closers in Commercial Buildings

    Does your door slam every time you leave it open? Does it feel like you are inadvertently disturbing those around? Maybe you should consider installing door closers in your building. They shut a door automatically after someone passes through it, thereby ensuring mobility and security in commercial properties which have plenty of traffic passing through them every day.

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  • 21/12/2018
    Tips for preventing unauthorized access to your business

    When you own a business, it’s your responsibility to make sure your company’s products, equipment, data and employees stay safe and secure at all times. That’s why it’s important that your business has the latest commercial security features to keep intruders from gaining access to valuable assets and sensitive information. Here are a few tips for preventing unauthorized access to your Markham business.

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  • 06/07/2018
    ​4 Reasons to Hire a Professional Locksmith to Cut Your Keys

    Getting a spare key cut might seem like an easy enough task. It probably seems like the best idea would be to get the job done as quickly and cheaply as possible, right? Well, making a spare key is actually a lot more involved than most people think. When it comes to cutting keys that provide access to your home or business, it’s important to use a service that you trust. At Affordable Lock Services Inc., we offer professional key cutting to those in Markham and the Greater Toronto Area. Let us show you four different reasons why using a professional locksmith is the right choice for all your key cutting needs.

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  • 07/05/2018
    Ask a Locksmith in Richmond Hill: Is It Safe to Lock Your Doors Using a Smartphone?

    Technology has the ability to make life easier for people, but the latest advances don’t always provide the best solutions to existing problems. Keep reading to learn more about smart lock technology and how effective it is at keeping your home or business secure.

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  • 06/02/2018
    Why Your Business Needs an Automatic Door Opener

    In Ontario, we like to welcome everyone. If you run a business in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), you may have a further obligation to make sure that all your customers are taken care of. Although it was passed in 2005, the Ontario government is still phasing in the requirements on businesses for the Ontarians with Disabilities Act. By 2025, every business in Ontario will be required to have an accessible customer service plan in place, which may include adding or retro-fitting to aid with the opening of doors.

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  • 01/09/2016
    How the New AODA Regulations Could Impact Your Business

    Making your business accessible to all is not just a moral obligation, it may also be a legal requirement. Recent changes to Ontario’s Building Code as it pertains to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) has made the installation of power door operators obligatory in many cases. Adoption of these doors in a manner that’s safe, secure and up to par with building code standards is not as disruptive or as costly as you might think. We can retrofit power door operators in most entranceways and other key points with limited intrusion upon your business’ everyday functioning. Does your business fall among those that are impacted by this amendment?

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  • 31/08/2016
    The Effects of Extreme Weather on Your Business — And What You Can Do About It

    Extreme weather is not always predictable, but most of the harsher storms that hit the Greater Toronto Area do come with some warning. By preparing ahead of time, you can reduce the amount of damage your business in North York and Newmarket experiences in these extreme situations. Most importantly, you need to ensure that the security for your business premises is up to date before the next storm strikes.

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  • 30/08/2016
    Staying on Top of Retail Security

    Owning a business can be very stressful. From managing accounting, to dealing with absent employees, there is a lot involved in running a successful business. If you consider the additional stress of potential robbery, it can be overwhelming. Robbery is not solely a threat to retail stores, but also to libraries and offices. In order to avoid undesirable situations, it is crucial to stay ahead of the game in retail security. We at Affordable Lock Services Inc. do just that, with high-quality, traditional security products. In addition to traditional retail security methods, some retailers are using Electronic Article Surveillance.

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  • 29/08/2016
    Markham Residents, What is the Difference Between High-Security and Standard Locks?

    High-security locks are given a high-security rating based on a set of safety criteria. To be considered a high-security lock, a lock must be more time-consuming or expensive to defeat than is feasible. To contrast, standard locks have fewer security features. They are less expensive and tend to use simpler designs.

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  • 28/08/2016
    Tips for Safeguarding Your Business

    In order to function, every business—whether big or small—needs to be safe and secure. Many business owners are having a hard time safeguarding the businesses they’ve worked so hard to build because both internal and external circumstances are wreaking havoc on the workplace and disrupting productivity.

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  • 27/08/2016
    Surprising Threat of Theft Small Businesses Fight

    Securing your small business is important to you. You’ve worked hard to grow your small business and invested a significant amount of time and money earning your success. You deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your greatest asset is safe while you are away. When it comes to securing your small business, there is a lot to protect against. Where do you start?

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  • 26/08/2016
    9 Ways to Protect Your Business from Theft

    Ontario is home to thousands of businesses. From retail stores to vehicle production plants and paper mills, Ontario businesses play an essential role in the Canadian economy. While Ontario’s economy is diverse, all Ontario business owners have one thing in common: they worry about theft.

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  • 25/08/2016
    Options for Commercial Locks

    Business security is a huge concern for most business owners and managers; and it starts with the right locks. Locks designed for commercial use are quite different from the ones made for residential use. That is why it is important for business owners to use a locksmith in Markham that specializes in commercial products. Check the company’s reviews to assess their track record.

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  • 24/08/2016
    Are New Security Technologies Better for Your Business

    In the past, you would hire a retired military man and a German shepherd for your business security patrol. But security technology has evolved, and business owners now have plenty of electronic options for protecting their property.

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  • 23/08/2016
    The Benefits of Installing an Automatic Door Operator

    If your business is open to the public, accessibility should be one of your major concerns. You should have a building and property that is easily accessible and if it is not, you should look into those upgrades that make it such. One way to do so is by installing automatic door operators.

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  • 22/08/2016
    How to Choose a Safe for Your Business

    If you are looking to buy a commercial safe for your business, our team can help. We have years of experience with security systems, locks and safes and would love to assist you in purchasing the right safe for your needs. Whether you have unique items to be stored, specific spatial requirements, or are interested in a specific locking system, Affordable Lock Services, Inc. has the safe for you.

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Affordable Lock is a locksmith in Markham serving the Greater Toronto Area, including Scarborough, Aurora, North York, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Stouffville. With over 30 years of experience, we pride ourselves on looking after your residential, automotive and commercial locksmith needs. Affordable Lock’s showroom in Markham showcases a wide selection of keys, locks and an assortment of other security products for your home, business or vehicle. Whether you are looking to upgrade your home or business’s security, or solve security issues, Affordable Lock Services Inc. in Markham is here for you! Give us a call today.

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