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This key lock information blog from Affordable Lock Services Inc. has everything you want and need to know about keys, locks and locksmiths! There are some very interesting articles full of little-known facts, so make sure you browse this blog often to learn more information! New posts will be added regularly, and you can always contact us about our products and services.

  • 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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  • 21/09/2016
    8 Ways to Spot a Locksmith Scammer in South Ontario

    Ways to Spot a Locksmith Scammer

    Most often the customers who need a locksmith are in an emergency, and emergency situations tend to attract less-than-wholesome people. In the past decade or so there has been a rise in locksmith scammers who take advantage of these people in desperate need of help. Here are a few ways you can spot a lock con artist.

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  • 20/09/2016
    It’s Not Like the Movies: 8 Vaults that Can’t be Cracked

    Movies like Ocean’s Eleven and National Treasure make breaking into security vaults look easy. Life is not a movie, though, and there’s no way you could break into these high-profile vaults, even if you had a team as skilled as Danny Ocean’s.

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  • 18/09/2016
    Get to Know Your Keys: An Introduction to Key Types

    When was the last time you looked at your keys? Not looked for your keys, but at them.

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  • 17/09/2016
    Everything You Need to Know About Transponder Keys

    A transponder key presents a whole new world of security for vehicle owners and even homeowners. Although transponder technology applies to a variety of situations, automobile security remains their main use.

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  • 16/09/2016
    Find a Reliable Locksmith Before You Need One

    What makes a good locksmith? There are several traits that make a pleasant tradesman, but of course your satisfaction comes from more than pleasantries.

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  • 15/09/2016
    4 Tools to Help You Keep Track of Keys and Passcodes

    Professional locks are the best way to secure your home, vehicles, and valuables. But, if you’re like many other people, you may have trouble finding your keys on the way out the door, remembering your computer password after you’ve changed it, and keeping track of your safe passcode without making it easy for thieves to find.

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  • 13/09/2016
    A Beginner’s Guide to Bike Locks

    In November 2014, Oxford County Cycling Committee teamed up with the non-profit organization Transportation Options to develop cycling routes that would appeal to Ontario cyclists. The routes vary in length, and some estimate that they will be ready to launch in 2015.

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  • 12/09/2016
    How to Safely Thaw Frozen Doors, Windows, and Locks

    It's only been a few weeks, but winter weather has been fierce this year. Multiple storms have left Ontario under a thick blanket of snow, and many residents have to be extra cautious in their daily commute.

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  • 11/09/2016
    The History of Keys

    We use keys every day—to get into our homes, to start our cars, and to lock up our valuables. We hardly think twice about our keys, unless we lose them! But have you ever wondered where your keys came from? The history of keys is a fascinating subject, even to people who don't spend all their time around keys. Read on to find out where the keys in your pocket came from.

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  • 10/09/2016
    Ways to Ensure Your Healthcare Facility Complies with PHIPA Requirements

    On November 1, 2014, Ontario's Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) came into force. PHIPA is a consent-based health information law that says patients have primary control over their personal health information. They must grant consent to healthcare providers before providers can share that personal information with other people, such as family members.

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  • 09/09/2016
    Trains, Planes and… Credit Unions? A Look at 3 of Canada’s Best-Known Heists

    Baby Face Nelson, The Boyd Gang, Jesse James—the ingenuity, recklessness, and moral abandon of these famous criminals captures the imagination. Often, robbers like these leave a lasting legacy of fear, reluctant interest, and increased security.

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  • 08/09/2016
    Understanding Lock Grades – Tips on How to Choose the Right Lock

    While shopping for new locks, you may notice that each lock has a lock grade. These grades come from the ANSI/BHMA grading system. This grading system is used for locks produced and sold within the United States and Canada. It tells you the overall performance of the lock and helps you choose the right lock for your home.

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  • 07/09/2016
    5 Facts About Theft in the Toronto Area

    In 2014, Torontonians endured 3,516 auto thefts, up one percent from the year before, and 1,010 general thefts, up three percent from 2012, according to the latest Toronto police reports. Burglaries and robberies were also commonplace.

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  • 06/09/2016
    “Do Not Duplicate”: Do These Three Little Words Really Protect Your Key?

    A key, though just a small piece of metal, is all that stands between an individual and his or her entrance to your property. It’s no wonder that you are hesitant to give out keys and increase your risk of theft or damages.

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  • 05/09/2016
    Failed Security: Stolen Masterpieces in Real Life and Cinema

    Mona Lisa? Check. The Scream? Check. Storm on the Sea of Galilee? Check. The Concert? Check.

    These four pieces of artwork have two things in common: each is considered a masterpiece and each has been stolen at least once.

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  • 05/09/2016
    The Benefits of Installing Electronic Card Access Systems

    Whether you have a small, family-run operation or a large company, if you have been overlooking electronic card access systems, now is the time to reconsider. While traditional keys and locks have their purposes, electronic key cards definitely have their benefits. What’s more, you can even make operating your business easier and more affordable with card access systems.

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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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