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Stay Informed and Safe with Affordable Lock Services

Find helpful information and important safety tips by reading the blog of Affordable Lock Services Inc., your trusted GTA locksmith. We invite you to check back often for the latest updates. Our most recent entries are featured on this page. You may use the navigation bar to the left to explore our other blog topics.

Our Most Recent Posts

  • 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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  • 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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  • 20/03/2018
    Safety Deposit Boxes and Home Safes: The Pros and Cons

    When it comes to protecting the most valuable items in your home, “good enough” just won’t cut it. You need the best protection you can find. At Affordable Lock Services Inc., we help our clients with their residential locksmith and home security issues in the Richmond Hill area, including key cutting, lock repair, security cameras, and a host of other services.

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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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  • 21/08/2017
    Benefits of having a security system with cameras

    When most people think of security cameras, they associate them with large businesses and shopping centers. Although security camera systems can be found at smaller businesses, they are not as common. A large percentage of homeowners have alarm systems without cameras for their homes. Having a security system with cameras is very beneficial and is something that all home and business owners should consider.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 21/08/2016
    Going Away for School? Know How to Protect Your Belongings Before You Go

    Going away for school is always exciting. While you are packing up all of your personal belongings (iPads, cellphones, computers, and even your credit cards), how much thought have you put into protecting those items? College dorm rooms are the perfect hunting ground for thieves. With doors constantly left unlocked and rooms unattended throughout the day and night, thieves can slip in and steal just about whatever they want.

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  • 20/08/2016
    Do You Know What To Do if Your Home Gets Robbed?

    Coming home and discovering you’ve been robbed is an emotional event. And even though we at Affordable Lock wish no one ever has to experience this kind of violation, the unfortunate truth is North American homes are broken into every day. Learning what to do now should your home ever fall prey to thieves can be useful, as this knowledge may well become an anchor during a turbulent time. Follow these steps if your home should ever be robbed.

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  • 19/08/2016
    The Mind of a Thief: Common Burglary Methods and How to Protect Your Home

    As a homeowner, protecting your family and belongings is the most important function of your front door lock. While you may think you have your bases covered in terms of home security, it can be helpful to understand the common tactics and techniques burglars use in order to target and gain access to residential properties.

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  • 18/08/2016
    Home Security Myths: The Truth About Locks

    There are plenty of home security myths out there and just about everyone has given into and even repeated one of these myths themselves. These myths will feed your preconceived notions about what you can and cannot do to protect your home and your business premises. Now, it is time to dispel the conflicting, wrong information and discuss what is true and what is not.

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  • 17/08/2016
    Do Surveillance Cameras Keep Your Home or Business Safe?

    When you are considering your options for home security, you may have come across the option of security cameras. They are often advertised as a favourable deterrent to thieves and a potential way to increase your home or business security, and they are for the most part. However, before you invest in a security system, you may want to consider a few facts to make sure the installation of security cameras is what you need for maximum security.

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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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