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Home is where the heart is, but it’s also where all your valuables and belongings are – and most importantly, it’s where you are! When you move into a new place, whether it’s a home or condo, there are certain things you should know about the locks and keys you are using.

Here is a quick breakdown of what to remember.


House – Your focus in these cases needs to be on the exterior doors, the door connecting the house to the garage, and the door leading to the garage. Doing so will keep the access points to your home safe, private and secure.

Condo, Apartment or Townhouse – There are likely dozens of people who’ve had copies to your apartment before you, and who knows how many of them made copies or still have their keys? The only way you can know for sure is to change the locks so you are the only one with keys to your home.


House – In these cases it is common for you and owners to be the only ones with copies of the keys. Speak with the owners of the home about changing the locks to see if they have been changed since the last renters moved out.

Condo, Apartment or Townhouse – Check the terms in your lease or speak to your landlord before changing your locks. Often times maintenance employees have master keys they use to enter any residence in the building and you changing the locks might present a problem.

If you have any additional questions about whether you should change your locks, contact Affordable Lock Services Inc. at 905-477-7618 for locksmith services in Markham. Locks are what we do and we’re ready to answer any questions you might have. We offer key cutting services in Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Markham and the GTA.

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 commercial or residential 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 or business. 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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