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What to do if someone breaks into your house | Citywide Locksmith

What to Do if Someone Breaks into Your House

Posted on February 14,2018

It’s difficult to imagine the level of emotion, fear and panic that anyone might experience when they realize that an intruder is in the house. But, as horrifying as the realization might be, it is important for you and your family to remain as calm as possible and put into action a plan that you’ve […]

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Tips for making your front door more secure by Citywide Locksmith

3 Tips for Making Your Front Door More Secure

Posted on January 30,2018

When we think about the security of our homes and being burglarized, we start thinking of all the sneaky ways a thief could enter the house. Maybe they’ll go in through a basement window, or maybe they’ll climb up a ladder to the second floor, or maybe they’ll slink in through the garage. But you’d […]

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Change the door locks when you move in | Tips from Citywide Locksmith

The Most Important Thing You Might Forget to do When You Move

Posted on January 12,2018

If it’s been said by one, it’s been said by everyone who has ever moved to a new home. Moving is one of the most stressful things you’ll do in life. What most people don’t realize is that moving is actually two very stressful things in one. First, you have to sell and get out […]

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Ways that a locksmith can assist you | Citywide Locksmith

4 Times a Locksmith Can Come to the Rescue

Posted on December 28,2017

After 55 years in the locksmith business, we’ve heard and seen it all. But if there’s one thing that never fails to surprise us is when we hear things like “we were locked out of the house, so we had to break in through the basement window to get in?” All we can say to […]

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Security Camera Footage Captures More Than Security Issues

Posted on December 14,2017

Home and business owners are increasingly relying on security cameras to help protect their properties. While they are just one of the many layers of security that can be used, they are one of the more visible layers. While you might have high-security locks on your doors, high-tech alarm systems and access to them all […]

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Home security lessons from Citywide Locksmith

4 Valuable Home Security Lessons from One Burglary Bust

Posted on November 29,2017

Toronto is the fourth safest city in the world. That’s an amazing feat of which we should all be proud. But, like many other assumptions we make about where we live and how susceptible we are to being the victim of a break-in, we shouldn’t let Toronto’s safety standing give us a false sense of […]

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The future behind ai security

AI Home Security is About to Change How You Live

Posted on November 16,2017

Imagine not needing to find your keys before you head out. Or not having to remember your passcode (or at least hoping thieves don’t figure out that it’s “12345”). Or not needing to press your thumb on anything before opening your front door. AI, or artificial intelligence, has been around for decades. From optical character […]

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Tips on how to maintain business security

Business Security Goes Way Beyond Locks and Keys

Posted on October 31,2017

The unfortunate reality for businesses in our online, connected-around-the-clock, mobile-enabled world is that they can have the most sophisticated high-security locks, video surveillance, alarms, pass cards and any other modern security device, and still be robbed without knowing it, even without anyone breeching any of those security systems. Cyber security is increasingly important as businesses […]

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Times of the day prone to breaking and entering

When You Are Most Likely to Suffer a Break & Enter

Posted on October 12,2017

Quick question, during what time of day is your home most likely to be burgled? . . Tick . . Tick . . Tick . . Time’s up! If you didn’t answer late mornings or early afternoon on weekdays, you lose. Perhaps in more ways than one. While the vast majority of break & enters […]

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Smart home security

5 Ways to make Your Home Smarter

Posted on September 27,2017

Home automation might have started with pre-programmable thermostats that let you set times for your HVAC systems to operate. Or maybe it was before that with the manual devices that used a spring-loaded mechanism to turn table lamps on and off. In any case, home automation has advanced to the point of home ‘intelligence’ with […]

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