How would you feel if someone broke into your home – which you have worked so hard to maintain and furnish with cherished possessions? Would you feel violated if someone threw a brick through your window, gained entry to your home and stole your priceless jewellery, emptied your child’s piggy bank, and made off with …

Last month, Toronto Police arrested 8 people in connection with an organized break-and-enter ring that robbed over two dozen high-end homes in Toronto. While break and enter is actually on the decline in Toronto, thieves are still going where the getting is good – and often, that means targeting homes in wealthy neighbourhoods where the …

If you own or operate a large business, especially one that does business with the general public (such as a retail store, restaurant or hotel), you already know the value of a good security system and wouldn’t dream of leaving the premises unsecured. Yet small or medium sized businesses often wonder whether they need anything …

Safes: Does size matter?

We’re talking about home security safes here. Of course, there are people who think that ‘bigger is better’, and when it comes to safes, the media and major motion picture industry has done nothing to dispel this myth. Whether it’s a bank robbery flick rife with images of the huge circular vault, or a drug …

The short answer to that question is ‘Who doesn’t?’ At one time or another in our lives, most of us have been accidentally locked out, or needed our locks changed for security reasons, or required extra keys to be cut; all of these commonplace activities generally require the assistance of a professional, unless your name …

February being the love month, not to mention the shortest month of the year, we have dedicated this month’s blog to safes – because the things you love can be gone in short order if you don’t keep them protected! In honour of ‘safe month’ at Pro Locksmiths, we’ve written about safes and what you …

You know the Hollywood movies where the person in a position of trust – a police officer, army corporal, or politician – is as corrupt as they come, and you only find this out in a shocking twist, perhaps when they turn the gun on the good guys? It’s not so much fun in real …

When Toronto Police leave a brochure in your mailbox stating that your neighbour has been broken into, you may naturally feel shock and apprehension: is your home next? Unfortunately, it could be – because the police don’t go to the trouble of making communities aware of imminent dangers until crimes have already occurred more than …

You may have heard about a kind of theft that has unfortunately targeted seniors in the GTA lately, called distraction theft. Distraction theft occurs when a thief approaches an elderly person and strikes up a conversation, often using children, babies, or a fake ‘spouse’ to appear safe and to provide several distractions at once. The …

At Pro Locksmiths, we like to be modest about our success in serving the locksmith needs of Toronto-area businesses, whether they’re rental properties or hotels or industrial warehouses or anything else. But every now and then comes a story so great we have to quote it: “We had an old employee sneak back into the …