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 …

For most people outside the locksmithing trade, our profession is a complete mystery. After all, no one learns even basic locksmith skills in school unless they actually plan to become a locksmith! As a result, the average person who calls a Toronto locksmith doesn’t always know the protocol or what to expect. Unfortunately, some Toronto …

If home security cameras seem a little extreme to you, consider that surveillance tech isn’t just for spy movies anymore; it can have a lot of very important uses, from nanny-cams to helping seniors stay in their homes longer by allowing caregivers to monitor them remotely. Home security surveillance systems also, of course, allow you …

If you don’t believe that a simple walk-around can identify the weak points in your home security, consider the case of Margaret and Ray, the retired Mississauga couple who were worried about break-ins after a rash of vandalism incidents occurred in their neighbourhood. “One of our friends told us to do an audit, but we’re …

At Pro Locksmiths, we sure know locks! But if you’re a Toronto homeowner trying to decide what you need, or assess whether your current locks are adequate to keep your family and your possessions safe, things get trickier. You aren’t a Journeyman, how will you ever tell the different types of locks apart and find …

What does it mean to be in business in Toronto for over 30 years? Well, no matter what the industry, it means you’ve beaten the odds, because failure rates for new businesses are pretty high. For example, according to Statistics Canada, although about 100,000 new small businesses start up every single year in Canada, in …

You think you’ve got everything covered: your premises are protected by a monitored alarm system, you’ve got excellent quality locks on all the doors and windows, and you even have a dog. Isn’t a bit paranoid to think you’re not actually protected? You certainly feel safe in your home…until a freak storm hits Toronto, causing …

In-Home Safes

Anthony was working in his basement home office when he heard a crash coming from upstairs. Thinking that his kids were running amok, he chose to let his wife deal with it. For a few moments all was quiet. “Then I heard this strange sound I’ve never heard before. It was like a rushing wind.” …