Thursday, July 19th, 2018
KEYS PLEASE !! – Looking for Keys? We carry Boat Keys, RV/Camper Keys, Motorcycle Keys, Office & Furniture Keys, High Security Keys, Keys for Safes and of course Residential and Commercial Keys. Buy 5 House Keys and get 6th one free
Posted at 4:03 PM
Sunday, June 10th, 2018
FACT: The majority of break-ins occur in July & August People put their guards down when the sun starts to shine. They leave doors and windows open, and hang out in the garden with their garage or shed doors wide open for onlookers to see all their toys. SUMMER RULES 1) Be aware of strangers loitering about in the neighborhood. 2) If you see anything suspicious or witness a crime report it.
Posted at 3:50 PM
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
Follow up on the 6-second garage door break-in Do's & Don'ts 1) Do not use zip tie shown in some videos. It is not safe. (Read post Action Lock Google Page) 2) Place a c-clamp on the track of garage door. 3) Use Side Locks or Deadlocks to lock door on track. 4) Use item that shields the latch from access. (Secure Shield) 5) Cover space over garage door. 6) Frost windows on garage doors.
Posted at 2:22 PM
Monday, May 28th, 2018
Is your Garage Door The Easiest Way Into Your Home? Most people leave their home,lock the front door and assume if the garage door is closed with the opener that their home is safe and secure. Although many of the new Garage Door openers are designed to withstand the 6 Second Break-in, there are still many in older homes that would not. Would Yours? https://y2u.be/nDw8DOblGB8
Posted at 8:22 PM
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Security Tip for Today - Have a deadbolt on any door that goes into the house. A deadbolt is always your strongest lock. Most common method of forced entry is simply to kick in the door. The weakest point is usually the lock strike plate. You should upgrade to a heavy-duty strike plate. Your deadbolt should have a minimum of a 1" throw into a strike plate with 2-2"screws but to improve strike plate security increase to plate with 4 -3" screws. This is a case in life where size really does matter.
Posted at 5:26 PM
Friday, April 27th, 2018
Security Tips for Today 1) Make your home look occupied at all times. Use timers to switch lights and radios on and off when not at home. Burglars often house watch for a couple of days to learn people’s habits. If they see when the home is always empty, that is when they will plan their attack. 2) Make sure your entrances are wide open and lighted well. Burglars do not want to be seen.
Posted at 2:58 PM
Thursday, March 29th, 2018
Do you need your locks changed or Re-Keyed?
I am amazed to learn how many people move to a new home, go out, and buy all new locks for their doors. Quality door hardware is not cheap. To re-key is simply to change the pins in the cylinder of the lock to fit a different key. When done by someone qualified; it is usually less time consuming and less expensive then purchasing new locks.
Posted at 1:43 PM
Friday, March 23rd, 2018
Locked Out? You never know what might happen that may lead to your being unable to get into the house or car. If that situation were to occur remember we are here to come to your rescue 24 hours 7 days a week. We provide that service so that no one is left out in the cold; no matter what the time may be.
Posted at 2:50 PM
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
'TERRIFYING': Superintendent charged with arson in midtown Toronto apartment fire. March 14th 2018 TORONTO — A 34-year-old man is accused of deliberately setting fire to an apartment building Tuesday — a blaze that killed pets, endangered lives and left some homeless. We never know when tragedy will strike. When it does, it is devastating. . Be SAFE and get a SAFE. More on safes in Products
Posted at 7:11 PM
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
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Posted at 10:48 AM
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Posted at 10:47 AM
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Posted at 10:41 AM
Monday, February 26th, 2018
It is great that we live in Canada. Yes, it is true that we have gun laws here. So many of us think that a high school shooting could never happen here; in the land of nice people. Never hurts to be sure. Be SAFE. Keep our children SAFE and make sure your guns are in a SAFE as well. Call Action Lock - South Georgian Bay. We want the children in our community to stay children.
Posted at 9:11 PM
Friday, February 16th, 2018
Lose the Keys before you lose the Keys !!
Tired of carrying the extra weight of multiple keys in your pocket or purse?
Worried your child might lose the key to the house while out playing outside.
Afraid that your keys might be taken, stepped on or lost in the sand while out having a swim at the beach.
Thinking about all the things, you could be picking up last minute instead of waiting for family or friends to arrive. Have to give the babysitter a key to the house for those times you cannot be there.
There are so many options available with keyless locks today. Call us at 705-994-5625 (LOCK) and see how we can make your life easier today.
Keyless entry allows both freedom and peace of mind.
Posted at 5:36 PM
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO EVERYONE !
DO YOU START YOUR CAR FIRST THING IN THE MORNING TO WARM UP BEFORE LEAVING FOR WORK?
There have been several reports over this past winter in the U.S and Canada where parents have started the car to warm it up, loading the kids in, and then left to go back in the house for a second to grab one last thing. In some cases, the owner returned before an onlooker ran over to steal the car. On January 9th a man was arrested for stealing a vehicle left running with a child inside of it on Christmas Day. The car was taken from a gas station in Fergus. Thankfully, the car was later found in Fergus with the child still inside unharmed.
Video on Global News of incident where fathers running truck just missed being stolen with his 2 young children in backseat.
VIDEO LINK https://globalnews.ca/news/3867246/surveillance-video-captures-attempted-theft-of-car-with-kids-inside-in-calgary-neighbourhood/
One out of every eight cars stolen in 2015 could have been the work of a total amateur with no expertise cracking anti-theft devices—or even knowledge of how to break into a locked vehicle. That is because these thefts occurred when the cars were unlocked, and the keys or car’s FOB were inside, according to a new study from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).
How often have you ever started the car…. left the keys in the ignition; then ran back in the house or convenience store to grab one thing quickly?
1) Do not ever leave a vehicle running, unattended with doors unlocked….even for a second. 2) Do not leave extra keys in car. That includes the trunk.
Posted at 6:16 PM
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
WHERE DO YOU KEEP YOUR KEYS WHEN YOU WALK IN THE DOOR?
How many of you drive home from a day’s work, walk in the front door and hang up your keys on a key rack? The first time I saw a key rack in someone else’s home I thought “brilliant”, I have to buy myself one of those. I had too many mornings where I was running around trying to find where I set my car keys the day before. The key rack seemed like the perfect solution to that problem. Apparently, I was not the only person who thought that this idea was brilliant, nor the only person who had taken note of these when walking into someone else’s home.
According to recent reports, the new and improved way to steal a car or burglarize a home is simply to walk inside the homeowner’s home; while they are present I might add, and simply remove them from the rack or nearby table in the hallway. It does not get easier than that. According to a CBC report Jan 31st 2018, “about 15% of the vehicles stolen in Calgary had the keys left inside. Studies show that about 70-80% of car thefts occur with the actual key.
How easy would it be for someone to open your front door while you are in the kitchen cooking dinner, slip your keys off the key rack and quietly close the door behind them without your ever knowing? When would you notice that they were gone?
RULE: 1) Do not keep keys hanging in the house, out in the open, where there location is visible to others. People who have been in your home or who live nearby commit the majority of break-ins. It is easy for people in the neighbourhood to learn your family’s schedule or know when you are not at home. 2) Do not give your house key to workers or hide a key outside your home. It only takes one onlooker to see someone grab the spare key from under the plantar and have easy access in. 3) Do not leave keys in Car. Just as they can steal your car by taking the keys from your home, they can break into your home with the keys found in the car.
Posted at 2:07 PM
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
Keeping your motorcycle or snowmobile safe Snowmobiles and motorcycles / ATVs are prime targets for thieves. Don’t become a victim – follow the advice from the team at Action Lock South Georgian Bay to protect your equipment from thieves and vandals. KEEP IT LIT When you park your sled, bike or ATV - especially if you are unable to do so in a parking garage with an attendant - make sure that you find a well-lit public space with good foot traffic. This has been proven to be a huge deterrent for property crimes. You’ll still need to lock your vehicle, as well as take any other precautions possible, but having eyes on your bike is always a good idea. MINIMIZE OPPORTUNITY One of the best ways to keep your bike or sled safe is to store it where it can’t be accessed when not in use. If you have a covered garage keeping your motorcycle there greatly reduces the chance of theft. If you are out and about looking for paid, covered parking (especially if there’s an attendant to watch over) is a good idea. The less opportunity you provide for thieves to have access to your bike or snow machine, the less likely it will ever be stolen or damaged from vandalism. DOUBLE UP What is better than one lock? Two locks! In fact, ideally you will want two well-made locks of a different type. That way, even if a thief has been casing your equipment chances are they won’t be able to crack both locks. Make sure that one of them has a cable to anchor the unit to something immovable. A disc lock can work well as a secondary lock, and there are even many models that come with a built in alarm system. Take care not to trust a disc brake lock as your primary source of protect as they are not attached to anything and a thief can simply carry your sled or bike away. STEERING LOCK While far from your first line of defense, your steering lock can make it much harder for a thief to make off with it. That is because, unless the thief can break it, it will make your vehicle mostly non maneuverable. Make sure to set the lock whenever you leave your bike unattended. LOCK HIGH When setting your lock, try to do so in a way that the lock rests high off of the ground. When stealing motorcycles and ATVs, many thieves will try to force a lock. If the lock is low to the ground, they can use tools to get leverage, making the task much easier. By placing the lock higher up, thieves won’t be able to use the ground for leverage, and will be less likely to force the lock. Use high security chains that resist prying attacks. MAKE THE RIGHT INVESTMENT At Action Lock we carry high security padlocks and chains from ABUS. We have access to a full range of locks in differing materials from all manufacturers. Do not try to protect an expensive sled or bike with a cheap lock that be easily bypassed. Come in and see us for more information and to peruse our available selection.
Posted at 9:32 AM
Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
Thanks for a great year! We are closed for a couple of days to spend Christmas with our families. We will return to service you on Dec 26. Merry Christmas everyone!
Posted at 1:59 PM
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
The front door lock is your first step in home security Locks can vary a lot in terms of the level of security they offer a home. The cheapest lock is not your friend and might offer no real security against break in. What is your lock vulnerable to? Is it bump and pick resistant? Is the metal weak so that it can be broken into with blunt force or drilled out? What steps has the manufacturer taken to fortify it against covert and violent entry? The handle or knob is not as important as the deadbolt that you choose. The deadbolt is the most important lock in your home security arsenal because it is harder to manipulate a bolt than a spring loaded latch. The outer casing of the deadbolt is designed in such a way to prevent many of the quick attack methods that a burglar depends on. Everything about front door security is built off of the locks you are using. Without knowing about your locks you will not know what other types of front door security you need, and how much more security is necessary. The main consideration is not whether you should upgrade your locks to something stronger, but rather should a locksmith change your door locks for you. We can come to your home or business and perform a quick security audit to determine the weak link in the security chain. Key Takeaways: Front door security begins with your locks. Locks need to prevent covert and destructive entry. Find out how secure your locks are before you move on to the other aspects of your home security.
Posted at 6:01 PM
Friday, December 1st, 2017
Don’t let your Christmas get stolen… This week I arrived to change some locks for a customer in Wasaga Beach. This lovely lady had been shopping and placed her hand-bag in the shopping cart under her jacket and was trying on some winter coats. She was distracted by some young ladies who asked about the fit of some coats that they were trying on. She returned to her shopping after they left and was dismayed to discover that her purse had been stolen from her cart. All her identification, home and car keys, cheques and cash plus her IPhone were taken. The locks for her home needed to be changed as the thieves had the home keys plus her address. Credit and Debit cards had to be cancelled and re-issued to prevent further loss; her driver’s licence has to be replaced etc. etc. Please take care over the holiday shopping season to make this more difficult for the Grinches & Scrooges out there. Keep your personal belongings on you while you shop, keep your home’s exterior well-lit and locked up; keep your car doors locked as well and any packages stowed out of sight of potential thieves. If you carry a purse strap it diagonally across your body rather than simply over the shoulder to prevent snatching. Have a safe and happy holiday from your friends at Action Lock in South Georgian Bay.
Posted at 11:38 AM
Friday, November 24th, 2017
Come in and see our brand new Italian made key cutter!
This machine cuts most keys with ease and Kim will cut one residential key for free for the next 10 customers.
Posted at 11:45 AM