3 ways to simplify getting keys cut

(September 26, 2015) I have seen over the years just how often the supposedly simple act of getting a key copied has caused frustration and countless trips to various places trying to get even one copy that will actually work! Learn more Here.

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Did you change the locks on your new home when you first moved in?  - This is a basic security solution that many people overlook, often to their loss. Share your thoughts in our Forum.

Locks are not just for honest people


Orangeville, ON (Harold Doan and Sons Ltd.) How many times have you heard someone say: “Locks are for honest people.” And, it’s amazing how many people fall prey to the idea that if the bad guys want in badly enough, there’s nothing that you can do about it. That’s where you can call upon us to clarify your choices.

Mono Community Policing Column (October 2015)


Town of Mono, ON (Don Butt) The subject for this month is the new changes to the Highway Traffic Act. Most of these are increases in the fines for various offenses. The new legislation is Bill 31 or the Making Ontario Roads Safer Act.

Closing up the cottage


Primrose, ON (OPP – Dufferin Detachment) It’s autumn and the time has arrived for all property owners to start considering the closure and winterizing of their cottages.

Cottages and summer homes are most vulnerable to thieves from the week following Thanksgiving to the weeks prior to Victoria Day, especially if the owners are not using them for fall, winter or spring getaways.

Effective offline marketing strategies


Orangeville, ON (James Doan) The essence of business is to sell products or services. A product or a service is conceptualized because there is a market for it. This can either be existing or potential market. With competition real tough these days, companies are in the lookout for effective offline marketing strategies. For marketing to be effective, different strategies for each marketing component should be implemented.

Establishing a preventive maintenance program


Orangeville, ON (James Doan) Establishing and implementing a preventive maintenance program for your door hardware can be a great asset for both businesses and residences. The benefits may include reduced emergency service calls, increased safety and security, and, of course, money saved.

Which type of paint should you use for your modelling project?


Orangeville, ON (James Doan) In talking with other figure modellers in the local clubs, I have found that there are several popular paints in use. Each person has their own reasons for using the paint they have chosen. As each type of paint has different characteristics that give unique advantages and disadvantages, the first suggestion I will make is that initially you should try each paint, find what works for you and make a selection based on your own preferences. In some cases it might even be possible to use a combination of the paints to take advantage of each paint’s properties.

Tips for moving to a new home with pets

Woman holding dog in box isolated

Orangeville, ON (James Doan) Making the transition to a new home can be stressful for everyone, including your pets. “We often are anxious about our pets’ adjustment to a new home,” says Lincoln Thompson, a broker-owner with Royal LePage Gardiner Realty in Fredericton, New Brunswick. “To ensure a safe and successful transition, homeowners can plan ahead and take initiatives to make the process as smooth as possible.”

Tight controls equal tight security


Orangeville, ON (Harold Doan and Sons Ltd.) Thieves are opportunists who prey on the unsuspecting and the unwary. They look for unlocked drawers and doors and unguarded merchandise and equipment. Take their opportunity away by being alert and keeping critical doors locked and goods and cash under surveillance.