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Cameras – Apple, Meet Lemon

Ok. Cameras. I get it. Here ya go. This is a camera; Also a camera; This is a camera as well; These are just 3 of the ones we’ve installed. If you google “surveillance system” you’ll get millions of results that all look different and really, if compared apples to apples, do the exact same […]

Sidewinder

Cutting house keys isn’t complicated. Really, for the most part it’s all about knowing your blanks. Once you’re comfortable with identifying what you’re trying to cut, the rest is just keeping your key cutter aligned.   This is where I normally go into my rant about automatic cutting machines, but really those machines drive so […]

Yale vs Alarm Lock Grade 2

So. There’s this not-so-new guy back in town called Alarm Lock. We had a visit from a rep today with one of their grade 2’s in tow. There are a couple things about the DL2700 that I really like. There’s other things about the DL2700LD that I don’t like. I’m inclined to push it up […]

On the Move

Hard wiring a security system is always the most secure way to install an alarm. It is not always the most practical way. We, as a rule, always wire in a security alarm. Wireless, while reliable, saves very little in cost and the devices on wired tend to take less maintenance. However, there are quite […]

Security for All

Welcome to the KW Region, where we all look like this; Because we dream about this; Or something like it, at least. Kitchener Waterloo Region has become a hub for all things business. Big conglomerates, small smart ups, single proprietors and big corporations are all finding exactly what they need right here is Kitchener Waterloo. […]

Yet Another Reminder

I probably don’t need to remind anyone that anything that says free isn’t actually free. Goes without saying I think. Reality always is that if you can buy it outright, you should buy it outright, no matter what add-on features are being used to entice you. We’re at the point now where we don’t even consider […]

Resolution = Alula

Just a quick one today. Resolution, the designer and manufacturer of our Helix alarm system, has been combined with IPDatatel and rebranded as Alula. It’s a badly kept secret that the two have been looking for ways to merge since September 2017. For our end users, nothing really changes other than the name of the […]

Bluetooth in a Lock

So. I think our manufacturers missed a few… points. We have had a recently influx of blue tooth locks into our shop in the past couple of weeks. For those who don’t know, blue tooth locks are intended for short range operation and multi-user access. There are a couple of things about these types of […]

Controlled Access Simplified

I probably shouldn’t take so long between articles. Ya know, you come into these things intending to keep a schedule. Then, things happen. And you end up not doing that. Thanks for checking in, though. We’re doing well over here. Remember that article waaay back? The one about access control? Yeah. That’s been keeping us […]