The History of Locks

So. We’re gonna start here, because it makes the most sense to start at the beginning. Note to the reader: This topic is huge. Massive even. I’m going to do this in parts, or no one would see me for about a month.  While we should note that the earliest example of a lock and […]

The Heirarchy in My House

  So. There are some nights you just don’t sleep that well. Looks a lot like this; 11:30 pm 12:00 am 12:15 am 12:20 am 12:12 am I think we can agree, that’s pretty normal. Eventually sleep just kind of takes over. Unless, of course you have an animal. 12:30 am 12:35 am Yep. That’s […]

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 […]