Orangeville, ON (Harold Doan and Sons Ltd.) The need for security increased during the last century. It paralleled both the increase in population and the increase in technology.

One hundred years ago automobile security was almost non-existent. Every car on the road either had a manual engine shutoff switch or used a common key which operated every model of a specific vehicle.

Residential door locks were not much better. Warded bit locks were a popular choice. Skeleton keys, so-called because of their thin design, could bypass bit lock wards. One skeleton key shape operated a large percentage of bit locks in use during that era.

At a recent Security exhibition there were no bit locks on display. Booths displayed exit devices, key-in-knob lever locks, electronic key cutting machines, automotive transponder keys and high security lock systems. These and many other security products are all taken for granted today.

Locksmithing and security products have both increased in scope through an evolutionary process. A century ago, locksmiths had a limited choice of available products to sell and service. Today there is a much larger stream of items and technology for locksmiths to learn about and offer.

Over the years locksmiths have always moved with the times. They embrace new product advancements such as high security locks and column-mounted steering wheel locks. There is no time like the present to see how we have moved to the next level.

Harold Doan and Sons Ltd. is a professional mobile locksmith, serving Orangeville, Dufferin County and the surrounding area. Call us to help you find good, solid, workable security solutions. Solutions that allow you to proactively protect your premises and the assets on those premises. Better security is part of our Security Solutions package customized to your specific security needs.