Orangeville, ON (Harold Doan and Sons Ltd.) I can’t imagine there being an active locksmith who has not received a request from a customer for a “police lock,” or for a police-recommended lock referred to by a brand name. Customers frequently refer to these locks as having been “recommended by the police.”

Often companies and individuals are on limited budgets and will buy only the security they falsely believe is adequate.

Without knowledge of the craft, they ask the police for advice rather than asking a local professional locksmith. Most times, it is only after the crime prevention officers make their suggestions that the consumer calls the locksmith.

Crime prevention officers do an outstanding job within their knowledge. However, they are usually not in the locksmithing craft and are, therefore, not always familiar with the new and better security products that are available.

It is up to us, the locksmiths, to educate the police and the public, to think positively for physical security or access control. A locksmith often will hear people say that if a crook wants to enter a building, nothing will stop him.

With an infinite supply of time, tools and talent, an individual can overcome practically any piece of security hardware; but, with good and visible security, the potential crook may not want to attempt the entry. Burglars are opportunists. They want to enter and leave quickly and quietly and will usually pass by anything that looks like a lot of trouble to enter.

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.