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Aegis Locksmiths’ Blog

For all the latest information and tips on locks and securing your home, business, vehicle and more, check out our blog posts below. We will be adding new posts frequently, so be sure to check back periodically!

  • 04/04/2022
    4 Helpful Tips on Car Key Replacement

    It's both one of the most frustrating and scary experiences when you go to unlock your car and realize you can't find your keys. They're one of the most commonly misplaced items, and people spend an average of 15 minutes looking for them every time they go missing. Luckily, there's an easy fix to keep you out of being stuck when you can't find them; spare keys!

    Getting spare keys made for your home and car is a great idea to be prepared for those inevitable times when the originals get lost. Follow this guide to make sure you make the most of your car key replacement service and are as prepared as possible!


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  • 01/12/2021
    4 Warning Signs You Need a Car Key Replacement

    Alberta RCMP has noticed an increase in car theft recently. That means it's more important now than ever for your vehicle to be secure. If you're having lock issues, you may need a car key replacement sooner rather than later.

    Knowing the signs of when or why you need to replace your car keys may seem tricky if you're not sure what to look for. After all, if you don't know there is a problem until the key gets stuck or breaks, how can you be proactive?

    Since we have been locksmiths in the Edmonton area for 40 years, we've seen all the signs that you're having car key problems that mean you'll need a replacement soon. We provide our key replacement service to help keep you and your property safe.

    It can be easy to overlook the first indication of car key issues, but we've provided the five warning signs you need a car key replacement. Keep reading below.


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  • 01/12/2021
    5 Questions to Ask a Locksmith Before Hiring Them

    It happens to the best of us.

    You forget your keys in the car, and now you’re locked out. Or maybe you’ve misplaced your keys, and it looks like you won’t be getting into your home anytime soon.

    These are the crises where locksmiths prove to be invaluable. But what are the skills and experience to look for in a reputable locksmith? What questions do you need to ask to make sure you hire a locksmith who can get the job done?

    We’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn five questions to ask a locksmith service before hiring them.


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  • 22/07/2021
    Why Composite Safes Are Essential For Any Business

    More than 8,000 fires happen in Canada each year. There is no way to predict the future, but you can ensure that you and your business are prepared for a burglary or fire emergency.


    For that reason, we're going to explain the many benefits of having a relaible composite safe for your business.

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  • 23/03/2021
    4 Reasons to Hire a Professional Locksmith to Cut Your Keys

    Are you looking for a good key duplication service?


    Whenever you leave your home, you leave your items unprotected and open for the taking. This is why you need to have locks installed to secure your home against burglary.


    However, an issue arises when you lose the keys to your locks. You can spend time finding it, but it can be a hassle to do so, especially when you're on a tight schedule. Having a duplicate key handy will help, but keep in mind that they have to be professionally made.


    So, instead of wasting time looking for your keys, hire a professional locksmith instead. Below are four reasons why you should do so.

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  • 21/12/2020
    What Does an Emergency Locksmith Do?

    Are you curious about what an emergency locksmith does? Life is unpredictable, and sometimes you may get into a situation where you get locked out of your house, or your keys break off in the ignition of your car.


    You'd probably be wondering what you can do or how you can get out of a situation like that—wondering if an emergency locksmith in Edmonton will suit your needs? If so, keep scrolling because we are going over what an emergency locksmith does and some scenarios where one is needed.

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  • 03/12/2020
    5 Essential Features of a Good Locksmith

    When you lock your key fob inside your car, break your house key in the lock, or can't access your vault of important documents, what do you do? Call a local locksmith to let you in, of course.


    However, not all locksmiths you find online are legitimate. How can you be sure that you're hiring someone with the right skills and experience?


    If you need to hire a good locksmith in Edmonton, here are the most important characteristics to look for.

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  • 16/07/2020
    How a Car Locksmith Saves You From Car Lockout

    If you have ever been in a situation where you are locked out of your car, and you have somewhere urgent to go, you know how frustrating it can be. The process of having your car towed to the dealership to have the entire ignition or door lock replaced and waiting for new keys can make even the most composed person lose their cool.

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  • 08/05/2020
    How Can a Commercial Locksmith Service Help Secure Your Business?

    Business security has become increasingly complex as thieves continue coming up with new ways to steal.  Aegis Locksmiths are experts in commercial locksmith services in Edmonton. In this blog you’ll find out how commercial locksmiths can ensure your business’s security and also learn about the services they offer.

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  • 24/01/2020
    Five Best Times to Call an Emergency Locksmith

    Losing door lock keys or malfunctioning locks can create a stressful situation for you. Stay prepared by researching and identifying an emergency locksmith service contractor that you can call in urgent situations. Aegis Locksmiths has been serving Edmonton and the surrounding areas for more than 30 years. We offer various services such as key cutting and replacement, automotive locks and card access key fobs. Our trained technicians are available 24 hours to rescue you in lockout situations.

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  • 08/11/2019
    What to Do After a Break-In: Advice from a Locksmith

    Your home can be robbed, even if you have the best security setup. Alarms and doors that are meant to discourage burglars can be broken. If you are in doubt about what to do after a break-in, you are likely to worry but what you need to immediately find a solution. Aegis Locksmiths has been providing commercial and residential locksmith services for over 35 years. Our products and services range from new safes to lock break-in repair. 

    In this blog post, our expert technicians discuss about what to do after a break-in.

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  • 16/10/2019
    A Look into Locksmith Scammers

    Being locked out of your home or car is really annoying. It’s also embarrassing, inconvenient and sometimes dangerous. This is why the services of emergency locksmiths are priceless. Their ability to make new keys or pick locks aid people in emergencies. However, despite this, you must be vigilant about scammers disguised as authentic professionals.

    Although most locksmiths are genuine, these con-artists cheat countless people in emergencies. This hurts the industry’s reputation.

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  • 14/01/2019
    5 Questions to Ask Before You Get a Keybox or Lockbox for Your Business

    If you have a business or apartment building in Alberta, you are probably aware of the law making it mandatory for you to have a lockbox or keybox installed outside your building for the Fire Department to access the building. But there are many other reasons to get a keybox or lockbox which can make key storage and exchange easier and more secure for you, your employees or customers. Before you go out and buy one, be sure to ask yourself these 5 questions to help you make an informed purchase.

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  • 14/01/2019
    5 Questions to Ask When Considering Which Home Safe Is Right for You

    Advice from Aegis Locksmiths - Edmonton’s Favourite Choice for Over 30 Years

    So, you’re looking to buy a home safe? Well, it’s not as easy as just going to your local Edmonton general or hardware store and picking up the first cheap one available. Home safe, digital safe, fire safe, burglary safe, gun safe… the choice is overwhelming, and it’s hard to know which is right for you. Making the wrong call can saddle you with an expensive safe that fails to do what you need.

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  • 14/01/2019
    5 Tips for Finding a Professional Locksmith in Your Area

    Advice from Aegis Locksmiths in Edmonton

    If you go online and do Google search for “best local locksmith”, you are going to find many in your area. Just like every pizza place in New York City claims to have the best slice in town, almost every locksmith will tell you their service is the cheapest, the best and the most reliable. But many are not true to their word.

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  • 04/01/2017
    7 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Commercial Locksmith

    It’s easy to assume that every locksmith in Edmonton has experience with both residential and commercial locks. But the truth is that not everyone has the expertise required to handle both types. Keep reading for seven questions that every business owner needs to ask before hiring a commercial locksmith in Edmonton.

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  • 09/12/2016
    Common Problems for 3 Different Door Lock Mechanisms

    When is a door not a door? When it’s a jar of course! But if your door is stuck ajar it’s probably because there’s a problem that requires the help of a professional locksmith. Keep reading to learn more about the most common lock problems for wooden doors, composite doors, and a door with a cylinder night-latch.

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  • 03/09/2016
    Is Your Home Secure, Edmonton?

    Having your home broken into can be quite a traumatic event. Coping with the loss of personal effects while faced with realization that your private space has been violated can leave many shaken, anxious and no longer feeling safe in their own homes.

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  • 02/09/2016
    Turn to a Commercial Locksmith in Edmonton to Help You with Your Commercial Door Hardware

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    The increased durability and security offered by commercial doors make them an ideal choice for any business. They also allow companies to personally customize their doors with a variety of different hardware to meet the specific needs of their property.

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  • 01/09/2016
    The Advantages of Switching to an Access Control Lock System in Edmonton
    Home and business security has improved leaps and bounds in recent years. Are you ready to step into a new age of peace-of-mind, security and convenience?
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