A Locksmith Services

When you are locked out of your house.

Have you ever taken a moment to consider how many people could walk up to your front door, put a key into the lock, and gain entry? Over the years, you’ve given copies of your front door key to dozens of friends, relatives, workmen... all
You’re locked out. Your Aunt Emily who has your spare key is out of town for the holidays. Now what? Break a window? Try to “jimmy” the lock yourself? Here’s a better idea: call a locksmith.
Your local, professional locksmith will arrive quickly with the tools he needs to solve your problem. He will have several options to help you get back into your house. One of these is picking the lock.
Picking a lock is not as simple as many may think. It’s not like in the movies where the detective slips a pick into the lock and the door magically opens. Picking is an acquired skill that takes a lot of practice and even when the locksmith is good at it, sometimes it is unsuccessful. For example, the addition of specialized "top pins" can make a low cost residential lock very difficult to pick. Also, some locks require specialty picks or other devices that may not be available to your local locksmith. Most locksmiths will stop trying to pick the lock after 5-15 minutes and resort to alternative methods.
Bypassing a lock is an advanced skill and some locksmiths have learned it and some have not. The only way to learn how to bypass a lock is experimenting with locks over time. Your locksmith may be an expert at bypassing some locks, but maybe not yours. Remember, if anybody could do it, your lock would be worthless! If your locksmith is able to bypass your particular lock, however, it can be faster than picking or drilling.
The choice to drill a lock open is an accepted trade practice and one that is taught in the industry. Drilling a lock open requires "strategic" drill points which are designed to prevent the least amount of damage possible to the lockset and mostly focuses on the cylinder alone. It will, however, cause some damage to the lock.
If the locksmith can repair this damage, he will do so on the spot. If he can’t, he will replace the lock for you and can offer you a number of options that will vary in price and level of security.
A LOCKSMITH offers twenty-four hour emergency service. We can assist you if you are locked out of your house or your car.

 

Need to Replace or repair your locks?


Have you ever taken a moment to consider how many people could walk up to your front door, put a key into the lock, and gain entry? Over the years, you’ve given copies of your front door key to dozens of friends, relatives, workmen... all
Door hardware and locks have a life cycle and, depending upon the type, grade and application, may need to be replaced. Sometimes the lock can be repaired, but it is often more cost effective to replace then to repair. Any repair will be temporary, anyway, because the equipment is older and wearing out. Replacing with new locks will guarantee you a much longer period of security for you and your family. You may even want to take the opportunity to upgrade the locks you’ve had for more high security locks.
Another advantage to replacing locks is that any keys you may have given to friends, family, or workers will no longer work. A LOCKSMITH will make you as many copies of the new keys as you need and you no longer have to worry about who has access to your home.
A LOCKSMITH will give you a basic estimate over the phone when you call to make the appointment. When he arrives and has a chance to look at the actual hardware and the condition it’s in, he can give you an estimate closer to the actual price. Even after he assesses the job, however, things can come up that might change that estimate. Problems can show up once a piece of door hardware has been removed.

 

 

Automotive
  • Emergency lockout service
  • Broken keys extracted
  • Trunks opened
Commercial
  • Master key system installed
  • High security locks installed or replaced
  • Dead bolts installed
  • Store front locks installed and rekeyed
  • Emergency lockout service
  • Keyless entry system installed
Residential
  • Emergency lockout service
  • High security lock installation
  • Rekey and repair locks
  • Garage door remotes
  • Mailboxes rekeyed
  • Safes installed
  • Combination locks installed