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The Lowdown on Locksmith Scammers

You’ve probably heard about locksmith scammers before. And you likely believe the warnings are greatly overblown. But this is actually a serious issue in our industry. So let’s learn more about what a locksmith scammer is, why they are so prevalent, and how to avoid falling for a scam. What is a Scammer? A locksmith…Read More

Do You Need a Master Key?

If you own or manage rental properties, you’ve probably heard the phrase “master key.” But do you really know what it means? Many times when a customer asks us to master key their property, what they really want is for all locks to work with the same key. That is not a master keyed system;…Read More

Spring Cleaning for Your Locks

Winter is finally over in Rochester. That means it’s time for some spring cleaning. As you replace the storm windows and doors with screens, don’t forget to check out your doors and door hardware. Western New York winters can really take a toll on your external doors and locks. Between the extreme cold, snow and…Read More

Don’t Let a Power Outage Lock You Out

Last week’s windstorm is a prime example of why it’s important to have a backup plan. When you think of losing power, you worry about not being able to heat your house, your phone dying, whether you have enough candles or batteries for flashlights, cooking meals and food spoiling, possibly pipes bursting. But have you…Read More

I Just Want a Quote for a Car Key

If you’ve lost the keys to your car, you will probably call a few different locksmiths and the dealership to get an estimate to replace your keys. The dealership usually only needs your VIN to provide a quote. Many locksmiths ask only for the year, make and model of your car. And then you call…Read More

Why Should a Homeowner Hire a Locksmith?

DIY projects are all the rage. Just look at the popularity of the DIY Network and HGTV. It seems like there’s an online tutorial for almost any project a homeowner would want to tackle, from updating your bathroom vanity to creating faux-marble kitchen counters to repainting your front door. Doing it yourself is a budget-friendly,…Read More

National Child Vehicular Heatstroke Prevention Day

As of May 25, nine children have died this year from heatstroke caused by being left in a vehicle. While that figure has been decreasing since 2013, even one death is too many. Sadly, some parents do leave their children in the car while running into the gas station “for just a minute,” grocery shopping or even,…Read More

More Tips on Avoiding Scammers

Over the weekend, the New York Times took a look at the rise of scammers in the locksmith industry. These scammers create fake business and map listings online for several locksmith companies in one city. All of the listed phone numbers are routed to a single call center. When the consumer requests a locksmith, the…Read More

Look Before You Lock — Even in Winter

Everyone knows to never leave a child in a hot car. But did you know it is just as dangerous to leave a child in a cold car? After some incredibly mild months, winter has finally arrived in Rochester. Icy roads and low visibility aren’t the only winter driving dangers. Everyone knows to never leave…Read More

Ordering Keys Online — A Money-Saver or Risky Business

If you’ve ever lost your car keys, then you know it isn’t cheap to get a new key made – especially if you want a key with buttons on it (a “remote head key,” in locksmith lingo). Perhaps you’ve thought about trying to cut costs by purchasing the key yourself online. Seems like a good…Read More

Deadbolts: One Side or Two?

If you’re concerned about your home being broken into, should you install a single- or double-sided deadbolt? Customers have been calling recently to inquire about installing double-sided deadbolts. For those of you unfamiliar with this type of lock, a double-sided deadbolt requires a key to lock or unlock it from either side of the door….Read More

How to Hire a Legitimate Locksmith

One of my neighbors needed a lock replaced on her front door. We were fully booked that day, so instead of waiting until the next day, she called another locksmith she found online. The person who answered the phone told my neighbor she would have to pay a $19 service charge. What a deal, right?…Read More

Should I Rekey or Replace my Locks?

One of the first things you should do when you move into a new house is to change your locks. While the previous owner does provide you with a set of keys, you have no idea how many other people have keys to your new home. However, should you replace all of your locks or…Read More

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