Locks and Keys

Lock Smith 101

   What is rekeying?

Rekeying, or re-pinning, is when a locksmith adjusts the tumblers and pins in a lock’s cylinder so it no longer works for the original key.  The locksmith will give you a new key for a rekeyed lock.  Rekeying is useful because it is usually cheaper and easier than completely changing locks. read more

Keys to Hiring a Locksmith

If you’ve ever locked yourself out of your car or home, you know what a hassle it can be. Your first thought is to get someone to help you out of your situation. If a family member or friend can’t deliver a spare set of keys, your next call might be to a locksmith. But before you make that call, consider this: According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, some locksmiths advertising in your local telephone book may not be local at all. They may not have professional training. Read More

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