- Are you a new homeowner?
- Do you know how many of your new neighbors have keys for your house?
The very first thing you should arrange when you move into a new home is to have the locks changed, and unless you want to replace hardware for aesthetic reasons,the existing locks can usually be rekeyed at a fraction of the cost of replacing the hardware.
- You can save some money by bringing your locks into our shop,or we can come out and change them on site.
- This is also a good time to have deadbolts installed if it hasn't been done already.
- Are your keys in there, yet you're out here?
A spare would have been a lot cheaper, but we can help to reunite you with your key ring. And once you've got them back, stop in and have some spares made. We stock a large selection of hard to find keys.
Have you heard all of the recent stories regarding bump keys? One of the first things a homeowner must understand about conventional locking cylinders is that they are able to be bypassed. Bump keys amount to nothing more than applied physics in order to manipulate a lock to the open position. Locksmiths have been using variations on this for the better part of the last century. More often they use picks to accomplish the same thing. Neither are automatic, and there are too many variables to predict whether your locks would be particularly vulnerable to this type of attack. Generally speaking, there are usually easier avenues by which a burglar can gain access to a home, unless the locks on your doors are truly toys. That's why the alarm business and the motion-detecting outdoor lighting industries are flourishing.
If you want to cover all the bases, though, attacks with bump keys and picks can for the most part be thwarted by installing hardware with high security cylinders.