Faqs

You quote a rekey “per cylinder”, what is a cylinder?

You quote a rekey “per cylinder”, what is a cylinder?

If you ask for a quote to rekey locks, you will be asked how many cylinders you have. A cylinder in a lock is the mechanism in which a key is inserted. If you have a lock that uses a key for the outside of the door, and has a thumb turn for the inside of the door,...

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How do I know I can trust you?

Just ask. We will supply references, proof of insurance and business licenses upon request. We are a member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

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How do I know I won’t get ripped off?

First, check for a physical address and legitimate business name. The phone books and online searches are full of phony operators. Locksmiths with toll free numbers are suspect. Often the biggest ads quoting the cheapest prices are frauds. Second, make sure the...

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Can I buy my own locks and have you install them?

You may. But check our prices first. We provide commercial grade hardware from many manufacturers at prices comparable to "big box" stores. Your security needs should be evaluated before you select a manufacturer and grade of hardware.

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What is a Master Keyed System?

A master-keyed system involves each lock having its own individual key which will not operate any other lock in the system, but where all locks can be operated by a single master-key. This is common in office suites or apartments. You can even have us install a Grand...

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Who can program a car key?

Who can program a car key?

You may be able to program your own key, or you may be required to use a locksmith to cut & program the keys depending on the make/model of your vehicle. Some vehicles allow you to program a car key yourself. You will need at least one working copy of your key....

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What is a chip key, transponder key or programmable key?

What is a chip key, transponder key or programmable key?

Do you have a chip key, transponder key or programmable key? These keys make it harder for a thief to steal your car. While it might be a bit expensive for the consumer to duplicate or replace this key, it ultimately works as planned. Chip keys have codes that enable...

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What is a Smart Key?

What is a Smart Key?

The technology used to enter and start cars equipped with Smart Keys relies on a computer chip being present in the remote and the vehicle.

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