Program Your Car Remote

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If you are in the market for a new car remote for your current vehicle, you may be able to buy online and program your car remote, without visiting a dealer or locksmith. Depending on the year, make and model, of your particular vehicle, it may not require special machinery to program, which could save you…

Locksmith Call Centers and a Programmed Response

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When you pick up the phone and call for service to a locksmith, plumber, electrician or any other service provider – what are the chances you are speaking to someone local? Nowadays, if you are calling a big corporation, the chances are very low. Usually, calls are forwarded to a call center, somewhere in another…

Cheap Locks: The Good, Bad and Ugly.

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You know that phrase: “They just don’t make them, like they used too”? As far as locks are concerned, that phrase is very true and telling. That’s not to say that the locks available today are of a lesser quality, than the ones built years ago. In fact many locks today, offer conveniences and benefits…

Key Donations – Help Fight Hunger in MA

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Imagine how many keys are laying around your home and office, that are old and don’t quite fit anything anymore. We all have them; those useless keys, sitting in the bottom of the junk drawer, just collecting dust. Now imagine taking those keys, your co-workers, your neighbors and relatives and adding them all to one…

High Security Keys

General Stuff / Know-How

High security keys are more than just a prevention against physical attacks. They will make it extremely difficult for a burglar or thief to break in, but they provide businesses with a much more valuable commodity – key control. Unauthorized key duplication is something that constantly occurs, without employers knowledge. What is preventing one of…

The Five Lockset Functions

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How do you know which type of lockset is right for you? It’s a question most people don’t start thinking about, until they are in the lock hardware isle or standing in a locksmith shop. Lots of times, people will use a term like “regular” or “standard” to describe the function of the lockset they…

Installing A Keyless Lock

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installing a keyless lock

Once in awhile, a new lock comes along that changes the game. One such lock was the Ilco-Unican. It was a simple, mechanical, lock, that gave users the ability to enter a code to gain access to a door. It was durable, simple to install and lasted a long, long time. And when they did…

5 Ways To Avoid Being Ripped Off By Phony Locksmiths

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I will make this as simple as possible for anyone trying to find a locksmith and is concerned about being ripped off. If you follow these steps, you should ultimately find a reputable locksmith who you can trust with your security needs. Just follow these five steps and you will be all set! Don’t click…

Avoid Locksmith Scams: Google Ads

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Nowadays it seems there is always someone out there, trying to rip you off. You might get e-mails from a Nigerian Prince who claims he has millions of dollars that he has inherited, but can’t claim the money in his name and needs an overseas business partner. Or maybe you have won a “free cruise”…

How To Replace Transponder Keys

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Why are car keys so expensive? How do I replace transponder keys? These questions are asked at our shop several times during the week and something, we felt, was important to address in our blog. The answer, can take a bit of explaining and can sometimes get a little to “technical” for most people. But…