Archive for May 23, 2013
Are you curious to know a few secrets of the locksmith trade? What is it about locksmith’s that make them so good at picking locks, or opening doors? If you’ve ever wondered how it is that a locksmith has come to be known as the ultimate gatekeeper, keep reading to learn a few secrets of the business.
For starters, you should always do a little research on the locksmith Edmonton you are looking to hire. This is a touchy subject wherein there is a fine line between breaking and entering and performing legal work. Some locksmiths are scam artists. A lot will convince the lock owner that the lock is somehow tricky or special, requiring drills to gain entry. Then the bill starts to rise. Be sure you know ahead of time if the kind of lock you need opening is something this locksmith Edmonton can truly open, without unnecessary drilling. It’s never a good time to get locked out, especially of your car at 2 a.m. Be aware that the locksmith is more likely to charge double the cost to unlock you car, say $120, instead of the $60 service during daylight hours.
Your locksmith Edmonton may remark that your locks are weak. Be advised that any lock graded under 2 is probably mass produced and super easy to pick or open. A locksmith Edmonton will tell you that the best locks are dead bolts that have been properly installed. They should come with a security plate and at least have two to three inches that go into the door’s frame. Another secret a locksmith will remind homeowners of is any turn or twist dead bolts are easy to manipulate if they are next to a glass window. Those who really want to gain entry will break the glass and turn the lock. Instead, it is recommended that the homeowner use a cylinder lock that requires the use of a key on the inside. Many keys can be duplicated even if they specifically say they cannot.
If you really want protection, discuss with your locksmith edmonton which keys really cannot be replicated. Don’t believe anyone at a hardware store or otherwise that says they are the only ones who can make copies. A car locksmith edmonton can usually make keys, and for a lot cheaper. Lockouts can be problematic, especially those that regard a divorce. Anyone who has locked the other one out may have gone as far as getting the locks changed. If that’s the case, call a locksmith Edmonton to get back inside unless the court has issued a restraining order. If so, no locksmith anywhere wants to get involved in that situation. Those who may have forgotten to try the lock before calling the locksmith edmonton will still get charged for the service call.
So when you’re in a jam and you need a lock opened or a key made, call a locksmith Edmonton and let the professionals open the door for you.