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Should I Rekey a New Lock?
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David Davidof

Should I Rekey a New Lock?

When moving into a new home or relocating to a new business premises, who still has access to the property is a major concern. So, when should you rekey a new lock or change the lock completely? If you don’t necessarily have any concerns about the security of a lock but are worried about who

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Why Won't My Key Turn in the Lock
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David Davidof

Why Won’t My Key Turn in the Door Lock?

There are several things that can go wrong with a lock and a key simply not turning is one of them. A broken barrel, gearbox, or lock body are just some of the reasons why keys stop turning. Other reasons include seized lock pins, faulty levers, and a broken bolt thrower. Many of these problems

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Why Does My Key Say Do Not Duplicate
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David Davidof

Why Does My Key Say Do Not Duplicate?

The only time that “Do Not Duplicate” means anything is if a key is part of a registered master key system. A key can still be copied even if it states it shouldn’t be duplicated. However, if a key is patent-protected or a registered design, it’s illegal to duplicate it. Any key with a registered

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Why is a Locksmith Expensive?
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David Davidof

Why is a Locksmith Expensive?

When it comes to locksmiths, quality and experience doesn’t come cheap. It’s important to think twice before paying a surprisingly low cost for a locksmith. It might mean they are using inferior products or simply don’t have enough experience. Changing and repairing locks requires specific equipment and skills, particularly when dealing with advanced security systems.

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How Long Does a Locksmith Take to Arrive?
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David Davidof

How Long Does It Take a Locksmith to Come Out?

On average, it shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes for a locksmith to reach your location, particularly if you contacted someone in your immediate area. However, there are a number of factors that could extend the wait time, including traffic and weather conditions, other clients, and construction detours. If you don’t feel safe waiting outside

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Will a Locksmith Break Your Locks?
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David Davidof

Does a Locksmith Break Your Locks?

No, a locksmith doesn’t need to break or damage a lock to gain entry to a home or vehicle. Experienced locksmiths can use a series of non-destructive techniques to open a door, while still keeping the lock in tack. It becomes slightly trickier when the locks are more advanced though. Advanced security systems can be

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Can a Locksmith Open a Safe?
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David Davidof

Can a Locksmith Open a Safe?

Yes, it is possible for a locksmith to open a safe, but you will need to find some information first. To open a safe, a locksmith needs the safe brand name, model, and serial number. The brand is not difficult to find – it’s usually right on the door. You will more than likely also

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Can a Locksmith Make a Key Without the Original?
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David Davidof

Can a Locksmith Make a Key Without the Original?

Yes, it is possible for a locksmith to make a key without the original – one of three methods can be used for this. The first is to cut the key to code. Every lock and key have specific alphanumeric codes that can be used to create copies. If the code is not available, a

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