I found a situation where a drilled hole that is not aligned with the bolt mechanism caused the motor in the electronic lock to be over stressed and fail.
The strike plate was neglected and a drive in for the bolt used. In this case, the motor was left working only intermittently and the lock non- functional. Thankfully, the lock manufacturer may be willing to provide a refund for the damaged lock.
For now, we installed a new electronic lock and positioned the strike plate and bolt properly. It works beautifully and now covered by our warrantee. Done right the first time is always best!
Was out at a local business recently servicing a Paddle Handle that had been sprung. The door closer was leaking hydraulic fluid. It caused the door to slam. This caused parts of the door mechanism to come loose and the latch to become damaged due to persistent use in such a condition.
If it had been serviced right away, a tightening is all that would have been needed. But as it was, a new paddle handle was required and cost more.
All that to say, minding your hardware is repaired as soon as it becomes damaged is worth it.
On site at a local business this week, we were investigating a side door to have an alarm lock installed. We provide free estimates for all types of security issues a business may encounter.
Also was out at a residence rekeying a front door. Found the hinges sagging on one side making the door on an angle. Not wanting to jeopardize the hardware installation, I corrected the hinges first.
Whenever issues like that are encountered, I always make sure corrections are made to ensure the best installation possible. When asking for a quote, make sure all areas supporting the installation are described for us and that can help. We are always willing to discuss your security and hardware needs.
One job yesterday involved removing a seized master lock on the tailgate of a truck. I cored the lock to gain access to the pins. It was seized completely on.
If you have a lock that looks like a hopeless situation, give us a call.
Customers come by the shop with vehicles or hardware that need opening or new keys and save on the service call.
acquiring equipment to best meet the need for re-programming keys of all types of vehicles. From all the calls we've received, there is a need in our county for more affordable key programming and replacement than can be offered by local dealerships. Always worth considering the programming capability of locksmith services if ever in that position!
Several times our company has been the best option for many Wetaskiwin and Leduc County residents. We have to wonder what would be their option if we were not positioned perfectlyin the middle of both counties. We are the only Certified Journeyman Locksmith serving this well populated and thriving area around Wetaskiwin.
Keep our number handy!
Its not uncommon to get early morning open up calls. This time is was someone needing to get to work from a rural Leduc county residence. Its cold outside, the house is locked, the keys are in the car running the engine and its doors are locked. If they call an Edmonton locksmith they would be waiting a full hour at least. By calling us, they can be glad to know they'll be in the road again within 20 minutes.
If you are a Leduc or Wetaskiwin County resident, keep our number handy: we take calls 24 hours a day if you ever find yourself in a similar situation!
Spent the evening keying up leversets and modifying desks to receive drawer locks for a local Wetaskiwin business office. Also cut filing cabinet keys, another bonus of working in this trade. It is great to watch the peace of mind that comes to business employees and owners when they know their business information is secure. We like the challenge of impressioning keys for locks that are without them. One of a locksmith's skills is anticipating potential problems in an installation job and being prepared to handle them so that locks and keys are prepared correctly. Offices, often with a variety of older furniture, are among those things we are proud to secure to a business' satisfaction.
If your business is in need of some enhanced security features, give us a call at 780-387-8421. We'd be glad to provide a free quote with options tailored to your office space.
Been seeing an increased need for key programming, vehicle open ups, keys for trunks and other needs. Thankfully, codes are coming readily using some effective tools and programmers. However, with vehicle keys nowadays, the process can be finicky as the computerized components within each new make and model arent always cooperative with all tools. It is always a bit of a gamble. Will the computer respobd to the programmer? Will a non-chipped key (as per customer request due to cheapness) keep working the vehicle or suddenly stop working? Its one of those things that brings locksmiths into question but is just evidence of a flawed and diverse vehicle keying system. Thankfully there are few jobs we have had to turn away. Take a look at our latest google reviews for insight into our expansion into automotive service!
As our recent customers can attest, we are commited to sticking with it, no matter the challenges.
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