What to Expect from Your Local Lock Shop

What to Expect from Your Local Lock Shop

Sometimes a locksmith craft seams irrelevant- you want a quick job, cheap price- yes there’s no shame in saying it, and a random search for a local locksmith near me will generate a hefty list of professionals. Who to choose? How to go about it? Well obviously if you’re in Florida, go for the best locksmith service in Miami- Quickly locksmiths, Miami local locksmith service for residential, commercial and automobile! But in case you’re reading this outside of Florida- here’s our locksmith tips on what to expect when looking for a locksmith near me service.

Certification is gold:

If your locksmith is certified- you can rest assure and sit back; first, a certified locksmith’s job is safer as he’s trained by professionals. Second, this is not a one-month gig for him, this is his livelihood, therefore he’s experienced and trustworthy. Third, his work in insured and you can use the recipe later for any insurance claims.

Look for a local locksmith near me + local locksmith store!

Almost any Miami local locksmith service has a locksmith store where you can come and seek their locksmith tips and guidelines. A store means this is a serious service with solid clientele, the best locksmith service in Miami – Quickly Locksmith, offers a wide range of products available at our local locksmith store. Some of the locksmith services you see online might be here today and vanish tomorrow- you want a Miami local locksmith service who’ll stay around when you need them next.

Availability is Key!

Emergency is the name of the game when it comes to security and locks. More them 30 min response time is extremely critical when you’re experiencing an emergency or locked out… Here, at the Best locksmith service in Miami – Quickly locksmith, we offer 24/7 emergency locksmith services and don’t worry- we keep a low response time, lower then 15 min!

When looking for a local locksmith near me service – look for these indications here and make sure you’re calling a reliable locksmith service!      

Know anyone that would enjoy this article? share it with them:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Need a high quality, lightning fast locksmith? Select a service:

Click to check out our 5-Star reviews:

More articles you may like:

Doorknob turn but won’t open? how to fix jammed and stuck locks

locksmith technician prepares the door for installation at a condo in Miami FL

Door knob turn but won't open? how to fix jammed and stuck locks

locksmith technician prepares the door for installation at a condo in Miami FL

Your key is right here and the lock seems just fine so… where’s the problem?

Hold on before looking for a ‘locksmith near me’ we have some tips to help you fix a jammed / stuck locks.

Check your door knob first:

A door knob works on a loaded bolt, each time you spin the handle you’re basically retracing the bolt, when the lock is at its normal state the spring is longer. In situations where the door knob turns yet it won’t open – the problem is probably something to do with the handle & bolt, there are a few options here, but safest way to go about it is to call a local locksmith service to help out.

To try and fix the problem yourself you’d first want to take the knobs off, then the handles and thru spindle- then use the whole you’ve just created inside your door to try and twist and see is this retracts the handle back.

Door lock won’t lock…

Your door lock is stuck open and won’t lock? Any local locksmith services will safely help out in a matter of minutes, and most locksmith downtown Miami will advise on rapid actions as you are now exposed…

First check to see (mostly with older locks) if you spot rust / mold on your lock’s internals, because this might cause them to worn out. Also the key might not work in the cylinder for being worn out- in this case a spare key will fix you up. After thoroughly checking both cylinder and key you should take a look and see your door isn’t the problem here.

  If you tried one of our DIY tips and it didn’t quite work out don’t be shy – call a local locksmith service and tell them your problem. Most ‘locksmiths near me’ search will generate a nice list of reliable professionals offer locksmith services 24/7.

Know anyone that would enjoy this article? share it with them:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Need a high quality, lightning fast locksmith? Select a service:

Click to check out our 5-Star reviews:

More articles you may like:

How to remove a broken padlock

our local locksmith using pic tool to open a locked door in Miami clients house

How to remove a broken padlock

Re keying a door lock of a residential door, and replacing old lock with a new high security lock

In approximately 95% of the time when dealing with a broken padlock scenario you might as well just say goodbye and break the entire lock, as most likely it won’t survive and maintain its effectiveness for much longer. However, sometimes its what’s inside you care about- what this lock might be guarding right now, that you don’t want to damage? 

Or perhaps the door is sensitive and any further destructive moves might damage its design?

As the leading locksmith service in Miami we’re here to give you a few DIY tips on how to properly deal and safely remove a broken padlock.

Let’s have a clear look:

just because its broken doesn’t mean it’s useless; you’d be surprised to learn that after removing a broken padlock correctly, it might work (not as efficiently and you’ll probably need to purchase a few single parts- but a good padlock is worth it). 

So the first thing you have to do is clean the lock inside and out. Lubricating all visible parts of the lock and try to let the lubrication oil penetrate the padlock, helping the locks’ parts to slide past each other.  

If you’re having an emergency and need to remove a broken padlock ASAP you can call a locksmith 24 hours service and rest assure – you’re in- in no time.

Cut it – don’t knock on it:

It won’t be our first measure, as cutting a padlock might be a ted aggressive, but if you own the proper tools (or a neighbor / friend might help out) – this would be the quickest way to remove a broken padlock with minimum damages all around.

All you need is a strong arm and a pair of bolt cutters (the bigger and stronger the lock – the larger tools it’ll require to cut it) will do the trick, any locksmith Miami has to offer could easily recommend the right cutters for your lock. Most locksmith offer locksmith services 24 hours so you can call up and ask for our free advice over the phone at any time.

Know anyone that would enjoy this article? share it with them:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Need a high quality, lightning fast locksmith? Select a service:

Click to check out our 5-Star reviews:

More articles you may like:

Easy ways to unlock a door without a key

screwing and finishing brand new door installation including brand new high security lock

Easy ways to unlock a door without a key

Our locksmith technician installing a brand new door in a residential building in Miami FL

Hey it happens! We all lose our keys along the way… 

And you know, you absolutely positively know you have a spare waiting for you inside the only problem is, how to get in?

Any emergency locksmith services available around could easily get you home / wherever you need to get into, but sometimes- don’t you just want to know how to ‘break-in’ yourself? Don’t worry you can answer; we won’t tell a soul… 

Bouncing the lock:

Here’s a tricky one for you, and we put it in first as bouncing the lock and bumping it slightly is a method most Miami locksmiths know all too well. It’s a highly effective measure to unlocking a locks without a key- simply get a bump key (very easy to get- doesn’t work on cars) and insert it inside the lock, then use a screwdriver / hammer to generate pressure and push the bump key pins up inside the lock; try to start off lightly, adding pressure as you feel the bump key inside the lock until it opens. 

Drilling it out:

In case you’ve reached this point, you really best off calling an emergency locksmith services around. If you’re reading this where no locksmith service can assist you at moment make sure you know – drilling a lock will properly open it in a matter of minutes, but it will cause damages to your door and eliminate the lock from ever being useful again.

Ready? get a drill & screwdriver and make sure you drill just above the lock, separating the driver pins while holding the lock in place. Then use the screwdriver to rotate the plug and your lock is open. Make sure you contact a local locksmith service or even an emergency locksmith service ASAP as you are property’s now exposed.

Other outdated methods:

We could sell you with the old credit card / using hair pins to pick the lock- but that mostly works in movies. Good thing is – no matter how long you spend trying to pick your own lock open (unless it’s fairly old- over 15 years old… in that case- go for it!) or shove a credit card in there, you won’t cause any severe damages to your door and locks. However, you should probably be aware that most modern locks are very strong resilient mechanism, it’s not easily to open them with little familiarity & experience.

So tip of the day – if you know what you’re doing with heavy machinery try to do it yourself as described here, and if locksmith isn’t your top attribute you can call a locksmith services to help out.

Know anyone that would enjoy this article? share it with them:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Need a high quality, lightning fast locksmith? Select a service:

Click to check out our 5-Star reviews:

More articles you may like:

How to ‘break-in’ your own home when losing/misplacing your keys

How to 'break-in' your own home when losing/misplacing your keys?

Our locksmith technician installing a brand new door in a residential building in Miami FL

Oh no, you left your home and just realized the keys are still inside- damn it!

We all do it… not on purpose, but hey it happens… Now’s not the time to get med and call yourself a bunch of names, you’d never let someone else say those nasty things to you right? So stop saying it in your head!

And the most important thing to remember right about now is- don’t take your frustration out on your lock- it’s not its fault, and it’s not going to respond well to anger and attempts to force it open (any other day you’d thank it for being so strong and resilient, probably not today..).   

DIY tips that will help you get back inside:

when you forget / misplace your keys, or… when your door is automatically locked and you realize you forgot your keys inside- one second too late you can call a locksmith services to help out or try:

  • Call a neighbor / friend / anyone that might have a spare key
  • Check for open windows / back doors / basement door
  • Use a plastic card to open an unlocked door: insert it slightly and look for the lock mechanism inside. Once you find it start gently shaking the handle and the plastic card will slowly open your lock
  • If you have a screwdriver available you can remove your door knob and then use the screwdriver to simply unlock it

Locksmith Miami – 24/7!

In case you try a bunch of stuff and nothing works- stop there! You don’t want to cause any damages to your door, or further damages to your knob / lock.

Quickly Locksmith is the leading locksmith Miami has to offer; we offer locksmith services around the clock and we come well prepared with our mobile locksmith units to fix your lock, make a spare on site and get you back to your home ASAP.   

Know anyone that would enjoy this article? share it with them:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Need a high quality, lightning fast locksmith? Select a service:

Click to check out our 5-Star reviews:

More articles you may like:

Antique Lock Repair: How to make old locks new again

old locks

Antique Lock Repair: How to make old locks new again

Locks & Keys - Quickly locksmith Miami

Antique lock repair is a task that requires certain locksmiths skills, as you can probably guess antique locks are not your average ‘lock on the door’ and therefor, we’d like to offer a word of advice; As these locks are very strong and effective throughout time, most locksmiths in Miami would suggest you keep them in good shape and enjoy them for as long as they remain solid.

Exterior (appearance) Vs. Interior (functionality):

The common problem most locksmiths in Miami encounter when dealing with antique locks is their appearance; why is that even a problem you ask? Good one! Well, most locksmiths in Miami will tell you firsthand- when your home holds an impressing exterior along side a shaky looking lock, burglars take notice, in fact, that’s exactly what they’re looking for.

You don’t need to look for a locksmith Downtown Miami just yet! If all is well as far as the lock functionality, you can really handle the exterior section all by yourself. It doesn’t require any locksmith skills. Just head to your local locksmith Downtown Miami, show them a picture of your lock and ask for a polish spray for antique locks / a new layer of color.

old locks

DIY locksmithing tips for antique locks repair:

Rust perhaps one of the biggest problems with antique locks. You can gently remove the lock, soak its parts in Vinegar for a few hours (check and see according to the materials for how long). Before you remove any part make sure you know how to put it all back together. After soaking in Vinegar, you must spray and clean each part and let it dry.

Lock’s not solid if you notice the lock is lose / you hear shaking inside when using it. Try to remove it (take a pic – so you know how & where everything should go back) and see what’s ‘cooking’ inside. If something’s broken you should head to your local locksmith downtown Miami, but if it’s only a loose part or two- you can replace them at a special locksmiths store for antique locks.

Internal mechanical problems rust / loose parts / nonfunctional parts. Sometimes all you need is a look inside your lock to spot the problem and get the whole lock effective and strong again.   

Know anyone that would enjoy this article? share it with them:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Need a high quality, lightning fast locksmith? Select a service:

Click to check out our 5-Star reviews:

More articles you may like:

Door lock problems that should not be ignored

Our locksmith technician installing a brand new door in a residential building in Miami FL

Door lock problems that should not be ignored

Our locksmith technician installing a brand new door in a residential building in Miami FL

Your front door lock is probably the busiest lock around the house; with every in & out the front door lock and your gate lock are active. Most residential locksmith will tell you first hand- don’t mistake your door & gate locks strength fool you, they both require yearly maintenance. Almost every locksmith Miami has to offer could replace and fix a broken lock, but there are some measures you could totally DIY!

Locks accessories- Knobs, Handles, Doors:

A lock doesn’t stand on its own, you must know, but when one part loosens the rest tend to follow. First locksmith tip would be- check and strengthen the handles, knobs and lock separately (don’t forget most door and gate locks & accessories are exposed to climate hazards all year long). This would be a great time to check for rust / loose bolt / worn out part, because as most locksmith downtown Miami would tell you first hands- one loose part is all a burglar needs to break the rest. In case you moved into a new home or just experienced a security breach, you shouldn’t try these tips, our recommendation would be to look for a locksmith downtown Miami.  

New steel three bolt door lock after installation made by our Quickly locksmiths technicians

Broken Key stuck inside the lock!

Oh ya… we know! It isn’t a fun day when your key gets jammed inside your lock, but take a breather and don’t start pulling and turning it just yet! Here are some locksmith tips on how to handle a key stuck inside the lock:

Try to remove as many pieces of the key away from the key-way. Don’t try to fix and shift your lock before you do so, as the broken pieces might get stuck where you can’t reach them…if you manage to gently poll the whole key out, piece by piece you’re doing perfect!

Check your lock: if you manage to retrieve all pieces of the key out this would be the time to check and see you lock is still fully responsive, perhaps it was damaged in the process. Use a spare key to check the locking mechanism. If it doesn’t respond fully (retracts & extends) you might want to check the manufacturer’s website for online support or call a locksmith downtown Miami to come check out the problem, most could offer onsite solutions and strengthen the knobs around in no time!

Know anyone that would enjoy this article? share it with them:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Need a high quality, lightning fast locksmith? Select a service:

Click to check out our 5-Star reviews:

More articles you may like:

Emergency Steps To Take Immediately After A Home Burglary

Our Mobile Locksmiths Unit Provides Residential Locksmith Services In a Home At Miami Beach

Emergency Steps To Take Immediately After A Home Burglary

Smart Home Control for Locks & security of your home

Home intrusions are probably the most alarming accident that might occur under your roof; losing all control and knowledge of what just happen (and perhaps is still happening), on top of the financial lose that usually follows and your family’s distress – it is highly understandable you don’t think clearly right now. Take a breather, and follow these instructions step by step.

Safety first:

You don’t know is the burglar is still around, you don’t know what he/they was looking for, you, most likely don’t know the data and statistics of the area right now; therefore we highly recommend you drop everything and find a safe spot in your property and lock the door. Once you know you’re safe – call the police ASAP, they have the deterrence it takes to remove the criminal from your home for good, once he spots the police in the horizon you can rest assure he’ll start running. On top of that, you’d want them to fill out an official report and increase the chances to catch the burglar (and also, you’ll need their report later for insurance claims).

Start assessing:

What you have? What you’ve lost? What was damaged? Where did the intruder came from? How did he / they leave?

This is the right moment to call an emergency locksmith service, better yet- a certified residential locksmith service in your area. As locksmiths we can offer maximum security coverage, a security audit that sheds a light on your property’s security soft spot, an immediate replacement for any damaged locks / gates / doors / security cameras / security systems. Here at Quickly Locksmith we’re available day & night to answer any emergency locksmith call, we’re there with in 15 min since your call was answered and we’re coming well equipped to get your property back to normal. Start taking inventory – what’s damaged? What’s stolen?

Back to normal:

Reaching from our rich experience as the leading residential locksmith service in Miami we highly recommend you get your home back in order ASAP, don’t let the mess and broken stick until the next morning. In most cases, a burglar is looking for a fast pay and not more than that… it was alarming nonetheless, and still you’d better try and move past it for your family’s overall peace of mind. However, this is the time to seek the advice of a certified locksmith service in Miami FL; any certified residential locksmith service would be able to offer a security audit and reliable security set-up to protect you better in the future.

Know anyone that would enjoy this article? share it with them:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Need a high quality, lightning fast locksmith? Select a service:

Click to check out our 5-Star reviews:

More articles you may like:

Top Reasons Why Every Business Must Have A Security Budget

After Finishing An Amazing Commercial Locksmith Services Project, With The Property Manager At CMX Miami

Top reasons why every business must have a security budget

Locksmith Miami Services For Commercial Projects CMX In Brickell City Center Miami Downtown

Business owner and manager be aware- we’re the leading locksmith service in Miami for commercial properties and we’re here to share our knowledge, so you won’t have to experience a security breach, along with its painful consequences. There are plenty of affordable locksmiths in your area who can secure your business from top to bottom, but why should you maintain a security budget every year? Great question!

Safe is a whole lot cheaper than sorry:

If you look at your online info security systems, you’re bound to reach the same conclusion every time – the cost is minor when you put it next to the potential loss. You’d be surprised to discover, the same goes for any security – online and off; of course online security often requires an update and a yearly fee, but all your company folders are protected at all times, some even go as far as adding an extra detector that spots potential security breaches before they get the chance to mature into a real threat. The minute you have a security budget- you have a locksmith service in Miami (or wherever you might be) working for you nonstop, 24/7, offering the best products for you, making sure all your business property requirements are being met at all time.

You’re the pro at what you do- so are we!

Buddha used to preach – what you think, you create! Don’t waste time thinking about things you really don’t need to think about; which brand is the most reliable? Do I need a smart lock? And if so, which one will best serve my requirements? What is the standard fee for emergency locksmith service in Miami? Where is the nearest locksmith?

All these questions can easily be transformed into one- who’s the locksmith service in Miami I can trust with my business? The rest is up to them.

Be prepared for anything:

Your employees, your guests, fellow neighbors in your building, a daily staff (cleaning, mail, food etc.) – all the people who pass by your business every week should know you’re aware and prepared in terms of security maintenance.  That’s not to say they’re all looking to steal from you! But you never know… an affordable locksmith service in Miami by your side helps establish the appearance of a strong, reliable business. One you shouldn’t try and attack based on a hunch.

Knowledge = power!

knowing you don’t know everything is wisdom! Let a professional locksmith service in Miami offer you all the info based on your property’s requirement and you gain long distance control, info and possibly even regulation. Don’t let your business outgrow your managing abilities- with smart keys access and security cameras your always informed!

Here at Quickly Locksmith we’ve been working with business owners and managers for years- our experience and great familiarity of Miami’s areas is a huge bonus, give us a call and we’ll find the best use of your security budget based on your property’s security requirements.  

Know anyone that would enjoy this article? share it with them:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Need a high quality, lightning fast locksmith? Select a service:

Click to check out our 5-Star reviews:

More articles you may like:

The Important Role Of Digital Security

The important role of digital security

During the last decade you can spot a massive rise in extra security based on personalized entrance; it’s the leading modern gateway to any local folders available online, it’s the only way to accesses an office building, and it has become the best way to manage multiple accesses for a varied number of people. Digital doors and locks are the way of the future, that’s not to say they’re there to replace the old lock on the door, but they can protect you from a whole different aspect.

Knowledge is power:

How many visitors accesses your property daily?

How about each week?

How many of your employees currently have access to all offices in your business?

Do you enjoy absolute control on your property when you’re away?

And how about when you’re right there, but busy?

Once you’ve installed a digital door / lock the answers to all these questions is not only at top of your fingers, it’s your call! Like most digital solutions there to protect information, digital locks and digital doors are easy to operate, install and manage. Digital security offers protection like no other lock in terms of knowledge- you know who has access & where to, you could tell who showed up to work today and even get a e-mail print of all your employees attendance. I could keep going but I think you get the message – once you have digital security you control every room in your property and further more, you know what’s going on under your roof.

Different types of digital locks and doors:

The digital lock could start as simple replacement to your building’s security guard as a coded entry lock- also known as keypad lock (even though it probably wont say ‘good morning’ when you pass by) and up to radio frequency identification that can restrict entrance to each room without having to take the key (card) out of your wallet; The transmitter identifies who is standing at the entrance and open the door automatically. There are also Bluetooth systems that operate the same way but via phone and of course there is the top restricted digital locks- bio-metric digital locks, that identify the person via his own body (finger print, eyes). Each system serves different security requirements but they all share one quality- each room in your property is now secured, and the minute that security is breached- you know about it, you could even manage the whole thing online (using extra security of course / assisting cameras etc.).

Sounds complicated? Fear not for we are here to help out, contact us.

   

Know anyone that would enjoy this article? share it with them:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email

Need a high quality, lightning fast locksmith? Select a service:

Click to check out our 5-Star reviews:

More articles you may like:

Call Now Button
back to top