3 easy Ways to Replace Your Lock Tumblers

3 easy Ways to Replace Your Lock Tumblers

One of the best, most effective and easiest among-st locksmith solutions is a lock tumbler replacement; they keep the lock strong and prevent all other keys from opening it, without the hassle of replacing a whole lock. Tumblers are essentially made up of: key pins, springs (that puts pressure on the pins that helps a lock reset after opening and closing it), and driver pins that maneuver between the last two- these are not part of your standard key tumbler replacement however sometimes they also get a replacement to fit different pins shapes. As part of our range of security services, Quickly Locksmith also offers a variety of locksmith solutions, including lock tumbler replacements – and here’s our locksmith tips.

Key tumbler replacement AKA re-keying a lock:

Perhaps one of the most common among-st residential locksmith solutions would be to simply re-key a lock; just as the name entails, this means a certain lock would still remain effective & solid, just for a different key. Quickly Locksmith also offers business locksmith solutions in Miami, and we highly recommend lock tumbler replacement whenever you move into a new property, so now you know who exactly has the keys.  

Mater key tumbler replacement:

With master key tumbler replacement you’re adding wafers (which is an additional tumbler that fits between the pin and the driver) making a certain lock open in two different ways; the regular key is still valid, as it moves in one direction, and the new master key will add a new layer working to open the lock from another direction. 

Pro’s and Con’s?

happy you asked- the major problem with master keys is they make your lock more exposed to burglaries in means of picking a lock, and that’s why when using a master key system in areas where lock picking is more common we highly recommend an additional locksmith solution and or security services to accompany 360 POV (security cameras / gate locks / security system etc.). Most locksmith in Miami working with real estate managers and agents as well as businesses would recommended a master key due to its amazing comfort- no need to carry around different keys, you have access to all you properties in one key – the MASTER!      

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Cost-Effective Ways to Secure a Sliding Glass Door Lock

Cost Effective Ways to Secure a Sliding Glass Door Lock

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A sliding glass door is usually not your home’s front door; however, it is still a focal entry point to your property… of course one would argue that in order to face your sliding glass door a burglar would have to first break-in your gates / enter your property in another way- that’s true, but the minute they do, a sliding glass door lock is highly vulnerable; their locks are easily maneuvered and provide very little protection, the glass itself can be broken (it’s messy, but if there is no one around to hear it- it’s a rather easy task), and the sliding glass door is usually less visible then your front home door- which makes it easier for burglars to enter your home without being noticed. 

Here’ a few locksmith Miami tips- how to secure a sliding glass door lock.

Back it up!

Any locksmith downtown Miami would offer you backup your sliding glass door lock with an additional security measurement; motion sensors alarms / security alarms / security cameras – all these security measurements won’t cost a heavy penny as they used to- today most certified locksmiths in Miami would offer effective products that are highly cost worthy with insurance. Once you can monitor and be notified whenever your glass door is being ‘attacked’ – you can rapidly call the police / involve your security company or even just cause a chaotic noise, driving a burglar away and minimizing damages.

Another lock never hurts:

Most locksmith downtown Miami would highly recommend placing Schlage high security chain inside the lower glass door track or install an auxiliary lock to accompany the regular lock. These security measures are of course here to provide you with a sense of security while you’re away / working / sleeping. Throughout the day the simple sliding glass door lock would be sufficient.   

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High-Security Door Locks: How to Choose the Best Brands?

High-Security Door Locks: How to Choose the Best Brands?

Considering changing your locks to high security locks? We have some tips to guide you through the selection process; as the main emergency locksmith in Miami we’re here to recommend first hand- what you should and shouldn’t pay attention do when elevating your home / office security- and let’s start off with a Spoiler! We highly recommend updating to high security locks.

Why pay more for your locks?

No doubt about it- high security locks are significantly more expensive than most regular locks, is it worth it? YUP! They’re highly effective with preventing burglaries, not only due to their internal mechanism (designed to lock & resist automatically with detecting any attack) but also as a measure of intimidation; you see when providing locksmith services in Miami you get to see what draws burglars and what drives them away, most emergency locksmith call we get can be prevented by using a solid brand of high security locks- true story!

What attributes you want and need? 

high security locks:

  • Strength: a lock’s resilience is measured by its bolt & metal content. Look for effective strong bolts that can’t be cut / damaged without a noisy tool. Check the metal by the locks’ weight- a 100% metal locks will be much heavier than a cheap one constructed by other materials. Feel free to check out Quickly Locksmith services in Miami for further info in regards to manufactures.
  • Cylinder density: a cylinder is partly visible; therefore, you want it to be as complex as possible. So hard to pick that most burglars would rather look for an easier target; if you have a keypad / smart door lock you don’t have to worry about it. Most locksmith services in Miami who offer certified locksmith services would be happy to look at your door and see what will be the best fit for you (the door itself must be strong enough to hold and secure a bolt + high security lock).    
  • Key control: a patent unique to high security locks – prevents coping your keys.   

A Word of Advice:

We’ve been working in Miami as a locksmith 24 hours service for over a decade and we know these high security locks are rather affordable when looking at it as an investment; when checking how expansive the damages of a sudden burglary would cost. Quickly Locksmith offers locksmith services in Miami as well as a local locksmith store, where you can check out our high security locks (Mul-T-Lock, Medeco, etc.) and ask our certified locksmiths what would be the best choice for you.  

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I lost my house keys- Should I change my locks?

I lost my house keys- Should I change my locks?

Losing your keys could be rather annoying, always disturbing, forever disruptive to your daily routine (why oh why is it never on the schedule?), but is it also alarming? Could you experience real damages if your keys end up in the wrong hands? Should you change your locks every time you lose your keys? 

Not to worry – your local locksmith service is here to help!

Where and when did you lose your keys?

If you have a solid, strong lock – don’t be so quick to change it, could be rather expansive to do so. When losing your keys in another city, another country, when you know exactly where it might be (a business meeting / a friends’ house) – there’s no need to carry the costs of a new lock. Simply call your local locksmith service to come over and make a spare key, a certified locksmith doesn’t need the original key to do so. In case you lost your keys and you have no idea where it might be, consider the consequences accordingly- is there a possibility your keys might be found by the wrong people? Does it have any info on it in regards to where these keys belong to? If so- you should consider changing your locks.

Different locks – different results!

Some innovative locks and high security locks offers a chance to change the keyhole without replacing the entire lock, which means your old lost keys are now disposable. Any one of Miami certified locksmith services can easily do it for you- 24/7. Take under consideration that all your spare keys are now disposable as well and you’ll need a new set of keys…

Let’s face it- sometimes you just need to change your locks.

Any certified locksmith will tell you- locks are only effective for a certain period of time, eventually they all wear-out, in term of resilience. In case it’s been a few years since you last changed your locks, take this unfortunate event and make some lemonade by improving your security. You can assist Quickly Miami locksmith for our certified locksmith advice – free of charge, at our local locksmith store!     

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Choosing The Right Warehouse Locks

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Warehouse Security: Choosing The Right Warehouse Locks

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Securing a warehouse properly depends on its size, the area in which its located in and of course its content; each one of these three can determine which security measurements will best serve your security requirements. Quickly Locksmith Miami also offers free price estimation in regards to any property you might require about, at our local locksmith store. Here are some of our locksmith downtown Miami tips to take under consideration when choosing your warehouse locks.

Strong locks are key!

And yes- the pun was intended… locksmiths in Miami deal with warehouse security quite often – most locksmiths in Miami will test a lock’s strength by its metal. you want to see a strong metal composition on all parts of the lock that are exposed to attacks – the locks’ exterior housing, its bolts & shackles etc.- the stronger the metal the more resilient your locks are. You should also make sure the cylinder complexity and chose a lock that offers high internal complexity.

Which threats are you dealing with?

Everything we’ve mentioned by now is your ordinary checkup for any warehouse locks & security. But as you probably already know, and most locksmiths in Miami can verify – not all security threats are exterior; sometimes you’re dealing with suppliers coming-in late at night for pick-ups (their drivers, their trucks- accessing your property), in other times you might even have to be aware of your own team (multiple teams, a lot of temporary employees). Each security problem can be resolved- not all can be covered by locks, as strong and effective as they might be! 

Quickly Locksmith Miami has been offering warehouses and construction sites locksmith services in Miami and we’re here to offer a professional security Audit to expose your property’s security soft spots. Security cameras / restricted entry smart locks / smart gate lock – in case you want our advice in regards to your warehouse you’re welcome to come check out our local locksmith store in Miami. 

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How to evaluate the Safe you’re buying

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How to evaluate the Safe you’re buying?

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When security & locks are concerned – big brands mean long lasting products in cost worthy prices, without these two going hand in hand to match each and every product a manufacturer releases, a brand simply won’t last too long in this competitive global market. Most locksmiths in Miami will tell you first hands- cheap safes (purchased in big shopping stores online / general department stores etc.) are very easy to break, in most cases a burglar won’t even have to ‘break-in’. 

Quickly Locksmith Miami offers safes locksmith service for residential & commercial purposes, and here’s our expert tips to take under consideration when purchasing a safe.

What’s its designated purpose?

Two things you should decide right of the bat: 

  1. What’s inside the safe (+-) B. Its location (visible / hidden); 

any locksmith downtown Miami could look at any location you chose and clarify the pros & cons- let’s try to do so online… 

when a safe is visible you must have a strong, reliable brand as anyone accessing your home / office is now aware of it. A strong safe is one with a tight space between the safe’s door to its body, as this space is the first leverage any burglar immediately spots as an opportunity to tare the safe open. Another thing most locksmiths in Miami will tell you to watch for is the safe’s welding method; to put it simply, if you spot a welding overlap (lines / big dots of metal) so does the one looking to open your safe- because that’s an indication for cheap manufactured, easy to break open safes.

Home / office safe:

Most locksmiths in Miami will ask first – how many people should & can access a certain safe? Our recommendation, If more than one person should have access, make sure you take 3 key security measurements: 1. Tighten the safe to a secures wall 2. Purchase a reliable, strong digital lock (with automated locking mechanism) 3. Make sure the safe remains out of sight.

Of course in about 60% of the cases when purchasing a home safe you nearly want some stuff safely away, probably don’t need all the drama of securing it and monitoring its access- but just in case you’re still wondering – Quickly Locksmith Miami is here to offer our leading safes brands and for any further questions you might have, we also offer safes locksmith services 24/7.

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Locked Out of Your Steamer Trunk? How to Open Antique Trunks

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Locked Out of Your Steamer Trunk? How to Open Antique Trunks?

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Antique trucks are a unique vehicle, that takes unique up keeping as you probably know by now… when locked out of your steamer trunk you really shouldn’t call any locksmith available – but make sure you call a certified locksmith service that knows how to handle antique locks. 

Miami’s local locksmith service is here to help- Quickly Locksmith, here’s our tips, 

and if you’re still locked out- don’t hesitate, call Miami locksmith for the rescue!

Which Antique lock are we dealing with?

First thing we should check when trying to ‘break-in’ to your steamer trunk is which lock are you currently using.

Pin Tumbler locks – not really used for genuine antique trunks, but more for the modern versions trying to embrace the antique appearance of steamer trunks. It’s very easy to identify Pin tumbler locks, simply use a flashlight and glance inside the keyhole to spot the pins. Now… to open this lock you really need to know how to pick a lock – if you don’t have any real experience, this would be the time to call a certified locksmith. 

But, if you know your way around a few locks all you need here is a tension wrench.

Warded locks: 

old, ancient, strong- but lucky for you, also very easy to break- in to! If wondering about your lock- to check if it’s a Warded lock you simply look inside the keyhole as they are usually wide open and you can see inside.

When opening this kind of locks you head straight for the locking mechanism and use Skelton keys, make sure they’re almost all the way in with just a little bit hanging out, that way you could twist them and open your lock. Any local locksmith service around could help out with a set of Skelton keys, and if you can’t find help and don’t have access to Skelton keys call a certified Miami locksmith to come help out in no time.            

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How to remove a broken padlock

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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.

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Easy ways to unlock a door without a key

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Easy ways to unlock a door without a key

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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.

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

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

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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

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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.   

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