Baltimore NEW: SECURITY AND LOCK INSTALLATION
Call upon our nationally renowned locksmiths when you need new locks installed for your home or business!
Most people want to ensure that their homes and businesses are properly secured, but they don't look at the most obvious security issue when it comes to said locations: are the locks on the home or business out of date? Are they old, or broken? Most importantly, who has the keys? Many older locks have keys that have been copied dozens of times, thus creating a security risk. Making sure that you have the best security possible means it's time to start exploring new locks and security systems for your home or business. With a new and professionally installed security system, you can feel safe in your home as well as confident that your business interests are secure. Security is often one of the most overlooked aspects of daily life, so is that really the smartest way to protect your home or business? Instead, take a moment to consider a few things.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO CHANGE THE LOCKS?
For both residences and businesses, in general, security is inherited, meaning that all the security weaknesses are also inherited with the next tenant of a location. In general you don't know how many people have access to your keys, and ultimately how many people have access to your home or business right now. There's a good possibility that an ex-spouse of a previous tenant or disgruntled former employee of a previous business has access to your location right now. And that means security risks that you don't need. In fact there are a number of potential problem spots:
- After a break-in that damages your lock
- When your previous employee 'forgets' to return the office keys
- When you have to relocate to a new office
- A roommate moved out but retained possession of the keys
- When you need to upgrade your security system
- As part of your home or office renovations
- When your locks are simply old, outdated or damaged
- Divorce, death, or a new tenant
- Moving to a new home
- If your vehicle was broken into and a copy of the keys were taken
- Your keys are lost or stolen
When it's time to install new locks for your home or for your office for any reason (or your vehicle, for that matter) our expert locksmiths are here to help for your next lock install.
LOCK REPLACEMENT SERVICES
Masters of Both Business and Residential Security
When you call us, we send over a specialist to perform an initial security assessment by request. We use a multi-point system to determine potential security weaknesses and where your security itself needs upgrading. We have a full line of security solutions for every home or business, from the most basic and affordable to the highest-level security options available. The reason for this is because we believe quality home security is everyone's right. Not everyone needs a fingerprint scanner; for the average household a decent security system and deadbolts will fill all their security needs.
While many people will see security as simply heading down to the hardware store and buying a deadbolt on sale, this is never a good idea. In the first place, you have to know how to install a lock properly. In the second, you have to know which lock will fit which door. And if you don't install the lock properly it may not function as it's supposed to, thus providing diminished protection for the place it was installed. Because we have the experience and the know-how, our professional locksmiths can make sure your home or business is secure instead of hastily cobbled 'do it yourself' solutions.
Car Lock Installations and Changes
We are a security company, not just a home security company, so if you need to update the locks on your vehicle fleet or your home vehicle, it's time to call the experts. We are ready and waiting 24/7 to help out with all the tools necessary to install and repair car locks, no matter the size of the fleet. We work with all model vehicles, so you'll have your locks and automotive security upgraded in the shortest possible time frame. Security is what we do; why not upgrade your mobile security as well?
WHAT TYPE OF LOCKS DO WE SERVICE?
Industry Standard: The Deadbolt
The deadbolt lock is probably the first lock anyone thinks of when they think 'home security'. A lock that bolts into the door with the turn of a knob and opens with a key, most people assume a deadbolt is the only door lock out there (it isn't) but it is popular because it works so well. We stock a full supply of deadbolts from the best companies to obtain them from, including:
- Master Lock
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The Next Level: The Mortise Deadlocks
Similar in appearance to the deadbolt, the Mortise Deadlocks adds another layer of practical security. To open a Mortise Deadlock, you need a key for either side of the door. These locks are particularly useful when dealing with rooms in which no one except the keyholder should have access. Instead of a knob, there is another keyhole, guaranteeing that no one on either side can grant access they don't have. This is especially useful for rooms in which security must be carefully maintained internally as well as externally (unlike a regular house lock, for example-- you would need a lock to get in, but once inside probably don't want extra security in the kitchen. We use the best Mortise Deadlock systems in the industry, including:
High-Tech Lock Systems: the Latest in Security Technology
While most homes and businesses can do fine with the average electronic security system and a combination of the locks above, the technology for modern locks is light years ahead of older, physical key systems. Depending on the level of security your home or business needs, some modern lock systems might be exactly what you are looking for.
The immediate successor to the physical key, the keycard system is designed to make security simpler on the user end. Instead of a key (though physical keys can also be placed as backups), keycards allow the user to swipe to enter. They can have multiple points of access so that access can be restricted from one area for some users and are both programmable and reusable, meaning that an ex-employee can be locked out, even if he steals a keycard.
Keypad systems, like keycards, can be used to limit access to certain users. However, a keycard is not even necessary-- all that is needed is a programmed code for the user to get through. (They can also be used in conjunction with keycards for added security.)
Fingerprint and Retina Scans
The ultimate in home and business security, fingerprint systems limit opening of the doors to specific individuals in the system. Virtually impossible to beat, fingerprint locks make it impossible to get into an area unauthorized. While the expense is considerably higher, only thieves and crooks on the level of comic book villains and international spies are going to even try to get through.
Mobile Phone App Compatible Systems
Virtually all of today's modern lock systems can be made compatible with phone apps that will alert owners where someone is on your property. With real-time alerting, you have the comfort of knowing when and where everyone in the building is at all times. These locks are capable of working through Wi-Fi and wired systems, and not only will they notify you when you aren't home of attempts to break-in, but the police can also remotely be notified. (After that, make use of our emergency locksmith service.)
As technology continues to drop in price, the cost of these amazing systems continues to drop and are now reaching cost parity with traditional lock systems.
Why You Need a Lock Installation Now
We know how important security is to your home or business. When we lock our doors we want to know that the things and people that we care about are safe and secure. In business, having proper security is essential, so making sure you have the proper security for your business is paramount. We offer a full array of the latest products in security as well as qualified, competent professionals here to help your home or business stay secure. Call us and we will arrive in under 30 minutes to help meet your security needs.