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10/04/2013
By: missy.thomas.37
ABC Safe & Lock Inc
When I called open doors to change out some locks for me they called me to let me know when they would arrive, when they got here they were courteous and nice. I had a few issues with my door not opening well and a keyless entry that did not work. They replaced all my locks and fixed my door so that I can actually use my front door now. I couldn't believe how they went above and beyond to help me to make sure I was safe. I would recommend to any of my friends b/c businesses like this are the ones that stay in business b/c they know how to treat a customer.. Thanks for a job well done and going that extra mile!!!!
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05/26/2016
By: Robert Y.
American Key & Lock Co Inc
The company that I work for started using American in 2015. They have been able to cut keys right the first time that other area locksmiths were not able to cut. They also repaired a lock that one locksmith was not able to repair after they changed out the lock. I have always received fast reliable courteous service from them. Their store on Sherwood looks Professional and inviting, the store is in great shape and does not look like a building that survived Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The store is in a nice safe neighbor hood also.
Tips & Advices
Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management. From there, most trainees seek an apprenticeship, where they work alongside a professional locksmith. This allows them to gain experience in the field. It can also put them on a course toward certification.
Upon arrival to your home, a locksmith should ask you to prove that it is in fact your residence. They should also be able to unlock most common locks without requiring them to be drilled or completely replaced. Be sure to obtain an invoice that lists all charges before agreeing to pay.
  • If possible, research local locksmiths online and take note of any that have poor reviews or complaints.
  • When calling a locksmith, confirm their address matches what you found online or in a directory. Then ask for a cost estimate for the service you need, and ask to have them bring a written copy of this estimate.
  • Some states require locksmiths to be licensed. If your state is one of them, require the locksmith to bring proof of registration when they arrive.
The term locksmith traditionally referred to people who designed and built locks, but today is generally used for those who repair and replace locks. Locksmiths can be available on-call to help people if they're locked out of their home or apartment.
  • First, determine the type of lock you have, as well as the manufacturer or model if possible. You should also obtain measurements of your door and frame.
  • Remove exterior and interior knobs by unscrewing any visible screws you find. Many knobs will include a decorative cover on the interior side that can be removed.
  • Once you've removed the entire lock, find the screws on the inside of the door frame to remove the latch or deadbolt.
  • With everything removed, repeat these steps in reverse order to install the new lock.

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