One of our regular clients owns an apartment in Parkchester Bronx 10462.He called us after realizing that the keys he had could not open the door to the apartment he wanted to show the buyers. We picked some equipment and headed to Parkchester. We used the locksmith tools we had to open the door but we were not successful. We tried to pick the lock but it didn’t work. We were left with one option; to drill the mortise cylinder and open the door. We had two methods to use in drilling the lock. The first option was to drill out the pins or drill out the cylinder. We tried drilling out the pins so as not to destroy the lock but it did not work. We finally decided to drill the cylinder. We drilled a hole through the cylinder via the guidance point. The pins were strong and resisted the drill for some time before they gave in. In two minutes time, our client had full access to the apartment. He took his visitors to various rooms and left us to do some repairs on some of the locks and install a new lock.
Luckily we had some new locks in our kit. We carefully removed the lock we had drilled so as not to damage the door frame. We drilled some new holes and had installed the new lock. The lock worked pretty well and we started repairing the top lock. After some twenty minutes, we had finished repairing the lock and it was working. We finally sprayed the locks we had worked on and finished the job. The owner of the apartments was very happy with our work. He paid us for the job well done and promised to get in touch for more work in other apartments that he owned. We thanked him and left.