Mortise Lock Change Roslyn: Another Long Island Customer Made Happy!

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Frog Lock Locksmith installs, replaces and changes all types of locks for commercial establishments and residential homes and buildings. One of the most in demand jobs our customers order is mortise lock installation, repair, and change or replacement.

Last week, I received a job order for a Roslyn, Long Island mortise change lock. What I did was removed the smallest mortise lock from the screen door or patio door and replaced it with a medium mortise lock. Here are how they look like:

Small Mortise Lock (This was the old lock of my customer. It was what I changed).

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Medium (This mortise was the one I installed for the job.)

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Large (I uploaded it just so you’d have an idea on how it looks)

Mortise Lock Change Roslyn, NY

What is a Mortise Lock? 

I want to give you a short description of what it is for your reference.

In Great Britain, it is spelled mortice, a lock referring to one that requires a pocket, or a mortise, which should be cut into furniture or door into which the lock will be installed or fitted.

And in many parts of the world, these locks are installed in older buildings, which were built before the introduction of cylindrical locks.

Now, these are common in many up-market residential and commercial establishments here in the USA.

But maybe you’re asking, “Why should I install a mortise lock?”

It comes with a sliding bolt lock

You need to insert a key inside its cylinder to operate it. And with the designated key, the inside mechanism will properly to release the lock’s bolt.

It comes with a dual locking mechanism

Another thing that makes these locks hard to pick and force is that it can be locked on both the outside and the inside.  It’s useful if locking your door from the outside is what you want.

It looks attractive

You won’t even notice the lock is there versus traditional doorknobs that you were probably using now.

Most models also come with a classic design, making them vintage looking with an antique charm.

However, they’re not easy to install, which is why you may want to consider getting a Roslyn Long Island professional locksmith to have it done for you.

It is available in different sizes

Depending on your needs and purpose, you can choose from a wide range of mortise locks available.

But in general, you will need the same size if you’re replacing an old lock to avoid making a new hole for the lock’s body.

It may include a passage function

There are many mortise locks designed and constructed with a passage feature, meaning you can operate them without a key. And without locking problems, you can open and close the mortise anytime.

This type proves beneficial for bathrooms and children’s room for easy access and accidental locking prevention.

It gives intruders an extremely hard time to break or open

Intruders cannot force open it because it is fitted inside the door.

This lock system is cut into your front door, patio door or screen door’s edge and only its faceplate can be seen when your door is ajar.

Also, these locks are made using multiple levers and notches – which aren’t that easy to pick.  So ideally, I’d recommend picking a product with up to six levers or one with a cylinder lock for the best security possible.

I hope you picked something up from this dual-purpose blog – 1) a tutorial on what a mortise lock is and what its possible benefits are 2) and an update on another job well done from your friends at Frog Lock Locksmith!

Did you find this post useful? Share it with your social media community or bookmark this page for quick reference. You may also call (516) 263-7770 if you need a Roslyn, NY mortise lock change today!

Deadbolt Medeco Lock-set Install

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Deadbolt Medeco Lock-set Install

We love Medeco hardware as it is known for it’s hardened steel, durability and being drill and pick resistant. Pictured is a single cylinder lock-set. This deadbolt installation was completely quickly and thoroughly.

Medeco Deadbolts are about strength and guarding against unauthorized entry. They offer a Smart Deadbolt Solution of products with features ranging from key control, high security, Grade 1 & 2 offerings and eCylinders.

This lock and deadbolt was installed in Manhasset, Long Island. We service the New York Tri-state Area.

Click here for additional information on our services in your area.

Locksmith Service in Roslyn, Long Island

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A restaurant in Roslyn long island call we need to adjust the Lech and the door. An old client who owns a restaurant in long island called us to inform us that his door  had some problems .and the lock not working it was baldwin rim cylinder lock, He wanted us to go and observe the door and make some adjustment. He mentioned to us that he had earlier on contracted some locksmiths who had failed to repair the door . When we enquired about the problems he was experiencing, the explanation he gave us indicated that the door needed experts who could adjust the lech and the lock. We packed the tools we required for this task and left.

On arrival, our locksmiths observed the door and were able to establish the problem it had. They used a crowbar to move the door up and adjust the Lech and the door. It took us 2 hours to successfully complete the job. The client was happy with the job we had done, thanked us he praised us and we left.

Locksmith in Roslyn 11577

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A regular client from Long Island in Roslyn heights wanted a locksmith who could install new locks including a signal side deadlock. On arrival, we examined the doors and the existing schlage locks and mapped out strategies to help us install the single side deadbolt baldwin lock. The new lock had a template which we used as a guide to make holes where the deadbolts lock could fit. We had a number of tools to use ranging from a wood chisel, a spade plate, head screw driver and a razor blade.
We pressed the template on the door using the middle vertical as a guideline. We made the necessary marks and started drilling the required holes. We installed the deadbolt lock and tested to ensure that it was working well. The other lock was also tested by our technician before we handed the keys to our client.

Locksmith in Roslyn 11577

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A client who runs a business in Roslyn Heights had his business alarm triggered. The business door closed a thing that forced the fire department to break the lock so as to gain access. They rectified the problem and left. Thereafter, we were called by the businessman who wanted A locksmith to install a lock thumb turn lock. on storefront glass door suitable for the business We carefully installed the thumb turn lock that requires a locksmith with experience. We carried out tests to ensure that it was working properly before we left. the manager say in the future they need electric strike lock

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Locksmith in Searingtown Roslyn

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After your building has been inspected, there are changes that you must initiate This is why a
client who lives in Searingtown  part of the Greater Roslyn area in long island called us and asked on how much it would cost to
have a new single side deadbolt lock installed. He briefed us about the visitor he had received from
the inspector of building department who had strongly advised him to have the deadbolt installed by a licensed locksmith
for emergency exit purposes. We bought a single side chrome deadbolt lock as we drove to Searingtown.
After examining the door , we realized that the client’s door was made from steel. We made a paper template which we used to mark the centers of the bolt. We carefully drilled the required holes. We then inserted the bolts in the holes we had drilled and installed the deadbolt lock. Our

client was happy with the job.

Meir Rekeys a Commercial Store Door in Roslyn NY

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We went to Roslyn New-York and re key our customer door lock.

Rekeying Locks for Premises

Sometimes one has to inevitably fire some of his employees. When this happens, it becomes

necessary to have all the locks to the premises changed. Alternatively, one may be forced to

rekey his locks. As an employer, you have an option of rekeying all the locks or you may choose

to rekey the front and the back door only. One of our clients in Roslyn New York called us

and informed us that some of the locks to her commercial building had stopped working. More

importantly, she had to either change the locks or rekey them after firing some of her staff.

We dispatched Meir who is one of the most experienced locksmith from FrogLock to go and

do the job for our client. After studying the locks, Meir chose to have the locks rekeyed so that

no stranger could have access to our client’s premises without his permission. Luckily, he had

walked with a rekeying kit which he used to rekey the locks

Meir commenced his work by removing the exterior door knob using a special wire which he

inserted in to the knob and bent it. He took out the cylinder and pushed it to remove the sleeve

covering it. He used a wrench to remove the remaining ring from the cylinder. He proceeded

to removing the cylinder plug. This had to be carefully done so as to ensure that the springs do

not fall out. He proceeded by removing the lower lock pins and inserted the new lock key. This

pushed the springs out of the way and helped when inserting the new locks. He inserted and

removed the pins several times until he achieved the desired results. He reassembled the lock and

replaced the cylinder. He tested the rekeyed door to ensure that it was working.

Watch Frog-lock in action:

Below is Meir form FrogLock rekeying the lock.

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