Rekey a Lock Manhasset, NY

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This Story Will Make You Realize It’s Better to Hire a Pro Locksmith vs. an Amateur:

Do you think it’s expensive to hire a professional locksmith? Wait until you hire an amateur!  Well, you probably had the same nightmare as one of my Manhasset customers who ordered a job from me recently.

To give you a clear picture on the matter, he hired an amateur – a “handyman” or repair person – in this case.  He hired this handyman when they needed to rekey the lock “or change the key” because he didn’t know how to do it himself. It is a good idea to change the lock or rekey when you move into a new place because you don’t know who else has the key to it.

What this repair person did was removed the plate and lever handle. And instead of installing the correct lock, he installed a tubular single-sided deadbolt. It was how the repair person re-keyed the front door Emtek lock set. And adding fuel to the fire, my customer threw the plate cylinder and the handle, which was why we had to order a new Emtek plate set.

That shouldn’t have been the scenario had he called a professional Long Island locksmith.

Why calling a handyman to rekey a lock is a bad decision

  • Risk of guesswork is extremely high
  • Overcharging
  • Improper installation (improper lock size, type…)

So the possible ending,

Instead of fixing or installing the right Emtek lockset, an amateur will install the wrong one – meaning you’ll be throwing your hard-earned money straight down the drain.

And because one isn’t trained to perform locksmith services, guesswork is common.  So without even saying, you’ll spend much while not getting the results you want – translating to frustration for not getting the job done – RIGHT.

Amateurs don’t know how to rekey locks, as in not at all, on any brand. In that case, there’s high tendency that he’d keep guessing throughout the process, meaning he might even ruin your door’s frame – and make it look ugly after the rekey.

To avoid these problems, don’t hire an amateur but a professional Long Island locksmith who is skilled and knowledgeable on most types of lock installations, repairs and replacements.

This is the re key in Manhasset done.




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Rekey a Lock: At Frog Lock Locksmith, you can have peace of mind because….

  • There is no guesswork – Precision and accuracy is a huge reason our commercial and residential customers are choosing us.
  • No overcharging – We are not only professional but consumers as well and we understand how it feels to be overcharged – so we won’t ever do that do to you or anyone else.
  • No money wasted – From the very beginning, we assess what needs to be done, meaning we can figure out how much exactly you will have to spend for a particular job order. We also advise you on what needs replacement – if needed, or tell you if the Emtek lockset only requires fixing.
  • No long waiting – Because we’re skilled, we can rekey a lock in no time – and that’s something an amateur cannot guarantee.

Bottom Line

Don’t hire an amateur to change, install or repair a lock or else you might have to deal with a high level of stress, waste money and time, and repeat the entire process from scratch (buying another lockset…) that you can avoid by hiring Frog Lock locksmiths.

Did you find this post worth sharing? Spread the word! Share it among your social circles, so they’d know why they should avoid an amateur Manhasset locksmith.  Finally, call us up at (516) 263-7770 if you need to rekey a lock 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.

Re-Key Job

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I am sure all of us have lost the keys to the house at one point or another in life. This happens

to be the case for a client In Manhasset NY off Northern Blvd; the client had lost the key for

an Anderson glass patio door. The easy and effective solution was to rekey the lock. We had

to repair the lever handle and rekey the lock cylinder with schlage keyway, also called key-in-
knob cylinder. A keyway s what precludes you from even startin to push the incorrect key into

the wrong slot. If you have the correct keyway but the wrong key, one can without difficulty

slide the key into the lock ,but it won’t turn. The Schlage keyway is used with most sliding door

handle sets and many entry trim sets as it easily fits most sliding door locksets and many entry

trim set. Our speediness in response and problem solution leaves the client amazed and very

grateful with our services.

Locksmith in Manhasset

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I have yet to figure out why New York dwellers like to get their locksmith work done in the afternoon. This is the case where on a slow afternoon I receive a call from a client in Manhasset, off Plandome road. He wants new mul-t-lock   high security deadbolt lock installed. A high security lock is one that cannot be unlocked by picking, keys cannot be replicated, and in addition, has distinctive protection against bumping and drilling.

If you are looking for a strong, affordable and an excellent choice in security, Mul-T-Lock is the way to go. Mul-T-Lock features are specifically made to capitalize on the security it offers. The lock’s key way and face are armor protected; it also features a detachable thumbturn that requires a key to operate. In addition, it features a hammerhead bolt design that thwarts pull through, and full length hardened steel for further security with a steel ball that anchors to the door frame security box to safeguard against prying attack.

The lock is available in diverse colors and several styles.

Again, we prove our consistency in providing excellent and affordable solutions.




Replacing a Door Lock – Manhasset NY 11030

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frog-Lock provide locksmith install Lock & repair Honest, professional. Call now

A customer called complaining about a baldwin deadbolt lock that needed to be fixed  because they needed to move into their new house. We told them that they did a very good job in calling us do to the fact that you should always change the lock on your door before you move in because you will never know who has the spare key. We responded to the customer’s plea by changing all his locks throughout the house to reassure his safety. Meir replaced many of the locks and used a heavy duty deadbolt lock to replace them to make sure that our customer was satisfied. We also included a double sided lock in order to keep the burglars out because if they can reach their hands around the door doesn’t mean they can get in because you need a key to go in and out from both sides. Thanks to Meir’s help our customer can sleep safely tonight.

Locksmith in Manhasset

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We were on our way, when a customer called for an electric room repair, in manhasset 11030, apparently it was urgent because it was violating a law. We quickly arrived to discover that the  door could have caused a very dangerous situation for anyone who is accidentally trapped in the room. We fixed this problem by adding a panic bar mechanism to the door to help any trapped civilian or personnel so that they can get out quickly. This is used for fast emergency exit to exfiltration anyone who can be in harm’s way and is stuck in that room. The job fixed the violation that was set on the door and the problem was solved quickly and efficiently. If we hadn’t gotten there who knows what could have happened but thanks to Meir.

We saved the day !

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