Residential Keyless Entry Benefits and Examples

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Customers in the Roslyn Long Island Nassau County are turning to keyless lock for their homes. With this type of lock, they can lock and unlock their doors from anywhere and control it using their Smartphone, tablet or mobile device connected to the internet (*specific models).  They can also be notified when someone enters their home.keyless entry

Peace of mind is what they get with a digital lock for their homes. They can even get notifications when their loved ones and family members arrive, monitor people entering and going out, and control when other people get access to their place.

With a smart lock, they can also assign a specific code and make a schedule to let someone’s entry to their home during specific times. For example, a contractor or a housekeeper who comes when they’re not home. They can simply assign a code and a schedule when the contractor would come.

A residential digital lock offers plenty of benefits.  A keyless entry system automates homes in Roslyn. It increases personal safety. Using it, you don’t need to fish for keys in your bag but open the door quickly with a push of a button, even a few feet away from it. Then, lock it again once you’re inside.

A keyless entry lock is operated by a remote control. Top of the line keyless systems lets you lock and unlock your door from any room.  In that case, you don’t need to get out of bed and open the door late at night for your loved ones.

Residential Digital Lock: Top Picks

August Lock

The electronic door lock lets you use your phone as your key.  You can track of people going in and outside your home through your android or iOS phone. Additionally, you can use your voice to command Amazon, SIRI, Google Assistant, or Alexa to lock your August smart lock. It also lets you create virtual keys for your guests and family members, or turn it on or off whenever you want as well.

SCHLAGE Digital Lock

Achieve peace of mind with this residential digital lock. One is the Smart Deadbolt, which is one of the most intelligent and strongest locks that can be operated via Bluetooth.  With it, you can enter your home with an access code on its touch screen or through your iPhone. Other top selections to choose from are,

  • Schlage Sense Be479 Smart Deadbolt – Camelot Trim
  • Connect Fe469nx Touchscreen Entry
  • Smartcode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt With Z-Wave
  • Schlage Fe375 Keyless
  • Connect Be468 Camelot Smart Deadbolt

Kwikset SmartCode with Home Connect lock

Access your lock from anywhere. Now, you don’t need to worry if you lock your door this morning. Control it from anywhere with your internet connected mobile device, get notifications for people entering and going out, and create a schedule when contractors can enter your home.

Get Peace Of Mind. Use Keyless Lock In Long Island. For Keyless Entry Lock In Roslyn, Pick up the Phone And Talk with Us at (516) 263-7770 Today!

3 Benefits of a MEDECO Tubular Deadbolt

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Frog Lock Locksmith recently did a job for a customer who requested adding a residential-tubularMEDECO tubular deadbolt in his new apartment. This type of lock is chosen for its durability and strength to guard your home against unauthorized access.

What are tubular deadbolts?

It’s a type deadbolt, which isn’t spring-loaded or beveled.

In that case, it must be 100% retracted for your door to open.  With proper tubular deadbolt installation, it can also extend farther than its strike plate versus a dead latch. This means extending farther into your door frame. This system makes it harder for thieves to force open your door.

Let’s discuss more about MEDECO deadbolt benefits.

As you may already know, security is topmost priority for any business owner or homeowner.

We want to protect our family, assets, and of course, our safety.  The problem, not all types and brands of locks and security systems are able to provide protection as much as we’d expect them to do so.

MEDECO Deadbolt Lock Benefits

  1. Duplication protection
  • Duplicating or making additional keys is common among other commercial lock brands, giving thieves an easier time in breaking into someone’s home or office. If they want to, can make additional keys to your home or business.
  • MEDECO can prevent this from happening with the latest designs and technologies for their deadbolts and other lock products.
  1. Key bumping prevention
  • Key bumping is a break-in technique that’s been used by criminals for decades.
  • Intruders can just use a bump key and a plastic paddle to break into any lock in a few seconds.
  • However, key bumping isn’t easy to detect, so victims are struggling reporting such break-in incidents to the police and insurance companies.
  • MEDECO deadbolts prevent key bumping, so we often recommend it to businesses and homeowners looking to get added protection and security for their assets.
  1. Drill and pick protection
  • Did you know that MEDECO locks were the only ones that could withstand break-ins through an ordinary drill? (A recent review conducted by Consumer Reports)
  • The brand ensures that their locks work well against drilling and picking. With a MEDECO tubular deadbolt,  customers are able to up the level of protection you’d get for your home or business.

If you want improved security, talk to Frog Lock Locksmith about a new MEDECO tubular deadbolt installation. Call (516) 263-7770 today!

Change Lock in Westbury: What You Need to Know about Mul-T-Locks

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Recently, Frog Lock Locksmith did a change lock in Westbury.  Our customer (the employer) told us that one of his employees resigned and took the key with him. He asked to change his lock into a Mul-T lock. It is a high security lock.

What is Mul-T-Lock?

It is an international brand of high security locks  for telescoping “pin-within-a-pin” designed tumbler and horizontally oriented dimple keys.

The brand’s locks are UL-listed (Underwriters Laboratories).

They are also hardened for any forced attack. They make one of the most secured locks. Commercial and residential customers in Westbury choose it for high security.

Every tumbler has an inner and outer pin totaling to 10-keyed elements in the case of a 5-tumber lock.

Additionally, Mul-T-Locks are horizontal in the plug and their keys are double-sided, providing users with convenience, as the keys can be inserted into the cylinder either way, even if the top of the key is the only one interacting with the pins.

The keys are “dimple” type. Their individual bittings are drilled as two different concentric rings. One of them is for the inner and one for the outer pin.

Usually, the top pins also have an internal spring. It can be pushed down the inner top pin. The outer one is being held down through a conventional spring.

Both the bottom and inner and outer pins are held down by upper outer and inner pins.  Its inner bottom pin has a slight spool top. It prevents it from passing out the end of the outer bottom pin.

SEE ALSO: Locksmith in Westbury

How secure are Mul-T-Locks versus ordinary locks?

  • They’re secured against any force due to hardened pins as well as ball bearings over the drill points and other weak spots.
  • Their key control is also superior than average.
  • The blanks are only supplied by authorized dealers (Frog Lock Locksmith is an authorized dealer).
  • Their keys cannot also be cut using just any equipment.
  • The locks also have a large key space, making interchanging impossible.
  • They’re also resistant against conventional pickings.

Can I still get additional keys if I lost my keys but I have the card?

Losing the keys does not mean a need for changing the lock provided that you still have the personal key order card.

But then, you can consider a change lock in Westbury or re-key service if you think that the key is in possession of someone else.

On the other hand, you can have duplicate keys if you just want additional keys, which no one can duplicate without the personal key order card.

For prompt and reliable change lock in Westbury, give us a call at (516) 263-7770 today!

Hempstead Change Lock Advice: What’s the Best Lock for Added Security?

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Last Friday, Frog Lock Locksmith received a call from a client who asked for a Hempstead change lock service. Frog Lock Locksmith Work Van

“I need lock change. An intruder broke into my house when we’re on Hawaii for a vacation. Important documents, jewelries and money were taken by the intruder. Please help change lock.”

Based on his request, we changed his lock into a deadbolt and told him that this type of lock is better than ordinary locks in terms of security because it prevents a forced entry into the house.

He’s pleased with the immediate and efficient service from Frog Lock Locksmith and told us that he’d hire us again for a locksmith service.

General Advice for Hempstead Change Lock

We always advice our clients that they may want to spend a little bit more when considering a new lock – like for a deadbolt. This type of lock is hard to break in as well as it lasts longer than ordinary locks do.

And in most cases, thieves go away when they find out that the lock is a deadbolt.

What is a deadbolt lock? By definition, it’s a lock bolt that works by turning the key or knob without spring action.

That said this type of lock couldn’t be easily bored or battered.

It can resist a forced entry into an establishment or home, offering great peace of mind and security.

Top Security Locks

  1. Medeco
  2. Schlage
  3. Mul-T-Lock
  4. Baldwin

These security locks cannot be forced or battered using crowbars or opened through a knife or a key versus ordinary locks.  A deadbolt lock is impossible to break using any of these methods.

Finally, it will take a lot of time for an intruder to break into your house – because his chances of being caught or spotted are high.

Another to consider is a “keyless entry” for lock change. With it, you don’t have to worry about breaking the key in the cylinder, rekeying lock or losing the key. All you need is to remember the password combination – and you’re all set.

What’s a keyless entry system? This security system is either a deadbolt with an attached electronic keypad or a door lock with a knob or lever. This entry system is convenient if you’re a busy family and lets you track of everyone’s coming and goings, adding security to your home.

Whenever you need Hempstead lock change, give us a call at (516) 263-7770 today!

Why Change Lock When Moving into a New House on Garden City in Long Island

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Frog Lock Locksmith performed a new job for a client recently. He called us up to change lock in his house. We say that it’s the best thing to do before moving into a new house.Change Lock House

Why Change Lock before Moving In?

Using the old locks of the house isn’t advisable.  For one, you won’t know how many people (or perhaps old tenants) have the key to your house. That is not a good thing for your privacy, safety and security.

Because if someone else has the key to the house, you won’t have peace of mind or even feel at ease that you’re safe while sleeping. You know things like intruders in the middle of the night. Someone or some people might be able to break into your house when you’re asleep or when you are not home.

It’s not a good idea to keep the old locks.

So we did this job for the client to change lock in his house in all the exterior doors to ensure that anyone holding the old keys won’t be able to access when they’re not around,  sleeping or  on vacation.

Another great thing was Frog Lock Locksmith’s rekey service saved him money because what we did was rekeyed the locks instead of changing them.

We rekeyed his locks and he felt better because they are safer after the job. And then the next day at around 11 PM, he called us up again. He said that he was locked out the house. We went to his location and helped him unlock the door to get back inside his house.

Another happy customer served and we’re equally happy we did! If you need change lock service in Long Island, feel free getting in touch with Frog Lock Locksmith at (516) 263-7770 today!

New Fireproof Doors: Hollow Core vs. Solid Core

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At Frog Lock Locksmith, we install and change doors of all types. We offer a wide range of new fireproof doors, which are heavy, solid, durable and fire-rated, meaning they may be a better investment for you. Lately, we changed the hollow door of one of our customers in Long Island. And we found out that the customer was frustrated with the investment he made on the hollow door because it didn’t last long.

hollow core doors

New Fireproof Doors: Hollow Doors vs. Solid Doors

Today, let’s compare a hollow core and solid core door because we find it important that you select the door that can provide you with satisfaction based on the features you’re looking for and avoid the frustrations in the end. In the following, let’s look into certain characteristics and compare them.

What’s the difference between hollow core and solid core doors?hollow doors

Heat insulation

Hollow core types retain some warmth but also let heat pass through the air pockets inside it. On the other hand are solid doors, which can retain heat and provide better insulation.

Cost

Hollow core doors are cheaper, although they come with sacrifices. The solid core type is pricier but it is a long-term investment – great as exterior doors.

Weight and longevity

The hollow types are lighter than solid doors, making them ideal as pantry or kitchen doors not as front doors. But because they’re hollow, they cannot withstand humidity and damage; thus, you may need frequent replacements.

Solid doors are heavier, and they can withstand weather changes better than their hollow counterparts do. However, they may require maintenance due to expansion and contraction that leads to warping and cracking.

Sound insulation

Hollow doors have the interior design that can disrupt sound waves, breaking them up and silencing the sound well. But the solid door does a better job on this aspect because it is thick and solid.

Security

Hollow core doors are very breakable, giving way for intruders with only a few kicks. A solid core door does not. It can withstand abuse and punishment better – frustrating intruders.

Install a New Fireproof Doornew fireproof doors

Frog Lock Locksmith has been installing and changing doors – new fireproof doors, push bars, panic device and door closures, as well as door hardware and accessories. We can install a new solid fire-rated door for you.

Call (516) 263-7770‏ for new fireproof doors installation in Long Island today!

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.

 

BEFORE

AFTER

Rekey a Lock Manhasset, NY (before) Rekey a lock Manhasset, NY (after)

 

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!

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).

Mortise Lock Change Roslyn, NY

 

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

Mortise Lock Change Roslyn, NY

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 lock

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.

5 Tips to Prevent a Car Break-In

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How to Prevent Car Break-In Situations

car break inWhen you’re driving a car, there are a variety of different risks involved. But don’t forget about the safety of your car when it is parked – prevent car break-in situations before they happen. Car break-ins are far too common, but with the right preventative measures, you can avoid an emergency situation and a whole lot of a stress.

The right locksmith services can help you install and maintain top-quality locksmith products and security measures to prevent car break-in situations and safeguard your car from being a target for car thieves– as well as some simple common sense.

Here are some tips to prevent car break-in scenarios…

Keep Valuables Out of Sight. If a potential thief spots something
valuable in your car through a window, such as your phone, wallet, purse, etc., your chances of being robbed increase drastically. Be sure to keep your valuable items either on you or out of plain sight when the car is parked.

Install an Alarm System. Sometimes, the noise on its own is enough to scare off someone who is trying to break in to your car. In addition, the right car alarm can alert neighbors and police that something is wrong.

high security car keysUse High Security Car Keys. Frog Lock Locksmith offers excellent high security car keys that will drastically help you protect your vehicle. Our high security car keys are created from a laser-cut metal shaft, generally have a grove in the center along with a built-in engine transponder. Contact us for more information on high security car keys to enhance your security and prevent car break-in situations.

Lock Up. Close your windows, lock your doors, and close the sunroof if you have one before you leave your car unattended. Any room for potential entry leaves you open to a potential car break-in.

Utilize an Army of Defenses. No single method will prevent car break-in situations completely, but with a combination of common practices like locking up and high security features like Frog Lock’s exclusive laser-cut car key options, you can certainly reduce the risk of a break-in.

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