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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.

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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!

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