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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.

 

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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!

Why Install a Home Security Camera?

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Stay Safe With a Home Security Camera on Long Island

home security systemJust a few years ago, having a security camera at your home seemed a bit far-fetched. These days, regardless of your income or financial restraints, it is feasible to have a security camera installed – the benefits of keeping your home safe are worth investing in. We’ve been installing Security Cameras all over Nassau and Suffolk Counties including Huntington, Roslyn, Hempstead and Oyster Bay.

 Technological advancements in the past several years have made security camera installations at residential properties on Long Island a common service for us at Frog Lock Locksmith. These advancements in surveillance technology have made security cameras more affordable and less troublesome to install. If you are thinking about having a security camera installed, here are a few things to consider.

Reasons to Install a Security System at Home

Lower Home Insurance Cost. Having a security camera at home comes
along with the great perk of getting a lower premium on home insurance from most providers. Some high-tech security systems can save you up to 20% on insurance.

Keep an Eye on Pets, Kids and Parents. With a home security camera, you won’t have to guess if your kids are lying about sneaking out, or worry all day if an elderly parent could have hurt themselves at home.

security systemBurglar Deterrence. Just the sight of a home security camera at a residential property is often enough to scare off a potential thief. Knowing that it will be much harder to hide their crime, most criminals will seek out properties without cameras.

Damage Control. If your home does fall victim to a burglary regardless of having a camera in plain sight, a security camera will still be of great help in providing the police with information about the crime and who committed it.

Birds’ Eye View. A home security camera installed by a professional, such as Frog Lock Locksmith, offers a complete 360 degree view of every inch of your property. So whether your main concern is theft, a high school party getting out of hand, an injury at home, or anything else, a security camera is an excellent asset for your peace of mind.

Stress Less with Keyless Entry

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Keyless Entry from Frog Lock Locksmith

keyless entryAre you one of those people who constantly loses their keys to the house, car, safe, and everything else? Keyless entry might be something to consider if you tend to be more forgetful than you should be – in addition, a keyless entry system for your home or office increases security of your property many times over.

Frog Lock Locksmith installs this type of high-tech keyless entry system at both commercial and residential properties. Instead of utilizing a traditional key to enter the building, a code or smart card is installed. We are able to customize our keyless entry systems to work for either one single
door entry, or for an entire building. All of these keyless entry options are excellent security measures – but if you tend to lose keys, you are likely to lose a smart card as well, so ask us about code installation to make your life easier.

In addition to extra security and offering
you a shorter list of things to remember, a keyless entry system helps decrease the amount of people coming and going at any given time. This is beneficial for a number of reasons – peace and quiet, lower chance of an unwanted guest, and restricting access to certain areas of an office building.

High-Security Digital Entry Products

One of the high-security keyless options Frog Lock offers is the Camelot Touch-Screen Deadbolt. This incredible, highly advanced deadbolt lock comes with a touch screen pad where you may enter a pin or code of your choice for entry to your home or office. What’s more, this product also includes an alarm which can be customized to fit your individual needs and preferences. Check it out:

Another keyless lock option supplied and installed by our company is the Arrow Revolution Deadbolt Touch Screen Lock. In addition, Frog Lock Locksmith also offers keyless and electronic locks for your safe. Keyless safe locks include Electronic Locks (Digital Keypad Locks), Simplex. Kevo smart lock by Kwikset, August Smart Locks and many others. If you are in need of a simple, yet ultra-secure keyless entry method for your home or office, contact us today about the Camelot Touch-Screen Deadbolt lock and our many other keyless entry options.

Locksmith Service in Hempstead

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Frog-Lock the locksmith is now servicing the greater Hempstead area with emergency lockout services and all your locksmith needs. We are Licensed and Insured locksmith. some of the services we provide are listed below.

Locksmith Job Hempstead NY

Mortise Lock Mechanism

Lock Change:

Lock Repair/Re-key:

Exit Devices:

Electromagnetic/MAG Locks:

Electric Strike Locks:

CCTV:

Access Control:

Car Keys:

Intercom:

Keyless Entry:

High Security Locks:

Safe:

Door Closures:

Supply and Installation of Doors:

Mailbox Lock and keys:

 

 

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