Locksmith FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions and Answers - Our Locksmith Answers Your Questions
Q: My friend claims to have a Master Key that will open any door in town. Is this possible?
A: Absolutely not! A Master Key only works within the confines of the Master Key System a locksmith builds around it. That is, it will
only operate the locks that have been set-up to work with that particular Master Key. We think that your friend has been
watching far too much TV.
Q: Is there an inexpensive way to fix wood that has been stripped out of a frame or door by a screw?
A: Our locksmiths suggests that an effective way to fix that is to get some golf tees, cut off the heads and
drive them into the stripped holes. Golf tees are made of hardwood and can repair any hole in wood that has been stripped
out or one that requires relocation. You simply use a hammer to drive the appropriate length of golf tee into the
hole, drills and then drives the screw in with the appropriate screw driver.
Q: Are Weiser or Kwilkset rekeyable locks good locks to have on your door?
A: Kwikset and Weiser have "Smartkey" end user rekeyable handle and deadbolt locks that have been nothing
but trouble since they were first introduced. They employ a combination of wafers and lock pins that allows for a quick
rekey or key change. The main fault of this type of lock is that the housing and plug are both made of cast metal which is
brittle and is the direct cause of it's failure. Our locksmith recommendation is that you stay away from this lock design.
Our locksmith suggests that the best value for your money is to go with a lock that has a solid brass cylinder.
Q: If I buy a Dollar Store lock is it good enough to protect my property?
A: It really does depend on what your trying to protect. All locks are not created equal and the dollar amount that you spend on a
lock is directly proportional to the degree of security it will provide for you. A more expensive lock is better built and
will be much more durable than it's cheaper counterpart. The more expensive lock will have more security features
built-in. Our locksmith recommendation is to steer clear of these sub-standard locks.
Q: I have a handle lock on my door. Is it giving me good protection for my belongings?
A: Our honest opinion is, no it isn't. If you only have a handle type lock on your exterior entrance
door it would be a good idea to increase the security of your residence by having a Professional Locksmith company install a
high grade deadbolt lock. A locksmith can supply a deadbolt lock to increase the security of your family and property. We recommend installing a
"Schlage B-560 Deadbolt". It is a Residential Grade 2 Medium Duty deadbolt lock.
Q: I just bought a new deadbolt to put on my door. What is the backset of the lock?
A: The backset of a lock is the distance from the edge of a door to the center of the
lock. Today's common lock backsets are 2-3/8" (60 mm) and 2-3/4" (70 mm).
Today's locks come supplied with a spring latch or bolt that is adjustable to either common backset.
Unless your door was prepared for a 5" backset, most any residential grade lock, deadbolt or handle, should be able to
replace what is presently on your door. That is, of course, dependant on if the holes drilled are large enough to
accomodate the new lock. You may need a locksmiths to enlarge the holes.
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Any business or residence issues our locksmith can provide the best possible solution to your issue. If you have lost the keys to your
residence, storefront or vehicle, our locksmiths can get your property open for you and make keys on site. If you need fast service, we can
arrive within 20 minutes of your call.
Purchased A New House Or Moving Your Business Location?
If you buy a new house or move your business to a new location, locksmiths in Toronto can change the keys that
work the locks you now have. This will stop anyone that has a key from entering to steal your property or cause
damage to your residence or storefront. Hiring a locksmith to change the keys is less expensive than buying new locks.
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Need a door unlocked because you are locked out of your house, residence, storefront, vehicle, bedroom,
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Evicting A Tenant For Rental Payment Default and You Need To Lock Them Out?
Business or Home tenant property lockout is our specialty. Our locksmiths service can assist the Ontario Sheriff to
effect a court order in a residence lockout. In a commercial property lockout, our locksmith can assist the
Ontario Bailiff in the lockout process. Our locksmith can securely lock up the property fast on your behalf.
Fast Spousal Lockout Emergency Lock Rekey
Are you and your spouse separating or divorcing? Our mobile locksmith can help you better protect loved ones and your property. Have your locks rekeyed by a
Professional Mobile Locksmith. One of our unmarked locksmith vehicles can arrive fast to change the keys that operate your locks. You'll
have better peace of mind knowing that your locks have been rekeyed. When our locksmiths has completed this service for you, your old key will no
longer operate the lock.
Did You Lock Your Door And The Lock Cylinder Plug Came Out Of Your Lock Along With The Key?
Usually, when this happens, springs and lock pins fly everywhere. Leading up to this, you likely found that your key was
difficult and almost impossible to remove from the lock. In most instances, our locksmiths can put the lock back together and have it
operate properly again. Depending on how worn the lock parts are, this may be a good indicator that the lock should be
replaced. In either case, our mobile locksmith can help your situation fast.
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A locksmith serving East York warns that recently, in East York & the GTA, theives have been targeting high-end vehicles and using car
dealerships to their advantage. Here's how it works...the thief will get your V.I.N. (Vehicle Identification Number located on the
front dash on the driver's side of your vehicle) and then go to a vehicle dealership and claim to have lost the keys. The car
dealership will make keys for the vehicle and they are not required by law to ask for identification or the ownership to the
vehicle in question. The thief does not have to damage the vehicle to enter or drive it away. It is illegal to remove the plate
on your front dash displaying your V.I.N.. Locksmith in East York recommends covering your V.I.N.
with a piece of tape or a card.