As a locksmith specializing in the automotive sector, I resisted purchasing transponder programming equipment for a long time. A couple years ago, my business slowed down because those non-transponder vehicles were disappearing from the roads. My...
Hiring a master locksmith to inspect newly constructed commercial buildings can save the building owner thousands of dollars of rework. The value of a thorough inspection becomes evident.
Be careful when choosing the proper keying kit for a specific vehicle. You must know whose locks are installed on the vehicle. Replacement locks may not be the same manufacturer or lock style.
The problem: how to secure the gate on an unusually tall chain link fence with a lot of play at the top. The solution: a very long barrel bolt that could be operated while standing on the ground, which was hidden inside the tubing.
The new PDL5300 features a double-sided keypad with PIN-code and HID reader access on both sides of the door, granting direction-specific access for up to 2000 users. Trilogy locks also now boast residency and privacy features.
The bolt is the heart of the deadbolt. Bolts will vary in diameter, material, construction, length and backset. Smaller bolts will generally be found on lower grade residential locks.