September 30, 2009
Our September sale on Brass Bilock single cylinder deadbolts, ends today.
We managed to sell virtually all our inventory of the Bilock single cylinder deadbolts in brass, thanks to the many discerning bargain hunting shoppers.
We anticipate a new special in coming months. Stay Tuned.
Last year we talked about the Lockwood 005 Paradigm Deadbolt as a new entrant to the home security market.
The above video shows how well this product is designed and how easy it is to install. It is also one of the few products available anywhere in the world, that provides double cylinder (key lockable inside and outside) protection while providing building and fire code compliance.
Many home owners have beautiful front main entry doors, that are the first thing their guests see when visiting. Many home owners pride themselves on the appearance of their front door and the lock hardware products market is one of the busiest and most competitive industries.
But until now, due to building codes and fire protection laws, primary entrance doors are not allowed to incorporate double cylinder locks. This has been a rather contentious issue across the world, because people have been unable to install adequate security products while adhering to building and fire codes.
It will be interesting to see if the USA market learns from the example of Lockwood Australia and product manufacturers here modify their product range to include these new superior design and function deadbolts.
September 25, 2009
I have been a member of the Service Magic contractor network for a little over 2 years now and am reasonably happy with the quantity of work they send me.
The benefits that Service Magic provide are multiple. They screen the customers and the contractors. They utilize premium online advertising opportunities. They provide company profiles and especially testimonials.
I am lucky to have about 60 testimonials on the site with an average rating of 4.8 (out of 5). The testimonials are all genuine, because only the client can fill in the testimonial form.
When I first joined the Service Magic network, there were at least 6 locksmith companies in my region, also listed there. Within 12 months, virtually all had dropped out, but I maintained my membership because it has proven to be a rewarding program that has benefitted my startup immensely.
To aspiring contractor professionals, seeking additional sources of qualified leads, look no further than the industry leader, Service Magic.
September 24, 2009
September 16, 2009
I live and work in the City of Creve Coeur, MO.
I perform locksmith and door repairs for clients in and around the towns neighboring 20 miles.
I came across an interesting site that provides data on different cities, that is of interest to me and might be of interest to others too.
The data on this site, at the time of this post, is for the period 2001-2006.
I am primarily concerned with the statistics of crime. Specifically property crime. The rates here may be alarming to some, however they also indicate that Creve Coeur is an excellent town to live and work.
According the the site, "Creve Coeur's property crime levels tend to be lower than Missouri's average level. The same data shows violent crime levels in Creve Coeur tend to be much lower than Missouri's average level."As you can see in the chart, Creve Coeur experiences significantly lower statistics than the rest of Missouri. This is obviously the result of exemplary work by the Creve Coeur Police Department and a testament to above average quality of life in the Creve Coeur, MO region.
September 13, 2009
Kwikset announces availability of Smartcode with Home Connect technology, remote access control products at
Cedia 2009, Atlanta.
According to the release, "these one-of-a-kind keyless entry electronic locks, developed for interoperability with home automation and security systems, can communicate wirelessly with other devices in the home and deliver a variety of access control options for the utmost in residential security."
Hot on the heels of Ingersoll Rand's Schlage Z-Link technolgy, but using the new Smartkey Bump Proof technology, this announcement signals a major game changer in the residential security products market.
According to the press release, "the lock will allow you to check door lock status, automatically allow you to arm or disarm your security system" (if connected) "and initiate customized scenes upon entry and exit. The lock offers true remote locking and unlocking features due to it's motorized deadbolt, allowing homeowners to monitor and control their locks, using either a Web-enabled device or their home automation system."
Installation is simple as the new product replaces virtually any existing deadbolt application, uses AA batteries, making it completely wireless and eliminating the need for hardwiring. The lock even has the ability to receive automatic software updates and all wireless communication between devices remains secure using 128 bit encryption.
The primary difference between this new product and other competing brands, is the first time useability to actually operate the motorized deadbolt remotely using a cell phone, web-enabled mobile device, web-connected computer or a security system panel.
I believe this product will signal a significant shift in the dynamics of the home security market.
It will become fundamentally important for physical security products and services providers to update their education and skills, to offer consumers the best possible advantages.
Stay tuned for the imminent release of locations to purchase.
The graphs to the left are another view of the statistics of crime reported by the Maryland Heights Police Department, in the last 30 days.
I find it interesting that traffic offences make up the largest share of police operations.
Perhaps it is high time for police departments to focus more on the other more violent types of crimes than on just traffic crimes.
Is it any wonder that many citizens identify police departments as glorified revenue raisers rather than physical and peace protection agencies?
The police departments, admittedly do a fairly reasonable job of policing the roads. Why? Because traffic citations add directly to local government and police department revenues.
When governments continue to increase funding for municipal police departments, this often does not impact the other areas of police funding.
It is disappointing when statistics like above, prove that police resources are directed more to revenue generating traffic offenses than to actively reducing or preventing crimes of theft, larceny, break and enter, sexual offenses, vehicle theft, robbery etc.
Perhaps it may be time for local governments and police departments to re-examine their priorities?
Concentrate on reducing the crime rate rather than generating multiple revenue streams.
We present the Crime Statistics for the Hazelwood area reported by Hazelwood Police Department for the last month.
The breakdown is listed below.
You can now find out the exact statistics for your individual street (if your local police department releases that information, to this source), by typing your street name into the search bar on the sources website.
Break and Enter - 18
Robbery - 1
Theft - 148
Vehicle Theft - 11
Alarm Response - 97
Domestic Disturbance - 46
Missing Person Reports - 14
Trespass - 2
Weapons/Shots Fired -7
While we are primarily concerned with the increasing or decreasing rates of Alarm Responses, Thefts, Robberies and Break and Enters, the above lists include attendances by Hazelwood Police Department.
In referrence to Alarm Responses particularly, there were 97 occasions where Hazelwood Police Department attended as a result of a monitored alarm activation. This also indicates 97 invoices issued by the police for alarm responses. I wonder if alarm system installers and monitoring companies disclose that residents will receive a police invoice for services rendered, as an inclusion in their sales spiel to customers. I seriously doubt it.
September 7, 2009
Below, you will see a news article about a daring raid on an Apple store, by 5 criminals who break in and ransack the store is 31 seconds. They got away with 23 Macbook Pro's, 14 IPhones and 9 IPod touches.
For products that will effectively prevent this type of break in, contact us.
For products that will effectively prevent this type of break in, contact us.
September 1, 2009
The transponder technology industry has progresses toward the introduction of Chip Keys for homes and offices now.
The industry is in it's infancy still but progress is starting to reduce the very high price for this unproven technology.
Assa-Abloy, the world's largest manufacturer of security locking products, including (the recently bumped and picked) Medeco and Mul-t-lock product lines, already introduced the Cliq product line to consumers.
Here is one reason why the technology is still infantile...
Obviously, it helps to have an existing key, but as such, it is not necessary as without a battery, the lock relies on a mechanical component that is easily defeated, as shown above.
On a $ for $ value proposition, Bilock is unbeatable in aesthetics, price and cross-hardware use.
Thanks for your patience.
We are pleased to announce our September Special.
Bilock 4301QC-US3 deadbolts on sale $85.00 each
Polished Brass Finish only with 2 keys, while stocks last.
All Bilock products are restricted access. You will be required to provide a specimen signature prior to goods despatched. This is to enable future key requests.
Home Advisor (formerly Service Magic) Testimonials And Sites That Recommend Us
Danny was very professional and friendly at the same time. He not only gave me the quote and fixed the exterior door and explained his work. He was prompt and upfront about the work and did the work. He came in time took care of it on the same day. (Sasheethn K St Louis MO) June 2018d out problems but assured not urgent. Please feel free to have Danny pass out my number for my total experience review 314-351-5553
Charlie M. (St Louis, MO) November 2015
Danny was pleasure to meet and was very knowledgable. He explained several lock replacement options but I decided none of them were a good fit for a storm door, however, I did replace a lock on my entry door with a type of lock I had never seen before. I would highly recommend this company.
Patricia J (Bridgeton, MO) March 2014
They were prompt and showed up when he said he would show up. He knew his stuff. I had ordered new handles and he was honest enough to say that we don't need them that he can fix the doors and he did. Made me lock and unlock my doors to his satisfaction so that I knew what to do. Am very, very pleased with the service and cost.
Joyce K (Glencoe, MO) May 2015
Showed up on time for appointment. Was very knowledgeable about the project and offered a solution beyond what I asked to be done.
Stephen G (Chesterfield, MO) May 2015
Daniel was right on time, assessed the problems I had with two doors, made the repairs, and explained what caused the problems to begin with .... He is a "door expert" and a true professional. I highly recommend him.
Vince V (St. Louis MO) May, 2015
Danny was fabulous! He went over my concerns and he provided me with more than a fair quote. He was there when he said he was going to be there. I would highly recommend Danny. Cheers!
Denise S (Imperial, MO) May 8, 2014
Hired Danny to re-key locks on "new" house purchase. He advised to replace with new deadbolts & door knobs on 3 entry doors instead which I agreed with. All doors have 1 matching key & the safety of excellent quality product & workmanship. He also added new strike plate to door frame to complete project.. I recommend as your 1st & only call to a Locksmith.
Denise F (St. Louis, MO) April 3, 2014
Danny was very helpful in solving a pretty complex problem involving many lock.
Scott C (Eureka, MO) March 27, 2014
Needed patio door track to run smoothly. Arrived early, fixed door and explained what he was doing during repair. Quick and easy. Door works great, my wife will now speak to me, and I've become a better dancer.
Mike W. (Arnold/Oakville MO) July 2013
The owner spent a longtime with me on the phone helping diagnosis the problem. He was on-time, friendly and helped resolve my issue. I will definitely use him again!
Chris C (Lake St Louis, MO) July 2013
I had a very pleasant experience with Master Key Systems. They came out, did the job (which took longer than expected) and they did not change the price they quoted me. Now, I am not certain that it was a great value for the money because I don't have a comparison, but they did what they said, when they said, for the price they said. Enough said!!!
Antonio B (Saint Louis, Missouri) March 2013
Professional.. Upfront about charges. Fixed the sticky door within 20 minutes. I will recommend Master Key for exterior door issues.
Muthu R (Ballwin, MO) July 2012
Danny was a master craftsman, knowledgable and professional. I will be calling on him again in the future as well as passing on his services to friends and family.
Marsha L (Saint Louis, MO) July 2012
Danny was excellent! I called him on a Monday to fix a sliding glass door. He happened to have the exact part we needed (and it was not an easy find - we had looked everywhere) and he came over Tuesday evening. He stayed until 8:00 until the job was done, and cleaned up afterwards. He was courteous, professional, and efficient! I could not be happier!
Rachel P Maryland Heights, MO (July 2012)
He did an excellent job. Got there on time and quickly solved the issue. Was very pleasant and explained the situation and how to keep the door from sticking in the future. Would definitely use Master Key LLC again!
Neil F. (Saint Louis, MO) April 2012
Danny was very friendly and knowledgeable, although his apprentice seemed to do most of the work, Danny kept an eye on him to make sure it was done right. He had very reasonable pricing for re-keying.
Greg D (St Louis, MO) October 2011
He was extrememly fabulous and helpful and did a wonderful job. He was very professional.
Shannon M. (Arnold, MO) October 2011
Growing up spending so much of my time in Italy, the uniqueness of the Nova Classico left quite an impression on me. To be able to have and enjoy them in my own home here in the states is a nostalgic indulgence I'm enjoying beyond words. Thank you Danny for coordinating this transaction.
Joseph M (Chicago, IL) September 2011
great job. hired on the spot and he did job right then at great price
Ron B (Arnold, MO) July 2011
I searched the internet and found your services. I received three phone calls within several days. A service call was scheduled. Two gentlemen arrived promptly, analyzed the problem and fixed it.
James & Florenc M Saint Louis, MO July 2011
The repairman was on time and did an excellent job of fixing a very stubborn door lock. He was persistent and cleaned up the work area afterwards. I would use this service again.
Brenda F (Saint Peters, MO) June 2011
Danny was very polite and knew what the problem was and how to fix it. He also gave me some information about other issues that could arise with my door and locks. Will hire again if I ever need that type of work done.
Jason M Imperial, MO March 2011
I had an exterior basement door that dragged when opening and closing. The hinges were not fitting properly and the door frame had shifted, probably due to the age of the house.The screwswould not go far enough into the wall without hitting stone...even using a special drill bit. Dan worked a long time drilling and sanding to shore up the door as best as possible. I know it will never be perfect. He could have easily sold me a new door and the same issue would happen. He was honest, thorough, and did an excellent job without charging me a fortune. I'm satisfied with the door now. If you want an honest, experienced man, Then Dan is the man
Roger M Saint Louis, MO March 2011
I purchased the Cowdroy P697 Pocket door lock with key over the internet. I emailed questions before my purchase and was provided with the answers quickly by return email. The purchase was quick and easy and the lock was shipped immediatly. Installation is quick and easy. But you do need to convert millimeters to inches (use the internet) in the installation instructions. And the lock looks great and works great. I will do business with them again. THANK YOU
Ed D (February, 2011)
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