January 13, 2021
October 13, 2020
The past 3 months have been very challenging for us. We have suffered from financial and mechanical setbacks that almost shut us down forever. We are slowly clawing our way back and working to rebuild after a monumental catastrophe forced us to close our doors for almost 8 weeks, This couldnt have happened at a worse time, considering the country is deep in the throes of a pandemic/health crisis and the false economy on main street vastly differs from the corporate world which has access to government subsidies that many/most small business do not.
We take this opportunity to thank our many clients and colleagues for their faith in us and sticking with us during these unprecedented times.
We live to serve. It is our passion to provide solutions to your issues and problems surrounding physical security products and door repair needs. Please remember us, next time you have a need to fix that door, repair that lock, service your patio sliding door, install high security key control system.
We look forward to serving you and making your life and your families lives easier and more pleasured.
July 1, 2020
You may be familiar with D&D Technologies, a rather well known Australian manufacturer of the worlds most sought after gate hinge and superior locking technology specified widely, the world over for securing swimming pool gates, commonly known as the Magnalatch.
Another product that has been a central tenet of the shopfront security market for many years is the PullBolt, expertly produced by D&D and has been available in some countries for many years.
As seen in the video above, the product is very straightforward to install and very strong.
- 316 Grade Stainless Steel Quality
- Wont Rust, Corrode or Stain
- Resistant to Hacksawing or Tampering
- Fits Left and Right Handed Doors and Gates
- Face Mount or Side Mount Models available
Key operated and lockable open or shut, this small yet incredibly strong security product offers fabulous security for it's competitive cost.
It can be supplied keyed alike, keyed to differ, master keyed and with the key cylinder removeable, you can replace it with a high security key cylinder from a range of different manufacturers.
I have personally installed a number of these during my 35+ years in the locksmith industry and can attest to their strength and usability, first hand.
Available primarily in Australia, we are trying to become a distributor for this enticing product in North America.
June 2, 2020
Projects might include residential and commercial doors, cupboards, furniture, safes, cars, trucks, cabinets among other products.
Many consumers need and want better or more advantageous products and methods that contribute to making their lives easier and the Accuride products by Hafele, certainly do just that.
Hafele are quite well known, world wide as one of the leading manufacturers of quality locks, hinges and door and cabinet market products that are unique, easy to operate, install, service and maintain. A great many cabinet makers will swear by their continuing quality across many years.
The product shown here is a range of cabinet hardware where a cabinet door opens and then slides into a pocket to enable a more efficient use of space. The product contributes to better aesthetics (interior design and look), while being not too complicated to install.
There is no reason a DIY'er could also install, provided they have the necessary tools and follow the instructions correctly.
A video of the product and installation is included below.
Available in differing sizes, the product is worth considering to help increase usable living space in a residence or office or hospital or anywhere that quality cabinetry is desired.
May 5, 2020
The impact that voice-recognition technology is having on our daily lives, is becoming more prevalent, given the current pandemic and quantity of smart-speakers currently available.
The above video we shared in a post we wrote almost a year ago and while it is somewhat comical in it's presentation, it does perhaps highlight a potential future that awaits us.
The article we wrote last year, portends that perhaps there are issues with smart-speaker technology today that we are yet to perfect. Given the current times, I suggest that the uptake of more voice recognition technologies may become an even greater part of our lives, that our article did not recognize at the time.
In March 2018, we also wrote about the integration of Amazon Alexa into new housing constructions in Sydney Australia. Perhaps this kind of technology is not too distant from us any longer?
I'm curious to know other people opinions about this subject.
We decided to share a new post to discuss some contact-less options that already exist in today's world and articles that we have written over the last 10 years or so.
Voice control is one area that we have embraced in recent years with the advent of Google Voice, Home, Amazon Alexa, Echo etc among other offerings.
Below find a number of articles that we have written, that provide some interesting reading about some of the options already available to us. Some of the products listed below do not exist anymore but talented researchers are constantly creating new and improved products that might help us progress through this new world...
May 3, 2020
At this lecture he gave a rather interesting expose into the security and perception of security of Knox Boxes, which are used and required predominantly by fire departments across the USA to allow authorized first responders to gain access to private and public dwellings without the need to employ destructive entry methods.
The video is about 20 minutes long and may be of interest to locksmiths. security industry technicians, sales people, maintenance technicians, first responders, home owners, apartment complex managers, basically anyone who might see or have these type of key boxes on or near their properties.
It is especially interesting when you consider the security offerings by various vendors concerned more with selling you their products as opposed to offering you a system that actually offers to protect and secure your property for real. (For some unscrupulous vendors, it's not about your security protection - it's only about profits)
We have written about some of the subjects he talks about in the video....
Credit Cards Used to Duplicate Keys
Medeco - Hmmmmm...
3D Printers Used To Defeat High Security Key Systems
3D Printed Bump Keys
Further to this conversation is my recently acquired knowledge about an Australian company that is the merge between KJ Ross Security Locks, Marget Engineering and Direct Connections in 2015. That new company is called RMD Innovations (you can see their site in the source below).
KJ Ross, I have personally known for about 35 years now, having worked with their safe lock products, their Rosslinear Battery Operated Electric Strike and other lines in their specialty ranges.
RMD have now created significantly improved products for the high security market that update the older Rosslinear Strike (as seen above) and also have begun offering some additional products including a battery-operated strike for rim locks, panic exit devices. standard mortise and cylindrical entry lock-sets. among other products
I am especially interested in these updated product offerings, given the current predicament the world is experiencing with the Coronavirus Pandemic, that has dramatically altered our states of life.
April 16, 2020
As an onsite service company and essential service worker, we find ourselves on the frontline in this new changed environment.
We still require to provide services to our vast range of clients but the new normal requires us to cover up and protect our clients and their dwellings, even more than before.
Wearing a face mask and gloves is part of our new reality, but also being sure to sanitize all surfaces in advance of touching them.... and then after we complete our services is an important and vital act to ensure the safety of our clients and their families and their possessions.
We find ourselves requiring to sanitize constantly, all surfaces including locks, keyholes, door surfaces, walls and other hardware and surfaces in close proximity to the applications we intend to work on. And then again after we complete our tasks.
Carrying spray-on sanitizer and hand sanitizer is a new part of our new normal, a requirement that we take very seriously. We believe that the safety and security of our clients, their staff and customers and especially their loved ones is of paramount importance moving forward.
In the image above you can see me with my face mask on, using surface sanitizer to clean after completing a re-install of door hardware.
We hope and pray that everyone accepts this new responsibility to protect themselves and each other until such a time where personal protections are no longer required.
Since this pandemic and new normal rules have been brought in, we will not perform any works on our customers property without first sanitizing. If the customer requests us to NOT perform these necessary tasks, we will walk away from the project. Your lives and our lives depend on total compliance with our new shared reality.
Home Advisor (formerly Service Magic) Testimonials And Sites That Recommend Us
Who Are We?
Welcome to Locks210.com.
This site is to inform about historical and modern approaches to Keys and Physical Security products and services.
Locks210.com, a division of Master Key Systems America LLC, established in 2006, offers residents and businesses of St Louis Locksmith premium quality products and services. As the Premier Bilock Extreme Security Dealer in The Mid-West,
Our conveniently located workshop and service vehicles are uniquely designed to offer trade qualified, bonded, insured tradespeople with knowledge and experience spanning multiple countries and product lines.
Locks210.com offers services tailored to our core operating hours of Monday - Thursday 8am-8pm and Friday 8am-6pm, to help local residents and businesses of the St Louis, Missouri region to find quality lock services at day rates. For service, please call (314) 266-1533 now!