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December 18, 2007

Bump Proof Lock - Biometric Fingerprint

This video is the latest medium in the advertising world and a new concept for this business. Locksmiths do not traditionally invest in marketing campaigns of this nature, so this is a new effort to guage the effectiveness of video advertising for locksmiths.

November 26, 2007

Magnetic Cupboard Lock

The Magna Lock is a magnetic cupboard lock that features a concealed fixing.

This incredible device installs to the inside of your cupboard or drawer without an external keyhole.

Perfect for securing medicine cabinets or drawers from children, locking that knife drawer etc.

Surprisingly inexpensive, these units can be easily installed for less than $10.

Thats total concealed security (no keyhole) for your cupboard or drawer for $10.

Your Keys To The Future

Bilock is without doubt the simplest, easiest and most user friendly security product to evolve since the invention of the modern pin tumbler mechanism.

The efficiency of the Bilock system is enhanced with the use of Promaster 5 master keying software.

Bilock cylinders are tailored to suit almost all current hardware lines in the USA. The factory will even custom build on request.

Master Key Systems America is currently designing a Bilock conversion for safety deposit boxes that will dramatically enhance the security, functionality and ease of use for banks, their customers and security departments.

I use Bilock on my home because it is by far the most secure product and I can absolutely guarantee, no person can provide duplicate keys.

I do not use Grade 1 products, but standard residential grade 2 and the Bilock product fits easily and beautifully maintaining the character of the premises while providing funtionality and security second to none.

November 15, 2007

Radio News Report On Bumping

National Public Radio recently aired this report about a sting operation that nabbed "Bump Key Bandits" in Texas.

This is further evidence of the vulnerabilities of almost all conventional lock and key systems currently used across America today.

Click on the picture to listen to the radio report.

Bilock, is the only pin tumbler product in America that is 100% fully guaranteed bump proof.

The design of the Bilock product is far advanced compared to other products and includes devices that deter effective lock pick devices

Locks210.com and our parent company, Master Key Systems America LLC offers Bilock as our signature product. When combined with the Bioaxxis BD1 fingerprint biometric deadbolt, you create the most formidable lock product available today.

If lock bumping doesnt or hasnt concerned you in the recent past, perhaps it is time to re-examine your priorities?

Many houses and residential condominium and apartment complexes use sophisticated master key systems to easily maintain smooth and efficient maintenance access to residential entries and public areas. With all the recent publicity surrounding lock bumping and the quantity of news stories across America about this issue and the issues relating to Scam and Phony locksmith companies, consumers need to be more diligent and proactive than ever before.

November 14, 2007

Budweiser Can Safe

Can safes offer an imaginative, and subtle, way of hiding valuables. Keep your can safe in the kitchen or fridge and they will be indistinguishable from the real thing.


Motion Detecting Alarm With Dialling Unit

Possibly the most useful home security launched for years!

This is a passive infra-red alarm which will dial a pre-programmed telephone number as soon as an intruder enters the premises. It dials out automatically as soon as it detects movement within 6 metres.

A 125 decibel alarm siren will sound 20 seconds after the first telephone number has been dialled. If you want to you can switch the siren off for silent telephone alert only.

Up to 3 telephone numbers can be programmed to be dialled simultaneously.







November 8, 2007


A new product, recently released explores a new approach to the age old problem of finding lost keys. Key-Find, invented by the ever talented Israeli's is a credit card sized card with a built in transmitter that emits a signal to the corresponding key fob attached to your keys. That key fob lets out a buzzing sound allowing you to easily locate your keys. $49.90

Quote Of The Day

We could learn a lot from crayons.

Some are sharp
some are pretty
some are dull
Some have weird names


all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box. (Anonymous)

November 4, 2007

Solid Brass ID Tube

Originally designed to hold identification information for pets, these tiny cases (1" long by 1/4" to 3/8" dia.) are equally useful for attaching to backpacks, equipment bags, or anything that might get lost or left behind.

Turned from solid brass, each has a plated steel split ring for attachment to a ring, buckle, cord, etc.

They are attractive, durable and useful, whether for pets or people.

Six of these little cases total less than 1 oz in weight.

6-Pack - $4.00

Coming Soon to Locks210.com

Wet Ones Key Ring

This novel key ring is actually a case for sanitary wipes, also know as Wet Ones (overseas). This great idea is perfect for mom or dad, when out with the kids and in desperate need to find something to clean up the kids hands or face.

Of course there are many other uses for it too. It might be the perfect accessory for you or me to have that sanitary wipe handy when you least expect it.

Known as Teeny Towels, they are commonly available from Target Stores for $9.99. There is also an insect repellent version for $11.99.

Wheels Key Holder

Always looking for your car keys? Look no more, this Wheels Key Holder will keep your car keys in place when you have it mounted to the wall. This holder comes with a dummy key that's used to attach to your car keys, and simply insert the dummy key into the holder and you're done! Never lose your keys again.

  • 4.5" x 3"
  • Chrome-Plated Zinc
  • October 25, 2007

    Bioaxxis & Bilock

    The new Bioaxxis deadbolt has just been added to our inventory. This sensational new product can be installed with a Bilock cylinder, making one of the finest high security deadbolts available today. Using a Bilock cylinder in this product makes the BD1, the only 100% guaranteed bump and pick proof, fingerprint biometric deadbolt available.

    The beauty about this new combination is that it can be retrofitted in place of virtually any existing deadbolt application.

    Bioaxxis also produce other similar products including safes, lever entrance sets and combination entrance sets, biometric entrance sets with key and code button override.

    There are two grades available for the deadbolt. Grade 1 and Grade 2.

    The above table is courtesy of Buildershardware.com
    Bioaxxis BD1 deadbolt (with Bilock cylinder & 2 keys) [Grade 2] $475.00 Exclusive from Locks210.com (estimated lead time seven (7) business days)
    Installation P.O.A. (price on application)

    Mebeam Web-Cam Chat for up to 18 users

    Mebeam have released their updated version that now allows up to 18 individual users simultanoeus use all FREE!

    Mebeam is the culmination of about 3 years beta testing of the superb Wigiwigi framework being developed by a very talented Australian programmer.

    I am a long term member of the beta testing network and we are pleased with this latest devlopment. Visit www.mebeam.com and try it yourself.

    October 22, 2007

    Transcend Flash Key Ring

    Transcend, a worldwide leader in Flash memory devices, proudly announced the arrival of its latest trendy USB flash drive, the fashionable JetFlash™ V90 “Classic” keychain USB flash drive. A perfect addition to any set of keys, wallet or purse, the V90C features a distinctive metallic swirl pattern that appears to move when light catches it at different angles. Although delicate in appearance, this miniature flash drive’s shiny metal casing offers solid protection for your valuable data hiding inside.

    Although it boasts a huge 4GB of memory for storing thousands of files, JetFlash V90C measures only 33.8 mm long by 13.1 mm wide, and is just 4.5 mm thick. Incredibly tiny and lightweight (7g), the sleek JetFlash V90C is designed for business travelers and people who need to carry data effortlessly while on the move. It is so small that you may even forget that you are carrying a large capacity 4GB flash drive with you.

    The JetFlash V90C is truly a marriage of fashion and technology not only due to its great looks and distinctive styling, but also because it performs brilliantly as an advanced storage device. Transcend’s JetFlash V90C comes bundled with JetFlash elite data management tools that run directly from the JetFlash without having to install any software on your PC, so you can use them on any computer you plug your V90C into. JetFlash elite lets you use your V90C as a key to automatically log on to all your website accounts, or to lock your computer when you’re away. It also lets you browse the Internet and check your email from any compatible computer with Mobile Email and Internet Favorites. Not only does the JetFlash V90 Classic offer timeless distinctive styling, ultra-portable size, and a wealth of high-tech features, it is also backed by Transcend’s industry-leading lifetime warranty.

    Product Features
    • 4GB of memory for storing music, pictures, movies, and documents
    • Fully USB 2.0 compliant with easy plug and play installation
    • Built-in JetFlash elite software tools
    • AutoLogin: Automatically log in to your online website accounts
    • PC-Lock: Makes the JetFlash V90C a key to lock your computer
    • Mobile Favorites: Browse your favorite websites on any computer
    • Secret-Zip: Compress and password protect files or folders with powerful 256-bit AES Encryption
    • E-Mail: Use your JetFlash V90C to securely send, receive and save your e-mail on any computer
    • DataBackup: Backup, restore and synchronize your data
    • Online Update: Update to the latest version of JetFlash elite
    • My JetFlash: A convenient way to access the data in your JetFlash
    • Driverless (only Windows 98 SE needs driver)
    • USB powered. No external power or battery needed
    • Lifetime warranty

    October 18, 2007

    Popular Article On Why Locks Are Important

    Think Home Security by Choosing the Right Door Locks by TC Thorn

    You want to keep your home and your family safe, right?

    Did you know most building codes don't even require locks on doors?

    The first step to a good home security plan is having solid doors and windows in place, and this includes locks. Not all locks are created equal, and some older ones are downright flimsy.

    If you think someone could kick open your door, it's probably time to go lock shopping. Likewise, if you live in an apartment or a house where the locks haven't been changed since you moved in, changing the locks makes a lot of sense. There's just no way of knowing how many spare copies of your keys are out there.

    Let's take a look at what you can do to make sure your doors aren't the weakest part of your home security plan:

    Install Grade 1 ANSI (American National Standards Institute) designation deadbolt type locks on exterior doors, doors between living spaces and attached garages, and garage man doors (even if the garage is separate from the house--most garages are full of tools a burglar could use to break into your home).

    Why deadbolts?

    Burglars know they are more work. If they can't easily kick in a door, pick a lock, or drill out a door lock, they're likely to move onto an easier target. Just having solid deadbolt locks tells a burglar you care about home security, and you may very well have a full-fledged home security system in place. That's something they generally don't want to mess with.

    For other locks on your doors, stick with solid Grade 1 ANSI designated locks. Make sure to practice key control (i.e. don't lend copies of your key out to everyone and their relatives), since many keys can simply be copied by local hardware stores.

    In-home help, in particular, can be troublesome, especially if they're fired and left disgruntled, or they have acquaintances who burglarize homes (this is more common than you might think). Also be wary because mechanics can copy your house keys while your car is being worked on (this can be avoided by simply not giving them the house key along with the car key when you have work done).

    To further protect yourself, consider going with a manufacturer that puts out keys that can't be copied by anyone except locksmiths or by the manufacturers themselves (these people keep records and won't let just anybody copy your key).

    Yes, this kind of key control can be a bit of an inconvenience, but it goes a long ways toward making your home more secure.

    Some other door lock features to look far are:

    -High Security Strike Plates (while all door locks come with strike plates, not all of them do much; a high-security version has screw holes that are staggered so they don't penetrate the same grain of wood, which makes it difficult for a burglar to split the wood door frame or wall framing with a kick or other impact).

    -Saw-resistant Bolts for DeadLocks

    -Captured Key or Double Cylinder Deadbolt Locks (these have keyholes on both sides, so a burglar can't break open a window pane next to the door, reach in, and disengage the lock from the inside--consider this type of lock a must if you have glass near your door).

    Now you're thinking about how important locks are to a home security plan. Compared to alarms and security cameras and other high-tech solutions you can purchase, doors and windows are inexpensive to secure, and yet they are the first best defense in keeping out burglars.
    About the Author

    TC Thorn runs a site on home security and has articles you might want to check out on fingerprint door locks and changing door locks.

    Locksmith Licensing

    It's coming! In fact it's already here in at least 9 states in the USA.

    The great state of Tennessee just introduced a bill for licensing.

    Below is a recent article about the issue from The Mountain Press.

    It's nice when you drive down the road and see a police officer helping a motorist unlock the door of their vehicle. It's a good sign, like seeing an officer working with children or giving directions to tourists. But unlocking some of these modern cars is a tricky thing, even dangerous. Side air bags can be set off, and there can be damage to the window or lock from trying to force open the door.
    For those reasons and more, a new state law has kicked in that prevents police officers from providing locksmithing services to motorists. While it may seem as if we've lost a special connection and public service, in fact we are preventing problems and backlash.
    The Locksmith Licensing Act of 2006 provides that only professionally licensed locksmiths can offer those services. It's the same thinking that requires a license for massage therapists, real estate agents and hairdressers. It's not designed to restrict trade or keep people from earning a living. It's meant to ensure that those who do those jobs have the training and expertise to perform the tasks.
    Police officers do not. Police officers are trained in law enforcement, in responding to emergencies and investigating crime. They are not necessarily trained, nor should they be, in how to unlock a motorist's car. While that may be the very definition of a public servant, in fact there are inherent risks in officers trying to unlock a vehicle car. If the car is damaged in such an effort, who's at fault? If an air bag deploys accidentally during the try to open the car, who's at fault?
    Police chiefs and their officers certainly have mixed feelings about the new law, and for sure motorists don't like it. In Pigeon Forge officers regularly helped stranded motorists. It was a nice touch assisting the tourists, and certainly left those who got the help having good thoughts about the city they just visited. But the downside and potential problems overwhelmed the good that was done. And with what surely was some intensive lobbying by the locksmith fraternity, the law has been enacted.
    Now when you call the police station they'll give you a list of professional locksmiths you can contact for assistance, or be directed to telephone listings for others. Police will call a locksmith if asked to by the motorist. But no more jimmying open a car door or trying to figure out the myriad kinds of locks that you find on cars these days. Yes, a certain Mayberryesque service has been lost, but in this case, it's really the best thing.

    ©The Mountain Press 2007

    October 17, 2007

    Increasing the Burglars fear and Reducing Your Own

    Increasing the Burglar's Fear and Reducing Your Own. by Martin Underwood

    If we hear about a burglary, perhaps in our own neighborhood, it increases the fear that we ourselves may get a visit from a burglar. This is a natural reaction.

    If we are away from our home for the day, perhaps at work, we might even spend the day worrying what we might find when we arrive back home. If a house on your block got broken into what is there to stop your house being burgled is the reasoning you may make. This reasoning is actually quite healthy, if you fear being burgled you may take steps to prevent it from happening.

    However, fearing burglary too much is not healthy, worrying too much about being burgled could stop you from living a happy and enjoyable life. You could end up a prisoner in your own home if you convince yourself that criminals are waiting to break in if you even think about going out.

    Not giving any consideration at all to the fact that many homes do get burgled and yours could be one of them is, on the other hand, extremely foolhardy. Taking the attitude that you need not take any home security precautions will likely mean that you will come home to find that you have had a visit from the bad guys.

    Home security precautions do two things, they reduce the likelihood of a break in and they reduce your fear of a break in.

    Taking reasonable steps to protect your home improves the chances that a burglar will leave your home alone and look for one less protected. Installing a capable alarm system will go a long way to decrease the chance of coming home to find that you have been burgled. Likewise the knowledge that you have effective locks fitted to your windows and doors will help you to feel more secure. Joining and actively participating in your local neighborhood watch is one of the most effective things you can do to avoid being a victim. Neighbor looking out for neighbor helps reduce the fear of burglary.

    You are not the only one that knows fear. The burglar fears being caught. He knows that the longer he takes to burgle your home the greater chance he has of being caught. He knows that the more noise that he makes when breaking in to your home the more it is likely that the police will be alerted. He knows that the more he is exposed the greater chance he has of being spotted.

    The more you can increase the burglar's fear the less you are at risk, and the less you are at risk, the less fear you have. Increasing the burglar's fear and reducing your own must be a good thing.

    There is nothing that you can do to completely take away the risk of being burgled but if you have a good home security alarm system the burglar will likely fear setting it off. If you have good quality locks fitted the burglar will likely fear it will take him too long to defeat them and he will make too much noise doing it. If you have good outside security lighting and have your neighbors looking out for you the burglar will fear being spotted.

    It may not be a good thing to be completely unafraid of burglars, it could make you careless, but good home security precautions can help reduce your fear so that your life is less impacted by it. And good home security precautions can increase the burglar's fear so that he leaves your home alone.

    About the Author

    Martin Underwood contributes articles about the steps that you can take to beat the burglar and protect your home to Surveillance For Security The site that presents reviews and information about the best in home security, personal security and vehicle security.
    Keyless Door Locks

    Article I came across today...

    High Priority for Locksmiths by Graham Williams

    Shunted locks are just one of the items an emergency locksmith must know well. A shunt is the process of turning aside or moving to an alternate course, a bypass. Shunted locks come in different brands. One of those brands is that of an a British company named Bramah. The prices for a Bramah shunted lock can go up to $193. These locks are made for wooden doors, metal doors, sliding doors, and cabinets.

    A shunt switch is used in a vandal-resistant mortise lock. These locks are used in places such as emergency exits. The complexity of these alarm locks requires educated intelligence on the part of the locksmith who may be required to repair or replace such a lock.

    Locksmiths may also be called in a situation where an exit or emergency door has been locked or jammed. There are doors that must legally remain unlocked. Any time they have become illegally obstructed, the locksmith may be called to undo the damage. Sometimes these doors are obstructed because of poor management or because of disgruntled employees.

    Locksmiths can be especially important to hospitals, convalescent homes, ambulance services, and police stations. Emergency and health care facilities are of high priority in a locksmith business.

    Although some people would categorize simply being locked out of their vehicle as an emergency, there are situations that are of a higher priority. If someone's health or life is at stake or if a criminal situation occurs that requires immediate response, the priority must be put on these situations.

    Some emergency locksmith businesses that advertise fast service operate from Atlanta, Georgia to San Francisco, California. There are several businesses that operate out of many offices across the United States.

    One has to be especially careful about hiring an emergency locksmith. There have been instances where locksmiths who have operated for years have been found to incorrectly bill the customers out of greed. One locksmith was fired from a hospital after eighteen years of service because he became greedy. He had an elaborate scheme which involved two other employees as well as him. This is an exception to the norm, though.

    We have to place our trust in someone, and there are many locksmiths who work hard to earn the trust and deserve it. Just as there are people in other professions who turn bad, there are also bad locksmiths. It doesn't make the profession bad, just that person. In general it is an honorable and respected position and the men and women who enter it must go through a lot to become professionals, including becoming registered in a way that allows the police department and the Better Business Bureau to investigate their background. The majority are proud of their upstanding public image and work hard to maintain control of it.

    Locksmiths working with emergency personnel and police are another way they keep us safe. They repair damage done by criminals, install systems that make it harder for criminals to gain illegal entry, and provide us with a sense of inner peace.

    About the Author

    Graham Williams is the owner of http://www.gw-ebooks.com this site is full of books that are about hobbies such as Brewing your own beer, Camping, Bird watching, Beekeeping. While your there don't forget to sign up to my newsletter and you will receive monthly discounts in any new book that is added each month you can visit my site here http://www.gw-ebooks.com

    October 8, 2007

    Master Key Systems - Locally Designed & Managed

    Locks210.com, a division of Master Key Systems America LLC, founded by Danny Gurvis, is widely experienced in Master Key System design, installation, maintenance and service.

    Danny has been designing sophisticated master key systems for commercial, industrial and residential properties for most of the last 25 years.

    In modern times, with the assistance of sophisticated computer technology, Danny has helped to design superior systems for large schools and universities. Using Bilock as his preferred system of choice, because of it's modern and unique design, it's unparalleled security aspects and it's ability to fit a wide range of existing hardware already in the market, Danny continues to provide this clearly superior product and service to commercial, industrial and residential tennants in the St Louis, Missouri region.

    For a no obligation appraisal and consultation, call (314) 266-1533 now!

    Some of Bilock's Installations

    Bilock can be found in many locations around the world including, but not limited to:

    Bilock Installations

    Master Keying with Bilock

    Our completely interchangeable core lock system (QCC) enables a lock
    combination to be changed in seconds, provides second-to-none key controls, offers fast and efficient maintenance and large virtually unlimited master keying system capabilities!

    So-called "Master Key" systems have almost become a generic term. Real Master Key Systems that can incorporate switch locks, perimiter locks, filing cabinet locks, garage door locks and virtually any lock on the market today are much rarer, and BiLock is very rare. Because it offers virtually infinite combinations with tightly controlled security, it gives both the locksmith and the end user confidence and flexibility. It's the Companys understanding of what a true Master Key System requires that has positioned BiLock at the forefront in todays security market.

    The BiLock key system utilises up to 12 chambers with 4 depths per chamber. The numerical sum of these combinations gives 16,777,216 actual key combinations per profile. Powerful Master Key Systems can be generated from these combinations. It also makes possible an authentic and convenient one key system for each individual user authorised to access any particular area, building or group of buildings.

    Authorised BiLock agents use a computerised master key generation system, which allows them to build seriously complex Master Key Systems without compromising system security.

    Bilock - Now exported to over 13 countries

    Having been a past recipient of two prestigious Australian Design Awards for innovation excellence and the Australian Government's Small Business and Manufacturer of the Year Awards, the Quality Assured, Australian Lock Company, stands in good stead to further its national and international sales of Bilock high security locking systems.

    With a modern 3400 square meter factory just 1.5 hours South of Sydney and a network of more than 140 accredited locksmith agents Australia-wide, the Company is reportedly this nation's only fully Australian owned, exporter of Australian made, high security lock cylinder and keying systems. That system is Bilock which offers a gamut of features including pick resistance, the unique QCC (interchangeable core), more than 350 cylinder types, 16.7 million combinations per profile, legal protection, incomparable key control, 8,500 key head colour combinations and a unique dual-bladed key with Braille option.

    You may be surprised to know that many of Australia's icons use Bilock, from the Crown Entertainment Complex and Federation Square in Melbourne to Sydney's Parliament House and Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority to our country's airline, Qantas and our National Gallery, Archives, War Memorial, Museum, Family Law Courts and Supreme Court complex, just to name a few of those icons! In addition, many Banks in Australia and major government departments use Bilock. In fact, the Western Australian Police Services use Bilock exclusively to secure all their stations and facilities throughout the state on an enviable master key system that provides the absolute premium in key control.

    The Company has built a global market by ensuring flexibility in both design and application. Our unique commitment to project-specific product requirements and our expanding global network of agents ensure most high security lock requirements world-wide can now be met by Australian Lock. Now the Company offers QCC and colour coded construction keying, sales of Bilock have never been stronger.

    October 7, 2007

    Pool Alarm Pool Protector

    The POOLPROTECTOR pool alarm is the result of thorough and quality design and high manufacturing techniques. Pool Protector is an electronics monitoring system that automatically sounds an alarm when children or pet fall into your unsupervised pool. POOLPROTECTOR is a portable, self-contained, light weight unit that is safe and simple to operate. Entry into the pool will be detected by the unit’s electronics sensor, triggering a loud pulsating alarm and an internal RF transmitter.

    The Pool Alarm installation is very easy. It sits on the pool deck as shown in picture. Uses a 9 volt battery (not included)

    After you install the POOL ALARM, it can't be de-activated; it is always in the alarm ready mode until you put it in Sleep Mode. (using included magnetic key)

    If someone who does not know how to put the POOL ALARM in sleep mode attempts to remove the alarm, it will sound an alarm.

    The Pool Alarm comes with a remote receiver which can be mounted in your home up to 200 feet from the main unit. It comes with a 12 volt power supply.

    The Pool Alarm uses one a 9-volt battery (not included) which should last approximately one year.

    There is a audible low battery indicator which will sound at the poolside alarm and the remote receiver.

    POOL PROTECTOR is sold with a year limited warranty to cover defects in parts and workmanship for one year from date of purchase. Retain proof of purchase.

    This product has been designed to aid in the detection of unwanted intrusions into unsupervised pools. POOL PROTECTOR IS A SAFETY ALARM SYSTEM AND NOT A LIFE SAVING DEVICE. “This device is not intended to replace any other safety consideration, adult supervision, lifeguards, fences, gates, pool covers, locks, etc., and some devices may not detect gradual entry.”

    PROTECTOR has waterproof grade IPX5 But it is not submersible. So, if the pool unit accidentally falls into your pool, remove it immediately and drain the water from it. Take the unit apart as indicated in the Battery Replacement Procedure and remove the battery. Tip and shake unit and remove all excess water from inside the unit and the battery, and the circuit board area with a paper towel or cloth. Completely test unit before each use as described in manual to ensure proper operation

    Broadband Alarm System

    Forget everything you’ve ever thought about home security. Instead, imagine total home protection that you can easily install yourself, is nearly impossible for intruders to defeat, is professionally monitored, and can be controlled from anywhere within your home or around the world.

    Meet InGrid. Unusually simple to set up and operate, yet highly sophisticated to give you maximum protection along with real, professional monitoring.

    Welcome To Digital Home Protection
    Most security systems can be defeated by intruders in seconds by simply cutting wires. InGrid is different. It is wireless, completely digital and runs reliably through your internet connection, with lots of redundancies for extra safety, such as a back up phone connection. With components spread around your home, and sensors on every door and window, it’s almost impossible for anyone to defeat InGrid.

    InGrid’s broadband Digital Home Protection™ gives you:

    • An always-on connection to the 24-hour monitoring center
    • An accident-proof panic button on the InGrid Cordless Handset to call for help anywhere in and around your home
    • Ability to automatically alert family and friends to situations where their help might be needed
    • Only InGrid provides the capability to deliver alerts and events directly to other InGrid homes with Home Connect™

    September 7, 2007

    Bilock - Security You Can Trust - Guaranteed

    The revolutionary design of Bilock is years ahead of it's time. Bilock is the only fully guaranteed Bump and Pick proof pin tumbler product on the US market.

    Locks210.com is pleased to introduce our signature product. Using only the best system creation software, Promaster 5, we can create previously unequalled levels of serviceable systems. From small applications like private residences to medium sized businesses to large commercial and industrial environments to hospitals, colleges and universities to casinos, sports facilities and government institutions...
    The Australian designed Bilock Extreme Security locking system.
    Now manufactured under license in the United States, this competitively priced product CANNOT be picked or bumped.
    The unique key design is available in your choice of almost 9000 colour combinations.
    The key system can be used in almost all existing lock hardware products in the market.

    New Generation BiLock offers the security concious an innovative new look, twin bladed key which operates a 12-pin program of tumbler pins, six on either side. These pins, in turn, activate two side-bars to provide the end user with up to 16.7 million possible lock combinations. In addition to a space age moving element within the key an extraordinarily shaped, horizontally postitioned security rod has been built into the cylinder core to activate the 13th locking dimension. Without the moving element, this 13th dimension cannot be activated, this adds yet another feature to BiLock's already exceptional level of security.

    August 20, 2007

    Wireless Access Control

    Wireless Access Control products have been around for a few years now but the quality has left some to be desired. OSI Security Devices Inc. have been providing leading educational institutions across the world, superior products for quite some time. Perhaps not as well known as the larger companies, OSI have produced this incredible new product that offers many of the same advantages of a hard wired system but in a stand alone wireless access control format.

    Enter the OM250 (pictured here).

    System Features

    Maximum General Users: 250 unique user codes (All Users can be extended to change access level of lock)
    Maximum Submasters: 5 unique restrictable submasters
    Access Levels: Unlocked, Code Required, and Lockout.
    Antitamper: Temporary disables keypad for period of 10 seconds if 3 invalid codes are entered. Prevents hackers from "guessing" codes.
    Audit: retains activity of the last 250 events, including entries, scheduled actions, antitamper mode, daylight savings setting, and user attempts.
    Time schedule: Set eight events per day for each of the seven days the week. Plus, 32 holiday schedules with 2 varying holiday schedules.
    Autocode: Allows programming of all 250 codes instantly!!
    Battery Life: 5 years/50,000 entries. Lithium Power-Pak

    The new wireless package consists of:

    WAMS Software Features:

    • Uses standard Microsoft Windows XP Professional (non server) version
    • Runs Microsoft Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to the Portal Gateway
    • SQL Database engine
    • Supports Web Browser / Services
    • Software Development Kit (SDK) for OEM applications available
    • Supports virtually unlimited number of card holders (Disk size needs to be optimized) with a maximum of 65,000 card holders resident at any wireless reader at one time
    • Multiple level password control
    • 144 User defined Time Zones with 6 time intervals per Time Zone (Time Zones can cross midnight)
    • 32 User-defined Holiday periods
    • Unique Access levels per cardholder
    • ADA compatibility
    • Supports remote readers in multiple time zones
    • Provides support for variable card formats and technologies to be built into the application
    • Diagnostics built in for Portal Gateway signal strength, preventive maintenance, and Wireless Reader and firmware support

    Portal Gateway Availabe Features:

    • Secure Socket Layer communications between the Portal Gateway and host
    • AES 128 Bit Encryption to the wireless readers
    • Up to 300 foot communication range (reader to gateway)
    • Gateway to Gateway communication for range extension
    • Metal key lock cabinet with tamper switch
    • 1 non-dedicated I/O port for OEM applications
    • Ethernet 10/100 BaseT
    • 1 USB port
    • Tamper Alarm
    • AC Power fail detect
    • Standby power and charger for a 12 VDC 4.5 AMP battery
    • Low Battery Alarm signal to host
    • Low charge rate signal to the host
    • Fire Alarm or Weather Alert Shutdown to Reader

    Available Reader Features:

    • 4 AA Battery or external power operation
    • Flash memory (memory retained if power is lost)
    • Keypad ID codes from 4 -10 digits
    • Keypad PINs from 3-6 digits
    • Card or Keypad ID plus Keypad PIN capable with the following card technologies:
      • Magnetic Stripe HI Coercivity Tracks 2 or 3
      • Proximity HID 125 KHz cards in any format
      • MIFARE 15693, ISO 14443 A
      • CAC Contact Smart Card
      • FIPS 201 DESfire contact-less smart card
    • Up to 65,000 IDs per reader depending on configuration
    • 144 Time Zones (Time Zones can roll past midnight)
    • 32 User defined vacation periods
    • An access level assignment for every cardholder
    • ADA compliant
    • Dynamic Memory for IDs vs Transactions
    • A full audit trail stored locally and transmitted to the nearest non-dedicated Portal Gateway
    • 2.4 GHz Spread Spectrum technology
    • AES 128-Bit Encryption with multi-redundant portal Gateway support
    Through membership in ALOA, I recently obtained the factory certification from OSI at a course they ran during ALOA Charlotte 2007.

    Latest Bumping Video from Master.

    Bilock is the only fully 100% guaranteed bump proof pin tumbler lock cylinder available. Bilock has been available since 1980's with technology that is many years ahead of others.

    Locks210.com is a proud Bilock Extreme Security exclusive dealer.

    Mebeam - Teleconferencing

    Mebeam have released their updated version that now allows up to 18 individual users simultanoeus use all FREE!

    Mebeam is the culmination of about 3 years beta testing of the superb Wigiwigi framework being developed by a very talented Australian programmer.

    I am a long term member of the beta testing network and we are pleased with this latest devlopment. Visit www.mebeam.com and try it yourself.

    August 17, 2007

    Wireless Remote-Controlled Pan/Tilt Camera System

    The Wireless Remote-Controlled Pan And Tilt Surveillance Camera.
    This is the remote-controlled surveillance camera that pans and tilts at a touch of a button for a range of motion unavailable in lesser cameras, and it sends crystal clear images and audio to an LCD on the handheld remote, allowing real-time monitoring from up to 330' away. Unlike cameras rooted in a fixed position, this one pans 210 and tilts 63 for an optimal field-of-view. The remote's 2.5" thin film transistor LCD has a 480 x 234 resolution, and infrared LEDs in the camera allow nighttime observation up to 16' from the camera lens. The 2.4 GHz wireless signal operates on three different channels, minimizing interference, and the device includes an AV cable for connecting to a television. Includes earphones and AC adapters for camera and receiver. Receiver requires 4 AAA batteries. Camera: 5" H x 4 1/3" D x 4" W. (9 oz.) Receiver: 6" H x 2 2/3" W x 1" D. (6 oz.)

    $249.95 Limited time only.

    Network Security

    Arguably the biggest advancement in CCTV security in the last 25 years is the wide scale advancement of Network Security (aka Wireless CCTV)

    Wireless PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) cameras have been surfacing in the marketplace with more vigour recently due to the market demanding increased functions for decreased infrastructure costs.

    Aving News Network, one of the global leaders in security industry reporting, recently interviewed Anders Laurin, Vice President of AXIS, one of the top 10 network security firms in Sweden.

    The future of CCTV in many parts of the world is changing. Consumers are demanding more user friendly equipment, wireless access to that equipment and having it software driven rather than hardware driven.

    USB padlock

    Came across this new device today. A USB Combination Padlock. Does this open up possibilities?

    Post revisted - Pick Proof Lock (& Bump Proof)

    I was sitting here thinking about the bumping phenomena that is so relevant today and got reminded about our signature product Bilock.

    Bilock is without doubt the simplest, easiest and most user friendly security product to evolve since the invention of the modern pin tumbler mechanism.

    August 13, 2007

    Tele-conferencing with Mebeam

    Mentioned previously on this site, I have been working with a very talented Australian programmer for the last few years in development of a video conferencing tool and application that can be used over the world wide web and best of all it is completely FREE!.

    Mebeam is a completely new way to have real time - live, super fast video and audio connections with friends, family or business contacts.

    The only requirements are broadband connections (for better quality), a webcam (with microphone if possible), speakers and/or headset.

    There is no program to download, it is very user friendly, easy to use. Simply open your browser and type in http://www.mebeam.com/ into your address bar. The instructions that appear are self explanatory. To test it out, click on testroom. If there is a conversation happening (and there often is) you can see what it's like.

    August 10, 2007

    Locks210.com (Master Key Systems America LLC) is very pleased to have become a full member of The Society Of Professional Locksmiths (SOPL).This new organisation brings together many of the industries leaders in forming a super professional and ethical society.

    One of the prime purposes of SOPL, is to foster the continued growth of the locksmith industry through superior training opportunities with the Security Technical Institute.

    "The Security Technical Institute offers educational programs with a "blended" learning environment utilizing the power of the Internet to deliver lesson plans, testing, interactive chat, forums, SCORM/AICC presentations, and much more. Learner participation is archived along with historical proficiency performance for all your accreditation needs. STI is a depository for the delivery of educational material developed for you to succeed in your career as a provider of security related services."

    With many jurisdictions considering and implementing legislation to license locksmiths, the same authorities are also looking to provide certified training courses aimed at producing suitably qualified and authorised technicians.

    The incredible depth of modules and format of training, is a testament to the many long hours and initiatives employed by the principals, in developing this clearly superior training regimen.

    Currently there are 9 states in the USA that have enacted licensing of the trade and a further 16 states have legislation in discussion. One of the common stumbling blocks in many legislative discussions, happens to be the lack of suitable training programs for technicians.

    Other industries have seen fit to address educational requirements as a fundamental ingredient of licensing legislation.

    With the forward thinking initiatives of SOPL and The Security Technical Institute, it may become easier for new jurisdictions to enact legislation thereby protecting both consumers and technicians alike.

    August 9, 2007

    White House, Pentagon, US Embassies not secure!

    White House and Pentagon and US Embassies worldwide have been found wanting in their physical security systems.

    DefCon15 last week in Las Vegas, Nevada revealed to the world that the door locks at the above locations are NOT secure.

    Many and varied news reporting agencies are reporting.

    Bilock Cam Locks

    Bilock manufactures a range of cam locks tailored to work together with their keying systems, to enable the security and convenience conscious to maintain one uniform keying system across their entire range of products. These pictures show some of the Bilock range of cam locks and their measurements.

    Locks210.com can tailor professionally designed and manufactured keying systems including these cam locks in your system, maximising convenience and accessibility.

    With the power of Promaster Keymanager and the Promaster 5 master keying software, Locks210.com now offers our clients to easily manage, locate and order their keys.

    Bilock Cylinders

    The three commonly found cylinders found in most door locks in America today are Mortise, Rim and Entrance cylinders.

    Pictured above are left to right are some of the Bilock range of cylinders. These three cylinders can all be keyed into the same master key system easily, providing interchangeable core (IC) configuration, in the only fully guaranteed bump proof pin tumbler system available on the current US market.

    The mortise cylinders specifically, can be supplied in 15/16" (8 pin only), 1 1/8", 1 1/4", 1 1/2" and 2" varieties.

    All cylinders can be supplied in any desired keying configuration with up to 16 million codes per keyway, with 2 keys per cylinder. Locks210.com can provide professionally designed and manufactured master key systems tailored to special requirements.

    Mortise Cylinder (subject to length) from $65.00
    Rim Cylinder from $65.00
    Entrance set cylinder (Sargeant, Yale, Arrow, Schlage) from $61.00

    Patlite Wireless CCTV stills camera

    This revolutionary new camera from Patlite Japan, is brand new and not currently available in the USA.

    This small security color camera can easily be stored above the main entrance to your home or office. The camera uses radio frequency (2.4GHz) to transmit picture to the receiver unit. As no wiring is required, the receiver unit can be placed conveniently inside your home or office. The picture taken, can easily be viewed on your TV. The waterproof camera has the ability to store up to 50 photos at a time, offering the ability to have photo evidence of persons in your home or office. Camera angles are adlustable.

    This will be another competitively priced security package based on CCTV technology without video recording option.
    The estimated package cost is around US$300.00

    August 7, 2007

    Introducing Promaster 5

    Locks210.com is pleased to introduce this fundamental component of our business. ProMaster 5 is without a doubt, the most comprehensive and easy to use master-key system management tool available anywhere in the world. ProMaster 5 is powerful, versatile and robust, and has been designed to meet the requirements of lock manufacturers and professional locksmiths worldwide.

    Along with this phenomenal software, we are pleased to make available Promaster Keymanager. Promaster Keymanager is a robust and powerful tool designed to help system administrators perfect their key control tasks.

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    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 at Master Key Systems has succeeded in making the purchasing of our Meroni door locks, from Italy, an absolute breeze. Even though I live in Australia with a 16hr time difference and was ordering door knobs from Italy that weren't in stock, the whole process was faultless. Danny was prompt and efficient with all his emails and made sure we had covered every possible variable so that the product I received was exactly as required. I would have no hesitation in recommending Danny for your next purchase.
    Patrick Carr (Canberra, Australia)

    Your product really helped because I needed to secure a nurse's station adjacent to a waiting room and needed a pocket door. Unfortunately, no real options were available to lock a pocket door effectively that would keep me compliant with HIPAA and secure an area that stores medical supplies. This was vitally important as this particular waiting room was for "waiting detox patients". Thank you very much.
    Randall R The Fritz Clinic (Birmingham, Al) March 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)

    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, 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.

    Shipping and Returns

    All products are sent in manufacturers condition.
    All products are subject to sales tax where applicable.
    All products are dispatched within 10 business days of remittance.
    All products are subject to manufacturers warranties.
    All products returned within 30 days, will be 95% refunded less shipping.
    Prices are subject to change without notice.
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