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April 27, 2009

Cavity Sliders

Here is another product designed and manufactured by a brilliant New Zealand company called Cavity Sliders.

This lock has pure form and function. It uses a 3 pin tumbler cylinder, effectively allowing pocket doors or cavity sliding doors to be key lockable as well as having the hardware slide effectively into the cavity.

(source...)  Thanks to Cliff Forrester, general manager of J. Larsen & Co in Queensland Australia established 1917. Cliff Forrester is a veteran career locksmith who is considered an industry stalwart. His knowledge and expertise spans multiple generations and product lines. 

Pocket Door Locks With A Key - UPDATE

Many inquiries I receive are from people requesting hardware to effectively secure their sliding pocket doors. There are very few products in the USA that achieve this without considerable expense.

Luckily for us, a forward thinking company from Australia have already produced a competitively priced key locked pocket door lock that is simple to install and looks good too.

The Cowdroy P697 Cavity/Pocket Door Lock, is secured using a 5 wafer (disc) tumbler mechanism, providing a 100% bump proof lock.

Securing your pocket doors has never been so easy.

(source...) Thanks to Garry Aumann of Keyman Services, Gold Coast, Australia.


April 24, 2009

Keyring Scale

Finally! Someone has done it. They created the perfect office accessory.

How often is it, that you are required to weigh a parcel or letter to determine the cost for postage/cartage (delivery)?

As a supplier of product across the country, I find it a constant challenge to accurately determine shipping costs.

Now with the Keyring Scale, the task of correctly determining weight just got so much easier and convenient.

Easy-to-use clip makes it simple to weigh small objects like letters, jewelry and coins. Backlit LCD displays weight in grams (g), ounces (oz) penny weights (dwt), or grains (gn). Capacity: 8oz x 0.005oz; 225 x 0.1g.

April 19, 2009

2009 St Louis Award Winner

I am humbled again by my customers who nominated me to receive the 2009 St Louis Award.

"For the second consecutive year, I am pleased to announce that Master Key Systems America, LLC has been selected for the 2009 St. Louis Award in the Locksmiths & Keys category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

Nationwide, only 1 in 70 (1.4%) 2008 Award recipients qualified as 2009 Award Winners. I'm sure that your selection as a 2009 Award Winner is a reflection of the hard work of not only yourself, but of many people that have supported your business and contributed to the subsequent success of your organization. Congratulations on your selection to such an elite group of small businesses."

"The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. 

Also, a copy of the press release publicizing the two-time selection of Master Key Systems America, LLC is 
posted on the USLBA website. USLBA hereby grants Master Key Systems America, LLC a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, distribute, and display this press release in any media formats and through any media channels."

Yelpie - Portable Safe

A novel new approach to securing your valuables remotely. You may be at the beach or on a picnic or simply out for a walk and require to store your keys or wallet or sunglasses or mp3 player from prying hands.

Enter the Yelpie - Portable Safe.

Manufacturers Description

Yelpie's advanced motion sensor alarm works to keep your valuables exactly where you left them, while being smart enough to know what's an accidental bump and what's an attempt to steal your belongings. 

If a thief attempts to move your Yelpie, a loud 90dB alarm goes off! 

The Yelpie is large enough to comfortably fit car and house keys, wallets, MP3 players, mobile phones, sunglasses or other small valuables - but even items too large to be placed inside the Yelpie can be left in public more securely by tying them to the Yelpie: if somebody tries to walk off with your surfboard, the Yelpie alarm will activate! 

Perfect for use at the beach, picnics, sporting events, training grounds, swimming pools, gym, school or work lockers, golf course, camping, motor homes, caravans, or when taking the kids for a play in the local park.

How It Works
1.Put your belongings into Yelpie.
2.Close and set the alarm.
3.Alarm activates if disturbed for more than 2 seconds. Alarm will automatically cease if Yelpie is put down and left alone again.
4.To deactivate the alarm and open the Yelpie portable safe, enter your personal code using the Yelpie's strong and weatherproof keypad. No keys to be lost!.


April 13, 2009

What Locks Cannot Be Bumped

Many searches lately seems to be from people who are concerned about Lock Bumping.

In the USA, there are many advertisers who try to portray their products as bump proof or bump resistant.

The truth be told, there are only two (2) 100% guaranteed bump proof locks available today in the USA. Bilock and Abloy.

The new Kwikset Smart Key system is considered almost completely bump proof too, however there are many published bypasses for these locks so be aware before relying on them to secure your homes.

Other locks that cannot be bumped include, all wafer/disc tumbler locks including automobile locks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, boat ignitions etc.

The bumping principle works on all pin tumbler locks that use pin stacks. A pin stack is found in standard pin tumbler mechanisms, like Yale, Schlage, Kwikset, Corbin Russwin, Titan, Defiant, Baldwin, Lockwood, Byrd, Medeco, Mul-T-Lock etc.

April 12, 2009

Fraudulent Companies Aided by AT&T Yellow Pages

Recently, we reported here about the Missouri Attorney General suing Dependable Locks Inc, their listed principal David Peer and their host of fictitious business names and addresses.

We have sourced copies of letters written by the Missouri Attorney General's department that were hand delivered to AT&T.

We now include a copy of the original letter that was hand delivered to AT&T in St Louis.

If you click on the picture you will be able to read the exact document that was presented.

Suffice to say, this is indeed a great day for the locksmith industry in Missouri. The Missouri government has acted to protect it's residents and legitimate locksmith service providers.

Whereas this is just the beginning of one front in the war against unscrupulous companies preying on consumers, perhaps it should be seen as notice to all other similar mediums to tighten their business practises and verify the listings in their publications, both printed and electronic, prior to publication.

This effort by the Missouri government shows that some governments of the people, by the people and for the people, can achieve noteworthy and respectable results without the need to practise licensing of trades or other implicit revenue generating programs that can and are, not being enforced by other states in feeble attempt to rid themselves of these fraudulent companies.

The great states of Illinois, California and Texas actively pursued licensing of locksmiths as their attempt to purge their states of unscrupulous marauders, only to find that the lack of enforcement and the subsequent applications for licenses by representatives from the aforementioned companies, substantially reduced any perception of protection for their residents and legitimite locksmith service providers. These states, effectively have made the conditions for existing legitimite locksmith companies, more mired in red tape and bureaucratic bungling and caused the public to be subjected to higher service prices and charges as a result.

The clear and present action, as shown by the forward thinking Missouri government, is to combat the mediums who allow these companies to procreate and indirectly take advantage of the residents and citizens of Missouri.

Congratulations Chris Koster - Attorney General and Jay Nixon - Governor!

April 11, 2009

Neighborhood Crime Summary - St Louis MO January - March 2009

We are attempting a new post to include the latest crime statistics report broken down by neighborhood from data compiled and published by The St Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

The intention here is to inform residents of the different neighborhoods as to the types and quantities of the various crimes being committed, to help their decision making processes for better securing their families, residences and properties.

All information is sourced from publicly available records.

We will list the total quantities of crimes by suburb. The crimes included are: Burglary, Arson, Larceny and Theft, commonly known as Property Crimes.

For more accurate and detailed statistics we suggest visiting http://www.slmpd.org and clicking on the Crime Stats tab.

Locality - Total
Academy - 76
Baden      - 149
Benton Park - 70
Benton Park West - 78
Bevo Mill - 157
Botanical Heights - 15
Boulevard Heights - 61
Cal-Bell Cem - 3
Carondelet - 138
Carondelet Park - 3
Carr Square - 50
Central West End - 295
Cheltenham - 18
Clayton-Tamm - 41
Clifton Heights - 42
College Hill - 55
Columbus Square - 39
Compton Heights - 28
Coveant-Blu-Grand Ctr - 80
DeBaliviere Place - 43
Downtown - 303
Downtown West - 221
Dutchtown - 219
Ellendale - 30
Fairground - 48
Fairground Park - 1
Forest Park - 30
Forest Park SE - 78
Fountain Park - 28
Fox Park - 54
Franz Park - 40
Gravois Park - 103
Hamilton Heights - 58
Hi-Point - 21
Holly Hills - 27
Hyde Park - 41
Jeff Vanderlou - 132
Kings Oak - 13
Kingsway East - 75
Kingsway West - 86
Kosciusko - 34
Lafayette Square - 36
Lasalle Park - 40
Lewis Place - 39
Lindenwood Park - 103
Marine Villa - 56
Mark Twain - 86
Mark Twain I-70 Ind - 26
Mckinley Heights - 40
Midtown - 152
Mount Pleasant - 69
Near N Riverfront - 55
North Hampton - 85
North Riverfront - 29
North Point - 75
O'Fallon - 102
O'Fallon Park - 1
Old North St Louis - 44
Patch - 48
Peabody-Darst-Webb - 31
Penrose - 145
Penrose Park - 1
Princeton Heights- 62
Riverview - 22
Shaw - 84
Skinker-Debaliviere - 48
Soulard - 98
South Hampton - 61
Southwest Garden - 69
St Louis Hills - 50
St Louis Place - 39
The Botanical Garden - 0
The Gate District - 44
The Greater Ville - 140
The Hill - 52
The Ville - 43
Tiffany - 42
Tower Grove East - 132
Tower Grove South - 4
Tower Grove Park - 252
Vandeventer - 44
Visitation Park - 32
Walnut Park East - 102
Walnut Park West - 68
Wells-Goodfellow - 134
West End - 118
Willsmore Park - 1
Wydown-Skinker - 8

Crime Statistics - St Louis MO

This months crime reports statistics is from data compiled by the Oakland MO police department.

March 11 - April 10 2009:

Theft - Larceny : 39
Assault: 14
Theft - Fraud: 12
Theft - Forgery: 9
Breaking & Entering: 4
Robbery: 3
Theft of/from vehicle: 3

We are also about to include data on crime reports by neighborhood as compiled by the St Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

We have noticed a significantly increased interest is crime statistics in our region and we hope that these statistics help to educate people as to the goings on in their neighborhoods.

April 5, 2009

Bilock Deadbolts - Special Ends

Due to overwheming demand for the best BUMP PROOF deadbolt available, we have ended our special pricing from the last month.

Our thanks to the many requests for this quality product.

We anticipate more specials in the coming months.

Stay Tuned!

Check out the new July Special!

Biometric Thumblock

BioAxxis Development Corporation has spent the last 18 months designing, developing and patenting the next revolution in biometric fingerprint door lock technology - the BioAxxis® ThumbLock™. We have reformulated the concept of what a fingerprint lock should look like and simplified access so that the biometric sensor is now located conveniently below the handle - at your thumb. 

This fingerprint door lock is one-of-a-kind. The 
Mona Lisa of biometrics. There is no standalone biometric door lock available on the world market like it in terms of…

  1. Customizable Access Methods
  2. Security and Quality Standards
  3. Versatility and Feature Set
  4. Regulatory Compliance
  5. Access Control Capability
The BioAxxis® ThumbLock™ was designed for a wide range of applications. For the high-end residential consumer, this biometric door lock puts all the others to shame. While beautiful and aesthetically pleasing, don’t be fooled. The ThumbLock™ is a security system on your front door, providing you with a highly sought after lifestyle improvement. It can be installed indoors or outdoors with no concern for rain, snow, dust or humidity. You can transform your world from “care free” living to “key free” living with the ThumbLock™ and become the envy of your neighborhood. Think of the applications….
  1. Single family residence
  2. Townhomes
  3. Condominiums
  4. Apartments
  5. Rental Properties
For the commercial customer, the ThumbLock™ is a must have product if you are serious about security and ensuring no more risk associated with shared keys or shared swipe cards. You can rest assured that you will know exactly who is using your locks at all times. Not only will you have Audit Trail tracking capability but also a fully features Access Control system on the door. And you will receive the uncompromising commercial-grade quality standards synonymous with the BioAxxis® brand. This lock is a true workhorse, capable of hundreds and hundreds of thousands of duty cycles. And compare the pricing of the ThumbLock™ to the other PIN-code only door locks on the market – for comparable dollars, you will receive so much more for your money with the ThumbLock™. Here is a brief sampling of the commercial applications… 
  1. Hospitals & Pharmacies
  2. Universities
  3. Government & Military Installations
  4. Manufacturing Facilities
  5. Law Firms
Your BioAxxis® ThumbLock™ is easy to program and easy to use as a standalone system. To enhance the performance, you can add the following upgrades…

AT Upgrade (coming  June 2009) will work by downloading audit trail records to a 1GB flash drive. Easy to use Audit Trail software based in MS Access will be included in this package as well.

The PCMU™ (PC Management Upgrade - coming June 2009) will also be available to centrally enroll fingerprints in your PC with a fingerprint scanner and manage each individual user's rights per lock as though the ThumbLock™ was a full-blown access control system. You will not believe the feature enhancements this will provide! You can then upload that programming information to the flash drive to program all your ThumbLocks. And you can still download your Audit Trail data using the flash drives.

Available at Master Key Systems America, from June 2009.

Price On Application.

Master Key Systems America LLC/Locks210.com prefers to deal in Bioaxxis products because of their superior design and quality. Having investigated multiple products, we have found that the Bioaxxis product line offers the best security and value for money.

Missouri Attorney General Says Locksmith Has Gouged Customers

Missouri Attorney General says locksmith has gouged customers

A Florida-based locksmith company has been gouging customers in St. Louis and elsewhere for about a year, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Friday. 

Koster has sued Dependable Locks Inc., and its registered agent, David Peer, of Dunedin, Fla., for seven violations of state law. He is asking a judge to order the company to stop doing business in the state and grant each victim $1,000 per violation. 

At a press conference in St. Louis on Friday, Koster said about 30 people have complained to his office about the company, which operates under 16 different names in the phone book and on yellowpages.com. 

When customers called the businesses, which they often believed to be local, they were routed to a call center in Florida, Koster said. The call center would quote a price to fix or open a lock, and then dispatch an employee to a vehicle or residence. The promised price was often about $50.

"When they arrive 30 minutes later, they say, 'This looks like a difficult lock and it's going to be at least $150, and we need it tonight in cash,'" Koster said.

The company also listed false addresses with the phone company, according to Koster. At the press conference, he was flanked by pictures of an AT&T office in St. Charles, a St. Louis woman's home and a Captain D's restaurant. All were places the company had given as addresses.

"If a customer wants to go and complain to this business, they can't go and find it," Koster said. 

Messages seeking comment from the company were not returned.

Koster also is asking that AT&T disconnect the numbers that Dependable Locks has used and for the phone company to remove all the listings from the Internet. 

Given how many names the company has used, Koster believes there are thousands of victims. He urged anyone who thinks they may have been a victim to contact his office (visit ago.mo.gov; or call 1-800-392-8222).

Koster did not know how many employees the company has in the area or how they have been recruited. He said his office is still determining "who we intend to drag into court."


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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)

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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.

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