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July 29, 2009

Narrow Stile Key Locked Patio/Pocket Door Lock

Pictured here is a product we are now stocking, that enables a patio sliding door lock to be replaced with a key entry model.

It is designed to be a flush mount, meaning that the handles are fitted into the body of the door frame, which also makes them very suitable for pocket doors.

This beautiful and simple design is fundamentally different to many other similar type products because the actual latch only requires a small hole in the door edge for installation.

There are very few key lockable patio/pocket door locks available at such a competitive list price.

Installation of these locks often requires some patch work necessary to fill the holes in the PVC door frame. We use a very special product especially designed to repair virtually any PVC frame or pipe. It is designed to fill the existing hole/s simply and matchable to virtually any color.

The list price on this lock is $29.99 but it can be found even cheaper if you search in depth online.

Pocket Door Lock/Patio Door Lock with key, now available here today.

UPDATE 08/06/09
This product is designed for maximum 1-1/4" thick doors. I know this from first hand experience and not reading the instructions properly.

July 28, 2009

Chubb M3 (Medeco) Lock Bumped open

This example is from over 1 year ago online by a professional locksmith in the United Kingdom.

Chubb have an overseas license to the Medeco M3 lock system and market it complete with the Chubb name embossed on the product.

Medeco technology is requested by many US companies attempting to maintain some uniformity across their properties, however as this video plainly shows, the Medeco product is NOT BUMP PROOF.

I must repeat that the original and first bump proof pin tumbler lock cylinder product on the market is the Bilock Extreme Security mechanism. With Bilock, you can guarantee that duplicate keys cannot be produced and that bump keys WILL NOT WORK. Bilock locks were first manufactured in Australia in the early 1970's. The product is found in 132 countries around the world and is favored by casinos, banks and government institutions to protect property.

July 18, 2009

Never Get Lost Again

How often have you travelled to a different town or country, parked your rental car in a multi-level carpark, returned but have forgotten where you parked the car?

How often have you been to an unfamiliar place only to have your bearings all turned around?

Maybe you travel overseas, stay in hotels but forget which corner your hotel is on.

Here is a novel product that can assist you with not having to remember all the gory details. Simply activate the GPS, lock in your current position, go on your way and use it's locator function to return you to home.

Certainly a novel idea.

My primary concern with an item of this kind is that potentially you give a potential thief, your exact location of your property. They will have your key and your property location. Is that smart?

Schlage Primus Bump Key Attack

The above video is one of the most recent items of evidence that clearly show Schlage Primus locks are NOT BUMP PROOF.

There are multiple advertizers online that falsely advertize Primus as a bump proof product. It never has been or is capable of being bump proof.

While it is true, that Primus is a very good quality product, this video evidence proves beyond any doubt that the product is not bump proof as advertized by so many online marketers.

So who do you believe today?
If some locksmiths are proven wrong, who do you trust?

Put your trust in Bilock Extreme Security products. The original 100% fully guaranteed bump proof pin tumbler product on the market.

Update 7/20/09
I am not so sure if readers fully appreciate the temerity of the situation with bump keys. Bump keys can be created by anyone who has access to the pin tumbler key belonging to a lock or group of locks. You see, if someone has a key in their hand, that slides into the desired keyhole (it doent have to turn - just slide in), they can create a bump key for that very lock or group of locks.

Where it gets scarier, is considering that large institutions, universities, churches, hospitals, public amenities, government capitol buildings, defense department facilities, naval boats, office complexes etc, that operate using a master key system or multiple systems are even more prone to this simple form of attack. Master key systems that employ the modern pin tumbler principle ( as originally patented by Linus Yale in 1864), which include almost all the most recognizeable brands today, Schlage, Kwikset, Tylo, Yale, Corbin, Assa, Medeco, Primus, Scorpion, Lockwood, Russwin, Baldwin, Cambridge, Plymouth, Mul-t-lock, Best, Falcon, Master, ILCO, American Lock just to name a few are built using multiple pins (also called wafers) in each tumbler position. This fundamentally exposes each lock cylinder to substantially less security. These keyholes are even easier to circumvent using the bump key techniques.

July 15, 2009

Burglars Hit Mike's Neighbors

Twittermic audiocast...StrikeMaster II

I took a call from Mike the other day who reported a problem with securing his front and back doors. It seems his neighbors in the other three condominiums had all been broken into by having their doors kicked open.

My first and automatic response to this kind of question is to recommend the Strikemaster II product be installed to front and back door jambs.

I explained that the cardinal reason, many doors get kicked open is because they are the easiest way to get in. You see, most locks today are installed on steel case doors. The inside and outside skin of modern external doors is encased in light steel. When installing any lock to the door the lock rarely gives way in attempted break ins. It is more often the door jamb. That area where the door closes into. The strike plate that most existing knobs and deadbolts lock into are most often held on to the door jamb by short 1" long wood screws. Why? Because most door jambs are constructed of 1" wide pine.

The secret to making sure your doors are secure, do go two fold.

First you need to make sure the door locks are unable to be picked or bumped or bypassed. I recommend Bilock Extreme Security products for total lock protection.

Second you need to ensure that the door jamb is secured to the stud behind it. Using the Strikemaster II, provides 5' long laminated steel brace secured by 10 x 3" screws, designed to attach to the stud behind the door jamb.

Combining these two methods will deter virtually any reasonably determined intruder.

We are booked next Thursday, thanks Mike.


I'm trialling a new idea to use to advertise for business and wouldnt mind peoples opinions and subjects of interest related to security.

July 14, 2009

Bilock - Key of the Future, Here Today

Bilock is without doubt the world's leading modern key system.

Sure, it is a system originally developed in Australia in the 1970's, but it has proven since then that it will fit in the widest range of other manufacturers product lines.

From Schlage to Baldwin, Arrow to Corbin, Carbine to Cal-Royal, Marks to Russwin, USLock to LSDA to GMS, Bilock cylinders will retrofit in almost all quality hardware from many of the leading manufacturers.

To top that off, Bilock's engineers will custom manufacture any requested application. So, if you want to have your obsure lock or handle operate using the remarkably secure and fully protected and patented Bilock Extreme Security locking system, simply contact us today for an estimate.

As you can see in the above picture, Bilock also manufactures many OEM products too. The picture also shows many cylinders designed to retro-fit into your existing hardware.

This means that you can reduce the cost of securing your properties by replacing just the cylinders instead of the complete hardware (handles or locks).

Why not maintain your existing functions while having the leading key control system with the most competitively priced, aesthetically pleasing color coded keys and locks of their kind available today?

Bilock products are found in almost every country in the world. Most casinos rely on Bilock products to maintain the security of poker machines, cash dispensers even hotel room doors. The versatility of master key systems using Bilocks multi-million key changes, the ability to identify easily which key works which lock by the color coded heads, combined with the virtually impossible to pick or bump mechanism makes Bilock your best choice for securing your family and your posessions.

How many different brands of locks do you have at home or the office? Do you need so many different keys to maintain all those locks? Speaking to our trained Bilock technicians could potentially reduce your key needs to just one key, without necessarily replacing all your hardware.

It makes perfect sense in todays economy to give yourself peace of mind with the best security products performing the best and most reliable functionality while maintaining the original look and feel of your existing hardwares, using easily identifiable keys that are color coded and impossible to duplicate.

Why are the keys so hard to duplicate?

Because they are all created as originals. Each key is carefully produced and folded into shape making each key unique (even if they are copies of each other).

As the leading Bilock dealer in the mid-west, we use sophisticated software to build all our systems. All keys are recorded and individually marked with a unique number. Tracking your keys will never be so easy.

July 13, 2009

Sargent & Greenleaf 8415 Top Security Lock

Pictured here is the Sargent & Greenleaf 8415 Extension 50 Deadlatch.

This superb product comes from the world leader in safe lock design and manufacture. It is designed for use on either inswing or outswing doors that require a much higher degree of security.

This lock operates using a mechanical dial pad with a resettable combination and a turnbutton on the inside for emergency egress.

The unique design of the strike (keeper) makes this lock one of the strongest locks of it's type available today preventing doors and jambs from being spread open.

Perfect for use on ATM's, Computer Rooms, High Security Storage areas, Research Laboratories etc.

All units include a purposely manufactured hardened steel plate to resist drilling, that fits between the lock body and the application or door.

This is a surface mounted lock so designed to suit a wide range of applications.

This is an American manufactured solution that offers the best security available today.


July 12, 2009

New Twist On Locksmith Scams

A new twist to the issue plaguing American cities and the once reputeable locksmith industry.

It has become apparent that the sham companies and masqueraders are becoming much more bold in their endeavours to destroy the locksmith industry from outside, using techniques that border on the rediculous.

A story appeared last week on CBS2 Chicago about well known and long established locksmith Gale Johnson. Gale is an industry stalwart and editor of the world reknowned Locksmith Ledger Magazine.

This particular story, highlighted a new twist to the ongoing saga of the locksmith scammer issues. It seems apparent that established locksmith companies are now coming under attack through AT&T directly. Not by AT&T but by people apparently calling AT&T to cancel advertizing related to particular established telephone numbers. Johnsons Locksmiths in Evanston Illinois, has been established in excess of 65 years in the Chicago area. They are a repeated victim of the scammers attempts to steal their trading name and telephone number.

And to top all this off, AT&T admit to a problem with multiple free listings in the locksmith sections of their telephone books, across the country.

In my town, there are fake listings not just in Yellow Pages but also across multiple mediums including but not limited to Google, Yahoo, Bing, Yellow Pages etc, for locksmiths that advertise addresses and telephone numbers similar to my personal address and my business telephone number, in the hope that potential customers will be misled to call them instead of whom they were intending (me).

I took a call last week from a customer who told me that they had called one of the numbers asking for me by name and the operator transferred the call to someone posing as me.

The customer knew something was not right due to the person they were speaking to, did not sound like me, nor did they recollect any of our past dealings.

That these people will stoop to such depths to ruin a persons reputation and rip off unsuspecting customers is another example of the loopholes that are being discovered in search mediums.

The current economic situation is bad enough to encourage these charlottans to perform this new breed of espionage on the unsuspecting general public and marketplace.

July 10, 2009


Pictured here is the worlds #1 selling product for securing swimming pool gates and the like.

The Vertical Pull Model (on right), also known as the Pet Latch, uses the same revolutionary technology as the Top Pull Model (on left) in a smaller, more compact body. It is suitable for mounting on taller pool gates where it will still be out of reach of children, as well as on garden or household gates to provide a safety barrier for pets. Like the Top Pull Model, the Pet Latch offers easy adjustment, is key-lockable for added security and won't disengage from shaking or pulling. Always confirm local fence/barrier regulations before installation.

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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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