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September 26, 2011

Linked In

I have never been happy about Facebook, a social networking company that originally catered to the social society of university students, becoming the behemoth that has blurred the lines between business and social networking.

Typically, socio-economic groups have tended to keep their business and social lives separated. You can no longer do this thanks to Facebook and it's network of members who decided for everyone that your social and business life are one and the same.

I certainly agree that Facebook capitalized at the right time and produced a modern communication medium that caters to the social existence of people.

But I strongly believe that business and pleasure activities need to be separated otherwise emotions can invade smart professional business decisions that should be decided logicallly instead of emotionally.

Linked In, on the other hand fills the void that would be left by Facebook if they chose to just support the social aspect of peoples lives.

Linked in provides opportunities for like minded professionals and people of similar ilks to interact professionally in an environment centered around business and employment.

I have been a member of LinKed In since it was founded. It is the original business networking site, in my opinion.

It would be fun to hear people opinions on this.

September 23, 2011

Locking Up Expensive Custom Built File Cabinets

We completed a project today for a customer that has had major difficulty finding anyone to install a suitable locking system to their custom made file cabinets.

These rather expensive cabinets had conventional drawer slides found in most cabinet hardware but had no space in front to adequately install locks.

We used Bilock Push Locks (pictured above) because these locks include longer bolts that protrude from behind and installed these into the side wall of the cabinet. We were required to extend the length of the bolts using 4mm x 30mm long metric machine bolts (that screw on to the end of the bolt) to enable the bolts to extend into the wall of each drawer.

I suggest few other installers wanted to work with these cabinets because they are very expensive and custom made, meaning any mistake could be costly.

Suffice to say, we completed the project in a little under 4 hours and the locks look and operate great. The customer can only lock and unlock the drawers with the key, so locking the keys inside is just not possible.

Being Bilock, the keys cannot be duplicated by anyone other than us. In the case of lost keys or extra copies, we maintain all Bilock key systems using professional master keying software and systems. All keys are coded with their system number enabling future key requests to be fulfilled by cutting original keys to their corresponding system number.

Being Bilock, these locks are truly bump proof and virtually pick proof. Combined with the inability to duplicate keys, make this product a true access control solution at economical cost.

September 19, 2011

Strikemaster II Pro - Product Update

A Safe Homes International has recently released some exciting new upgrades to the Strikemaster II Pro line of Door Frame Security products.

We have been selling this terrific product, well over 4 years now and have installed numerous units to people whose homes have suffered a break in due to door frame casing failure.

The updated product line, now includes a patent pending model designed to secure french (double) doors.

Also included in the line is a Door Edge Pro, designed to further strengthen the mechanism on the door edge. These simple, yet ingenious improvements further bolster the product line and to top things off - they have reduced the price for these fabulous products.

In this economy, where many manufacturers seem to be increasing their prices for their products, when the market is still suffering from economic sticker shock, along comes a quality inventor/manufacturer who releases product at lower pricing.

The incidence of break & enter is increasing across the world, as shown in our periodic crime statistics posts. Strikemaster products are purposely designed to offer the protection you need at a fraction of the prices that other makers want to charge.

Beware of copy cat products. Strikemaster products are proudly designed and manufactured in the USA.

View their new website in the source below for explanation videos and demonstrations of the new products.

Gravity Lid Lock - For Wheelie Bins

We recently received our first sample of this brilliant device. It is simple to install and provides the intended security for the application.

How does it work?

The unit is installed to the body of the bin, with the catch installed to the lid. When the bin is picked up by trash collectors, the trucks will use their special grips that lift the bin and invert it so that the lid falls open and the trash escapes into the waste collector.

The action of inverting the bin, causes the gravity spring inside the lock unit to "fall" to the side, unlocking the catch. When the bin is returned to the ground, the reverse action returns the lock to the "locked" position.

This product would be well suited to medical centers, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, trash collectors etc. The medical fraternity would benefit because you can safely dispose of syringes and used medical apparatus' and be assured that unauthorised use of the bin is avoided.

September 14, 2011

Crime Statistics - Saint Louis, MO 63146 September 1-14, 2011

Here is a map of the incidents of crime reported in the Saint Louis, MO neighborhood of the 63146 zip code, for the period September 1 - 14, 2011.

There are about 124 incidents that we list here including

Property Crimes
Breaking & Entering

Many incidents can be avoided if consumers are proactive in protecting their properties.

Locksmiths have deliberately trained in installation and service of suitable devices aimed at minimizing incidents of property crime, theft etc.
If you are serious about suitably protecting your properties and families, your first port of call should be your local locksmith.

Many consumers choose to shop at the big box hardware stores today. In reality, it is rare that you will find experienced and knowledgeable locksmith and physical security tradespeople, that can recommend appropriate solutions, in those environments.

If your security and peace of mind is important to you, wouldnt the advice of an especially trained locksmith technician be of more value to you than the average shop assistant?

September 8, 2011

001 Touch By Assa Abloy Lockwood Products

Assa Abloy Asia Pacific - Lockwood Products recently update their iconic 001 product line.
This leading product in the Asia Pacific market can be found on more homes and commercial offices than virtually any other product in the region.

The new product is made to the very exacting requirements that the consumer market demanded.

The 001 is a surface mounted RIM product. Essentially secured to the door with six (6) fasteners. The strike plate (keeper) is secured to the door frame with five (5) fasteners. The use of this many fasteners significantly increase the strength of both door application and frame (jamb) virtually preventing the door from being kicked open.

The use of modern electronic controls, updates the product in line with many competing products worldwide.

Simple to operate and classically designed, this updated edition of the iconic 001 will become the new norm in the residential and commercial entrance door market.

A video demonstration is provided by Dibble Locksmiths

We are back!

We return from abroad with a renewed vigor. More new products to be reviewed in coming posts, will focus on products designed to wet your whistle. Stay tuned.

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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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