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November 29, 2011

Ignition Key Transponders Explained

We will soon be introducing Automotive Key origination and duplication to our inventory of products and services.

We spent many of our formative years in the locksmith trade concentrating on automotive locksmithing and have an excellent grounding in manufacture, fabrication and repair of car keys, motorbike keys and truck keys. We also trained extensively in repair of auto locks, especially Asian and European brands.

We have been reluctant to offer this service locally because we believed the high cost of specialist machinery and tools required, couldn't justify the necessary price we would have had to apply, to be able to remain solvent.

We decided a couple of years back to slowly build our inventory and machinery to be able to offer these products and services, due to the increasing numbers of calls we receive.

We believe that it is necessary to have sufficient supply of suitable tools to service our clients and prefer to be prepared, hence our delay to bring this to market. We are not quite ready yet to begin, but thought it might be prudent to post an easy to understand video of Transponder Systems Explained to enable future clients to understand the complexities of their car keys and why they cost so dang much.

November 27, 2011

UltraSECURE - A Revolutionary Security Product

UltraSECURE™ is the first fencing system of its kind. The system features unique steel panels fixed between each pale providing an extremely strong and secure perimeter.

The system is available in two forms, solid panels for applications requiring total privacy or perforated panels where good surveillance of the premises is required.

The patented design of the UltraSECURE™ Fencing System offers heightened levels of defence against the four most common breaches:

UltraSECURE™ panels deter the use of hack-saws as intruders have to cut the whole of the panel to gain entry.

UltraSECURE™ panels are fixed securely in place to help prevent fence pales being levered apart.

Rail to post fixings are hidden by the UltraSECURE™ panels to avoid tampering.

UltraSECURE™ panels strengthen the framework of fence and therefore reduce the opportunity to bend pales.

In addition to being lightweight and easy to fix, UltraSECURE™ utilises a unique slot fixing that has been designed to provide a raking installation that conventional mesh fencing systems find difficult to achieve, therefore eliminating the need for stepping of individual bays.

Perforated infill panels are supplied Polyester Powder Coated only.

Solid infill panels can be supplied either Polyester Powder Coated or Galvanised.

Odd Spot: NYPD Officers Locked Out Of Squad Car

A rather odd predicament for some of New York's finest. Being locked out of your vehicle can be troubling even for authorities. Why didn't they call a locksmith? Perhaps the NYPD doesnt have a slush fund for unusual emergencies of their own creation.

Notably, the vehicle is a Chevrolet brand. Isn't Onstar available to Chevrolet? Why wouldn't the NYPD have Onstar too?

We regularly attend to vehicle openings in our region and rarely does it take more than a minute or two to unlock a vehicle. The methods employed by these officers, generally do not work on more modern vehicles, due to auto makers improving the designs of vehicle door mechanisms.

As locksmiths, we have deliberately trained to work with modern tools and methods of entry, so that the inconvenience caused by this scenario can be easily mitigated.

iKey 2 - Smartphone Connected Door Locks

Leave it to the Dutch to design another intelligent advanced lock system that works with iPhone and Android smartphones.

The iKey2 is a unique system designed to operate similar to the Salto systems we recently wrote about, however instead of using proximity cards or fobs, all you need is your smartphone with the suitable app installed.

It looks like a straightforward approach to bringing lock and key technologies into the modern smartphone era.

Check out the source below for more details.

November 20, 2011

Neverwet Waterproofing

As locksmiths and door repairers we are regularly called to customers who suffer from water damage to their doors and frames. In many cases, the door and frame usually requires complete replacement due to rot having set in.

A new technology has surfaced, produced by Ross Nanotechnology is about to change our perception of waterproofing techniques.

There are many options on the market that claim to increase water resistance to different surfaces, but this company have produced what may appear to be the creme de la creme of waterproofing technology.

The applications for this product are likely to be huge and varied. I think that many customers would like to solve their water damage issues with such a simple and effective solution. Dont you?

November 16, 2011

The Today Show on MSNBC

Locksmiths finally hit prime time, but it is a national warning to all consumers about the growing problem of illegitimate scammers continuing to prey on unsuspecting consumers. We have warned people before about the practises of some who choose to defraud the marketplace with less than ethical business practises. Now NBC highlights the problem with an indepth expose. This problem cannot be resolved through regulation and licensing unless enforcement is seen to bite. Not all locksmiths are like that, obviously. A professional locksmith will know how to perform the desired task at legitimate prices, offer insurance, usually arrive in a professional work truck and in uniform. The practises of some less than desirable "foreign" scam artists are bringing the entire industry to disrepute. This problem is being seen and repeated across the country in increasing numbers. (source...)

November 9, 2011

United States Commerce Association Award

Press Release


Master Key Systems America, LLC Receives 2011 St. Louis Award

NEW YORK, NY, November 2, 2011 -- Master Key Systems America, LLC has been selected for the 2011 St. Louis Award in the Locksmiths & Keys category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they 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.

This is the first year that a business has qualified as a Four-Time Award Winner. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.


November 8, 2011

Quirk Of Nature - The Answer Is Tin Foil...

I read with interest about a locksmith in another city who a few years ago did a job for a lady who had contacted him 5 years earlier.

Originally he had hosted a visit in his shop from a lady who was convinced someone was trying to kill her by sending X-Ray's through her walls....

"Without missing a beat, I told her in my most professional and serious voice, that the only way to avoid this was by putting tin foil on all the walls and ceiling. This seemed to calm her down and more importantly got her out of my shop. Fast forward 5 years. I get a call to change a cylinder due to lost keys that was out of our service area. I explain that we cannot be competitive in price and tried to turn the job down. No, they'll pay to have us go because they like our work. I send a tech up to the job. 2 hours later the tech returns and he looks like he's about to bust from laughter. You guessed it! This was the lady I told to put tin foil on her apt. walls! She did it and the WHOLE apt. was lined with TIN FOIL. She explained to the tech that I was the only one who took her seriously and after my suggestion, they weren't able to x-ray her apt!!! She had been living with the tin foil on her walls for 5 years. It gave her peace of mind (isn't this what we do)and got me a customer. We laughed about this for years afterwards."

Quirky consumers are the nature of the game in locksmithing. An intelligent locksmith will provide a solution, no matter how odd.

You never know!

November 7, 2011

Giobert Keys- Another Serrature Company

The fabulous Serrature Meroni product line, that we proudly bring in to the USA is seeing significant traction in the local market. Discerning buyers are realizing that the Meroni product line are an innovative and aesthetically pleasing and competitively priced, easy to use alternative to other mainstream lock systems.

Serrature also are the major shareholder in another well established Italian company that specialize in the manufacture of locks and keys for the highly specialized Italian car manufacturing sector. Giobert Keys were established in 1953 by Giovanni Bertolino in the city of Turin.

In the 1960's through '70's Giobert Keys manufactured locks and keys for the well known car maker Lancia. They began producing locks and keys for car maker Fiat in the mid '80's.

Many of today's high security keys and locks, found across many car brands are attributed to the research and development of Giobert Keys.

In 1997 they were one of the first auto lock manufacturers to supply RFID programmed keys built into the keyheads.

In the noughties, they developed newer products that found their way into the Fiat 500 production cars and they also developed lock and key products for motorcycle makers too.

The locksmith industry has used Italian made lock and key products for many years because their quality is first class. Companies like Silca, became a locksmith industry stalwart, producing many top quality key machines and key blanks found all over the world.

With Fiat owning a significant portion (majority) of USA car maker Chrysler, expect to find more Serrature made products in local car options.

We find it interesting that some Chrysler dealerships have had their interest peaked by the offerings of Serrature Meroni commercial and residential lock and key products recently too.

November 5, 2011

GPS Shoes - Securing Elder Statespeople

This site is about informing readers about products and services that physically protect properties and people. Security products are constantly evolving over time and emerging technologies are allowing some forward thinking companies like GTX Corp to produce an innovative product line aimed at helping to track and secure elder citizens who suffer from age related ailments.

Alzheimers disease is widely known as one of the more common age related disorders affecting many elder people. Alzheimers disease can be a difficult disease to manage. Many children are required to nurse their ailing parents as they age. With aging comes dementia and other related disorders.

A very common issue that occurs with many aging relatives is the affected person being known to wander off. This can create much unanticipated anxiety for carers who want to care for their patients but not restrict their movements. To be able to do this effectively, in the past we have been required to almost "leash" our loved ones to prevent them from wandering off. Some of my customers have asked me to install double cylinder deadbolts to their doors to prevent a disoriented relative from wandering off. I always have to refuse because the installation of double cylinder deadbolts to primary entrance doors is not legal.

Many people find they cannot effectively devote the necessary time to watch their age related disordered relatives and tend to push them into retirement homes and villages, into the care of around the clock carers whose sole duty is to care and protect our loved ones from coming to harm.

GTX Corp have released the GPS Shoe. A real time GPS chip embedded in a running shoe that enables online tracking of the wearer. This is especially helpful to carers because it reduces the need to constantly watch and monitor patients. If a wearer happens to wander off, locating them is simple thanks to GPS technologies. Now, children of age related disorder sufferers can have a smart and efficient tool to help them care for their relatives that is unobtrusive, intelligent and cost effective.

November 1, 2011

B-Hook By BuggyGuard

Buggy Guard are a company that specialize in products designed for people who might push a stroller/pram.

Their latest product is this sensational securing carabiner that can attach to your stroller handle to help you secure your pocket book or purse from running away.

An intelligent solution designed to protect your belongings when taking baby out for a stroll.

Hook the carabiner around your handle bars, attach your handbag/pocket book/purse and lock the combination. Your personal stuff will be secure from the smash and grab type of theft or crooks who ply their crimes of opportunity trades.

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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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