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October 31, 2012

Hygienic Door Handle - By Stream Hygiene Ltd.

Stream Hygiene Ltd. are a UK based manufacturer of hygienic washroom (toilet) products. They manufacture and distribute hygienic washroom products including the brilliant Tornado hands free air dryer, zero flush waterless urinals and revolving toilet seat covers.

Their latest product is the Hygienic toilet cubicle door handle. This unique device is expertly designed to protect toilet users from the hazards of disease transfer through contact. It is a well understood practise that many bathroom users do not wash their hands when using the bathroom, but more so, immediately after using the toilet cubicle, there is rarely a wash basin in the same room, so after finishing your business, in all likelihood, you will touch the same handle that the previous user touched. This could significantly increase the chances of catching a transferable disease. [view video after the jump]

October 25, 2012

More Reason to Steer Clear of Kwikset Smartkey

Kwikset products were recently sold again by their parent company Stanley Black & Decker, picked up by Spectrum Brands of Minnesota. KwiksetBaldwin and some other well known brands in the mix were also acquired by Spectrum.

A rather revealing video (after the jump) of the simple method to unlock any Kwikset Smartkey Product has surfaced. In most circumstances, this method (like most others) will defeat any Kwikset Smartkey Product without identifiable damage and in most cases, the original key will still work, although the rekey (or Smart) feature is completely disabled.

October 24, 2012

Lockwood 7444 Keyed Pocket Door Lock- Run Away Sales

Lockwood 7444 Keyed Pocket/Cavity Door Lock


The fabulous Lockwood 7444 Keyed Pocket/Cavity Door Lock has arrived and is now in stock.

There are 2 colors available. Satin Chrome and Chrome Plate.

View the videos below to see installation instructions and a marketing video from Australia.

UPDATE 10/24/12 WE ARE OUT OF STOCK OF SATIN CHROME PRODUCT New supply expected soon.

UPDATE 10/26/12 New Satin Chrome product is expected in about 4 weeks


October 23, 2012

Meroni Nova _ The Original Premiapri Mechanism

The Premiapri Nova has long been considered the flagship product of the Meroni product line. The classic style knob with the black pushbutton top can be found on many doors across the world since it was first introduced in the early '70's.

Nova offers multiple different color choices and materials, some of which are listed below. We also include the applications and their explanations.

Meroni Forma - With The Premiapri Mechanism

Premiapri Forma

The Premiapri Forma design handlests are the direct successor to the ever popular Nova design range. remaining true to the original design mantra, Forma leaps forward into the future with a stylish and user-friendly appealing contemporary design.

There are two primary build for the Forma range. Metallic and Resin.
Of course the above pictured colors are all available with any of the versions similar to Combina and Nova. 

Stylish and contemporary design is the hallmark of this fine modern Italian door hardware product. 

Many modern interior designers are choosing this product for their discerning clients, who want to be different while maintaining form, function, ease of use and personal taste.

As with other Meroni door products, there are many options. Contact us for an individual estimate.

Meroni Camlock 2C256 - Camlock Security At A Fraction of The Usual Price

 The 2C256 Camlock, produced by Serrature Meroni is a simple and inexpensive model that is used in varied applications. It is clip (horseshoe) mounted inside with provisions for different width drawers or doors.
 Here are the measurements of the size of these locks. This might assist cabinetmakers and owners with the required dimensions for their choice of cabinets/drawers.
Pictured here, is a type of application it can be used for.

Meroni are one of the most well known manufacturers of cabinet and furniture lock systems in the world. Proudly manufactured in Italy, to the highest industry specifications, many fine European furniture and cabinet makers continue to source their locks from Meroni, not just because their price is super-competitive, but the quality and reputation for quality is second to none.

We are proud to represent Serrature Meroni products in the lucrative North American market.

For inquiries about this or any other Meroni product please contact us for special pricings.


October 14, 2012

Multi-Touch System To Contemporize Touch Screen Use.

About 3 years ago, Light Blue Optics, a UK based technology innovator, introduced a product that will redefine the nature of touch screen controls. The Light Touch™, is an image projector that allows for any surface to be converted into a touch screen.

When combined with recent research undertaken by a Purdue University team, whereby a multi-touch system using a computer, video projector and kinect camera, has shown that hand gestures and movement characteristics can be defined by the individual user, it is possible that such a system could lead to new access control solutions that increase security for sensitive openings/areas. (see video after the jump)

October 11, 2012

Meroni Locks In America - Exclusively Here

We continue to become known as the distributor for Meroni Products in the lucrative North American market.

Meroni have long been producing some of the most innovative and contemporary designed handlesets for a wide variety of markets across the world.

We are very pleased to have represented Meroni and delivered their excellent quality products to discerning customers in Mexico, Australia, Ecuador and many different cities in the USA and Canada.

We have been updating our sister site recently to include Meroni products as a featured item. We invite you to visit our other site to find out some more details and options. It is a continual process of building new pages to explain Meroni products and we hope to publish more pages there as time permits.


October 9, 2012

Clopen - Hidden Safe In Your Bookshelf

The Clopen is a unique idea thought of and designed by Japanese architecture firm Torafu Architects.

This product looks like any conventional floating shelf. It is made from an aluminum frame that sports a thin piece of veneer to give it the "wood" look. It is locked using two magnets, one at each end. You are provided with two magnetic keys that need to be used simultaneously to release the catches.

A simple, yet elegant idea that combines aesthetic beauty with functionality.

It is attached to a wall with aluminum crossbars that are mounted securely. The shelf then attaches to the crossbars making what looks like a bracket-less shelf.

Securing your extra cash or documents will be a cinch with this intelligent product.

Keylet & Key Caddy by CREARRI - A Wallet And Keyring Combined

CREARRI is a small Orange County, California company created by Anthony Hoang and Nhu Truong.
These two young guys have successfully secured funding through Kickstarter for two unique products that will add style and function to users of wallets and keys.

Locksmiths will be quite interested in these products too, I suggest, as these are the kinds of products that would fit well with other accessory inventories that many locksmith companies offer. [video after the jump]

CTX Virtual Technologies Create Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard that Fits To Your Keying

CTX Virtual Technologies Inc. is a company that are building unique products designed to improve the user experiences for cellphone and tablet users who might enjoy using a regular keyboard as opposed to the sometimes awkward built in keyboards found in today's cellphones and tablets.

This particular product has recently started selling through Brookstone stores.

It is a keyring sized bluetooth connector that gives you the option of having a virtual keyboard at your fingertips. The virtual keyboard displays a laser outline of a full sized QWERTY keyboard in front of it, while an optical sensor track a users fingers as they type.

The unit's built-in lithium battery is designed to last for 2 hours and is USB rechargeable. The unit is about the same size as a Zippo lighter. 

Fridge Locker - How To Stop Communal Refridgerator Thieves

Do you work in a large office environment? Do you live in share accomodations? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you more than likely have experienced food or drink theft. Usually, discussing with others can prove to solve these issues, but sometimes, no amount of persuasion can stop a hungry coworker or house mate with the munchies from getting into your private stash.

Until now, of course.

The fridge locker uses a combination catch, similar to a briefcase or steamer trunk lock, allowing you to secure your stash of nosherai from the prying hands of others.

I wish they had come out with this years ago

Dry Erase Marker - Modified To Hack Into Onity Hotel Room Door Locks

We recently published an article in this blog that has proven to be quite popular. The article:  Hacker beats The Worlds Most Prolific Hotel Room Door Lock  has been viewed about 5000 times since I wrote it.

It reprints an article from another source about Cody Brocious, who discovered a rather simple hack for defeating the most commonly found hotel room door lock made by Onity.

[See video after the jump]

October 8, 2012

SSH Service Designed to Manage Lost Keys

SSH Communications is a dedicated IT security company whose primary product line relates to securing computer infrastructures.

Founded in 1995, SSH Communications Security is the company that invented the SSHprotocol - the gold standard protocol for data-in-transit security solutions. Today, over 3,000 customers across the globe, including 7 of the Fortune 10, trust their Information Assurance Platform to secure the path to their information assets. Their platform enables businesses of all types and sizes to protect their information assets by:
  • Developing gold standard data-in-transit security solutions that prevents data loss in both internal and external environments
  • Delivering hardened perimeter security through our multi-channel two-factor authentication
  • Providing internal security control management solutions that enables organizations to more easily manage user keys and monitor administrator traffic across your networks

Now, this is not the usual type of article we post here in this blog, but considering the quantity of new products that involve some kind of electronic/computerised security protocol today, we feel that it may be an appropriate fit to this reference site.

The Society Of Professional Locksmiths Becomes A Leading Authority For The Locksmith Industry - Thanks To FDNY

The Society Of Professional Locksmiths

is an organization of professional locksmith owners and tradespersons whose intentions are to bring respect and admiration with ethical and moral business practises back to an industry that has seen the erosion of confidence in locksmiths, wane over the past few years, thanks to improprieties and shortcoming of other supposed industry organizations.

The SOPL is fast becoming the industry's leading respected voice, training facility and source of products and services, that the market and industry have long been seeking.

Unlike other locksmith industry organizations and training offerings, the SOPL developed their own superb in-house training guide and mentoring system that is second to none in the North American market.

The following article is copied directly (with permission) from their website.

If you like the article, please consider clicking the like buttons in the post.

FDNY Keys Sold on EBAY - The NY Post - Where there's Smoke, there's Fire

On October 1st, 2012 a news story ran in the NY Post about a retired locksmith named Daniel Ferraris from New Jersey who sold a set of 5 keys on Ebay that were being called Masterkeys for the New York City Fire Department.

Source - http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/lock_away_these_nyc_keys_g3PWCp3FzMapURRjyssJ4J

This apparently angered NY City officials and public advocate Bill DeBlasio who raised concerns over terrorism. Keywords such as being alarmed, angered, lives at risk, safety, and more surfaced. Calls to Home Land Security were even made!

DeBlasio himself went so far to say -  "We cannot let anyone sell the safety of over 8 million people so easily. Having these keys on the open market literally puts lives at risk. The billions we've spent on counter-terrorism have been severely undercut by this breech [sic]."

A NYFD lieutenant said, “This guy should be prosecuted for selling something like that."

October 5, 2012

How Many Locks Do I Have?

Many customers call me without reading the list of fees under Guide To Services on the right side of my blog homepage.

Simply put, calculate the total number of keyholes that you want to have re-keyed, multiply by 15, add 30 and your total will magically be revealed.

Too many people dont seem to realize that there is sometimes more than 1 keyhole on their door. Sometimes there are three (3) keyholes (two (2) outside and one (1) inside).

Sometimes an odd lock on a commercial door can require significantly more labor to remove and refit and consequently may cost a little more in labor.

While the arithmetic (math) is quite simple, sometimes people dont read English too well.

October 3, 2012

Lockitron - Turning Any Deadbolt Into Wireless Keyless Access

A new product about to hit the market, will likely change the world of access control. Lockitron is the brainchild of a few young guys who have perfected the ultimate deadbolt lock accessory.

View the video (after the jump) for a great and simple explanation of the product.

The beauty of this type of product is that it is designed to work with your existing deadbolt lock. I foresee many and varied applications for this and expect the locksmith industry to jump on the bandwagon fairly quicksmart.

This product, I suggest will almost completely eliminate the need to hand out a spare key to your home or office in future.

Applock - Securing Your Smartphone Apps

Applock is a free app for Android designed to do exactly what you think it does. It secures certain applications (or all) on your smartphone, preventing another user of your phone from messing up your stuff or playing without your permission.

According to a recent statistic I read on Cnet, 50% of Adults in the USA have smartphones today. We use them frequently throughout or days, checking emails, playing games, sending sms', using Google Maps (bad luck iPhoner's) but are you completely satisfied that your phone is secure, using just the initial PIN to start using it?

The ability to prevent certain apps from being used is a great complement to any smartphone. I only just installed it, but expect that i should be able to secure more than just the login screen.

Check it out in the source below.


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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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