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September 22, 2017

New Award - Rank #2 In "Top Locksmith Blogs - Worldwide" - By Independent Organization

We are pleased to announce our recent recognition by an independent reviewer about our inclusion in their list of "Top 100 Locksmith Blogs In The World".

This independent site has no ties to any particular organization and judges its criteria on a number of factors, including longevity, number of comments, layout, regularity of posts, diction, readability, interest and variation of posts.

Click on the picture above to see this site and our #2 listing.

Thursday Night Is The Most Active Locksmith Call Night In Israel.

There is a website in Israel that promotes many different trades and offers FREE opportunities to tradespeople to advertise their offerings.

Unlike Home Advisor, Angies List, Thumbtack and other lead generation companies in the North American market, pro.co.il offer listings of tradespeople that consumers can call directly instead of being misled by middlemen lead generation companies hoping to profit off of your search. Many of the listed lead generation companies above tout their product as FREE to the consumer, however they continually fail to mention that their listed trades companies are actually competing for your business with sometimes hefty lead fees.

According to an article recently published, researchers determined that Thursday night is the busiest night for locksmith calls across Israel, with about a quarter of all locksmiths residing in and around the Tel Aviv area. Tel Aviv is the little countries largest city and naturally the busiest for locksmiths. Read the article in the source for more information.

The professional contact website (for locksmiths) is listed in the source below.

We also have a similar directory for locksmiths on offer through our A Locksmith In directory. We accept new applications from colleagues around the world.


Midas Touch - Fingerprint Padlock Is The Perfect Product For Retail Security Solutions

The Midas Touch - PL1000 and PL1000B is a new product released February 14, 2017, that is gaining interest.

Two versions have been released. One for regular use, which we will talk about in a moment, and the other for use on bicycles.

The product allows for up to 30 fingerprints to be recorded within and uses upgraded image sensors to improve the security levels therein.


Fingerprint Sensor :

  • Compliance with ANSI/INCIT 378 and ISO/IEC 19794-2
  • Spatial resolution : 508dpi
  • FAR : 1/100,000
  • FRR : 1.59%

Fingerprint Padlock :

  • Identified time : < 1sec
  • Fingerprint capacity : 30 sets
  • Battery type : Rechargeable Li-polymer battery
    Battery power : 4.2V 50mAh
  • Battery life : At least 1200 times (lock & unlock) per charge. At least 160 times (lock & unlock) at low battery level
  • Charging input : 5VDC @ 36mA (max), USB charge port for battery charging and emergency power
  • LED indicator/ Beep tone : for unlock, lock, fingerprint mismatching, enrollment mode, low battery, charging
  • Housing material : Zinc alloys
  • Dimension : 63 x 28 x 10 mm
  • Weight : 37g
  • Shackle tensile strength : 25 ~ 30Kg
  • Operating temperature : -10°C ~ 40°C
  • Protection rating : IP54
  • Certificate : CE , FCC
Fingerprint Recognition Algorithm Support
  • Good adaptability to dry, wet, or fuzzy finger
  • Repair the fractured fingerprints automatically
  • Great anti-deformation ability
  • Supporting 360 °Authentication
  • Self-learning during usage
  • ISO Standard: ANSI/INCIT 378 Compliant Extractor & Matcher
  • Compliant ISO/IEC 19794-2 fingerprint minutia standards.
  • Fingerprint Template Size < 1KB
  • Verification speed < 700 ms

We have been touting biometric security for many years now, but have been reluctant to put complete faith in many fingerprint products for s few reasons.
  1. Many customers desire to use fingerprint controlled devices outside. If weather and climate conditions are perfect, image sensors built into many fingerprint devices will operate flawlessly, but climate conditions today are far from perfect. In fact, many hardwired or battery powered access control products are severely affected by wet conditions, excessive humidity, wiring infrastructure shortfalls, sunlight, water and operational issues.
  2. As a consequence of some of the above issues, many fingerprint sensors require to have their sensitivity setting turned down significantly. to enable many users fingerprints to be easily recognized by the device. This directly reduces the perceived security of your product.

As mentioned above, we believe that this particular fingerprint operated padlock could be a sensational solution for retail security. I'm sure you have seen and continue to see retail security devices connected to clothing items and other products in department stores, boutiques, dress shops etc.
Using a fingerprint padlock will mean the ability to efficiently limit access to authorized staff and not have to worry about lost keys or access cards or shared combinations.

Just remember, if you want your product to last and operate effectively, use it indoors.

September 19, 2017

BlueBorne - A New Attack That Exposes Almost Every Bluetooth Connected Device


The Attack Vector “BlueBorne” Exposes Almost Every Connected Device

If there were not enough cyber attacking to worry about...

Check out this current threat to anyone who uses Bluetooth on their devices.
Recently exposed and alerted to Apple, Google and Microsoft in August, a recent threat to virtually all devices has been issued.

If there were any more reason to stick with mechanical high security lock systems, what are they?
Many locks today are Bluetooth controlled too. Mechanical key locks, like Bilock Extreme Security restricted key systems are maintenance free and virtually pick proof, are 100% bump proof and virtually improbable to duplicate the color coded keys

If you currently use a connected device, you may want to disconnect the Bluetooth functionality until the new patches have been sent over the air.

Here are some excerpts from our discovery....


September 14, 2017

Allergen Detector Fits On Your Keyring - Star Trek Future Is Not So Far Off

Will someone please develop Warp energy so humankind can speed up technological development and progress?

The American Chemical Society recently announced completion of development for a new device aimed at detecting food allergens, efficiently and quickly.

We include the story in this blog because it is designed to fit on your key chain.

Food allergies make eating out an exercise frought with danger for a great many people. Having to always know the exact ingredients before you select that menu item, makes going out for dinner, ever so difficult today.
What with the allergens contained in food stuffs that could potentially make the consumer quite ill, scientists and restauranteurs are continually searching for tools and methods to protect patrons.

Thanks to many years of research and development the ACS has finally delivered a quick diagnotic device capable of detecting food allergens in about 10 minutes.

Not currently for sale, but close to release, the key chain size detector is a major breakthrough aimed to help those who suffer from food allergies, to know in advance if the food they have chosen will affect them.

The diagram here, from the paper, shows the device in an enclosure with a multi-electrode attachment (not for sale).

Essentially, you take a tiny amount of the desired food, place it on the single use slide - an antigen extraction device, an element that does the necessary chemical deconstruction and plug that slide into the keychain sized iEAT device.

In about 10 minutes, it should tell you if any allergens are present and how much.

Right now the device is set up to detect Peanuts, Hazelnuts, Wheat, Milk and Eggs, but can be tailored to detect a host of other products.

(apparently during development, researchers tested the device on a few restaurant items and detected gluten in a supposed "gluten-free" salad and in another test, detected egg protein in beer )

The whole thing apparently costs only $40. But the one-use sliders are where they will get you in cost, no doubt.

Perhaps they will eventually offer bulk slide deals, but at least you will enjoy the option to know in advance of consumption whether your throat is going to close up or youre going to puke your guts after your meal.


September 12, 2017

Hooply Locks - Inquiries Flood In Due To Recent Hurricanes In USA

We have talked about the Hooply range of products, over the past few years (See Hooply) and now we are adding some additional pictures of products in their vast range and style of locks and handle systems.

Pictured above, is The Hooply Large Handle Series HL-9978. It is shown with a fancy brass thumbpress entrance set.

The lock body and mechanism are surprisingly solid and strong, compared to more mainstream products found in North America. You can see the lock bolts with 4 stainless steel bolts besides the latch mechanism, providing superior strength from destructive entry.

Hooply superior lock products incorporate high-security dimple type keys and cylinders in many of their range because the wider industry has found dimple locks to be harder to pick and bump, keys are more difficult to duplicate and offer security for those reasons.

Hooply products are often built into hurricane proof doors because of their unique strength, combined with their upmarket beauty and easy conventional operation.

With America reeling from a few hurricanes affecting millions of people in recent weeks, Hooply locks, which are used in many upmarket residences to protect from hurricane winds, have been found to protect residences from forces of wind, rain and flooding.

Now, dont get me wrong! We do understand there are some minor issues regarding the strength of the actual handle mechanisms, but the main lock body and securing components of the hardware are second to none in my opinion.

More pictures... (we apologise for picture quality as these come directly from our factory catalog)

There are many more styles and options in our catalog.
We can source parts for you.
Please contact us for more information.

September 4, 2017

Lockwood 7444 Keyed Pocket Door Lock - New Stock Arrived

One of our most popular products, the Lockwood 7444 Keyed Pocket Door Lock, continues to see increasing sales across the North American market.

As indicated recently, the monetary exchange rate between Australia and the USA has changed and resulted in increased cost to buy the product. Combined with a slight increase in shipping and customs, we will be required to increase the price of this in-demand product, eventually.

Right now, we are letting the product go for $128 plus shipping and handling of $25 (to the lower 48). Compared to "other" brands of keyed pocket door locks, like the Baldwin which sells for ~$430 plus shipping or the Emtek which sells for ~$166 plus shipping, our pricing is still competitive.

We have decided to maintain our current pricing for the time being. We expect to increase the price around January 1st, 2018 to $144.00 plus shipping.

If you are sitting on the fence about purchasing, NOW is the time to beat the price increase.

Click on the picture in the top left of this site to purchase at the cheaper price. But be quick, as we expect this inventory to rapidly sell out.

Home Advisor (formerly Service Magic) Testimonials And Sites That Recommend Us

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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)

Who Are We?

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.

Shipping and Returns

All products are sent in manufacturers condition.
All products are subject to sales tax where applicable.
All products are dispatched within 10 business days of remittance.
All products are subject to manufacturers warranties.
All products returned within 30 days, will be 95% refunded less shipping.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
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