Benefits of Professional Door Installation and Repair

Benefits of Professional Door Installation and Repair

Commercials Door

Whether you like it or not, your commercial front door makes a statement to the world.
Doors undergo a lot of wear and tear throughout their life, and many businesses have older doors that see a lot of foot traffic. If your business falls under this description, you should consider inquiring about our scheduled maintenance options.

Benefits of Professional Door Installation and Repair

Interior Doors / Exterior Doors

What are the benefits of professional door installation and repair? The truth is that poorly executed door installation can cause the doors to not be sealed correctly, which can cause air infiltration. If, for example, there is a gap between the ground and an exterior door, air can escape or enter your home.

Over time, this can lead to thousands of dollars in energy bills, all wasted on one unprofessional installation.

To avoid this issue, and many others like it, call A-LocksmithBC today!

We offer interior door installation, door lock installation, door hinges installation, exterior door installation, glass door installation, and exterior door frame installation. Our technicians can do it all!

Benefits of Professional Door Installation and Repair

Contact Details

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14338 77 Ave
Surrey, BC V3W0X9

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Difference Between Insured, Licensed and Bonded Locksmiths

Difference Between Insured, Licensed and Bonded Locksmiths

Difference Between Insured, Licensed and Bonded Locksmiths

Imagine that you live alone and you reach home after a tiring day to realize that you are locked out of your own home. You have an urgent meeting next morning and you start to panic. The instant solutions that you can think of is going to your neighbors and ask for a locksmith’s contact information. 

You narrate the whole scenario to the dispatcher and mention that you are in hurry. The dispatcher asks you to wait for 20 – 25 minutes. You finally get a sigh of relief and within 20 minutes a car arrives at your home. You see a man coming out with lot of tools. You are excited and do not bother to make any queries before showing the main locked door of your home. The man sorts out the matter within few minutes, but your main entrance door gets damaged and then he hands over a huge bill with an amount far higher than you expected. You are irritated and shocked but you don’t have any option but to pay the locksmith.

You wake up next morning and think that if you had contacted a registered, licensed and professional locksmith, you might have not ended up paying so much money because Insured locksmith is protected against any damages that may occur during the course of the job.This can happen to anyone, so you must always hire an insured, licensed and bonded locksmith to avail the reliable services any time of the day and at a genuine price. Well, let us first try and understand what an insured, licensed and bonded locksmith is:

An insured locksmith is the one who has procured liability insurance which not only protects him but also his clients against any sort of accidental damage to the life or property. So you must always ensure that your locksmith company is insured before hiring their services. 

A locksmith who has filed the obligatory paperwork with state or federal government agencies to obtain a license to work as a bonded locksmith is known as a licensed locksmith. So, whenever you seek a locksmith, ask for his license number to verify his credentials. 

Bonding is a process that is quite similar to insurance and after paying a certain amount of money to a bonding company, a locksmith becomes a bonded locksmith. It is a sort of added protection to the client as the bonding company becomes responsible to pay for any damage that occurs due to an accident.

So, whenever you ask for locksmith services, always ensure that they only give insured, licenses and professional locksmiths.

Why is it important to sharpen knives?

Why is it important to sharpen knives?

Sharpening knives is essential.
Knives which are continually used on commercial premises must always be kept sharp – a blunt or dull knife is dangerous because it requires more pressure and is more likely to slip and cause an injury. This is the single most important reason to keep all knives sharp.

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Why is it important to sharpen knives?

BBB Accredited!

BBB Accredited!

BBB Accredited!

We’re pleased to announce that A-LocksmithBC is  accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ ranking!

Our BBB rating gives our clients assurance that we are accredited by an established non-profit and non-biased standard. It means that clients can rest assured that we are following responsible, honest practices.

We had to meet  standards including, truthful advertising, satisfactory customer service practices, and a consistent reliable transaction record with customers in order to become eligible for accreditation.

We received our accreditation based on the BBB’s opinion of our customer service experience. The BBB also considers compliant history, type of business, length of time in business, transparency of business practices, licensing and government actions and more.

We take pride in our  BBB accreditation and look forward to finding more ways to show that we provide the best services possible!

2 Strong Reasons To Hire An Automotive Locksmith

2 Strong Reasons To Hire An Automotive Locksmith

You will need a  local mobile Emergency Lockout sooner than you think. Why? Because we all are getting more and more careless these days and locking ourselves out of our cars, homes and offices very frequently.

If you haven’t already added the number of a reputed locksmith in your cell phone yet, it is obvious you don’t know just how beneficial their services are going to be for you. Did you know that there has been an increase in the number of individuals getting locked in their cars, homes and business premises off late?
A bit of Statistics. According to some independent studies close to 43% of car owners get locked in their cars and an astounding 56% people get locked out of their homes. Well, these are just numbers you’ll say and they don’t actually reflect the seriousness of the problems faced by most people. Are you willing to take a chance?
Following are  few reasons to hire an automobile locksmith right away:

Shorter Response Times. If you have ever been locked outside of your car, you know how much of an inconvenience it can be. It is time to hire a  local mobile locksmith because we can and will help you get back on the road really fast.  We are 100% professionals and know exactly what we are doing . We will come to the spot where you have called  and get to work immediately.

24/7 Availability.  This is a no brainer really because everyone knows how easily reachable and readily available the professionals A-LocksmithBC. We can be easily contacted via phone, WhatsApp or Facebook.  And of course we are available round the clock just to make your life easier.

What type of high security locks are there?

What type of high security locks are there?

Traits of High-Security Door Locks

It is time to look into everything you need for the best high-security door locks.

When you are looking at the variety of products that claim to be high-security door locks, it is important to be able to know the difference in protection between them all. This is more complicated than choosing the best lock at home depot. You will be looking at high-security locks and trying to figure out which has the characteristics you cannot live without.

You do not need a lock that has everything listed below, but the more traits they have, the better security they are going to offer. You can also use this information to find lock models that excel even though they might be from an otherwise mid-tier company. Just be sure that your high-security door locks have some of the following aspects:

1. Lock Cylinder Complexity
thumbturn cylinder
When you are looking at the complexity of a door lock cylinder, you are trying to figure out how difficult it would be for a criminal to understand. The more difficult the internal makeup of the lock, the less chance you have of a criminal being able to make a bump key type device, impression the lock, or even pick it open.

The more complex the lock cylinder is, the fewer people will even try to overcome your security covertly or surreptitiously. If you are looking for something that is strictly a keypad door lock, you will not need to worry about the lock cylinder of your high-security door locks.
2. Metal Content

How hardy a lock is, relies heavily on the amount of metal it uses in its composition.
Because a part of the door needs to be removed so that the door lock can installed. This requires holes to be bored and cross-bored, leaving the door vulnerable around the lock hardware. There are products detailed in the best ways to secure a door that can add metal content, but you most likely want high-security door locks that come with some basic level of protection.

You can often tell the metal content of a lock by holding it in your hand. A heavy lock is a lock that does not use wide gaps or plastic components to reduce cost.

High-security door locks should have strong and heavy metal.

3. Bolt Strength

Besides the metal content of the lock, you also need the bolt of your deadbolt to be able to withstand as much force as possible.

High-security door locks will have hardened steel bolts that withstand bludgeoning attacks (kicks, battering rams, sledge hammers, shoulder strikes, etc.) used against the door. Without strength, these attacks would bend or snap a bolt severely enough that it fails.

High-security door locks with strong bolts will also be resistant to cutting attacks. Criminals will not be able to use a hacksaw or reciprocating saw to damage the bolt enough to open the door.

4. Drill Protection
lock drill protection
door hardware protection

Unlike a locksmith, who only drill locks out of necessity, many unscrupulous characters learn how to drill locks open because it is fast, and seems to work universally. But a criminal who encounters high-security door locks with anti-drill precautions will find their tried and true method of entry does not get them past these locks.

There are two main points that you want your high-security door locks to protect from drills. These are the set screws and the shear line. Both of these areas can be protected with hardened steel ball-bearings. Sometimes there will be anti-drill plates that rotate to protect from someone drilling the shear line, but these are the points that need to be addressed.

5. Key Control

You do not want anyone with limited access to your property to be able to copy a key without your knowledge. The best you can do is invest in high-security door locks that have patented keyways. 

Of course, you will still need to know the proper way to hide your spare keys, so that you do not lose control of your keys. 

High Security Locks Installation

high security lock
High Security Locks Installation

Nowadays, with all the information that is available online about how to pick and drill locks, more and more people are interested in a better, more secure locks for their home or business.

Therefore high security locks are becoming more and more common for both residential and commercial use.

High security locks are locks that are harder to pick and/or drill. In addition, they also offer a restricted keyway of the keys, which makes it harder to duplicate.

Pros and cons of high security locks, what they offer, how to choose the right lock and more.

Which high-security lock is the right one for me?

To answer that question you will have first to decide how much money are you willing to invest and your needs.

There many different types of high security locks, for residential and commercial use and they vary in price.

Here are some general things to consider:

First, understand if you only interested in better locks, more durable, more secure or you also need to allow access for many people at a different time of day. While most residential customers will be satisfied with basic locks, business owners probably will have different needs.
In addition, decide if you want to purchase the locks yourself, or buy it from a professional locksmith who would also install the locks.
We would recommend for most customers to buy the locks from a locksmith, who would also do the installation as these locks are more complicated to install.
Moreover, remember that high security locks have a unique keyway. In other words, you will not be able to make copies in a hardware store.
Therefore, it would be wise to have some extra copies while you purchase the locks.