Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you recommend getting more expensive locks?
As famous saying states: “What you pay is what you get”. That said, If you decide to purchase high quality locks at a higher you will save this money in the future. It is actually more cost effective to do so. For example, all Mul-T-Lock or ASSA High Security products are some of the best security hardware on the market and some of them come with a lifetime warranty, allowing you to make only one investment in your safety. Also, Mul-T-Lock and ASSA products come with a patented security control key that ensures that only you, and any other person you choose to authorize, can make key duplications. This helps protect you from security breaches that otherwise could cause you to have to call your locksmith to re-key your locks. In addition these locks have high security which can protect you from possible future damages of unauthorized access.
When should I contact a professional locksmith?
There are many situations that require a professional locksmith service. At Sam The Locksmith we can provide you many locksmith services of your choice. We make keys for houses, offices and vehicles. We install security variety of security hardware. We provide consulting for different security needs. We can help you to gain access to your home, office, or car or any property if needed. You need it; we do it. If for some reason we are not able to provide the service you need, we will subcontract the service to a professional that can help you with the needed service. Your safety is our main concern.
Is it possible to schedule an appointment at a specific time with Sam The Locksmith?
At Sam The Locksmith, we are always ready to handle emergency situations as well as scheduled appointments. In both cases, we do the best to satisfy your needs around your calendar. Just call us at any time of the day or night. We are here ready to help you. We value our clients and do our best to keep all of our appointments as scheduled. However, if for some reason there is a problem with your appointment, we will contact you and work with you to find another time that suits your schedule the best. We also understand that there may be situations when you need to reschedule your appointment. We simply ask that you call us in advance (at least 24 hours if possible) to make alternate arrangements.
I just moved in and received a pair of keys to my property from landlord or previous owner. Why should I have my locks re-keyed?
We get asked this question frequently. The answer is that you never know how many other people can have a duplicate of the key to your property. Who was the previous tenant and what intentions this tenant has? How many copies of the key to your place are out there and who has the access?
It is the best and safest solution to rekey your locks. This is done easily and quickly and does NOT require you to change all the locks in your place. At Sam The Locksmith, our rekeying process simply means that the technician changes the tumbler configuration within the locks, and ensures that all your locks are clean and in good working order. After the rekey, the old key will no longer open the locks and you will be provided with a brand new key to your property. So you can have a safe environment in your new place.
Why the most durable locks are usually the most expensive?
As locks are used over time, the tumblers in a lock cylinder tend to wear down causing the keys to stick in the cylinder and to malfunction. An additional reason is that the keys that were provided have been copied several times or the key has been worn down which can cause your lock to break. The solution is to have a professional locksmith make a new copy of the key and change the tumblers in your lock. It is the best idea to schedule this kind of maintenance before the key breaks down inside the cylinder. The most durable and usually most expensive locks have harder tumblers and the original key is made out of a more durable material which gives the locks a longer lifetime.
I haven’t found an answer to my question in this section whom can I ask?
If you can not find an answer to your question here, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions. You can fill out a contact form on our “Contact ” web page type your name, email, phone number and the question, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Like we said, our main priority is to ensure that you are informed about the locksmith industry and your security options.