I am constantly amazed by the amount of cheap locks I see used on properties around Adelaide. I would estimate as a locksmith, one in every two or three locks are ‘budget’ locks. I was attending a l
I was contacted by a customer in Seaton looking for a locksmith to help her with the deadbolt on her front door. She was reporting that it was working fine from the outside but the key was just spinn
I was asked to install a deadbolt into a new door this week and thought I should make a little how to guide. Installing a deadbolt or deadlatch into a new door really isn't as tough as one might thin
A lot of people ask me if locksmiths can pick locks, why do we drill them? It is a fair question, i am sure that people as a whole think locksmiths have this magical ability to open any lock. In rea
Christmas has been a particularly busy time for this Locksmith. Just before Christmas I was contacted to change the locks on a house. They needed it done urgently this same day. Usually this sort o
During my time as a apprentice Locksmith, the Gainsborough Trilock was released onto the Australian market. It was an instant success, builders were installing them into as many homes as they could.
Recently I was asked to change the locks of some garage door handles to suit the rest of the doors on the house in Gilles Plains. The customer already had 2 new Lenlock handles installed. The new ha
During my years as a Locksmith in and around Adelaide, I have been called to help more people locked out than I could possibly remember. I must say, last week was the first time I was called to help
If you have ever lost your car keys, I am sure you will agree that it is a painful and costly process. Silca have just made this a bit less painful for your wallet. They have released a range of g
I just thought I would share a job I was called to do today in Lockleys. A customer had lost the key for her letterbox and needed a new one cut to the same lock as she was renting and had to provide
We did have a stranger than usual job today. I was working in the van in my driveway when a taxi appeared out the front. It reversed into the driveway and a man got out to ask if I was the locksmith
I had a client call me the other day saying that he had a locker at Adelaide Oval that he had lost a key for. He dropped the lock off to me and asked if I would be able to make a new key for it.
Just a but of background about car keys- in particular for vehicles manufactured after the year 2000. After auto theft spiked in the late 1990's car manufacturers had to introduce measures to combat v
Customers often question if it is better to buy a padlock from a Locksmith or just get one from the internet, or local hardware store. I usually tell people it depends on what you are trying to secur
I want to touch briefly on what I believe to be, a very important part of owning my own locksmith business in Adelaide - Customer Service.
There is a lot of questions relating to restricted keys V's non restricted keys. Customers often call me asking to duplicate a key they have which is stamped with 'Do Not Copy' or Restricted. Restri
For the first time in my career as a Locksmith I refused to complete a job.
I was called to a property in Seaton last weekend to change the locks on a house that has just been sold and settled. Normally I can re-key a lock within a matter of a few minutes, however these handl