Are there times when you need to be locked out of your apartment? We’ve all been there, trying to walk our dogs and run some errands but stuck in a pickle. Shelter Lock & Safe offers a wide range of fire door operator, deadbolt, lever handle and telescope lock systems that offer superior protection and critical features. Take a look!
Are locksmiths at apartment buildings a specialty
Yes, locksmiths often are hired by apartment complexes to open doors that have been locked from the outside. Many people mistakenly think that this type of service is only available to homeowners or businesses with a regular manual Door Service Contractor (DSPEC) program, but that’s not always the case. Locksmiths typically have the proper tools and training to open most types of door locks, including those on apartments. This is an important service for apartment complexes because it helps keep tenants safe and secure. In some cases, broken door handles or malfunctioning locks can lead to break-ins. By having a locksmith open apartment doors, security issues can be avoided before they happen.
A locksmith can open my locked door
When there is a problem with the door knob, lock, or chain on your apartment door, don’t panic—a locksmith can help. A broken key can wait until tomorrow; a locked door can not. If you live in a complex or highrise building, it’s likely that the security staff will be unable to fix the lock and may need to call a locksmith. Call your building manager or front desk and ask if they know of any reliable locksmiths who work within the complex. If you have a doorknob that turns freely in all directions, but the door won’t budge when you push or pull on it, the problem may be with the lock cylinder. Your locksmith can replace this part, free of charge, if necessary. If getting help from the management isn’t an option—perhaps because you live on your own or your building doesn’t have hot water—you can try unlocking the door yourself using one of these methods: – Use a key duplicator – To create a new duplicate key for your lock(s), contact your local locksmith and have them create a copy of your key(s). This tool is great for quickly
Do they charge hourly rates
Yes, a locksmith generally charges by the hour. Many locksmiths will not open your apartment door for free. They may offer a discount for an hourly rate, or may only charge for specific services. If you want to know exactly how much your locksmith will charge you for services, ask him before he starts work.