Category: Locksmith Services

Unlock antique steamer trunk with a figure 8 lock

We recently had the opportunity to assist a customer by opening the lock on an old antique steamer trunk in which the key had mistakenly been locked inside.

Steamer trunks or old travel trunks, although not used as much these days for travel, are great for decoration and storage for blankets, cloths, photo albums or any smaller items you want to store. Problem is that it's easy to lock and the misplace or lose keys that you rarely use or, due to age, the lock may stick and the key no longer work. While not always the most secure lock, simply prying open the figure 8 lock (called a figure 8 due to the way the lock looks when the latch is open) that is on many of these trucks can also damage the lock or the trunk itself. An expert locksmith may be able to open the lock for you with causing damage to the lock or trunk.

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Tips on How to Secure Your Home for Cheap

Discount Locksmith on local ABC15 Arizona news, sharing tips on how to affordably improve your home security.

On a recent local news segment, Discount Locksmith had the opportunity to offer advice and demonstrate ways in which you can easily and affordably improve your home security.

To start, just the appearance of security can help deter would be burglars. Most burglars are looking for easy targets and simple things such as alarm and security yard signs and window stickers may be enough to convince robbers to skip your home and move on to an easier target. There are also lot's of cheap upgrades you can make to help secure your home such as door security bars, window locks and door flip latches. You also want to make sure all exterior doors have reinforced frames, deadbolts, and that sliding doors have pins to prevent the door from being lifted off the tracks and a security bar to prevent the door from sliding open. Many door locks and deadbolts can be easily picked so it's recommended to install high security locks that are almost impossible to pick or bump. For more info about high security locks and keys, click the link below:

door lock repair

24/7 Home and Business Door Lock Repair and Rekey

Lost keys, broken or worn out locks that stick or won’t turn? Rather than replacing the entire door lock knob or handle, the quicker and more affordable option is to repair or rekey the existing lock. This can be done by removing and replacing the existing lock cylinder with a new one or just replacing the pins inside the lock cylinder.

Lock Cylinder Replacement

Technicians can remove the existing lock cylinder form the knob or handles and then replace it with a new cylinder. They can either make you new keys for the lock or set up the new cylinder pins to work with your existing keys.

Rekey Door Lock

Another option is rather than replacing the entire lock cylinder, technicians can remove the existing cylinder and then just replace the springs and pins within the cylinder so that it works like new. Again, the technician can either set up the repaired cylinder with new keys or rekey the cylinder to work with your existing keys.

Discount Locksmith of Tucson technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency lockout services, locks repairs, installations or to make new replacement keys. Call now for either immediate service or to schedule an appointment.

Door Lock Rekey

Door Lock Rekey and Repair | Home – Auto – Business

Lost keys, broken or worn out locks that stick or won’t turn? Rather than replacing the entire door lock knob or handle, the quicker and more affordable option is to repair or rekey the existing lock. This can be done by removing and replacing the existing lock cylinder with a new one or just replacing the pins inside the lock cylinder.

Lock Cylinder Replacement

Technicians can remove the existing lock cylinder form the knob or handles and then replace it with a new cylinder. They can either make you new keys for the lock or set up the new cylinder pins to work with your existing keys.

Rekey Door Lock

Another option is rather than replacing the entire lock cylinder, technicians can remove the existing cylinder and then just replace the springs and pins within the cylinder so that it works like new. Again, the technician can either set up the repaired cylinder with new keys or rekey the cylinder to work with your existing keys.

Discount Locksmith locksmith technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency lockout services, locks repairs, installations or to make new replacement keys. Call now for either immediate service or to schedule an appointment.

exit door push bar

Exit Door Panic Bar Repair and Installation

exit door push barDiscount Locksmith‘s fast and professional locksmith technicians are available 24h hours a day, seven days a week for business installation and repair services. Call toll free Nationwide (855) 766-8899

Commercial Exit Door Panic Bar Installation

Business fire and safety codes require crash bar devices on most exit doors.   Need a new exit door crash bar installed or have an existing push bar handle that needs an upgrade? Our expert commercial locksmiths can install your new emergency exit door handle so that your business is in compliance with exit doors in proper working order.

Exit Door Crash Bar Repair and Maintenance

Need repairs or preventative maintenance work done on the exit door crash bar locks and handles at your business? Our techs can repair broken handles and locks or replace old work out handle components.

file cabinet lock repair

Desk and File Cabinet Lock Repair and Drawer Replacement Keys

Do you have broken locks on your filing cabinets? Stuck desk and cabinet drawers with bent lock latches that prevent drawers from opening or closing? Lost the keys for your desk or storage cabinet drawer locks? Discount Locksmith mobile technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for file cabinet lock service, repair and replacement in Tucson.

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Filing cabinet lock repair and installation.

Worn out or broken file cabinet lock?

We can open locked file cabinets and repair or replace your file cabinet lock. We can also rekey the lock and make you new or duplicate keys or we can replace the broken file cabinet lock with a new lock and new key.

Jammed file cabinet drawers?

File cabinet drawers can become jammed and difficult to open or close due to misalignment or bent locks latches. Discount Locksmith can service and repair your filing cabinet and desk drawers back into working order.

Lost filing cabinet key?

If you’ve lost or broken your filing cabinet keys or the if the keys and locks have become too worn out to work properly, we can make new or duplicate keys. We can also rekey the lock cylinder to work with existing keys.

Need to install a lock on existing filing cabinets?

If you have filing cabinets that don't have locks  there are a couple options available. Depending on the make, model and style of your file cabinets, we can either add drawer locks or we can add a cabinet bar that, when in place and locked, prevents cabinet drawers from being opened.

Do you have a stuck desk drawer?

Lost the keys to your desk drawer or have an old broken or worn out desk door lock? We can replace the lock on your metal or wooden desk drawers with new locks or rekey the existing drawer locks. We can also make you new or replacement drawer keys.

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Opening Safe Deposit Boxes, Cash Drop Boxes and Safes

Opening Safe Deposit Boxes, Cash Drop Boxes and Safes

safe deposit box repairSafe deposit boxes are a great way to protect cash and valuables can come in a variety of options for different uses:

  • Bank safe deposit box
  • Business locking cash drop box
  • Hotel room safe
  • Home safes
  • Fire and water safety deposit box

Bank safe deposit boxes are a great for added protection from thieves. Safe deposit boxes require two keys, one kept by you and one kept by the bank. The bank safe deposit box is also kept within a secure area such as a bank vault for an extra layer of protection. These should only be used for valuables that you won’t need access to quickly or on a regular basis as you will only be able to gain access during regular banking hours.

Cash drop boxes are great for business that deal with cash on their premises. This enables you to only make available the cash you need to conduct regular business while continually securing any extra cash throughout the day. At the end of the when when the business is closed you can then remove all money for your drop box to deposit in the bank. This helps limit your losses in case of a robbery or remove temptation and opportunity from a customer or employee who may have access to large amounts of money otherwise.

Hotel room safes are a convenient way to store small valuables, extra money, credit cards and travel documents. But you do need to keep a few things in mind before throwing all your valuables into a room safe. First, don’t forget your items! At the end of a trip and in a rush to pack and get out before checkout or catch a flight, it’s not difficult to forget items that are out of sight! Leaving valuables behind in a hotel room safe may not be there for long after you’re gone. Hotel workers, cleaning crews and other hotel guest may have access before you are able to retrieve your valuables. Also, while a deterrent to thieves, a locked hotel room safe isn’t too difficult to open for someone with a little determination and knowledge. If you’re uncomfortable with a room safe ask hotel management if they have a more secure way to store valuables. Depending on the place you’re staying they may have a more secure hotel safe with tighter security. They’ll also be able to remind you or hold on to items you may have forgotten.

Home safes are a useful way to store emergency cash, jewelry and important documents that you use on a regular basis. You’ll want to make sure that the safe is kept in a hidden place that won’t be seen by guests or home service providers. You also want to make sure that the safe is secured in place to the floor or wall so that a burglar can’t simply walk off with your safe so they can open it later.

Fire and water resistant safe boxes are a great way to protect items from fires, flooding and natural disasters. While these safety boxes aren’t very secure and can be easily stolen, they are a very effective and affordable way for protecting items such as personal document or old photos that may be valuable to you but not have any interest or monetary value to a thief.

  • SentrySafe
  • Honeywell Safes
  • First Alert
  • Steelmaster
  • Fire-Safe
  • Hamilton Safe
  • ioSafe
  • KireKing
  • Brown Safe
  • GunVault
  • Liberty Safe
  • Gardall
  • American Security
  • Corporate Safe
  • Dean Safe
  • FOrt Knox
  • ASSA ABLOY
  • Hayman Safe
  • Megasafe
  • A&B Safe
  • Allied Safe
  • Browning
  • Sturdy Safe
  • Stack-On
  • Rhino Safe
  • Bighorn Classic
  • SnapSafe
  • Mesa Safe
  • Hollon Safe
  • BedBunker

Locked out of your safety deposit box, dropbox or safe? Discount Locksmith is available 24 hours a day to help you gain access! Our professional locksmiths can be at your location within minutes to assist. Call Now!

fresh wood door lock install

How To Do a Fresh Lock Installation on Wood & Metal Doors

Replacing an existing door lock and handle is a fairly simple process if you have the right tools and correct hardware. But what do you do if you want to install a lock on a new door or on a door that never had a lock, handle or knob? A fresh installation will require cutting and drilling both the door and into the door-frame. This process will require the right tools and precise measurement and drilling; any mistakes could end up being very costly. Listed below are the basic step for a fresh wood door lock install.

Tools needed for a fresh lock installation (wood door):

  • Hammer
  • 1” chisel
  • 2-1/8″ hole saw
  • 1” hole saw
  • 1” spade bit
  • Small drill bits
  • Electric drill/screwdriver
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Measuring tape
  • Template
  • Tarp
fresh wood door lock install

Steps for a wood door fresh lock installation:

  1. Lay down a tarp. While not necessary, it’s recommended that you start by laying down a tarp on the floor under the area where you will be working to make the cleanup of wood chips and dust much easier.
  2. Measure and mark your cuts. Most locks will come with a template to show you where to install the lock. There are also lock installation kits that you can purchase from any home improvement store that you can use as a guide for the lock installation.
  3. Cut a hole for the lock and/or knob. Once you’ve marked where you need to drill, you’ll need to use a power drill with a hole saw bit. If installing on a metal door it’s recommended that you go slow, use a variable speed drill, and make sure the bit you use is designed for cutting metal. Use a pilot tip on your how saw, cut through one side until the pilot bit pokes through and then, using the hole as a guide, complete the hole by cutting through from the other side of the door.
  4. Drill hole in the door edge. Using a spade drill bit you will next need to start a hole for the lock bolt by cutting into the edge of the door. Make sure you drill at the correct and straight angle. You can then use the 1” hole saw to complete the all the way through for a nice clean cut.
  5. Mortise area for the faceplate. Using a hammer and wood chisel you will need to cut a recess into the door edge around the bolt hole to install the lock faceplate.
  6. Install the faceplate and bolt. Drill pilot holes for the faceplate screws so that you don’t split the wood. and install the faceplate and bolt. Make sure the faceplate fits snugly and is flush with the door edge.
  7. Install the lock and/or knob. Install the door knob and lock making sure everything lines up correctly and then using your electric or hand screwdriver tighten the screws making sure that the screws are on the inside and not outside of the door ????
  8. Install the strike plate. You will need to measure and mark where on the door jam you will drill the holes and install the faceplate. Drill pilot holes for the strike plate screws so that you don’t split the wood jam when you put in the screws.
 
 

The instructions above were specifically for a wood door. Metal doors with a wood core may be a very similar install but commercial metal door may require different steps and tools.

Of course, here at Discount Locksmith we always recommend having a professional locksmith technician do any fresh lock installation for you! Our professional locksmith have the tools and experience for any door lock install and can do it quickly with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

Brands of door locks we install and service:

  • Prime-line
  • First Watch Security
  • Schlage
  • Kwickseet
  • Everbilt
  • Baldwin
  • National Hardware
  • KOCKiT!
  • LockState
  • Anderson
  • Ajustco
  • Privex
  • IDEAL Security
  • Yale
  • Stanley-National
  • Global Door Controls
  • M-D Building Products
  • Toledo Fine Locks
  • Barton Kramer
  • Design House
  • Richelieu Hardware
  • Defiant
  • Faultless
  • Tell
  • Bilco
  • Gordon Cellar Door
  • ResortLock
  • Holmes
commercial lock installation

Commercial Business Lock Installation, Repair & Rekey

commercial lock installationDiscount Locksmith LLC provides fast, 15 minute emergency locksmith services for commercial and business locksmith services. Upgrade your office security and entry system or repair or upgrade the door locks on your storefront business. Our professional locksmiths are available 24 hours a day to repair push-bar emergency exit door locks,  upgrade your locks to a keyless entry system, rekey your locks or create a master key system for your entire building.

Discount Locksmith can install access control systems,new emergency exit crash bar door lock handles and magnetic door locks on commercial glass doors and fire exit doors in office buildings and retail stores.

Call now far fast, affordable and professional locksmith service nationwide.

Locksmith services we offer:

  • Rekey door locks
  • Install high security locks
  • Access control
  • Keyless entry
  • Exit push-bar door locks
  • Open locked safes
  • Mailbox lock rekey and repair
  • Master key systems
  • Vehicle fleet ignition and key service
  • Storage and cabinet lock rekey

Lock brands and types we service:

  • Schlage
  • MUL-T-LOCK
  • Mortise
  • Deadbolt
  • Baldwin
  • Yale
  • Kwickset
  • Medeco
  • Corbin Russwin
  • ASSA
2016 Hyundai Sonata Keys

We Cut & Program New Car Keys | 24/7 Mobile Locksmith

Want to know how to get a new key for your car?

Lost your car keys? We can help! Discount Locksmith emergency locksmith technicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to make you new keys. Don’t waste time trying to schedule an appointment at the dealership or pay the high cost for a new key. We can meet you at your location day or night at a time that is convenient for you. Our mobile tech are equipped with the latest equipment for making new keys for car, truck, SUVs, and motorcycles. Call now and we can assist you within minutes!

 
 
 

Need a new or duplicate transponder key or FOB?

Most cars have high security keys with computer chips that need to be programmed to work with your car and remotes that need to be programmed to open your car door. We can make new or duplicate high security keys and program the transponder or keyless FOB. Making new keys involves cutting the new key and then getting a code for you your key to program it to work with your car. Key technology has advanced greatly within recent years and require trained professionals with specialized equipment and computers to make new keys.

Discount Locksmith Mobile Automotive Key Cutting Services

  • Make a new key without a key
  • Make a car key copy or duplication
  • Make high-security car keys
  • Make and program transponder keys
  • Make keyless entry keys
  • Program Transponder keys
  • Program keyless FOB
  • Gas cap key
  • Transponder key replacement
  • Transponder chip key
  • Replacement car keys with chips
  • How does a transponder key work
  • Duplicate car keys with chips
  • Transponder key programming instructions
  • Cutting keys by Code on-Site
  • Laser cut keys
  • Dealer chip keys programmed on-site
  • Remotes programmed
  • Electronic keys
  • Keyless remotes
  • VATS keys
  • New trunk keys
  • Replacing lost car keys
  • Making replacement car keys
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2016 Hyundai Sonata Keys
2016 Hyundai Sonata Keys

Making New Car Keys Vehicle Makes & Models

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia Motors
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Lotus
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan USA
  • Oldsmobile
  • Pontiac
  • Regal Buick
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo