Category: Locksmith Services

safe deposit box repair

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
  • 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 Technicians Available 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 Technicians Available 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
  • 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 Technicians Available, 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
mobile key cutting
mobile key cutting
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
emergency car locksmith

24 Hour Emergency Car Locksmith Lockout & Key

24 Hour Emergency Car Locksmith Lockout & Key

emergency car locksmithLocked out of your car? Broken door lock or need new keys fast? Discount Locksmith  technicians are Technicians Available, seven days a week to assist you in your emergency lockout and key vehicle needs! With fast Mobile locksmith service time* our professional mobile car locksmith technicians can be at your location fast and have you cak in your car within minutes!

Open Locked Car Doors

You can do costly damage to your car if you try to open a locked door or trunk yourself which may lead to even high repair costs. If you try to open a car door with a coathanger you may damage your vehicle’s paint finish, windows or the rubber seals around the window. Try to open a locked car door with a bobby pin or try and open a trunk or locked door with a screwdriver and you could damage the lock requiring even more costly repairs to the locks or even having have all new keys made. Contact a Discount Locksmith professional auto lock technician and we can open your door fast and easily without damaging your vehicle.

Make New Car Keys

Our mobile Discount Locksmith technicians can come to your location at home, work, parking lot or anywhere in an emergency or at a time that best meets your busy schedule. We have the equipment to make keys for all different makes and modes of ca. Don’t take time out of your day to schedule an appointment at a dealership and pay their high prices. We can come to you and laser cut new high security car keys, program transponder keys and remotes, and make you a new or duplicate keyless FOB.

Emergency Ignition Repair

Car won’t start? Worn out ignition? Don’t get stranded, our technicians can help diagnose the problem and install or repair your car ignition coil. If your car ignition switch won’t turn or  your car key won’t turn the ignition switch, give us a call and we can help. Don’t let a bad ignition switch or broken lock cylinder ruin your day. We are familiar with ignition switch problems and symptoms and can fix it for you.

Emergency Car Lockout

  • Available 24/7
  • Open locked car door
  • Get keys out of locked car
  • Car door service
  • Open locked trunks
  • Open locked glove compartment

Make New Car Keys

  • Aftermarket electronic car keys
  • Laser cut keys
  • High security car keys
  • Transponder keys
  • Program chip keys
  • New keyless FOB

Vehicle Ignition Service

  • Install new ignition switch
  • Broken key extraction
  • Repair ignition switch that won’t turn
  • Ignition switch wiring
Cabinet Lock Repair

Broken File Cabinet Lock Repair, Rekey & Replacement

Broken File Cabinet Lock Repair, Rekey & Replacement

Cabinet Lock RepairA lost cabinet key or broken file cabinet lock can prevent you from opening the cabinet doors or cause the file cabinet drawer to jam. You need to securely store office supplies or protect important home and office documents but what do you do when you have a stuck file cabinet drawer of lost the keys to a supply closet?

Do it yourself cabinet lock repair

Most storage cabinets, closets and filing cabinets aren’t high-tech security. Most of us can figure out how to open a locked cabinet without the keys or pry open a stuck cabinet drawer with a little bit of force from a screwdriver. But can you do it without damaging the locks or any of the drawer rails? You may get it open but at what cost? Broken locks, bent metal drawers, bent metal latches and damaged hardware will compromise your security and could greatly increase the cost of having it repaired. There is also loss productivity with a loss of access while inventory and documents have to be removed and refiled into new cabinets and storage units.

Professional file cabinet lock repair, rekey and replacement.

Our professional locksmith technicians are Technicians Available and can quickly repair locks on storage units, hon file cabinets, vertical metal filing cabinets, storage lockers, office equipment and supply closets and more. We can repair the cabinet lock cylinder, rekey the cabinet lock to work with either your existing keys or make new keys. We can even create a master key system so that a single key can open multiple locks or limit access to only certain individuals or employees.

File Cabinet Brands & Cabinet Lock Brands

  • SnapSafe
  • Goplus
  • Stack-on
  • Fire resistant filing cabinet
  • Gun cabinet safe
  • Space Solutions
  • Hirsh Industries
  • LorellFireKing
  • Pemberly
  • First Alert
  • HON File Cabinet
  • TrippNT
  • Compx Cam Lock
  • StealthLock
  • First Watch
  • National Hardware
  • Olympus
  • Hafele