Frequently Asked Questions from the Locksmith Pros at Locksmith Bee
What does a Locksmith do?
How do I know if my locksmith is licensed and certified?
Ask to see their State Government issued Security Employee Licence. Also most reputable companies will list their Master Security Licence numbers on advertisements, websites, etc
What is rekeying?
Also called “changing the locks” rekeying is a necessary step upon possession of a new home or business. In order to ensure security it’s worth your time to have the locks changed on your premises and updated to the highest security standard.
I had a key made at a hardware store and it doesn’t work..why?
Hardware stores are not professional locksmiths, therefore their products are not guaranteed as ours are. Our machines are routinely calibrated to ensure accurate reproduction of usable keys and our dedication to excellence makes the difference in your satisfaction.
When you open my car door are you damaging the lock?
Locksmiths are trained professionals who use finesse, not force. Our trained Locksmtih Bee professionals can prevent damage to your car by using start of the art technologies.A botched car opening job can easily cause upwards of $150.00 worth of damage to your door panel. Locksmiths are trained to use dozens of tools so they are ready to open your vehicle properly.
I have a key marked ||Do Not Duplicate.|| Can I get a copy of it anyway?
Keys marked “Do Not Duplicate,” ” Do Not Copy,” or “Unlawful to Copy” may be duplicated only if a letter of authorization from the owner or supervisor is presented with the request for duplication. The letter should be on company letterhead and identify the key to be made, the number of keys, the person picking up the keys, and the name and number of the person writing the letter. The person picking up the keys will be required to fill out a “Request for Restricted Keys” form. We reserve the right to refuse to duplicate any key marked “Do Not Duplicate.”
Do you service commercial properties?
Yes we have the tools and expertise to deal with commercial as well as residential locks. Commercial systems can require continual maintenance and repair and we have the latest technologies to guarantee your satisfaction.
When Should I purchase new locks?
My lock is stuck. Should I use WD-40 to lubricate my locks?
We advise against WD-40 for locks, because there is a slight amount of water in the product. This can cause corrosion over time and damage your lock head to the point of replacement. A better option is a silicon-based lubricant for your locks.
What do I do if my electronic lock fails?
Most of the new lock technologies operate on electricity or WIFI and have a built in backup system in the event of power failure. If you temporarily lose electricity your lock should have a built in battery pack that acts as a secondary source so you have no need to worry!
Where do I find out about becoming a Locksmith?
We handle many inquiries from people interested in becoming a locksmith himself. The first step is to do your research, decide what you like to specialize in, where you’d like to work, and how strong the current market is. Taking a certification course is the next step and you can find listed schools and courses online in your specific location through the Associated Locksmiths of America. You can always contact us at Locksmith Bee regarding current job openings!