Holiday Schedule

We will be open for a half day on Thursday, December 24, 2015. We will be closed from Friday, December 25th – January 4th, 2016. We will have our emergency after-hours locksmith on call during this time. Wishing you a safe and Happy Holiday...

OEM vs Aftermarket

OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts are made by the manufacturer or parent company of a product, in our industry this generally refers to parts made for vehicles. Aftermarket refers to parts that have been made by a third party (someone who has no connection...
My latch broke –  now what?

My latch broke – now what?

My latch broke and when I brought it in, it couldn’t be replaced. Why not? Shouldn’t latches be universal? Most hardware brands tend to create propriety latches so that when the latch breaks, you have to buy the replacement from their company, so they can...
1967 S&G MP Safe Lock

1967 S&G MP Safe Lock

Greg recently had the opportunity to work on an S&G MP Safe Dial, that was installed in April 1967 for one of our customers. It had never been serviced during that time and we were given the opportunity to work with this great lock dial. [Show picture...
Lane Cedar Chest Recall Reissued

Lane Cedar Chest Recall Reissued

In 1996, Lane Cedar Chest issued a recall for an in home replacement of the locks on some of their cedar chests; due to the latches automatically catching. Children hiding in these chest would become trapped and suffocate. The company did a voluntary recall of the...

Locksmiths and the economy

It is a hard time for a lot of businesses out there, and in our area, it is unfortunate that three locksmith business have gone under. One shop closed and went mobile only, and one mobile locksmith has moved back into the area. In an industry that is still, in my...
How .20 cents can save you $60 or more

How .20 cents can save you $60 or more

Have you ever had your remote break where it connects to your key ring? Or perhaps you have a transponder key that you have had to replace because the plastic broke? The main reason this happens is that when you attach a remote fob or a transponder key to your key...

Greg’s Mothers passing

It is with great sadness that we mention the passing of Helen Meader, Greg’s mother. Our prayers are for the family and friends of the family. Helen lived a full and vivacious life. Our thoughts are with Greg during this time. January 11, 1922 – August 24,...