Re-Key an Efficient Alternative

When we lose our keys or have them stolen it can bring a moment of panic because whoever now has your keys has access to your home, business or automobile. The immediate thought that most people have is to have their locks completely changed and have fresh ones installed in order to bring security back to your property.

However, this can be quite expensive especially in a situation where you have multiple locks that need to be changed. This is where you may want to consider having your locks re-keyed. By re-keying your locks a Philadelphia Locksmith technician can replace only the cylinder for your lock leaving the handle and plate as they were while also allowing a new key to be used and rendering the old one ineffective. This is what makes re-keying a great option if you have lost keys to recently installed locks. So if you are looking for the most reasonable solution to your lost key emergency call Philadelphia Locksmith and we will be on site in 20 minutes to bring safety back to your home or business.

What Technology Lies Ahead?

The locksmith industry, like all industries, has dramatically changed over the years with the recent advancement in technologies that allow our life to be easier and more convenient. Phila-Locksmith has technicians that can install all of these technologies such as automatic starters, transponder keys, and automatic garage door openers. All of these have made our daily lives easier and more secure even though we may not even realize we are using the technology.

The question is with how fast technology has been advancing, what technology lies ahead. Fifty years from now our locksmith could be performing services that are unthinkable at this moment in time. Automobiles are becoming more and more like computers on wheels and Phila-Locksmith will strive to serve every vehicle, as well as home, with amazing locksmith service for years to come no matter where technology takes us.

Philadelphia Locksmith Receives 2012 Best of Philadelphia Award

Philadelphia Award Program Honors the Achievement

PHILADELPHIA October 21, 2012 — Philadelphia Locksmith has been selected for the 2012 Best of Philadelphia Award in the Locksmiths category by the Philadelphia Award Program.

Each year, the Philadelphia Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Philadelphia area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 Philadelphia Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Philadelphia Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Philadelphia Award Program

The Philadelphia Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Philadelphia area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Philadelphia Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Philadelphia Award Program

Philadelphia Award Program

Give Your Home The Look You Want

Looking to make that last improvement to your home that will really draw people in? You can give your home the refreshed look you want with new garage doors. By replacing old and dated garage doors you can give your home the look that you have always wanted. New garage doors make your home look new again while also adding value to your home. Appearance is not the only way that new garage doors can help your home, by replacing old garage doors Philadelphia Locksmith can make entry to your home easier for yourself while making it more difficult for intruders.

Philadelphia Locksmith’s garage door technician can install automatic garage door openers which will allow you to open and close your garage doors from the comfort of your car. Since our technician is highly trained and experienced he will have your garage door working without any of the nagging problems that an untrained worker may leave behind.

So if you really want your home to stick out from the rest of the houses on your street garage doors are the perfect choice which will have your home looking brand new and refreshed so you can truly show off your home.

New Year, New Locks

This year make a New Year’s resolution that is not only achievable but also helps to keep your valuables and your loved ones safe. Make your New Year’s resolution to improve the security of your home or business. Philadelphia Locksmith will be happy to assist you in crafting a home security system that fits your needs and budget. Our highly trained locksmiths can show you some of the options that you have available from old mainstays such as deadbolts or cutting edge bio-metric locks.

Even if you are unsure what type of service you may need or maybe you just want to get an idea of what exactly our professionals can do for you call Philadelphia Locksmith and we will be more than happy to simply go over the options available. Don’t leave your own security up to chance. This year choose Philadelphia Locksmith to upgrade your home security to keep you, your valuables and your loved ones safe.

How Winter Weather Effects Locks

In Philadelphia we have begun to hit the real meat of the winter season and with this has come snow and frigid temperatures. This can have a slight impact on your locks for your home or business as well as automobile. Many people tend to have trouble with stuck locks during the hot summer months when door frames are expanding and they wonder if the cold can also have a similar effect. The answer is yes, while not as common as heat problems the cold can create bad conditions for a door lock especially an exterior door to a residential location.

In the winter time the cold weather forces the lock, door, and door frame to contract this can cause problems for many homes where the lock is not a perfect fit causing the lock to not correctly arm. This problem can be fixed by one of Philadelphia Locksmith’s technicians who are able to refit the lock allowing it to operate correctly at all times whether it is contracting due to the winter freeze or expanding due to the sweltering summer weather.

Another problem that arises when temperatures fall below freezing is that your locks can freeze completely. This is most common on an automotive lock as opposed to a commercial or residential lock. In order to solve this issue one can attempt an easy fix which would be to attempt to defrost your lock by heating your key before inserting it into the lock. While occasionally successful this method can cause damage to the key as well as the lock. Philadelphia Locksmith can also assist with frozen locks without the possibility of expensive damage being done.