10 Things Your Locksmith Won’t Tell You

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Here’s a list of the 10 things your locksmith won’t tell you. We’ve all been in a situation where you lock your car and shut the door only to realize that you’ve just left your keys inside the car. Your first reaction might be to scream and then pray that you remember where you stashed your spare key. If you’ve ever been in a bind with your auto or house keys, you know that finding a good reliable locksmith is important. Although there are many locksmith services online not all of them are trustworthy and reliable. Not to mention a professional locksmith can get expensive really quick.

1. DON’T PANIC

The first step when you’re faced with a difficult situation is to take a couple deep breaths and relax. We once had a customer that had locked herself out but didn’t close the door all the way so when the Locksmith arrived he just pulled on the doorknob and it opened right up. In this situation, you would still be charged a fee for travel time. If she would have just remained calm, she might have tried to open the door and not have to pay any fees.

2. RE-KEY NEW HOME LOCKS

If you’ve just purchased your first home congrats! One of the first things you should do is secure your new home. If the locks in the house are still in good condition call us and one of our residential locksmiths can be at your new home promptly and re-key your home locks so that the previous owners won’t be able to enter your beautiful home.

3. DEADBOLTS ARE THE SAFEST LOCKS

A good quality deadbolt can be the strongest line of defense against burglars and thieves. Brands like Medco and Schlage make special locks that are bump resistant and can protect you and your family from intruders. The keys are harder to duplicate and the offer a durable build quality that can last for several years. Like any good quality item they can be pricey but in the long run you will save your home from being burglarized and you will not have to replace them for several years.

4. DO NOT DUPLICATE

Keys that are stamped with do not duplicate are duplicated all the time using the same machines that are used for normal keys. So be careful who you lend your keys to or let borrow your house keys because they can easily be replicated by other locksmiths or even kiosk that provide self-serve key replacements.

5. WE WORK UNDERCOVER

We get called all the time by Local and Federal Police to unlock residential and commercial properties to set up surveillance cameras and or get into properties where the person is not responding. Most of the time it is late in the night when people are either sleeping or outside of the home.

6. UPSIDE DOWN LOCKS

Many burglaries and break-ins could have been prevented if the locks had been installed properly. In some business locations and homes, we have seen locks installed upside down. With some locks, this defeats the purpose of the locking mechanism. This leaves the screws exposed so if you wanted to break in you can just unscrew the lock.

7. HOUSEKEEPER OR BABYSITTER KEY

If you’re thinking of giving your housekeeper or babysitter a copy of your key you can have a master key that works on both your deadbolt and door knob but we can also make a key that just works on your door knob so you can give your babysitter or helper a key and you can just lock that one. This way she doesn’t have access to your deadbolt key and you can just change the bottom lock should you change housekeepers.

8. WE HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR OVER 45 YEARS

Caraballo Locksmith has been family owned and operated for over 45 years. We have been providing quick and affordable locksmith services in Miami for Auto, Commercial, Residential and other High-Security solutions such as electronic locks and surveillance cameras. Experience is the teacher of all things and we’ve learned a lot over the years. That’s why we treat every customer as if they were our first customer.

9. AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY

The worst part of being locked out of your car or apartment is that it usually happens at the worst time. The first thing you did was grabbed your phone and typed in the web “locksmith near me”. Save our number on your phone so that you could just call us directly next time. We are available 24 hours a day so in your time of need well be happy to take your call. Hopefully, you didn’t leave your phone in your car but if you did you can always ask someone to search for Caraballo Locksmith online and we’ll pop right up.

10. MORE THAN JUST LOCKSMITH SERVICES

More than just a traditional locksmith services. We provide a wide range of security solutions to help secure your home or business. Some of the services we offer that separate us from our competition are Security Cameras, Access Control, Magnetic Locks, Electric Locks we even offer ADA compliance solutions.