Do you have smart keys? Do you even know if you have smart keys? Well the answer is simple and easy to answer. If you have a kwickset, there is a small slot on the left side of the key-way, where you enter your key. If you have a Schlage, then there is a plus sign above the key-way. Smart lock specialist can help you know the difference. Just ask your smart lock specialists today.
Smart Locks came about not very long ago. They were designed for several reasons. First is it so that the regular customer/owner can re-key their locks on their own, without calling a Locksmith. The second reason is to cut costs for landlords for tennant change overs, or if a room mate moves out. Finally and most importantly, they were designed to stop bump keys from being used to gain access to a property. But some of the faults began to weigh the good qualities. Schlage has actually stopped manufacturing their line of Smart Locks due to so many issues. But Kiwkset had a far better design and their locks are still in production today. Despite Schlage stopping manufacturing of their locks some time ago, there are still many left remaining in use. They have successfully marketed their smart locks and sold over 100,000 or more. That is why they consider themselves as smart lock specialists.
Now if you have Smart Locks at your business or residence and are still functioning fine, than theres no need to replace them. But anyways, keep in mind that if you find yourself locked out, there is no picking a kwickset Smart Key. They must be either overridden with a special tool, which if used, will usually allow the last key the lock had produced, still function. Schlage on the other hand can usually be picked by a professional Locksmith, not bump keyed.
So if ever you are in the position of being locked out, make sure you call a qualified Locksmith, like A1 Agent Locksmith. We are your local smart lock specialists. Be aware of unqualified Locksmith that will tell you that the lock can not be picked no matter what. Then claiming the only option left is to drill the lock, forcing you into buying new locks.
If you have Schlage, there is what's called "The Blue Key." This key is to reset the locks and re-key to a different key. Unqualified Locksmiths will tell you again that your locks are useless without the blue key that your lock is keyed to. The answer to that is false. A qualified Locksmith, like A1 Agent Locksmith, will be able to help you.
Being a second generation Locksmith has many advantages. With mainly being a Locksmith all my life, I have seen or done almost everything. Being a Locksmith is like being a mechanic. For example, when you bring your car in for repair, you expect it to be fixed, not replaced. Just like when you call a Locksmith, you expect your locks to be fixed, not replaced. So many unqualified Locksmiths replace Locks all too often, because they do not have the knowledge, training or experience to make necessary repairs needed. So if you have ever been told that your Smart Locks are useless and can not be re-keyed, tell that Locksmith to have a good day and call A1 Agent Locksmith. We have all the tools, training, experience and knowledge to re-key your Smart Locks. Even if there is no blue key available with your Schlage or if there is no key at all with your kwickset. We can and have regularly reset both manufacturers Smart Locks as well as gain entry to your location without ruining your locks, costing you hundreds of dollars.
Keep in mind what I stated from earlier about Kwickset Smart Locks not being able to be picked. No worries, there are alternatives along with cheaper options as well. However, many are proprietary and prefer not to say in this article, due to unqualified Locksmiths gaining knowledge through this article. Just rest assured that you are in good hands if you live in Bradenton, Palmetto, Lake Wood Ranch, Sarasota or Holmes Beach and Anna Maria Island. Because we are usually only 30 minutes or less away. Remember we are the only Locksmith company around who offers On Time Guarantees. Trust in A1 Agent Locksmith and we will show you why we are a number 1 business.