Automotive Locksmith Services

Automotive Locksmith Services

Automotive locksmith services are very important to us. We can assist you with unlocking your vehicle, opening your locked trunk, and other automotive services. Call your local locksmith for all your automotive services needed. More »

Commercial Locksmith Services

Commercial Locksmith Services

Commercial Locksmith Services is what helps us communicate with other companies. Assisting with re-keying locks, installing security systems, and other business security services. Let us help make your business protected with our locksmith services. More »

Home Locksmith Services

Home Locksmith Services

Home Locksmith Services are important. When you need to protect your belongings and your family, contact us. We can schedule an appointment for inspection of the services you are wanting to have. From security systems to alarms, we have you covered. More »

Motorcycle Keys

Motorcycle Keys

We now specialize in Motorcycle Keys. From duplicating keys to unlocking your glove box on your bike, we have got you covered. Our locksmith services can help you and your motorcycle get out of any situation. Just give us a call and we will come. More »

 

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Smart Lock Specialists

Smart Lock Specialists

Looking for smart lock specialists in your area? Then, we have you covered. At A1 Agent Locksmith, our smart lock specialists provide outstanding services.

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Smart Lock Specialists Bradenton, FL

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.

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Replacing Door Locks

Replacing Door Locks

By replacing door locks around your home, you can be properly secured. Instead of trying to fix broken locks around your home, try replacing door locks.

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Replacing Door Locks Bradenton, FL

When you think of maintenance to your home, the last thing you would think of would be replacing door locks. That's right, I said that you need to change your locks as much as you would any other maintenance household item. The point of entry to every home or building is a door. Even windows should be locked or protected. However, a window would take more time to climb in to, so the main focus is a door. So why would you not try to protect it from keeping your family and your personal belongings safe? By making sure that all of your locks and dead bolts on you doors are safely secured, you are adding an extra layer of protection from any unwanted guests that may be watching your home.

There are several different reasons as to why it is very important to your home and business to change your locks. Safety is one of the biggest and best reasons why you should protect your home. If you have recently purchased your home or place of business, the first thing you would want to do is replace all of your locks. You do not know who has a key or multiple keys to the lock and you want to protect the personal or office supplies inside. By replacing door locks, you are eliminating the possibility of a previous employee having access to your dwelling without your knowledge. By doing so will make you confident in knowing that you are the only person who has access to your home or business. This is a great feeling when replacing door locks.

If your business or home has an entry access code, you will want to rethink your code. Every business has a dead bolt on every door as well as an electronic security device, usually by the door. Just because you are replacing door locks, doesn't mean you are completely safe. Especially if you have multiple coworkers who know the password to your security alarm. The bes thing you should, in a place of employment, is to give every person their own separate code. By doing this, you will be able to monitor their every move. Let's say an employee opens the door and the alarm goes off. They would enter their pass code and then start their workday. But what that individual doesn't know is if something were to be stolen or comes up missing, they would be the only one responsible. You would know this by them being the only individual entering their code.

Another great reason is that you want to protect what you have worked so hard to achieve, especially when it comes to your home. You want to make sure that you can leave the home and not have to worry about someone breaking in because of a lock that should have been replaced. By replacing door locks, you have now added extra protection that will enable a robber to gain any access into your home. Also, another important place to protect is your office. No matter if you own your own business or are a manager for a large company, you need to protect your assets. Knowing that you have purchased a new office desk or even simple office supplies, and then having them stolen is not something you want to experience. You always want to protect your office building from all unwanted visitors. Usually, it takes a simple step of replacing door locks and changing the pass code.

Have you ever put your key in the dead bolt and be able to wiggle it while the key is still inside? This is a great indication that you are needing to replace your locks. The easiest way for a burglar to break into your home is by wiggling the handle. If you can wiggle it, then it is loose. Just think like a burglar. If you were going to break into a home, you wouldn't want to make it harder on yourself. You would try to find the easiest house to break into without getting caught. With easy access for the burglar, they can then shove something into the handle or jimmy open the lock. Once the door is opened or broken, then they will have full access to your home to take anything that they can get their hands on. You never want to make your home appear to be an easy target. Try putting security signs outside your home to pretend that you have a security system. Nobody will know if you truly do or not, only you. Once they have broken into your home, then will probably try it again.

Knowing what needs to be done to protect your home can be a very easy task, once you know what to look for. Just like any other maintenance in your home, you must inspect weekly, monthly or even yearly. Checking all the locks and dead bolts on every door in your home or office should be on that maintenance list. Protection and safety is your biggest strength. It can also be your biggest weakness. If you are not fully protected and secured, then you are setting yourself open to theft and break-ins. Your main focus is to protect yourself, your family and your co-workers, by replacing door locks.

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Garage Door Locks

Is your garage door as safe as you think?

Do you think your garage door locks is safe? Many people do not properly secure their garage doors. This can be a serious problem that leads to theft or burglary.

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People think that by securing all of their windows doors and locks all locks in their home, protects their family. But what if we told you that you are still at risk of a burglar entering your home without your knowledge? Well, this is very true. The main entrance to your home is your front door. However, the largest point of interest is your garage door. I am sure that the majority of people seem to overlook that part of the home. We seem to think that once the door is closed, it is locked and safe. But it could be far from safe. Have you ever had your garage door inspected? Are your springs and locks functioning properly? These simple things is what could put your entire home at risk.

Almost every home in the United States has a garage door built into their home. We love the convenience of having a garage door to protect our vehicles or personal belongings that we have stored in our garage. Also, by having a garage door, this also protects the driver and the passengers in the car from severe weather conditions. If you pull into the driveway and there is a snow storm going on, then pulling tin to the garage will protect everyone while they are exiting the vehicle inside your garage. The last place that you would think is unsafe, would be your garage. If your springs are not functioning properly, then that could result in your door not closing properly or make it easier to lift your door open. These problems do not just occur in doors that you lift manually. These issues can also happen with doors that have automatic door openers.

The unpredictable could always happen, but why not try to prepare yourself as much as you can? Know all the functions that your garage door can possess. How much weight can lift it? Will it still close if an object or person is in the way?What if it malfunctions? These are all good questions that you should be asking when you purchase your garage door opener. There have been numerous accounts of tragedies that have happened because of the safety of your door. If you do not have safety features then your door could easily crush your car if it is in the way, or even worse, trap your child underneath the closed door. Another safety feature would be to install the garage door opener button higher than the height of your child. If they could are not able to reach the button, then that can save a lot of stress knowing that your child can not open or close the door.

As funny as it sounds, you should have your local Bradenton Locksmith inspect your garage door every once in a while. This will ensure that all of your springs, locks, all of the hardware and the functioning of the door are all working like they should be. One aspect of the door that was mentioned earlier is the safety of the door closing. A1 Agent Locksmith could not stress enough the importance of having this safety feature. This is going to stop your door from closing if there is a person or an object in the way of the door. You would not want it to hurt someone or hit anything in your garage. As sad as it is, there was a study that was performed between 1974 through 1995. This study and the results showed that there were almost 90 kids that were either killed, seriously injured or even suffered permanent brain damage because of a faulty door.

Here are a few tips that can provide safety for your garage door:

Have your newly purchase garage door installed by a professional. This will ensure that all safety measures have been completed. This is better than an untrained individual reading the instructions and trying to figure out how to put it together.

Have your garage door inspected. Maintenance is your best friend. You do not have to have it monthly, but maybe every 6 months would be a good idea. The you can tell what is going bad and what needs to be replaced soon.

Replace the old tension springs. We know that this is not a simple task but having the extra protection is well Worth it.

A safety Containment Cable should be installed as well. This is a back up cable in case something does happen to fail. Then you can always rely on a backup plan in case something happens to your cables.

From the perspective of a Locksmith, protecting your garage door is a very serious thing. By not having the proper safety features on your door, anyone can break into it within a single moment. You should really take a second look at the largest entryway to your home. It could save you and your family a lot of hassle in the long run. In fact, I rather call a local Bradenton Locksmith to inspect the door, instead of calling the police to report your belongings stolen. Think smarter than the criminal is exactly what a Locksmith would say.

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Safety measures for your Garage Door

Safety measures for your Garage Door

We want to provide safety to our garage door, but is it really safe. Our services here at A1 Agent Locksmith can help add protection to your garage door.

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The access door to your garage may very well be the most significant access way inside your residence. Maintaining the quality and performance of the doorway as well as the mechanical operator is very important. Information coming from the International Door Association (IDA) in association to Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), have selected March in becoming the National day for Garage Door Protection Month.

Looking for a way to provide you with the most excellent innovative capabilities to customers, a company by the name of Topside Entrance Enterprise, has manufactured various access door opener components. They have introduced additional safety and productive measures within your garage door. This is very important and we will explain why.

There's a product called the Superior Divider Unit, that is going to be available April 2007. This product guarantees homeowners with higher safety and better power over entrance door process. Having a light built into the door is able to give you a comforting relief feeling. By the way of Sure-Lock™ assembled within, it will enable the property owners to secure the outside of the establishment. This is very important when you are closing your garage door and the light does not turn off. You must read your manual to find out the proper information on how to use your automatic opener.

A1 Agent Locksmith Has also released the entrance garage door opener. The Topside remote opener can be considered as a sophisticated entranceway accessory to the garage that responds to everyones troublesome question, Did I not close the door when I went inside the house? As soon as the garage door shuts, the remote sends out a loud alarm along with flickering lights. You will also receive an orange glow to reassure you that the door has closed properly. If for some reason the door does not shut all the way, then you will receive a loud alarm along with a flickering yellow glow. Additionally, A1 Agent Locksmith will provide customers the protection and satisfaction needed. We will also advise you of professional suggestions to make sure the safety is properly maintained.

Check with the user guide as well as your local Bradenton Locksmith to understand the capabilities of using your garage door. It is always good to review the entire entranceway. You should check periodically to make sure your door is still functioning properly. It is very important to look over the coils, electrical wires, rolling wheels along with the lever system. Check for indications from a result of wear. These components are designed to be under an elevated amount of strain. It is not wise to try to fix them yourself. You should really consult with your Bradenton Locksmith Company or experienced sales associate. In the event that your entry door will not work properly, contact the manufacturer or your local dealer for more assistance.

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Are you Locked Out of the Home?

(Bradenton, FL) - Are you Locked Out of the Home? You'll need a Good Local Locksmith.

Have you been locked out of your home before? We understand your frustration. Our locksmith services can help you for when you are locked out of your home.

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Locked Out Bradenton, FL

How important is an effective locksmith? Simply put. Being locked out in not fun and we completely understand. At A1 Agent Locksmith, we are never far from your location. We are only a phone call away from your locked out situation.

Locksmiths are generally a extraordinary breed. They're qualified personnel in unlocking anything, if you find yourself locked out!

No, I'm not referring to robbing a traditional bank or anything at all illegal. However a general situation which has affected each and every one of us sooner or later in our life span is leaving the house after recognizing we have forgot our keys! I watch you as your frantically scrambling around trying to find your keys. Looking into your pant pockets and even going through every pocket of your jacket. Well, now that you know you have forgot or lost your keys, you think to yourself, what am I supposed to do now that I am locked out? The first thing our technician would do is figure out whether you forgot to close your window. This seems to be the most common way of getting back into your house. By entering through an opened or unlocked window. But seeing as how the crime rate has gone tremendously sky high, we always double check before leaving that all doors as well as windows are secured. So your next option is to either break a window or call a locksmith.

So, What am I supposed to do now?
This is when A1 Agent Locksmith comes to your rescue. An excellent locksmith is going to be indexed within your telephone listing as well as advertised over the internet. Nowadays, it seems like every person is more likely to search the web for a business. This is usually by typing in what service they need and their general location. Then what happens is you will be given a generated list of locksmiths that are located or assist in your area. Whether your search engine is Yahoo, Bing or Google, you should still be given roughly the same results. So trying to find a local locksmith is usually instantaneous when you understand that you have accidentally turned the lock on your knob and left your keys on the kitchen counter. Now you are completely locked out so you call a locksmith.

Once you have called a locksmith company and they are at your house to help you, any decent locksmith should be capable of getting into your home within a matter of minutes. There are several locks and bolts that are a little more frustrating. However if you have a locksmith with experience like us, than you should have no worries when they attempt to pick your lock. We will be able to gain access to your home professionally, but if you get locked out of anything, we are also capable of assisting you in other areas as well. It seems that the majority of individuals depend on a safeguarded residence to protect their family as well as their belongings. Having adequate locks and bolts will deficiently give you reassurance when you are away from your home. With our company, A1 Agent Locksmith, we are qualified to unlock your sheds, personal safes, locks on gates or fence doorways. Anything that pretty much has a lock on it, we are able to assist you.

Locksmith that are 24hours
Locksmith professionals are more likely to operate an emergency call center type of service which manages 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. But working those types of hours always comes with a hidden agenda; After hour rates. It is always a good idea to compare the value of an effective lock alongside the lock that is currently on your doors to ensure you have the proper protection against burglars. You do not need a highly costing lock or even a name brand lock to keep you safe. It is just as affective to protect your windows as well. If you don't have alarms or locks on your windows, than a criminal can break the glass and get easy access that way. Or even worse, if you happen to look yourself out, a neighbor could think that you were a burglar trying to break your own win down and call the police. No matter how you attempt to get into your home, it is all going to cost you money one way or another. Having a locksmith is the most sufficient option.

After you have a locksmith come to your home, they should be looking at all of your locks that are currently installed around your home. Any sufficient locksmith should consult with you regarding the types of locks you currently have and how to better your protection. Whether you need to upgrade your locks and bolts or even buy brand new ones, your locksmith should be able to assist you in the proper locks you are going to need. There are other options when it comes to locking your windows or doors. Roller protection shades have been designed for businesses and homes that are attempting to secure larger than normal areas around the home. They also make special locks for your garage door as well. This is especially for those people who have digital locks outside of their home for easy access. Unfortunately, it is also easy access for the criminal who is trying to break into your residence. Having the most adequate security is the best peace of mind anyone can ask for.

Choosing a locksmith is completely up to you. Do your research before you have a company come to your home or business. Knowing the exact rate and charges that are going to applied for your service call as well as making sure the company is legit are the most important. Locksmiths are not cheap by any means, but that does not mean you cant find an excellent company that has fair prices. When choosing A1 Agent Locksmith, all of our technicians are experienced, highly trained and capable of completing any job that is assigned to them. We have reasonable prices for the jobs we do. In addition, we care about our customers. Our main focus is protecting you and your family. Call us today for your lockout needs.

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Bump Key Proofing

Bump Key Proofing

Bump key proofing is a more serious situation than you may think. By bump key proofing your home, you can ensure the safety and security of your family.

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Bump Key Proofing Bradenton, FL

There is one question I get asked a lot in the field, and that is "What are bump keys?" And "How do they work?" The history behind bump keys is really quite simple. Originally they were created by Locksmiths to save time opening locks. This method has been around for many decades. But as of recently, within the past 15 years or so, they have become main stream. We have noticed that the call centers are "training" their technicians how to bump a lock because it is the easiest way to learn. However, because of this, the technicians don't stay in the field long so they use their improper training for the wrong reasons. This is now causing crooks to acquire bump keys. There is a "Bump Key Proofing Kit" available on the market. However, this product does not work all too well.

Being a second generation Locksmith, I have created a method that really does work and provide what they call "bump key proofing" locks. Our method here at A1 Agent Locksmith is proprietary, there for I can not go into too much detail regarding this matter. But rest assured, I have received many compliments about the security of our "bump key proofing" locks.

For example, one of my customers has an office here in Bradenton. He was on vacation and one of his employees was locked out, resulting in calling an unqualified Locksmith. The Locksmith spent 20 plus minutes and broke several bump keys attempting to gain access. Finally, he decided to drill out the locks because he claimed the lock was broken. Luckily, at the last minute, the owner call his employee and informed him that the office was bump proof. He advised the employee to call us, A1 Agent Locksmith, to help his employee access the office the proper way. Upon arrival, the other Locksmith technician was still there attempting and hoping to learn something about how to truly bump proof a lock, from me. I simply told him that it is proprietary and something only a true Locksmith could come up with as well as learn the trade as I did. He was truly bewildered that there is a tried and true method to secure locks at a responsible price.

So the next time you are locked out and call a Locksmith who uses a bump key to open your door, be mindful that they are probably not a qualified Locksmith. That is the reason bump keys have made it to the general public. All of our technicians at A1 Agent Locksmith are not allowed to use a bump key. We believe in proper training and doing things the right way. We will only pick your locks like a professional company should. By doing this, it will give you a peace of mind knowing you will gain access to your property without any damage to your locks. Not to mention, we alleviate any fears of having your locks drilled, costing you hundreds of hard earned dollars, all because you were locked out.

Our main focus with our company is to gain your trust. We would like all of our customers, who we have done business with, to come back to us. We want to prove to you that we are truly a family owned and operated company, not just a fancy slogan. Our technicians are professional but down to earth. Once you have compared us with any other Locksmith company in Bradenton and Sarasota are, you will see why are are number 1 on the listings. Let us help you today with all your bump key proofing Locksmith needs. Our technicians are always ready.

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