Monthly Archives: February 2016

Security Window Screens

Security Window Screens
Security Window Screens

We support and install Crimsafe security screens for 1 simple reason…THEY WORK!  “Often Imitated, but Never Duplicated” is a term that applies very well to the Crimsafe product line.  They have patented such a remarkable product that it was inevitable that other security product manufacturers would attempt to replicate it, but those attempts failed miserably, especially in the quality department.

Why is Crimsafe the best home security screens available?  Simple, it’s all in the design or shall I say the quality of the materials and the design.  Crimsafe is the only security screen product where the mesh is screwed into the frame and clamped down with a patented device called the “Screw-Clamp™ “.  Most other security screen mesh systems are held in place with a wedge or glue.

Attempts to break through a Crimsafe home security screen by physically trying to knock it out of the frame will not work because the screws are drilled through the steel mesh screen and into the other side of the frame with enough torque that their patented Screw-Clamp™ bites into the mesh screen to form a near unbreakable hold.

When we install Crimsafe window and door screens on 1st floor entry points of a home, it literally becomes a fortress!

If you are considering access control via your windows, doors or other home entry points, call me personally or stop by our showroom for a demonstration of the Crimsafe line of products.

Jason Cornell
Licensed Locksmith
704-987-1539
Anchor Security & Locksmith

FAQ: Rekeying or Replacing a Lock?

Rekey Vs Replace
Rekey Vs Replace

Rekeying and lock replacement, although often envisioned to be the same, are much different processes and should be used in different circumstances.  Here I will outline the differences in each of these processes, and explain a situation where each one would work.

REKEYING

Rekeying is a matter of completely reconfiguring the tumbler, which is the internal structure of the lock.  Locks work through a network of internal pins and openings; only a set and very specific aligning of these will cause the tumbler to decompress and unlock.  Rekeying is done without having to replace the existing lock.  The pins and openings of the lock structure are placed in a new order specific to a new key, while maintining the appearance of your door.  Old keys will be useless, and only the new key provided to you will work.

REPLACING

Lock replacement is done by completely removing the entire lock structure and replacing it with a new one.  There is a large variety of different lock types to choose from, including electronic options.  Replacing a lock needs to be done precisely, and so is best handled by a professional.

WHICH TO CHOOSE

You should rekey your locks when:

  • Moving into a new home or office.
  • Your keys are lost or stolen.
  • Your keys aren’t working properly.

It is a common, inexpensive process that greatly increases the security of your home or office.

Replacing a lock should be done when:

  • Locks are damaged.
  • Locks are too old to be able to find parts to rekey them.
  • You’re unsatisfied with the quality of your locks so far.

 

Jason Cornell
Licensed Locksmith
704-987-1539
Anchor Security & Locksmith

 

Key & Lock Services Lake Norman

Key & Lock Services
Key & Lock Services

A good portion of our job involves the key, re-keying or the creation of access keys for our customers.  There are literally thousands of keys, shapes, sizes and functions available so many that most people get stressed out when they realize a new key must be created.  Then they are impressed at how we do it, how fast in many cases and how affordable it is.

Take for example: a friend of a friend needed a key made for a motorcycle.  The key was lost and the owner figured he would just replace the ignition switch, so he cut the wires.  My friend told him about us and our services, even asked him for the switch because he was going to be in the area the next day.  I obtained the Suzuki motorcycle ignition switch from my friend and we talked for a minute or two.  He asked that I call him when it’s ready and the owner would pick up the new key and ignition switch, I stopped him mid-step when I said “It’s Ready”.