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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
Providing Security Solutions to Southern California Since 1961
Issue #35        Formerly known as "Bill's Lock & Safe Service",  "Commercial Lock & Security"     October 5, 2016
 CALL US FOR: 
Locksmithing       Security Cameras       Alarm Systems       Electronic Access Control     Safes
Alarm Monitoring     Key Control Systems
Sales     Service     Installations

714 633-1499 

   RETAIL STORE LOCATIONS
 
Orange
302 W. Katella Ave   
Orange, Ca. 92867 
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Fullerton
127 N. Raymond Ave.
Fullerton, Ca. 92931
 
Store Hours 8:30am to  5:00pm  Mon. - Fri. 
Closed Sat. & Sun.
714 633-1499

 

A Quick Look At What We Do.

  

Sales,Service, Installation or Repair of:
Keys Duplicated
Locks Re-keyed
Code Cut keys
Pick Open Locks
Key Control
Door Hardware
Safe Service
Safe Deposit Box
Masterkey Systems
Desk Locks
File Cabinet
Door Closer
Panic Hardware
Padlocks  
Electronic Access
Security Cameras
Alarm Systems
Alarm System Takeovers
Alarm Monitoring
Custom Fabrications
Locksmith Training
And Much More...
We are Dealers for:
Mult-t-lock
Schlage
Von Duprin
Sargent Lock
LCN Door Closer
Adams Rite
Alarm Lock
Corbin Russwin
Arrow
US Lock
Detex
Keri Systems
Brivo
Galaxy Control System
HID
OpenEye
Pelco
Toshiba
Dedicated Micros
Sony
  And Many More...
  
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Our Licenses & Permits

C10 - Electrical Contractor
 
D28 - Door and Gate, Activating Devices
 
C28 - Lock & Security Contractor
 
D16 - Hardware & Safes
 
C61 - Limited Specialty
 
C7 - Low Voltage
 
Contractor License - 478006
 
Locksmith Permit - LCO646
 
Alarm Company Operators - License 4166
 
Safety Trained - Ladders, Lifts and Booms

  Markets we serve
 
Manufacturing
 
Warehousing
 
Banking
 
Multi-location Companies
 
Retail
 
Government
 
Medical Manufacturers
 
Hospitals / Care Facilities
 
Entertainment

 

Cities

 

School Districts

 

Police / Fire Service

 

Military

 

Office Buildings

 

Multi-Tenant Buildings

 

Commercial Properties

 

Property Management

  

 

Code of Ethics

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Why you should use a locksmith!
Hiring a professional to work for you is always a good idea and most certainly will produce the best results. When I was growing up, I mowed lawns on the weekends to earn extra money.  The lawn would be cut, edged and all the clean up.  It would look okay but you could tell who in the neighborhood used a professional gardener and who did not.  The lawns the gardeners maintained were greener, flower beds weeded and groomed better, leaves raked up, hedges trimmed level, trees pruned; much more detailed than I could ever provide. 

Why did the gardener's work look better?  The gardeners were professionals.  They did this work every day and have the experience, proper tools and education necessary to performed the work correctly and it showed.  While you can't always see the difference; hiring the correct trade to get the results you're looking for is critical.  You wouldn't hire a auto mechanic to work on your airplane engine or a baker to cook at your backyard BBQ event, or perhaps a plumber to install your lawn sprinklers.  These are all similar professions but they couldn't possibly be more different. You definitely would not get the results you were expecting.  So it stands to reason, why would you consider hiring someone other than a locksmith to work on your locking hardware.  The same hardware that's designed to protect you and your business or family day in and day out. 
 
Two of the most common reasons why you wouldn't use a locksmith is the cost and the perception that locksmithing is typically a pretty simple operation.  Let us look at reason number two first.  The reality is that anyone with some simple hand tools can take apart just about anything.  That's not the hard part!   Making the repair, re-assembling, troubleshooting the problem, adjusting and testing the lock is where the knowledge and experience come into play. Let's look at an example of how things can go wrong quickly.  Take a problem like a door not latching.  If the lock is not latching when the door is closed, the first thing a locksmith will look at are the hinges on the door; yes the hinges.  If the screws securing the hinges are loose the door will sag causing the lock latch and the strike cavity to become misaligned.  A less experienced person would start attempting to adjust the lock or the strike plate compounding the problem even further. That person would perhaps file down the strike plate trying to compensate for the sagging door (which they are not aware of).  The lock will start latching again but over the next few days the problem will return because the hinge screws will continue to loosen and the door sags more If this was an exterior door on your business, anyone attempting to gain access to your building need only to push or pull on the door to gain entry because the door is not latching.  This is a problem you won't know about until the next workday...maybe!  
 
Normally this is a simple repair for the experienced locksmith.  It goes back to doing the job right the first time.  Why take a chance with less qualified people.  The lock diagrams below shows the complexities of the locks typically found on commercial buildings.  When these locks have a problem, you better know what your doing!
  
Typical Lever lock - a little simpler than a mortise lock but a mistake here will change how your lock works.
 Mortise lock - all the parts need to work together for the lock to operate correctly.  Each manufactures lock is different.
This is an exit device active pad.  This is not only a security device but a safety device as well.  Malfunctioning hardware could trap people in a building so it is very important to know what your doing when working on panic hardware.  The hardware could be fire rated!  Making a repair to a fire rated lock that does not meet fire codes will void the fire rating of the lock.  A mistake made here can cost a $1,000.00 or more to replace the complete unit.

As you can see by the examples above commercial locks are not simple devices like you might think they are.  The knowledge needed to repair and install these types of locks correctly is not something that should be learned on the job at the moment a lock needs servicing.

Locksmiths are trained to make repairs, take apart and re-assemble locks and to install locks of all types.  They work with locks like this every day.  We have manuals, specialized tools and jigs, lubricants, original replacement parts and most of all we have the support and training of the lock manufacturers.
  
The handyman, maintenance man, brother-in-law type people are not the ones that should be working on your locking devices. They will not know how to recognize when a lock has a problem or how to performed good troubleshooting skills necessary to isolate a lock problem.  There is a good chance they will exacerbate the problem without realizing it because they lack the experience.  Your door locks are your first line of defense against someone attempting to gain access to your building.  Your master key system is your second line of defense against employees gaining access to unauthorized or restricted areas within your building. Mistakes made to your locks or master key system may not be realized until after the damage is done.  Professional locksmiths have the knowledge and experience to avoid making these mistakes and that keeps you protected.  That's why you hire professionals.  You can rely on them to perform the work correctly. 
  
And now the second factor; cost.  You can expect to pay more for the professional locksmith for the obvious reasons such as their training, permits & licenses, insurances, specialty tools & machines, vehicle maintenance & fuel, and the higher investment in qualified technicians.  The non-professional locksmith typically doesn't carry adequate insurance, permits and licenses or have the training to provide the service expected.  As the adage goes; 'Buyer beware'.

So when it comes to price, weigh the cost against the threat and potential loss of resources, time and product because of a poor repair or service to a lock or master key system. Hiring a locksmith to come to your home to secure a $39.00 bicycle with a chain and padlock is not a good investment.  Hiring a locksmith to repair the front door lock on your home or business is a very good investment.  As the adage goes, "You get what you paid for".  As my brother learned when he installed a $29.00 DIY alarm system that failed to report a break-in at his home while his family was vacationing.....Lessons Learned!

If your company is constantly needing the services of a locksmith but are using someone other than a professional locksmith, give us a call!  We have special cost effective programs designed for businesses who has the need to use the services of a locksmith several times each month.

Give us a call at 714 633-1499
Last month winner!
Congratulation to last
month's contest  winner!
 
Cory Marshall
 
 Who is this famous person?
Answer: Ronald Reagan
Contest
Who is this famous person?
October
Each month we will feature a picture of a famous person.
Part of the picture will be masked.
Guess the identity of the person correctly and you'll be entered into a drawing to win a $25.00 gift card!

Win $25.00 Gift Card.
Who is this famous person?
One winner will be drawn each month!
Comlock Security Group employees, their family members
and business associates are not eligible to participate in contest.
  

Winner will be contacted by email.

Good Luck!  


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127. N. Raymond Ave, Fullerton
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302. W. Katella Ave,
Orange
714 288-7170
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    302 W. Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867-4705