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Locksmith Services for Property Management Companies

Locksmith Services for Property Management Companies

Property management companies should be among the first in line for a long-term, valuable, locksmith company to have on speed dial. When it comes to the safety and security of your complexes, quality lock systems should be at the top of the list. Some of the most important tasks that the property managers typically undertake include: Securing the premises that your buildings are on Protecting against vandalism Ensuring the safety of tenants These can be accomplished easily with a professional, reliable locksmith on hand. For example, you can call Cheap Lock & Key! Cheap Lock & Key is licensed, insured, and trained in all areas of the field, including security audits.  Lock Changes, Master Keys, & Other Services Your Go-To Locksmith Can Provide An on-call locksmith can become one of the most powerful tools for property management companies. Your go-to locksmith will be familiar with all of the locks on your buildings. Furthermore, they will be able to...
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Locksmith vs. Dealership for Mercedes-Benz Car Key Replacement

Locksmith vs. Dealership for Mercedes-Benz Car Key Replacement

Mercedes codes are generated directly from Germany, using your vehicle's VIN number. The key is coded specifically to your vehicle only! This is a great safety feature, because once you replace your key with a new one, the old one becomes obsolete and no longer works with your car, or any other one. Both locksmiths and dealerships are able to help replace or duplicate your Mercedes-Benz car key, but what is the cost? There are pros and cons to working on both sides of the spectrum. Locksmiths A mobile locksmith is the best when it comes to both price and convenience. They are able to bring all their tools on the road and come to any location to create a replacement key, or duplicate a current key. Mercedes-Benz is a luxury vehicle and not all mobile locksmiths are able to access the data necessary to create key fobs. This is why it is a good idea to call and find out if they have your Mercedes Benz model on their list. Or, just call Cheap Lock & Key, as we support all models...
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2 Types of Key Replacements Done by Mobile Locksmiths

2 Types of Key Replacements Done by Mobile Locksmiths

Mobile locksmiths are available whether you have locked yourself out of your car, lost your keys, or simply need a replacement key made. When it comes to replacing keys, the process is much different today, since the use of key fobs is becoming more and more common, than it was even just a few years ago. In fact, consumers do not even need their original key to make a replacement anymore. Furthermore, your key, whether it is a regular key or key fob, can be duplicated without the need to find the key code. 1. Replacing Traditional Keys In order to create a replacement for your traditional key, your mobile locksmith will require proof of ownership of your vehicle and the VIN (vehicle identification number) of your automobile. With those two pieces of information, the mobile locksmith will be able to get the key code from the manufacturer of your car, which in turn will enable them to make the proper cuts for the new key. It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to have the mobile...
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Four Reasons You REALLY Need a Spare Car Key

Four Reasons You REALLY Need a Spare Car Key

When you buy a new car, your auto dealer hands you the shiny new keys and sends you out to the open road. But how often do we forget to make a copy of that key? Here’s how that little bit of forethought can save you a huge headache down the road. 1. Locking your keys in the car. Unless you have a smart key that makes it impossible to lock your keys in the car, it happens to the best of us—your doors lock automatically, or you manually push down the locking mechanism and before you have the chance to think about it, you close the door, turn around, and see your keys through the car window. If you don’t have a spare, you will have to call us to gain access. If you have a spare, you can have someone bring it to you or catch a ride home to retrieve it. Either way, time and money will be saved. 2. Losing the keys to your car. We all know that when looking for your keys, they're always in the last place you look! However, sometimes you just can't find...
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Create a key from a lock with no key to duplicate.

Create a key from a lock with no key to duplicate.

Maybe your house key broke off in the lock, or you accidentally tossed your car keys out with the trash—however you got there, you suddenly need a new key, and don’t have the original to make a copy. No problem. With the help of a skilled locksmith, there are a couple ways we can have your doors open in no time. Creating a key from your lock's code. The first method is called “coding” your lock. Most locks for your home are produced with a “code,” which your locksmith can get either from the lock’s original paperwork or through the manufacturer. The code can only be translated by a professional locksmith—for security purposes, you can’t just look it up—and it tells your locksmith the exact length and depth of your key’s notches, so he can make a fresh new key. This can also be done with car keys! Just find the VIN number on the inside of your vehicle’s door. Your locksmith can then contact the dealer...
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