Best Locksmith Tweezers | Mr. Locksmith White Rock

Best Locksmith Tweezers | Mr. Locksmith White Rock

For further info and to purchase the Locksmith Tweezer go to Mr. Locksmith White Rock.

This is the best locksmith tweezer I have ever used and a “must have” for new and experienced locksmiths. The tweezers are made of stainless steel and the tip of the tweezer has been milled and has a grooved tip for fast and easy loading of cylinder pins. Straight and parallel blades provide ease for rekeying locks and top-pin loading,

Pinning Tweezers are a must have for gripping the small bottom pins, top pins, drivers and lock springs.

The Locksmith tweezers are made of stainless steel that will not bend or flex, these slim tweezers can help pinning lock driver pins from inside the lock. If you need to work with locks internal components this is the perfect tool for you or any locksmith or hobbyist.

Mr. Locksmith Tweezers are:
High Quality Brushed Stainless Steel
Length for Easy Handling
Grooved Tip Design for easy grasping of pins
Ribbed Sides prevent fingers slipping
Notch is Milled to a fine edge for Grasping Thin master pins
Locksmith Tools
Locksmith Tweezers for pinning locks
Locksmith Tweezer for rekeying locks

Mr. Locksmith Tweezers

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing locksmith training to people and businesses all across North America. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

 

 

 

 

How to Pick Locks On-Line Course | Mr. Locksmith™

How to Pick Locks On-Line Course | Mr. Locksmith Blog

For further information go to http://www.mrlocksmithtraining.com/product/how-to-pick-locks-online-course/

I will teach you how to rekey and pick locks like a Professional Locksmith.

This is an On-Line Locksmith Class covering basic to advanced Lock Picking Methods and Techniques. Learning how to pick open locks starts with learning the basic to advanced methods of lock picking. The locksmith student will learn the various methods of picking open a lock. I have been teaching locksmith, military, police, law enforcement and Fire Departments for over 30 years how to pick open deadbolts, key-in-knob, padlocks, filing cabinets and “pick resistant” and “pick proof” locks. The lock picking class will cover the basic methods are as “Rake,” “Feel” and “Rake and Feel” lock picking methods to advanced lock picking techniques to open locks with mushroom, spool, and spiral pins and how to use bump keys.

On-Line “How to Pick Locks” will cover and discuss:

– Picking a lock
– Opening a lock with no keys
– Single pin picking, Feel Method, French Method
– Raking, Jiggling, Bumping, Scrubbing
– Can you lock even be picked?
– High-Security Locks
– Tubular, Ace, etc.
– The lock has malfunctioned.
– Reading Locks
– Buying Picks
– Making Picks
– Electronic Picks
– Pick Guns
– Methods of Entry
– Legal Issues
– Tools
– Preparation for Entry
– Setup your own Lock Practice Boards
– Automotive Lock Picking
– Other Lock Bypass Methods
– DAME (Defense Against Methods of Entry)
– Rekey Key in Knobs
– Shiming a lock
– Other methods to Open a lock

Coming Soon!

*How to use the brand new Lishi Kwikset and Schlage picks!!!

How to Pick Locks On-Line Course | Mr. Locksmith™

I am very happy to announce I have a new online course on how to pick locks. And it goes from the basic raking methods right up to the single pin picking or the field methods. So you can pick easily the Kwikset, the Weisers, the Schlage. You can learn how to do this.

I show you how to set up your practice pick boards using all the different picks. Also, I have all the newest electric pick guns.

I was just at Lishi, unveiling of the Kwikset Lishi picks. Those are going to be fantastic. They have a residential line that’s geared for Kwikset and Schlage, five and six pin.

The online course is good for locksmiths, Lock Sport, you get a good basic understanding here, and as well as we are going to be having more info for the police and the fire departments. I have been asked by a lot of fire departments to have more training for them.

This is going to be a great online course. I have over a dozen videos now. I have more videos being added to it all the time. So sign up now. I got a great introductory price for everybody. I look forward to hearing your comments.

 

Castration Rings for Locksmiths! Bump Keys! Mr. Locksmith Video

Castration Rings for Locksmiths! Bump Keys! Mr. Locksmith Video

For further info and to purchase Bump Keys go to Mr. Locksmith White Rock

Bump Keys: My Grandfather was a locksmith and he called it “Rapping a Cylinder” today we call it “Bumping a Lock” with “Bump Keys.”

When bumping a lock, the key is initially inserted into the keyway the “Castration Rings” helps to keep the Bump Key one notch (pin) short of full insertion.

Bump Keys Castration Rings

Bumping the key inward forces it deeper into the keyway. The bump key transmits a slight impact force to all of the key pins in the lock. The key pins transmit this force to the driver pins; the key pins stay in place.

The pin movements are highly elastic, the driver pins “jump” from the key pins for a nanosecond, moving higher than the cylinder (shear line of the tumbler), then are pushed normally back by the spring to sit against the key pins once again. Even though this separation only lasts only a nanosecond with a light rotational force or tension is continuously applied to the key during the slight impact, the cylinder will turn during the short separation time at the shear of the pins, and the lock can be opened while the driver pins are elevated above the shear line.

Lock bumping takes only an instant to open the lock. The lock is not visibly damaged, although the force of the bump can leave an indentation on the front of the cylinder.

Mr. Locksmith Bump Keys

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing locksmith training to people and businesses all across North America. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

 

 

 

Teaching My Daughter How To Become A Locksmith – Take Your Kids To Work Day

Does your son or daughter want to become a locksmith? My daughter, Hazel is a highly intelligent girl with many skills so I asked my daughter Hazel to join me and learn skills such as how to pick a lock and how to cut a key for “Take Your Kids to Work Day.”

Picking a lock does require skill, but they are skills you can learn with practice. I do teach the same skills I’ve taught Hazel, and additional locksmithing skills over at my 1-day classes and 4-day classes available at MrLocksmithTraining.com.

What I find amusing is if a teenager is able to pick a lock in seconds with basic instructions, why do many locksmiths have issues with picking basic locks and go straight to drilling it? Locksmith training is available from myself at MrLocksmithTraining.com in Canada, the USA and Asia.

 

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing locksmith training to people and businesses all across North America. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

 

 

 

LAB DUR X Semi Pro 003 Pin Kit | Mr. Locksmith White Rock

LAB DUR X Semi Pro 003 Pin Kit | Mr. Locksmith White Rock

For more info and to purchase a Lab pin kit go to Mr. Locksmith White Rock

My favorite Lab pin kit for the locksmith service vehicle is the Lab Dur X Semi Pro Pin Kit. This Lab Pin kit is good for the beginner to advanced Locksmith and is great for Institutional locksmiths.

DUR-X Semi-Pro Universal Rekeying Kit .003 will rekey Kwikset, Schlage, Weiser, Yale, Arrow, Sargent, Weslock, Corbin, Russwin and most popular pin tumbler locks.

LDKU3
– .003 Increments
– 124 Pin sizes, 1 Spring size 115L
– Top/Master Pins sizes: .010 – .200
– Bottom sizes: .156 – .360

Description:
– Lightweight and made of super tough polyethylene
– Triple latches with double snap protection
– Center lid carrying handle
– Seal-Tight Lid prevents pins from mixing
– 50 pins per pocket, 100 springs per pocket
– Key slots for mounting to workbench
– Color Passport Pin Chart Pin sizes printed the same color as the Pins
– Dimensions: 22-1/2″ x 8-1/4″ x 3″

o purchase the LAB DUR X Semi Pro 003 Pin Kit click the following link.

My next most favorite Lab Pin Kit for my Tool Case which I take to every job site is the Lab Mini Universal .003. Click on the following link. LAB MINI UNIVERSAL PIN KIT.

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

About Terry Whin-Yates

Terry Whin-Yates is the president and CEO of Mr. Locksmith. Terry’s Grandad Frank, Dad (Brian) and Uncle Rob taught him how to be a locksmith and operate a locksmith business and most importantly, pick locks. Terry studied Criminology at Simon Fraser University. Today he lives in Vancouver and his children work in the business. Mr. Locksmith has several locksmith franchisees, all of whom are like extensions of the family business.

Terry Whin-Yates participates in locksmith podcasts, he writes blogs and posts locksmith videos on YouTube. Terry is engaged in the locksmith community and is actively working towards the improvement of the Locksmithing industry on a whole.

We at Mr. Locksmith encourage and endorse the proper regulation locksmiths in BC. We abide by all government licensing. All of our locksmiths are experienced, licensed, bonded and insured. Furthermore, all of our locksmiths are committed to providing the highest quality services. We are committed to producing the highest caliber locksmiths in all facets of the trade, including skill, knowledge, and adherence to ethics and regulation – and we are proud to say that our locksmiths will be the friendliest you will ever have to meet.

Recently, Terry Whin-Yates assisted CTV McLaughlin on Your Side team doing an Undercover investigation into locksmith pricing from unlicensed scammer locksmiths but also “bait and switch” tactics used by unscrupulous locksmiths. CTV “showed the website and rate sheet to master locksmith Terry Whin-Yates … to put the locksmith company to the test by installing a simple and easy to pick the residential lock on a condo door in Surrey.” Terry stated “It should have cost, by their rate sheet, it should have been $50. We charge and we tell people on the phone $95 to $150. That’s the cost to open your door.”

 

LAB Mini .003 Pin Kit | Mr. Locksmith White Rock

LAB Mini .003 Pin Kit | Mr. Locksmith New Westminster

For more info and to purchase a Lab pin kit go to Mr. Locksmith White Rock

My favorite Lab pin kit for my toolbox is the LAB Mini .003 Pin Kit. This Lab Pin kit is good for the beginner to advanced Locksmith and is great for Institutional locksmiths.

For more info and to purchase a Lab pin kit go to http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/

My favorite Lab pin kit for my toolbox. I have a large Lab Pin Kit in my Locksmith Service Vehicle and I carry the Lab Mini Kit to the job site for small rekeying jobs.

LAB Mini .003 Pin Kit Universal Rekeying Kit .003 will rekey Kwikset, Schlage, Weiser, Yale, Arrow, Sargent, Weslock, Corbin, Russwin and most popular pin tumbler locks.

Mini Universal Rekeying Kit .003 LMK003:
– .003 Increments
– 81 Sizes
– Masters: .024 – .090
– Drivers: .093 – .235
– Bottoms: .156 – .354
– 115L Cylinder Springs
– Pins per pocket (size dependent)
– Tops: 18 – 80 per pocket
– Bottoms: 18 – 35 per pocket

Mr. Locksmith Mini Lab Kit 003

Description:
– Solid metal construction. The most durable kit you can buy
– Seal-Tight Lid prevents pins from mixing
– Color Passport Pin Chart Pin sizes printed the same color as the Pins
– Dimensions: 8″x6″x11/16″

To purchase the LAB Mini .003 Pin Kit click the following link.

My next most favorite Lab Pin Kit for my Tool Case which I take to every job site is the Lab Mini Universal .003. Click on the following link. LAB MINI UNIVERSAL PIN KIT.

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing locksmith training to people and businesses all across North America. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

LAB Pro Super Wedge Pin Kit .003 | Mr. Locksmith White Rock

LAB Pro Super Wedge Pin Kit .003 | Mr. Locksmith White Rock

For more info and to purchase a Lab pin kit go to Mr. Locksmith White Rock

I use this Lab Pin Kit for my Locksmith Shop and Hands-On Locksmith Training Class so people can refill their pin kits.

Super Wedge Pro Universal Rekeying Kits with drawer
– EPD003
– .003 Increments
– Accommodates 124 Pin sizes, 1 Spring size
– Top/Master Pins sizes: .010 – .200
– Bottom sizes: .156 – .360

Description:
– Large slide out tool drawer
– Special holder in tool drawer to accommodate the LAB Pin Block – – LBP001 (Sold Separately)
– Solid metal construction. The most durable kit you can buy
– Seal-Tight Lid prevents pins from mixing
– Dual-View Pin Tray
– Color Passport Pin Chart®
– Key slots for mounting to workbench
– 72 Pins Per Pocket
– 100 Springs 115L
– Dimensions: 21″ x 7-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ front x 5-3/4″ back

LAB Pro Super Wedge Universal Rekeying Kit .003 will rekey Kwikset, Schlage, Weiser, Yale, Arrow, Sargent, Weslock, Corbin, Russwin and most popular pin tumbler locks.

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

 

About Terry Whin-Yates

Terry Whin-Yates is the president and CEO of Mr. Locksmith. Terry’s Grandad Frank, Dad (Brian) and Uncle Rob taught him how to be a locksmith and operate a locksmith business and most importantly, pick locks. Terry studied Criminology at Simon Fraser University. Today he lives in Vancouver and his children work in the business. Mr. Locksmith has several locksmith franchisees, all of whom are like extensions of the family business.

Terry Whin-Yates participates in locksmith podcasts, he writes blogs and posts locksmith videos on YouTube. Terry is engaged in the locksmith community and is actively working towards the improvement of the Locksmithing industry on a whole.

We at Mr. Locksmith encourage and endorse the proper regulation locksmiths in BC. We abide by all government licensing. All of our locksmiths are experienced, licensed, bonded and insured. Furthermore, all of our locksmiths are committed to providing the highest quality services. We are committed to producing the highest caliber locksmiths in all facets of the trade, including skill, knowledge, and adherence to ethics and regulation – and we are proud to say that our locksmiths will be the friendliest you will ever have to meet.

Recently, Terry Whin-Yates assisted CTV McLaughlin on Your Side team doing an Undercover investigation into locksmith pricing from unlicensed scammer locksmiths but also “bait and switch” tactics used by unscrupulous locksmiths. CTV “showed the website and rate sheet to master locksmith Terry Whin-Yates … to put the locksmith company to the test by installing a simple and easy to pick the residential lock on a condo door in Surrey.” Terry stated “It should have cost, by their rate sheet, it should have been $50. We charge and we tell people on the phone $95 to $150. That’s the cost to open your door.”

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing locksmith training to people and businesses all across North America. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

https://mrlocksmithvancouver.com/about-terry-whin-yates/

2019 Las Vegas Locksmith Training

All Hands-On Locksmith Training NOW FREE for new students
Have you ever wanted to know how to pick locks from a master locksmith? Looking for a career change or to advance your skills as a locksmith? We’ll teach you everything you need to know to be a successful locksmith.All of our hands-on locksmith training classes are included with an 18-month membership to our online courses.You can gain access to all you need to know for $1,500 USD.This includes ONE free hands-on locksmith training course a year.

Book your spot today!

Las Vegas Hands-On Locksmith Training

Want to join us at Club De Soleil Las Vegas for our 4-day hands-on locksmith training course? With every signup in the next 5 days, we will include a free set of premium grade lockpicks that we have manufactured.

Please contact Jonathan at jonathan@mrlocksmith.com for more details.

Buy access to our online courses to obtain FREE access to our Las Vegas
hands-on classes

NOVEMBER 12-15 2018 Las Vegas Training Class

 2019 Las Vegas Training Dates
January 28-31, 2019 (10am – 3pm)
April 7-10, 2019 (10am – 3pm)September 16-19, 2019 (10am – 3pm)December 9-12, 2019 (10am – 3pm)

View our Las Vegas Training video 

As you probably know, we have released several training classes in Las Vegas, NV for November 2018 and many dates in 2019. Per high demand and popular request, these spots will go extremely quickly.

View the Las Vegas class schedule here

The online locksmith training course fee is deductible towards your licensing fee if you wish to become a part of Mr. Locksmith or Mr. ProLock.

We also have many franchise/licensing opportunities available in the USA and in Canada.

If you wish to become a franchisee/licensee, please visit this page and fill out the form here.

Franchise/licensing opportunities are available in almost every state/province. Contact Terry at 1-888-503-5003 for more information about business opportunities or email terry@mrlocksmith.com.

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with over 30+ years of locksmithing experience and a BA (Hons) in Criminology. I will teach you how to rekey and pick locks like a Professional Locksmith. This is a Hands-On Locksmith Class covering basic to advanced Lock Picking Methods and Techniques. Learning how to pick open locks starts with learning the basic to advanced methods of lock picking. The locksmith student will learn the various methods of picking open a lock. I have been teaching locksmith, military and police for over 30 years how to pick open deadbolts, key-in-knob, padlocks, filing cabinets and “pick resistant” and “pick proof” locks. The lock picking class will cover the basic methods are as “Rake,” “Feel” and “Rake and Feel” lock picking methods to advanced lock picking techniques to open locks with mushroom, spool, and spiral pins. We will cover and discuss:

  • Rekey Deadbolt
  • Rekey Key in Knobs
  • Shiming a lock
  • Picking a lock
  • Opening a lock with no keys
  • Single pin picking, Feel Method, French Method
  • Raking, Jiggling, Bumping, Scrubbing
  • Can you lock even be picked?
  • High-Security Locks
  • Tubular, Ace, etc.
  • The lock has malfunctioned.
  • Reading
  • Buying Picks
  • Making Picks
  • Electronic Picks
  • Pick Guns
  • Methods of Entry
  • Legal Issues
  • Tactics
  • Tools
  • Preparation for Entry
  • Setup your own Lock Practice Boards
  • Automotive Lock Picking
  • Other Lock Bypass Methods
  • DAME (Defense Against Methods of Entry)
  • And lots more!

This class free for online locksmith training students from October 14, 2018 (NEW STUDENTS ONLY).

All Lock Picking Students will get access to my five (5) online video on Picking Locks, Using Plug Spinners, etc. and my new book. FREE for all students! As an added bonus you will get a copy of my new book “Penetration Expert: ”How to be a Professional Lock Picker” for FREE and access to Five (5) or my Private On-line Lock Picking Videos. Important Note: All students must pass a Criminal Records Check / Security Clearance from your local Police Force.

All past students will also receive a special bonus! I’ll also throw in a Lab Smart Wedge Universal Pin Kit (.003) a $200 value!

In addition, if you want to purchase lock picks and join the “Penetration Expert: Locksmiths Always Get In” Lock Picking Club you must pass a Criminal Records Check / Security Clearance.

Please click here for details and to purchase.
NOVEMBER 12-15 2018 Las Vegas Training Class

 2019 Las Vegas Training Dates

January 28-31, 2019 (10am – 3pm)

April 7-10, 2019 (10am – 3pm)

September 16-19, 2019 (10am – 3pm)

December 9-12, 2019 (10am – 3pm)

 

Oldest Lock and Door in Philippines | Mr. Locksmith Blog

Oldest Lock and Door in Philippines | Mr. Locksmith Blog

For further information go to Mr. Locksmith White Rock.

On a recent trip to the Philippines, I was able to see the Oldest Lock and Door in the Philippines.

Mr. Locksmith Terry Whin-Yates Oldest Lock in the Philippines

 

The oldest documented house in the Philippines was built between 1675 to 1730 and is located in Barangay Parian, Cebu City, Philippines.

Considered to be one of the oldest residential houses in the Philippines, the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House was built sometime between 1675 and 1700. It was originally owned by a Chinese merchant named Don Juan Yap and his wife, Doña Maria Florido.

The materials used for the construction of the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House were coral stones that were glued together with egg whites. The roof is made of “Tisa” clay which weighs 1 kilogram in each piece. The wooden parts were made of “balayong” and “tugas” (molave) are considered to be the hardest wood of all time.

The Lock is a very simple wooden construction but it does the trick to secure the door.

 

Mr. Locksmith Oldest Lock in the Philippines

 

Mr. Locksmith House in the Philippines

 

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

Terry Whin-Yates is the Founder, President & CEO of Mr. Locksmith / Mr. Prolock.

Abloy High Security Deadbolt Installed by Mr. Locksmith

Abloy High Security Deadbolt Installed by Mr. Locksmith

(THESE PRICES AVAILABLE ONLY UNTIL May 31, 2018. YOU MUST BOOK BEFORE THEN)

Mr. Locksmith Abloy High Security Deadbolt

Residents of Vancouver, you have spoken, we have listened. 90% of break-ins are preventable, including at your complex. We’ve put together some recommendations on security upgrades for your complex and for your individual units. The Taymor locks that were installed on your property during the building envelope renovation are not high security. They’re a $10 deadbolt. They are not bump resistant, nor pick resistant. Mr. Locksmith is the largest locksmith company in the Lower Mainland they offer high security deadbolt.

If you wish to book an appointment to improve the security of your home  book online.

I am also willing to come to your Strata or Condo AGM or if the owners decide, a security meeting.

Be proactive, do not let a burglar break-in because of a low quality deadbolt installed on your front door.

I train Locksmiths, Military, Police and Government agencies convert and overt methods of entry. The one Deadbolt on the market that has “no known convert” methods of entry and what I consider not only “pick resistant” but “pick proof” is Abloy Protec 2 Deadbolts. Most thieves go for the front door instead of the back door, or the windows. They act like they’re going to buy something, then kick the door in.

Mr. Locksmith™ is an ABLOY® Protec Authorized Dealer

Abloy High Security Deadbolt

Abloy High Security Deadboltt front Door view

Abloy High Security Deadbolt front view

Abloy Deadbolt front view

Abloy Deadbolt Vancouver Special front view with Door Reinforcer

Abloy Deadbolt Vancouver Special with Door Reinforcer

Abloy High Security Deadbolt Vancouver Special inside view with T-Turn / Door Reinforcer

Prepping the door for installation of an Abloy Deadbolt, Door Reinforcer and Strike Plate (Vancouver Special)

If I get locked out, I know that it will not be an easy job gaining access through my Abloy High Security Deadbolt Protec 2 deadbolt. Most deadbolts and High Security deadbolts can be drilled open is seconds or minutes. I know that I or anybody will be spending a lot of time, effort and money trying to destroy my Abloy deadbolt.

If you wish to book an appointment to improve the security of house or condo book online.

The face of the Abloy High Security Deadbolt has hardened steel and will chew up a dozen expensive drill bits I use to open safes.

Note: most safes are opened with one drill bit.

I have reinforced my door with a Mag Plate that doubles the strength of the door and I have reinforced the door frame with an 18″ strike with 4″ screws attaching it to the door frame making the door and frame more difficult to force or kick open.

Bottom Line: I want to protect my family, my home and my stuff and I sleep better and go to work or vacation knowing I have the best lock, ABLOY Protec 2 deadbolt installed on my doors.

We at Mr. Locksmith suggest Vancouver residents upgrade to an Abloy High Security Deadbolt deadbolt with the following.

MAY 31, 2018 PRICING:

– Abloy deadbolt supplied and installed price per door: $550-$650  + $30 per key.

– OR Schlage B660 with Commercial Grade key and cylinder $400 / $7.50 per key

– Door reinforcer: $45

– 18″ Frame / Strike reinforcer with 3″ screws: $45

– 12″ Interlocking plate: $55

– Full Length Interlocking plate: $200

All prices supplied and installed. GST & PST extra.

There are Vancouver  residents who are concerned with their security and have determined that they will require a high security lock. One of the reasons for this has to do with the problem of “Bump Keys” that have recently been highlighted in the news. A Bump Key is a device that works much like a lock pick. In addition, information regarding its construction and use is available to anyone online. As a matter of fact there are literally hundreds of videos detailing how to make and utilize a Bump Key on the Internet!

To make this situation even more serious, it doesn’t take any real level of expertise to use a Bump Key on your Taymor locks in Greenside Estates, since they are easier to use than a lock pick. Also, since a Bump Key resembles a normal key, law enforcers are less prone to noticing them, as opposed to lock picking tools. For this, and other reasons, bump-resistant and pick-resistant locks are in high demand. For locking systems of this nature, one of the most trusted names in deadbolts and other locking devices is Schlage.

Primus High-Security and Schlage B Series Locks

Schlage offers high-security Primus keys and cylinders and can also provide a 2nd milling that gives the advantage of a seamless integration with a current Schlage lock. This will also deter an unauthorized key replication by requiring an entry that is based on a pre-approved signer’s list.

The Schlage B600 Series is a commercial grade deadlock that is also exceptionally good for residential use especially in Greenside Estates, as well. This series of deadlocks possess bronze or solid brass cylinder collars along with an “ice-pick resistant” security shield. They also have ball bearings made of hardened steel, which are designed to protect their 2 heavy¼” mounting bolts against attacks that use a drill bit.

The entire B-Series (standard strikes) include a reinforcer that will attach to a wood frame with 2 heavy 3-inch screws. This design allows it to resist a kick-in attack. It will also resist cylinder wrenching due to its reinforced collars.

These locking systems can be used for more than just securing an entrance door. They are also perfect for protecting; storage facilities, pool gates, utility spaces and anywhere else where a high level of security is desired. The B600 series deadbolts can also be obtained with a choice of solid brass or bronze trim rings.

Specifications For the Schlage B 600 Series

  • Fits 1-1/2″ and 2-1/8″ lock bores
  • Meets ANSI A156.5, 1992, Grade 1 specifications
  • 1″ Bolt throw with concealed hardened steel roller to resist cutting or sawing the latchbolt
  • 2-3/4″ or 2-3/8″ backset latch
  • Accommodates door thicknesses between 1-3/4″ and 2″

We were asked about how to protect your cars, sheds, and windows and patios.

I have the Top 10 security tips to secure your home during the holiday season.

1- Lock Your Doors

2- Lights, leave the TV on

3- Mail

4- Newspapers/Flyers, etc.

5- Alarms

6- CCTV

7- No Gifts seen from the street under the Christmas Tree

8- Lock your windows, doors, etc. all the time.

9- No Empty boxes outside showing off your new TV etc. 

10- Facebook and Social Media

Bonus: Engrave everything, take pictures and serial numbers. 

We get it, you are proud of your acquisitions and your possessions. There is no shame in that as you have worked hard to obtain all these items after all. However, remember a constant stream of boxes littered on obvious places in your house such as TV boxes scattered by the trash bin outside, online shopping shipments delivered to your homes, etc. is one way to get you noticed. Remember, robbers usually scout neighborhoods and mark potential homes as targets before committing a robbery and if you are constantly leaving traces of your purchases outside your home, you may be as well as pointing a big red arrow towards your house

Leaving the Doors and Windows Unlocked
Over a third of burglars enter the house through the front door. After knocking to confirm no one is home, they’ll test the door to see if it’s unlocked. An alarming number of times they’ll discover they’ve hit the jackpot and walk right in. Keep your doors locked, even if you’re just running the kids to school or walking the dog. As a law enforcement officer, I took several reports of burglaries that occurred while the homeowner was right in the backyard playing with the kids. So don’t assume your presence will scare him away.

Lack of a Security System
When keeping your home safe, it’s important to leverage all your assets. This could be neighbors, proper gardening, and the police. But with cops on call several miles away, it’s unlikely that a law-abiding passerby will report a break-in. A security system can help automate this whole process for you, using censors to detect intrusion and reporting the incident to the security company, who can contact the proper authorities. You’ll need allies in your fight against burglars, and a security system is your Bat Signal.

Cars:

Realistically, cars will always get broken into if they are outside in your clusters or your visitor parking.  Auto crime is huge in both Surrey and Langley. Because Greenside Estates does not have a garage, we suggest an alarm and a club to secure them. Do not leave valuables inside of your vehicle at any time.

Windows and Patios:

A Greenside Estates resident mentioned that her neighbours living was broken to enter the house. 3M break resistance film that’s also earthquake resistant will help prevent this. Do not leave your windows and patio door unattended. When leaving your property, close all of your windows and lock them. Unlocked doors and unlocked windows are an open invitation to thieves.

Sheds:

Many residents at Greenside Estates own sheds. Shed security depends on the door, but almost exactly the same protection as your front door (when properly secured). We would install a door blocker on your shed that would fit on the front of the shed deadbolt.

Mail Boxes:

Mr. Locksmith replaces and repairs mailboxes in most cases within 24 hours. There is no reason you need to replace everything. Be cost-effective. Contact us and we’ll give you a quote on fixing your mailroom fast, quick and easy.

If you wish to book an appointment to improve the security of your Vancouver home, call (604) 330-9915 or book online.

Terry Whin-Yates is the Founder, CEO & President of Mr. Locksmith email: tery@mrlocksmith.com.