Locksmith Guide to Motorcycles | Mr. Locksmith Training Blog

Locksmith Guide to Motorcycles | Mr. Locksmith Training Blog

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Locksmith Guide to Motorcycles

One of my favorite books for making keys to motorcycles is the Locksmith Guide to Motorcycles. The National Locksmith is selling it. Guide to Motorcycles, seven volumes. Get them all. Love it. It’s a great book.

Covering a wide range of service procedures, you’ll know everything a locksmith needs to know about each cycle. Plus, you’ll get step by step photographs and instructions. If you have ever been frustrated by cycles made by the following manufacturers:

– Neiman
– Suzuki
– Triumph
– Yamaha

– BMW
– Buell
– Harley-Davidson
– Honda
– Kawasaki
– Moto Guzzi

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If you need an extra Car, Truck or Motorcycle key or a Motorcycle Locksmith call Randy at Mr. Locksmith White Rock (604) 259-2522 or email Randy@mrlocksmith.com

Motorcyclists in Canada have as much need of a good, reliable motorcycle locksmith as car owners. You’ve got a vehicle, a bike, that gets you from here to there, and sometimes it can’t do its job. Whether that’s because of a broken ignition key, lost keys, or damaged keys, a professional motorcycle locksmith can resolve your problem and get you back on the road. If you’re in need of excellent and professional motorcycle locksmith services, Mr. Locksmith Automotive is a top choice.

Whether you ride your motorcycle to work every day or just for fun at the weekend, a lost or broken key is bad news. And that’s when Locksmith Guide to Motorcycles gets handy. Hopefully, you have a spare, but there’s no need to worry if you don’t. Mr. Locksmith Automotive White Rock can provide you with a working replacement in next to no time. All you need to do is call us. Our mobile motorcycle locksmith service offers motorcycle key duplication, even if you don’t have the original key to hand. We can utilize the manufacturer’s code to professionally craft a new key with our specialized equipment and computerized key code machines.

In addition to replacing lost or broken motorcycle keys, we also offer professional repair services for motorcycle locks. You need a heavy duty lock to protect your bike when you’re away from it. If you lose or break the key to that lock, we’ll take care of it.

Our comprehensive motorcycle locksmith Concord services include:

  • Motorcycle key duplication
  • Lost key replacement
  • Broken ignition key extraction
  • Broken lock key extraction
  • Lock rekeying
  • Lock repair
  • Lock replacement

Our key and lock replacement service is suited to most makes and models of motorcycle, including: Harley-Davidson (we specialize in all Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, locks, keys and Fobs), Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Ducati and many more.

Mr. Locksmith White Rock

White Rock Locksmith Main: (604) 210-9875

Downtown Vancouver Locksmith: (604) 262-1907

Downtown Vancouver Keystore: (604) 669-8008

Mr. Locksmith Automotive: and Motorcycle Locksmith (604) 259-7617

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you by Terry Whin-Yates 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” go to Mr. Locksmith Training

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Remembrance Day | Mr. Locksmith White Rock

Remembrance Day November 11th | Mr. Locksmith White Rock

Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Canada and Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.”

In Flanders Fields” is a war poem written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres.

Remembrance Day Poppy Fields | Mr. Locksmith

Remembrance Day Poppy Fields | Mr. Locksmith

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.   Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

The most sacrosanct and central element in Remembrance is the Two Minutes of Silence. During this time of reflection, Canadians pause to honour, thank and remember our Fallen.

White Rock / Crescent Beach: The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 008’s Remembrance Day parade will start at the corner of Roper Avenue and Johnston Road at 9:30 a.m. The wreath laying ceremony at White Rock City Hall cenotaph starts at 11 a.m. The Legion’s Crescent Beach Branch 240 (2643 128 Street, Surrey) has a ceremony beginning with a procession at 10 a.m. and the service at 10:30.

Vancouver: There will be ceremony and parade at the cenotaph in Victory Square (West Hastings Street and Cambie Street). Additional Remembrance Day ceremonies in Vancouver will take place at the Memorial South Park Cenotaph (41st Avenue and Windsor Street), Royal Vancouver Yacht Club (3811 Point Grey Road), Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park, Grandview Park (1200 block of Commercial Drive), Crab Park at Portside and the Chinatown Memorial (Keefer Street and Columbia Street). For other Ceremony locations go to http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/remembrance-day-2017-metro-vancouver-guide-to-honouring-canadas-veterans

Remembrance Day Canada Flag | Mr. Locksmith

Remembrance Day Canada Flag | Mr. Locksmith

‘Your children could have died’: Vancouver officer scolds woman for leaving kids in hot car

Always call 911 if you see a pet or person in a locked hot car alone, even if you don’t think it’s hot. 

 

 

 

A mother scolded by a police sergeant for leaving her two young children in a sweltering SUV while she shopped for groceries in Vancouver won’t face charges, but the case has been turned over to children’s services.

A video of the visibly upset officer yelling at the woman as she stood beside her Lexus in a parking lot surfaced online Thursday.

“You don’t seem to understand the danger you put your children in,” he said to the woman as she stood with her arms crossed. “The windows were up – it’s hot out. Your children could have died.”

The cop can be heard telling the woman that a fire truck, an ambulance, and two police cars were called to the scene as a result of her actions. The officer also threatened to have the woman’s kids taken into protective custody after she appeared to argue with him.

“You don’t seem to understand what you’ve done,” he said before adding later, “What kind of parent are you?”

Vancouver police Chief Adam Palmer told reporters Friday that the woman will not face charges but that the children’s ministry has been contacted. The children, a girl, 6, and a three-and-a-half-year-old boy, were left unattended for about 20 minutes while the mother shopped for groceries Monday afternoon, Palmer said.

Palmer said police received multiple 911 calls from citizens concerned about two children in distress left in a hot car. They arrived to find the car alarm going off.

The chief said the sergeant in the video is highly respected and has children of his own.

“He was trying to convey to that woman the seriousness of what she’d done with her children.”

In Edmonton, police announced a mother was charged after her baby had to be rescued from a hot car.

Police managed to get the eight-month-old girl out of the vehicle and she was sent to the hospital for treatment.

It was believed the infant was in the car for about 45 minutes on Thursday night. Her mother, 22, who told police she forgot the baby in the vehicle while meeting a friend for coffee, is charged with causing a child to be in need of intervention.

The inside of a previously air conditioned vehicle can reach up to 50 degrees Celsius in as little as 20 minutes of sitting in the summer sun, according to the Canada Safety Council. That’s well above the temperature for heat stroke.

Although there are no national statistics available in Canada, the U.S. reports that an average of 37 children die every year in hot cars, with the majority of them being under the age of three.

Vancouver police also cautioned pet owners against leaving their furry friends unattended inside parked vehicles after they were forced to break into a car to rescue a dog at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park earlier this week.

“Our message is don’t leave your pets or your kids in your vehicle when the weather is so hot,” Const. Anne-Marie Clark told CTV Vancouver. “Children should go without saying. Please take your children with you. Don’t leave them in the car. It’s too hot for everyone, pets or people.”

From CTV News

Top 10 Security Tips for Home During Holidays | Mr. Mr. Locksmith™ Blog

Top 10 Security Tips for Home During Holidays | Mr. Locksmith™ Blog

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Hi, I’m Terry Whin-Yates from Mr. Locksmith™. I have the Top 10 security tips to secure your home during the holiday season.

1- Rekey Your Locks & 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.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Rekey your house or upgrade your deadbolts.

One of the first things you should do is lock your doors. Lock your doors, lock your windows, lock your patio doors, lock your car. Just lock it. It’s amazing how many homes and condos are open. You can walk through the neighborhood, and this is what the crooks do, we call them doorshakers, they just shake the door, see what’s unlocked, they go in and steal your stuff.

The next tip is rekey your house. If you don’t know where every single key is, if you’ve moved in and never changed the locks, if you’ve lost keys, if you’ve lent out keys to repair people, service people, whatever, rekey your house. You gotta know where they all are. It’s amazing how many break-ins happen because somebody has a key, they walk in and just open the door with the key and steal everything you got. So rekey your locks, upgrade your deadbolts put on some good high quality deadbolts that will stop the people from picking, bumping, kicking the doors in. Let’s make that door secure. Put on a good, high quality deadbolt. I have some great high security locks, the Abloy High Security Locks, Medeco and Schlage Primus. Upgrade your deadbolts to a good high-security lock, and don’t get the SmartKey locks because the are  dumb.

 

Abloy High Security Deadbolt

Abloy High Security Deadbolt

Make your house look lived in. If you have lights on, but have them, you know, you could nowadays, with, you could have them on programmable, you can have them turn off and on, get your lights on, have the house look lived in. One of my favorite things to do is when I go away is I leave the TV on. I put the TV on to the news channel, leave it there, I turn up the sound, the flickering of the TV screen makes it look like people are walking around in the house. The other cool feature is outside, all they hear is the bass, they hear boom boom boom boom boom. They can’t hear, they know somebody’s talking inside and they hear the bass outside, they see the flickering lights. Leaving the TV on is a fantastic way of making your house looked in.

Mail and newspapers. You’re going away, get the mail so it’s not piled up. Get somebody picking up your mail. Don’t just let it pack up there and make it look like the home’s not lived in. Same thing with newspapers, junk mail, flyers, all that garbage that comes during the holiday season. Get, if you’re away, get somebody to move it. One of the problems I had where I lived before, I always came in the back door and one day I went out the front door and there was like piles of flyers cuz I never went to the front door. Check your front door, make sure that there’s not a bunch of old stuff there, even if you’re home, you got all this stuff that makes it looks like nobody lives there. So when you’re going away, get some, get a help, get that stuff moved out of there.

One of my favorite security tips is get a gun safe for the home. First of all, if you have firearms, you should have a gun safe anyways to lock up your firearms. Firearms, ammunition, everything. However, you don’t have to have firearms in a gun safe. Even the inexpensive gun safes are a great place to store, you know, some of your, maybe your, some of your expensive china, pictures, paper and valuable items from fire. They will not protect any valuables at all from any burglary attempt. If you seen my other videos, you know how easy it is to open fire safes. Fire safes are good for fire protection only, not for valuables. Papers, that sort of thing. Burglary safes are rated for protecting your items, they’re burglar-resistant, they are meant for your jewelry, your gold, your cash. They are meant to slow down burglars. Your fire safe and your burglary safe should be secured, anchorable to the floor or wall, very easy to do. That slows the criminals down a little bit. You can get a combination fire and burglary safes together, so they have fire protection and burglary-resistant protection, That’s my favorite for the home. They’re not inexpensive, they start at $500 up but they’re a very good investment. You got one safe, does everything. If you have firearms in the house, you need a gun safe. Inexpensive gun safe to expensive gun safe, they’re all good. Of course the more money you spend, the more highly rated they are, the better it is to protect your firearms. One of my favorite thing is you don’t have guns, firearms to protect your goods. Get a big gun safe, anchor it to the wall and floor, and put in some of the stuff that you just don’t want stolen, you know, a few of your watches, some inexpensive jewelry, I put my, I have some favorite china that was given to me by my grandmother, I put my china in the gun safe. It’s big, it’s got a lot of space, I put my cameras in there. Yes, they should go in the fire safe, but half the time, no it’s not going in, so what I do is I put the my cameras, my camera gear, some bits and pieces, some of my favorite stuff is in my gun safe. Alarm systems. The days are now gone when a sticker on your door will stop them from busting in.

Gun Safe

Gun Safe

 

Have a good quality alarm system but realize the limitations. Right now, everybody has alarms. Half the time they’re not turned on. You have an alarm system, turn it on. The thieves kick the door in, the alarm goes off, they run in real quick, steal what they can and get out. Alarm systems are great, but they’re not gonna stop break-ins anymore. One of the recommendations we do to a lot of people if you’re away, it’s inexpensive, but have a runner service. A runner service is a security guard company, when the alarm goes off, they get the notification, forget the police showing up, I don’t know what city you live in, the police never show up to home alarms, especially around the holiday season. It’s a low low priority if they even show up, so if you’re really concerned, have the alarm will go off, the runner service will show up, then if the runner service sees that there’s a break-in, they will call the police, and they will also, you know, you have an arrangement to secure your property if it was busted into. But again, alarm systems are great, they’re inexpensive. Monitored systems are getting less expensive and there’s even systems now that go right to your smartphone so you get a break-in, your smartphone will go off. Which takes me to the next point. I love cameras. You could put cameras inside your house now, cameras are not gonna prevent crime, but they do aide the police in identifying who went in, and if they can look at the video and see who’s been in there, then they can usually piece it together with other break-ins in the area. Burglars and criminals don’t get caught until their 27th break-in, so they’re doing break-in, break-in, break-in, and the statistics show they get caught about every 27th break-in, so they’ve had a good free for all for a long time, so when you have some video evidence, it can help. Also, it’s amazing when you have break-ins and you see it’s a relative or a neighbor, that’s always kind of amazing when you see that. So, cameras are great to have and again, you can monitor these from your smartphone.

If your Christmas tree is visible from outside, because you’re showing off the lights, whatever, don’t have gifts under the Christmas tree. A lot of people that come home after shopping, or out at a party, and every gift under the tree is stolen, you can see it from the street, you can see inside, they got the lights on, they got everything, they looks like nobody’s home, there’s all the gifts, they go in there and steal the gifts. Don’t have your Christmas gifts visible under the tree from outside. Common sense there. This helps a little bit before Christmas, but especially after Christmas or Boxing Day in Canada. Don’t put the empty boxes outside on the street. You got the new TV set, you got the new home theater system, got whatever, don’t put the boxes on the street. Flatten them, cut them, turn them inside out, don’t make it look like you’ve got that brand new super duper 4K TV set, and there’s the empty box sitting on the street. Don’t put your empty boxes showing what you got on the street.

Facebook and Social Media. Don’t post, we’re going away to Hawaii on vacation on your Facebook. You have friends and they may have shady friends and people know you’re going away, they know you’re away for a month, they got a long time to plan to get your house. Yeah I know it’s tough, we like to post things but be aware, other people will now know your house is empty.

One of the basics that nobody does anymore, and it’s a real help to the police when they recover your stolen goods is engrave your information on everything you own. Put your name, put your phone number and the one thing that the police love is you put your driver’s license number. Put your state or province, put your driver’s license number on your items that you own. Put your name on it, put it on the back of the TV, put it on everything. You can buy these little Dremel engravers and just engrave information on everything you own. I’ve gone into houses and I’ve seen where they’ve noticed the big engraving on everything and they’ve just left it behind. Social security numbers and social insurance numbers aren’t good to put on, because a lot of times the different government agencies can’t access that information. One thing in the old days they would say put that on, but police departments have a difficult time getting that information from the government. So your driver’s license information, your phone number with area code is fantastic.

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I hope you enjoyed the Top 10 security tips for securing your home during the holidays. And I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you enjoyed watching this video. Subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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Repairing and Reusing Antique Locks – Mr. Locksmith Blog

Repairing and Reusing Antique Locks – Mr. Locksmith Blog

Locks are essential parts of securing valuable and invaluable assets. Hardly is their anyone who would go on with life without using locks. Since the ancient times, locksmiths have ensured that your wealth and property remain intact by impeccable locks. With the advancements in technology, we have surely witnessed enhanced quality, variety and safety in locks. Additionally, many ways to treat, repair and reuse locks have also come up. You may have old locks which have stopped working for you in some way and you might want to just replace them. Before doing so, you should think whether your old lock can be reused or repaired. In this way you can save money that would otherwise spend on a new lock and make use of the old lock instead of throwing it away.

Repair and Reuse Antique Locks

Here are some points that will help you make the best use of your old locks:

Get it examined– The first step you need to do when you have old locks, is to get it examined by the Mr. Locksmith. If you have a lock (front door lock) and cannot open and you are locked out  call or or take some pictures of it in different angels and email or text it to us. Sometimes we can help you over the phone.

Check if the problem is in the key – open the door and without closing the door check if the lock will lock and unlock. If the lock is functioning then the problem could be the lock is sticking in the door frame.

Check Lock with Door Open – If the door is open and the lock is not working it could be a minor problem like a worn key (easy fix, rekey the lock) worn cylinder or worst case the lock is worn out. Abrasions, dents, and breakage can render a key ineffective and so your lock may not be working.

Repairing old locks – Usually, Mr. Locksmith will be able to fix your lock. However, sometimes it is more cost effective to replace the lock. We can give you a quote on repair or replacement.

Upgrading the old door and lock with a Door reinforcer and new locks.

Upgrading the old door and lock with a Door reinforcer and new locks.

Old Mortice Lock still found on lots of older homes.

Old Mortice Lock still found on lots of older homes.

Old Mortice Lock new replacement lock.

Old Mortice Lock new replacement lock.

 

Antique locks are absolute sources of beauty. They are much intricate in design and their patterns are done by ancient passionate hands. It needs to be acknowledged that the patience and love ancient people had about what they were doing, is somehow missing today, even with the kind of technological backup we have. So if you have an antique lock that doesn’t work, you can get them repaired too. Just because it belongs to another time, it need not be discarded.

The video is us upgrading and installing a new Schlage Deadbolt with Door reinforcer and Strike Plate. Mr. Locksmith uses a similar technique to upgrade from an old worn out residential lock and door to new locks and saves the door too.

Call us for details and a quote.