Calgary Landlord Busts a Scam Locksmith Calgary in Their Tracks

Calgary Landlord Busts a Scam Locksmith Calgary in Their Tracks

Day-in and day-out, we hear horror stories from our customers who almost got scammed by a scammer locksmith. Unfortunately, many times, people fall for the scams of these criminals.

Today, a very smart Calgary accountant did what we suggest everyone to do, think and refuse to pay. Mariya Savchyshyn owns a condo in Calgary and rents it out. She said her tenants asked her to replace their lock, and a Google search listed Locksmith Calgary at the top, so she called them without doing her searches to see that they are a scammer locksmith.

Finding out if a locksmith company is a scam is quite easy, here are a few simple steps from Terry Whin-Yates to catch them.

Tips from Terry Whin-Yates on spotting a locksmith scammer

  1. Do they provide unbelievably cheap pricing? The $29, $19, $39 dollar locksmith ads are a scam.
  2. Do they operate under different business names? Scammer locksmiths often run under different business names to shield their identity.
  3. Is their Google Maps location legitimate? Many locksmith scammers have their Google Maps locations out of gas stations, Starbucks locations, restaurants, or even a middle of a forest (we’ve seen it all). Pull up their location on Google street view and see where their address is, if it’s another business, it’s a fake. If it’s a house, it’s a scam. For example, the Locksmith Calgary scammer presents their address as 724 80 Ave SW, Calgary AB.  This is a fake location.

    Locksmith Calgary Scammer at 724 80 Ave SW

  4. Are they licensed? In British Columbia for example, you can check if a locksmith company is licensed or not by inputting their security license number into the following page – Security Licence Status Verification.
  5. Check their phone number! Copy their phone number into Google, does it appear in locations like Toronto and other provinces or states where the locksmith shouldn’t be? It’s a fake.
  6. Ask for the name of the business owner and a link to his or her biography, if the company is hesitant to provide the information of the owner of the company, stay away.
  7. Ask for ID and documentation. Do not let them start work without the company showing their security license, drivers license, insurance, and city business license. If they say “I don’t have it” or “I can send it to you later” or if it looks fake, refuse them doing the work, refuse to pay and send them away.
  8. If the locksmith gets aggressive or pushy with their tactics or if at any time you feel uneasy or uncomfortable, dial 911 immediately.
  9. Do they have a reputation? If you can’t find anything about them online such as a social media following or a clean track record, do not let them work on your property as they are most likely a locksmith scammer. Reputable locksmiths and locksmith business owners like Terry Whin-Yates, the owner of Mr. Locksmith and Mr. ProLock have a clean track record.
  10. Do they show up in an unmarked vehicle, or does their vehicle simply say “locksmith service” ? They are most likely a scam, do not allow them entry or to do any work on your property.
  11. Do they refuse to provide an invoice on the spot? Are there inflated or hidden charges? Refuse to pay and if they get aggressive, dial 911.
  12. Do they have a GST number on the invoice? Check if it’s legitimate here.
  13. Do they list their locksmiths on their website like on a team page with their name and pictures like we do with locksmith Vancouver? If not, you have to wonder why and what they’re hiding.

There are many more warning signs to catch a scammer locksmith. Just use your head and if you can’t determine if they’re fake or not, don’t use them!

One big warning sign which Mariya Savchyshyn should have caught onto was the fact that the scammer locksmith, Locksmith Calgary used the tenant’s phone to phone her. Why wouldn’t they use their own cell number? Because these scammer locksmith’s do not want repeat customers.

Scammer locksmiths such as locksmith Calgary operate on a one-hit basis. They scam you, and then they request an extreme amount of money and force you to pay. Because of the bad experience they provide, they don’t expect you to call back which is why they provide an illegitimate invoice with a fraudulent tax ID, a fake address and at often times as well, a fake phone number.

Thankfully, when the scammer locksmith called Mariya Savchyshyn to say that he’s done, she caught on. Locksmith Calgary refused to provide an itemized invoice for the inflated invoice which was triple the cost, $773.85 as per CBC.

“And I’m like, that’s weird, because usually the customer has to receive an invoice, look at it and then pay, right?” said Savchyshyn.

“I’m an accountant myself, and I know that no one is going to send me money until they see the invoice.”

When Savchyshyn refused to pay without knowing exactly what she was paying for — she says the company threatened to send the bill to a collection agency.

Terry Whin-Yates states that threats are common with scammer locksmiths. We’ve heard from people that the scammer locksmiths have gotten violent with violent threats, verbal threats, death threats and unfortunately much more.

“I just want to warn people because someone … might be scared because that company is scaring people by saying they’ll send them to collections,” she said.

“They might be scared and just pay $800 for a lock, it’s ridiculous.”

A scammer locksmith will have a hard time sending you to a legitimate collections agency. Collection agencies are not stupid, they will ask for supporting documentation which the scammer locksmiths will not have. Do not be fooled by the collection agency trick. If they do send you to collections, you can fight it by signing up to a low-cost service called LegalShield.

Company says invoices issued after payment

“Locksmith Calgary told CBC Calgary they don’t provide a billing service, even for larger companies, and require all payments be made before an invoice is issued.”

This should be an immediate red flag. No legitimate company issues an invoice after payment. We, for example always issue an itemized invoice before the customer pays, because that’s the correct way of doing business. If a customer has a question, we’re always there to answer that question.

It is ok to ask the locksmith who their credit card processor is for collecting payments. Credit card processors are the companies that collect your payment on behalf of the merchant and then provide the merchant with the funds. Names of some credit card processors are: Moneris, Square, Payfirma, Helcim, Stripe. If the locksmith doesn’t know or refuses to answer the question, refuse to pay. If they demand cash, refuse to pay.

“On their website, Locksmith Calgary lists their service call fee as $15 plus labour and hardware costs. A lock change is listed as $35 dollars and a lock re-key as $19.”

Scammer Locksmiths: There are no $15-$25 Locksmiths, it is a Scam.

“While speaking with CBC Calgary, Locksmith Calgary couldn’t say why the bill was so high, but said they’d since agreed to lower it to $300.”

Shouldn’t a company know their invoices? This is a trick that scammer locksmiths like locksmith Calgary do. When approached by authorities or by a large media outlet like CBC Calgary, they start acting stupid. Mariya Savchyshyn should still dispute the charges with her credit card company and get the full sum back.

We’ve baited the scammer locksmiths before with the help of the media. Check out Terry Whin-Yates collaboration with CTV News with our undercover investigation on locksmith scammers.

Hi there, we’re CTV,” said McLaughlin, “Why are you charging $255? It’s not a difficult lock and it says 15 service call and $35 on the website.”

“And up,” said the locksmith, “It depends on the lock.”

“That’s an easy lock,” McLaughlin said.

“No, it’s not easy. Five pins, medium security,” he explains.

The locksmith showed McLaughlin his security license, which showed he’s a locksmith under supervision and then he called his boss.

“Why are you charging so much?” McLaughlin asked into the phone.

“It’s none of your business,” said the boss.

Here’s the thing about scammer locksmiths. They utilize a central call centre for lead generation services. When you call a scammer locksmith like locksmith Calgary, you’re not dealing with the actual locksmith that’s coming out to service your lock. These scammers pay these call centres around 20% for the lead and taking the call.

While the people in the call centre may seem nice, don’t be fooled, they’re not the ones coming out to work on your lock.

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.

Oldest Lock and Door in Philippines | Mr. Locksmith Blog

Oldest Lock and Door in Philippines | Mr. Locksmith Blog

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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

 

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How To Separate Rental Car Keys #1| Mr. Locksmith blog

How To Separate Rental Car Keys #1| Mr. Locksmith blog

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When you rent a car you usually give you two car keys/fobs crimped together on a metal wire. If you lose the keys you could be liable to replace not one but two keys and it could cost you $250-$700.

When I travel I usually have no tools, my Leather Man or Swiss Army knife (AirPort Security). A very simple method for breaking the crimped key chain wire is to just twist the two keys clockwise until either the cable or the crimp breaks.

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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.

 

“I shall return” MacArthur Park in Philippines | Mr. Locksmith Blog

“I shall return” MacArthur Park in Philippines | Mr. Locksmith Blog

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I (Terry Whin-Yates) had a fun trip to the Philippines and I visited where General MacArthur made his historic landing in Leyte Philippines.

On October 20, 1944, a few hours after his troops landed, MacArthur waded ashore onto the Philippine island of Leyte. That day, he made a radio broadcast in which he declared, “People of the Philippines, I have returned!” In January 1945, his forces invaded the main Philippine island of Luzon.

The invasion had the largest Naval battle of World War 2 and the first Kamikaze attack.

Lots of very good documentaries on the numerous battles and incredible bravery of the American and Filipino troops.

 

General MacArthur said “I shall return” and he did. The US Navy basically bomb the heck out of Leyte and the interesting other parts, there are better other documentaries you should see, this was the biggest naval war battle in the entire World War II. This is where the Japanese put in the last stand fight. Basically, Leyte’s in the middle of the Philippines. This cut off the southern and the northern part of the Japanese navy. They came in here in mass. There was a massive naval battle, and it’s unreal when you hear about the documentaries on this, but basically a few ships, where they were told to retreat, they actually went in, right into the middle and they fought like heck and they actually discouraged the Japanese so bad they pulled off, and then the American Navy just wiped them out. The landing here, this beach, is actually called Red Beach from all the blood that was split here. Now the reason MacArthur came here, it’s smack in the middle. He could cut off the oil to Japan, but more importantly, five kilometers from here is the airbase in Tacloban. , The airstrip that’s still here to this day and is now a modern Airport. They took them a while to get it. They actually, over a hundred thousand Japanese troops died defending, to the last it was kamikazes, and the Americans lost 15 thousand plus men taking this area, taking the airfield, and then moving their way up to Ormoc to get the deepwater port so they could invade on the way to Manila. The other interesting thing, here was one of the first kamikaze attack that actually, the very first kamikaze attack was out here in this general area in the navy there. There was twenty Japanese special planes set up with 500 pounds of TNT. They had 20 of them. They couldn’t find anybody for a long time. Finally, they did find a ship, and that was the very first of the kamikazes, so it just shows how desperate they were. But again, biggest naval battle in World War II. There’s dozens and dozens of ships, hundreds of ships around the whole area. It basically broke the back of the Japanese Navy. They had no more large aircraft carriers before this battle. This cleaned off everything else they had, every other small aircraft carrier, took out some of their biggest destroyers, cruisers, everything. And again, it was just a few ships, American ships, that basically turned the tide that could’ve been a big slaughter out here. And again, they got the airfield. The interesting thing is, this area is famous for Yolanda, which was the biggest typhoon, the biggest winds ever recorded on Earth. Basically, the Americans wanted to get off of here as quick as they could because the weather, it rains and it’s so bad they couldn’t get the air covers they wanted so they got their foothold here, and then they moved all the way up to Manila. So again, I hope you enjoy the pictures here, and again, very very famous spot. This is MacArthur Park. It’s very popular as you can see, and it’s a great park and it’s really interesting history here, and all around here. I hope you enjoyed watching this video. Subscribe to my channel. Also, visit my website, and you can see what online locksmith training I have for beginners, intermediate, and advanced, as well as my covert methods of entry and my nondestructive methods of entry.

 

 

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Certificate Institutional Locksmith | Mr. Locksmith

Institutional Locksmith | Mr. Locksmith

Certificate in Institutional Locksmithing On-Line Series

Regular price: $1995.00

12 – 24 Months Institutional On-Line Locksmithing Class which is designed to teach engineering or maintenance employees for large facilities (School, Hospital, Corrections, etc.).

Complete Series: Includes all Introduction to On-Line Locksmith Training and an added Bonus the Consumer Safe Series (Sentry Safes, First Alert Safes, Hotel Safes, etc.) and Institutional Safes.

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OUR ONLINE INSTITUTIONAL LOCKSMITH TRAINING COVERS THE FOLLOWING TOPICS

  • Rekeying Locks
  • Lock Down Procedures
  • Active Shooter
  • Lock Hardware for Active Shooter
  • Master-keying
  • Key Control
  • Institutional Software for Key and Lock Control
  • High Security Locks
  • Emergency Lock Down Procedures
  • Emergency Lock Down Locks and Doors
  • Servicing Panic Hardware
  • Institutional Locksmith Training
  • Active Shooter
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Institutional Locksmith Hands-on Class On-Site at Your Facility

I offer a 1-4 Day Institutional Locksmithing Class which is designed to teach engineering or maintenance employees for large facilities (School, Hospital, Corrections, Policing, etc.). The 4 Day Institutional Locksmithing Class is available onsite with a minimum of four (4) students. Call or e-mail to arrange a class or for next course dates.

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Mr. Locksmith Hands-On Locksmith Training in Las Vegas!

Mr. Locksmith Hands-on Locksmith Training in Las Vegas

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Real hands-on locksmithing class designed to teach engineering or maintenance employees for small or large facilities (School, Hospital, Corrections, Policing, etc.) and is a good start for beginners to help you become a locksmith, In-House Institutional Locksmith or start your own locksmith business.

Upcoming Classes in LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

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In this training you will:

  • Cut and duplicate keys on code key machines and key duplicator machines.
  • Rekey locks
  • Shim
  • Trouble shoot
  • Pick locks
  • Take apart (and put back together) locks (deadbolts and key in knobs).
  • Lock-outs, broken keys and picking locks.
  • Design a mini Master key system and master key their locks.
  • Rekey Deadbolt
  • Rekey Key in Knobs
  • Shiming a lock
  • Locksmith Training
  • 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.
  • 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!

The Mr. Locksmith Hands-On Locksmithing Course includes all supplies, lock picks, tools and material needed to take the course with.

This class is only $1,500.00.

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.

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.

Upcoming Classes in LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

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“If I’d only known, I would have been a locksmith.” Albert Einstein

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Terry Whin-Yates BA (Hons) Criminology, 3rd Generation Locksmith, 35+ Years Locksmith email: terry@mrlocksmith.com

 

Terry Whin-Yates is the Founder CEO & President of Mr. Locksmith and Mr. ProLock.

 

 

Top Smart Home Security Fears & How to Deliver Value for Consumers | Mr. Locksmith Blog

Top Smart Home Security Fears & How to Deliver Value for Consumers | Mr. Locksmith Blog

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Consumer dependency on WiFi routers has surpassed the smartphone as the #1 technology US adults cannot live without for more than one day, according to data today released from the Customer and Product Experience 360 (CPX 360™) Survey by iQor, the only global managed services provider embedded in the flow between product, people and services.

As the life-blood for the connected ecosystem, a functioning WiFi router is necessary for consumers to enjoy smart devices and the connected lifestyle, including smart TVs and streaming devices, multiplayer gaming, tablets, voice-controlled virtual assistants and smart speakers, telehealth devices and IoT-enabled security systems. Currently, nearly two-thirds of US adults (64 percent) couldn’t be without WiFi for more than one day. As the smart home market and diversity of connected devices continues to grow, dependence on WiFi routers and smart home hubs will continue to intensify: the proliferation of smart devices is forecast to reach 20.4 billion globally by 2020, almost doubling from an estimated 11.1 billion in 2018.

“The fact that the WiFi-connected smart home is the most important technology consumers don’t want to be without–over the smartphone–is a shift that technology experts and brands must understand and plan for, because this is a relatively new market and consumer adoption is not yet mainstream,” said Autumn Braswell, COO, LinQ Integrated Solution at iQor. “Currently, there is no clear brand owning the connected home customer experience. We believe that whoever can help consumers fully realize the potential of the connected home reality—and connect multiple devices for maximum impact, security, and efficiency—will emerge as the brand leader five years from now.”

At the same time, as increased adoption of multiple smart home devices and appliances has heightened dependence on connectivity in the home, the CPX 360 survey also revealed other, pressing smart home-related concerns.

IoT Security Concerns Top Smart Home Security Fears

As the smart home grows in popularity, IoT top smart home security fears remain of mind for consumers. The CPX 360 survey reports that more than two-thirds (70 percent) of consumers are concerned about the lack of security from hackers who might hack into smart devices in the home; these apprehensions escalate among older generations, as nearly four out of five baby boomers (79 percent) are fearful of hackers breaching a smart connected device in their home. Data and privacy fears rank second among consumer smart home concerns. More than half of US adults (58 percent) fear lack of privacy from device manufacturers who have access to data, real-time conversations, voice patterns and search history. These security concerns are a potential barrier for mass consumer connected home adoption.

“Consumer concerns about data privacy and security, including both the unauthorized hacking of devices and theft of device data, consistently rank as one of the leading concerns about connecting devices to the Internet,” says Brad Russell, Research Director for Connected Home, Parks Associates. “Companies are working to adopt best practices for IoT data security and management to allay concerns and deliver peace of mind, including more stringent efforts to secure the home network by deep inspection of incoming and outgoing traffic and monitoring of edge devices to alert for anomalous behavior.”

Top Smart Home Security Fears “Cascade Effect” Among Connected Home Devices

The promise of the connected ecosystem is that multiple devices will work in harmony to share information and simplify tasks. However, the CPX 360 survey reports that consumers are afraid of the “cascade effect” in the smart home ecosystem. More than half of consumers (54 percent) fear that if one device fails it will cause other connected devices in the home to fail.

This is especially troubling to the consumers because they are already having problems connecting smart devices to the internet, configuring settings and interacting with other devices. Overall, in the past two years, 63 percent of survey respondents had set up issues and 48 percent had operation issues. Connecting the device to interact with other devices was difficult for nearly one-third of consumers (31 percent).

“The connected home contains multiple devices, from a variety of device manufacturers, that are all supposed to work together in harmony. When an issue arises, consumers often do not know how to identify where the issue resides: with connectivity to the internet, with the device itself or with a different device it is connected to,” said Braswell. “This gray area causes confusion with both the customer, as well as customer service departments for various device brands. The fear of the ‘cascade effect’ is real if consumers are already having smart home connectivity, set-up or operation issues.”

Brands can offset issues increasing the “cascade effect” in the connected home by educating consumers and retooling product delivery and customer support methods.

The top smart home security fears and connected ecosystem is designed to transform consumers’ lives by simplifying tasks and providing an added layer of intelligence to devices with actionable insights for the consumer,” said Hartmut Liebel, CEO of iQor. “Consumers will adopt and try a number of different devices and those that enhance their lives and work seamlessly will secure a permanent place in the connected home. The ability to easily operate these connected devices and services, and to readily obtain customer support when needed, will be the crucial factor in adoption. Brands need to expand proactive engagement efforts and simplify products to minimize set-up frustration and directly address consumer concerns around privacy and security.”

Consumers Worried IoT Leading to Heightened Dependence on Technology

The increased value of the WiFi router speaks to the growing adoption of the smart home lifestyle and the desire for the convenience that the connected ecosystem provides, but consumers have reservations about IoT creating an unhealthy dependence on technology. More than half of US adults (53 percent) are concerned that IoT and smart devices will lead to a heightened dependence on technology to conduct daily tasks.

The CPX 360 survey reports that more than 90 percent of consumer households today have a smartphone and that new connected technology is rapidly being adopted. Almost half of the consumer households (42 percent) have a smart TV, nearly one in four have a health wearable device, like a Fitbit, and 16 percent have a voice-controlled virtual assistant, like Alexa or Google home.

 

Electronic Keyless Access Control for your AirBnB | Mr. Locksmith Blog

Electronic Keyless Access Control for your AirBnB | Mr. Locksmith Blog

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Electronic and Smart Locks for your AirBnb Property.

Mr. Locksmith Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Lock

 

Most Mr. Locksmith Electronic and Smart Locks for your AirBnb Property use free app compatible with both Apple iOS and Android smartphones.

Electronic and Smart Locks for your AirBnb Property makes daily life easier and more convenient. Enter an access code on the touchscreen to unlock the door instead of searching your pockets for keys. Pairing the lock with your smartphone over Bluetooth® is as easy as pairing your phone with your car, and the free Schlage Sense app makes setting up and using the lock as simple as checking email. Share access with trusted friends and family with just a few taps – no more keeping track of spare keys

Electronic code locks: You can bypass physical keys by installing an electronic lock that opens the door with a code number. Most models allow you to program multiple user codes making it easy to create and delete unique codes for you Airbnb guest.  The benefits are that you can manage and customize access to your Airbnb. Furthermore, it saves you from losing keys, forgetting passcodes and one-time emergency access codes can be pre-programmed into the Smart Lock.

Electronic door locks are typically battery powered with a battery life of around 2 years depending on use. If the batteries run out you can always a mechanical key to allow access. Some models have an exterior 9 Volt battery hookup to allow emergency power. Most models give an audible beep before the batteries go dead allowing approximately 80 openings depending on use. Note: only use quality brand name alkaline batteries. Mr. Locksmith highly recommends Duracell batteries.

How Secure Are Smart locks?

How Secure Are Smart Locks?: Any Smart Lock we recommend is protected with 128-256 bit encryption and any and all data exchange is encrypted.

Mr. Locksmith has solutions from that eliminate the problems of remotely managing property access, including the expense and hassle of key rekeys, lost keys, copied keys, key exchanges and the disruption of early check-ins and overstays and eliminates the security risks of unauthorized access. Ask us about volume pricing and integration for multiple property owners.

  • Allows travelers the ability to self-check in whenever they need to using Mr. Locksmith Smart Locks
  • Provides alerts for lock usage
  • Lets hosts set permissions for service staff
  • Allows direct guest code extensions for late checkouts, code removals for cancellations, and additional updates for security management.
  • You can open the door for your guest from a remote location.
  • Smart locks continue to function even without a WiFi or Bluetooth connection. Most models can  be opened the old fashioned way with a traditional mechanical key
  • Manage your Smart Locks from anywhere.
  • WiFi and Secure Blueto0th connected Smart Locks.
  • Receive emails or text messages when your guests arrive or anyone accesses your property. Manage your Smart lock from any laptop or smartphone, view access history, and create guest-codes from anywhere.
  • Emergency one-time use codes or one hour to 24 hrs access.
  • Get notified when renters come and go.

The most advanced Smart Lock recommended by Mr. Locksmith for AirBnB depends on your needs, requirements, and number of doors.

  • Lock and unlock your door, control keyless access, and keep track of who comes and goes, all from your phone.
  • Never worry about losing keys again.
  • Say goodbye to delivering and collecting keys.
  • No more hiding keys.
  • Lockboxes are vulnerable to theft.

Most Mr. Locksmith Electronic and Smart Locks for your AirBnb Property use free app compatible with both Apple iOS and Android smartphones.

Mr. Locksmith Schlage Sense Smart Lock App

 

* Remote operation requires Internet access.

**Operate and program the lock remotely with an Apple TV®, Amazon Alexa, or Honeywell in the home. For best results, the lock should be within 40 feet of an Apple TV® for remote capability.

***When paired with a third-party home automation or alarm system (Honeywell, etc.). Some fees may apply.

 

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt

One of my favorite Smart Locks is the Schlage Sense Deadbolt.

  • Illuminated touchscreen
  • Control while away from home
  • Low battery warning
  • Access code memory capacity 30 to Unlimited depending on Smart Lock Access Control System.
  • Built-in alarm sensors; senses potential attacks and can issue an alert
  • Programmable with your smartphone
  • Bluetooth 4.0 (128-bit encryption)
  • Wi-Fi Compatible with Adapter
  • Mechanical Key Override
  • Free App

Most Smart Locks will work with Home Automation software (Honeywell, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKitTM, etc.).

We have other Smart Locks and Electronic Keyless Access Control for your AirBnB email info@mrlocksmith.com or call Mr. Locksmith today.

  • Electronics bring more visibility and control to the opening
  • Reads high-security smart (13.56 MHz) as well as proximity (125 kHz) credentials
  • Built on proven Schlage ND-Series, Grade 1 mechanical lock

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Fast Facts Auto Book for Locksmiths | Mr. Locksmith Automotive Training

Fast Facts Auto Book for Locksmiths | Mr. Locksmith Automotive Training

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One of my go-to books for making keys to cars and motorcycles is “2015 Edition FAST FACTS — 1965-2015 Auto’s and Cycles” by Robert G Sieveking from Sieveking Products Company. This is a great book. This is the 2015 version. Every two years, a new updated version comes out.

This is my go-to fast book when I’m talking to customers when I’m going out to the job, it has most if not all of the domestic automotive, five-ton trucks, highway trucks, and it also has extensive motorcycles. This is a fantastic book, I highly recommend it.

The “Helps Section” gives pointers and many specific transponder programming procedures that have been tested and proven in actual use. GM VATS system information, key progressions and special notes on a number of autos give you the benefit of nearly 40 years of “on the road” experience. The motorcycle index is the largest listing of 2-wheeled vehicles anywhere.

Fast Facts™ is the premier Locksmiths reference to foreign & domestic auto and motorcycle keys. Fast Facts™ is an encyclopedic listing of cars and motorcycles found in the North American Market from 1965 to present. In its 11th Edition (2010-15) the fast Facts™ book is a “Must-Have” item for all locksmiths that make keys for autos and motorcycles. Much expanded for 2015. There are now over 200 motorcycle key plates and 638 auto key plates. Many new or changed transponder Facts. The Index lists 3761 autos and over 1400 motorcycles.
Exclusive “Lay Flat” plastic spiral bound Desk Size is easier to use. When open, the book will not close like perfect bound books will do.
Fast Facts™ presents a Clear, Concise and Fully Indexed key making guide for autos and motorcycles. The NEW expanded motorcycle model index lists over 1400 motorcycle models, plus an additional 15 pages of Chinese and Korean motorcycles, scooters and handicap electric motorized chairs. Everything is at your fingertips. Fast Facts™ is clearly illustrated and fully indexed. Fast Facts contains more information than any other publication of its kind.

 

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White Rock Locksmith Main: (604) 210-9875

Downtown Vancouver Locksmith: (604) 262-1907

Downtown Vancouver Keystore: (604) 669-8008

Mr. Locksmith Automotive: (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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MVP PRO Auto Key Programmer Review | Mr. Locksmith Video

Automotive Locksmith MVP PRO Auto Key Programmer Review | Mr. Locksmith Video

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My daily Auto Key Programmer is the HotWire and the MVP Pro. I am on the unlimited token plan for both programmers. For the past 5+ years, I have been purchasing and testing “Offshore Auto Key Programmers.”

I have several Off Shore MVP clones. The price was so low, we keep on testing to see if any Off Shore Key Programmer could replace our existing programmers.

The MVP Clones are poorly made and no consistency or reliability with the software.

One Off Shore clone will program Ford and Chrysler but not Honda. Another identical clone will do Honda but not some Fords.
Another clone may work on a Nissan, but no one unit will do everything. It’s just been a zero.

So we kept on buying these, kept on testing them. Our dongles would break. The units would break. They’d fall apart. The software was inconsistent.

However, we found one clone that consistently worked well with Honda reflashes, specifically the 1998-2002 Honda Preludes.

In the early day we were just trying to save tokens, and really did we save any money? No, the clones were not good. There’s no consistency.

But again, if you don’t try, you don’t know. And there are some good units out there that the Chinese are coming out with now that are making some of the good stuff look bad.

Some of the new offshore auto key programmers they are using their own software, their own designs, and they are not clones or scammer units. Some of the Off Shore Key Programmers actually seem to be getting there.

Well, they’re coming out with nice updates on them, so they are becoming consistent.

The thing is with everything, you could have an Offshore made, really good programmer, and now they have counterfeit units of that that are total garbage.

So why are some of these Auto Key Programmers $300 and the other unit’s $50? The $50 unit is a total clone and it’s a total piece of garbage. How do you know? You don’t. That’s the big problem.

One way to find out is if you read the automotive forums.

Talk to other Locksmiths and view our videos.

The various plugins quality was all over the map. Some very good forums on Facebook, KeyPro website, ClearStar, etc.

So far, again, we’ve talked about this before, our go-to units are the MVP Pro and Hotwire.

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So again, stay tuned for our other videos in the series. This is the MVP Pro. Thank you. I hope you enjoyed watching this video.

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White Rock Locksmith Main: (604) 210-9875

Downtown Vancouver Locksmith: (604) 262-1907

Downtown Vancouver Keystore: (604) 669-8008

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For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities and automotive locksmith 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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