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We are looking for recommendations for a locksmith with expertise in old locks to work on a very old deadbolt lock in our front door. The lock is probably 100 years old; it works, but needs to be lubricated and fussed with to make it work more easily. I am not sure whether any old locksmith would have these skills? Recommendations in or near Alameda/the East Bay would be especially appreciated! Thank you. Amy
I would like to recommend a great locksmith -- Best Bay Locksmith, Inc.
really a pleasure to work with. After watching the story on TV about the
"bump key" and realizing how easy it is to break into houses without leaving a trace,
them to secure our home. (Also, with all these stories about the ''alarm
people who come into your home and scope your house for a later burglary,
wanted to be as secure as I could.) Dan, the owner, is very professional
and has tons
of experience in high security locks. His rates are very reasonable and he
large variety of locks to choose from. An added bonus (which, of course,
a given but unfortunately isnC-t always...) was that he really cleaned up
afterwards and left no trace of his presence here. Our home feels safer
now !! You
can contact him at 415-285KEYS (5397)
We live in Alameda and need to re-key our two exterior doors.
There are a couple reviews of locksmiths in the archives, but
none in Alameda. Can anyone recommend a local locksmith or one
in nearby Oakland? Thanks
new to neighborhood
I need a locksmith to put deadbolts in two sets of french doors in our house. The doors have original 1920's knobs and hinges, so I'd like to match the look of the deadbolts to those if possible. Any recommendations for locksmiths that have access to antique-looking hardware? Thanks. Anon
We recently used Rex Key to put in new door and window locks to our entire house. Unfortunately, we have been very disappointed with the quality of their work. We had to have another locksmith out to fix two of the locks they put in, even though I called them first to see if they would return to fix the problem, which they would not do. Also, the window locks they installed do not work correctly. Unsatisfied Rex Key customer
I would like to replace old mortise locks in my home (built in 1914). They don't work and they are all different. But I cannot find a new one (even a new that claims should replace an old mortise) that fits in the existing hole. I can find trims and knobs, but not the mechanism. I am sure many had to deal with this issue, and I would like to hear how they solved this problem. Thanks!
Need reputable locksmith to make all the doors in my house open with the same key. I guess this will involve replacing the tumblers. Has anyone had any experience with this? Can anyone recommend? Leslie
We lost our only key to the basement of our Berkeley home and are hoping we don't have to pay someone $100 (Rex quote) to come open and rekey the lock. Any recommendations for an affordable locksmith to open the door? Thank you. cohen
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