The next day we were committed to doing the back door. It was cold and freezing rain was falling!
This is what we had to
start with. Two residential grade locks, neither of which are code compliant. A professional locksmith would never install this kind of stuff on an emergency exit! This Houston Locksmith certainly would not!
Several images of the finished door. A professional Bellaire locksmith always uses thru bolts to mount an emergency exit device and cover plates to fill the holes left by the old locks. It is unlikely that this emergency exit device will fall off! It happens all the time due to poor installation. AAA Locksmith Company, a Houston Locksmith Company, strives to provide the best possible service.
Tuesday sure was a nasty day for this Bellaire Locksmith! What was your locksmith doing? Mike, with AAA Locksmith was fulfilling a commintment to a commercial client. This client had enlisted the professional locksmith services of AAA Locksmith Company to secure their front door with a self latching, code compliant lock and an emergency exit on the back door. Seems employees were going out to smoke and leaving the doors open!
This is the armored strike that the professional locksmith installed on the door frame. This device does not come with the latch. It must be stocked on the professional locksmith van and used with all of these types of frames. If not, the latch will not work properly. Notice how well it has been cut into the frame. High quality tools used with experience and skill make a big difference in the finished products appearance and functionality.
Shown next is the exit paddle which allows emergency egress.
We also had to remove the door in order to replace the worn out hinges. This is common on these old doors and is very important if we want the new lock system to work properly.
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Highly trained professional Houston Locksmiths don't simply pop out of a shell. A professional Houston Locksmith is created by years of hard work, relevant experience, and education. The field of knowledge that encompasses the locksmith field is immense and full of technical facts and details. So, beyond field experience with tools, devices, and techniques, a professional locksmith in Houston MUST attend hours of continuing educational classes pertaining o the latest tools, locks, codes and laws, and systems. In addition to this, an excellent locksmith in Houston will subscribe to and read relevant industry publications. Some locksmiths and locksmith companies allow this to be optional or voluntary. Mike Wilson and AAA Locksmith maintain the policy that these are mandatory. Mike has been spending the last two days sitting in classes hosted by the Texas Locksmith Association. This is how a good locksmith becomes great and only greatness is good enough for the clients of AAA Locksmith Company in Bellaire TX. When a locksmith customer calls AAA Locksmith Company, they are calling a Locksmith company whose technicians are striving for greatness. So, do you want a great locksmith? Cal AAA Locksmith Company at 713 666 5625.
We receive calls from commercial clients all the time asking us to secure their warehouse doors with panic bars. This may seem like a simple job to the uninitiated but a great deal of work and attention to detail is needed to ensure that this is done correctly. The last thing that the professional locksmiths at AAA Locksmith Company want is for an exit device installed by one of Houston's best locksmiths to fall off! Lots of small parts and tools are needed to make sure this is done right. This is what we have to start with in most cases. A light duty door knob and some kind of surface bolt. Both of these devices are illegal. They violate life safety and ADA codes. This client had just expanded his warehouse space and was told by the inspector to install proper exit locks on three doors. They all looked like this.
These pictures show how it turned out after Houston Locksmith, Mike Wilson, finished. Don't let the simplicity of the photos fool you. Most locksmiths don't even know about or how to use some of the supplies that were needed to accomplish this job in a manner that satisfied this professional locksmith. All these supplies and tools are a part of the everyday equipment on Mike's professional locksmith van. No detail is overlooked. Concrete anchors, thru bolts, taps, machine screw, armor plates, everything needed to make it right! So, if you need professional locksmith service for your business, or home, why risk a job poorly done? Get it done right the first time by a professional Houston Locksmith who has nearly 30 years of RELEVANT locksmith experience and who has the tools and equipment needed for the task. Always call AAA Locksmith Company at 713 666 5625
Home invasion occurs more frequently than most people want to believe. It occurs in all areas of town, inspite of how fast residents believe their local police to be. AAA Locksmith Company was recently called to a townhome in Bellaire that had been robbed the night before. The residents were lucky they were not home at the time of the breakin and "only" a flat screen and 2 laptops were stolen. This door jam simply popped. This old strike plate was not installed properly and the cheap deadbolt popped out and broke the trim.
This is damage on the door from the LAST breakin! That's right. This home has been broken into twice in the last few years! Some locksmith should have informed these homeowners that bettter locks were available that can prevent this type of home invasion.
These locks are too easy to open. There is simply nothing "in there"! Let's see what a good locks like and what is required to install it properly.
These images compare the Multi Lock High Security lock bolt with that of the Maxtech deadbolt. Notice the difference in size, the ball bearings, and the full length metal sleeve. These features make the Multi Lock bolt a formidable obstacle to anyone trying to force it open and makes it more durable than any lock bolt on the market today.
The Multi Lock grade 1 high security deadbolt is machined from solid brass and steel components. Ball bearings and brass inserts protect the large high strength mounting screws from punching and drilling and a steel guard protects the inside of the lock and the lock bolt.
All this work in order to get to this: Now the door is ready for the deadbolts to be installed. The damage has been covered and the door has been made stronger.
There, that looks much bettter. Now we needed to work on the door frame. We needed to install the ML security box and heavy duty strikes. We needed to work with what was on the jam already because of it's large foot print.
Here is the strike box installed underneath the existing strike on the bottom. This prevented the exposure of a large cut out on jam and the strike unstalled above in the usual manner. We use 3" or 5" screws on all these applications depending on the jam requirements. No, these locks do not take "only 15 minutes" to install! This entire job, on one door, took almost 4 hours! Don't be fooled by some hot shot super fast lock slinger. It's only fast if you leave half the stuff in the box! I have seen it done! AAA Locksmith Company demands the highest standards from its technicians so you get only the highest standards on your job! When you need high quality and high security, call AAA Locksmith Co. at 713 666 5625. Your best and only choice for a Bellaire locksmith!