Dirty Locksmith Secrets Your Big Box Store May Not Want You to Know
What is the dirty little secret of locks that the big box stores won’t tell you? Learn it here.
There’s a dirty secret about locks sold in big box stores you really need to know about. If you believe that every lock you buy has a unique key that only you get to own you are sadly
mistaken. Most manufacturers run about 50 locks at a time with the same key before they change to the next combination of tumblers.
The theory is that since most people buy one lock at a time they’ll never know that someone out there has a lock that opens to the same key as yours. Most likely 50 such locks.
This is such an open secret that many locksmiths use it to their advantage. If you want the same key to open many of your locks all they have to do is go to the big box hardware store and choose a bunch of locks that open to the same key. It’s not impossible for someone to get access to your home by watching carefully when you purchase your lock at the big store and carefully selecting another one with the same key.
Your odds of having a secure key are far better when you buy from a local locksmith. The lock manufacturer does not have to pare down costs by repeating the same tumbler combination so often. The local locksmith buys locks in far smaller quantities so you are far more secure with a lock bought from a local locksmith.
At Best Locksmithwe care greatly about your security so we take great pains to make sure the lock you buy is unique. So do call Best Locksmith at 718 986-0035 to make sure you get the most secure lock possible.
It’s your home. It’s your safety. Trust it to AM PM locksmith.