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Key Bumping and Lock Picking: Secure Your Property

Spies and secret agents on TV used to use skeleton keys to enter into any door. But you may not realize, these keys are very real and still exist today. And criminals in your neighborhood may have access to them. Key Bumping is a very low-tech crime that, with the help of online websites, takes […]

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Tips For Increased Security

Most people in both Residential and Commercial environments think their locks are enough to keep the bad guys out. They also don’t know that there are simple, relatively low-cost high security lock systems out there that make a huge difference in the security of your home or business. Did you know? 80% of residential burglaries […]

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Learn About the Types of Auto Ignition Keys

In today’s market there are several types of car keys. For example, there are the standard metal keys, transponder keys, fobs, proximity keys, and Vehicle Anti-Theft System (VATS) keys. The metal and transponder keys come in two forms: regular cut and laser cut. A metal key is a mechanical key that will only start your […]

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Locked Up Tight: Homeowners in Bethesda Cannot Become Complacent About Home Safety

Outside of the holiday season when people are receiving valuable packages in the mail, not enough attention is paid to the safety of one’s home. This is true even in Bethesda where the holidays brought an increase in daytime break-ins and need for locksmiths. Are homeowners remaining diligent when it comes to keeping their home, […]

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What kind of lock will secure your home

On a typical door – either wood, metal, or plastic (yes, that’s not a typo, a lot of new doors are made of a plastic shell filled with foam) – there are two locks: a doorknob lock and a deadbolt. Deadbolts come in two types – single-sided (or “single cylinder”) and double-sided (“double cylinder”). A […]

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Saving Money on Essentials: Locksmiths

We’re all well aware that financial times are tough and that unexpected, unfortunate events in life do come up. There are some expenses that are difficult to avoid, like natural disaster repairs or healthcare costs. But for some things, you can at the very least be prepared – especially if you’re a homeowner. Living in […]

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Recent Increases in Burglaries Show Need for Added Home Safety

When one thinks of a burglary at a home, images of a masked robber hiding in the shadows of the night and sneaking through a backdoor might come to mind, but truth be told this is just a stereotype. While some home invasions do occur at night, it is becoming less likely that it will […]

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If you get locked out of your home, car, or business…

There are a few reasons why you might be facing a locked door that you need to open. You may have locked yourself out by letting a door with a spring-loaded latch or automatic lock mechanism close behind you. Or it could be that you lost the key to your deadbolt. Or you may have […]

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Washington, DC / July 10, 2012 /

“The bolt was stuck. Locksmith had to remove the entire lock and replace. The locksmith answered and provided same day service, which is a plus. Locksmith was punctual and very helpful. He came prepared to work and provide service quickly.” — Lisa Smiley

August 18, 2012 /

“A saferoom door deadbolt lock was installed. The locksmith selected the lock capable of providing maximum protection, installed it masterfully, and removed all evidence of debris. He did this within a half hour with the utmost professionalism. Outstanding experience. I would strongly recommend this locksmith and will use him again.” — Jonathan Emord

20 Feb 2013 / Customer Lobby

“I called Keyed In and they came over immediately to assess the damage. Unfortunately, my front door handle is a "specialty" handle and had to be ordered. Keyed In worked with me to find the cheapest handle and worked around my schedule to come back to my house (9pm) to do the repairs once the new handle came in. They were professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone in need of a locksmith.” — Kory Dubayau

16 May 2013 / Customer Lobby

“Great experience, great company. I would highly recommend. I needed a lock replaced on the door leading out to my deck. The door is very heavy and the lock very old and it was stuck. Keyed In came out and said they could replace it. The guy gave me three options - a low price option, a middle price options, and a high price option. He then noticed that the handle on my screen door was broken. I thought I would have to replace the entire door but he said he could fix it for me. So not only did he do a great job with the door but he also saved me from having to buy and entire new screen door. It was a great experience.” — Dorothy Shildes

1/29/2014 / Yelp

“Foster Property Management in Washington DC has used Keyed In for the past 6 months. They are responsive, efficient and most of all cost effective. As a property manager, our business is based on the quality of our vendors. Keyed In is the best in the business and we appreciate them as part of the vendor team.” — Jean P.