Locksmith & Security News

Do you have Deadbolts?

double-cylinder-deadboltI go out to many places and see doors that do not have deadbolts. Deadbolts are the main security on a wooden, metal or a fiberglass door. You want to have a deadbolt that has a 1 inch solid throw with a roll pin in it. The strike for the deadbolt should at least have two 3 inch screws AND two 1/2 inch screws to give you good support into your door frame. Too many times people have deadbolts installed and the strike only has two 1/2 inch screws. That really doesn’t give you much support for break ins.

The cylinder of the deadbolt needs to be protected. Their are 2 types of deadbolts; a single cylinder deadbolt which is key operation on the outside and thumb turn on the inside. A double cylinder deadbolt is key operation on both sides for doors that have glass in or near them.

Call Florida Keys Locksmith today!

Do you know the difference between Re-Keying and having your locks changed?

Re-Keying and having your locks changed


We get many requests from customers such as rekeying or changing a lock.  Let’s Learn the difference. When we re-key a lock, we replace the existing pins in the cylinder with new ones that will fit a new key. The old key will no longer work after this. This should be done with any new place you move into or when you have a person who has a key that you no longer want to have access.  This could be for a residential or commercial property.

Changing a lock is if your lock was non-repairable, you wanted to change the style and color, or if you wanted to upgrade to a better lock for added security.

Click Here to see what our customers are saying about our locksmith services:

Florida Keys Locksmith
Areas Served - Florida Keys LocksmithView the list of all the areas we serve within the Tampa Bay Area.

Florida Keys Locksmith