Transponder Programming FAQ

Programming transponder keys is a process that, while simple to our licensed experts, confuses many members of the public. At SOS, we believe our ability to successfully and skillfully program transponder keys sets us apart from the majority of locksmiths … Continue reading

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Guide to Window / Window Locks

Here at SOS Locksmiths we receive lots of inquiries and questions from our curious customers. Some of these are regarding window locks – which, while not the primary focus of our business, are still covered by the umbrella of our … Continue reading

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Locks for Garages and Storage Units

Garage doors are important aspects of home security, and are often seen as a target by thieves or burglars. Operated with a remote control, power garage doors usually don’t have the option of turning off remote functionality, say if you … Continue reading

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What makes for a high security lock

As far as your home or business is concerned, getting a high security lock is one of the most important things that you can do. However, not all high security locks are made alike – and understanding their various features … Continue reading

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Upgrading Home Security

If you want to make sure your home as protected as possible, you need to determine what security upgrades it needs. You can accomplish this by touring your property, and assessing any of it’s security holes, and where they can … Continue reading

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Top 10 Door Lock Brands

When we discuss the most trusted lock brands in the industry, we’re not talking about new brands with flashy temporary illusory innovation. We’re talking about the time and consumer tested brands that offer stable solutions at a value for all … Continue reading

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The benefits of using a Superior Padlock

  Finding a padlock that truly stands up When you’re searching for the right padlock for your home or business, it can be a bit overwhelming to sort through all the different brands and options. From finishes and design flourishes, … Continue reading

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Home Break-In Statistics

When trying to keep a secure home, it can really help to know some of the trends and numbers that commonly define home break-ins and burglaries across the country. Even if you can’t ever be one hundred percent prepared for … Continue reading

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Take a Close Look at your Locks

The truth of the matter is that almost no security solution is completely 100% impenetrable. The purpose of locks are to impede the progress of a burglar – and if you impede it enough, they will give up and stop … Continue reading

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HOW TO AVOID BUYING THE WRONG LOCK

So you need to buy a new lock. Perhaps you need more than one. Most people looking to purchase locks go to large, ‘Big Box’ style stores like Home Depot. The variety and sheer quantity of locks can be very … Continue reading

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Types of Home Security Systems

There’s a wide variety of home security systems currently on the market. Choosing between them to find which one is best for your home can be very daunting. Installing a security system at your home ensures the protection of your … Continue reading

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Common kinds of Door Repairs

Many locksmiths and door repair experts find that a malfunctioning lock is the product of a non-working door.  In this short blog post, I’ll detail some of the most common door malfunctions that interfere with the ability of locks to … Continue reading

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Top Tools Used by Locksmiths

Just like any other manual trade, locksmithing requires it’s own set of tools. It’s incredibly important that every locksmith has a full range of tools – as many different situations call for different tools, and the only way to be … Continue reading

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Professional Home Security Assessment

This blog post will help you assess the security of your home on a professional level. Risk assessments help you balance the cost of the defensive strategy against whatever losses might happen if it isn’t implemented. It’s important to remember … Continue reading

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Boost your Home Security in the New Year

The New Year is officially underway – and it comes with a fantastic opportunity to improve the security inside your home. Whether or not you followed your personal organization or fitness resolutions that you made in December doesn’t really matter … Continue reading

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Should I get a Safe or a Lockbox?

There’s a ton of options that consumers have in terms of technology that can help them secure their belongings. However, there’s some crossover with these items – specifically with safes and lockboxes. How secure are they? How much protection do … Continue reading

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How to Protect your Luggage from Theft in Airports

In the world we live in, protecting one’s own property becomes something to be prepared for. Many people consider suitcases to be somewhat “unprotectable” over international flights – simply due to the long amount of time these bags are being … Continue reading

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Winter Door Lock Protection

It’s official; we’re in the dead of winter. It’s time to prepare to shovel driveways and break out the heavy jackets. Unfortunately, the increasingly cold weather can also cause functional issues with your home or business’s locks. For residences, commercial … Continue reading

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SECURITY TIPS ALL CYCLISTS SHOULD IN NYC

In this blog entry, we’ll discuss potential solutions to the threat of bicycle theft. These solutions are a practice of a balance between practicality, cost, and convenience. Most people can’t carry around a heavy duty chain and eight locks wherever … Continue reading

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TUBULAR LOCKS

  The device widely known as a tubular lock is also referred to as a circle pin tumbler, an Ace lock, or a radial lock. Similar to how tissues are ubiquitously/colloquially referred to as Kleenexes, tubular locks are sometimes called … Continue reading

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Mul-T-Lock Hercular Deadbolt

Feature Lock: Mul-T-Lock Hercular Deadbolt It usually surprises people to realize how easily, and quickly,  regular, traditional lock hardware can be picked. There’s tons of educational resources out there for burglars to teach themselves how to break into homes. By … Continue reading

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Different Types of Keys

While the word “key” conjures the same shape of a traditional key in many people’s minds, there’s actually quite a bit of variance in the shape, structure, and function of keys. This small blog entry will help you differentiate between … Continue reading

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When it’s right to Change your Locks

  Just like most home appliances and tools, locks sometimes need to be changed for varying reasons. Thankfully, it’s quite a simple and easy process to get your locks replaced. This is a distinctively different process than re-keying, which has … Continue reading

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Home Security Tips

There’s a number of practical tactics that homeowners can adopt to increase the security of their home. Oftentimes, resisting burglary is a matter of mindfully making sure there are no loose strings in your home security, as well as installing … Continue reading

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Door Security Solutions for Offices

Protect the records of the employee In order to avoid the danger of legal action, it is important that the employee’s medical records be kept confidential. These include the medical records, social security records, salary information and documents with personal … Continue reading

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Key Cutting in NYC

  If you need spare keys that can fit your house, there are a number of alternatives that you can consider. There are many places where spare keys are cut. These include big hardware stores, many airports concessions and several … Continue reading

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10 Things to Do Before and After Losing Your Key

  If you find yourself locked out of your home, car or office, don’t panic. Life is so busy, mistakes are bound to happen. Take a moment out of your day now to protect yourself against these mishaps. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Mul-t-Lock Cliq Lock

Securing your home or business is a top priority, and you may think that you need to invest in a comprehensive alarm system with high-tech features that can cost a small fortune in order to keep people and property safe … Continue reading

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Securing your NYC Apartment

    There are many different security options available to make sure that your apartment is safe whether you are at home or not. SOS LOCKSMITH has listed below ways on securing your NYC apartment. You can choose to have … Continue reading

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Electronic Lock and Keyless Lock

    The term “smart lock” is a security superlative. These words really say, “here’s the best lock ever created.” Electronic locks and keyless locks promote a litany of hyped access control features. Sorting through these marketing words and getting … Continue reading

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Arrow Revolution Locks

  Arrow’s Interactive Revolution Locks Means Business The latest fleet of locks by the esteemed Arrow group has caught our attention this week. They’re called the Arrow Revolution. But what makes these deadbolts revolutionary? With a market catering to a … Continue reading

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US Tennis Open Security

This August’s US Open is set to take place in Flushing Meadows, Queens. While tennis fans have been anticipating the tournament for months, many of them, along with the event’s players have been put on edge as a result of … Continue reading

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Interactive Mul-T Lock

Secure your home and family under lock and key Your home contains all of your most important things- your family, your memories, and of course your belongings. You want to not only feel safe at home, but actually be safe. … Continue reading

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Medeco³ Rim & Mortise Cylinders

If you have something worth protecting within your home, rental property, or business, you need lock cylinders that can take punishment and remain sturdy in both construction and appearance. No lock cylinder stays strong quite like Medeco³ Rim & Mortise … Continue reading

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High Tech Locksmith

When you want to protect your home and your family, the important thing to consider is the reliability of the security system you have installed. Home security has gone high tech and the best way to have added protection is … Continue reading

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Mortise Lock Installation

When installing a door, it is always important to take into consideration whether or not it will be able to make a strong first impression. The door is the first thing that people see when they walk into a home … Continue reading

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A Higher Level of Access Control

The form and function of the traditional locking mechanism is under assault by the future. While the core usage of a lock is likely to remain the same, new models are popping up on the market, technologically superior devices outfitted … Continue reading

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20 High Security Locks on the Market

When it comes to security locks, you want to choose a locksmith company that is reputable and will do the job. Here are 20 high security locks on the market we highly recommend today     Medeco³ Rim & Mortise … Continue reading

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High Security Locks by Mul-T-Locks Protecting Household

  The security of your home is only as good as the lock on your front door. The frightening fact is that most door handles aren’t as stable or thief-proof as you might like to think. However, there is a … Continue reading

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Security For Educational Facilities in NYC

    Unfortunately, some of us come to expect the worst safety conditions in our learning environments. Today headlines are filled with shootings and scenarios that tantamount crisis. Truthfully, it seems that most of us merely hope that the time … Continue reading

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MT5+ PLATFORM

Nobody understands high security systems better than Mul-T-Lock. The new MT5®+ PLATFORM is backed by significant improvements and industry leading technologies. In its fifth generation, the MT5®+ PLATFORM has revolutionized not only the lock, but the key. Since both a … Continue reading

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Cylindrical Lock

Cylindrical lock-sets can be referred to as “key in lever” or “bored locks. A cylindrical lock-set consists of multiple spring cassettes. There is a pair of levers, the cylindrical assembly, and a latch bolt unit. These levers are attached to … Continue reading

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Goji Lock Compared to the Yale Real Living Touchscreen Z-Wave Deadbolt

  After Kwikset produced a stylish new e-lock called Kēvo, we saw other companies come out with electronic locks like the Danalock by Poly-Control and The Yale Real Living Touchscreen Z-Wave Deadbolt. They’ve all drawn wide interest. Now it’s the … Continue reading

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Home Security Tips from a Master Burglar

Walter T. Shaw is a tricky chap. Regarded as the Michael Jordan of jewel thieves, Mr. Shaw recently interviewed with MSN about his tactics to enter a home and pilfer the valuables inside. The comical part about this piece was … Continue reading

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Burglar Proof Your Doors NYC

    People do a lot of things to burglar-proof their home. Precautions readily exist. But, when it comes to actually securing one’s door, people take a costly shortcut when they shouldn’t. Securing a door isn’t that difficult, nor is … Continue reading

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Medeco Maxum Deadbolt Hold Up To A Hammer Attack

  The Medeco Maxum deadbolt prevents a burglar from making a sledge hammer useful on the lock of your door. Supreme mechanical cylinder features and certifications make this solid brass construction the best. Medeco Maxum deadbolt is in accordance with … Continue reading

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A Higher Level of Security Maxum Deadbolt

The Medeco Maxum deadbolt lock is not only very durable, but it’s constructed for dynamic security needs. The keys which operate the lock have an unseen functionality. They can only be duplicated by the owner of the lock. This ensures … Continue reading

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How does your deadbolt hold up to a drilling attack?

The Medeco Maxum deadbolt is protective against drilling, wrenching, bumping and prying attacks. The electronic version supports audits to the cylinder, audits to the keys, and multiple user access groups. Above all, there is no wiring involved. Only The Medeco … Continue reading

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Durability of the Medeco Maxum Deadbolt

The Medeco Maxum deadbolt lock has unparalleled durability. One can drill into it, try to kick through the door it’s installed to, take a hammer or crowbar to it, but it’s not going anywhere. With the Medeco Maxum deadbolt, safety … Continue reading

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Maxum Deadbolt Keep It Lock

Doors with decorative window glass are vulnerable to invasion. But not with the Medeco Maxum deadbolt lock. With a feature that allows you to lock the door from both the inside and the outside, broken glass is where the invasion … Continue reading

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Quality of the Medeco Maxum Deadbolt

  The Medeco Maxum deadbolt is built to the highest standard. Its quality exceeds the Grade 1 ANSI/BHMA A156.36 standard for auxiliary locks. Medeco Maxum deadbolt minimizes security risks by sheer construction. Most locks aren’t built to the UL437 standard … Continue reading

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FBI Crime Statistics on home security and Bulgaries

Home Security statistics in the United States. According to the FBI there are nearly 3 million burglaries in the USA each year. 1 in 63 homes are burglarized. That equates to money. A lot of money. 4.6 billion dollars in … Continue reading

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Medeco Maxum Deadbolt Holds Up To Physical Attack

 The Medeco Maxum deadbolt is more than solid piece of lock. It hold up to physical attacks better than off the shelf deadbolts. The statistics has proven that 2/3 burglary happens on forced entry.  The electric and mechanical features are … Continue reading

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Security Tips For NYC Management Company

Property managers face a myriad of security challenges in New York City. If there’s one thing that should never sleep, it’s definitely security. As a destination of high-rise, commercial, and residential buildings, professional office spaces and historic monuments, property managers … Continue reading

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Medeco M3 Deadbolt Lock

  Feature of Medecto M3 Deadbolt Lock These classic commercial style Medeco M3 deadbolt lock are high security locks with the 2 3/8″ Backset to fit standard  home doors. Medeco m3 are UL listed for use on fire doors; Grade … Continue reading

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Medeco High Security Deadbolt Locks

Looking to install high security locks in your home, building, office or  institution. SOS Locksmith has a wide varieties of high security locks in NYC and we do all the installation. Today we focus on  Medeco deadbolt lock series that … Continue reading

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Protecting Yourself during a Lockout

  Lockouts are a very difficult to position to find oneself in.  Most lockouts occur when keys are misplaced or left inside the home, resulting in individuals remaining unable to access their residence.  Most people would typically resort to a … Continue reading

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Why Use Mul-T-Lock

For high security locks products designed for the protection of residential property, offices, institutions, industrial complexes, buildings and vehicles, Mul-T-Lock is one of the most accomplished providers in the industry.  Mul-T-Lock is a prestigious brand and has serviced over 100 … Continue reading

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SOS Locksmith Clients

It’s easy to claim that you’re the best in the industry. There is rarely anyone willing to try and challenge you, especially in an industry as understated and locksmiths. So how exactly do you know who’s really the best and … Continue reading

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Types of Door Locks and Door Knobs

For the customary door lock, there are only two types of door locks and door knobs.  From these two types, different security measures are added, making them more difficult to break.  However, the truth still remains that they can only … Continue reading

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What’s New? August Smart Locks

It seems the more technology advances, the closer we are for to making things we consider movie magic into reality.  I mean, we are still a few years (decades) away from the flying car from Back To the Future (unfortunately), … Continue reading

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Why We Sell Medeco Locks

At SOS Locksmith, we are the only New York based company that supplies the latest technology from Medeco. Is this important, you ask? Why yes, it is. After all, we are dedicated to keeping you safe by providing you with … Continue reading

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New Security Measures For Schools

  There was a time when the only thing you worried about when your kid went to school was whether they were doing well and if they were making friends.  That was a long time ago. It started with Columbine … Continue reading

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Keyless Locks

Door locks were invented over more than 4000 years ago by Egyptians.  They were just basic lock with a simple key made out of iron. Now days there are all types of locks. Until now these types of locks are … Continue reading

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