Northstar a Marietta locksmith that installs doors

Today's required Marietta locksmith endeavor was pretty simple "for a professional that is." It was in my old stomping grounds in the Marietta area. I originally started my locksmith business off Whitlock avenue in Marietta. Today we installed a new set of commercial doors with windows. When then installed a new threshold and 2 vertical rod panic devices. We did the work for a church in Marietta. This is one job that was not for the faint at heart but it came out very clean. We really en...
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Commercial door repair vs replacement

One of the services that we have consequently become very good at is commercial door repair as well as commercial door replacement. Keep in mind a lock is only going to be as secure as the door you put it on. Even hollow metal doors will eventually rust away. This is the calling card of an inexperienced Atlanta locksmith company or door company. This kind of commercial door repair is preventable. A correctly installed door cap on the door below would have kept water from seeping into the top...
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Problems with the Kwikset smartkey product line.

Sounds like the perfect solution anytime you want to re-key your locks you can just simply do it yourself, right? I was one of the first locksmiths serving the Marietta area that found out the product in its infancy was made from a poor material. Within weeks there was a YouTube video on how to unlock a Kwikset smartkey deadbolt with a flat head screwdriver in seconds. Kwikset has come a long way however with their smart key product. It is not quite as vulnerable as it was when it was first ini...
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Door Closers

Door closers have many uses other than just closing a door. First they help commercial buildings be more energy efficient. They make sure doors that have limited access close behind the people that are key holders. Door closers also control the rate in which they close so that the door doesn't hit you in the back. Most importantly they control the rate a fire can spread through a building. As a result many local fire codes require them. Door closers work with springs and hydraulic fluid to c...
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Replacing Storefront hinges or pivots Vs. Installing A Continuous Hinge

We went out on a Kennesaw Locksmith Call and found one of the most common problems with commercial storefront style doors are failing storefront pivots, otherwise known as storefront hinges. Storefront pivots attach to the top and the bottom of the door and sometimes you'll see one or two more holding the storefront door to the frame of the door.  Overtime with wear and settling these hinges will either cause a door to rub at either the top or side of the aluminum door frame or on the threshol...
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Adams Rite Storefront Locks

Adams Rite Storefront Locks Adams Rite Storefront Locks are found in most aluminum style storefront doors. They all come with very similar problems, most of which are very easy to solve. For instance when the cylinders just suddenly start rejecting keys or not releasing the keys  There are only a few different styles of Adams Rite locks and they come in similar back sets. Firstly the deadbolt Available in 3 back sets 1 1/2"  31/32"  1 1/8" Secondly the hook bolt Available in 3 ...
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The risks of social media

Facebook should really be called Casebook       Here are just a few pieces of information you can learn from the average facebook account.   where you live if your married If your single Age where you work what you drive what you wear what schools your kids go to what schools you go to where you shop work history what your email address is what your phone number is what hours you work who your family members and friends are where they work...
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