locksmith Marietta Georgia

The locksmith Marietta Georgia turned to in 1999 is still in business going on 25 years. The business was started right off of Whitlock avenue. I was 24 at the time. I had worked for several different companies that specialized in many different kinds of locksmith work. Being a well seasoned locksmith in Marietta Georgia was definitely very helpful. Whether it was access control, commercial work, residential work, or even automotive work. Not to toot my own horn but my skill set was pretty d...
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Panic bars or crash bars

There are several names for these products. Although I've heard panic bars. I've also heard crash bars, and then lastly I've heard the term rim exit device. The funny thing is, if you were to ask a manufacturer of one of these devices what they would call them they would call call them rim exit devices. But I don't think I've ever actually had a customer call me at any point in time and ask for a rim exit device. If they did I would probably fall over. Heck I've been a locksmith for 25 years, a...
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Securing your business when you lose an employee.

Securing your business is first thing you must do when you let an employee go. You want to make sure that when you cut ties with this employee, they will no longer be a threat in any way shape or form. There are the obvious things such as all information needs to be immediately unaccessible. Any property that the employee has of yours needs to be back in your possession. Do not give the employee any idea that they're going to be termonated until you have that property back in your possessi...
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Community pool locks and HOA pool locks

Every year we have lots of different HOAs that call us looking for us to rekey their pool. We also can modify gates to install push button locks or proximity key fob locks. We work with lots of communities but we're always looking for more. This particular type of work for us is some of the most enjoyable work. If your neighborhood should have a community pool or tennis area that needs to be secured, we can do that. We cut thousands of keys every year for neighborhoods just like...
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locksmith in Cartersville Georgia

NorthStar is a locksmith in Cartersville Georgia. Not only do we work here but we also live here, So we are a local locksmith in every since of the word. We are extremely familiar with the area. This helps us get to you quickly. If you should happen to be locked out of a vehicle or a home or even a business You're going to want someone there quickly. However most people certainly don't want to pay emergency rates to get someone there quickly. If you should need a locksmith in Cartersville G...
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Who’s the closest locksmith to my location

At one point in time You could simply type in closest locksmith to my location and you would actually get the closest locksmith to you. Nowadays there are call centers and companies that do nothing but sell leads to locksmiths. This can be pretty problematic. People that need a locksmith quickly certainly do not want to wait for information to travel from one company to another company. When you go through one of these services obviously the locksmith who is buying the lead is paying for them. ...
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Detex door exit alarm

One thing that all businesses run into eventually is internal theft. Today we're in Woodstock, Ga installing a Detex door exit alarm. These door alarms work with a magnetic loop sensor so when the door opens the door alarm will sound. If someone would like to walk out of the door without the alarm sounding they will require a key. Once the alarm sounds you have to have a key in order to turn off the alarm. The one we're installing here in Woodstock, Ga is not being installed to prevent th...
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kwikset lock failures

kwikset lock company has been around since 1946. They've had many designs and redesigns over the years. In the last few years kwikset has had a lot of quality control problems. A lot of the knob locks have had failing latches. People are quite literally getting locked inside of their homes because of these failures. The last thing you want if your house should never catch on fire is to not be able to get out, because of a latch failure. Kwikset latches fail in a way that will not allow you ...
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Commercial Door Replacement

We try to avoid commercial door replacement by repairing the metal, aluminum, or wood doors you have. However, when someone uses a crowbar of some kind to break into a commercial door replacement is unavoidable. Paint your doors routinely or they will rust. Once a door is rusty and there's just no fixing rust. This is why many aluminum doors will outlast steel doors. Metal door replacement is a bulk of our business because of rust that is completely avoidable. It is not uncommon for wood...
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Quality lock hardware

There's a very large difference between the quality hardware that we install compared to 90% of the lock and door companies out there. We've been in the business for 23 years now. In turn, what this means for you is we know what lock hardware is good. We also know what lock hardware is garbage, and what quality hardware will stay on the door for 5 years maintenance-free. Most locksmith companies' primary objective is to buy low and sell high. They buy it low and sell it high. These companie...
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Changing locks or Re-keying locks

Changing locks....There are a lot of different terms that describe the same. A lot of people refer to it as rekeying. I've heard it described as we tumbling. I just call it a lock change. Essentially when we re-key a lock what we're actually doing is replacing the pins inside of the lock. So when will you say that we're changing locks, We change locks with different sizes of pins. Therefore the old key will no longer work and a new key will. The benefit to this is it's cheaper than replacin...
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Copy of our Georgia locksmith business license

Here is a copy of our state of Georgia locksmith business license. When you choose a locksmith choose a Licensed locksmith. When someone is in business they carry the necessary insurance and licensing and someone that just operates out of their car doesn't. Having a business license in the state of Georgia requires you to have no felonies on your record. If someone should say that they have a Georgia locksmith business license and not actually be one according to their business licens...
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Certificate of Commercial liability Insurance

Commercial liability insurance it's really only something that comes into play if something really bad happens. However if a door should fall and shatter on a car we have you covered. A million and one things can go wrong this is why I choose to stay covered. Unlike many we don't just have liability insurance we have workman's comp as well. If someone should drill through their hand they're covered. When you choose to do business with Northstar you're doing business with a company that plan...
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Locks are only as good as the doors you put them on.

We repair and replace a lot of commercial metal doors and here lately we've run into this particular situation quite a bit. Someone will cut a door in half at the bottom so that they don't have to open the door and trigger the magnetic alarm contact at the top of the door. What they do is just open the bottom of the door by using a grinder and a cutting wheel. Our new door has a preventative on the inside of the door that keeps this from happening but as you can see the old door they didn't hav...
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Door Closers

At the top of every commercial door there's a hydraulic device called a door closer. Door closers control the rate a door closes. They keep doors from slamming on fingers. They also keep glass from breaking from hard door slams. There are a few different types of door closers: surface mounted closers Concealed overhead closures shotgun closers Floor closers Door closers typically run anywhere $120 and in rare cases all the way up to $500 but most of them don't typically exce...
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Adding a window to a commercial door

In a commercial environment hollow metal doors become dangerous without a viewing window. How many times have you seen someone get struck by a door just simply because the person that was opening it had no idea there was someone behind it? That's why windows can be so beneficial. Even if it's a small viewing window it gives someone the opportunity to see someone coming. In hospital settings you almost always see a viewing window in most of their doors. There's just so much foot traffic that ...
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The E-plex 2000 push-button lever lock saves time and money

The E-plex 2000 push-button lever lock has become a go-to to the locksmith community for over 10 years now. It's ideal for situations where you have under 100 employees. The lock enables you to assign an individual code for up to 100 users. When you terminate an employee you just delete their user code. Making it possible to change the lock without having to call a locksmith out every time you terminate an employee. A KABA E-Plex 2000 push-button lock installed for $650.00 The E-plex 2000...
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We specialize in commercial door and hardware installation and repair

We were working on some commercial doors and hardware on the job we were on today in Marietta. We installed two half-surface continuous hinges, 5 door closers, and stabilized 8 frame legs that had become disconnected. Whereas most door companies would have replaced the doors and frames. After the door repair, We were able to extend their doors lives for at least another 10 years. This will give them worry-free operation for 10 years instead of selling them a brand new door and frame. Here l...
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Commercial lock and door repair in Marietta

We're one of the very few commercial door repair companies that work on all different types of commercial doors and locks. When these double doors started to sag they dragged threshold so they didn't close properly. This door had a push bar that had broken off and had somehow gotten lost in the shuffle. So we supplied a new aluminum push bar and installed two full surface continuous hinges on both doors. We scheduled this door repair early in the morning so that we were not underfoot. By the ...
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Worked on a few locks and doors in Cartersville

Today we did a little work on the locks and doors on the Cartersville city hall bathrooms. Bathroom doors get so much traffic that eventually the locks, hinges, door closers, and even the doors themselves fall into disrepair. These are some pictures of a very simple job that we did for Cartersville City Hall. We just simply added a few bolts and then replaced a lock. A mortise lock body that had just simply worn out over 30 years. We do a lot of work for the city of Cartersville as well as ...
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