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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Did some work on some bathroom doors at Cartersville City Hall

It's inevitable we end up doing work on the locks on local city government buildings. Bathroom doors get so much traffic that eventually the locks, hinges, door closers and even the doors themselves fall in to disrepair. These are some pictures of a very simple job that we did for Cartersville City Hall we just simply added a few that bolts and then replaced 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 Adairsvil...
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Pool gate locks and keys

Time to get pool gates ready for action for this summer. Every year neighborhoods and homeowners associations change the keys on their pool gates. Is that time of year that locksmiths practically bathe in brass shavings, and we love every minute of it. Time to decide who has paid their homeowners association dues. This It's also a good time for homeowners associations to decide whether or not they would like to renew someone's ability to use the pool. Whether someone has not paid their d...
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Quick response is a lifestyle

Needless to say when it comes to the locksmith business or the commercial door business quick response is a must. When locked out of your house or locked out of your car or business you can't schedule that. It is an absolute emergency at times. Businesses have to open on time. People get locked out of offices that are critical to the function of not only businesses but also places like the police stations and hospitals and schools. As hard as it is to believe even business doors Just fall of...
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Safe Service

In the twenty years offering safe service and being a locksmith for Cartersville, Kennesaw, Acworth, and surrounding areas we have opened thousands of safes. We open Sentry safes, Winchester safes, Cannon safes, Brinks safes and probably far more than what I could even begin to list. How much does it cost to get a safe opened? Well as much as I hate to say it this really kind of depends on the safe, but Sentry safes typically run $150 but once a Sentry safe is open it's really useless an...
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Getting your locks changed or rekeyed

I was changing some locks in Cartersville and I was speaking to a customer and evidently, a lot of people don't realize that you don't have to replace all of the lock hardware on your home anymore. You can just simply have your locks rekeyed. At a fraction of the cost. Is it less expensive to rekey locks or replace them? Most locksmiths charge somewhere around $15 per keyhole to rekey locks. After a lock is rekeyed anyone that previously had a key will no longer have an operational key. "...
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We open safes and this one in Rockmart, Ga had to be drilled.

After 20 years of providing lock and safe service to the Cartersville and Rockmart areas, you could definitely say we've had to open a safe or two. Here are a few of the safes we've unlocked, and serviced: Sentry Cannon Winchester Safari Amsec Fire King Needless to say, if you're looking for someone to unlock a safe we've unlocked hundred of different models. The list of safes that we've opened continues to grow. We can unlock a safe without a combination. Most importan...
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Master Key Systems

Master key systems, when implemented by the wrong company, can be extremely complex, confusing and frustrating. For example, we recently worked on a church in Cartersville, and I could kind of see the early signs of what I call the master key system haze. Confusion had set in. But most importantly she had at least figured out what employees were going to be given access to what areas at the church. Which is extremely untypical by the way. Master keyed lock setup Master key setup is the mo...
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Is it cheaper to rekey locks or replace them?

In short if your looking to rekey more than two locks YES! The cost of quality lock hardware has gone up significantly in the last few years and the quality has gone down, so re-keying is a great alternative. Although they may have self re-keyable locks now they simply don't hold up. Just as a precaution before I start offering a new product I always use it. The new Kwikset smart key locks that I installed on my home only lasted 18 months. The average cost to rekey locks is somewhere arou...
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Hollow metal doors with full glass installed in Atlanta

I was really excited about this particular install in Atlanta. We installed 2 new hollow metal doors with full glass, 2 new door closers, and 2 new panic bars with ADA compliant lever handles "handicap compliant". This particular opening previously had two wood doors with tiny little rectangular pieces of glass. The limited natural light made the whole hollow way very dark. This door had also started to swell "like most commercial wood exterior doors" so it was time to change the doors. The...
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New Push-Button LSDA Combination Grade 1 Lever Lock

Lsda in the past has introduced many push-button locks to their lineup however most of them were residential combination locks, and to be quite Frank most locksmiths wouldn't sell them. Because they were kind of an Asian import that wasn't of shall we say "exceptional quality". This new LSDA commercial push-button lock is extremely high quality. The first thing you notice when you hold the lock is the weight of a lock. This is not a rinky-dink contraption that isn't going to last. This is a...
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Installed a few hollow steel doors in Cartersville

Hollow steel door installations can get a little hairy at times. This is one of those rare occasions where we both walked away from the job and agreed it went super smooth. We installed two hollow steel door with two rekeyed lever locks on two new panic bars, with two new door closers . Lastly we installed two full surface continuous hinges One very rusty door in Cartersville with a perfect frame gets a door swap. After installing the new hollow metal door in the doorway with a fau...
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We unlock big rigs / semi trucks / or big trucks

We unlock big rigs and unlock semi trucks quickly and professionally. Unlocking semi trucks or big rigs has been part of our business for 20 years. We offer emergency response to unlock semi trucks or big rigs in Emerson, Cartersville, Kennesaw, Adairsville, Calhoun and White Georgia. We also unlock big rigs or big trucks in Kennesaw, Acworth, and Marietta. Our response time is just 45 minutes to an hour in that area, and we don't necessarily consider that an emergency response time. However a ...
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Push button locks installed in Rome, Ga today

I just installed some push button locks. We also install deadbolts otherwise known as bolt locks in Rome, Ga. I asked the customer if there was a reason why they had chosen to put combination locks on all of their doors? Laughing they responded, because we keep locking ourselves out over and over again. A few Other locks other to consider Well needless to say push button locks have become very affordable here lately. Installing them has not always been an affordable option. Here's some...
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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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