Top 3 Electric Pick Guns | Mr. Locksmith™ Video

Top 3 Electric Pick Guns | Mr. Locksmith™ Video

For further info and to sign up for my new On-LIne “How to Pick Locks” Course go to

Mr. Locksmith New Westminster.

There is a lot of electric picks to choose from. Also, lots of garbage out there. In my opinion, it boils down to these three, and it really depends upon your budget, and what you’re doing.

DINO: It is Chinese made. It is the Dino and is very good. It’s really nice holding a pick, gun-style. I like this. It’s offshore made, I sort of have some problems with that, but it’s held up pretty good in the classroom, with lots of locksmith students. So this is a good choice. You can check my links online. It’s a good product. It’s okay, I like it. I do use it.

KRONOS: This is the Kronos, made in Germany. This is phenomenal. It’s actually extremely well-made. It’s very, very effective. This is gonna last you a long time in your kit. I have no problems at all with the quality, how it’s made. I love the battery in this. It’s absolutely fantastic. It’s good for an hour after you charge it, and you get two batteries. You’re good for two hours of picking. That’s gonna last you a good week, or a couple weeks depending upon how busy you are. It’s great. It’s very well made, and it holds nicely. I love it.

WENDT: The Rolls-Royce is the Wendt. It’s good for almost any lock in the world. It’s got a lot of adjustments. It’s extremely expensive. For service trucks, with locksmiths, you can’t go wrong with this. For the price, and everything else, this is it. What I would recommend, everybody has this one. This is good, but again I don’t like the quality of most offshore stuff. The Germans make fantastic picks, electric picks.

The Kronos is the go-to for in the truck, every day, in my toolbox. When I’ve got those jobs that are very high-end, that have to go in, of course, I’ve got this, but this is my backup for everything else. If you have to worry about different parts of the world, this is it. They’re great, but they’re not meant for covert. There are some special models that are quiet, but for the locksmiths, it even Locksport. These things put everything to shame. This is my number one chase for locksmiths, or if you are into Locksport, if you can cheat and get away with this.

For locksmiths, we are not cheating. We just want to get in, we’re for profit. They’re all moneymakers. They will make you money. And I think these two will last you a long time, Let’s see how they do against a wide range of locks from all over the world.

I hope you enjoyed watching this video. Subscribe to my channel. Also, visit my website, and you can see what online locksmith training I have for beginners, intermediate, and advanced, as well as my covert methods of entry, and my non-destructive methods of entry. For further info and to sign up for my new On-LIne “How to Pick Locks” Course go to http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/

NOTE: New On-Line How to Picks Lock is now available at Mr. Locksmith™

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing On-LIne and Hands-On locksmith training to people, businesses and Law Enforcement all across North America and Asia. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227. For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

 

 

 

How to Pick Locks On-Line Course | Mr. Locksmith™

How to Pick Locks On-Line Course | Mr. Locksmith Blog

For further information go to http://www.mrlocksmithtraining.com/product/how-to-pick-locks-online-course/

I will teach you how to rekey and pick locks like a Professional Locksmith.

This is an On-Line Locksmith Class covering basic to advanced Lock Picking Methods and Techniques. Learning how to pick open locks starts with learning the basic to advanced methods of lock picking. The locksmith student will learn the various methods of picking open a lock. I have been teaching locksmith, military, police, law enforcement and Fire Departments for over 30 years how to pick open deadbolts, key-in-knob, padlocks, filing cabinets and “pick resistant” and “pick proof” locks. The lock picking class will cover the basic methods are as “Rake,” “Feel” and “Rake and Feel” lock picking methods to advanced lock picking techniques to open locks with mushroom, spool, and spiral pins and how to use bump keys.

On-Line “How to Pick Locks” will cover and discuss:

– Picking a lock
– Opening a lock with no keys
– Single pin picking, Feel Method, French Method
– Raking, Jiggling, Bumping, Scrubbing
– Can you lock even be picked?
– High-Security Locks
– Tubular, Ace, etc.
– The lock has malfunctioned.
– Reading Locks
– Buying Picks
– Making Picks
– Electronic Picks
– Pick Guns
– Methods of Entry
– Legal Issues
– Tools
– Preparation for Entry
– Setup your own Lock Practice Boards
– Automotive Lock Picking
– Other Lock Bypass Methods
– DAME (Defense Against Methods of Entry)
– Rekey Key in Knobs
– Shiming a lock
– Other methods to Open a lock

Coming Soon!

*How to use the brand new Lishi Kwikset and Schlage picks!!!

How to Pick Locks On-Line Course | Mr. Locksmith™

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing On-LIne and Hands-On locksmith training to people, businesses and Law Enforcement all across North America and Asia. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training 

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

About Terry Whin-Yates

I am very happy to announce I have a new online course on how to pick locks. And it goes from the basic raking methods right up to the single pin picking or the field methods. So you can pick easily the Kwikset, the Weisers, the Schlage. You can learn how to do this.

I show you how to set up your practice pick boards using all the different picks. Also, I have all the newest electric pick guns.

I was just at Lishi, unveiling of the Kwikset Lishi picks. Those are going to be fantastic. They have a residential line that’s geared for Kwikset and Schlage, five and six pin.

The online course is good for locksmiths, Lock Sport, you get a good basic understanding here, and as well as we are going to be having more info for the police and the fire departments. I have been asked by a lot of fire departments to have more training for them.

This is going to be a great online course. I have over a dozen videos now. I have more videos being added to it all the time. So sign up now. I got a great introductory price for everybody. I look forward to hearing your comments.

Mr. Locksmith Hands-On Locksmith Training in Las Vegas!

Mr. Locksmith Hands-On Locksmith Training in Las Vegas!

For further info go to Mr. Locksmith Training.

Real hands-on locksmithing class designed to teach engineering or maintenance employees for small or large facilities (School, Hospital, Corrections, Policing, etc.) and is a good start for beginners to help you become a locksmith, In-House Institutional Locksmith or start your own locksmith business.

Upcoming Classes in LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Mr Locksmith Training Las Vegas

 

 

In this training you will:

  • Cut and duplicate keys on code key machines and key duplicator machines.
  • Rekey locks
  • Shim
  • Trouble shoot
  • Pick locks
  • Take apart (and put back together) locks (deadbolts and key in knobs).
  • Lock-outs, broken keys and picking locks.
  • Design a mini Master key system and master key their locks.
  • Rekey Deadbolt
  • Rekey Key in Knobs
  • Shiming a lock
  • Locksmith Training
  • Picking a lock
  • Opening a lock with no keys
  • Single pin picking, Feel Method, French Method
  • Raking, Jiggling, Bumping, Scrubbing
  • Can you lock even be picked?
  • High Security Locks
  • Tubular, Ace, etc.
  • Lock has malfunctioned.
  • Reading
  • Buying Picks
  • Making Picks
  • Electronic Picks
  • Pick Guns
  • Methods of Entry
  • Legal Issues
  • Tactics
  • Tools
  • Preparation for Entry
  • Setup your own Lock Practice Boards
  • Automotive Lock Picking
  • Other Lock Bypass Methods
  • DAME (Defense Against Methods of Entry)
  • And lots more!

The Mr. Locksmith Hands-On Locksmithing Course includes all supplies, lock picks, tools and material needed to take the course with.

This class is only $1,500.00.

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with over 30+ years of locksmithing experience and a BA (Hons) in Criminology. I will teach you how to rekey and pick locks like a Professional Locksmith. This is a Hands-On Locksmith Class covering basic to advanced Lock Picking Methods and Techniques. Learning how to pick open locks starts with learning the basic to advanced methods of lock picking. The locksmith student will learn the various methods of picking open a lock. I have been teaching locksmith, military and police for over 30 years how to pick open deadbolts, key-in-knob, padlocks, filing cabinets and “pick resistant” and “pick proof” locks. The lock picking class will cover the basic methods are as “Rake,” “Feel” and “Rake and Feel” lock picking methods to advanced lock picking techniques to open locks with mushroom, spool and spiral pins.

All Lock Picking Students will get access to my five (5) online video on Picking Locks, Using Plug Spinners, etc. and my new book. FREE for all students! As an added bonus you will get a copy of my new book “Penetration Expert:”How to be a Professional Lock Picker” for FREE and access to Five (5) or my Private On-line Lock Picking Videos. Important Note: All students must pass a Criminal Records Check / Security Clearance from your local Police Force.

All past students will also receive a special bonus! I’ll also throw in a Lab Smart Wedge Universal Pin Kit (.003) a $200 value!

In addition, if you want to purchase lock picks and join the “Penetration Expert: Locksmiths Always Get In” Lock Picking Club you must pass a Criminal Records Check / Security Clearance.

Upcoming Classes in LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

See you in Las Vegas!

“If I’d only known, I would have been a locksmith.” Albert Einstein

Visit my website for On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/

Terry Whin-Yates BA (Hons) Criminology, 3rd Generation Locksmith, 35+ Years Locksmith email: [email protected]

 

 

 

16th Century Locksmith Tool “Danner’s Breaking Screw” | Mr. Locksmith Blog

16th Century Locksmith Tool “Danner’s Breaking Screw” | Mr. Locksmith Blog

For further information go to www.mrlocksmith.com

Medieval Locksmith Tools.

16th Century Danner’s Breaking Screw LocksmithTool

 

 

 

Leonhard Danner of Nuremberg was a Sixteenth-Century Nuremberger engineer/inventor. Nuremberger (Nürnberg) was the leading metalworking centre of Europe.

Danner was renowned for inventing and manufacturing instruments which could demolish strong Medieval Moorish castle walls, gadgets for breaking through locks and metal bars as well as creating lifting machinery for heavy artillery. At the same time, he was also producing delicate artistic works.

The Danner screw device or “Dannscher Brechschrauber” which could destroy locks came from his workshop around 1560 and the operation of the vicelike tool was as simple as it was effective. The machine’s lawless efficiency and capacity to enable criminal behaviour was quickly recognized by the Nuremberg City Council and they issued a decree banning it from January 16, 1561. Anyone requesting such an apparatus should be reported to the reigning mayor and instructions for manufacturing them were restricted. This did not prevent more of these ‘Dannscher Brechschrauber’ being manufactured.

Medieval Locksmith Tools: 

“Die Brechschraube bestand aus zwei Haken, die unter die Schlossdecke geklemmt werden konnten, und einer Gewindestange, die es wirklich kinderleicht machte, das Schloss von der Tür zu reißen.”

“Danner’s breaking screw consisted of two hooks, which could be stuck undethe lock cover, and a thread bar, which made it really simple, to break the lock of the door.”

As a consequence of this invention, locksmiths developed far better and secure locks and other locksmiths, criminals, etc. invented methods to defeat these new locks.

 

Call Mr. Locksmith for further information http://www.mrlocksmith.com/

or email: [email protected]

 

Mr. Locksmith Vancouver

Vancouver Locksmith Main: (604) 239-0882

Downtown Vancouver Locksmith: (604) 262-1907

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Mr. Locksmith Automotive: (604) 259-7617

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you by Terry Whin-Yates for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training

For Mr. Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

 

 

 

References

Les Cahiers de la Musee National de la Renaissance, Le Banc d’Orfevre de l’Electeur de Saxe, (Paris, 2012)
Herman Maué, et al.,(eds), Quasi Centrum Europae: Europa kauft in Nürnberg 1400–1800, (Nürnberg, 2002)
Watanabe-O’Kelly, Helen, Court Culture in Dresden: From Renaissance to Baroque, (Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2002)

 

 

 

Forbes: “This Popular Fire Safe Can Be Opened In About One Second”

Forbes: “This Popular Fire Safe Can Be Opened In About One Second”

For further info to to Forbes.com

Marc Tobias and Terry Whin-Yates open a locked Sentry Fire Safe in seconds with a Rare Earth Magnet.

No sign of entry of damage.

This is a Sentry Fire Safe and not a Burglary safe.

 

 

For Hands-on Locksmith Training in a City near you.   Coming soon, online locksmith training including opening safes!

 

Electronic Sentry Safe opened in seconds with no signs of entry

Schlage CO 200 Access Control Lock | Mr. Locksmith Blog

 

Schlage CO 200 Access Control Lock | Mr. Locksmith Blog

For further information go to Mr. Locksmith Access Control

Keyless lock features & benefits:

  • Convenient keyless access;
  • Customizable to fit your personal access and security needs;
  • Suitable for front, side & back doors as well as garage entry doors, etc;
  • Replacement time usually around 30 minutes;
  • Simple instructions to reprogram access codes;
  • ANSI/BHMA Grade 2 Certified;
  • Fits standard door openings;
  • Straightforward installation – no wires;
  • Battery-operated system with 3 year battery life;
  • Flexible to your budget;
  • For business customers there are commercial-level keyless entry systems which enable the use of dozens of access codes programmed  to a timetable and linked to your master code;
  • Employees can be assigned individual access codes which can be activated for particular times of day or night and disabled when they are not scheduled to use them. The system will automatically provide records of their use times and frequency for your analysis;
  •  Hundreds of accessible codes plus ease of programming means you can grant temporary access swiftly and simply;
  • Having a master code means you can never lock yourself out or be over-ridden
  • We offer a range of UL listed residential deadbolts for residential clients wanting a keyless access system;
  • All systems are easily reprogrammed if you want to change your passcode
  • As secure as any standard deadbolt system and with the convenience and added security of not having keys to carry around, lose or have stolen.

 

 

 

 

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you by Terry Whin-Yates for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/.

Professional Certificate in Institutional Locksmithing | Mr. Locksmith Training

Professional Certificate in Institutional Locksmithing | Mr. Locksmith Training

Professional | Mr. Locksmith Training

To Sign-up for The Professional Certificate in Institutioinal Locksmithing go to Mr. Locksmith Training.

12 – 24 Months Institutional On-Line Locksmithing Class which is designed to teach engineering or maintenance employees for large facilities (School, Hospital, Corrections, etc.).

Certificate in Insitutional Locksmithing

 

The Hands-on and On-line Professional Insitutional Locksmith course provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of Insitutional Locks.

There are many advantages to having a professionally trained Insitutional locksmith on staff.  Upgrading your maintance, carpenters to be your in-house Insitutional Locksmith will save you thousands of dollars per year. Every door in your facility has a locks and key or an access control system. These locks often need to be re-keyed, repaired, or replaced.  Having a professional trained Insitutional Locksmith on staff at your facility can help efficiently resolve security issues and can also better secure your facilities.  This will also provide a significant cost savings over calling a contract locksmith.  This course is designed to teach your In-House Maintenance Staff how to perform Insitutional locksmithing in house.

Bringing your locksmithing in-house will save you time, money and provide better security.

The training in this Insitutional Locksmith course will provide you with the skills necessary to become a more efficient and competent technician who can service, install, troubleshoot and masterkey, industrial lock systems.

This On-Line and Hands-on Insitutional Locksmith Training gives you the opportunity to have professionally trained Locksmith’s on your property daily. This saves you money, time, secures your facilities, resolves security issues, gives you first line of defense and improves your Facility Management.  This program was designed for the beginner as well as the experienced locksmith. We take you from the first steps in locksmithing to advanced locksmithing.

Complete Series: Includes all Introduction to On-Line Insitutional Locksmith Training and an added Bonus the Consumer Safe Series (Sentry Safes, First Alert Safes, Hotel Safes, etc.) and Institutional Safes.

  • Rekeying Locks
  • Master-keying
  • Key Control
  • Institutional Software for Key and Lock Control
  • High Security Locks
  • Emergency Lock Down Procedures
  • Emergency Lock Down Locks and Doors
  • Servicing Panic Hardware
  • Padlocks
  • Key Blank Idenfication
  • Duplicating and Cutting Keys by Code
  • How to open malfunctioning locks
  • How to open vandalized locks
  • Bypass Techniques
  • Stand Alone Access Control
  • Integrated Access Control
  • Panic Hardware
  • Door Closers
  • Securiing High Risk Areas
  • Lock type identification, installation and service
  • ANSI/BHMA standards
  • Padlocks (regular to High Security)
  • Safes
  • Suppliers
  • Skype Conferencing or by appointment.

Exam: Optional On-line exam is 200 questions.

To Sign-up for The Certificate in Institutional Locksmithing go to Mr. Locksmith Training.

 

 

 

* Help with key control and master keying issues
* Help with technical information
* Help locating parts, supplies, key codes, etc.
* Help communicating internal needs to their institution.
* Help with electronic or access control issues.

Duties of an Insitutional Locksmith

Duties of an Insitutional Locksmith include installing, adjusting and repairing locks, making keys, and changing lock combinations. Locksmiths work on residential, automotive, commercial and institutional lock sets and door hardware. Locksmiths may also install and maintain more sophisticated security systems.

In general, the duties of an Insitutional Locksmith include:

  • servicing and installing high-security lock systems and key control systems, window bars, deadlocks, and keyless entry locks
  • repairing, replacing, or adjusting damaged or defective components of an entrance or exit door, including door closers, hinges, electric release mechanisms and sometimes the door itself
  • changing lock key combinations by inserting new pins into locks
  • designing complex master key systems for industry, governments, and institutions

Insitutional Locksmith Working Conditions

Usually Insitutional Locksmiths work a five-day week but may be on-call nights and weekends to respond to emergencies. Some Institutional Locksmiths are may be required to work longer hours and have clerical duties related to running and maintaining larger facilities. Some Insitutional Locksmith shops, especially mobile units, may be small and crowded, requiring Insitutional Locksmiths to work around benches, counters and stock. They sometimes are required to work in awkward or confined spaces. Those working in mobile units may be required to work in adverse weather conditions.

To Sign-up for The Certificate in Institutional Locksmithing go to Mr. Locksmith Training.

 

Mr Locksmith Kickstarter Picks

Lab Wedge Pin Kit. Great for the Locksmith Shop or Service Truck

Vancouver 4 Days Hands-on Insitutional Locksmith Training | Mr. Locksmith

Vancouver 4 Days Hands-on Insitutional Locksmith Training | Mr. Locksmith

To Sign-up for The Professional Certificate in Institutioinal Locksmithing go to Mr. Locksmith Training.

The Hands-on and On-line Professional Insitutional Locksmith course provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of Insitutional Locks.

4 Days Hands-on Locksmith Training: Vancouver BC.

  • May 8-11, 2017 – Monday to Thursday (10am-3pm) Vancouver, British Columbia (SFU Harbour Centre, 555 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver BC)
  • June 5-8, 2017 – Monday to Thursday (10am-3pm) Vancouver, British Columbia (SFU Harbour Centre, 555 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver BC)
  • October 16-19, 2017 – Monday to Thursday (10am-3pm) Vancouver, British Columbia (SFU Harbour Centre, 555 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver BC)
  • January 22-25, 2018 – Monday to Thursday (10am-3pm) Vancouver, British Columbia (SFU Harbour Centre, 555 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver BC)

12 – 24 Months Institutional On-Line Locksmithing Class which is designed to teach engineering or maintenance employees for large facilities (School, Hospital, Corrections, etc.).

Certificate in Insitutional Locksmithing

Real hands-on locksmithing class  designed to teach engineering or maintenance employees for small or large facilities (School, Hospital, Corrections, Policing, etc.) and is a good start for beginners to help you become a locksmith or start your own locksmith business.

Our Mr. Locksmith Professional Locksmith state-of-the-art training provides hands-on comprehensive knowledge about locking and unlocking principles, security issues, and effective use of cutting-edge products.

During the 4 Day Hands-On Locksmith Class taught by Terry Whin-Yates each student will cut over 25+ keys per students (by code and manual key machines) and rekey, shim, pick open, take apart (and put back together) lots of locks (deadbolts and key in knobs). Also, lock-outs, broken keys and picking locks. Learn the two most popular methods of picking locks and my own technique that I have developed over the past 35 years to pick open locks.

There are many advantages to having a professionally trained Insitutional locksmith on staff.  Upgrading your maintance, carpenters to be your in-house Insitutional Locksmith will save you thousands of dollars per year. Every door in your facility has a locks and key or an access control system. These locks often need to be re-keyed, repaired, or replaced.  Having a professional trained Insitutional Locksmith on staff at your facility can help efficiently resolve security issues and can also better secure your facilities.  This will also provide a significant cost savings over calling a contract locksmith.  This course is designed to teach your In-House Maintenance Staff how to perform Insitutional locksmithing in house.

Bringing your locksmithing in-house will save you time, money and provide better security.

The training in this Insitutional Locksmith course will provide you with the skills necessary to become a more efficient and competent technician who can service, install, troubleshoot and masterkey, industrial lock systems.

This On-Line and Hands-on Insitutional Locksmith Training gives you the opportunity to have professionally trained Locksmith’s on your property daily. This saves you money, time, secures your facilities, resolves security issues, gives you first line of defense and improves your Facility Management.  This program was designed for the beginner as well as the experienced locksmith. We take you from the first steps in locksmithing to advanced locksmithing.

Complete Series: Includes all Introduction to On-Line Insitutional Locksmith Training and an added Bonus the Consumer Safe Series (Sentry Safes, First Alert Safes, Hotel Safes, etc.) and Institutional Safes.

  • Rekeying Locks
  • Master-keying
  • Key Control
  • Institutional Software for Key and Lock Control
  • High Security Locks
  • Emergency Lock Down Procedures
  • Emergency Lock Down Locks and Doors
  • Servicing Panic Hardware
  • Padlocks
  • Key Blank Idenfication
  • Duplicating and Cutting Keys by Code
  • How to open malfunctioning locks
  • How to open vandalized locks
  • Bypass Techniques
  • Stand Alone Access Control
  • Integrated Access Control
  • Panic Hardware
  • Door Closers
  • Securing High Risk Areas
  • Lock type identification, installation and service
  • ANSI/BHMA standards
  • Padlocks (regular to High Security)
  • Safes
  • Suppliers
  • Skype Conferencing or by appointment.

Exam: Optional On-line exam is 200 questions.

To Sign-up for The Certificate in Institutional Locksmithing go to Mr. Locksmith Training.

* Help with key control and master keying issues
* Help with technical information
* Help locating parts, supplies, key codes, etc.
* Help communicating internal needs to their institution.
* Help with electronic or access control issues.

Duties of an Insitutional Locksmith

Duties of an Insitutional Locksmith include installing, adjusting and repairing locks, making keys, and changing lock combinations. Locksmiths work on residential, automotive, commercial and institutional lock sets and door hardware. Locksmiths may also install and maintain more sophisticated security systems.

In general, the duties of an Insitutional Locksmith include:

  • servicing and installing high-security lock systems and key control systems, window bars, deadlocks, and keyless entry locks
  • repairing, replacing, or adjusting damaged or defective components of an entrance or exit door, including door closers, hinges, electric release mechanisms and sometimes the door itself
  • changing lock key combinations by inserting new pins into locks
  • designing complex master key systems for industry, governments, and institutions

Insitutional Locksmith Working Conditions

Usually Insitutional Locksmiths work a five-day week but may be on-call nights and weekends to respond to emergencies. Some Institutional Locksmiths are may be required to work longer hours and have clerical duties related to running and maintaining larger facilities. Some Insitutional Locksmith shops, especially mobile units, may be small and crowded, requiring Insitutional Locksmiths to work around benches, counters and stock. They sometimes are required to work in awkward or confined spaces. Those working in mobile units may be required to work in adverse weather conditions.

To Sign-up for The Certificate in Institutional Locksmithing go to Mr. Locksmith Training.

Mr Locksmith Kickstarter Picks

Lab Wedge Pin Kit. Great for the Locksmith Shop or Service Truck

Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners,

Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/.

Lock Picks & Tension Wrenches

Open locked Sentry Electronic Data Safe

How to Open a Locked out of Bathroom or Bedroom Video by Mr. Locksmith Part 1

 

How to open a locked bathroom lock or bedroom lock video Part 1 by Mr. Locksmith. At Mr. Locksmith I get several calls a week from customers locked out of Bathroom or Bedrooms. Most of the bathroom locks are very simple to open. This short video is to help you open the 99 percent of bathroom locks.

However, if the lock is malfunctioning or an older style this method will not work See my Video “How to open a Locked Bathroom Lock with a Milk Jug or Credit Card Mr. Locksmith Video” Also, check out my future videos “How to Drill Open a Locked Bathroom or Bedroom lock Part 3” for further information.

Hope this is helpful. Terry Whin-Yates 3rd Generation Locksmith. BA (Hons) Criminology. Mr. Locksmith Vancouver 604-773-5625

Become a Locksmith. Mr. Locksmith Hands-on Locksmith Classes by Terry Whin-Yates, BA (Hons) Criminology, 3rd Generation Locksmith, 25+ years experience. Learn how to rekey, service and pick locks. Canada’s Premier Locksmithing School and Locksmithing Courses to help you become a locksmith or start your own locksmith business. Mr. Locksmith offers locksmith training and locksmith courses across Canada and US. Mr. Locksmith School supplies all our students with the locksmith tools, locksmith supplies and lock pick sets to help you become a locksmith. Learn how to be a Professional Locksmith and open and pick locks.

Visit www.mrlocksmith.com for locksmith class schedule. Become a Locksmith.

“If I’d only known, I would have been a locksmith.” Albert Einstein

Visit my website for Hands-on Locksmith Training Locksmith course dates.
http://www.mrlocksmith.co

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Top 10 Security Tips for Home During Holidays | Mr. Locksmith™ Blog

Top 10 Security Tips for Home During Holidays | Mr. Locksmith™ Blog

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Hi, I’m Terry Whin-Yates fromMr. Locksmith™. I have the Top 10 security tips to secure your home during the holiday season.

1- Rekey Your Locks & Lock Your Doors

2- Lights, leave the TV on

3- Mail

4- Newspapers/Flyers, etc.

5- Alarms

6- CCTV

7- No Gifts seen from the street under the Christmas Tree

8- Lock your windows, doors, etc. all the time.

9- No Empty boxes outside showing off your new TV etc.

10- Facebook and Social Media

Bonus: Engrave everything, take pictures and serial numbers. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Rekey your house or upgrade your deadbolts.

One of the first things you should do is lock your doors. Lock your doors, lock your windows, lock your patio doors, lock your car. Just lock it. It’s amazing how many homes and condos are open. You can walk through the neighborhood, and this is what the crooks do, we call them doorshakers, they just shake the door, see what’s unlocked, they go in and steal your stuff.

The next tip is rekey your house. If you don’t know where every single key is, if you’ve moved in and never changed the locks, if you’ve lost keys, if you’ve lent out keys to repair people, service people, whatever, rekey your house. You gotta know where they all are. It’s amazing how many break-ins happen because somebody has a key, they walk in and just open the door with the key and steal everything you got. So rekey your locks, upgrade your deadbolts put on some good high quality deadbolts that will stop the people from picking, bumping, kicking the doors in. Let’s make that door secure. Put on a good, high quality deadbolt. I have some great high security locks, the Abloy High Security Locks, Medeco and Schlage Primus. Upgrade your deadbolts to a good high-security lock, and don’t get the SmartKeybecause the are  dumb.

Abloy High Security Deadbolt

Abloy High Security Deadbolt

 

Make your house look lived in. If you have lights on, but have them, you know, you could nowadays, with, you could have them on programmable, you can have them turn off and on, get your lights on, have the house look lived in. One of my favorite things to do is when I go away is I leave the TV on. I put the TV on to the news channel, leave it there, I turn up the sound, the flickering of the TV screen makes it look like people are walking around in the house. The other cool feature is outside, all they hear is the bass, they hear boom boom boom boom boom. They can’t hear, they know somebody’s talking inside and they hear the bass outside, they see the flickering lights. Leaving the TV on is a fantastic way of making your house looked in.

Mail and newspapers. You’re going away, get the mail so it’s not piled up. Get somebody picking up your mail. Don’t just let it pack up there and make it look like the home’s not lived in. Same thing with newspapers, junk mail, flyers, all that garbage that comes during the holiday season. Get, if you’re away, get somebody to move it. One of the problems I had where I lived before, I always came in the back door and one day I went out the front door and there was like piles of flyers cuz I never went to the front door. Check your front door, make sure that there’s not a bunch of old stuff there, even if you’re home, you got all this stuff that makes it looks like nobody lives there. So when you’re going away, get some, get a help, get that stuff moved out of there.

One of my favorite security tips is get a gun safe for the home. First of all, if you have firearms, you should have a gun safe anyways to lock up your firearms. Firearms, ammunition, everything. However, you don’t have to have firearms in a gun safe. Even the inexpensive gun safes are a great place to store, you know, some of your, maybe your, some of your expensive china, pictures, paper and valuable items from fire. They will not protect any valuables at all from any burglary attempt. If you seen my other videos, you know how easy it is to open fire safes. Fire safes are good for fire protection only, not for valuables. Papers, that sort of thing. Burglary safes are rated for protecting your items, they’re burglar-resistant, they are meant for your jewelry, your gold, your cash. They are meant to slow down burglars. Your fire safe and your burglary safe should be secured, anchorable to the floor or wall, very easy to do. That slows the criminals down a little bit. You can get a combination fire and burglary safes together, so they have fire protection and burglary-resistant protection, That’s my favorite for the home. They’re not inexpensive, they start at $500 up but they’re a very good investment. You got one safe, does everything. If you have firearms in the house, you need a gun safe. Inexpensive gun safe to expensive gun safe, they’re all good. Of course the more money you spend, the more highly rated they are, the better it is to protect your firearms. One of my favorite thing is you don’t have guns, firearms to protect your goods. Get a big gun safe, anchor it to the wall and floor, and put in some of the stuff that you just don’t want stolen, you know, a few of your watches, some inexpensive jewelry, I put my, I have some favorite china that was given to me by my grandmother, I put my china in the gun safe. It’s big, it’s got a lot of space, I put my cameras in there. Yes, they should go in the fire safe, but half the time, no it’s not going in, so what I do is I put the my cameras, my camera gear, some bits and pieces, some of my favorite stuff is in my gun safe. Alarm systems. The days are now gone when a sticker on your door will stop them from busting in.

Gun Safe

Gun Safe

 

Have a good quality alarm system but realize the limitations. Right now, everybody has alarms. Half the time they’re not turned on. You have an alarm system, turn it on. The thieves kick the door in, the alarm goes off, they run in real quick, steal what they can and get out. Alarm systems are great, but they’re not gonna stop break-ins anymore. One of the recommendations we do to a lot of people if you’re away, it’s inexpensive, but have a runner service. A runner service is a security guard company, when the alarm goes off, they get the notification, forget the police showing up, I don’t know what city you live in, the police never show up to home alarms, especially around the holiday season. It’s a low low priority if they even show up, so if you’re really concerned, have the alarm will go off, the runner service will show up, then if the runner service sees that there’s a break-in, they will call the police, and they will also, you know, you have an arrangement to secure your property if it was busted into. But again, alarm systems are great, they’re inexpensive. Monitored systems are getting less expensive and there’s even systems now that go right to your smartphone so you get a break-in, your smartphone will go off. Which takes me to the next point. I love cameras. You could put cameras inside your house now, cameras are not gonna prevent crime, but they do aide the police in identifying who went in, and if they can look at the video and see who’s been in there, then they can usually piece it together with other break-ins in the area. Burglars and criminals don’t get caught until their 27th break-in, so they’re doing break-in, break-in, break-in, and the statistics show they get caught about every 27th break-in, so they’ve had a good free for all for a long time, so when you have some video evidence, it can help. Also, it’s amazing when you have break-ins and you see it’s a relative or a neighbor, that’s always kind of amazing when you see that. So, cameras are great to have and again, you can monitor these from your smartphone.

If your Christmas tree is visible from outside, because you’re showing off the lights, whatever, don’t have gifts under the Christmas tree. A lot of people that come home after shopping, or out at a party, and every gift under the tree is stolen, you can see it from the street, you can see inside, they got the lights on, they got everything, they looks like nobody’s home, there’s all the gifts, they go in there and steal the gifts. Don’t have your Christmas gifts visible under the tree from outside. Common sense there. This helps a little bit before Christmas, but especially after Christmas or Boxing Day in Canada. Don’t put the empty boxes outside on the street. You got the new TV set, you got the new home theater system, got whatever, don’t put the boxes on the street. Flatten them, cut them, turn them inside out, don’t make it look like you’ve got that brand new super duper 4K TV set, and there’s the empty box sitting on the street. Don’t put your empty boxes showing what you got on the street.

 

Facebook and Social Media. Don’t post, we’re going away to Hawaii on vacation on your Facebook. You have friends and they may have shady friends and people know you’re going away, they know you’re away for a month, they got a long time to plan to get your house. Yeah I know it’s tough, we like to post things but be aware, other people will now know your house is empty.

One of the basics that nobody does anymore, and it’s a real help to the police when they recover your stolen goods is engrave your information on everything you own. Put your name, put your phone number and the one thing that the police love is you put your driver’s license number. Put your state or province, put your driver’s license number on your items that you own. Put your name on it, put it on the back of the TV, put it on everything. You can buy these little Dremel engravers and just engrave information on everything you own. I’ve gone into houses and I’ve seen where they’ve noticed the big engraving on everything and they’ve just left it behind. Social security numbers and social insurance numbers aren’t good to put on, because a lot of times the different government agencies can’t access that information. One thing in the old days they would say put that on, but police departments have a difficult time getting that information from the government. So your driver’s license information, your phone number with area code is fantastic.

Terry Whin-Yates Mr. Locksmith

Terry Whin-Yates Mr. Locksmith

 

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