One recent day I received a call around 1 pm from a desperate contractor. He had been up all the previous day, night and that morning hopelessly waiting for two different locksmiths from the same locksmith company to install two panic exit devices. The first guy had arrived around 3 the previous day and worked until 1 am or so. He abandoned the job and said that his coworker would come over around 7am and finish the job. This guy showed up around 9 and left at noon. Again, failing to complete the job. Now, this contractor was scheduled to have his final inspection done on this Juice Land location that day! He desperately needed a professional commercial locksmith in 77005!
So I show up at 1 pm and found a mess. Lock parts lying all over the place, holes improperly drilled in the doors, entire locks lying on the ground, cheap locks hastily installed on the doors to keep them closed. ( And these were installed improperly and one piece actually fell off in my hand)! Needless to say, I was under the gun to save this guys reputation and thus, my commercial locksmith reputation was on the line as well!
Here are some photos of what I found upon arriving at this commercial locksmith jobsite in 77005.
These were new locks with the instructions included! Abandoned in deperation. This constractor was propably beguiled by a low estimate given by men who clearly had no idea what they were doing. You have a choice to make every time you need a commercial locksmith. Take your chances on the cheap quote and end up with this type of fiasco, or allow a more expensive but QUALIFIED commercial locksmith to handle your commercial locksmith needs and then rest assured that it gets done! Master Locksmith Company delivers! Period.
This is the condition that I found the doors in:
(these are sexbolt heads pulling through the door due to improperly drilled holes)
Oops, fell off in my hand! I'm pretty sure that this is not suppossed to look this way! Notice too, the lack of a key cylinder!
What a mess. I am showing all of this so that you, the commercial locksmith client , can understand the peril that is awaiting you! Don't be fooled by cheap prices, unless you want to stay up all night and face the inspector with this mess on your hands. If you do find yourself in this position, don't worry. Master Locksmith can and will help! Check out what a quality commercial locksmith job looks like.
Inside and outside of the back door with stainless steel plates to cover the damage and the proper key cylinder for this type of setup! Yes, there is a difference!
More stainless steel plates to cover the damage done to the doors. Panic device installed with thu bolts. (These are not supplied with all panic device, we carry them on our vans).
Views of the side door with stainless steel plates and solid bar pull handle. Notice the clean, secure strike mount and cover plates. Such a small piece of the whole but these come off all the time! Not when installed by Master Locksmith Company!
Overall this was a very successful job. The contractor got his final done and we got paid... well! So this is how it goes down all the time in the commercial locksmith and the residential locksmith world. Many of the "locksmiths" out there today are newly arrived in the US and they pick up on the rumor of easy money in the locksmith field! They don't know the business nor do they know business. They quote cheap prices and then run amok on your doors! My ass! Nothing is easy about doing a job well nor is it cheap! These are real pictures and this happens all of the time! Don't allow yourself to be a victim! Only hire qualified locksmiths for your security needs. Why take a chance? Just call Master Locksmith Company and we will see to it that you and yours are safe and secure in a world which is occupied by people who want what you have worked your entire life for. Master Locksmith Company