Categories for Blog

ReKey Xpress Locksmith in Cypress Tx explains Masterkey systems

March 5, 2017

What is a master key system? Master key systems work like any regular keyed system, but master keying allows you to have different levels of access to each lock. KEY SYSTEM MECHANICS A master system modifies a standard pinning of the cylinder one step further and uses “master wafers” or “spacers” in each chamber.  These wafers create an additional shear line that allows the master key to turn in all of the locks.  This way, you can have different pinning combinations for different levels, but the extra shear line(s) can allow a number of different keys to work the lock.... View Article

Local Kingwood Tx locksmith compares Kwikset 660 and Schlage B60N deadbolts

March 3, 2017

Your standing in the door hardware isle at your local big box hardware store. Today’s trip is to buy a single cylinder deadbolt that you are going to install on one of your home’s exterior doors. You are looking for a good quality and secure product for a value price. If the choice comes down to comparing these two offerings from Schlage and Kwikset, bear in mind that the B60N is a grade 1 product while the Kwikset 660 discussed here is a grade 3 assembly. Grade Levels Many ANSI/BHMA standards set forth different product grades for a particular hardware... View Article

Montgomery Tx locksmith recommends a proactive approach to rental property security

March 2, 2017

Residential rental property security is an area where many property managers and landlords are woefully lax. At best, they’ll keep up with their strictly defined obligations. More often, they let violations slip past without ever realizing the potential disaster lurking. Here are just three of the benefits of a proactive approach to security. Minimize liability The most straightforward benefit of a proactive approach to property security lies in the minimization of liability. If someone breaks into a tenant’s home and injures someone, damages property or steals something then the property owner could conceivably be held liable. This is true even... View Article

USPS Mailbox Key Replacement

March 1, 2017

MAILBOX LOCKS Many USPS customers have centrally located “cluster” mailboxes that all residents of their neighborhood, townhouse, apartment, or condominium use.  We get calls daily to replace or rekey these locks. If you’ve lost or misplaced one of your mailbox key copies and you are not concerned that someone else has your copy, you can ask the owner, manager, or superintendent of your apartment or home for a mailbox replacement. MISPLACED KEYS If you are concerned that you have misplaced the only key to your mailbox you will want to consider calling ReKey Xpress Locksmith.  We can to rekey the... View Article

Mobile locksmith in Montgomery, Tx talks rental property security

February 28, 2017

As the owner of ReKey Xpress locksmith, I perform many hundreds of lock changes in the field for landlords. I have some serious concerns relating to the unnecessary risks I see many property owners taking by not implementing or understanding requirements under the Texas Property Code.  I am speaking at present specifically about Sec. 92.156 for residential rental property in Texas. Landlords in Texas need to know that they can be legally responsible for injuries that occur on their property. For example, let’s say that someone steps in a post hole in the back yard of a residential rental property and injures... View Article

Rekey Xpress Locksmith