Your Sliding Glass Door Lock is Totally Useless

Sliding Door Lock UselessOne of the Florida construction industry’s best kept secrets is that the locking mechanism they put on your sliding glass door is utterly useless. You know the one, it’s the same cheap, factory-installed lock that’s on 99% of sliding doors in Collier County. These pathetic locks are so easy to get into, I shudder at even calling them locks! When a friend, client, or family member buys a new house, this is the first thing I recommend upgrading to increase their home’s security. With a crime wave last year that hit a high-end gated community in Naples, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office discovered that the criminals had been breeching locked sliding glass doors, burglarizing homes, and terrorizing homeowners.  Read More »

Why buy a safe from a local locksmith and not online?

Safe Delivery and Installation in Naples, Florida - A Locksmith NaplesSome of you may have been tempted to shop online for your next safe, but is this a good idea? You may ask yourself, “what’s the difference?” or “what makes the stuff at a locksmith’s shop better?”. We have five very good reasons you should shop your local locksmith store instead of buying a safe online. 1. Genuine Products, 2. Delivery, 3. Installation, 4. Service, 5. Customer for Life. Read on to find out the best way to buy a safe! Read More »

Collier County Sheriff’s Partners with “A” Locksmith for Safety Video

Gun Safety Video Filmed at "A" Locksmith NaplesCollier County Sheriff’s office is focusing on children’s safety this school year and wants you to Take Action to Keep Schools Safe. This means teaching your children about having good awareness when crossing the street, using car seats and wearing their helmet when riding their bike. It also means warning your kids about stranger danger, what to do if they see a gun, and saying no to drugs. Read More »

What is better for a safe, Locking Bars or Traditional Round Bolts?

1776 Series Liberty Safe with Locking BarsLiberty Safe has taken a bold step in changing over their high-end gun safe models to their new Military-Style Locking Bar system opening up the debate about which is more secure, locking bars or round bolts? Both are designed with the intent to ward off a variety of sophisticated burglary attacks in which someone would attempt to force the door open. The effectiveness of locking bars vs. rounded bolts all boils down to one thing: how much pressure can your bolt or locking bar take? Read More »

Locksmith Sticker Warning

 Is there a little sticker like this on your door? If you’re not sure, please go check. Some of these stickers are being used by sham locksmith companies in Naples, placed by lowly locksmith scammers who use bait-and-switch pricing to dupe customers into paying $300-700 for a service that might cost less than $100 from a legitimate locksmith. Today, other reasons authorities are now warning about are much more frightening… These seemingly harmless stickers have now been linked to the work of organized criminal gangs across the United Kingdom and the trend seems to be picking up steam in the U.S. as more of these stickers are popping up on doors at homes and businesses in Naples, Estero, and Bonita. If I haven’t convinced you to march outside and peel that sticker off your door yet, keep reading to learn more.

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How to Find the Best Padlock

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Inferior padlocks claiming tough security, but not delivering on that promise have flooded the market leaving unsuspecting consumers in the lurch after trusting their valuables to subpar products. Nothing is more disheartening than seeing your cut padlock on the ground and your bike gone, your boat trailer missing, the tools you needed for work this morning stolen from your truck, or your hard-earned treasures swept right out of your storage unit. If you have something that is truly worth protecting, don’t skimp on a quality padlock, the high-quality ones really don’t cost that much more than the cheap ones! To stop these punch-in-the-gut crimes from happening to you, I’ve gathered our team’s best tips on what to look for before buying a padlock. Read More »

Keep Your Naples Rental Property Safe


Keep Control of Those Keys!

Even the most secure locks can’t keep someone out who has a copy of your rental property’s key. Before you start handing out standard keys and hoping renters don’t just go make copies, make sure to have the proper high-security locks in place that prevent unauthorized key duplication in the first place. Even if you have keys stamped “Do Not Duplicate” I can assure you that many places in Naples will duplicate those keys without batting an eye. For true key control, consider Mul-T-Lock high security coded keys. These patented keys can only be duplicated by authorized locksmith shops and only with proper identification and the key code card that remains in your possession. You and your guests will know that prior guests, renters, housekeepers, or contractors absolutely can’t make a copy of that key. If a key does go missing, it is pretty simple to rekey high security locks and issue a new key to your property. Read More »

“A” Locksmith Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Angie's List Super Service Award LocksmithsAward reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

 “A” Locksmith has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016. 

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.  

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the Locksmith companies in Florida were able to do it.”  Read More »