Why we do what we do

Philosophy of service ( why we do what we do ):

The locksmith industry in America, and in particular, New York City, has a very bad reputation, and not without good reason.

There’s a lot of misleading information and not-so-honest marketing techniques going around out there by dishonest companies.

On one hand, a lot of these companies or dispatch centers will tell you exactly what you want to hear on the phone, while on the other hand, these same companies will do the exact opposite of what was agreed upon when they arrive for help.

These companies will use the old bait and switch methods by letting a customer think a specific service will cost a certain amount while actually charging seven or eight times more.

It is a truly reprehensible tactic, but that’s becoming the standard in the industry today.

When I first started in this industry, I worked for a locksmith company who implemented these dirty methods. This company would quote a costumer an intentionally low price on the phone – a price they had no intention to honor, and would then order the technician to hike up the price on site as high as possible.
It did not take long before I understood what type of people I was working for, and decided to go out on my own and establish a brand that was unlike these other companies – Metro NYC Locksmith.

Metro NYC Locksmith is a collaboration of vibrant, young and energetic professionals who share the same ideas, beliefs and values – that there is a better, more honest and cleaner way to do business while being a local locksmith in New York City.

This is why Metro Locksmith came to be, and why our Yelp reviews are amazing, proving that we do as we say, 100% of the time, day in and day out!

We believe in transparency and clarity with our costumers. As far as I’m concerned, it’s our core value. We believe that a FULL price for a specific job, project or service should be given prior to the job being done. We believe a locksmith company should have clear prices for cut-clean services on its Web site, and that if a price can’t be quoted over the phone, a general price that is close to reality should be given instead to a customer. We believe there is no room for ‘beginning prices’, ‘minimum prices’, or an asterisk next to any service on a ‘price list’, with a fine print so minuscule and hidden, most customers will never notice it.IMG_3371.( MVP pro key programmer by advanced diagnostic ).

We grew sick of those scams and dodgy techniques.
We believe in a different approach to locksmithing and security services – you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg in order to get quality, professional and courteous locksmith service.

We are definitely not the cheapest locksmith company out there, but I promise you this, we’re not the most expensive either.
What sets us apart, and what makes us different, is that with us, you’ll know exactly what you get every single time. If you’re looking for the cheapest service, Metro NYC Locksmith is not the best solution for you. But if honesty, quality, fair prices, and great craftsmanship are a priority for you, then you have come to the right place at Metro NYC Locksmith.

We will answer all of your questions patiently and with respect. We’ll email you an estimate or order your parts as soon as we can, as fast as humanly possible.
The idea is actually very simple – we’d like to treat you the way you would like to be treated yourself, because we expect others to treat us with the same respect and honesty that we’ve become accustomed to. These are some of the very basic elements of decent human behavior we seem to have lost along the way.

We won’t lose track of what is important, and we won’t get blindsided by money as we grow with more and more corporate accounts and new clients. We won’t forget WHY we started Metro NYC Locksmith to begin with – because we wanted to make a difference, and because we wanted to prove that there is another way that it can be done – honestly, with quality, fair prices, and great craftsmanship.  The Metro NYC Locksmith way.

If you’re a likeminded person, we invite you to join in on the fun.

Your security new year’s resolution

We all know it, right after christmas you start and rethink the year that’s about to go in books.

That week between christmas and new years, resolution week: yea right, you’re gonna go to the gym, stop eating junk and drink more water.

These decisions typically last 3-4 days on January.

So why don’t you make simpler resolutions it’ll be easier to keep.

From the people who brought you #lockthefuckup we bring you:

Security and locksmith resolutions for the new year:

  1. That’s the most important one so pay attention, this year you’ll only call us at Metro Locksmith (646) 450-6320.
  2. On this new year you’ll make a spare key to your car Before you’ll lose it.
  3. You’ll change that crapy lock on your apartment’s door you’ve been contemplating to change since you’ve moved in 3 years ago.
  4. This year you’ll make a copy of your apartment’s door Before you’ll lose it.
  5. Install that video camera system you’ve been saying you’ll install for a year now, your business security is no joke buddy.
  6. 2016 will be the year in which you will never loose your key.
  7. Make a habit of checking your pockets frequently ignored to make sure you’ve got it.

New year, new you new decisions.

Have a great year,

Ben

metronyclocksmith.com

Is Mul-T-Lock the answer OR Is my lock going to keep me safe enough ?

As a locksmith in New York City, I get asked a specific question a lot – “is my lock safe enough?”

Well, most of the time the answer is “NO!”

Some people ask for a demonstration of skill in which I immediately show them how long it would take me to unlock their door by picking the lock or by a shimmy with a credit card, a bottle of water or my personal favorite, a subway card.

New Yorkers are always shocked at how easy and how quickly it was to pick the lock, but some folks just have to see with their own eyes (New Yorkers always have doubts they’ll never just take your word for it).

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Yep, it’s that easy!

Always surprised, the customers ask me which lock is the best.

I always recommend the type of lock I’ve got on my door –  a Mul-T-Lock. It is simply the best lock in the market today.

I wouldn’t try and sell an expensive lock to our costumers just because it’s expensive.  In this company, we sell locks that are on our apartment doors and on our business doors because we would only use the best. Period!

So don’t get hacked for fake knockoffs of high security brands and always demand Mul-T-Lock.

Ben.

Metro NYC Locksmith.

http://www.metronyclocksmith.com

 

Lost Car Key No Spare?

Must see, helpful, solid advice for drivers that dealing with a lost car key no spare situations. How you can save time, stress and money with some pointers about car key replacements.

How Will You Deal With a Lost Car Key No Spare Situation? Some Quick, Solid Advice That Makes A Lot of Sense:

The Best Policy and Some Interesting Research Data:
Being in a ‘lost car key no spare’ emergency is more than inconvenient; it can be an unexpected, very expensive investment that you may not be equipped to handle. How can you best prepare or buffer yourself for this type of emergency? Your best policy is to try to exercise care and common sense in avoiding the loss of the keys in the first place. Studies have shown that well over a quarter of all drivers have experienced a ‘lost car key no spare’ scenario, much to their chagrin. And in some areas, between 5 to 10 percent of car owners have been victim of car key theft, according to recent insurance provider studies.

 

 

How are drivers losing their keys?
What are the usual scenarios? Many people lose their car keys at work, others do so during shopping trips. Trips and journeys for tourism or visiting friends and family round out the normal list of scenarios where it most often happens. For female car owners, having their keys stolen from their purses or personal bags is a prevalent story.
New Technology and Expense:
Advancements in key and car security systems and electronics mean that now, more than ever before, if you are in a “lost car key no spare” emergency, it may be more expensive than ever to replace the missing keys and/or reprogramming the attendant locking and ignition starter technology in your car.

 

 

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Your Insurance Policy- Perhaps a Silver Lining You Didn’t Know About?
We recommend being very familiar with your car insurance policy from the get-go, and if possible, when setting up your insurance for your new car, make sure that costs associated with the replacement of a lost car key and or recoding or reprogramming or recoding of your car’s electronic locking system are addressed and covered under the policy you are paying for. After all, you want a policy that really protects you as the car owner, right?

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Work With a Reputable Locksmith. Head Off A Lost Key Emergency In Advance:
Better high level car servicers and auto locksmiths now offer key care recovery or replacement services. You register with the companies up front, provide them with the correct key coding and security info they need, so that if you are ever in a ‘lost car key no spare’ situation, your new key is already lined-up and waiting for you, and it can simply be delivered from your trusted auto locksmith services provider. Think and plan in advance so that you can take the bite out of any key emergency.

 

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Things to Look For: What Should a Professional Upper West Side Locksmith in NYC Actually Do?

Many New Yorkers may be lucky enough to get through life without ever needing the services of a professional upper west side locksmith while living in the city. They may be able to go through a series of residences, either owned or rented where there is never a problem with any of the locks or security features associated with the residence, but the realties of life in the big city, especially for any long-term residents of the upper west side, are such that you can expect the need for the occasional services of a locksmith for either a residence or automobile. At the very least, most people have had to get an extra set of keys made before.

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A professional upper west side locksmith in NYC probably offers some or all of following services: lock installation, repairing and re-keying locks, making duplicate keys or cards, generating or programming new cards and keys for any locks where the keys and cards may have been lost or stolen, installing deadbolts and other electronic locking devices for the security of homes, businesses, cars, as well as miscellaneous response services for emergency calls at any hour to calls to unlock cars, homes and businesses where the affected owners or personnel are locked out.
An upper west side locksmith in New York City may be called up to handle electronic alarm and surveillance system installation as well. They may need to possess specific design skills and possess a command of a large range of services for electronic access control options including closed circuit television systems known as “CCTV.” With current advancements in computer and networking systems that are to be integrated with traditional locking as well as CCTV systems, the modern-day, 2014 upper west side locksmith is expected to command a range of knowledge and skills like never before. He may have to maintain security hardware and software along with a widely up to date knowledge of computer and IT related issues in addition to his trusty bag of tools, keys and locks. Unlike ever before, the upper west side locksmith is called upon to wear many hats professionally, as a master of these many areas in the field.
Regarding the area of safes: A professional upper west side locksmith may be asked to assist in providing services to sell and install safes for residential or business usage.

Banks and other financial services institutions are prime examples of businesses that have a regular need for services by a trusted locksmith company. Vault access, doors, safety deposit boxes, and time locks are just a few examples here or the type of private financial security services that an upper west side locksmith may encounter in the upper west side market of NYC.

 

Duplicating keys is one of the major staples of the upper west side locksmith trade. To do this, the key-duplicating machine is the tool of the trade. A customer’s pattern key and a virgin blank (key blank) are both clamped into the machine while the locksmith will activate the machine to move across the master/pattern key.

The cutting rotor blade will carve out the new, duplicate key from the blank, and a good upper west side locksmith worth his or her salt will be sure to test the results or encourage the customer to do the same and to return for any fine tuning if perfect usability results are not achieved on the first cutting. This may often be the case with a locksmith is using a non first generation copy of the original key.