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

How to not get locked out

It sounds easy enough right ? Well, it isn’t.

If you take into account that ironically  most people have their spare set of keys either in their apartment or in their car, it starts to make perfect sense.

The fact that you’ve lost your keys, and your spare ( if you even have one ) is in your apartment behind a locked door doesn’t really help you right ?

Same thing happens when you’ve accidentally locked your main set of house or car keys in the car, and your other single most important spare key to your car is where ?  Exactly, it’s in your glove compartment or center counsel INSIDE your locked vehicle.

So having a spare key doesn’t always yield salvation!

Here are some tips from us to you ( the residents of the upper west side ):

  1. Always lock your apartment or car door with the actual key ( than you know for a fact you have it and it’s not locked inside ), instead of using the push button or the self auto lock function on the door.
  2. Make a habit of touching your pockets ( only your pockets buddy, don’t get any funny ideas here ),   and feel your keys, phone and wallet very now and then or whenever you get up and move from place to place during the day.
  3. Spare key (maybe that should’ve been #1 ), make sure you have one!
  4. After making that desired spare key make sure you’re placing it in a logic place, one which you’ll remember and have access to when time comes.
  5. If you choose to leave a spare key with a friend or a neighbor than obviously make sure you trust them fully and that they are around most of the time or at least when you think you’ll need them.
  6. Don’t wait until it’s too late, if your lock or key gives you a hard time don’t wait for tomorrow, deal with it now, replacing your cylinder on your apartment door lock or making a new spare key instead of your old worn off one takes very little time and it’s almost effortless not to mention relatively cheap, if you do wait until it’s too late than you might find the hard way that a locksmith emergency trip to your place on the upper west side ( or any other neighborhood in the city for that matter ), is going to cost you much MUCH more than it would’ve to take the necessary steps ignored to avoid this ordeal in the first place, so don’t be lazy.
  7. When braking the old pattern and doing things you wouldn’t usually do on a daily basis like taking a road trip, a vacation or even scheduling an unexpected urgent meeting in your daily schedule, make sure you pay EXTRA attention to where your keys are.

No doubt i can find two more tips for you but I’ll leave it empty for educational prepuces, its up to you to figure it out.

There are quit a few things you can and should do in order to make you’re not just hanging there when time comes, but if all else fails stay come and Metro Locks!

 

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(Spare car key).

Ben.

(646) 450-6320

http://www.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.

 

METRO local locksmith NYC

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At Metro Local Locksmith we are you one stop shop when it comes to store front gates, glass doors, rolling gates with or without key switch and an engine.

Weather if it’s a fix or maintenance, new installation or engine change we can accommodate any size job at a moments notes.

Not every locksmith company that says they do metal gates and rolling gates are actually professionals who know what they’re doing.

Don’t compromise your store’s safety with shady workmanship, a store front gate is an heavy thing and should not be treated lightly.

Give us a call (646) 450 6320 before your gate stops working and it’s too late.

Ben.

Locksmith NYC 10024

Metro local locksmith will be open during the storm 24 hours for emergencies only !!!

If you’re locked out side of your apartment or car and it’s a true emergency, please don’t hesitate and call us 24/7 during the storm.

Upper west side residence who need a locksmith can call us ANY time during the storm “SANDY” and we will be there for you.

Again, we will provide EMERGENCY LOCKSMITH service only !!!

On the upper west side please call (646) 450-6320 for locksmith service, if you can wait until the end of the storm we would rather you’ll do that.

We would also like to take the moment to thank our costumers in New York.

Thanks for sticking with us through good and bad times.

Ben.

14 W 90th st

New York, NY, 10024.

(646) 450-6320

www.metrolocallocksmith.com