Fake Locksmiths Shit-storm

Every couple of years the NY Times does a piece about the subject.

Every time this issue surfaces we see the same reactions:

Google has been doing a good job trying to keep the fraudulent locksmiths to a minimum.

This phenomenon isn’t just going to go away on it’s own, so buyer be ware:

Always double check on Yelp.com that the said business is legit, has been around long enough and has reviews from multiple users. ( you’re looking for a 4 stars average as a minimum ), most local businesses will be displayed on Yelp.

Check for a locksmith license and make sure the address on the invoice matches the name and address on the company’s website or ad.

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(local companies would have the address displayed on the vehicle in most cases).

Check out our Yelp page with 5 star review average!

Take a few minutes to read the Times article on the subject.

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

What you can and can not do!

We’re too often encounter New Yorkers who try to do it them selves, kudos, good on ya!  More often than not they end up calling us in frustration after they’ve tried to tackle the lock project and failed miserably.

The common way in which we find the average person is in hives on the floor in the fiddle position when all lock parts and screws are on the floor in a pile of mess.

It’s very important to know and acknowledge our own limitations, installing a lock or repairing an ignition switch on your car ( or programing a vehicle key for that matter ) isn’t exactly brain surgery, nonetheless you need an extensive knowledge of the system you’re working on, not to mention the right set of tools and some technical competency.

Let’s face it, you probably wouldn’t try and solve your own medical issue, or diagnose and fix your electrical issues by googling it, or by watching a youtube “expert” take on the subject with a short “do it yourself” tutorial.

So why do you try and solve your security and locksmith problems on your own ?

Call a professional, certified and licensed locksmith who will get the job done right the first time every time with the peace of mind of a warranted job ( parts and labor should both be included in the warranty ).

At Metro NYC Locksmith we’ll always do the job for less and make sure it’s done right and for a fair price.

I’m a skydiver amongst other things ( yes, I jump out of a perfectly good airplane ) and I only pack my own main canopy ( parachute ), I’m neither certified nor have the knowledge and ability to pack and inspect my reserve parachute, the reserve canopy may be inspected and packed by a certified professional rigger only.

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(main canopy).

In the same way that I trust my rigger ( with my life Wepa ) to get the job done for me, you should trust your local locksmith (Follow us on Yelp.) professional to get the job done for you and solve your security problems.

Let us be your local New York City locksmiths, I promise, you won’t regret it.

Ben.

http://www.metronyclocksmith.com

(646) 450-6320

 

 

 

Greater NY roadside assistance

Imagine you’re traveling in your car on the NY thruway heading north out of the city going upstate for the weekend.

No worries just the open road, trees and sunshine.

You make a quick pit stop for gas and some snacks and BOOM you realize you’ve lost your car keys ( and its’s a rental on top of everything else ), now what ???    you’re stranded on the side of the road ( or the side of the gas pump ), panicking, you’re slowly but surly begin to realize that this short pit stop is about to get much longer and much more expensive than you’ve originally planned.

Sure enough you’ve stopped crying and decided to take your own future, and weekend in your own hands ( good on ya! ) you reach in your pocket, grab your phone and login to google or yelp, you search for a roadside assistance locksmith company that serves the greater NY area and operates 24/7.

After calling a bunch of companies you’re getting a little frustrated because some of them don’t pickup their phones and others can’t make your car key because lets face it your new rental ain’t  exactly the easiest car key to make.

Luckily you’ve stumbled upon metro locksmith‘s auto locksmith and roadside assistance website.

We are able to come over, cut and program you a new smart key or transponder key ( more than one if you wish ), on the spot and have you smiling and on you’re way within an hour or so ( depending on location and distance from the city ).

So don’t be that guy ( or girl ) get a spare key to your car before its too late, if it’s a rental make sure you’re covered by the company’s roadside assistance or store our number (646) 450-6320 or your favorite competent locksmith provider.

metronyclocksmith.com

Ben.

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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When looking for a locksmith on the upper west side of Manhattan you may find it is harder then it seems.

Locksmiths in New York City especially on the upper west and upper east side comes dime a dozen.

There are so many options, some of them are unlicensed, inexperience and quit frankly just shady as hell.

We at Metro Local Locksmith always recommend you’ll ask for a locksmith license while on the phone with the locksmith, when possible go to YELP and check for the company’s info and costumers reviews of the business.

As always when in a need for a locksmith on the upper west side ( 10023, 10024, 10025 ) give us a call, you’ll be glad you did.

(646) 450-6320

Ben.