Thursday, January 16, 2014

We Do Residential And Commercial Surveillance Too!
While most locksmiths are thought of as people who can get you into your home, office, or automobile, many of them also offer very comprehensive surveillance services as well. Many locksmiths these days can install closed-circuit television systems in order to help make homes and places of business safer and much more secure.

In addition to helping keep both residences and places of business secure closed-circuit television can also do the following. You can also click here to learn more!

Business owners may be able to:
  • Negotiate lower insurance rates.
  • Record slip and fall accidents.
  • Deter robbery attempts or record robberies.
  • Deter employee theft of cash or product.
  • Record employee work practices.
  • Watch their business from a home office or any remote location.
Homeowners may be able to:
  • Record nanny`s daily activities.
  • Watch their home from work or a remote location.
  • See who is at the door from a TV inside the home.
  • Watch a toddler from another room.
If you're a home or business owner that would not only like to make their structures more secure but would also like to take advantage of the many benefits that come along with having closed-circuit television installed be sure to contact us. We're the number one locksmith in all of Boston and would be happy to provide you with a free quote over the phone.

Astro Locksmith
Phone: (617) 448-6554

AstroLocks specializes in the following:

Boston Locksmith and Locksmith Surveillance

Friday, December 27, 2013

Planning Ahead For Emergency Locksmith Services
Nearly every call a locksmith receives is an emergency or at their most benign calls with a sense of urgency attached to it. While it's certainly true that some people will contact a locksmith in the middle of the day have a lock repaired or replaced or even have something re-keyed, a great many contact a locksmith because they're either locked out of their home, their vehicle, place of business, or need locks changed and/or fixed immediately.

For this reason alone it behooves all individuals to seek out and research ahead of time any and all local locksmith's. Keep in mind however that finding a locksmith isn't necessarily enough. Finding and keeping handy the contact information of a reliable locksmith that offers 24/7 emergency services is of great benefit. The last thing any individual wants to do when he/she needs a locksmith in an emergency scenario is to spend time online looking for websites in a hurry. Reacting in such a manner can not only lead individuals to less than reputable locksmiths but those that are overpriced, and those that run bait and switch scams.

Here at Astro Locksmith we offer 24/7 emergency locksmith services at fair and extremely competitive prices. Whether you need access to your home, your vehicle, or you need locks repaired/replaced in a hurry we can help. We will provide you with a free quote over the phone and will never change the price we quote you in between the time you contact us and the time we arrived on scene.

Astro Locksmith
Phone: (617) 448-6554

Astro Locks is a full service locksmith company that specializes in the following:

24 Hr Locksmith Boston and Boston Emergency Locksmith

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Lock Repair Services

It's a common misconception amongst homeowners and sometimes business owners that every lock that becomes damaged must be completely replaced. While it's true that severely damaged locks will need to be replaced by a professional, especially whereas businesses are concerned, many times a damaged lock can be repaired by a professional locksmith.

Not only do we install new locks for residential and commercial clients but we also offer lock repair services as well. When we arrive on the scene we will evaluate the condition of the lock or locks in question and we'll let you know right away whether or not a particular lock can be repaired. If it cannot be repaired we will give you a quote for a replacement lock.

If you have locks that are damaged and are sure whether or not you should replace them or have them checked out by a professional why not contact us? We would be happy to assist you and give you a free quote!

Contact Astro Locksmith Services!
Phone: (617) 448-6554

Astro Locks is a full service locksmith company that specializes in the following:

Locksmith Boston, Boston Emergency Locksmith, and Boston Lock Repair

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

We Serve New York And Massachusetts Too!


While we are predominantly known and advertised as a Boston locksmith company the truth of the matter is that we service other areas as well. Astro Locks makes all of the same outstanding locksmith services available to individuals living in and working out of Boston, New York, and Massachusetts. Those who work and/or live in those areas can take advantage of our residential, commercial, automotive, and surveillance services and receive the same outstanding customer service and pricing that our Boston clients have come to expect and appreciate.

Those who live in or work out of New York and Massachusetts should also remember that they can expect a free quote without any hidden fees once we arrive on the scene. We operate with integrity and honesty as well as a desire to satisfy our clients and give them peace of mind. Additionally our emergency services are also made available to those in New York and Massachusetts.

Should you need a dependable locksmith in the Boston, New York, or Massachusetts areas for an emergency or scheduled job be sure to contact us as we would be happy to be of assistance.

Contact Astro Locksmith Services!
Phone: (617) 448-6554

Astro Locks specializes in the following:

New York Locksmith, Boston Locksmith, and Massachusetts Locksmith Services

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Avoiding Locksmith Scams

Locksmiths provide one of the most valuable services during what is often one of the most vulnerable positions individuals find themselves in. Unfortunately due to this fact there are a number of unscrupulous locksmiths out there waiting to prey on individuals. Locksmith scams are nothing new but these scams have become more sophisticated over time. While a reasonable and rational mind can often spot these types of scams persons locked out of their home, vehicle, and those who have other types of lock or key emergencies almost always have a more difficult time spotting them. In order to help you the consumer avoid locksmith scams you'll want to watch out for these things.

When you contact a locksmith be very wary and skeptical of any single locksmith or company that answers their calls with phrases like "locksmith here" or "locksmith services". Unless the aforementioned are the actual names of the locksmith company no legitimate locksmith will ever answer the phone with those types of phrases. They will almost always answer calls with the name of their company and then their own name. Any locksmith that doesn't have an official company name or refuses to give one should leave you feeling disconcerted and should be avoided at all costs.

We you need a locksmith for an emergency situation it can be very tempting and easy to move forward with their hiring simply because you're in a rush and you're anxious. When a legitimate locksmith arrives they will generally show you their identification and in states where it's mandated their licensing information. Locksmiths running a scam will often try to force the issue without showing either types of documentation/identification. They will often attempt to rush you into making a decision which should the first and only red flag you need to send them on their way.

Illegitimate locksmiths often rush out to a job and try to begin working immediately. They try to avoid discussing costs and any additional fees that might be tacked onto a bill as a result of the job being part of emergency service. Any locksmith worth their salt will be more than happy to discuss cost with you before doing any work. In fact it's not uncommon to get a quote over the phone and then a second quote after they arrive. If a locksmith arrives to help you and does not broach the subject or refuses to discuss cost watch out!

Continuing on with the subject of cost, any locksmith who's on-site price doesn't match their phone estimates should immediately cause you to raise an eyebrow. Under no circumstances should you ever let this type of locksmith begin working. There are times where the cost of a locksmith service may go on or down slightly due to unforeseen issues however this is rare and legitimate locksmiths will usually stick to their original quote even when a job is more difficult or complex than they were originally told.

While there are most certainly some very dependable and honest individuals working as locksmiths the vast majority of locksmiths will arrive in a clearly marked company vehicle. Even those independent contractors that aren't under a large corporate umbrella often have some sort of magnets, stickers, or painting on their vehicle to help you identify them. It's very common for scam artists to arrive not only ununiformed but in very common looking vehicles as well.

Many scam artists, especially those that pose as locksmiths, often prey upon ignorance and fear. Any locksmith that arrives to help you and insists on drilling into a lock or replacing it right out of the gate should give you pause and reason to have trepidations about their legitimacy. Before destroying or replacing any lock, even in an emergency, legitimate locksmiths will do everything they can to help you gain entry into your home or vehicle without damaging or replacing a lock.

Falling prey to locksmith scams can be easy when you are in an unfamiliar neighborhood, are having an emergency, or generally don't know much about locks. Following the aforementioned advice however should help you not only avoid locksmith scams but see them coming a mile away as well. Remember the general rule when it comes to locksmiths, when in doubt about a locksmith or any of their services or pricing, call someone else.

Astrolocks specializes in 24/7 locksmith services in Boston and Newton MA locksmith services.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

More Locksmith Services

Locksmiths are highly valued and respected people who regularly help individuals reenter their homes and their cars when they've locked themselves out. Unfortunately many individuals often overlook the fact that modern locksmiths, while they do still help people reenter cars and homes, also offer a number of other extremely valuable services as well.

Here at AstroLocks we can certainly help you gain entry to your vehicle or home but we also excel at a number of other things and offer additional services that both individuals and business owners/managers will find valuable. These services are as follows:
  • Replace broken Hinges
  • Supply and Install Fire-Department Approved Fire-Escape gates
  • Mail Slots – Replace or Install new
  • In many instances, repair certain types of locks, (If repairable)
  • Evictions/Lockout services
  • Chime & Peephole Installation/Replacement
  • Automatic door openers - Supply & Install
  • Supply & Install Intercom systems
  • ...And much more!
These are but a small number of the "miscellaneous" services that we offer. There are a whole host of other services we offer that cover all residential, commercial, automotive, and surveillance needs. Should you have any questions at all about any of our services please be sure to contact us and that we may be of assistance.

AstroLocks specializes in the following:

Security Locksmith Services, Commercial Locksmith Services In Boston, and Boston Locksmith

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Locked Out Again

It happened again, you've locked your home or car door and left your keys behind. You have a couple of options to consider, some better than others. Of course there's always the option of breaking into your own home or vehicle which carries with it the risk of having your neighbors contact the police out of fear and having to clean up that mess. As tempting as it might be the more you think about it the more breaking into your own home seems less an option and more of a mistake. Even without having the police called by neighbors you're going to damage or windows which will need replacing. Though you might feel as though desperate times call for desperate measures try to keep in mind that these are your keys that are locked inside your home or vehicle and that calling a locksmith is going to be the best option 99.999% of the time.

When you find yourself locked out of your car and/or vehicle having a trusted locksmith at your side is something you will be very grateful for. The problem is that the majority of the time you find yourself locked out of your home or vehicle you haven't thought of or even contacted a locksmith in at least several years. This thought may make you make you panic and causes some people to contact the first locksmith they either find a phonebook or online. Fortunately good locksmiths aren't difficult to find as a recent study has revealed that over 80% of all locksmith surveyed scored well and were deemed very reliable. You may be tempted to contact and hire the first locksmith you find but taking even a small amount of time to do a bit of research, even on the fly, will help you determine whether or not a locksmith is the right one for you. You'll need to watch out for reviews that show a locksmith charged a client for simply driving to them or changed the price dramatically once they arrived and evaluated the lockout. Other locksmiths still will hold keys and/or vehicle's hostage until they get a specific amount of money out of their client. Fortunately these types of locksmiths are much more uncommon than you might think and are easy to avoid by doing some simple research.

When you're locked out of your home or vehicle you'll also want to make sure that any locksmith you might want to hire offers fare rates. Most locksmiths offer very competitive and fair pricing but even some of the reputable ones charge an unjustified amount of money for their services. For example emergency lock picking in this country ranges from $65 all the way up to $115 though it's not uncommon to find some locksmiths charging over $200 for such services. In some lockout scenarios new deadbolts may be needed and those prices range anywhere from $137 up to $400. Again be wary of any locksmith charges over $400 as it is not difficult to find locksmiths that charge an average of somewhere in the mid-$200 range for deadbolt replacements.

The first thing you want to remember when you lock yourself out of your home or vehicle is that breaking in only serves to damage your property and complicate the issue. Contacting a locksmith is not only safer but far more effective and affordable. Just be sure that you don't panic when you find yourself locked out. Utilize your smart phone, tablet, or even a public phone to make a good educated decision before you hire any locksmith.

AstroLocks specializes in Boston locksmith and 24/7 locksmith.