Lock Systems in MD, D.C. & VA
Have you lost your keys or recently moved to a new apartment or house? If you have, it’s important to have your locks re-keyed to avoid a break-in and new copies made in the event that they’re lost again. And Baldino’s Lock & Key can help! We have years of expertise installing lock systems for clients throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia and each locksmith at our company is rigorously trained in the craft.
Don’t wait till someone breaks in! Contact Baldino’s Lock & Key today for lock systems in the Baltimore, Montgomery County, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia areas.
The Key Duplication Process
The fine art of key duplication starts with a Baldino’s locksmith, who you can be sure has completed extensive training before installing your lock systems. What does the training process entail?
It takes a minimum of six to twelve months to train a key smith—a person who just duplicates keys. They must master twelve types of machines and learn how to manufacture keys from codes or from scratch. To go on to become a locksmith, it takes four years of training to learn all facets of the industry. And because new products and electronics are constantly being introduced to the market, the training is continuous. Each locksmith must learn the alphabet of keys for over 1,000 duplicate blanks and be able to select the correct one for each request without hesitation.
All Key Blanks Are Not Created Equal
Not all key blanks are created equal! The strength and quality of the key blank is critical to its ability to resist bending or cracking at stress points. And because Baldino’s Lock & Key understands how important a quality key blank is for accurate key duplication, we work hard to ensure that the job is done right the first time so you won’t have to return to correct any issues.
Unlike many home improvement centers and hardware stores that charge less for key duplication by using thinner key blanks, we realize that thinner is not better. In fact, thinner key blanks tend to be susceptible to bending and/or breaking. Due to thinner construction, the key blanks will insert into the lock but wobble in the keyway, causing the duplicated key to turn hard or stick and break.
Our Locks and Keys
The key machines we use at Baldino’s Lock & Key are vital to creating locks and keys our clients can rely on. By using machines with accurate adjustment mechanisms and strong, powerful motors with high-quality cutting wheels, we are able to ensure the smooth milling of new key blanks.
And our locksmiths are trained to fine tune each machine to achieve maximum performance. In order to provide the highest quality service, they adjust the tolerance of every key machine on a weekly basis.
Lock Installation in Maryland, Washington, D.C. & Virginia
Looking for lock systems in Maryland, Washington, D.C., or Virginia? Serving as both a commercial and residential locksmith, Baldino’s Lock & Key has years of experience in lock installation and key duplication and we work hard to stay up-to-date with any new equipment in the market. When you choose us for your lock systems, you can be confident in the quality of our products and the knowledge of our locksmiths.
Contact us today for locks and keys in Baltimore, Owings Mills, Gaithersburg, and the surrounding areas.