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4 Ways to Identify your Keys and Locks

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This page is to help you identify your keys and locks for us over the phone so we may come out with the correct locks and keys to take care of your needs. Below is a step by step process, a video and images to help you identify your keys and locks.

Identification Methods

1) Name on the key or Lock: Kwikset or Schlage are the most common residential locks and keys. They can be stamped with their full name on the head of the key or face of the lock

2) Name Abbreviation: Kwikset is “KW” and Schlage is “SC” The most common keyways are KW1 & SC1. They are typically stamped on the key, see video of images below.

3) Name on the lock latch: look at the edge of your door on the latch for a name.

4) Key Head Shape: The majority of Kwikset and Schlage keys use different head shapes. See video.

Video: 3 ways to identify your hour keys and locks

If you need help identifying your keys or locks give us a call at 541.632.3968

4 Methods to Unfreeze your Locks when it Snows or is Icy

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When is snows and freezes locks can freeze too.

Here is a video going over your options and how to unfreeze your locks during snow and ice:

Description: Learn how to unfreeze your locks during the winter when there is now and ice. There are four different methods your can use.

In writting, you have four basic options.

1) Use a de-icer from your local hardware store.

2) Use a lighter to melt the ice of the face cap and heat up the key.

3) Have a locksmith de-ice your locks.

4) Have a locksmith open your car from the inside.

*Note don’t forget to remove the ice from your handle of edge of your door.

Call us now at 541-632-3968 to unfreeze your locks.