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Pricing for locksmiths can vary, so make sure you know the average charge before contacting a professional over the phone.
Not everyone is aware of all the services their local locksmiths can provide.
The people are thrives! They is a 3 month limit to locks!How can that be?They charged me 1k to re key my house. They did not do the job. Now they will not fix the problem. Do not go to them. They are so shady they will not give out owners name. Real jerks. Stay way
Horrible experience!!! For about 10 minutes I feared for my safety. I called these guys to ask about price on helping me with a lost mailbox key. I was told they would not be able to make me a key instead they have to switch out the whole lock. I was told it would cost $19 for the tech to come out and anywhere from $45 to $75 for the lock. I told them I would call them back to let them know if I still needed them later on in the afternoon. I call them tech shows up at the agreed time, I tell him to just follow me to the mail kiosk and he suggests I just get in his car (huge mistake). My husband was not feeling well inside so he did not even notice when I left. Tech does not ask me for an ID or proof that I even own the mail box (I thought okay maybe he thinks his company has already verified all this information). Tech takes about 25 minutes to do all the work in the meantime my husband is calling me to make sure everything is okay. Once he is done I ask him to take me back to the house so we can settle the payment and he pretends he doesn't hear me and hands me a bill for $299. I get upset and start calling his company he starts getting very aggressive and refuses to take me home. Tech tells me the company has nothing to do with him and that I am now dealing with him. he calls his boss and is speaking very aggressively in a foreign language. We sit and argue for about 10 minutes until another woman pulls up to the mail box. Tech also tells me in other circumstances he would of called the police which I tell him to please do so because I'm very uncomfortable. In the meantime my husband is getting pretty worried and demands we come back to the house (he can't leave the house because our small children are now in bed). Long story short he doesn't argue as much with my husband and agrees to $100 payment and to leave my home. My husband also gave him to option to take the lock off and get paid his $19 service call.
Really good service at a fair price. Had to have a key programmed - came to the house quickly and was very professional. Would highly recommend.
Buying a vehicle from Marietta Auto Sales Dealership was one of the worst buying mistakes I’ve ever made. I’ve never left a negative review on any company before until now because I’m not that type of person, but my experience with this dealership was a HORRIBLE ONE. I bought a Lamborghini from them and I trusted them to sell me a good vehicle but they betrayed that trust. I even SPECIFICALLY asked them if the engine and transmission of the vehicle was good, and they lied to me that it was in perfect condition. So I paid them, but when the vehicle was delivered, it was completely stripped naked: No foot mats, no manual, no extra key, nothing.As if that wasn’t enough, I took the car to Lamborghini for servicing and they found out that the car has engine and transmission problems. The car was also smoking, and the drain plugs were messed up. Lamborghini said it will cost tens of thousands of dollars to fix the problems and damages to the car.I called Marietta’s GM, Mike DeJesus to complain, but he started avoiding my calls. So I decided to check out their reviews online and that was when I found out about other angry customers who were also deceived and lied to. If I had read the reviews before I bought the car, I wouldn’t have had anything to do with this dealership.I’ve contacted a consumer lawyer to help me file lawsuits against them; but I want to quickly warn anyone reading this to be very careful before buying anything from this company. In fact, there are other honest auto dealerships out there that will not lie and deceive you, and eventually sell a bad car to you.
David was amazing! Called around 5:30 and they had someone out at 7:00 to replace our lock on our mailbox.David did an amazing job and was quick. Best customer service! They were so polite on the phone! 5/5 stars for everything for this company. Highly recommend and will use again!
We called nalleys on dec 28 and inquired about a vehicle we were interested . When we called we told them we wanted a safety inspection done , because we were going to buy that night . When we arrived they couldn’t find the vehicle but finally found it in service . We waited an hour while they located it . We learned of this veh on line . We have not been driving vehicle except home , However yesterday on the way to church several cars almost hit us because it would only go 3 miles an hour , all lights on dash came on and it stopped . This happened on a main highway . Our son was speaking at church , so we had to arrange him another ride , we had roadside service come and when the hood was lifted we both witnessed complete loose cables on the battery , and the alternator was not putting out anything . The loose wires clearly a safety hazard and the brakes going out . The thing was when we test drove the suv it shook , the sale person said I really don’t know what it is but I see exactly what you are talking about . He drove us in the suv to the service dept . He went and talked to a service tech and then came back and told us Infiniti’s shake like this the tech said when It is cold 😳 well we weren’t mechanics so we trusted them at their word . Now , they willDo “NOTHING” about it . The safety test could have never been done . We realize now we bought it before they inspected . Now , they will not have it towed or do anything . Please please do not attempt to purchase from this place . Customers sell is weighed high , but the safety of the vehicle isn’t weighed at all . Please buy somewhere else ... We are looking to buy 2 new Infiniti’s suv in feb ....does anyone know of a dealership that places safety above a sell? It’s not nalleys Infiniti Marietta for sure
Blatant bait and switch on pricing. Told me on the phone that service would be $55. When tech arrived, performed service and charged $75. Also late. I accidentally locked myself out of my vehicle. Called their listed number on Google, and was told a technician would call me back directly. 10 minutes later, he did. I told him the make of my vehicle, and he quoted $55. He also told me he would be there in 15-20 minutes. The next best quote I received was $45, but that service could not arrive for 45 minutes to an hour, so I told the AMS technician to come out. He arrived well after 39 minutes later than he quoted me. He also performed the work on my vehicle and then proceeded to tell me that it was now $75. He had my vehicle blocked in, and wasn't going to move until I paid the $75. I explained that he told me it was $55 and if he should have told me that it would be more money and also, that I would have hired the other service, that was cheaper than his original quote. He told me to call the office. I'm calling the office, on the same day, I was told that it was their after hours service, and that my call would be returned. It has t been. I followed up on Monday, and was told this is the correct charge, that they'd pass it on to the owner, without taking any of my info down, and the rep hung up on me. Completely rude, and uncalled for.
one of the best locksmith services in Marietta, GA the tech come fast and the price was reasonable,
EXCELLENT - I called Marietta Security Locksmith, LLC, i was surprise of how fast and nice everyone was. I was very frustrated because i needed to go to work and did not want to sit in my house trying to figure out when will they come. They understood I had a tight schedule and told me they will accommodate so i did not have to worry. So happy Daniel - the person coming to do the job- kept in touch with me to make sure i did not loose it . The personalized service is what gives them 5 stars! Definitely will continue to use them in the future!
I am new to the area of Marietta where this store is located and I was excited to know that I lived really close to stein mart. I visited the store for some carry-on luggage for an upcoming European trip and to my surprise my daughter and I were followed around the store by the employees. My daughter was on another side of the store and came to find me to tell me what was happening and that she wanted to leave. The sad thing is that we both noticed that we were being followed simultaneously but on separate sides of the store. Therefore my daughter's claim confirmed to me that I was too being followed by the employees. I then went to the register in a very professional manner, with the luggage and handed it to the cashier and told her I was going to purchase it but I'm being followed and they should be embarrassed. She wasn't surprised all she said was "sorry". That encounter ruined my night. It shifted my mood because honestly I would expect that behavior from a mom and pop store not a store that is as established as stein mart. I am sure that they can afford to pay for a loss prevention team and/ or security cameras but to subject their employees to that type of task is tacky and low budget. My daughter and I were racially profiled or profiled in some type of way where the employees of stein mart didn't feel like we looked like the demographic of those who are capable of entering their establishment without stealing. I work in public service and I work in a legal capacity so I was immediately offended. I reached out to the home office via stein mart's website and no one ever responded. I can't say that I'm surprised. Please do yourself a favor and at least "look" like you can afford basic department store prices when you enter this stein mart location or else you will be profiled. I guess my daughter and I do not meet their criteria.
The locks installed on the doors and windows of every home represent the most common, and perhaps most effective, form of security. That means locks can be taken for granted, until they no longer work properly or the key is lost. Homeowners should work to understand the basics behind these essential household devices, as well as how to address common problems related to them.
The concept behind a lock-and-key mechanism has been around for centuries, so it's no surprise that their basic design hasn't changed much in recent years. At the same time, a number of different types of locks are now available to meet specific needs.
Perhaps the most common type of lock is the pin tumbler lock. Enclosed in a doorknob, these devices contain spring-loaded pins of varying sizes, which must be pushed upward before the knob can be turned to open the door. When the correct key is inserted into a pin tumbler lock, the grooves on the key's blade push the pins up to the precise height needed to allow the inner chamber to turn. Pin tumbler locks are popular because they are relatively secure for most residential applications and generally inexpensive. Since the entire locking mechanism in this device is contained in a single cylinder, pin tumbler locks are also very easy to swap in and out. This comes in handy in apartment buildings, for example, where locks may need to be changed frequently as tenants come and go.
Pin tumbler locks come in a number of configurations. In residential environments, they are the primary mechanism for operating knob locks and deadbolts. Most exterior doors on homes and apartment buildings will have at least one of each of these locks. Knob locks are quick to open and can be convenient when minimal security is acceptable, but they are very easily forced open. When paired with a deadbolt, the door becomes much harder to open. Deadbolts work by driving a thick metal rod into the door frame, which prevents most quick methods of defeating locks, like using a shim or brute force. Still, deadbolts aren't impenetrable, as they can be lockpicked or defeated with much stronger ramming force.
Other common types of residential locks include mortise locks, which combine the action of a doorknob and deadbolt in one. Mortise locks engage a deadbolt with the turn of the key, just as normal. But upon unlocking, the doorknob will open in tandem with the deadbolt. These locks tend to be much stronger than traditional deadbolt designs, but are often harder to install and thus more expensive.
Finally, there's the "jimmy-proof" deadbolt, a type of lock often found in older residences. These locks engage a metal rod that fits into a separate chamber outside of the door frame, rather than through the frame. While its design is simple, it has many advantages over traditional deadbolts or mortise locks. It is impervious to being pried open like many deadbolt systems could be, hence the "jimmy-proof" name. It is also typically harder to pick, and is very inexpensive.
When a lock stops working, no matter where it is in your home or office, it's likely to be a source of frustration. However, it's rare for a lock to suddenly fail to open without exhibiting some signs beforehand.
Common lock problems include issues opening or engaging the lock, or difficulty securing a door in the proper position to lock it.
Since locks are essential security devices that might be used multiple times per day, they are bound to wear out eventually. Rekeying or replacing locks can be done on your own in some cases, but may require a professional locksmith.
When a lock is rekeyed, the cylinder containing the tumbler and pins is removed from its enclosure and replaced with a new cylinder. This is often done when a new tenant moves into an apartment that was previously occupied, but it may also be necessary if a lock needs to be replaced.
Replacing all components of a cylinder lock, or working with locks that don't use a pin tumbler system, requires a different procedure for replacement. Installing a new lock of the same type will be the most straightforward option.
If you want a new lock that is different from your old set, more advanced installation is required, and you may want to consider hiring a professional for the job.
The term locksmith traditionally referred to people who designed and built locks, but today is generally used for those who repair and replace locks. Locksmiths can be available on-call to help people if they're locked out of their home or apartment.
If you've lost your keys or are otherwise unable to enter a locked building that you normally have access to, you will need to call your local locksmith. To save money and ensure you're hiring a reputable contractor, it may help to do some research on locksmiths in your area ahead of time, so you can be prepared if you need to call one.
Upon arrival to your home, a locksmith should ask you to prove that it is in fact your residence. They should also be able to unlock most common locks without requiring them to be drilled or completely replaced. Be sure to obtain an invoice that lists all charges before agreeing to pay.
Locks are ubiquitous around the world, which means the skills to service them are always in demand. Becoming a locksmith could be a rewarding career opportunity, but like any other job, will require a bit of preparation.
Locksmiths do not generally require formal education, but need to undergo extensive hands-on training and possibly certification. Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management.
From there, most trainees seek an apprenticeship, where they work alongside a professional locksmith. This allows them to gain experience in the field. It can also put them on a course toward certification, which involves a standardized procedure that, once completed, allows locksmiths to legally conduct business in their state.
Successful locksmiths need to be skilled with their hands and in the use of tools. While these skills are essential for the day-to-day tasks that a locksmith performs, they also benefit immensely from being personable and able to work with people to solve problems.
There are a number of trade associations and organizations for locksmiths that may help them find work, receive training and connect with like-minded business partners. These organizations may also help consumers find a reputable locksmith. Locksmith trade associations in the U.S. include:
Contact these organizations to learn more about how to become a locksmith, or how to go about choosing the right professional for your needs.