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How Often Should an Organization Rekey Their Locks?

Posted on: September 28th, 2020 by Liz Wedekind

When running an organization and building with tons of offices, entrances, closets and more, the chance of these doors being accessed by multiple people is incredibly high. When multiple people have multiple keys to various places, the organization is at risk of any one of these keys being duplicated and available to the wrong hands. It is impossible to change locks every time someone new joins or an old employee leaves.

So…just how often should an organization look for a locksmith to rekey their locks? It really varies from organization to organization.

Some factors include:

All these factors contribute to determining when it is best to rekey the locks. If a card access system is out of the question, you must take steps to ensure your organization is protected against external or even internal threats. This includes copying, duplicating, sharing, etc.

Installing high security locks and keys that have patented protection against unauthorized duplication, picking and other means of bypassing the lock is another option that can be implemented to reduce loss.

You don’t want to risk an old employee being able to access various building entry points. Because of this, think of rekeying your locks anywhere between 6 months to 2 years. All these factors contribute to determining when it is best to rekey the locks.

At Mike’s Lock Shop, we strive to guide you with the best total protection for your organization. Give us a call at 215-672-3100 to speak with one of our professionals or visit our website to fill out a contact form.

How to Prevent Lockouts

Posted on: August 9th, 2017 by Nelson Shane

It’s happened to every business owner at some point in time. You find yourself getting ready to start your day, but when you reach for your keys, you find that you’ve left them inside your business the night before.

While most business owners will have to call a locksmith in Montgomeryville, PA at some point during their career, if you’re finding yourself being locked out over and over again, it’s probably time to reconsider what you are doing. Here are three strategies you might want to consider if you find yourself spending more and more money on lockouts as of late.

For more information on how to avoid getting locked out or learn more about their premier locking systems, contact the leading team at Mike’s Lock Shop today!

3 Commercial Locks that Will Keep Your Business Safe

Posted on: June 2nd, 2017 by Nelson Shane

At Mike’s Lock Shop, we’re proud to provide you with cutting-edge locking systems to keep thieves, intruders and others up to no good away from your business and valuables. You work hard to make sure that your business is able to keep your customers happy; let our commercial locksmith services in Philadelphia work just as hard to keep you safe.

If you own a business, you probably know that locks are an essential part of protecting your merchandise and your employees. But did you know that there are multiple types of locks that can be better suited to your needs than others? Consider adding these three types of locks to your business to ensure the safety of your storefront or warehouse.

Heavy duty padlocks

Heavy duty padlocks can be a perfect option for someone who needs to add additional lock protection on a budget. Heavy duty padlocks are affordable and provide a sturdy option if you regularly need to open and close the locked item, or if you frequently move your locked pieces around.

Automatic door operators

Automatic door operators can be the perfect solution for those businesses whose employees regularly enter in and out of secure areas, but who also require additional protection to ensure that unauthorized users do not enter a dangerous space. Automatic door operators combine efficiency and security and use the latest technology to ensure the safety of your employees and business.

Panic exit devices

Panic exit devices do more than keeping your customers and employees safe in the instance of a fire, crash or another adverse event; they also deter thieves from exiting out of emergency-only exits. This results in lowered rates of theft, shoplifting, and overall crime.

No matter which type of lock is best for your business, it’s important to consult with a professional. Our commercial locksmith services and products in Philadelphia provide consulting and counseling to make sure that you’re making the right choice for your business and your customers.

If you wish to learn more about our services, you can contact us by calling 215-495-0133 or filling out a contact form on our website.

It’s a Lock: The Ultimate Locksmith and Locking System Quiz

Posted on: April 7th, 2017 by Nelson Shane No Comments

Mike’s Lock Shop is dedicated to providing clients throughout Philadelphia, Bucks County and Montgomery County with superior locking systems and locksmith services such as car key programming in the Bucks County region. In addition to our services , we also believe that it’s important to educate our clients, while having fun. We combine these two endeavors with a quiz? Do you think you can ace it?


If you wish to learn more about Mike’s Lock Shop and our services such as car key programming for the Montgomery County area, we encourage you to call 215-495-0133 or fill out a contact form.

What Makes a Leading Locksmith?

Posted on: March 7th, 2017 by Nelson Shane No Comments

It’s 7 pm; the game is just about to start. You kick back and relax, but panic sets in as you realize that you completely forgot to pick up your daughter from soccer practice. You frantically search for your car keys, but they are nowhere to be found. Your spouse must’ve taken both sets of keys for your vehicles.

Thankfully, you call the parents of your daughter’s best friend, and they are able to bring her home. After this ordeal, you realize that you need to get a spare set of keys made for your vehicle. But who do you turn to?

At Mike’s Lock Shop, we understand what it takes to provide leading locksmith services for the Montgomery County, PA region. Listed below are the qualities that our company embodies and what you should be looking for when you are choosing a locksmith.

Variety of Services

A locksmith company which is adept at fulfilling a variety of different services. This shows that you can turn to them for all of your lock-related needs. For example, we offer rekeying and will work on a variety of different locking systems and products such as automotive car keys, access control systems, electronic locks, master key systems, high-security locks, commercial locking systems and residential decorative door hardware.

Established Company

Since Pennsylvania has no licensing law for locksmiths, anyone can say there are one. You should also be looking for a trustworthy, established company. Expertise does matter when it comes to choosing a locksmith. We have been serving the region for over 45 years.

Guaranteed Workmanship

You will want to choose a locksmith who guarantees their work. The company you choose should stand by their work and back it with a warranty. We are proud of our workmanship and include a one-year warranty on parts and labor.


When choosing a locksmith, you shouldn’t be surprised once the work is completed. You shouldn’t have to shell out more money for the agreed upon work. With our locksmiths, you can have peace of mind knowing that we provide you with a written proposal prior to all work and that we only charge the quoted price.

If you wish to learn more about our leading locksmith services in Montgomeryville, PA, we encourage you to give us a call at 215-495-0133 or fill out a contact form. We look forward to helping you with all of your locksmith needs.

4 Things You Should Protect At All Costs

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by Nelson Shane No Comments

As technology improves, so does security. Consequently, burglars and other criminals also benefit from innovation by utilizing technology to rob the unsuspecting. This constant game of cat and mouse can be tricky, which is why it is of the utmost importance to team up with the best security providers in the area. Whether you need new locks for your apartment or access cards for your business, there is one Montgomery County locksmith in PA that has your back at all times. That person is Mike. Well, actually, it is the entire team here at Mike’s Lock Shop (a division of Access Lock Technologies Inc.).


Our products are modern. Our quality is unmatched. Our prices are competitive. Everybody has valuable possessions that they cherish. Here is a list of four things that you should protect at all costs:


  1. Yourself (and your loved ones) – Irreplaceable. Priceless. The most important assets that you will ever have. Maintain peace of mind by having our technicians install secure locks on every door to your home. Our elaborate showroom displays over a hundred decorative locks that come in 10 different finishes. We offer traditional locks (with keys), as well as electronic locks to give a more modern accent to your humble abode.
  2. Your Home – Criminals are much less likely to invade a home if they know it is protected. They like low-hanging fruit. Damaged dead-bolts. Dangling doorknobs. When they see that you have state-of-the-art protection, most of the time they’d rather take the easy route and go break into your neighbor’s house around the corner.
  3. Your Car – Picture this: You wake up for work only to find everything in your car is missing. Even your favorite coconut/banana-scented air freshener. Or even worse; your entire car is gone. The good news: you have an excuse to miss work. The bad news: everything else.
  4. Your Identity – This relates back to numbers 1-3. Sometimes we keep our wallet (and other important documents) unattended in our home or vehicle. This makes it extra easy for somebody to claim your identity and commit fraud by using your name to make purchases you would never have approved. This hurts your credit score, bank account, and can make for a hectic year of trying to reverse the chaos.


This is not meant to scare you. This is intended to make you aware of simple measures you can take to prevent disasters. All of the above also applies for businesses. Companies should always utilize commercial locksmith services around Philadelphia in order to protect all of the classified data that may be found.


To view all of the solutions available at Mike’s Lock Shop, visit today! Be smart. Stay safe. Call Mike.





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