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David, Vernon Hills
One day, I managed to lock myself out of my house (Dohh!). I called Karl, and about 15 minutes later, he arrived. It only took him two minutes to unlock the door! Then, he noticed that the doorknob was loose and that the lock needed some lubrication, so he fixed those problems as well…at no extra charge.
After seeing how easy it was for Karl to unlock my door, I began to wonder about how secure my home actually was. So I gave Karl a call, and asked if he would be able to visit my home to assess the state of my home security, and to give recommendations for improvements. Karl was quickly able to identify the weakest and most likely points of forced entry and offered solutions. He was well informed on tactics and techniques used by anyone that would want to gain forced entry into a home. What impressed me most, was that he did not just offer solutions from which he would profit, but also made other recommendations: If they could be done on my own, he carefully explained what I would need to do…if not, he provided references for reputable services that could do the job.
After consulting with Karl, I could see that my lock system was a problem. I had a standard locking knobs and deadbolts (installed by a general contractor). These locks would present little barriers to a would-be thief, as they can be easily carded, picked, bumped or drilled, a method that Karl deftly demonstrated. Also, the locking knobs make it easier for locking oneself out of their home. After visiting Karl’s shop to see examples of locks and discuss options, I selected new deadbolts that were card, pick, bump and drill resistant, giving me piece of mind that anyone interested in breaking in, would quickly leave and move on to an easier target. Simple unlocking knobs were selects as well to help prevent lockouts. When Karl installed the new hardware, he was very thorough in explaining why he was doing what he was doing (all of which made perfect sense). He was also very meticulous, making certain everything was installed properly and functioned to my satisfaction. I have had the new locks for three months now and they work perfectly!
Karl also told me about key-safes, one of which I purchased from him. A key-safe is a small impenetrable enclosure, installed outside the home, to securely hold a spare house key. Access is by code entry into a numbered keypad. This prevents lockouts if primary keys are lost, and allows access by emergency responders, relatives or friends.
I would highly recommend Karlock for lock replacements, key-safes and as a consultant for security improvements in your home. I am a very satisfied customer of Karlock! Talk to Karl today about your home security concerns!
Karlock is great! With the locksmith industry in the news for questionable practices it was nice to find this family owned locksmith who was so incredibly honest and fair. Karl, the owner came out to my house and made me feel like family. The service was quick and great. I highly recommend this company!
Jan, Buffalo Grove
Thank you so much, Karl! Not only did you replace my garage door keypad (and make a second trip to buy some wire), but you took the time to show me how to program this and how to change the batteries. My family and I recommend you all the time and I would be very happy to be a reference for you. Best wishes for much continued success!
Robin, Vernon Hills
Karl fixed the ignition lock cylinder on my car – he charged a fair price (half of what the dealer wanted) and got me back on the road the same day. He took the time to assure that the keys he made worked in all the lock cylinders and made sure the ignition lock was operating smoothly. He offered great advice on door locks and keeping my home secure also His shop is right by the 7-11 at Townline and Aspen – he has been in business for many years. He has commendations from the local police department for freeing children who were accidentally locked in cars. I believe Karl is an honest and reputable local business owner and I would recommend him for any locksmith work (home, vehicle, safe, etc.) – avoid scam locksmiths – Visit LegalLocksmiths.com and consider signing the petition.
Mary, Lake Barrington Shores
Recently I phoned your company, Karlock, on a cold and windy New Year’s evening for help in entering my home after the door knob came loose in my hand upon trying to enter my home. Just two weeks previous I had a deadbolt and regular front door lock installed by a handyman. The installation was done improperly and I was left out in the cold on this evening.
I was impressed with your professionalism and thoroughness. Not only did you come promptly even though it was a holiday, you also showed me exactly what was wrong with the existing installation; that the screws used for the handyman installation were of the wrong size resulting in a faulty locking system. I appreciated your time in explaining more secure options for locking system that were previously unknown to me. I subsequently ordered new locks from you and am very happy with the installation and the professionalism of your company.