July was an unprecedented month. No one really knows what’s happening with covid-19 and what the future will bring. For Lock Alchemy Locksmiths it was a huge month. We had significantly more calls and service trips this July than last July.

The residential market is booming. Homes in cities like South Euclid, Beachwood, University Heights, Cleveland Heights, Solon, Orange, and Pepper Pike are going fast. Many of the buyers I spoke with said they put in an offer on the same day the house was listed, often times without seeing it.

New home owners frequently want to change the locks on their home. They also want things like smart locks, doors fixed, an alarm system, or security cameras. This is especially true when people are moving from an apartment to a home for the first time.

Many people who haven’t moved are working from home or between positions. This has allowed them to coordinate with service providers during the day when they’re previous schedule wouldn’t have allowed for it. Many people I know in the trades are completely booked.

We’re out in the field, taking precautions, wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Aside from our daily operations, we have several major projects and new developments in the works. I’m truly excited to see everything get released soon. In the meantime, stay healthy and safe!

Restricted key systems prevent unauthorized persons from making key copies. But what system should you choose? There’s Medeco, ASSA, Mul-T-Lock, GMS, and a several others. We’ve recently added ASSA Maximum + to our lineup of restricted key systems. ASSA Maximum + is patented until 2030. This provides an extra layer of security preventing unauthorized individuals or even other locksmiths from making copies.

ASSA keys don’t just have key cuts. They also have a sidebar. The sidebar is nearly impossible to replicate without specialized milling equipment. We can provide ASSA systems with different sidebars to ensure that other people can’t duplicate your keys.

ASSA cylinders are extremely high quality and the keys simply don’t break. Other restricted key systems can have issues with keys breaking. ASSA keys are thick and withstand the toughest users.

If you’re interested in a high security, UL listed, and/or master key system contact us about our ASSA options.