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Recessed Door Alarm Sensors

The actual installation of a standard door sensor for a modern alarm system is not that difficult. Essentially, there is a strip of double sided tape placed on the back of the sensor then it’s stuck to the door. Same process with the magnet. There are however, a number of considerations that make it more […]

We also Install Nest Alarm Systems

We are a Nest partner. That includes video doorbells, security cameras, and alarm systems. Even though we are partners with NEST security we are system agnostic. Meaning we will help guide you to make the purchase that makes the most sense for your budget and needs. Some people like the brand recognition that Nest provides […]

Now a provider of ASSA Maximum+ Restricted Keyways

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 […]

Introducing Field Notes

We have several mini blog sections now: the regular blog, Lab Notes, and now Field Notes The purpose of Field Notes is to communicate we do on a daily basis, methods we use, products we use, and how we overcome challenges. Many people do not fully understand the scope of Lock Alchemy as a company. […]

Wireless Alarm Systems & Communication Methods

There is a lot of confusion about how alarm systems work. Firstly, what is monitoring. Monitoring means there is a company dedicated to answering calls, alerts, responding to those alerts, and calling local police and fire. Self-monitored simply means that the system will notify YOU, the user, that something has occurred and it’s up to […]

Qolsys IQ 2 Alarm Panel

The Qolsys IQ 2 Alarm Panel is our go to panel for a residential security system. You may find that there is also a IQ2 Plus model. At this time, the only difference is that the IQ 2 plus model can also use Power G sensors. Power G sensors are very good all around sensors […]

Alarm Industry Disrupt in Cleveland

Lock Alchemy isn’t just “doing alarm system.” We’re disrupting the industry in several important ways. Local Recent events have taught us the importance of relying on local businesses. Frankly, large alarm companies will never care about your installation, system, user experience, and satisfaction like a local company. Local companies have less hoops to jump through […]

Now Providing Alarm Systems

Lock Alchemy Locksmiths & Security is now a provider of home and commercial alarm systems. Residential: We’re very excited to provide home alarm systems. We are so excited because we’re doing something different from other companies. We’re happy to bring the same customer service and support we provide with our other services to the alarm […]

We are now a Qolsys Alarm Dealers

Qolsys is a leading alarm panel manufacturer. They produce residential and commercial alarm and fire protection products. Their current main product is their IQ2+ panel that works with their own slimeline sensors and other sensors from other manjor manufactures. They also have products that help integrate hardwired alarm systems with wireless sensors. The IQ2+ provides […]

Covid-19 Forecast for the Security Industry

I’m not a fortune teller and I make no promises but I have a few thoughts about the impact of Covid-19 on the security industry. Thermal Cameras: I need to address this first.  Every manufacturer is going to try and sell a fever detection system. Companies have already been caught faking the technology and accuracy […]