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Top Questions I Get Asked as a Locksmith

Can you pick every lock? Every lock probably can be picked by someone. Can’t you just slip a credit card between the latch to open the door? Slipping a latch to open the door isn’t as easy as it sounds. There has to be enough of a gap between the door and frame to get […]

Now Servicing Lorain County

We are now offering residential and commercial locksmithing services along with our other security services in Lorain County! We have a locksmith that lives in Elyria and services those areas directly, as well as coming out to Cleveland. Elyria is centrally located in Lorain County which helps reduce our arrival times. Providing locksmith services in […]

August 2021 at Lock Alchemy Residential Locksmith

A LOT has been happening at Lock Alchemy, located in South Euclid. I plan on writing several blog posts detailing what’s been going. We have maintained a steady growth in the residential market from 2020. There are several factors driving the increased demand of residential locksmithing services. The real estate market has been very hot […]

Emtek Troubles in Beachwood

Emtek is a high end brand of custom door hardware. They make custom deadbolts, knobs, and handle sets. By custom, I mean virtually custom. There are 20+ different finishes to choose from and you can mix and match back plates, knob styles, lever styles, and trim plates. Everything is assembled individually with an order. The […]

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 […]