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Eastway Lock & Key, Inc. has been a Charlotte locksmith specialist since 1976. Over the past 35+ years, we have built our reputation on providing solutions for security needs big, small, and in between. We use only the best products available and take pride in our work. We service commercial, industrial, and residential clientele.
Most of us have been locked out of a car or a house at some point in our lives or we know someone who has. It can be a scary situation and you surely appreciate there are professionals out there who can assist you in such an emergency. A professional locksmith has skills and possesses a vast knowledge of many different trades, from engineering to carpentry.
Did you know that locksmithing is one of the oldest professions?
"We needed to get our new home re-keyed and Eastway came highly recommended. Our home is a 50 year old Modernist home with mid-century commercial locks. Thankfully, Lawrence was familiar with the uniqueness of the locks' design and very deftly removed, cleaned and re-keyed them. ..." Kristina A., Charlotte, NC
Historians believe the profession of a locksmith started around 4000 years ago in Egypt and Babylon. Back then locks were made out of wood, with wooden pins in the lock and they could only be opened with a large wooden key. Between the 14th and 17th century locksmiths were considered talented artists who could make beautiful metal locks. Members of the nobility would hire a locksmith to create some unique and crafty designs.
Later on locks became more sophisticated so they could be more secure against intruders. Many of the lock components invented centuries ago are still in use today. Such as the level tumbler lock created by Robert Barron in 1778, as well as the double-acting pin tumbler lock invented in 1848 by Linus Yale. Yale's lock featured pins of different lengths so the lock could not be opened without the correct key. He also developed a small, flat key with serrated edges which could move the pins. Both of these inventions are being used today.
Nowadays everywhere we go we see electronic locks and other security devices. Apart from being skillful in metalwork, woodwork and mechanics, a professional locksmith knows his way around electronic devices and security components, such as control access systems and alarm systems.
At Eastway Lock & Key, Inc., we constantly develop and improve our services to make sure we meet the changing needs of our clients. At the same time, our certified staff has a knowledge of all types of locks so if you need to rekey your half-century old home we can assist you with that. From installing new locks in your house to creating a master key system for your business facility our team of professionals is always ready to help.
Sturdy door and high security locks are only the first step to make your home or business secure. Eastway Lock & Key, Inc., with the use of the latest technology, can help you upgrade your security system with video surveillance, access control devices and alarm systems. Contact us or call us today at 704-347-1088 and one of our experts can help you determine the best solutions for your venue.
Eastway Lock & Key, Inc. offers a wide choice of safes for our residential and commercial customers. working with some of the best safe manufacturers in the country, such as Gardall, Amsec, Brown Safe and more. There are a lot of options available on the market and it's best to have a certified professional talk to you about the differences between safes prior to purchasing.
The most important step when buying a new safe is to decide exactly what you want to protect and what the estimated value of your possessions are. If you want to keep valuables worth millions of dollars safe it may not be a bad idea to spend a couple of thousands of dollars and purchase a high security safe. Additionally, when looking at different safes you will notice each safe has a particular class, e.g. TL15 or TRTL60X6. It's important to understand the meaning of these codes as they determine the safe's resistance to drills and other hand tools, as well as if it's fire-resistant and fireproof. The class of a safe also regulates the limit on the amount covered by your insurance company if a safe becomes compromised in any way.
We invite you to visit our showroom at 3807 Monroe Rd. in Charlotte, NC to see a variety of safes and talk to our professionals about your particular needs.
At Eastway Lock & Key, Inc. we are proud to employ certified specialists licensed with North Carolina Locksmith Licensing Board. We are also a member of The Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA). There are a few levels of voluntary certifications offered by ALOA which require an individual to pass several exams such as a Certified Registered Locksmith (known as CRL). Eastway Lock & Key, Inc. is one of the very few companies in town to have a CRL and a Registered Locksmith (RL) on staff.
As mentioned above, a locksmith is a very skillful professional who has a knowledge of many different trades. To gain such level of expertise one needs to undergo a formal training concerning locks, lock picking, key making and duplicating, mechanics and more. Getting a certification is not the end of the education for a locksmith professional. With constantly developing market and new security concerns of today's world there is always a lot to learn in the business of locksmithing and security. As professionals, we highly cherish the trust our clients place in us when asking for our assistance.
Most Common Questions
Have a question about our locksmith services? Give us a call at 704-347-1088 right now!
Below we present you with some of the most frequently asked questions we get from our clients.
Eastway Lock & Key, Inc. has been assisting customers for decades in the Charlotte, North Carolina area including Ballantyne, Blakeney, Stonecrest, Fort Mill, Concord, Indian Trail, Huntersville, Mount Holly, Marvin, Rock Hill and Waxhaw. If you need our help or have a general question related to your locks and security contact us via email or give us a call at 704-347-1088.