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Purchased A Home In A Safe New Development?

It May Not Be As Safe As You Think!

We have heard about several calls where a home in a new development had been broken into. There were no signs of forced entry and when we disassembled the front door lock we found master pins in the lock.

Master Pins allow more than one key to operate the lock.

We surmise that a key was used to gain entry:

When a builder develops a new community they usually have the front door of every house master keyed. The master key is given to their Contractors and Sub-Contractors to gain entry usually to most front doors in the new community. Developers have these locks master keyed so that they only have to keep track of a single key. Convenient for them but not so safe for the new homeowner. There are unscrupulous contractors and sub-contractors out there. When you purchase a home in a new development have your locks rekeyed by a Professional Locksmith and help keep your family and property safe.

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Blade of Key
- The blade of a key is that portion of the key that inserts into the keyhole, the part that sometimes breaks off inside the lock.  Locksmiths can usually remove the broken part and reconstruct the key.

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