Commack Locksmith Assists Local Resident Locked in Their Home

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Mechanical failure of existing high-security lock created unusual situation for home-owner.

Commack Locksmiths, a local provider of locksmith services and enhanced security system installations for residential and commercial clients in the Commack vicinity as well as throughout all of the Long Island region, was proud to be able to assist a Commack resident who found themselves in an unusual situation.

Recently the team at Commack Locksmiths received an emergency call from a resident with a lock problem. Usually calls of this nature are commonly in regards to a person who has lost their keys or for some other reason are locked out of the residence, business or automobile. In this case, the tables were turned as the person with the emergency found themselves locked into their residence and unable to get out. Hearing the rising tension in the person’s voice, one of the techs were dispatched to help out.

Upon arrival the tech assessed the situation and discovered that his original assumptions upon hearing about the issue were correct. The lock in question was a double cylinder deadbolt where a key can be used on either the inside or outside to lock or unlock the door. While these types of locks are illegal to use in commercial setting as they represent a fire hazard, they are legal for use in private residence. In this situation, inside locking mechanism tail piece broke, preventing the key from disengaging latch. The Commack Locksmith technician was able to manipulate the lock from outside and allow the resident to leave. Upon explaining exactly what happened, the tech offered a solution that would prevent such an incident from happening again. The resident agreed that it would be the best course of action and the broken double cylinder lock was replaced with a single cylinder dead bolt.

Commack Locksmiths offers round-the-clock locksmith services to residents of Commack as well as both Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Offering emergency on-site assistance if you lost your keys or locked them inside your vehicle/residence, our licensed, bonded and insured technicians can also help you with all of your other automotive, residential, and commercial locksmith needs. Commack Locksmiths also offer new lock installation for those looking to upgrade their security. Call us at 516-974-3004 for emergency assistance or for a price estimate or visit us online at

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