Category Archives: CT Commercial Locksmith

What is the difference between a single and double-cylinder deadbolt lock?

door with deadbolt lockIt’s pretty easy to tell a single-cylinder deadbolt lock apart from a double cylinder lock.

A single-cylinder deadbolt has a slot for a key only on the side that will be mounted on the outside of the door, while the other side has some type of turning mechanism, usually a thumb-turn. It is set to face inside, to be used to lock or unlock the door without having to use keys.

Advantages of single-cylinder deadbolt lock are low cost, in case of an emergency it’s easy to get outside, and general ease of use.

The main difference between a double-cylinder deadbolt is that it has a slot for a key on the front (outside) and back (inside). which means that a key is needed to turn the lock on both sides.
This offers more security but also has the drawback that in an emergency the key Is needed to unlock the door.

Both types of locks are available for residential and commercial use.

Need help deciding which type of deadbolt lock fits your situation best?

Contact Connecticut licensed locksmith Jim Arsenault via email or give him a call at 860-678-9797.

CT Commercial Door Replacement – Before & After

We were hard at work at a warehouse in Stafford Springs, CT! A new door was needed for the employee entrance.

The old door had very bad rust damage on the bottom and was not in compliance with local building codes. We replaced the door with a commercial grade steel door and, to meet the required fire code, we also installed a panic bar. A panic bar is a metal bar that is spring loaded and mounted on the inside of a commercial door. When the bar is pressed the door unlatches and gives access to the outside in case of an emergency.

J & B Locksmith Service provides professional panic/exit bar installation services and door replacement for commercial properties throughout the greater Hartford area.

Does your business need a new door with a panic bar installation? Contact Jim at 860-678-9797, or click here to email him.

Ditec Automatic Door Opener installation

Recently we were asked to install an automatic door opener system at a commercial location. We decided to use the Ditce HA8-LP because of low-energy operation, durabiity, and small header for limited clearance.

The Ditec HA8-LP is great for high traffic locations such as hospitals, retail stores, schools & universities, airports, convention centers, casinos, industrial buildings and offices. We also installed a push plate for easy activation of the swing door for those with disabilities.

Does your business location need an automatic door opener solution? Contact Jim at 860-678-9797, or click here to email him.

Panic Bars – who needs them?

Panic bars, also known as exit devices, are required by local fire safety regulations and building codes for public buildings such as schools, office buildings, restaurants, and retail locations to provide an easy way out of the building in case of an emergency.

Always hard at work, here is Sharon installing a panic bar.

If you have a question about panic bars please call Jim or Sharon at 860-678-9797.

Yes Virginia, there are honest locksmiths

These days it seems there are nothing but bad locksmiths around, out to scam hardworking people. A Google search produces pages and pages of locksmith scams and locksmith horror stories where everyday people fall victim to unscrupulous, fake locksmiths.

Well, we’re here to tell you that not all locksmiths are bad. Our company, J & B Locksmith Service, has been installing and repairing a variety of locking systems for over 40 years.

When you call us you talk to a real person in our office, not somebody in a call center thousands of miles away. We are licensed and insured. We show up when we say we’ll be there, and we charge reasonable rates – just like a lot of other honest locksmiths located throughout the United States.

So this holiday season we want to tell you, yes, there are a lot of locksmith scams going on. But at the same time, there are also a lot of trustworthy, reliable locksmith services out there, and we are one of these locksmith companies.

We wish all our clients and website visitors a wonderful and happy holiday season!

Sharon & Jim