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COVID-19 Precautions

The health and safety of our customers is very important to us. We take every precaution and will follow all recommendations and guidelines from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, and the Center for Disease Control.

Listed below are just a few of the steps we are taking to ensure that we can continue taking care of your residential and commercial locksmith needs while doing our best to ensure your safety:

  • We are fully vaccinated.
  • We use hand sanitizer before entering a customer’s property.
  • We will remain at a safe social distance and will not be shaking hands.
  • We will wear a facial mask if required, such as inside a school building or childcare facility, an assisted living facility, a healthcare facility including doctors’ offices, any other setting where it is required by the government, or if we are asked to do so in a public or private establishment.

We do ask to let us know if a client is self-isolating due to health concerns so that we can assess the risk and take proper precautions.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic we are committed to provide a safe and hassle-free experience. For residential and commercial locksmith services please call Jim at 860-678-9797.

Announcing affiliation with New Wave Electric

J & B Locksmith is pleased to announce our affiliation with New Wave Electric, LLC ( Lee Iraeta, owner/operator and Master electrician, has worked on a wide range of commercial contracts in Connecticut over the past 12 years and will be handling the electrical wiring for high security access lock installations, A-phone systems, magnetic locks, automatic door openers, etc.

We are happy to have Lee bring his experience to our company and customers.

Have a question about how to implement electronic locks in your CT business or institution? Email Jim Arsenault or call him at 860-678-9797.

September is National Preparedness Month

Disaster can strike at any time – would you be prepared if it does?

Be Disaster Aware
If you’ve been watching the news you know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly anywhere. We’ve seen tornados, floods, snow in October that crippled the entire state of Connecticut and affected millions of people for days and even weeks.

Rescue personnel may not always be able to reach you quickly in an emergency or disaster. The most important thing you can do is being prepared to take care of yourself and your family.

FEMA’s website provides information on what you can do to be prepared:

Besides following these steps you can also use social media to let friends and family know that you have “a plan”:

  • Share your plan on Facebook
  • Use hashtag #NATLPREP on Twitter.

Jim is a Connecticut licensed Master Locksmith with over 30 years experience.
Need help getting a lock replaced or keys re-keyed? Simply email or give him a call at 860-678-9797.

Lock your prescription meds

lock your prescription drugsBy now you might have seen the Public Safety Announcement videos on television, depicting a teenager helping himself to his mother’s medication she keeps in the bathroom medicine cabinet. Or you’ve read newspaper reports about teens dying from a drug overdose. Drugs they didn’t purchase on a street corner in a bad section of town but found readily accessible in their family home. Many young people think that because these medications have been prescribed by a physician that they’re safe to use when in reality a combination of drugs or a mix with alcohol can lead to death.

Statistics show one in four high school students will abuse prescription drugs before they graduate, and 70 percent of those drugs will come from their own home or from a friend. But it’s not just the teens looking for a high – visitors to the home (friends or even family members) might look for prescription medications as well.

Recently a keyless drug lock box for prescription medications has been introduced to keep meds safely for the patient’s use only and not to unintentionally “share.” The container holds up to eight pill bottles and can also accommodate taller bottles with liquid medications. It fits into a standard size medicine cabinet and is lightweight and convenient to use with a pre-assigned four digit combination code requiring no set up.

Keeping prescription medications locked also prevents accidental swallowing by small children or pets.

Jim is a CT licensed Master Locksmith with over 30 years experience. He’ll repair and install a new lock at your Connecticut home or business, just email or give him a call at 860-678-9797.

Recycle Keys for Charity

keys for hopeWe all have keys. Keys for the house front and back doors, office keys, cabinet keys at work… the list of keys is endless. Some keys we use and some we don’t. We’re talking about the keys we keep but don’t remember what they were for. They could be from an old apartment you moved out of 10 years ago or from a lock that was changed yet the keys still hang on your key-chain or hide in a kitchen drawer.

Over the last few years many businesses have switched from old-fashioned metal keys to keyless entry systems with programmable keycards, but there are still plenty of places with keys. The question is, what can you do with all those unused keys?

If you’re in spring cleaning mode and feel like emptying out your drawers or making your key-chain lighter you’d be happy to know that you can actually recycle old metal keys. You can’t put them into your curb-side blue bins, you’ll need to find a metal recycler near you. Most recycling centers accept metal keys in their mixed metal bins. It’s probably a good idea to give them a call first to make sure that they will take the keys so you don’t waste your time driving there only to find that they won’t.

Or, you could hold a “key drive” and collect not just your unused keys but those of friends, neighbors and co-workers as well and donate the keys to a charitable organization such as Key for Hope. Key for Hope will take your keys, recycle them for scrap metal and use the proceeds to stock food pantries across the country (100% of the donation will go to stock a food pantry of your choice). Nearly 13 million families in the United States are struggling to make ends meet and often go without food. Your unused keys could help make a difference. Find out more at the organization’s website:

Jim is a CT licensed Master Locksmith with over 30 years experience. He’ll repair and install a new lock at your Connecticut home or business, just email or give him a call at 860-678-9797.