Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What is a RE-KEY?

Re-Key your Home or Business?

Re-keying may be a service you are not familiar with. Let me explain. Some people may call a RE-KEY, "changing locks" or "getting new keys". Essentially what re-keying means, is that the cylinder or INSIDE PART of the lock is taken out of the knob or handle on your door, and the pins that determine which key will open your lock... are changed. Your old key should not work anymore, and a new key will work. I love the convenience of having all the doors into my home on the SAME KEY. A professional locksmith will be able to KEY or RE-KEY all your doors to the same key, unless the locks are not compatible with each other, in which case, you may have 1 or more locks replaced to match the type of lock so that all your doors may use the same key. Back door, side door, front door, outside door into garage, ect... JUST 1 KEY!

When to consider a RE-KEY?

You may want to think about having a RE-KEY when:

1- You just bought a new house or business. Previous owners, renters, real estate professionals or contractors may have a key into your property. Keep yourself, family, employees and property secure- RE-KEY!

2- You had a break-in or security issue. Don't think that it won't happen again. In fact, just a simple Re-key could prevent future break-ins and having a professional locksmith check your locks and doors and educate you on other effective ways to deter burglars could save you from another loss.

3- Your locks are old and not working properly. If your doors rub when they open or close, or the latch from the lock doesn't fully engage in the doorjam, or your key is extremely hard to turn- these are all reasons to have a professional come service your locks. This may or may not include a RE-KEY, but functioning locks are vital to usefulness and safety. 

4-You fired someone. This is obvious... you want to RE-KEY, so a fired employee does not have access to your property any longer. 

5- You go through Divorce or break-up. You RE-KEY after or during a domestic matter with an ex, or family member, in which case sometimes law enforcement has to get involved to make sure a Locksmith can legally change the locks for the person with legal ownership of the property. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Look inside Draper's own Brownies Lock Shop

Jared demonstrates how to operate a DVR and camera system.

Marks Key Pad Lock

Commerial Key Pad and Key Combo Lock

Come on in! We are open M-F 8:30am-5:30pm

12334 S. 900 E.

Draper, UT 84020

Owner and Master Locksmith Jared

Monday, March 1, 2010


We have two positions available!

Secretary/ Office Assistant: 9.80 per hour part time. Hours M-F 10am-3:00pm. Shop is located in Draper, UT at 12300 S. 900 E. Will be answering phones, ringing up customers, dispatching technicians, working on Quick books inputting data from transactions, and keeping shop and technicians organized. We are looking for someone is a great multitasker, and can be a leader in the hub of our growing business! Please apply in person at 12334 S. 900 E. at Brownies Lock and Security.

Technician/ Lock Assistant: 9.80 per hour part time. After training, pay will increase based on productivity. This position requires manual dexterity and the ability to learn quickly. Will be working on vehicles, homes, businesses and other commercial and private properties. Hours are M-F 8:30am-5:30pm with every other Thursday off. Once training is complete, technician will be on call some nights and weekends. Taking call will increase pay significantly. Unlock cars, homes, make keys to cars, install locks, pull wire for cameras, program garage door openers ,and much more! Please apply in person at 12334 S. 900 E. at Brownies Lock and Security.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Custom door knobs and levers

Now is a great time to spruce up your home with some new custom door knobs, levers and a new entry handle set for your front door! Huge selection- just call for a free catalog and estimate today!
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Brownies Locksmith and Security 801-572-1522

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Licensed & Insured

Brownies Locksmith is dedicated to outstanding service and customer satisfaction. We take great pride in our reputation for fulfilling our customer’s needs quickly and professionally. Our team of technicians is reliable, efficient and able to handle any locksmith job or lockout situation in a timely manner.

We offer 24 Hour Service and Free Estimates in Salt Lake and Utah counties.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Everyone has done it, or knows someone who has. That's right. Car or house is locked, and you are on the outside. The keys? On the inside. You may want to call and get price quotes, or at
3 am, you may want the fastest arrival time. Here are some things to consider when you find yourself locked out.
1-Beware of those fly by night businesses. They may quote cheap or fast, but the tint your BMW M3 may get scratched, or worse, your door lock could get broken without you even knowing.
2- You get what you pay for. 1800 lockdummy may "quote" you 100 bucks, but once he gets there and unlocks your home or vehicle, the price is suddenly 200. He will explain that his quote of 100 bucks only covers his service call, or in other words- just to show up. But, he tacks on another 100 to cover his labor.
3- Using someone you have used before is the best route. You know what to expect, and you can feel confident that your car or home will be carefully unlocked by a licensed and bonded professional.
4- When you call a locksmith, if the person who answers the call sounds like they are from the deep south of somewhere... they most likely are. The trend is to have national call centers and then hire some untrained person in a region to run those calls. So- if you are interested in doing business with local businesses- just ask. And, most likely a 1800 number is not going to give you a locally run and operated company.