Precision Key Making

35 Years Experience

Q. How many times have you gone to a hardware store only to return because the key won't work?

A. Too many.

When you need spare keys come to the professionals.
When you need a gallon of paint or a hard to find screw....
Go to the hardware store.

Inventory is key !

New Keys are added weekly

The big box stores stock the twenty or so most popular key blanks for locks made in the past several years.

Locksmiths carry keys for locks that were made over a hundred years ago or more. So when you've got a doozy now you know where to go.

A little history about keys ...

Skeleton Keys

The " Bit Key " is commonly referred to as a skeleton key. Make no bones about it, these keys were all that stood between you and the village pillagers. The bit key fits into what is known as a Warded Lock. These locks feature a keyhole with a cylinder on the far end. Inside the keyhole were a series of concentric plates, or wards, that would block a key from turning unless the pattern of notches on the key matched the pattern of wards. If the key turned freely, it would engage or disengage the bolt when turned.

Warded locks remain in use today, though they’re largely found at historic sites where they’ve been keeping out imposters for centuries. The keys themselves will look familiar to anyone who’s ever dreamed of living in a castle or joining a secret society. They’re beautiful!

So why not run down to J&B Lock and Alarm with your Skeleton Keys and get some copies made !

J&B Lock and Alarm

272 Closter Dock Road

Closter , New Jersey  07624

NJ FBL Business License 34AL00001300

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