Month: August 2017

Dear New York city young people, please read this post very carefully before calling an Emergency Locksmith in NYC.

You wouldn’t believe the shit show and the amount of dishonest locksmith companies out there.

From super shady call centers out of the country to random stickers and business cards on your building’s door or intercom unit, this city is filled with super random and not so honest locksmith companies.

Scam Alert!
Be Vey Careful Who You Call.

It got so bad that it’s literally almost impossible to separate the good guys from the bed ones.

Luckily we’ve got five easy steps in order to help you separate the wheat from the chaff.

So you probably ask your self, “What do I do if I get locked out and need a 24 hours locksmith?”   Well, there are a few things you can do in order to minimize the risk:

Step number one:   Ask every single question you can think of on the phone before you give the locksmith company your address, an honest locksmith would answer all your questions over the phone and would give you solid flat fee prices for any specific service, not just *starting prices or *minimum prices, an honest locksmith would give you the company’s name and address, he would give you the tech’s name and the license number if necessary.

Step number two:   After you have all the information go online (if you don’t have web access or a smart phone use a friend’s or a neighbor’s) and research some of the information you got, if the company doesn’t exist on Google Maps (like we do) or on Yelp (again, like we do) that’s a tale tale for bad news, if it does exist but has horrible reviews on Yelp, than again maybe you should use another company.

people love us on Yelp!

Step number three:   When you get the tech on site make sure that the information is similar to what you’ve got on the phone and online, the company’s name, phone number, website and address should be the same, the tech needs to know the company’s name as well, if any of these isn’t the same, something is wrong.

Step number four:   Make sure the locksmith gives you the whole shpill, you need to know everything you’re about to pay for before the guy does anything, I mean the whole 9 yards, if any of the prices aren’t matching what you’ve got on the phone you need to know that ahead of time, the price may change a bit and that’s fine, maybe you have a high security lock that can’t be picked, maybe it’s a different key for your car because you got the year, make and model wrong, things can change and that’s ok.

Step number five:   Payment and warranty, make sure what form of payment the company accepts, nowadays credit cards should be an acceptable form of payment almost anywhere any time, cash and checks may not be accepted by some companies so find out in advance, unless you want to make a late night trip to the ATM.                               Warranty should be included in the price for both parts and labor, a 90 day warranty should be standard though most honest companies (us included) would provide you with a 6-12 month warranty for both parts and labor.

Metro Local Locksmith.
Upper West Side locksmith company.

After all is said and done, there is no substitute to an honest local company you already know and trust or have received service from in the past successfully, all the research in the world won’t makeup for past experience.

So don’t get scammed and make sure your first locksmith experience is a good one, because if it sounds too good to be true over the phone, it’s usually because it is.

When you need an honest, licensed and reliable locksmith company on the Upper West Side, Manhattan or anywhere else in the greater New York area for that matter, give us a call first, you’ll be glad you did.



When looking for a locksmith company on the upper west side look no further than Metro Local Locksmith.

Our 24 hours hands on locksmiths will solve your emergency the right way, the first time.

Metro Local Locksmith.
Upper West Side locksmith company.


Whether you’re looking for a residential locksmith or a commercial one for your business, Metro is the right fit for you, with  24 hours a day, 7 days a week year round locksmith service on the Upper West Side.

More and more private clients, corporate stores and offices choose us as their professional GO-TO locksmith company on the Upper West Side in particular and Manhattan in general.

Jimmy proof deadbolt lock in polished chrome.


With an Upper West Side location, we’re ALWAYS available.

High security keys and locks, on the spot car key cutting and programming and so much more.

New locks installed on a residential apartment door or a new intercom with audio and video monitors in each apartment, we cover the whole spectrum, so Metro Local Locksmith is really your one stop shop on the Upper West Side.

Covering all Upper West Side zip codes all day long (and night!) it doesn’t matter where you are, we serve buildings and management companies on West End Ave on the low 60’s (10023 zip code) and other stores and buildings on Broadway ave in the high 70’s (10024 zip code) and of course the entire 10025 zip code north of 96th st and all the way up.

Locksmith companies on the upper west side comes a dime a dozen, so it may be hard to know who to trust, and it’s a lot of trust to place in the hands of a stranger.

At Metro Local Locksmith we pride our selfs at being straight shooters, an honest locksmith company, our pricing is clear and the process is completely transparent from top to bottom.

Keeping our clients informed about our fees, time tables and expected arrival time of their new intercom system is a top priority for us.

So give us a call today, you’ll be happy you did.

Glass doors can be freaky.

Sometimes a glass door needs to be removed for the hardware on the door to be replaced, Door closers may be on top or on the bottom, visible or concealed in the cement under the door saddle.

Locks and other hardware may also require the removal of the door in some cases.

We love helping out our Upper West Side neighbors @ Joe & the Juice with their Columbus Ave location (247 Columbus Ave).
We had to remove and reinstall the store front glass door in order to gain access and replace the door closer that was buried under the cement floor.
Out with the old, in with the new!
The best avocado sandwich we’ve had in a while.

Great staff, great juice and excellent vibes!!!


For farther information or to learn more about our commercial locksmith services in general and glass door locksmith services in particular please click the link below.

Commercial locksmith and glass door services.


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At Metro Local Locksmith we fix intercom units.

We are New York City’s specialists when it comes to fresh (new) installations, troubleshooting existing systems and upgrading old intercom systems.

It doesn’t matter what’s wrong with your system or how old it is, our intercom and access control specialists will fix or replace it, sometimes on the same visit.

Our technicians are experts when it comes to intercom systems in commercial and residential buildings in New York, we work with some of the most innovative intercom and access control companies and distributers in the market today:

Aiphone, Commelit, Butterfly and Seidle to name a few.

We fix intercoms!

Stand alone door units, with or without video camera, multi doors solutions or just a singular, we do it all.

Aiphone intercom and access control system.

A growing number of co-op buildings and management companies are trusting us with their intercom and access control needs, we provide same day service in most cases and in most neighborhoods of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs.

Most buildings in New York now days would have some sort of intercom system, it maybe old with audio unit only or equipped with a state of the art video and audio stand a lone unit with in house video monitor or even smart phone access for communicating and unlocking the door.

A townhouse or brownstone with multiple floors in the same unit? No problem, we can customize a system with multiple screens and even mobile access intercom solutions to accommodate your every need.

No intercom job is too big nor too small.

Being a locksmith company and not only a communication or low voltage company gives us the edge to come full circle when it comes to your access control and intercom needs because it enables us to solve ALL your security issues including the actual locking mechanism of the door (usually a magnet or an electric strike) and the actual cylinder and keys.

When you need your intercom system fixed, replaced or upgraded don’t hesitate and give us a call.