Big news! Harry’s Locksmith will be moving to a new location by the end of 2023.
Thanks for the memories, Main Street.
It will be a little bittersweet for us to leave our Uptown Vancouver home. We want to say thank you for the opportunity to serve you for all these many years and we want to assure you that the same friendly, quality service that you have relied on will continue through this transition and beyond.
The countless memories we’ve made with you will always be near and dear to our hearts! The parades, classic car cruise-ins, quirky characters, and revitalization that we’ve experienced as part of the community have all been a part of our culture and vibe. We look forward to continuing with new traditions as we bring you along with us to our new location, located at 508 SE 117th Ave in Vancouver, Washington.
This is not goodbye.
Far from it! We will continue to serve you here at our Main Street location until our time is up. Our projected moving date is late 2023. Stay tuned for the ribbon cutting ceremony that will be announced later this fall, where you’ll be able to experience our upgraded features, including ample parking.
Follow us on social media for more announcements about our construction progress at our new location!
It’s been an amazing time serving you on Main Street, and we hope to see you at our new location. Some things may be different as we make this change, but one thing will not – the words of the sign in bold red letters found in our store “Please Act Important in Here Because You Are”.
Harry’s Locksmith has won their 5th consecutive year for Best of Clark County.
Thank You, Clark County!
We want to express our gratitude for everyone voting us Best of Clark County for the 5th time! We strive to do our best in the security systems industry, and we will continue to serve you at the highest level.
Local Vancouver, WA newspaper The Columbian, asked the people of Clark County to vote for their favorite Businesses based on the categories provided by the news paper. Harry’s Locksmith was voted the Best in Security Services category.
Thank you for helping us win for the 5th time (consecutively). It’s truly an honor to be recognized for this amazing award. Our team has been staying up to date with the latest technology for door and door hardware technology. Again, we’re grateful for this opportunity and recognition by you, the people. We have the best partners, customers, and employees in the world. Thank you.
Be sure to check out our Instagram and other social media platforms to see what we have been up to. We’re excited to show you what we’re releasing in the coming weeks!
Harry’s Locksmith wins their first Neighborhood faves award.
Thank you everyone for your support!
We want to give a big thank you to all that voted us for this award! This one in particular, showcases the local businesses voted by the people in the area. This means a lot to us, and we will continue to serve our customers in the highest regard.
Neighborhood Faves by Nextdoor is the Premier website of showcasing several categories of businesses. We were voted for Best Home Services. Thanks again for the support and continued business, it truly means a lot to us here at Harry’s Locksmith.
Come stop by at our Main Street location to see what’s new in the shop. We’ll be excited to see you again! Stay up to date on what’s happening on our social media accounts. We have more announcements to make in the coming weeks.
The cost of replacement will depend on several factors, including the complexity of the key fob, the cost of labor, and the make and model of the car.
The History of Car Keys
Rekeying cars has been a part of the locksmithing industry for many years. Starting with metal keys that could easily be duplicated. Over time, the technology behind car locks evolved, leading to the introduction of transponder keys in the 1990s. Transponder keys are more advanced than traditional keys because they contain a microchip that communicates with the car’s onboard computer. This communication ensures that only the key with the correct code can start the engine, preventing theft.
What makes transponder keys more expensive?
The reason transponder keys are more expensive than traditional keys is because of the technology involved in their manufacture. The microchip and the programming required to communicate with the car’s computer make transponder keys more complex and expensive to produce. Additionally, the process of programming a transponder key to a specific car requires specialized equipment and training, which also contributes to the higher cost.
The use of transponder keys in cars has greatly improved the security of vehicles, but it has also made the process of rekeying cars more complex and expensive.
Why Car Key Fobs are So Expensive to Replace
why are car key fobs so expensive to replace? There are several factors that contribute to the high cost of replacing a key fob, including:
Complexity: Key fobs contain complex technology that allows them to communicate with the car’s computer system. This technology makes them more expensive to produce and program.
Customization: Key fobs are designed to work with specific car models, which means they are often customized to match the specific make and model of the car they are intended for. This customization process also contributes to the higher cost of replacement.
Labor: Replacing a key fob requires specialized equipment and training, which contributes to the overall cost of the replacement. A locksmith must have the knowledge and skills to program the key fob to work with the car’s computer system, which takes time and effort.
Car Make and Model: Some car models have more advanced key fobs with additional features, such as push-button start, which can drive up the cost of replacement. Luxury car brands, such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Lexus, often have more complex key fobs that can be more expensive and require specialty tools to program
If you need to replace a key fob or transponder key, it’s important to work with a reputable locksmith who has experience with the technology and can provide a high-quality replacement.
Here at Harry’s we work with a wide range of building and business types, and keeping your business, home, or vehicle secure is our specialty. Your business is a valuable asset, and you should protect it. Business owners often overlook the importance of security when they don’t have to. But if you want to keep your employees and customers safe, it’s crucial that you consider the security of your business. Here are 3 Key Things that will help keep your business secure.
Electronic Access Systems
Electronic Access systems are popular in locations that have many doors that need to stay secure, but also allow employees to move around to different locations in the business. Having an electronic system allows you to seamlessly control who can access what areas, and makes revoking access simple and efficient. Every business has different needs, and there isn’t a one-size fits all solution. By working with security professionals you can pick a system that is perfect for your business.
An alarm system is one of the best ways to protect your business. If someone tries to enter your building without knowing the code, an alarm will let you know immediately so that you can take action before anything happens. Alarms are also great a deterring theft or vandalism, as an alarm and the threat of police showing up will scare off a majority of people attempting to break in.
Security cameras can deter crime, identify possible suspects in the event of a burglary and help business owners see who is coming and going. Today’s security cameras are more advanced than ever before, and can be used in low-light situations or when sensors pick up unusual motion. Security cameras can significantly increase your peace of mind. They can be expensive, depending on your business’s needs, but generally are worth the investment for businesses with a commercial property.
To keep your business secure, call Harry’s Locksmith.
If you’re looking for a local, family-run business in the pacific northwest that can help keep your business safe and secure, Harry’s Locksmith is the answer. We have been in business for over 70 years and have become experts in all aspects of security. If you need help with any aspect of keeping your property safe—from installing locks to improving access control systems—contact us today!
At Harry’s Locksmith in downtown Vancouver, WA we carry a variety of safes to meet your security needs. The most common types of safes are gun safes, deposit safes, and jewelry safes. If you’re not sure which safe to choose, we can help recommend one based on your needs. Just let us know. Below are some of the safes that we carry.
We can deliver your safe for a fee. Already own a safe? Lost your combination? Send us details and photos of your safe to email@example.com.
As technology evolves, the need for the protection of magnetic media assets becomes more important. We carry different sizes of Gardall’s media safes to keep your electronic assets protected in ways that an average fire safe wouldn’t. This safe offers one-hour fire protection for your media products.
Push button 6-digit electronic lock with key day lock
3 way bolt work with bolt detent
Shelf/Shelfs are removable, not adjustable
No center bolt-down hole
Fire rating- 1832°F outside, 150°F interior
What can you store inside?
We carry a range of Gardall U.L. approved fire resistive microwave style safes. Microwave style safes come with either mechanical or electronic style locks. All fire safes have plated interlocking bolts that extend into the safe walls to prevent tampering and removal of doors. The doors are precision built of extra heavy steel, full swinging on heavy duty hinges with interlocking, tongue and groove closure on all sides of the door frame. All safes come with a center bolt down hole and hardware to anchor the safe down.
Programmable electronic lock with over-ride or single key lock.
Individual packaging for UPS type shipping available at additional cost.
Powder coated paint for increased durability
Center bolt down ( hardware included)
Pull-out shelf for storage
All models carry a 1-hour K.I.S label. Models MS912/MS129 & SS/ES1612 also carry a U.L 1-hour, 350°F label
Gardall lifetime fire warranty.
Models SS/ES1612 come with 1 adjustable shelf
Lifetime replacement warranty (see catalog for details)
* U.L. 350° One-Hour Label: Add 1½” to outside depth for dial and handle.
One or Two Hour Record Safes
Gardall ES1612-G-E One Hour Record Safe
This Gardall one hour record safe features an electronic lock that allows you to set your own combination. It’s made for storing important documents and has a K.I.S. one hour fire rating as well as a U.L. one hour 350 degree F for extra fire protection. This safe features a removable shelf and small tray. On this 1 hour rated fire safe with an electronic lock, we feature a center bolt down hole inside the safe. We even include the hardware to bolt it down.
Programmable electronic lock with over-ride
Powder-coated paint for increased durability
Center bolt-down hole is standard (Hardware included)
Pull-out shelf for storage
1-hour K.I.S label
Also carriers a 1-hour U.L 350 degree F label
Gardall lifetime fire warranty
1 adjustable shelf
Lifetime replacement warranty
If you don’t see what you’re looking for, we can order it for you. As a security hardware provider, Harry’s Locksmith wants you to know that we are very much here to help. Reach out to us today to set up a service call or request a free project estimate. Sign up for our e-newsletter. Receive weekly product highlights, company updates, special offers, deals and more. Join our newsletter to stay connected here.