Areas of service:San Francisco, Daly City, Berkeley, Alameda, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Pacifica, Mill Valley and Emeryville
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Rhinoceros Security - San Francisco, CA
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About Rhinoceros Security
Rhinoceros Security is a 24/7 locksmith covering all of San Francisco.
We accept residential and commercial locksmith, automotive and safe work.
Our company is offering a good value for your money. We assess, maintain, and install all kinds of locks.
We do locking devices for doors and gates. Also, our services include:
- Manual gate and door closures
- Automatic gate and door closures
- Jail/prison locking devices
- Safes and vaults
- Master key systems
- Card-activated access
- Metal window guards
- Motion-type detectors
- Security doors
- Panic/fire-rated exit devices
- Electronic control equipment
Questions and answers
- Tell us something customers may not know about you.
Many people don't know that locksmiths can make keys for file cabinets and office furniture. We do many of the roadside assistance things that AAA does, like get you into your car.
- What areas of your trade do you specialize in?
Opened bank safe deposit boxes
Installation of buzzer system
Mobile lock service
Changed combination locks
Lock installation and re-key
- What questions should a customer ask before hiring a professional in your trade?
- Are you licensed by the state of California?
- Can your license be verified? Where?
- How long have you been in your trade?
- What kind of bonding and insurance do you have?
- Do you have a surety bond?
- Do you have a state contractor's license?
- What services do you provide your customers after the work has finished?
Basically, we will provide training, education, service and support.
- What types of jobs are the most common?
Emergency auto and residential lock-outs are very common. We also make keys for office furniture like cabinets and desks.
- Tell us about the project or job that you are most proud of (in the last 12 months).
I recently installed 40 electric strikes, with a master panel and 10 slave panels, readers, in a church diocese office.
- How many projects do you average in a year?
I do everything from simple key duplication and re-keys to major projects including access panels, readers, mag locks etc.
- What would you recommend customers looking to save money?
I recommend customers, especially residential ones, to be willing to spend money on quality equipment.
- What do you wish customers knew about your profession or trade?
Many people don't realize that the locksmiths industry is notorious for attracting scam artists and con men. Be very careful when you hire a locksmith, and make sure he has a good reputation and valid licenses.
- What information do you recommend to have readily available before looking for a professional in your trade?
You should find out if they are licensed, bonded and if they have liability insurance. Is there a state consumer agency that oversees the industry. What kind of bonding do they have
- How did you get started?
I was a buyer and merchandiser for hardware stores. I got into being a locksmith as a value-added service for my hardware customers.
- What are the most frequent questions you get from customers? What are the answers?
I'm often asked if I install burglar alarms and security systems. I prefer to refer this type of work to alarm companies. My expertise is hardware and installing retrofit hardware.
- What brands or products do you work with?
- What certifications or professional affiliations do you have?
I have a California State Contractor's License, # 936690 and a California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services locksmith license # LCO-349.
January 3, 2012
My son locked the bedroom door. I didn't have a key for it, and it was never locked before. The locksmith came over and even took his shoes off, since we don't wear shoes in the house, and unlocked it in less than a minute. Then he made us 3 keys and charged only 65.00. What a deal!- Alan