Front door lock

One cannot help but notice the trend in homes and businesses installing the new keyless electronic locks. You might think that, in an age of popular and expensive “gadgets”, these locks were just another example of our cultural tendency to always have the latest contraption. But if you assumed that you’d be wrong. The new generation of keyless, electronic and remote-control door locks are a contemporary solution to a security issue that is both old and trending itself. Criminals always want to find a way into your home and business. And an example of one of their tools for that is “lock bumping”. Though lock bumping isn’t new (the lock bumping key, or rapping key, was first patented in 1928 as a locksmithing tool) since around 2006 it has become an ever more popular tool for bad guys. We won’t go into great detail since that might be boring or useful for “bad actors” but the key to understanding bump keys and other lock picking devices (like pin guns) is that they essentially “spoof” the tumblers in a traditional key and shaft lock and cause that lock to open. When this act is performed by a competent and cool-headed criminal it’s almost as easy for them to get inside a locked location as if they had an actual key. So, the key, key channel, and tumblers are the weak point. And that is why we are so happy to see the advent of the electronic keyless locks and why we are so impressed with the Nest X Yale lock product.

The new Nest X Yale door lock results from the collaboration of the Nest company, a cutting-edge producer of high-tech sensors, cameras, alarm systems and camera door bells, and Yale Locks, one of the oldest and most respected lock HARDWARE manufacturers in America. Nest has combined their innovative software with the sturdy Yale hardware to create a key free door lock. The absence of a key channel and tumblers makes this lock a significant security upgrade on any door. The Nest X Yale keypad door lock comes in three elegant finishes to match any decor- Satin Nickle, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Polished Brass. The lock is battery powered by 4 AA batteries that will last about a year and this keypad door lock will send a signal to your Android when the batteries begin to run low. Thus, there is no need for a new power source or wiring at the time the Nest X Yale is installed. Installation is within the skill set of most amateur locksmiths, but professional installers may be located via the Nest website. This keyless door lock has no key hole channel for a would-be intruder to try to “bump” or “pick” the lock and if someone does try to tamper with it by trying to enter codes into it the lock will go into Lockout Mode after 5 failed tries. AND the lock will let you know that an attempt has been made to spoof it! This effectively seals the door until the owner rescinds the lock out order.

Nest X Yale Lock Communicates

The Nest X Yale digital door lock communicates with its owner and follows its owners’ commands. If someone does attempt to open the lock with an incorrect pass code the lock will alert the owner’s android. The Nest App allows the owner to create an individual pass code for each member of their household as well as create “Guest Entry Times” for the lock to unlock to admit a visitor. The Nest X Yale can also accept voice commands to lock and unlock via Google Home or an android phone. All of this said, there is a keypad on the exterior of the lock so that the entry codes may be entered manually. In cases when it is cold or wet outside, the Nest X Yale generally works fine with gloves during inclement weather.  

Nest X Yale Product Warranty

The excellent Nest X Yale locks includes a lifetime warranty for finish and mechanical components and a two-year warranty for electronic components.

We do recommend that for the highest level of certainty of your security that a professional locksmith install this lock for you.

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Mile High Locksmith

Denver, CO

Littleton locksmith company

Mile High Locksmith®

Did you lose your car key and have no spare? Did you get locked out of your car, house or business? Did you receive the new keys for your new home and need to change the locks? This is where Mile High Locksmith can help. With years of experience our company carries a full line of car keys, door locks, house keys and many other locksmith products to provide you with the best resources for any lock and key service you may need. With our convenient locksmith retail shop in Littleton, CO or our mobile Littleton locksmith services, you can have your keys copied or you can buy a new front door lock directly from us.

How is the Mile High Locksmith shop different from other locksmith companies that provide only mobile locksmith service?

The answer to this question is our locksmith retail shop

Mile High Locksmith store and mobile service:

  • In our retail locksmith shop we have our own security specialist technicians and a wide selection of locks and keys that you cannot find in the hardware stores.
  • We have everyday low prices. We always commitment to providing you with our lowest prices.
  • With Mile High Locksmith you can choose between aftermarket products as well as factory products.
  • Being the Littleton lock shop and supplier, we provide you with a warranty on the locks you purchase as well the labor. When you buy locks from one place and hire a different mobile locksmith to install them, you can find yourself with warranty issues. If the key or the lock stops working the locksmith may blame the lock factory and the lock factory may blame the mobile locksmith for his work. With Mile High Locksmith you will receive a full warranty for any parts and labor. That way you only make one phone call for any lock or key problems.
  • Our trained locksmiths have full access to the shop and will be able to supply locks and keys at your location.

Littleton Colorado locksmith training program

Mile High Locksmith has training programs. We train our locksmith technicians to become expert locksmiths and specialize in the following areas:

  • Business and commercial buildings
  • Home door locks
  • Lost car key replacements
  • Emergency lockout services
  • Vehicle jump start services

Mile High Locksmith Partners

Car insurance key coverage

Many car insurance companies are partners with Mile High Locksmith and provide partial vehicle key replacement coverage for your convenience. When you lose your car key, call your insurance company and asked them if you are covered for a replacement car key. If you are, Mile High Locksmith will split the cost between you and your insurance company separately. That way you will end up paying much less for our service.

Mile High Locksmith DBA Mile HIgh City Locksmith Service in Littleton, CO. Trademark policy

Handle lock for home door

The best locks for your home

What is the difference between a WIFI door lock to any other smart lock on the market?

Mile High Locksmith is a locksmith company located in Colorado. We have been working with locks and keys for many years, installing access control door locks, keypad locks and high security locks. After many years, we can safely say that we have become experts on door locks and would like to introduce to you the new generation of WIFI door locks that are made by LockState.

What is the difference between a WIFI door lock to any other smart lock on the market?

There are many differences between these two types of locks. The difference we would like to point out is the WIFI door lock is a lock that connects to a WIFI internet connection in your home or office. It connects exactly in the same way you would connect your phone, tablet or computer. By having this feature on your door lock, it gives you the ability to access your lock online from anywhere around the world just as if you were standing by your door and using a traditional key. WIFI door locks are the future for humanity to lock and unlock doors.

Extra features for WIFI door locks

A peace of mind. You can set the WIFI door lock to provide you with alerts anytime someone is using a code to unlock your door. For example, you are running late at work and you ask your dog walker to take your dog out for a walk. You can access your lock online, set up a temporary code and provide it to your dog walker. They can then use the code on the WIFI door lock keypad and unlock the door. At the same time they are unlocking the door, you will receive an email alert letting you know that the dog walker has unlocked your door. You will receive the same alert when the dog walker is done and uses the code to lock the door when they leave. Then you can delete this code to make sure the dog walker will not have access to your home anymore. With a WIFI door lock, you can make new codes and delete codes anytime and anywhere using your computer or phone.

Rental property management

If you are a house owner who rents out your home, condo or apartment building manager, the WIFI door lock is perfect for you. No more need to rekey your locks or change your door locks when your tenants move out. If you have a roommate or just rent a room, when your roommate moves out, you will not need to hire a locksmith to rekey your locks. As the owner of your own personal WIFI door lock, you do not need to provide keys to your tenants or roommates. You can just provide them with a key code to lock and unlock the door by using the keypad. Then you can change these codes anytime and from anywhere by using you username and password online.

Is a WIFI door lock good for businesses?

Yes. In fact, most businesses save thousands of dollars by using WIFI door locks and not the traditional access control locks. The first feature we would like to point out to you is no more wires. The traditional access door locks have been installed on business doors for many years by using the prototype system. For example, the old access control locks require sending wires from the lock to the front desk that connect to a buzzer or computer. Drilling walls, having an

electrician come to you, filing for a permit from the city, and then you will need a locksmith to install the locks for you. These are all the requirements that are needed when you use a prototype access control system. This can translate into a much higher bill at the end of the day. With the WIFI door lock, all you need to do is have a locksmith install the lock on your door, download the app to your phone and you are done. With the WIFI door lock, you can track who unlocks and locks the locks by date and time and even provide temporary codes to temporary contractors working in your building.

Mile High Locksmith sells and installs WIFI door locks, also known as remote locks, from LockState. With our convenient stores in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Loveland, we can easily come to your location and install the WIFI door locks for you on your home or business. For more information you can give us a call at 720-248-8087 or send an email to We provide free on-site estimates, no service call or any other fees will apply until the work is done.

Schlage lock

The best lock for your home

Schlage deadbolt

It is time to move on! Every generation is changing with the technology, and yes the locksmith trade is changing too.

Best security lock for wooden front door?

If you are the owner of a house or a condo or if you are living in an apartment, using a key to lock and unlock your door may not be your best option. Of course the opinion on this will change depending on who you ask.

There are two leading manufacture lock companies in the United States. These companies are Schlage and Kwikset. It is safe to say that you can find Schlage locks or Kwikset locks, or even locks with a different brand name but still owned by one of those two companies, on about 70% of homes in the country.

The difference between Schlage locks and Kwikset locks is the quality of the locks, (how many years the lock will work on your door), as well as the design of the lock. There is a very small difference in the level of security, but as far as security goes most Schlage locks or Kwikset locks really share the same type of security level.

Schlage key

Kwikset key

Key copy

Schlage locks and Kwikset locks have been the leading lock manufacturers for homes in the United states for decades.

Both Schlage locks and Kwikset locks use simple keys that are easy to copy almost anywhere including hardware stores, locksmiths shops, Ace hardware, The Home Depot, Lowes and even at some Walmarts.

If you are wanting to install new Schlage or Kwikset locks, then we as a locksmith company recommend you look into keyless locks and this is why:

  • You can change the access code on the lock yourself without spending locksmith fees.
  • If you are out of town and someone needs to access your home you can provide them with a temporary code that you can erase at a later time.
  • No more losing the key and paying for expensive emergency locksmith fees in a case where you get locked out.
  • You can open the door with your smartphone without using the keypad from anywhere in the world.

Why to buy a lock with a high security key when you can buy a lock with no key at all?

Recommend lock:

Schlage connect lock, Control access with your smartphone

  • Fingerprint resistant – works in the rain and with gloves
  • Sleek profile without sacrificing strength
  • Choose up to 30 different codes
  • Lock or unlock from anywhere
  • Receive alerts when specific codes are entered
  • Connect with z-wave
  • Alerts: receive alerts when lock tampering or forced entry.

For more information on installing new locks on your door please give us a call or email us at:

If you have more questions you can post a comment at the bottom of this page and we will try to respond to you as soon as possible.

What is the most secure lock for a front door?

Best door locks

Mile High Locksmith™ is a locksmith company located in Denver, CO. We have been working with design house door locks and security for many years. We have become experts on the more common house door locks when it comes to either repairing or installing them. We are familiar with door locks that are common in the city of Denver and the surrounding areas. It is safe to say that about 90% of the locks that you can find on homes are locks that have been made by the manufactures of Schlage or Kwikset. Even if the lock has a different factory name, it can still be owned by Schlage or Kwikset. For example, Defiant door locks is owned by Kwikset. Dexter door locks is owned by Schlage. The difference between Defiant and Kwikset or between Dexter and Schlage is the quality and cost of the lock. We find that the quality is better with either Schlage or Kwikset and we encourage you to buy these two brands instead of Defiant or Dexter, for example.

There are many different types of door locks. There are deadbolt locks, knob locks, keypad door locks, high security locks, handle locks, decorative locks, just simple door locks, as well as many other types. On most of the residential door hardware you can find two types of locks. You can find knob locks or deadbolt locks. The deadbolt lock will be on the top and the knob lock will be on the bottom.

Even when you have two locks on the door, the most secure lock to use will be a deadbolt. A knob lock is made more for the purpose to use as a handle or knob to open and close the door. The knob lock can also keep the door shut, even when the door is unlocked. The knob lock is used also to have the option to shut the door and keep it closed. The weakness of the knob lock, or handle lock, is the latch part of the lock. No matter what you do, even if you place the knob lock in the lock position, the latch part will always remain unlocked. In simple words, when you have the knob lock in the lock position and you cannot turn the knob to open the door, you are still able to use the old fashioned way of opening the door using a credit card or a tool of some sort to push open the knob latch. With a deadbolt, it is completely different. When you lock the deadbolt, the deadbolt latch is locked as well.

Where to buy door locks, The best place we recommend you buy door locks is at a locksmith storefront. The locksmith company will be a more reliable source to sell you more quality locks at a lower cost. The second place we recommend you buy door locks is at the lock company. If you want to lower the cost of buying new locks, the biggest hardware stores will be good places to shop at. After you buy the locks, many of the mobile locksmith companies will be able to install the locks for you, or you will even be able to install the locks yourself. Most of the locks will come with instructions on how to install them.

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What can you do if you lost your mailbox key? Why won’t your mailbox key turn? How can you change your mailbox lock? A mailbox lock is one of the most simple locks to replace. In a case where you need to replace your mailbox lock, all you really need is a screwdriver and pliers. The lock is also inexpensive.

Did you know that you can buy a mailbox lock at many hardware stores or online for a few dollars and replace it yourself?

How do I replace my lost Mailbox key

If you lost the key to your mailbox, moved to a new house, condo, or apartment, and you are the owner or legal tenant, you can rekey or change the lock and the key. If you are a tenant, you will also need to get permission and provide a copy of the key to the owner. You might also have a problem where your mailbox won’t open. If your key won’t turn and you want to replace your mailbox key, in most cases it will be easier to just replace the whole lock. There are three different ways you can replace the lock to your mailbox.

  • The first way, and most convenient and quickest, is to call a locksmith. A locksmith will be able to unlock your mailbox in order to replace the locks right away.They will also provide you with a new key right at your mailbox location. Most locksmiths will charge around $100 or less for this service.
  • The second way is to call the post office. They will be cheaper from a locksmith. In most cases they will ask you to wait a few days to provide this service.
  • The third way will be to replace the lock yourself. Keep in mind that to replace the lock yourself, you will have to have your mailbox unlocked.

How to change a mailbox lock yourself

There are many places you can buy a mailbox lock. You can buy it online, at a hardware store, or at a locksmith shop. Most mailbox locks cost $10 or less and are very easy to replace.
We recommend to try Home Depot or Ace Hardware to buy the lock. Most of the locks will come with instructions on how to install it yourself. Some will be different than others, but below we will give you the general idea on how to replace it:
Remove the clip that is located on the inside of the mailbox door with a screwdriver. Next, remove the lock cylinder and cam through the front of the door. Match the new clip to your old one to make sure they are the same size. Last, re-install the new lock by repeating the same process backward.

kwikset deadbolt

Can you rekey a Schlage or Kwikset?

Schlage or Kwikset are the most common keyway locks you find today in the U.S.

Can you rekey a Schlage or Kwikset? Yes. To re-key locks means to change the keys that operate the locks. It’s a great thing to do to at a lower cost than changing the lock itself. You can re-key both types of locks, (Schalge or Kwikset), however many times you want. If you think you need to change the keys of your locks more often, for residential property, the Kwikset locks will be a good choice for residential properties. For commercial properties Schlage locks will be the best choice. With the Schlage interchangeable core cylinder, you can easily keep changing your keys without disassembling the lock itself. To re-key the interchangeable core Schlage cylinders you will need to use a locksmith company. It is a very simple process to do. You can change the cores yourself by purchasing a few cores for each lock from the locksmith you use.

Schlage or Kwikset Keys Copied. Schlage or Kwikset are the most common keyway locks you find today in the U.S. You can copy these keys almost anywhere. Any hardware store in your neighborhood will copy this key for you, as well as Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, and even Walmart.

Schlage VS Kwikset


  • The Kwikset locks have more shapes, colors, designs, and more choices all around. If you are a contractor or a house owner who is looking for locks to fit the design of your property, we recommend that you start looking at Kwikset locks first. You will have a much larger collection to choose from.


  • We will tell you there is no question that Schlage locks are a higher quality from Kwikset locks. This answer tends to be different depending on who you ask… Most of the Schlage locks also cost more. However, Kwikset locks have good quality locks as well. From our experience, if you need to install locks on a residential property you can use the Schlage locks or the Kwikset locks. These locks are great for this purpose, and for residential properties we do not see any difference between these locks. If you need to install locks on a commercial property, we believe you should only use Schlage locks.


  • We have been working as locksmiths for over a decade and can tell you that it is very rare to see a Schlage or Kwikset lock getting rotten or destroyed. On a daily basis, we find locks that have been on a door for over 20 years. We think it’s safe to say these locks, (Schlage or Kwikset), can hold for a lifetime. If you have one of these locks and you want to see if there is a warranty on it, call the lock company to find out.

Re-key Schlage Lock to Kwikset

Basically, you cannot re-key the lock from Schlage to Kwikset, but you can change the lock cylinder from Schlage to Kwikset. A locksmith will be able to do it for you. Changing the lock cylinder will still cost less from changing the lock itself. You can change about 90% of the Schalge lock cylinders from Schlage to Kwikset, and about 10% of the Kwikset lock cylinders are able to be changed at all.

Cheapest way to rekey Schlage or Kwikset locks

Multiple locks with the same key, You might be wondering how you can have multiple locks with the same key. First, you need to know the most common house door lock manufacturers (Schlage or Kwikset) make lock sets with one, two or four locks per package. These packages will come with a key that will work on all the locks. Read more

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