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Picky Moms Picking Locks – Say That 10X Fast

We’ve all heard that old commercial that “choosy moms choose Jif.” But when Junior grows up and moves out and into the big, bad city, picky moms pick the security. And moms […]

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The Classic Peace of Mind

What makes something classic? The highest quality. Something that sets the standard. The genuine article. The marketing team at network9 sat down with Jay recently to find out just what makes The […]


Break-Ups Can Lead to Break-Ins: The Crazy Ex Lock

Last week we heard about the most popular lock at Lockbusters, the top-selling Jimmy Proof Grade 1 Deadbolt. And even though Jay recommends it as his go-to lock, his heart truly belongs […]


Real New Yorkers Have Deadbolts

Did you grow up in New York City?  Then you probably remember your mom saying, “Did you deadbolt the door when you left?” The deadbolt lock is synonymous with NYC apartment living […]


Integrity & Gratitude: an Interview with Jay

When Jay wanted to share his excitement about his Super Service award, his marketing team at Network9 jumped right in to interview him. Jay Sofer IS Lockbusters. And that’s saying a lot, […]


How many people have your key?

I wish I could do a study on the average number of copies of a New Yorker’s key are floating around, if they don’t change the locks when they move into a […]

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Wait, what the heck is a bump key?

There are standard, high security, bump and pick resistant locks and deadbolts… you know that there’s a difference in price and security of each type of lock, but how do you know […]

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DON’T Mind Your Own Business! NYC’s new campaign

  The city’s new campaign is about a different kind of safety in the home than what Lockbusters offers. It’s about combating domestic violence, a danger that comes from inside your door. […]

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The End-All-Be-All Manifesto on Finding an Apartment in New York

Every time a friend or acquaintance decides to move to New York, they say, “Jay! How do I get an awesome place I can afford?” Most of the time I have to […]

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em: Biking NYC need-to-knows

Break out your wheels yet? If you’re a cyclist, please be safe on those streets, and make sure your bike stays secure from rampant NYC bicycle thieves! Here are some tips, tricks, […]

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