Advanced Safe & Lock acquires Access Lock & Key

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Advanced Safe & Lock is expanding with the acquisition of Access Lock & Key.  Brothers Ron and Gary Ruggles founded Access Lock & Key in 1989 to serve residential and commercial customers in northeast Rochester.  At that time, the closest locksmith was Town & Country on Lake Avenue near Kodak Park.

“We opened an Access Lock & Key store on Waring Road and had a mobile van to provide auto and 24/7 locksmith services,” Ruggles said.  Ron Ruggles is selling Access Lock & Key due to personal health issues; his brother Gary passed away in 2011.

“I am confident that Advanced Safe & Lock will provide exceptional service for Access Lock & Key’s customers,” Ruggles commented. “I am also pleased that my son, Matt, joined ASL’s team in January 2012.

Now Advanced Safe & Lock has five mobile units, as well as its showroom at 1459 Lake Ave.

“With this acquisition, Advanced Safe & Lock is Rochester’s premier neighborhood locksmith, serving all of Monroe County and surrounding areas.  Customers may also stop by our showroom to see a wide selection of high security locks, keys, and safes and receive expert advice,” ASL President Frank Cicha said.

“Advanced Safe & Lock is a certified Medeco M and Medeco KeyMark dealer, providing innovative locksmith systems and services for businesses, institutions, estates and private residences throughout Monroe and surrounding counties,” explained John Mallette, ASL vice president, operations.

Advanced Safe & Lock was established in July 2003 in Webster.  Its current location at 1459 Lake Ave. was formerly owned and operated by Town & Country Locksmiths, Inc. for 23 years, until it was acquired by ASL in 2005.

Call ASL at 254-5140 to arrange a free security check-up by a certified and bonded security specialist.


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