Advanced Safe & Lock

At Advanced Safe and Lock our name speaks for itself. We are advanced with our knowledge and expertise of locks, safes and hardware.

Whether you need an array of locks for your home, office or general piece of mind we have the state of the art safe.

The staff at advanced safe and locks has the skill and a variety of products to fulfill your needs.

Medeco High Security Lock Systems

Since 1968, the Medeco develops and protects the integrity of high security locking devices.

Medeco manufactures locks serving retailers, schools, universities, government, facilities, and much more.

Applications include deadbolts, mortise, rim, cam, padlocks, small format and large format interchangeable core, ratchet, parking, and much more.

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Advanced Safe & Lock acquires Access Lock & Key

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.


Advanced Safe & Lock promotes John Mastrella to Director of Finance and Operations

Advanced Safe & Lock promoted John Mastrella to director of Finance and Operations, announced Frank Cicha, ASL president. “John Mastrella has shown commendable initiative since joining Advanced Safe & Lock in October 2010 as a counter locksmith. He brought a quarter century of locksmith experience to our business and has expanded his professional contributions by… Continue Reading

Advanced Safe and Lock promotes John Mallette to Vice President Operations

Advanced Safe & Lock promoted John Mallette to vice president of operations, announced Frank Cicha, ASL president. “John Mallette does an outstanding job at managing day-to-day business operations.  His comprehensive understanding of the ins and outs of the locksmith trade enables him to ensure that Advanced Safe & Lock provides exceptional customer service,” Cicha commented. … Continue Reading

Frank Cicha elected Advanced Safe and Lock, Inc. President

(Rochester, NY)  Advanced Safe and Lock, Inc. elected Frank Cicha as president, announced Joel Snell, ASL Chairman of the Board. “Frank Cicha has played an instrumental role in Advanced Safe and Lock’s growth and success since we established the company in July 2003,” Snell said.  “He ensured that business operations flowed smoothly when ASL acquired… Continue Reading

Bernie Rick’s passion to work and help people resonates at 78

Fairport resident Bernie Rick, 78, works at Advanced Safe & Lock because he experiences such a thrill each time that he opens a safe. “People are concerned about their valuables and protecting their family and businesses.  I enjoy helping people,” Rick said. He discovered his passion for picking locks when he was 12 years old. … Continue Reading