Frequently Asked Questions
Can one key open all my locks?
Yes, it can be done provided all the locks are the same brand. This is called "Keyed Alike."
Don't you have a master key that opens everything?
No! If that were the case, criminals would have them, too!
Can you copy keys in your van?
Yes! We pride ourselves on offering a full-service mobile lock shop.
Do I need to "change" my locks?
Changing the locks means physically replacing the entire lock. Most clients need re-keying; the lock stays and the pins inside are changed for a new key! The old key will no longer work.
Do you have any advice for someone remodeling or renovating?
Yes! Add a locksmith to your list of professionals to consult BEFORE the project starts!
Am I protected if my keys are stamped "DO NOT DUPLICATE?"
Keys stamped "DO NOT DUPLICATE" offer you no security. Anyone can still copy that key. However, PATENTED KEYS are the most secure. They can only be purchased from a professional locksmith. And, the key can only be copied if you are on an assigned list.
Do you only copy keys and let someone in when they are locked out?
Yes, we do both of these things, but we offer so much more! We re-key locks, install deadbolts, door closers, crash bars, and create master keys, to name just a few of our services!
When is the best time to re-key your locks?
We recommend re-keying when you purchase a new home, after you have renovations done, or even after having some in home care.