Our expert locksmiths are able to “impression” a key from a lock in most instances on older makes and models of vehicles. Sometimes it’s easier to just replace the cylinder in a house lock.
New vehicles with “transponder” keys are more difficult. A transponder is a computer chip embedded in the key itself and requires another computer to match it to your car’s brain. The replacement keys are pretty expensive and usually your car’s manufacturer can supply you with a replacement key much cheaper than we can. At other times, all we need is a code from your manufacturer that we can use to program or cut your new key. Please call us to discuss your particular key.
We take every precaution to ensure that our service tools do not damage your car or house door. Sometimes the weather stripping on your car window is old and brittle and our entry make exacerbate the problem. Occasionally accidents do happen and we are fully insured for any type of problem.
No. The cost of replacing a car or house window is more, $100 and up. Even if you claim it on your insurance, you will pay with higher premiums.
We can install Medeco and other high security locks, which provide you with the maximum assurance that you key cannot be duplicated by anyone else but yourself. Locksmiths must register with Medeco to be provided with this type of security.
A master-keyed system involves each lock having its own individual key which will not operate any other lock in the system, but where all locks can be operated by a single master-key. This is common in office suites or apartments. You can even have us install a Grand Master Key system which enables individual keys to open common areas such as conference rooms and common areas.