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Rekeying of locks
Home or apartment lockout emergency service
Lock install, repair, or replacement
Mailbox lock replacement
Keyless locks (Schlage, Emtek, Yale)
High-Security lock upgrades (Abloy Protec2, Medeco)
Multipoint locking systems, repair and replacement
Security cameras and Home Automation (Arlo, Ring)
Safes: sale, service, combination change and opening
Window security film
Alarm systems (monitored - monthly fee)
Alarm systems for apartments (non monitored - no monthly fee)
Access control systems
Can locksmiths open my home/apartment if I am locked out?
Yes, a Certified Locksmith is able to open your residence in a variety of ways. Typically, a locksmith will first try to pick the lock. However, some locks are not pickable. In that case, the locksmith must find an alternative way such as drilling the cylinder. Honest locksmiths will look for the most efficient and affordable solution to provide quick access to your place.
Will a locksmith need to break my lock?
Not necessarily. A well-versed locksmith is able to pick the lock unless the lock condition or type of lock is not pick-able.
Can a locksmith make a key from my lock?
Yes, unless it is a High Security lock, in which case the original locksmith who installed the lock must provide and cut a new key.
Can a locksmith make a duplicate key?
Yes, unless the key to be duplicated is stamped with “Do not copy” or “Do not duplicate”.
Can a locksmith change my locks?
Yes. A locksmith can either rekey your locks (re-pin) and give you a new set of keys or replace the locks all together if you are looking to update your hardware. Let the locksmith know in advance if you wish for them to bring a variety of lock options or you may purchase the hardware on your own beforehand.
Can a locksmith program a key fob?
Yes. Automotive locksmiths are capable to program car key fobs.
Can a locksmith open my safe?
Yes, a locksmith certified as a safe technician is able to open safes using several techniques. Our locksmiths at Prime Locksmith are trained and certified to open and service safes.
How long does it take to get a key duplicated?
It should only take 1-2 minutes.
What does lock rekey mean and what does it include?
Lock rekey service refers to the process of replacing the internal parts of the lock to accept a new key set. It is a resetting of the lock “combination”. The old keys will no longer be able to open the lock.
Do I need to change my locks or just need my existing locks rekeyed?
It depends on your needs. Typically, you do not need to replace the whole lock, especially if it is in good shape. Rekeying the lock provides you the “peace of mind”.
Can locksmiths bill my insurance?
No. A locksmith will charge you for the service and will provide a formal invoice that can be submitted to your insurance company for potential reimbursement.
Will my lock still work after you pick it open?
There is no damage to a lock when it is picked by a professional locksmith.
How is a locksmith able to rekey my locks and what is a “cylinder”?
Once a locksmith dismounts the lock from the door, he will disassemble internal parts to replace the existing pins. New pins will be installed to match the new key to be used.
What is a “high security lock”?
High security locks are designed to be pick, drill and damage resistant.
The keys are made of stronger materials, are copy-restricted and stamped with “DO NOT COPY / DUPLICATE”.
How much does it cost to have a house key replaced?
Prices range from $25 to $40 per lock, depending on the type of lock. On top of that price, locksmith will charge a service call (travel) fee ($75-$90).
I am moving into a new residence, do I have to replace the locks or simply rekey?
If your locks are in good shape, you do not need to replace them. It is more than enough to get them rekeyed to get a new set of keys.
Why should I use a professional and licensed locksmith company?
Skilled professional locksmiths provide the expertise and knowledge with locks, safes and security systems and are better prepared to recommend unique solutions for your needs. Prime Locksmith assesses your needs and makes product recommendations that fit your budget.
Why choose Prime Locksmith?
We hold every interaction with our customers to the highest standard. At Prime Locksmith we are extremely proud of our services and level of customer satisfaction. You can rest assured that the quality of service Prime Locksmith provides to you will exceed your expectations.