Frequently Asked Questions

No. A locksmith will be able to rekey the locks to your house and, if required, cut copies of the new keys. After a general discussion about the customers’ requirements, a locksmith will often request the customer to take photos of their locks and text or email them so they can then ascertain what locks are in the doors before visiting the premises. If locks aren’t broken, then they won’t need to be replaced.

Avoid touching the key or lock as the key to might push itself further into the lock. It’s best to immediately call a locksmith and let them know what has happened – they’ll be able to quickly come out, remove the broken key, and cut a new key for you on the spot.

This will vary depending on the lock type and the condition of the lock. A Yale lock, for example, would normally take 20 – 30 minutes to repair or replace. A mortice lock might take a bit longer nearer 40 to 50 minutes. It depends on the type of lock, the fault, and the door/lock condition. We will always give you a quote before undertaking any work.

This will vary depending on the lock type and the condition of the lock. A Yale lock, for example, would normally take 20 – 30 minutes to repair or replace. A mortice lock might take a bit longer nearer 40 to 50 minutes. It depends on the type of lock, the fault, and the door/lock condition. We will always give you a quote before undertaking any work.

Yes, this is no problem for a skilled locksmith. Although you would usually have keys cut from another key, if you have lost your keys or your key is severely worn – it is possible to have a key made from a lock. This can be achieved by either disassembling the lock or making an impression of the keyhole.

Absolutely. The term “keyed alike” is used by locksmiths for referring to having one key that operates all the locks in your home or workplace. The practicality of having one key to open your home or workplace over a large bunch of keys can’t be overstated.

When we “key alike” your home or workplace, we first check to see if your locks are in good condition and functioning correctly. We’ll then disassemble the keyed cylinders and replace the small internal parts, then service and lubricate the entire mechanism.

When we perform a “rekey” of your locks, we’ll re-code all of the locks to new keys, so everything is keyed alike. We can even take a customers’ existing sample key, which operates one lock and key that alike to the other locks in the premises.

There is no need to change the locks on your old home when you move out of it – the new owner should do this themselves. You should, however, change the locks on your new home when you move in – and this should be a priority!

You have no idea how many keys exist for the old locks, or to whom those keys belong. It is also a common practice for estate agents to put their copy of a key on a keyring marked with the address of the property.

It’s a small cost, but a huge benefit. If you moved into a new property and you were burgled by someone who used a key, your insurance company would not payout.

Furthermore, while you’re moving your belongings into your new property, it won’t be occupied at all times, though it will contain many of your valuables, conveniently boxed up and marked. Don’t be vulnerable – make it your priority when moving home.

Most people won’t be able to tell if a standard key has been copied as there are no restrictions on a locksmith or hardware shop making a copy of these keys.

A special product that locksmiths offer is a “restricted key.” This is a key that can only be issued and copied by the locksmith, who first sets this product up for their customer. Only an authorized person can request a “restricted key” to be copied, which offers a higher level of security and peace of mind to the customer that extra unknown copies are not in circulation.

Each key is individually numbered and issued by the owner of the system. You can also ask your locksmith about a Restricted Master Key System. A Master Key System is a mechanical access control system. Your office, residential or commercial property can be configured so a Grand Master Key can access all the doors and locks on site. Sub-keys can be assigned so designated key holders can open only specific doors and locks. This ensures that access granted is given only to specific individuals and can ensure higher security to your premises.

The answer is usually we do, but occasionally a door may require a specialist lock, part or lock mechanism which might not be stocked on the van. We would say 90% of the time; we would be carrying all the parts required to fix/replace the lock. If we have to make a second visit to your property to finish fixing a lock, we only charge a single call out charge; no charge will apply to the 2nd visit. We only fit the best quality locks, and a guarantee covers all parts and labor.

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4.9 Stars - Based on 459 Reviews
Sicily Frederick
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My Toyota was successfully unlocked by a locksmith representing this company, 101 Locksmith. Thank you for showing up quickly, performing your service exactly as described and for NOT charging an arm and a leg for the service call.
Angela Henderso
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First time using this locksmith, but it certainly won't be my last! The locksmith was nothing but polite, informative and helpful. Changed the lock to my front door without charging me an arm and a leg and didn't mess anything up. Thank you.
Jesse Byrd
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101 Locksmith has been very professional and easygoing the two times I’ve needed to use them for unlocking my door and now a lock change. The service is affordable and the locksmith is friendly. If you’re looking for an honest and reliable locksmith in the Los Angeles area, I recommend 101 Locksmith to you!
Sharron Whittingham
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I called them out to change the lock for my front door. A locksmith met with me at my home within the hour. The lock replacement itself only ended up taking about another 20 minutes. The locksmith was courteous and respectful. I didn’t encounter any problems with the locksmith or the service. I would use them again.
Brian Gardner
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Incredible service. Needed a couple Mul-t-lock keys made. After quick instructions were sent, keys were made before I arrived. He delivered them to me via curbside service, and didn't even need to get out of my car. Friendly. Good pricing. Great customer service .Highly recommend! Thanks guys!
Boaz R.
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Great company, arrived to my house within the time range that they promised. They did the job very professional and clean. It's actually the second time I'm using them, and just happy to know I have them as my local locksmith service.
Evgene L.
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F A N T A S T I C!!! what a service, i needed to duplicate 4 keys for my rental unit but couldn't be on site for it. Amit the locksmith did all the leg work, he went, duplicated the keys and then drove back to give them to me and take payment. speedy work and the price foe the service was unbeatable. I found my new Go To locksmith!
Lalaine L.
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The first guy that came to help us did a lousy job. After an hour, the owner, Naour, called and asked if we were satisfied with the job. I told him no because the first guy did a bad job. Naour said he would come and fix it himself, which he did. He said he treats his customers like family, and I appreciate that. Way to go!
Laura T.
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I just moved and needed to rekey my front door, so I called 101 Locksmith. The technician was able to come to my home within 30 minutes and I had newly rekeyed lock and deadbolt within 20 minutes of arrival! Was able to have peace of mind in my new home-- thanks, 101 Locksmith!
Lauren F.
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Noam man was amazing! Got to us in under 10 minutes after we called and fixed our broken lock that we were trying to open very quickly and efficiently! He was also the best price out of everyone we called! 5 stars would def use again!