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03/25/2015
By: Mariette Y.
Trinity and Sons Emergency Locksmith
I'm an idiot, Trinity and Sons Emergency Locksmith is not.I was carrying too many bags the other day and I am sure I dropped my keys somewhere in the parking lot. I looked all around and couldn't find them. I asked the guard at the store if anyone had turned them in, no one did. He suggested that I call this company, Trinity and Sons Emergency Locksmith. Several customers he knew had had a good experience using them in a similar situation. They came fast and opened my car for me. The crazy part of the story, I actually found my keys in the car on the floor. I'm an idiot. They charged me a small price for the service call.
04/06/2014
By: austin22
A-Murphy's Lock And Key
I relocated to the area and needed to get new locks on my house. Terry came highly recommended by my peers after working with them. He was professional and really took the time to do a great job. These locks were very old and he was very patient, working through all of the issues to make sure the job was done right and to my satisfaction. His prices were better than most of the quotes I got from others and he didn't try to charge me more when the job was done. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an honest Locksmith!
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03/20/2017
By: Haim K.
King Security Key Inc.
This is some great service. After losing my house keys at a concert (still not sure how that happened), I called Charlotte locksmith company and they were able to make me a new key rather quickly. Couldn't ask for better service than that.
09/20/2013
By: mark.streen
Ballantyne Locksmith
showed up the same day, explained his pricing thoroughly, and zipped through my house (8 doors) and re-keyed everything. He even fixed a couple of loose handles. Very reasonable prices and excellent service. Thanks
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06/09/2016
By: Shannon C.
A-Murphy's Lock And Key
Mr. Murphy was honest, professional, and prices were very fair. I own a door company and will continue using him in the future for my doors. He re keyed some multi points for me. I would recommend him to anyone.
12/17/2014
By: William R.
Ballantyne Locksmith
Ballantyne Locksmith was awesome. responsive, on time, called ahead when he was on his way. did the work quickly, thoughtfully (good recommendations) and for a good price. highly recommend.
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03/05/2017
By: Jerry M.
In & Out BLACKSMITH
Very professional, was on time, and reasonable. Would definitely recommend to anyone. I will also be using In & Out BLACKSMITHING in the future
08/05/2014
By: Mike A.
J & B Locksmith Charlotte NC
I was locked out of my home in Charlotte so I called this locksmith for the rescue. They are quick and affordable. Recommended.
08/06/2014
By: Leroy L.
Crown Locksmith Charlotte NC
Jim cut and programmed a transponder, Ford key for us for a very reasonable price. We're very pleased.
08/07/2014
By: Ted R.
Westerly Hills Locksmith Service
Great locksmith in Charlotte. Made a new key for my car on the spot.
Tips & Advices
Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management. From there, most trainees seek an apprenticeship, where they work alongside a professional locksmith. This allows them to gain experience in the field. It can also put them on a course toward certification.
Upon arrival to your home, a locksmith should ask you to prove that it is in fact your residence. They should also be able to unlock most common locks without requiring them to be drilled or completely replaced. Be sure to obtain an invoice that lists all charges before agreeing to pay.
  • If possible, research local locksmiths online and take note of any that have poor reviews or complaints.
  • When calling a locksmith, confirm their address matches what you found online or in a directory. Then ask for a cost estimate for the service you need, and ask to have them bring a written copy of this estimate.
  • Some states require locksmiths to be licensed. If your state is one of them, require the locksmith to bring proof of registration when they arrive.
The term locksmith traditionally referred to people who designed and built locks, but today is generally used for those who repair and replace locks. Locksmiths can be available on-call to help people if they're locked out of their home or apartment.
  • First, determine the type of lock you have, as well as the manufacturer or model if possible. You should also obtain measurements of your door and frame.
  • Remove exterior and interior knobs by unscrewing any visible screws you find. Many knobs will include a decorative cover on the interior side that can be removed.
  • Once you've removed the entire lock, find the screws on the inside of the door frame to remove the latch or deadbolt.
  • With everything removed, repeat these steps in reverse order to install the new lock.

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