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01/08/2013
By: jmillner
Sizemore's Lock & Key Mobile Service
I highly recommend Sizemore Lock and Key. Our house in Patterson Park suburb of Dayton had locks from the 1940s which required special knowledge that I don't think all locksmiths would have. Mr Sizemore had the experience to explain where the problems were and gave me different solution options. He worked until the 5 new locks and deadbolts worked smoothly to both our and his satisfaction. He also corrected our broken screen door spring and latch for free!
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03/03/2015
By: Amy A.
A1 Key Masters
My grandmother was trying to get into some old files that she had stored away and realized that she no longer had the key to the file cabinet! After looked absolutely everywhere we decided to sit down and call a locksmith to come get it open. This service showed up just in time and did great work without damaging the cabinet! They saved the day!
01/01/2015
By: Ajax B.
A1 Key Masters
I stepped outside to take the trash out and I locked the door behind me out of instinct. Luckily I had my phone in my pocket or else I would have had to ask my neighbors to use their phone! I looked up locksmiths in this area and I found this place as the best in town. I gave them a call and they showed up in 20 minutes! No time at all! Thanks!
01/27/2015
By: Dana V.
A1 Key Masters
I set an appointment with A1 Key Masters to have my locks re-keyed. Their schedule was flexible and the technician who came out for the service was fast and professional. Even give me added service as the staff adjusted the keys for me at no cost, which was a nice gesture. Thanks!
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02/03/2015
By: Kaylee S.
A1 Key Masters
Moved into a new house a week ago. I found A1 Key Masters on the web and gave them a call; within an hour the job had been done.Before he started he explained what he would change +prices of the locks.The price was fair and the service was good.
01/21/2015
By: Leroy V.
A1 Key Masters
Thanks guys... – Broke my key in the ignition, I was in a great hurry. I called this company they were amazing; after 45 min from the call I was on my way. I highly recommend them for all of your locksmith needs!!
06/10/2017
By: Lourdes G.
Sizemore's Lock & Key Mobile Service
I recommend Sizemore´s Lock & Key Service. I have called them a couple of times and they have responded immediately (within the hour). Very professional, gets the job done and reasonably priced.
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04/15/2011
By: campbell.marilyn
Shaw's Lock and Key
I needed my home lock changed quickly and Shaw came out within an hour and changed the lock and provided the number of keys I needed and all for a very reasonable charge. Thank you!
07/11/2012
By: sarahhuynh782
GG Key Service
Well done with my lock. I appreciated this locksmith service for being a team that I can call to anytime. Amazing locksmith service! great lock guy.
07/16/2012
By: abiraboyle
Huber Key Men
The key man! Yes, they are. They did great with all locks. Amazing locksmith team. Well done with my lock. Thanks.
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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