Best 6 24 Hour Locksmith in Lima, OH with Reviews - YP.com

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09/14/2017
By: nictanium
Mike's Lock & Key
I had a key problem with a brand new commercial Trilogy keypad fob lock in Lima, Ohio I ordered through http://GoKeyless.com from Dayton and the owner Matt fixed it in 5 minutes. I was more than happy to pay the trip fee and 1 hour labor of $70 since other locksmith's I called were confused by my description or said it would be at least $200 to show up. When Matt couldn't come out the first day I called him, he even told me a lock timing adjustment to try before he came out another time. The lock programming and fobs worked great but the key override which were not really going to use, mistakenly let the lock open if the handle was moved up, but not down!? I had spent 2 hours fighting with it thinking I installed the lock wrong somehow. No fault of GoKeyless but the manufacturer AlarmLock in NY had shipped out the lock out with the "tail" (the operates the latch) installed a quarter turn off. Matt from Mike's Lock & Key changed the tail position and the lock works great now. Since he was already here for an hour's billing, he removed an old Mortise style lock from a door that I need to install another keypad fob lock on.Matt doesn't do anything with automotive locks though.Thanks Matt! - Nic Delamotte, Network Administrator
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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