Best 30 Locks And Locksmiths in Milwaukee, WI with Reviews -
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By: stacyq4
Tony's Locksmith Services
There good, I sugesst using them if you want to save money
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By: Andrea A.
ACME Lock Co. Inc.
Never even knew their business was right there. Needed a key to my basement. After going to Walmart, Home Depot, and menards, none of those places could make my key. They were very fast, friendly, and very reasonably priced! Glad to know they are so close, no more running to Walmart, I'll go right back to them!
By: Courtney A.
Milwaukee Lockout Service
While I was visiting my sister in Milwaukee, I was staying at the Pfsister Hotel. After waking up in the morning, I realized I Ieft my keys in my car. So my keys were locked in the car, so I called Milwaukee Lockout service. They arrived quickly, and opened my car, and since my battery was dead, they jumped my car for me. It was amazing service, would suggest it to all my Milwaukee friends!
By: Mark M.
Brew City Locksmith
Fast and friendly service, locked my keys in the car at 10;30 at night. they were there in a half hour and opened the car in minutes. The price was reasonable for that late. Thanks again!
By: Nicholas M.
Milwaukee Lockout Service
Very fast and the best prices compared to any other locksmiths I have called. Have needed their help about 3-4 times in the last 6 years and every time they were able to be by me in about 15 minutes. Best Locksmith to call in Milwaukee/Waukesha area! Very happy with service they provided! They will have a customer for life with me!
By: Ike E.
A B C Lock & Key Inc
These guys know what they're doing! Reasonable. Best in town!
By: Stephen W.
Lock Doc
called this Am and Jim explalaned a few things to try for opening the door on my 2004 Subaru. sprayed a bit of wd-40 and in 10 min the tumblers loosed up and door is open. I can see why this place gets rave reviews. I am a true Believer of Loc Doc
By: javaboy42
ACME Lock Co. Inc.
Synopsis (in case you don't feel like reading the whole thing):1. Called to find out if they carried something. Was told "yes"2. Drive down there, they do not have it in stock3. Was told to expect a call with an ETA4. Never got call5. Stopped in. Did not have all the parts.6. Was told "Go ahead and order online. See ya." when I explained that this had taken longer than expected.Wow. And I mean WOW! Last week, I called around to see if I could get three deadbolts, keyed the same with one of them being for a thicker door. After a couple of calls, I got hold of Acme and they said that yes, they do carry those parts in stock. I immediately hopped into my car, got down there and after they looked a bit, explained to me that they do normally carry them but they are out of stock. They were on order and should be there in the next few days. I believe the man who took my information was named Josh (I do not know the names of any of the other players here). Josh took my name and number and said he'd call when he had more information as to when they'd come in. He never called to give me an ETA.Today, over a week later, I happened to be in the area and stopped in to see if they had arrived. The man who "helped" me (I really do wish I had gotten his name) says that yes, they had come in. So, he starts to look and finds the locks but cannot find screws long enough for the thicker door. After about 10 minutes of looking the lady (whom I could not see - sitting at a desk) asks if she should call Josh and find out if he might have set the screws aside. The person who was looking said, "no, if they're not here, they're not here."He then comes back to me and says that they have to order the screws. I responded that I like to keep it local but that it's sort of critical that I get it taken care of and that after waiting more than a week, I could have ordered the locks online (btw, I was very courteous when I explained this to him. There was no angry or frustrated tone). His response: "Go ahead and order them online. See ya." And that was that.I am a HUGE proponent of doing things local. I am also a HUGE Proponent of giving good customer service. A simple, "We're sorry it's taking so long and we're sorry we messed up here" would have gone a LONG way. A simple, "let's call Josh and find out for sure" might also have been a decent idea. Instead the person who was helping me shut the lady down."See ya?" I'm sorry, I deal in customer service and have for well over 25 years. Not once, no matter how belligerent the customer may have been, have I said "see ya" or anything like that.Had they apologized, I'd wait another week. Instead, I am home, still shaking my head and writing a review.Also, while I was there, I heard something about the city of Milwaukee and them needing something. I am assuming that since I am small potatoes compared to the City, my little $150 order will mean very little to them. Maybe, just possibly, a negative review will impact them a bit more. I doubt it since this appears to be the only review there which means that most people do not care about reviews on lock and key places.At this point, I'd give them less than zero stars if I could.
By: Cathy H.
Killian's Locksmith Service
You should hire this company if ever you're in trouble with car locks and keys, they were fast and arrive on time for service.
By: christopher.brooks.5015
A B C Lock & Key Inc
The best. Salt of the earth.
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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