01/12/2015
By: Pamela J.
Sem Family Locksmith
I'd been renting out a room and recently I had to ask them to leave. I didn't like the idea that the man might have a copy of my house key. I called a few locksmiths and this is the only one that offered me the option of having my lock re-keyed. His advice saved me a lot of money, of which I don’t have much anyway.The locksmith came and did a nice clean job. I am pleased with the service provided.
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02/01/2015
By: Kaylee S.
Integrity Lock Guys
I've been living in my home for quite some time now. So I decided to get the all the locks in my home re-keyed. They really knew how to keep me happy! I bombarded them with questions and they had no difficulties answering them for me. I didn't have any problem paying the price they gave me for the service.
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02/26/2015
By: Katherine M.
Integrity Lock Guys
good company – two of my friends have used this company prior to my experience(one friend for a house lockout and the other for a jammed ignition) so when i needed a locksmith these are the guys i call and i must say that their service is consistent and professional with great customer service
03/25/2014
By: Eric G.
Minneapolis Lock & Key
The services they actually performed went well, but pricing was not what I was told on the phone. They quoted me $25-$35 on the phone and when I picked up my ignition cylinder charged me $48. I mentioned it to the guy ringing me up and he didn't seem to care.
01/27/2015
By: Shannon V.
Integrity Lock Guys
Integrity Lock Guys just rekeyed my home and put all new hardware on the doors and such. WOW! What a huge difference that made. I was happy with the service too, as the staff was attentive to detail on what important to me.I would highly recommended these guys.
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12/04/2015
By: Katlyn L.
C and P Unlock
I lost my car keys. I calle C and P unlock and they came out an hour after I called. He got me set up with a new set of keys ... He was very professional and did a GREAT job! All keys worked and he triple tested them before I paid. Thanks so much Chuefeng.
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03/11/2015
By: Laura C.
Sem Family Locksmith
They made us new car keys without a hassle.My daughter lost the keys to her Ford after the birthday party last night. I called Sem Family Locksmith. They came quickly and made her a new set of keys. The service was 4 star!!!!
08/15/2012
By: tonyrogers124
Lake Key Services
The locksmith was so fast. I'm so glad they worked quickly because I was able to go shopping right after. They did a great job with new locks. I will hire them again when I need my back door locks repaired.
09/06/2012
By: erlinaguerrero
Locksmith Service
They are the master of locks. Thanks for being the lock guy that helped us out with our lock. I appreciated the lock guy and the customer lock lady. They did a wonderful lock service for me and my family.
04/24/2013
By: marialaustand04
Bloomington Locksmiths
Thank You!. Thanks for the great service! I love my new locks and the keys work perfectly. If anyone is looking for a good locksmith, I suggest calling these guys!
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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