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06/17/2015
By: Nick D.
Rhode Island Lock and Safe
I accidentally locked the door and in doing so, locked my dog inside the house. At this point I'm panicking and go to a neighbors house to see if they can help me. We both tried using a credit card to open the door like you see in the movies (this didn't work). Exasperated, we looked on YP.com and found Rhode Island lock and safe, who answered the phone and took our address down. The guy they sent was here pretty quickly and was able to unlock the door using some special tools. I paid with a credit card and he gave me a receipt, all in all a smooth process. Saved my day and my dog.
10/12/2016
By: Xavier H.
Lockducks
Locked myself out of the house today. Called Lockducks and told them my situation. They got here really quick and picked the lock in 5 seconds. Also they made me a spare key for nothing so I wouldn't do it again hopefully. I'd say they're the friendliest locksmiths I've ever dealt with. Jason was the name of the guy who helped me. Kudos to him.
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10/12/2016
By: hoorayebay
Lockducks
The overall experience was great. We got a good price I thought on replacing our Audi car keys. They were very professional and it looked like they had a bunch of cool tools. Took them less than 30 minutes to make and program the key. Saved us hundreds compared to the dealer who wanted $1,100 for the replacement key and programming.
02/23/2017
By: Stephanie B.
Rhode Island Lock and Safe
Our business was unable to lock its doors when closing time came around. The locksmith came in about 20 minutes and was able to fix the lock, and we were able to lock up for the night.John the locksmith was great, I recommend him and his company.
10/13/2016
By: Greg S.
Lockducks
I experienced phenomenal service from Lockducks. The owner called me personally after the lock installation was complete to make sure I was satisfied. That's the kind of service in like. I highly recommend this locksmith.
07/03/2014
By: Frank D.
Rhode Island Lock and Safe
I was locked out of my house and they came right away and got me in. Total job took under 45 minutes from call to me being in the house. I found them on Angie's List and am glad I called them.
01/06/2015
By: Theresa M.
Rhode Island Lock and Safe
A class act. My daughter locked herself out and called me at work. I called up Rhode Island Lock and they came to her right away and got the house open for her. Many thanks!
04/19/2014
By: John B.
Rhode Island Lock and Safe
I was very happy with the service we consistently receive from RI Lock and Safe. They are very professional and help work with our office's hectic schedule.
10/18/2016
By: Jerry W.
Lockducks
Can't say enough good things about them. They were the cheapest and the best I could find in Providence. We will definitely use them again in the future.
09/28/2016
By: Timar M.
Lockducks
They are very professional and have excellent customer service. We looked everywhere online for a locksmith in Providence and we're glad we found them.
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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