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Why Verified Locksmiths?

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Insurance Verified

1800-Unlocks ensures that each ‘Verified & Featured’ locksmith has all the necessary insurance paperwork, so that the customer is protected.

Honest Pricing

Locksmiths in the directory always quote honest, up front pricing. A featured locksmith will not quote low prices over the phone then increase the price once we arrive unless the scope of work changes.

Community

The locksmith industry is only so big. Real locksmiths are part of a close knit community of highly trained technicians. We are working together to combat the ‘fake locksmiths’ and protect consumers from fraud.

What Can Residential Locksmiths Do?

A verified residential locksmith, otherwise known as a home locksmith or apartment locksmith, is a professionally trained and insured technician that’s able to work on your home door, home locks, home safe, home keys, and possibly even home cameras.  Most locksmiths are highly trustworthy and honest people who care about your safety and protection.

Typically, residential locksmith customers are in need of a lock rekey.  A lock rekey is one of the most common services a local locksmith can provide because it is cost effective when compared to completely replacing your locking hardware.  Rekeying locks is sometimes referred to as changing locks but it is best to clarify which service is needed when scheduling the appointment with your local locksmith.

Two of the more common reasons for having your home locks rekeyed are: you’ve moved into a new home, or you realize you’ve given copies of your keys to too many people.  A quick and simple service call to a local lcoksmith can fix both these situations and make sure your home is completely secure.

So what exactly is a lock rekey? It’s the process of removing your lock from the door, disassembling it, removing all the bottom pin tumblers and replacing them with new pin tumblers of different heights so that a new key will create a totally different shear line.  This means your old key will no longer work your lock. In fact, after taking apart your lock, many locksmiths will check the entire inside of your lock cylinder to ensure it has all top pins and springs.  They’ll then lubricate the lock before putting it back together. Locksmiths are very familiar with the multitude of different residential locks and keyways out there and they’ll make sure your lock is as secure as possible.

What Can Auto Locksmiths Do?

First of all, it is important for consumers to be aware that there are fake locksmiths out there. The 1800unlocks directory has it’s roots in the real locksmith industry and we are essentially peer reviewing our fellow locksmiths. It’s not a large community, so we know who you, as a consumer, can trust. Our goal is to help you find a local professional for your car key, car remote, or car unlock problems. A car locksmith can do many things but must be trained to service your remotes, key fobs, ignition, door locks, and more. You don’t want to hire someone that has no training, education, or professional association ties. Fortunately, our locksmiths are capable of unlock car doors, programming key fobs, cutting high security car keys at their lock shop or on the road. Our technicians use state of the art equipment and OEM car keys to get the job done right, at a fair price. Locksmith prices can vary from City to City, so always ask for a quote over the phone, and confirm in person. As long as your provide the tech with the Make, Model, and Year of your car, we can provide you with up front pricing to remove any doubts or concerns you may have.