Chicago SPARE KEY DUPLICATION
Everyone needs a backup key at some point. With our remote key cutting services, you can have those keys made at your home or office.
Key Copies Made at Your Door
We offer you the ability to have keys made on your schedule. There is no need to make a trip to a hardware store and worry about the key being cut incorrectly by an inexperienced employee. Our backup key creation is handled by experienced locksmiths who come to you along with all of the tools that they need. Your keys are cut on the premises and you can test them out before we leave.
New keys of all types can be cut using our mobile process. The advantage of having our locksmiths cut it for you is our assurance that it will get done right.
We can help you with:
- Garage Keys
- Transponder Keys
- Mailbox keys
- Master Keys
- Office Keys
- Car Keys
- House Keys
Try Our services and see what a difference having a trained locksmith on site can make. We'll arrive at your location with a mobile service van fully outfitted with all the tools necessary to duplicate any kind of key. We can even make new keys on site simply by looking at your lock. We keep up with the latest industry developments and technologies to make sure that we can handle anything you call us about, even a last minute emergency situation. When you call us you can rely on having the job done right the first time.
We take pride in serving the metro area. Our local locksmiths will come to you when you need new keys made. Our goal is to take all of the annoyance and inconvenience out of the key creation process. We know all too well about going to the local retail chain or hardware store, having keys cut by an employee who does five different jobs, then getting back to your home or to the office to find that one or more of your new keys doesn't work.
Though you see electronic locks and key cards more often these days, mechanical locks are still by far the most prevalent across all different types of applications (and especially in the area of residential locks). Keys for mechanical locks still have to be cut by someone trained to use the appropriate tools. The systems of springs and pins inside of a lock is very precise, so even tiny mistakes in cutting can cause a key to not do its job properly. If everything doesn't line up exactly as it is supposed to, you won't be able to open the lock. That's why you see so many problems with the cheap key duplication done by stores; it's not being handled by a specialist, and is usually done by someone who has one or two other jobs they are in a hurry to get back to. Of course, We can handle the duplication of electronic keys as well, but we know that many emergency calls are for home and auto situations where a mechanical key will need to be cut quickly and accurately.
Another important point to consider is that stores often can't duplicate keys to more advanced high-security locks. If you want to be absolutely certain that all of your backup keys are made correctly, Give us a call. We take care of all your spare key needs the right way the first time, and we stay on site to make sure that everything is working the way it should.
Why is precision so important when creating a backup key? Most lock systems operate using a series of pins that are connected to very small springs. The teeth on your key are set to push those pins inward to a unique pattern. If one pin is off by even a hair, the lock won't open. Each of the pins has to line up perfectly with the pattern the lock has been set to. Since the key creation process involves precision cutting and grinding, it's easy for someone who is inexperienced to make small mistakes that aren't easily caught by the human eye. This is the root cause of the disappointing rates of failure in the cheap key backups made at stores.
Types of Keys
No key is too much of a challenge for us. We're equipped to handle even uncommon types of locks. In addition to keys for your home, we can help you with backups for commercial settings and even for vehicles.
Some of the keys brands we commonly work with include:
- Master Lock
These are just a few examples. We are able to duplicate nearly any kind of key you might have.
We pride ourselves on superior service, quick response times and technical know-how. But we also pride ourselves on value and fair pricing. We understand that an emergency lockout can be a terrible situation that puts a lot of stress on you. We don't take advantage of customers in these situations; we offer fair pricing on all of our calls.
We're happy to handle any key duplication need large or small, from a lost garage key on up. If you need a large amount of duplicates made for a commercial setting, that is no problem as well. Our Difference is our professional staff, our modern equipment, and our dedication to customer service on each and every call we receive. Whatever your need, we'll be happy to work within your schedule and do the work when it is most convenient to you.
Do You Need a Spare Key?
Keys get lost all the time. Sometimes they are stolen, and sometimes they even break. If you're out of keys for a particular lock, it's possible for a locksmith to fashion a new one from scratch by examining the lock. The easiest solution to a lost key is a backup stored in a safe location, however. Many people leave their backup keys with family members or trusted friends in case of a lockout emergency. Leaving them in a safe deposit box at the bank or a similarly secure location is also an option. If you're unsure of how to store your duplicate keys safely, we can give you some suggestions.
Spare keys are something that many people don't think about until it is too late. While it is certainly possible for locksmiths to make new keys just by accessing the lock, you can avoid that whole process by having an adequate set of backup keys on hand. Take some time to check over your various home, work and vehicle keys and think about what would happen if each went missing tomorrow. Would you know how to immediately restore access? If not, you should give some serious thought to a duplicate key plan. We're happy to help with advice, and can come to you to make keys whenever it is most convenient to you.
Don't wait until you're locked out of your home or vehicle to take stock of your spare key situation. It's also good for business owners to think about their backup key situation in terms of how vital employees who need access might get inside if a key goes missing. Whether it's a residential or commercial call (or even an automotive lockout), we're always able to work around your schedule and keep things as simple for you as possible. Whatever your situation, We can get you set up with the backups that you need for peace of mind and safety.
If you have any questions about our key duplication process or want to make use of our services, please give us a call.