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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Choose The Right Lock For My Home Or Business?

The first step in selecting the right lock for your home or business is to assess your security needs. Consider factors such as the crime rate in your area, the value of your property, and the level of access control required.

Investing in robust locking mechanisms is essential for high-security environments, such as businesses handling sensitive information or homeowners with valuable assets. On the other hand, residential properties in low-crime neighborhoods may prioritize affordability and convenience over advanced security features.

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How to Keep Your Car Secure?

Your car is not just a means of transportation; it’s also a valuable asset that needs to be protected. Car theft and break-ins can happen anywhere, anytime, but you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim: Park in Well-Lit Areas, Lock Your Doors, Use a Steering Wheel Lock, Install an Alarm System, Hide Valuables…

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Are High-Security Locks Really Safer?

If a lock can’t be readily picked, it’s considered “high security.” Does this imply that other locks are more easily picked if this is the case? Experts, on the other hand, disagree! If you have ever looked for locks for your home or business, you’ve likely come across the phrase “high-security.” There is a good chance you have disregarded it as an industry-speak or a marketing phrase. When protecting your home, high-security locks are the best in the business, making your life simpler and more difficult for crooks.

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Why Are Door Closers Important?

Adjust the door closers on every door in a building to their proper settings. Before you complete the door installation, you should ensure everything is operating correctly. In terms of performance and safety, it has the potential to make a substantial difference.

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What Type of House Key Do I Have?

The only physical keys we use consistently if we’re being honest, are three of the many key types we utilize daily. Have three: a personal, a vehicle, and a postal box.

It’s not just three main sorts. Our goal is that reading about the various sorts of keys described above has given you a better understanding of which keys you may utilize on your keyboard.

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How Do You Rekey a Door Lock?

Rekeying a few of your locks is a simple, inexpensive, and do-it-yourself option that may alleviate some of your stress. This comprehensive guide will teach when, why, and how to do a lock rekey.

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How to Fix a Loose Door Handle

It’s very uncommon for doorknobs and handles to come loose due to the daily wear and tear. When the handle pulls away, jiggles, or simply continues spinning for no apparent reason, you know it’s only a matter of time until the door handle repair is required!

For your convenience, we’ve put together this instruction on repairing those annoying door handles and knobs.

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What Causes a Car Door Lock to Malfunction?

A variety of factors may cause problems with a door lock. Let’s look at how the power door locking mechanism works first.

The key fob or automobile central locking remote transmits a signal to a receiver connected to the engine control unit when utilizing a power locking system. The solenoid on each door will then be activated to lock or unlock at the same time by a receiver. Read More >>>

How Do You Get a Stuck Key Out?

A stuck key in the front door is most likely the “cherry on top” of your already stress-filled day. Even if you couldn’t do anything about the traffic jam that caused you to be an hour late, you can still take some fruitful steps to get the stuck key out of the lock and safely back into your bag where it belongs. Read More >>>

Does Lock Bumping Damage Locks?

Lock bumping, in most cases, does not cause damage to the lock, except if a bump key snaps in the keyhole. The majority of lock bumping attempts go undiscovered because the locks continue to work. This article explains lock bumping, which signs indicate lock bumping attempts, and what you can do to safeguard your door locks. Read More >>>

How Do I Replace My Motorcycle Key?

Those who ride motorcycles know how annoying it is to lose your key. Surprisingly, people find themselves in such situations more than one would expect. Since the key chains do not usually have a lot of extra add-ons, it’s much easier to lose one and then have no more to replace it. Therefore, it is always better to have a backup plan when you know there is no way to recover your misplaced key. Read More >>>

What Are Lockout Keys For?

Security is the number one priority for any person, whether the object concerned is as small as a safe box or your house. Hence, it can become difficult to choose when so many options are present for your lockout tag program. Everyone wants the best type of security possible; thus, The Security Locks. Plus, the extra complexities of trying to manage lockout tagout programs for separate departments just make it even more overwhelming than it already is. Read More >>>

What is a Transponder Key?

There have been a number of inquiries recently concerning transponder keys and how to acquire a copy. When it comes to having their car’s remote keys cloned, many owners resort to their dealership, but they wind up paying an additional fee. What exactly is going on?
There are many different Types Of Transponder Keys, and this article will explain what each one is as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each one. Read More >>>

What Is a VIN Number & Why Do Locksmiths Need It?

Every vehicle has a unique code for identification, that special code is called the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) which is assigned to it. This code is associated with every kind of information needed for a particular automobile. During the entire lifetime of the vehicle, the VIN remains the same. It has all the important past and present information regarding the vehicle which helps the current and future buyer in every aspect. Read More >>>

Can a Locksmith Open a Lock Without Breaking it?

Almost everyone reading this article knows how it feels to lose a key or break the only one. The experience can be distressful and downright frustrating. Also, many, if not most people, can’t work through opening a lock on their own without a key. That’s why they resort to breaking down the door or a glass window to try and open the door. Read More >>>

How to Pick a Lock?

Many of us lock our doors, assuming that it will keep us and our personal belongings safe. However, as soon as you start picking locks, it will dawn that locks don’t provide much security. Sure, they may make you feel safe, but if someone wanted to enter your home, they could pick the lock on the front door to get in within minutes. But if they (the intruder) didn’t know how to pick a lock, there are several other ways to enter. Read More >>>

What To Do If I Lock My Keys In My House?

Many people will return to their homes after a long day at work only to find out that either they have lost their Keys or The Key Breaks Inside The Lock. Many times people will discover that they left the keys inside their home. So, what should you do if that ever happens to you? Well, there are quite a few things you can do, as we’ll examine in this article. Read More >>>

Is It Cheaper To Change Locks Or Rekey?

The common misconception is that replacing the lock is the only option they have, which we’d agree with if it were a lock that didn’t offer much in the way of security. This article will discuss a couple of pros and cons of both Rekeying and Replacing The Locks. Read More >>>

Can A Locksmith Open an Apartment Door?

When you get locked out of the apartment, there are a couple of things you can do. In this article, we’ll go over what to try before you call a locksmith. Hiring a locksmith will cost you money so you’ll want to hold it off until absolutely necessary. Read More >>>

How Can I Hide A Key Outside My Apartment?

Many people attempt to hide a spare key outside of their home or apartment just so that they can be saved from the frustration of being locked out in the event their main key goes missing. Read More >>>

How Do Locksmiths Verify Ownership?

One of the first things we learn as locksmiths are the fact that our service can be misused. If anything, there are countless cases of impersonators Hiring a Locksmith to gain access to someone else’s vehicle or home. Read More >>>

Can A Locksmith Come To My Car And Make A New Key?

Yes, it is possible for a car locksmith or automotive locksmith to make a new key by coming to your car. However, it is pertinent to several factors, including being able to prove if you own the vehicle. Read More >>>

Can A Locksmith Make a Key From The VIN Number?

Yes, it is possible to make a car key based on the VIN number of the vehicle, but it depends! Our entire lives revolve around our cars, which we don’t realize until the car isn’t working or we can’t get into it. Read More >>>

Can I Rekey My Own Locks?

Yes, you can rekey your own locks, and nothing is stopping you from doing it, except for the fact that all locks are different. Many people think that rekeying a lock is a simple matter of replacing the… Read More >>>

Can You Rekey a Lock Without the Original Key?

Many people reluctantly agree that losing a key was one of the worst experiences in their lives. If you don’t have a key, it isn’t possible to enter your own home. But even if you do… Read More >>>

How Do You Reverse A Lock?

One of the questions we get asked often is how to reverse the locks? Well, there are many different approaches to doing it, depending on the locks you have. However, this small step by step tutorial is meant… Read More >>>

What Does A Commercial Locksmith Do?

A locksmith specializes in opening locks. They can open car locks, home locks, and business locks. Most people may accidentally lock themselves out a car, their home, or place or business… Read More >>>

What Happens If You Lose Your Only Car Key?

Not very long ago, it was a nightmare for anyone who would have misplaced or lost their only car key today; things aren’t too different. Most people tried to make sure that they had multiple copies… Read More >>>

What Locks Cannot Be Picked?

Many locksmiths start by mastering the art and science of lockpicking. However, that’s also how a lot of criminals start breaking into people’s homes. While lockpicking is a complex and often difficult… Read More >>>

General Questions

Who owns Elite Locksmiths?

Elite Locksmiths is a family-owned business that has been providing world-class locksmith services.

What are the hours of availability?

Elite Locksmiths operates From 8 AM To 10 PM. We’re always available when you need us!

What types of locks are you able to work with?

Elite Locksmiths works with Controlled Access Systems (both electronic and mechanical), Residential, Vehicle (all types) along with Office Security, Keyless Entry, Biometric Entry, all kinds of combination safes, and Many Other Types of Security Systems.

Will I spend a lot on an “emergency call

No. Elite Locksmiths deals with emergency needs as part of our main business. We make sure to offer our customers competitive rates, which has helped us build a 40-year family-owned business.

Emergency Services Questions

What do I need to do in the event of a locksmith emergency?

First and foremost, don’t panic! Remember that Elite Locksmith offers a 20-minute guaranteed response time. We’ll be there to help you with fast and courteous service whenever you need us.

What are my best options for getting emergency service?

We suggest that you place our contact number 800.977.2308 on your cell and house phone’s speed dial. This way, you can contact us in the shortest time possible.

Suppose I have a lost or damaged key in an emergency?

Elite Locksmiths can assist you, even if you have a lost or damaged auto, office or residential key. If your lock is damaged or broken – still, no problem!

Will I spend a lot on an “emergency call”

No. Elite Locksmiths deals with emergency needs, as part of our main business. We make sure to offer our customers competitive rates, which has helped us build a 40-year family-owned business.

Automotive and Other Vehicle Situations

Why should I call a locksmith for car opening/entry?

From a business standpoint, only a qualified locksmith should have the authority to carry car opening devices. Taxi drivers, Tow Truck Drivers, and Police have little or no formal training, in automotive locks or techniques in opening them and may do unnecessary damage.

Should I use a Car Dealership or Locksmith?

No one is more qualified than a locksmith to service your automotive lock needs. You may obtain substantial savings through a locksmith as opposed to an auto dealership.

In an emergency car lockout situation, how long will I be stranded?

With Elite Locksmiths, you are guaranteed a 20 minute response time and soon after, you’ll be on your way!

Does Elite Locksmiths work on any other types of vehicle locks?

Whether it’s cars, trucks, motorcycle, aircraft or any other type of vehicle, Elite Locksmiths will be there to assist all your vehicle lock issues.

Residential Services Questions

What types of residential lock services do Elite Locksmiths provide?

Elite Locksmiths provides; home lockout service, broken key extraction, stuck keys, door and window lock installation and repair, and other home security issues.

What types of home locks can be serviced?

Elite Locksmiths can work with any type of home lock, including; mortise, deadbolts, knob locks, lever handle, cam locks, wall-mounted, euro profile, interchangeable core cylinders, jimmy proof deadbolts, rim latch, key-in knob cylinders, vending T-handle, furniture locks and other types of home locks.

Are other types of home security systems serviced?

Whether it’s cars, trucks, motorcycles, aircraft, or any other type of vehicle, Elite Locksmiths will be there to assist with all your vehicle lock issues.

What about Commercial Security

Elite Locksmiths is licensed for your protection. In addition, our 40-year family business is a far better solution to any locksmith company that outsources their calls to independent locksmiths.

Commercial Services Questions

What types of commercial locksmith services does Elite Locksmiths provide?

Elite is known for providing world-class locksmith services, which include; commercial lock installation, restricted and managed key systems, any type of electronic lock servicing.

Why choose Elite Locksmiths for your office and other business needs?

One of Elite Locksmiths’ primary goals is to provide the best in courteous, reliable and speedy service. We make sure that your office service is completed with a minimum of interruption to your daily business activities. As a 24/7 operation, we can schedule your appointment at any time of the day or night, to further eliminate any delays in your work schedule.

Does Elite Locksmiths charge a lot for commercial services?

No. Elite Locksmiths is known for offering competitive pricing to all of our clients. This has allowed us to build a database of return commercial clientele. Call us for a free estimate and check out our pricing.

What about Commercial Security

Elite Locksmiths is licensed for your protection. In addition, our 40-year family business is a far better solution to any locksmith company that outsources their calls to independent locksmiths.

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