Are you looking for a mobile locksmith service near you?
By Elegant Lock & Key

What is the difference between a locksmith shop service to a mobile locksmith service? Does it cost more to order a mobile locksmith? When should I call a mobile locksmith, and when should I not?

Locksmith shop VS. mobile locksmith

 

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Any locksmith should have a permanent location. If the locksmith does not have a permanent location in your city or neighborhood, you should look for another service provider.

That been said, sometimes you cannot go out of your house or move your vehicle without calling a locksmith. Still, you want to call a locksmith that has a physical shop.

The main reason for that is that you have to ensure on the day “After” the job that you have a place to go when something is wrong on the day ” After ” the job.

Is it essential to have a mobile locksmith near me?

 

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It is a necessity to have a mobile locksmith service nearby you. You never know when your key will get lost or when your car remote will not respond anymore. Mobile locksmith service should have the entire lock and key equipment to deal with any locksmith issue you are facing.

What should a mobile locksmith have in the car?

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Is it obvious for a locksmith to have EVERYTHING? No. But there is some basic stuff that all mobile locksmith services should acquire. What would be the best tools to populate your mobile locksmith lab’s shelves?

For Example:

Residential picking lockset

Well… If you don’t have these, you are not a locksmith. There are many picking tools, but the most common set is enough.

Car entry tools

A mobile locksmith should have more than one car lockout toolset to open up any car door. Many doors require more delicate tools or other doors built differently. Also, you need a different type of equipment to open big trucks doors.

Key cutting machine

There are tons of different key cutting machines. If you want to cover ALL key blades and types, you must have at least four different types of the best key cutters on the market. There is no Ultimate key cutting machine to do it all. Any locksmith should have a standard cutting machine, car keys cutting machine, a laser cutting machine, and special keys such as a tubular keys cutter.

Car key programming software and hardware

You can cut the keys, but now what? Car keys cannot work without programming each specific key directly to the car ECU. Even when the key perfectly matches the ignition switch hole, that doesn’t mean it will work. The security light will blink until a professional key programmer sets it up correctly.

Car keys and remote blanks

The most significant expense of every locksmith is the car keys and remotes inventory. Each manufacturer has more than a dozen of car key types and remotes. Over the years, many have to change their security systems and add new technologies to make their car keys and remote safer.

Residential door lock installation kit

When a lock is stuck, and you cannot pick the lock anyway, you must consider removing the old lock and installing a new one instead. You’ll have to have a good drill to remove the old lock. On the drill, you’ll place different types of bits to complete the lock removal.

Residential, automotive, and commercial key blanks

To serve the entire community, a locksmith should not only get standard keys and auto keys. There are a few more types that every locksmith should be familiar with: the Dimple Key, Laser Cut Key, Tibbe Key, and the Barrel Key. A mobile locksmith lab that isn’t fully equipped will fail to serve big cities and communities.

A key duplicator is a must!

A reputable locksmith will get at least one key duplicator as a backup cutting machine or as your favorite tool. As key cutting machines, there are a few types of duplicator machines. Different types of blanks require other duplication methods. You can’t copy a high-security Tibbe key with just any device.

 

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Mobile locksmith services for Commercial businesses

Every business should have a mobile locksmith service within the vicinity. Companies are moving to digital access, but there is no way around physical keys. A business with multiple offices will need reliable mobile locksmiths for different locations.

 

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Shawn the Locksmith
Shawn the Locksmith

Since childhood, Locks & Keys were my favorite hobby. In 2018 I started my professional practice with several companies in upstate NY. I always knew that one day I would open a locksmith shop of my own. Elegant Lock & Key is the place where I can play with locks all day long.

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