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Springdale Locksmith FAQs

Can a locksmith make a key out of a lock?

Yes, a locksmith can make a key from a lock. This process, known as key origination, involves using the lock itself to determine the key cuts necessary to operate the lock. It requires a skilled locksmith with specific tools and techniques, especially if there is no original key available for duplication.

This service comes in handy when all keys have been lost or were never provided, such as if you buy a used car or a home without keys.

Is it cheaper to rekey or replace locks?

Generally, rekeying a lock is cheaper than replacing it. Rekeying involves changing the internal components of a lock to work with a new key and is often sufficient to secure a home or property after a move or when keys are lost. On the other hand, replacing a lock involves purchasing a new lock unit and is typically more expensive. Replacement may be necessary if the existing lock is outdated, damaged, of a different style, or if the homeowner is looking for higher security locks.

How long does a locksmith take to change a lock?

The time it takes for a locksmith to change a lock can vary depending on the type of lock and the existing setup. In most cases, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes per lock under normal circumstances. If the door requires additional modifications or if a more complex security system is involved, it could take longer. Our Pop-A-Lock locksmith will give a more accurate time estimate once they have assessed the situation.

Should you change your locks if you lose your keys?

Yes, it is generally recommended to change your locks or at least rekey them if you lose your keys to maximize your home’s security. It’s the safest way to ensure that anyone who may find or have stolen your keys will not be able to gain unauthorized access to your home. Rekeying is a cost-effective way to reset your security without the need for complete lock replacement unless the existing locks are inadequate or in poor condition.

What is a 999 key?

A 999 key, often referred to as a “bump key,” is a type of key used in lock picking that can potentially open many different types of pin tumbler locks. A bump key is made by cutting all the pins on the key to the maximum depth (999 is the code for the deepest cut allowed in key-making machines). This allows the bump key to get past the pin tumblers in a lock. Modern locks often include bump-resistant features to mitigate this risk. It’s illegal to use bump keys without permission and it’s considered lock picking or burglary in many jurisdictions.

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