San Pedro Lock & Key are your local lock smith professionals with many years providing reliable home, industrial, retail, automotive, and commercial security to our valued customers. Our licensed 24-hour mobile locksmith technicians respond quickly and effectively to emergency lock smith automotive, residential or commercial inquires so no matter where you are in Long Beach, San Pedro Lock & Key has you covered.
Being locked out of your car, home or business is frustrating, phone us if you are looking for a car locksmith near you.
We will come to you! Our 24hour locksmith services will be dispatched as soon as you call. Our certified security professionals will be on route with specialized locksmith tools, and the latest computerized technology. This advanced equipment will solve even your most complex car or home security problems, in Long Beach and surrounding areas.
San Pedro Lock & Key build our reputation on satisfied, secure customers. We take your home, retail and commercial locksmith solutions very seriously - it's our business. Whether you are looking for custom security measures for your office, store, car or home, we provide a full range of locksmith services at fair, transparent pricing.
Are your locking mechanisms and security measures up to par for the 21st century? Protecting your Long Beach property, or opening your car when you are locked out, doesn't have to be a headache. Our team is constantly trained in the most up-to-date locking mechanism technology available on the market and we are ready to get to work securing your home or office, or discreetly opening the doors on your vehicle for you.
As the old saying goes, 'the best offense is a good defense'. Begin your free security consultation with one of our trained specialists today. We are happy to provide our customers with a free on site estimation on any of our services, and provide custom solutions for any of your locksmith concerns. For us, making sure that our customers are as satisfied as possible is our number one priority. As a superior locksmith team, we will always do our utmost to ensure that the highest possible standards are there for all our customers – both commercial and residential.
San Pedro Lock & Key supply and install a wide range of security products. Our knowledgeable, accessible staff will work with you to develop the safe guarding measures you need to protect your homes, loved ones, valuables, businesses and properties. Our installation service is comprehensive and our employees are friendly, respectful and professional.
San Pedro Lock & Key knows an emergency can happen to anyone in Long Beach, at any time. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us, no matter the hour - we're professionals, we're discreet, reputable, reliable and quick to respond to emergency lock smith requests and inquiries. Contact us for your locksmith needs!
Q. Why should I use a professional locksmith when I can find cheaper workers on the internet?
A. First of all, professional locksmiths bring a large amount of skill, experience, and knowledge to the job, and have the tools on hand to handle nearly any common security issue. Secondly, it’s important to work with a professional locksmith because there a large number of shady amateurs – ranging from scam artists to thieves – who pose as locksmiths in order to gain access to people’s homes. When you’re asking somebody to bypass the security in your home, don’t you want to make sure they’re a professional?
Q. My key won’t go into the lock smoothly, or I have to wiggle my key to make it turn. What’s the problem?
A. Over time, locks age like anything else. After years of use, it’s normal for the pins in a lock cylinder to wear down. This can cause your key to stick or make it necessary to wiggle the key back and forth or up and down in order to get it to turn. Sometimes you can temporarily fix this by oiling the lock. Simply spray some WD-40 into the lock mechanism and turn the bolt to allow the oil to penetrate all the components. This can sometimes extend the life of a lock by months, but you will need to get it replaced eventually. however, if your issue is that your key won’t turn easily – maybe you have to pull or push on the door to get it to turn – it’s possible that the issue isn’t with the lock but with the door itself. Often, if a door is not aligned properly with the frame, or if it’s hanging at an angle, the lock will not be aligned either. In this case, replacing the lock won’t solve the problem, and you will need to rehang or possibly replace the door.
Q. If I buy a new home, is it really necessary to rekey all the locks?
A. Of course you’re free to take any risks that you want, but if it were my house, I would definitely rekey every single lock. Even if you know and trust the previous homeowner, it’s not just them that you need to worry about. People give copies of their keys to others all the time, and many people don’t bother to get them back. Just imagine how many of the previous owners’ neighbours, old baby sitters, cleaners, and distant relatives could be walking around with the ability to walk into your home at any time. Don’t take a risk you don’t need to – rekey your locks and only give copies to people you know and trust.
Q. Can I copy a key that says “Do Not Duplicate”?
A. Keys stamped with a message that says they’re not to be copied can only be copied with the permission and authorization of the property owner. Reputable locksmiths will not make copies of these keys without the proper authorization, and we reserve the right to refuse to copy any key that is marked “Do Not Duplicate,” “Do Not Copy,” or “Unlawful to Copy.”
Q. My lock doesn’t lock and unlock smoothly. What should I do?
A. If your lock and key aren’t sitting perfectly well together then you need to contact our specialized team for a top-quality inspection that can determine what the problem is. It could be the case that the lock was installed incorrectly or the key may have been cut wrong. Alternatively, the alignment between the door and frame may have twisted and warped and affected the relationship between your lock and key. A quick way of establishing if the door and frame is fitted and installed correctly is to have a quick look at it. If it was installed correctly then the door should stop and stay there. However, if the door rests at the stop and at the top or bottom then you can tell that the door or frame is twisted or warped. Similarly, if you have decided to apply weather-stripping on your door it could be obstructing the path of the door. Finally, if the door springs open then the hinges are probably binding.
Q. What is the difference between re-keying and master keying?
A. This is one of the most popular questions that we receive from our residential and commercial customers alike and the answer is relatively straight-forward. In many ways, re-keying means adjusting the tumblers in an existing lock so that only newly cut keys can open it. Re-keying will adapt your existing locks to new keys. Our skilled team of locksmiths can install, replace and upgrade lock cylinders, locksets and deadbolt locks. By contrast, master keys enable two different and distinct keys to open one lock. Master keying regulates access to specific zones and are popular in hospitals, office buildings and more communal residencies where access to specific but different zones is required.
Q. What should I look for in a locksmith?
A. As a qualified tradesperson, all our locksmiths have the skill and competence to perform even the most challenging of jobs. We have a track record of reliable workmanship that simply will not be beat for style, price or quality. To guarantee this we will provide a warranty that ensures these products and services are adequately protected.