At Bedford Lock & Key we are dedicated to serving Massachusetts residents with the best locksmith services. Whether that means updating your home or office security with new locks or simply cutting new spare keys for your home or car. Whatever locksmith services you or your company needs, we are here to help. That is why we are happy to answer these common locksmith questions.
Should I Change My Locks If I Lose My Keys?
Yes, whether you lose your keys or expect that your keys have been stolen, you should always make sure that only people with keys have access to your locks. That is why you should have your locks rekeyed if you lose a key. However, if you break a key, you do not need to change the locks as long as you dispose of it safely.
Can Any Lock Be Picked?
Technically, any lock can be broken, but not every lock can be picked. A home or office with multiple high-security locks is safer than a simple chain or doorknob lock.
Can I Get A Master Key For My Home or Office?
Yes, our team can create master keys for your commercial or residential property. However, this requires that all locks share the same type of keyway or are made by a single lock manufacturer. If this is not the case, locks will need to be changed.
Do I Need a Safe in My Home?
Safe provides a variety of benefits. Beyond just protecting items from theft, a safe can protect important documents and other precious items from fire damage or flooding damage in the event of a natural disaster.
How Many Keys Should I Own?
Generally, we recommend that a home has 1 key for every occupant that needs a key (adults, and possibly older children) plus a single spare key?
Can You Replace My Car’s Transponder?
Although some locksmiths only work with physical keys, the team at Bedford Lock & Key can program new transponders in the event that an old transponder is broken or lost.
How Much Does It Cost To Make A Copy of A Key?
The house key is usually around $5. However, a car key with a working transponder can cost between $75 to $100 because of the price of a new transponder. A smart key or remote for a car can get closer to $200.
How Much Does It Cost to Rekey A Home
In Massachusetts, an average home with 3-4 doors can cost around $200 to be rekeyed. Prices will vary based on the number of locks in a home.
Can I Legally Make A Copy Of My Apartment Key?
Making copies of your key for an apartment or rented property may not be legal. You should always consult your property owner if you need a new key for any reason.
What Do I Do If My Key Breaks In The Lock?
A locksmith can use a special tool to extract the broken key half from the lock without causing further damage. A new key can then be made.