Find a locksmith in Los Angeles, CA

Find locksmiths in Los Angeles, CA

Find locksmiths in Los Angeles, CA

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Top 10 locksmiths in Los Angeles, CA

Homeowners agree: these Los Angeles locksmiths are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Joe's Lock Service

Joe's Lock Service

New on HomeGuide
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Hello My name is Joe and I have been a locksmith for 32 years now. I am experienced in Residential and Commercial hardware, I am also a Locksmith for a local school district in OC going on 26 years so not only am I licensed and bonded but I'm also Background Checked by the Department of Justice. With all this experience I feel it makes me a great choice to be your Locksmith plus I love what I do.
LA City Locksmith

LA City Locksmith

5.0(3)
8+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
James D. says, "My employee quit his job and toke the keys with him, I call them to rekey my business door lock, they respond fast and do it right away, thank you for your professional service " Read more
SmartKeys

SmartKeys

New on HomeGuide
2+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Smartkeys is your go-to destination for all your automotive key needs, specializing in wireless keys, immobilizer transponder keys, and remote fobs. With our expertise and cutting-edge technology, we provide seamless solutions for key replacements, programming, and repair, ensuring that you stay connected to your vehicle with ease and convenience.
Garage Doors & Gates 4 Less

Garage Doors & Gates 4 Less

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
28+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Courtesy A. says, "Garage doors & gates do great work, are professional, courteous, and on time. In addition, they are very knowledgeable on many different styles, finishes, and technology needed to build beautiful and functional gates and doors. I highly recommend it." Read more
Magic Locksmith

Magic Locksmith

New on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Magic Locksmith have been servicing since 2005 providing great services, fast service and professional help. Magic Locksmith Care’s about your security to secure your place either commercial or residential. We love to give you the best fast service for your needs.
GH Builders / Constructionowl.com

GH Builders / Constructionowl.com

5.0Exceptional(15)
19+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Paige W. says, "Guy and his workers were professional, hard working, on-time, always answered my questions, worked with my budget to do a bathroom remodel- I can't say enough about this company! I would work with them again in a heartbeat and will be hiring them for any extra construction needs in the future. I would highly recommend Guy and his company Construction Owl!" Read more
Bradley Lock  And Key

Bradley Lock And Key

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
I provide lockout and car keys all models.lost key situations or broken keys,duplicate.rekey locks.keys with chip,or remote Home,auto,commercial.
LockJuggler's Locksmithing

LockJuggler's Locksmithing

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Providing competitively-priced services (residential/commercial/automotive), with exemplary customer service! Being able to enlighten & educate my clients on lock science/function, and security measures they should take to ensure their safety, and retention of their personal property.
American Asset Protection

American Asset Protection

New on HomeGuide
32+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
AAP is a Full Service Emergency Residential & Commercial Locksmith On Call 24 Hours. Local San Fernando Valley Locksmith Provides Auto, Home & Business Service. Fast Response.
Lightning Locks

Lightning Locks

New on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Sales and service of all lock hardware ... $19 flat rates for re-key, repair, open ... Los Angeles and Valley service calls ... Re-key locks like new ... New locks always on site ... Appointments made every day!

Your Locksmiths questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does a locksmith cost near me?

A locksmith costs $60 to $120 to unlock a car or open a house door, $50 to $180 to rekey house and car locks, and $80 to $200 to change locks or install a house deadbolt. Locksmiths charge a minimum call-out fee of $30 to $85, or $100 to $250 for after-hours service.

What services does a locksmith or keysmith provide?

Locksmiths provide 24-hour emergency service for residential and commercial problems. Locksmiths can:

  • Unlock a house or car
  • Rekey a home or car
  • Change locks on a house
  • Make a car key without the original
  • Duplicate keys
  • Program a key fob, remote, or transponder key
  • Program dealer chip keys
  • Install a deadbolt or high-security lock
  • Keyless entry and master key systems
  • Open a safe or office cabinet
  • Replace an ignition cylinder
  • Home and office security systems
  • Specialized commercial locks
  • Open or rekey a garage door
  • Extract broken keys in cars and homes
  • Open or rekey a sliding glass door
  • Push-button locks

How long does it take for a locksmith to come?

Locksmiths take 10 to 30 minutes to show up. After arriving, locksmiths take another 5 to 45 minutes to unlock or rekey the average door.

Do locksmiths need proof of address or ownership?

Locksmiths must legally check an ID document, driver's license, or insurance card to verify the home address or car's VIN before their permitted to unlock a house or car.

Do you tip a locksmith?

Locksmiths do not expect a tip. However, if the locksmith shows up during emergency hours or spends more time than expected, a $5 to $20 tip is appreciated.

How do I find the best locksmith near me?

Start by searching our list of locksmiths in your area, then compare reviews and costs. After finding and contacting potential keysmiths:

  • If you are not in an emergency, get at least three free estimates to compare.
  • Call your roadside assistance or insurance company for a pre-approved list of locksmiths.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Select companies that are licensed, insured, and certified.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Not all states require locksmiths to have a license. Certified locksmiths with the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) will have a license.
  • Avoid making payments upfront. Pay after the work is completed.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the best residential locksmith in your area.

What questions to ask local locksmiths before hiring?

When hiring a locksmith in your area, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • How many similar projects have you completed?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Do you specialize in specific services?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers?
  • Do you offer 24/7 emergency services?
  • Are there any potential complications you foresee with this project?
  • How long will the job take?
  • Do you offer a warranty or guarantee?
  • How much do you charge?
  • What payment options do you accept?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Reviews for Los Angeles locksmiths

Recent success stories from people in the Los Angeles area.
Karl Z.
Changed out locks and handles with new hardware. Looks great and happy with the new color. Thank you so much
LA City Locksmith
Williams M.
Great price and great service! Thanks so much for your help and expertise. I'll be sure to tell my friends to call you guys!
Garage Doors & Gates 4 Less
Kelly E.
guy's team is fantastic! guy was very fair and communicative. he did a nice job handling all of the difficulties that come with contracting a residential renovation. i certainly hope to work with guy and co again. note: i will require them to budget an onsite supervisor in the future, to minimize the type of errors that happen on every project, but can be minimized and immediately remedied with consistent supervision.
GH Builders / Constructionowl.com
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