Frequently asked questions 

Below is a collection of frequently asked questions about locks and security that we at ¨Locksmith Unit¨ have compiled to help educate readers about our business and our industry.

What can a locksmith do for you? 

Locksmiths are trained professionals that provide a variety of services. Including installing, programming, cutting, rekeying, changing, and repairing electronic and mechanical products, such as locks, commercial and residential keys, keypads, car keys, safes, and hardware.

When is it recommended having my locks changed? 

Locks are very important for your security. Therefore, we always advise having locks changed when there has been a break-in, you have lost your keys, the lock doesn’t function properly with your key, or the lock is rusty or damaged.

What should I do if I lost my commercial or residential keys? Duplicate or lock change? 

Duplicate copies cannot be made without an original key or an already made copy of the original, therefore duplicates cannot be made. When the situation occurs where you lose your keys, we suggest having your locks changed, which will provide you with a new set of keys. It’s highly recommended that you have your locks changed by a professional as soon as possible after losing your keys for safety purposes.

How long does the process take for a locksmith to get me back into my house? 

Our professional locksmiths time frame is usually between 25 – 35 minutes from the time the technician is at your location. But times may vary depending on the type of lock.

Is it possible to get car key replacements the same day without an appointment? 

Yes, we offer an emergency service and we are prepared to any situation relating to car keys, ignitions, lockouts and more.

How long does it take to get a car key replacement? 

Depending on the vehicle, your average time to have a brand new car key in hand is between 45 minutes- 1 hour.

Can any type of lock be picked? 

Not all locks are pickable. Depending, the lock may be high-security, or the lock may be too damaged. Therefore, other methods would be used to get inside.

How long does it typically take to get me back in my car? 

Typically, a car lockout service ranges between 20-25 minutes from the time the technician is at your location.

What if I lost my car key and I don’t have a spare? 

Our professional technician can make you a brand key by ordering a new code that matches to your vehicle and then programming it so you are able to start the vehicle.

Do you service commercial locks? 

Yes, in fact, we have technicians specialized in working with commercial locks – Push bars, keypads, smart key, and much more. Our professionals are able to change, open, rekey, and repair commercial locks.

What form of payments do you accept? 

We accept American Express, Master Card, Visa Card, Discovery, and cash dollars.

Do you accept checks? 

No, we do not accept checks.

What areas do you service? 

We serve a 50 mile radius from Downtown Orlando, Fl