The Most Trusted 24 Hour Locksmith in Houston TX for every Key and Lock ServiceFor over 35 years, Alamo Key & Lock has provided friendly, reliable Locksmith Services in the Houston and Surrounding areas. From Residential, Commercial, Automotive and Emergency Locksmith services, Alamo Key and Lock is here to serve you better. SCHEDULE SERVICE NOW
Emergency Locksmith professionals are on-call 24 hours a day, every minute of the day in Houston, TX. Locked out of your house? Locked your key in your car? Need a lock changed? Call us now!
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NEED A Houston LOCKSMITH NEAR YOU
Houston Locksmith Alamo Key & Lock, licensed and insured lock and key guys for over 35 years
Alamo Key & Lock works to be the most trusted, reliable and friendly locksmith in Houston and surrounding cities including Katy, Humble, and Cypress.
Hence, all of our locksmiths have licenses, insurance, and a polite demeanor.
Indeed — Always Check for the locksmith B License number to ensure you’re hiring a professional! Because your safety is important, Alamo Key & Lock always has branded vans and locksmith uniforms. In addition, our locksmiths are professional technicians who have passed licensing exams and background check.
Because we believe that building relationships with customers is better for them and for us, we strive to be friendly and trustworthy.
In addition, in order to support our Houston community, our locksmiths in Houston are happy to offer a 20% discount to all veterans and senior citizens.
Alamo Key & Lock is a top of the line commercial locksmith. In fact, our commercial client roster includes locksmithing work for big name companies Ikea, Cash Advance, JC Penny, Lulu Lemon, and more.
Have a Houston lock and key emergency? Call (713) 688-3887. Alamo Key & Lock are emergency Houston locksmiths. No call centers, only real live locksmiths. Indeed our emergency response Houston locksmith can be at your door in 15 to 30 minutes. Furthermore, we guarantee that our technicians will send you a text ETA updates.
Houston Locksmith Service Areas
Whether you’re in Katy, or Spring, and from Pearland to Sugarland, Alamo Key & Lock is the Houston locksmith to use. And when you need an emergency locksmith, call Alamo Key & Lock. Trusted for over 35 years. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Furthermore, our Houston Locksmith offers many other services for three main kinds of customers – residential services, commercial services, and automotive services.
COMMON REASONS TO CALL A 24 HOUR LOCKSMITH
Why do Houstonians call an emergency locksmith? Although everyone’s case is slightly different, over the years we’ve found several common reasons people need a 24 hour, 7 days a week locksmith:
1. Because you lost the combination of a lock, safe or keypad.
For this reason our Houston locksmith fixes security safes, locks, and keypad combinations when a customer needs the combination reset or replaced. Although you don’t have to carry around a key with your combo lock, you do need to keep your combination safely stored.
2. Car Lock Out
Because you locked your car key in the vehicle, the key is stuck in the ignition, or the key breaks in half when trying to force the key into the lock or ignition. Although a quick fix, this can be very frustrating.
3. The auto ignition jams and locks up.
Indeed tempting to force a key out of a stuck ignition might break the car key inside the ignition cylinder. We’ve seen it before. That’s why we dont recommend anyone attempt to remove the jammed key yourself! Indeed, a locksmith has special extraction tools for the job.
4. Your door bolt is stiff
Plus, it’s hard to get the deadbolt or other kind of bolt to lock and unlock. In fact it may not need to be replaced at all. Why? Because sometimes stiff door belts just need lubricant. Plus, this often happens for frequently used front doors and exterior doors.
5. Your car key gets stuck in an exterior door.
Because exterior doors face the elements, they experience more rusting, dust buildup, and other subtle damage over time, more than interior doors. This can result in a number of problems with your door lock. In fact the number one problem we have seen is that a key gets stuck in the lock of an exterior door. Thus, trying to force the key to turn can jam it in further, break the key in half, or even further damage the cylinder of the lock.
But don’t panic! Our Houston locksmith responds 24 hours, 7 days a week to these and other kinds of key and lock emergencies. Our mobile truck is fully stocked with replacement keys, re-tooling and re-keying kits, and more. Call (713) 688-3887 now to speak with a professional Houston locksmith!
Furthermore — we promise you will not get a robot on the phone line!
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY KEY & LOCK ISSUE?
Please call our Houston area locksmiths if you have an emergency key and lock situation! Call (713) 688-3887!
Even though every instance is different, most customers suffer similar kinds of problems. Thus, here are 8 Common Key and Lock Emergencies are:
- Locked out of your car, house or business and need to get inside. Common causes are that perhaps you accidentally locked the key in the trunk or somewhere else in the vehicle; the key sticks in the door and won’t come out; the key breaks or stops working if it is a digital key.
- You’ve forgotten or lost the keypad combination to a safe or door lock.
- A gate or sliding door bolt or padlock breaks – either the bolt won’t slide into the bolt hole or the bolt sticks / jams in the bolt hole.
- You’ve been burglared and need immediate burglary repair for your damaged property.
- You’re locked out of your home and can’t get in without a locksmith picking the lock. Don’t worry, our locksmiths will never damage your locks. The technician will always try to pick the lock first, before applying a drill or another measure.
- You’re employees or customers are locked out of a business. A business lock out can be a nightmare. Just an hour outside of your business costs you money. Our emergency Houston locksmith will get you back inside, ideally without doing any damage to your doors.
- You’ve lost the combination or keycode to an important safe or gunsafe, and need the documents inside.
- You’ve lost the cabinet key, or a secure cabinet lock has broken and the documents inside are important to retrieve.
These are just some of the numerous causes we see everyday that require people to get help from a Houston locksmith nearby.
Watch out for Scam Locksmiths
Because many customers are in a desperate bind when they call a locksmith, some locksmiths take advantage of them. Firstly, they’ll arrive on the scene and raise rates. Secondly, they’ll drill a door lock before bumping and picking it. Because drilling a door lock breaks it, they get a replacement fee. Thirdly, they’ll use too few pins in the tumbler mechanism. Because it’s easier to use less pins, they get to work less but sacrifice your safety.
There are a few Pro-Tips you can try before you call us. In fact, we only offer these locksmith solutions because the solutions to so many emergencies are so simple, easy, and effective.
And if we can save our locksmith customers time and money, we believe we will benefit in the long run, and so will the cities like Houston, Humble, and Katy, where we operate.
PRO TIPS FROM A MASTER LOCKSMITH – TRY BEFORE YOU CALL!
Although a job must be done, a Houston locksmith should always educate customers about ways they can fix their door locks and key problems without paying too much.
In fact, we often hear from people who are leaving for work in the morning or getting home from work in the evening and gotten their key stuck in the front door lock; can’t turn the key; or the door jams.
how to fix a broken key in a lock?
Use Lubricant! Of course.
As obvious as this solution may seem, you may be surprised at how few people try this simple yet effective trick. Actually, just try WD-40 or another spray-on lubricant. But don’t use a household oil as it will get sticky and gum up with dust and debris. Although WD-40 is the obvious choice for spray-on lubricants, if you have time you can pick up a more penetrating lubricant such as CorrosionX which is anti-rust and seize.
PRO TIP #2
Certainly take preventative measures before the key and lock mechanisms break! For instance, beware the morning struggle you have with your front door. (Because a struggling door is slowly breaking over time). In addition, watch out for that thought that you really should make a spare / duplicate car key, but you don’t have the time or attention to do it now. In fact, if you attend to key issues when they are minor, you’ll save time, money, and a trip for a Houston locksmith!
For example, here’s a totally free way to prevent yourself from having to call out an expensive Houston locksmith to reset your keypad combination lock. Certainly treat your keypad combination locks as securely as you would any other password. Store the information in a safe or other secure place so that you will never lose it. Furthermore, you wouldn’t just write down your banking codes on a piece of paper or sticky note, would you?
Our residential locksmith near Houston and the surrounding cities can perform any security-safe, key, and lock task that you need done. In fact, our service list includes changing and replacing locks, key cutting, re-keying and duplication, helping you with a home lockout, fixing or replacing deadbolt locks; creating a master key system for your household; replacing broken or damaged peep holes; and repairing burglary damage.
Commercial Locksmith Services
Perhaps you’re experiencing an office lockout? Instead of waiting, call us immediately! Certainly our emergency locksmith can get you and your customers back inside your business.
Alamo Key & Lock works with small and large commercial businesses to guide their key and lock projects. Our Houston Locksmith creates access control systems so that businesses can decide who can and cannot enter their business and when;fix, replace, and sell new file cabinet locks and showcase locks and safes.
Our Houston Locksmith services include:
- installing panic and push bars
- high security lock repair and installation
- nstalling biometric locks
- keyless entry systems
- fixing and installing commercial garage locks
- working on every facet of a buzzer system and door closer locks
- fixing or installing digital door locks, window locks, and key fob systems for condo’s and other commercial set-ups.
Our commercial Houston locksmith has worked with big brand companies including Ikea and LuluLemon.
Automotive Locksmith Services
Alamo Key & Lock provides 24 hour, 7 day a week auto locksmith services. Need a car locksmith to get your key out of your car? No problem. Our locksmiths in Houston respond fast and can fix any car locking problem. An emergency car locksmith has lock picking equipment, key replacement tools, ignition extractors, and many brand key sets on hand.
The most common car lock problems our emergency locksmith sees are:
- The owner has lost the car keys.
- The key is stuck in the ignition and the emergency locksmith must do a key extraction.
- The key gets locked inside the car.
- The ignition quit working or jams / sticks.
- The car key loses its program and needs reprogramming.
Truly you have nothing to worry about! Our emergency technician will come to you and can make keys from scratch on site, reprogram a key in twenty to thirty minutes, and make or replace key fobs on site. An emergency car locksmith will get you back on the road in under an hour! Same day response guaranteed.
Call us now for mobile car Houston locksmith services: (713) 688-3887
GUNSAFES, SAFES, AND HIGH SECURITY SAFES
As all Houston locksmiths know, Texans love guns. Whether this applies to you or not, you may own a gun that needs safe and secure storing, out of the reach of children.
However, you might worry that your guns aren’t safe in your home, and that your children might find them. Indeed gun owners often face a challenge: they want their guns accessible quickly and easily in case of burglary, yet they don’t want anyone ELSE accessing their guns, especially if young children are around.
In addition, you might have found a safe in an inherited storage unit, or forgotten the combo to an old safe.
Fear not! Our Houston safe locksmiths fix, replace, and install gunsafes and storage solutions regularly for our customers.
In sum, Alamo Key & Lock understands this dilemma and will work the owner to come up with the best solution for the kind and location of the gunsafe. A Houston locksmith can crack any gunsafe you have, install a gunsafe wear you need it, and repair any broken safes.
Fingerprint scanner lock gunsafes
In addition, our Houston locksmith offers fingerprint-only gunsafes. As the name implies, only fingerprints can open these gunsafes. They often work as a great secure way to house your pistols and firearms near your bed or other place where you might want access to your gun, without a child being able to get to it.
Alamo Key & Lock devotes a huge portion of our time and attention to providing high quality service for our Houston safe and high-security safe customers. Indeed, selling, buying, repairing and cracking safes is a specialty trade. However, our safe specialist has been in the business for over 30 years. And because of our teams expertise, we can work on a huge range of safes. For that reasons our locksmith caters to our clients who need standard safes all the way to diamond safes. In addition, our Houston locksmith installs and repair floor and wall safes.
WATCH OUT FOR SCAMS! THE ROGUE LOCKSMITH SCAM
The NYTimes reported that rogue scamming locksmiths have quietly become an epidemic in America, among the fastest-growing sources of consumer complaints, according to the Consumer Federation of America. Indeed this is true in Texas too! Despite vigilance on the part of customers, scammers have taken advantage of many. But you can don’t have to be a victim. Indeed, when you learn what scamming locksmiths do to get one over on you, you’ll be ready for them.
Firstly, scamming locksmiths work by posting ridiculously cheap service call prices, such as $15 to $30, then arriving on site and charging hundreds of hidden fees. However, Don’t trust ridiculously cheap Houston locksmith fees! In fact, they really are too good to be true. Why? Because a professional locksmith has to make a living and industry standard service call fee is $49.
Watch out for a locksmith drilling your door lock before picking it!
Secondly, a professional, licensed locksmith will always troubleshoot a problem from the least expensive solution to the most expensive. For example, they will often pick a jammed door lock as the first step, since this method doesn’t damage the lock. Scamming locksmiths, however, will start by drilling your lock, or even using a crowbar on the door! This approach obviously damages cylinders and door frames, so that they can charge even more to replace the materials.
Thirdly, Licensed locksmiths have what any licensed professional might have — a license number. Alamo Key & Locks license number is #B17986. Check that any locksmith you use has this number, which is only given to those who receive licenses from the Department of Public Safety. The DPS considers Locksmiths Safety Professionals and regulate the profession as such.
In conclusion, hire a trusted Houston locksmith instead of worrying about the emergency locksmith you chose.
Alamo Key & Lock – serving Houston and surrounding areas for over 35 years. Call (713) 688-3887!
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