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Alamo Key & Lock has been making keys for over 35 years. Mobile and emergency service for Houston TX

NEED KEYS MADE NEAR YOU?

Alamo Key & Lock goes where you need us. We can make new keys, replace old ones, or extract a stuck key

Alamo Key & Lock understands that key services are essential for Houston homeowners. For over 35 years we’ve offered rekeying, key cutting, key replacement, and a variety of other services to solve our community’s home security concerns.

  • Fully licensed and insured locksmith in the State of Texas. License #B17986
  • Over 35 years in business in Houston and surrounding areas such as Cypress, Kay, Humble, and more.
  • Fully-stocked locksmith trucks for rekeying, duplicating, and extracting keys. Precision equipment to produce long-lasting key sets. Key extraction methods to ensure your lock does not get damaged.

Pro Tip: Look for the branding and license number on your mobile locksmith’s vehicle. This is one indicator that the locksmith is for real. You can never be too careful these days!

  • We work with all kinds of locks and keys, including doors, garage doors, filing cabinets, windows, safes and more.
  • Friendly, reliable service and same day response guaranteed.
  • We will always look for the most inexpensive option for you when doing key extractions and other kinds of key and lock replacement or installation.

Alamo Key & Lock operates in nearly every neighborhood and surrounding city of Houston, Texas. So if you need keys made near you in a hurry, call us! Our locksmiths can be at your door in 15 to 30 minutes (45 minutes at the latest during Houston rush hour times).

The cities list at the bottom of this page shows all the areas where we operate. Scroll to the bottom or click here to read through it.

REKEYING AND KEY CUTTING

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Alamo Key & Lock rekeys all types of cylinders. The three main kinds of tumbler cylinder locks we rekey are 5pin, 6pin, and 7pin. We also rekey IC locks.

Professional Warning

If you don’t use a licensed professional locksmith, whoever re-cuts your key may use less cuts! Instead of getting a 6cut key, you only get 2 cuts for example. The less cuts a key has the easier it is for a thief to pick the lock that it goes into. Many fake locksmiths try to get their job done faster and simpler by skipping on key cuts. This tactic puts you in great risk, because then any key can open your lock!

High Security Keys
If you want our Houston locksmiths to recut a high security key, you must provide proof that it is your key. You can usually get proof with the merchant who sold you the key.

Remember our locksmiths offer mobile service – so if you need keys made near you, they will be there.

KEY REPLACEMENT

Lost your house keys? If you cant find your house keys and believe they were stolen from you, don’t panic. Alamo Key & Lock will change the locks the same day and have new keys made near you. Our locksmiths can change the entire locks in your house same day. Our trucks are fully stocked with locks and tools to install new locks and have keys made near you, too.

In our experience, when a key is stolen, the entire chain is stolen with it. The thieves will usually come in the morning when the home owner has gone to work, not at night. Because they move quickly, we usually recommend all the locks of the house are changed out immediately.

KEY DUPLICATION SERVICES

Alamo Key & Lock locksmiths have key making equipment on our stocked vans, so we will always come to you and have keys made near you. No matter where you are in Houston.

COMMON RESIDENTIAL KEY DUPLICATION

The most basic residential lock in Houston — and the United States for that matter — is the Kwik Set lock and the Schlage 5pin lock. If you don’t know what a pin is in a tumbler lock, this might be a good time to learn more about them!

We can duplicate both 5pin cut keys and 6pin cut keys. We always recommend to customers to use 6 cut keys. Why? Because a 6 cut lock is more difficult to bump / pick. In other words, it’s slightly more secure. Our owner once lived in an apartment where in one year, 16 apartments were broken into simply from picking the locks! In fact, here’s a video of an amateur picking a 5 pin lock in 5 minutes! Does this really make you feel safe?

COMMERCIAL KEY DUPLICATION

For commercial customers, their needs are usually either one of two keys: either for a Schlage Primus or IC (interchangeable core) lock. These commercial keys will say do not duplicate on them. We stand by that guideline! The only way for us to duplicate a key that says do not duplicate is if you can show proof that you are allowed to copy the key. For example, Medico has provided you with a registration slip that shows ownership and permission.

MORE KEY DUPLICATION REQUESTS

We do get other kinds of requests to duplicate keys. These keys include padlocks, mailboxes, filing cabinets, lock boxes and more. If you have a specialty key, we likely can duplicate it as well and have new specialty keys made near you. Call us and we will order it for you!

Once the specialty key arrives, have a new key made near you with our mobile locksmith service.

COMMON PROBLEMS WITH KEYS?

Key services are varied but we’ve noticed they often come in similar scenarios. Here are a few that you may find yourself experiencing:

  • You’ve recently bought a house and need to rekey all of the locks.

Important Tip: If you have recently bought a house, be sure that you do rekey all the important locks! Otherwise the previous tenants can still get in. In fact, anyone who had a copy of the key could get in and give that key to others. Contractors, brokers – anyone who could previously enter the house. We always recommend new homeowners rekey their locks right away. Yes, it’s good for our business. But it’s better for you – burglary repair can cost an arm and a leg. Have a new key made near you for fast and convenient service.

  • You need an extra set of specialty, hard-to-find keys such as a skeleton or heart key.
  • You’re key is stuck in a lock, padlock, or ignition. It’s jammed and you can’t get it out. This happens especially for exterior doors that face dust and rust, and that are used often. New keys made near you are extremely convenient because the operator can extract the old key and make you a new one.
  • The key has actually broken in the lock. Even if you have a spare, it doesn’t do you any good because you can’t extract the key from the lock. Getting the key out by yourself can risk damaging the lock, and you need new keys made near you even if you are able to remove the old keys.
  • You’ve lost a set of keys to a lock and need to have those keys replaced.

DIFFERENT KINDS OF KEYS

Here’s a full list of the kinds of keys that we can make or copy. Our locksmiths have equipment that can have keys made near you in minutes. We often keep many kinds keys in stock, so if you don’t see your key listed here – don’t worry! This list is just a sample of what we carry.

Ask us about your particular key situation and we can very likely help you.

  • Standard House keys for cylinder locks. These are the kind that you see on most standard interior and exterior doors.
    Keys for mortice and Rim locks
  • Furniture keys like cabinet locks, drawer and dresser locks, and more.
  • Keys for doors, windows, and gates.
  • Specialty high-security keys like patented or restricted keys
  • Other specialty keys such as abloy keys, double and four-sided keys and various antique keys like heart or skeleton keys.
  • Transponder keys – Check our automotive section for more info on vehicle keys.

Any of these different kinds of keys can be made, copied, extracted, changed, and replaced. Need keys made near you? Check out our service areas below to see all of the different locations where Alamo Key & Lock operates.

Testimonials

  • As a real estate broker I often need a Houston locksmith to get a door of a property open to show a prospective buyer. I have worked with Alamo Key and Lock for a long time. Absentee homeowners often lose keys or tenants change locks to prevent the home form being shown. Alamo Key and Lock will always respond and get the door opened and a new key made. I also use them to change locks on foreclosures and evictions to prevent re-entry by the former occupants. I have been very satisfied with the service over the years.

    Charlotte Everson
  • They were the best and most prompt locksmiths I have experienced.

    Lly Gomez
  • I accidentally locked my car after putting my daughter in the child's seat in the back seat. It was a hot day also and I began to panic. A stranger called Alamo Key and Lock for me along with the police. I was surprised that the Houston Locksmith arrived at almost the same time as the police. The locksmith got the door opened and my daughter was fine. The policeman said if the locksmith did not come right away he would have had no choice but to break the window because seconds count. I owe a big thanks to Alamo Key and Lock for responding to my emergency so quickly.

    Catherine Vaughn
  • Thank you Alamo key &lock and Francisco for opening my car total life savers. Flat rate scam free, I before I called them I called another place that wanted my car make and model, year, color and would give me a rate once they got there. I recommend them took less than minute to open it.

    Cindy Marron
  • I am SO impressed with Ron and his Team (Uve and Francisco) at Alamo Key & Lock! We needed six areas at the hospital secured, and they promptly installed the keypad locks and came up with a great price for us. Thank you! And the technicians were professional, friendly and always smiling. Bravo! We will definitely call on you again

    Sean H
  • Francisco was quick and opened my lock professionally. 10/10

    Scott Girdwood
  • I locked my keys inside my car. I called Alamo Key & Lock, and they sent a technician out promptly (arrived in about 20 minutes). Their tech, Jonathan, was courteous, skilled, and quick. They charge a fair price.

    Peter Vu
  • When I was locked out of my car after work I found Alamo Key and Lock on Google and called them. The Houston locksmith showed up in fifteen minutes and opened my door. The price was very reasonable but enough to make me more careful in the future. Very good service.

    Chad Smith
  • I locked my keys in my car with my dog in the vehicle… Alamo locksmith got there super fast. He even called other locksmiths nearby to see if they could get there faster. WOW. Thank you so much, Ron!

    Julia Teekell McCoy
  • Alamo is the best! Francisco arrived earlier than the quoted time and was courteous and helpful. It was a raimt day so that was awesome. Highly recommend!!!

    Marcus Allen
  • Very nice and professional young man came out. I completely gave up after two tow truck drivers came to try and get my keys out before him, but he was persistent and tried every which way possible. He could've easily said it would be more to make a key, but he tried and tried until he got it open. I am very grateful because not only did I not have to make a key, but he got my keys out really quick. Thank you guys!!!

    Lilly Vazquez
  • Francisco lock personnel was OUTSTANDING...lock was SUPER DIFFICULT OPENING...AND FRANCISCO NEVER QUIT AND NEVER GAVE UP...I had already givung up HOPE AND BOUT TO BREAK WINDOW AND GET IN...But Francusco never QUIT and Finally got lock open....THANG THE LORD

    Malik Lyle
  • Within 2 weeks, I’ve locked my keys in the car twice. Francisco came both times and was very understanding. I felt so embarrassed that this happened to me again. Thank you Alamo for having great customer service!!

    Elizabeth Rivera
  • Ron is absolutely amazing. Alamo key and lock will always service my business and personal locksmith needs. The service is always prompt and the work is done effectively and efficiently Do yourself a favor...call them ?

    Shontell
  • Very good service When I been on vacation I locked my keys in the car Ron answer the phone & say he will be there 10-15 min He comes in 12 min very fast service & also affordable price Very recommended!!!

    SOS LOCKSMITH
  • Fantastic service and quality of work. Ron and his crew are not only professional, they are good people as well. I’ve used Alamo at work and home. After some not-so-successful attempts at finding a locksmith, I’m glad I found these guys!

    A.G. Stockstill
  • Ron was very nice. They arrived very quick and they are affordable. I will definitely use them when I have an emergency.

    Jasmine Brown
  • Excellent service was very prompt and ready to unlock. Great customer service and caring of vehicle damage. Will recommend to anyone

    Derrick Harris
  • They showed up quickly, and got the job done right! I’ll definitely be using them again in the future.
    Kristyn Morrow
  • Fast, friendly, on-time service. And he did a good job.
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  • They are really wonderful. Everyone should call for their service asap. I have never met people like this before in my life. I appreciate your kind gesture.

    Sabina Takyi
  • Awesome service was at my location under 5 min. With quick service. Definitely will use this company again when locking my keys in the car...

    Rachel Valentine
  • alamo key and lock saved my day ! super fast and affordable service thank you ron
    Helen Johnson
  • Alamo Key & Lock rekeyed my front door. I called and they were able to came the same evening. We did have problems with the new lock. I called Alamo and they came back out and repaired it. Now the lock is working perfectly! Thank you Francisco for the great follow through.

    B W
  • Great service! My door handle lock broke and I was unable to turn the handle. They sent a technician right away and he was very helpful and professional.

    Alyce Payne
  • It's happened to us all. Keys locked in the car.. Prompt service with excellent customer service. Call these guys if you're ever in a bind!

    Caroline Carrillo
  • Ron was easy to access, very responsive, and prompt. He was even able to come out during the weekend and was very reasonably priced. I also appreciated how patient and insightful Ron was about discussing my home lock/security needs.

    Sangeeta Ballal
  • He was great and service was excellent
    channie jourdon
  • Jonathan came to do my car door unlock with in mins after my call.he didn’t take even 5 min to unlock my car door.this best service and recommended to every one
    Srinivasarao Bolineni
  • Fast great and reliable service. Quick pay process as well. Highly recommend Ron!

    Andrew Czobor
  • Arrived promptly, great service and awesome price!
    Marissa Mancha
  • Ron for Alamo locksmith responded fast didn't have to wait ....fixed within 20min best locksmith service in Houston by far I highly recommend to anybody

    Dusty Mcdonald
  • Super fast Ron was great Quick and handy An all around great guy And an awesome tech.

    Tariesha Lee
  • Very friendly, reasonable price and great service.
    Brenden Slack
  • Thank you! Fast, easy and fair price.

    Mario 12
  • Great service fast in and out :

    Zaki Aboelnaga
  • The service was absolutely quick and painless. I would recommend them to everyone

    Kendra W
  • The tech came in no time..

    Jermarian Green
  • The service was quick and efficient.
    Millicent Dallas
  • Customer service was excellent, very friendly, fast service

    Lee Polk
  • I loved it! Got my keys! The guy was hot too lol! Bouns! ? Thanx!
    Katrina Howard
  • Very fast n great service from Ron ?

    Rosa M
  • He was prompt and hard worker, made me some keys. Thanks

    Heidi Coody
  • COOL dude he was fast and kept me updated threw the whole thing and great prices

    Nick Pariah
  • Quick, friendly service from Ron this morning! Thank you Alamo Key & Lock!

    Michelle Robinson
  • Great service! My door handle lock broke and I was unable to turn the handle. They sent a technician right away and he was very helpful and professional.

    Alyce Payne
  • Ron was Very quick , and great communication!
    SaBreah Gibbs
  • Ron is absolutely amazing. Alamo key and lock will always service my business and personal locksmith needs. The service is always prompt and the work is done effectively and efficiently Do yourself a favor...call them ?

    Shontell
  • On time and quick service! The price I was quoted was the price I paid

    Jackie Smith
  • Awesome job got here quick and did the job quick as well
    celica contreras
  • Quick, kind and efficient. Francisco is the best!!

    Phillip Pryor
  • Juan is the MAN! Definitely a God sent ! When locked out call Alamo Key and Lock!

    Shan S
  • Awesome and quick process by Ron! And overly reasonable flat rate!

    TayJ Da_Prodigy
  • Ron for Alamo locksmith responded fast didn't have to wait ....fixed within 20min best locksmith service in Houston by far I highly recommend to anybody

    Dusty Mcdonald
  • My husband lost a car key to a Nissan Altima I called Alamo long story short they couldn't fix it unfortunately but, I receive FULL refund. Thank You Alamo!

    Sarahi Rodríguez
  • Very quick and efficient service!

    Brasswerks houston
  • Great service

    Bardo Ruiz
  • Great fast service
    talha qureshi
  • Technician arrived when he said he would, was friendly and up front throughout the entire process. Will use again

    Christopher Jacquet
  • Francisco was great! He came in professional worked fast to rekey my door and was gone in a flash.

    Melaney Herron
  • Fast service

    Martin Mora
  • I’m a truck driver from N.C locked my keys inside my 18 wheeler, i called alamo key and lock and ron showed up really fast and save my day! My hero 🙂 thank you so much!

    Yusniel Corredera Rodríguez
  • Did an excellent job replacing an old lock with a new schlage connect

    Rodrigo Landivar

Call Now: 713-688-3887

Alamo Key & Lock is Always Near You in Houston TX

Call Now: 713-688-3887