Q. Can a locksmith make a key without the original key?
A. If it’s a lost key a locksmith can make you a key without the original, as locksmiths can make keys to lock by hand. By using a blank and a file and the skills, they’ve developed over the years a locksmith can create a key from scratch without the need for an original key.
Q. What cities do you cover?
A. We pride ourselves on getting to our customers fast at these local cities: Carlsbad, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Vista, Escondido, Fallbrook, Poway, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point.
Q. Which keyless numerical lock do you recommend?
A. If you are a realtor or rent the property, we highly recommend a lock that doesn’t require you to take off the back of the lock to reprogram the code. Locks are changing all of the time, call us and we will review your needs and recommend a lock for you.
Q. Can I install a lock myself?
A. Sure, you can install it but there are lots of things you need to know…
Installing a lock is harder than you think. You need to make sure the depth of the door is the right thickness for the lock. Also, choosing the right lock is critical for your needs. If you are buying a numerical lock and plan on changing the code often, make sure you buy one that doesn’t need you to take off the back of the lock every time you change it. Also, make sure you have the right tools on hand to install if safely and correctly.
More questions? Email us roblucas2020-at-gmail.com
Q. Can you repair our safe?
A. We can repair safes the majority of the time. Our certified safe locksmiths can handle the opening of safes and security vaults. We can easily handle all types of safe repair and safe unlocking/opening when you lose or forget your safe combination. We can evaluate your safe to determine if it’s worth repairing including the cost of the parts and the damage to the safe.
Q. How do I know if my lock can be fixed or if I need a new lock?
A. We can assess the amount of damage on the lock and determine what is needed: a new lock vs rekeying the lock. We do our best to rekey the lock vs. install a new lock because it is less expensive.
Q. Are you able to open my door or trunk when I’m locked out?
A. We will not cause any damage, we are trained to utilize the safest methods and practices, without causing any damage to your vehicle.
Q. What are your business hours?
A. We work 24/7 and cover a large area. We also work with a dedicated team of technicians that are spread out all over California.
Q. What is a high-security lock?
A. High-security locks have restricted key access. The high-security lock keys are very hard to duplicate. They are the safest protection against potential burglaries.
Q. How can I tell if someone tried to break our locks?
A. First, take a close look at the lock and see if there are any scrapes or deep cuts near the edge of the lock.
Check out if your key turns. If it is turning different than normal, this could be an indicator the lock has been tampered. If your key doesn’t turn it’s a symptom of burglar tactics such as bumping and snapping. Also, check if your deadbolt has scratches.
Bumping uses an improvised key that fits within the target lock and then they hit it with a blunt object in order to force the tumblers to release.
Snapping involves the use of a hammer with any tool to snap or break the lock. We provide a FREE home safety inspection. Call us and we can evaluate your business or home. We offer 24/ 7 service
Q. What kind of automotive keys can you make?
A. AbbaLocksmith can help you with lost keys for any type of motor vehicle from a car, van, truck, or motorcycle. So if you need a spare car key cutting or your remote car key programming we can fix it for you.