Are you looking to make new keys for your lock? 4 Got Keys of Wilmington is here to help. We’re a locally owned locksmith company with years of experience. Our locksmiths can help you make duplicate keys or create a new set if you’ve lost the original one. Here are three ways we can make keys for your lock:
1. Cut Key to Code
Lock and key manufacturers often provide unique characters (code) for each key and lock. The code defines how the key is fashioned. This is all we need to cut your new keys. Most manufacturers stamp the key code onto the original key, inside the lock case, or in the lock manual. Some high-security locks come with key-code cards.
We can contact the lock manufacturer if you can’t find the key codes anywhere in your home. Cutting a key using its codes requires a code cutter and an appropriate key blank. The code cutter will generate a key with the exact dimensions as the original.
2. Impression of the Lock
Some keys don’t come with a code stamped anywhere, and we might not be able to reach the original manufacturer. In such cases, we’ll create an impression of the lock. Our locksmiths are experts at making impressions and can file down a blank to produce a functional key for your lock. The process begins by inserting an appropriate blank into the lock and turning it to bind the pins.
We’ll then pull, tap, and wiggle to form necessary markings on the blank key. The markings specify areas that need filing to produce the required key. Impressioning involves inserting, marking, and filling the blank key several times without disassembling or decoding the lock. The method requires experienced locksmiths with years of practice and fine-tuning.
3. Disassemble the Lock
Some locks are impossible to impress and don’t feature key codes. For such systems, the locksmith will disassemble the lock and reverse engineer the pins. 4 Got Keys of Wilmington can disassemble your lock without damaging the internal mechanism. The process starts with picking the lock to open and uninstalling it from the door.
We’ll then disassemble the lock and examine the unique configuration of the pins and lock cylinder. We have experts who know how to tear down locks using delicate, non-destructive methods. Our goal is to disassemble, take direct measurements of the pins, put the lock back together, and create a working key. We’ll make sure the lock cylinder is aligned correctly.
Trustworthy Locksmith Services in Fayetteville
Have you lost your keys, need duplicates, or have an emergency that requires prompt lock picking? Consider calling an experienced local locksmith. Working with a reputable company can help you navigate any issues with your locks and keys. We recommend sticking to licensed, insured professionals with quality service guarantees.
At 4 Got Keys of Wilmington, we offer a full suite of residential, commercial, automotive, and emergency services. We can create keys for your lock, install new locks, repair damaged locks and provide emergency services. Our company serves Wilmington, Fayetteville, and surrounding areas and is available 24/7.