Frequently Asked Questions to Locksmith
Kensington Locksmith Co. has piled up a list of questions that will help you save time and money, and understand what type of locksmith service is right for you.
If your keys are lost or stolen, it is always recommended not to take chances using your spare key set, and instead prevent potential security breach by contacting your local locksmith. We usually do not need to change the locks themselves, we simply rekey your current locks and provide you with a set of new keys. Old keys will no longer work.
Yes – you can never be sure who has access to your new home: contractor, neighbour, real estate agent, relatives of previous owners, cleaning services – the list may go on. Again, rather than taking chances and putting your home security at risk, we recommend to rekey all locks once you move in.
Yes, at Kensington Locksmith Co., we provide free estimates for commercial and residential projects.
Our response time to lockouts within service area is usually 15-30 minutes.
A professional locksmith has the equipment, set of skills and experience to help you resolve any security and access related issues quickly and efficiently. A reputable and trusted locksmith company has a strict code of ethics and business conduct that protects the security of your home and place of business.
You should never try to apply excessive force to turn the key. This will likely lead to key breaking off in your lock. In most cases, professional locksmith can help solve the problem without damaging your lock and key.
Lock rekeying means to change the configuration of the pins (tumblers) inside the lock cylinder, so that the lock works only with a new set of keys. This is a cost-efficient way to prevent unauthorized entry. It is recommended to rekey locks when moving to a new house or when the tenant moves out.
You don’t really need to make an appointment, but if you want to be certain that we arrive at a specific date and time, we ask to call us at least one day in advance.
Yes, we can install keyless entry systems to your home or business. Call us for more information to determine what type of keyless lock system is right for you.
Yes! Our mobile locksmith technician will come to your location and unlock the car. We usually arrive in 10-30 minutes within our service area.
Yes, but only if all of the locks have the same keyway or are made by the same manufacturer.
If the key broke inside of your lock, or the key is stuck, give us a call. Our locksmith technician to remove the stuck key and make sure your lock works fine.
A locksmith’s license is required to operate a locksmith company or shop in the state of Maryland. In order to get a license, an applicant must submit to a mandatory criminal history background check through the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
We accept all major credit cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay and other NFC payments, as well as cash and checks.
Yes, lock picking or opening a vehicle door not damage the lock or vehicle. Unless, if the lock is damaged or needs to be drilled. In this case the lock will need to be replaced.