Top 3 Locksmiths in Los Angeles, CA

Porch Pro Headshot A+ Security Lock & Key
A+ Security Lock & Key - Locksmith Los Angeles provide a wide range of residential locksmith solutions. We can repair all types of locks, doors, safes, and gates, or we can install them for you. Our expert residentual locksmiths can change out the locks on your doors or we can rekey them. This would...Read more about A+ Security Lock & Key
1501 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
424-288-4941
Porch Pro Headshot GoKey Locksmiths
(518)
"Great service. Prompt knowledgable. Fairly priced.Had a lot of option. Said they believed that their purpose was matching quality solution to my problem. More than just selling me an expensive lock. Totally recommend gokey"
1744 Gladys Ave, Long Beach, CA
310-756-4749
Porch Pro Headshot Home Pros Builders Inc
"We have used them for numerous interior and exterior projects. Simon is friendly, always meets the agreed upon schedule, and communicates quite well throughout the project. He is willing to entertain questions and to fully explain the best and most cost-effective way to achieve your goals. And if ...Read more about Home Pros Builders Inc
19720 Ventura Blvd Ste 106, Woodland Hills, CA
818-585-5653

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Porch Pro Headshot GoKey Locksmiths
Locksmiths
Serves Los Angeles, California
(373)
Rated One Of The Ten Best Locksmiths In Long Beach And Surrounding By Yelp.com. Honesty, Fairness, and Capability - The Keys To Locking In Value On Any Job We Do. Licensed and Insured. We cover all aspects of home and business security. Smart locks, commercial locks, specialty keys, key duplications...Read more about GoKey Locksmiths
Rated One Of The Ten Best Locksmiths In Long Beach And Surrounding By Yelp.com. Honesty, Fairness, and Capability - The Keys To Locking In Value On Any Job We Do. Licensed and Insured. We cover all aspects of home and business security. Smart locks, commercial locks, specialty keys, key duplications...Read more about GoKey Locksmiths
Porch Pro Headshot Freedom Locksmith
Locksmiths
Serves Los Angeles, California
(246)
"I called Nick from Freedom Locksmith and coordinated a lock installation service on my door. The old lock had a lot of wear and tear and simply outlived its functionality. Nick installed the new mechanism to my door and now it's functioning properly again."
"I called Nick from Freedom Locksmith and coordinated a lock installation service on my door. The old lock had a lot of wear and tear and simply outlived its functionality. Nick installed the new mechanism to my door and now it's functioning properly again."
Porch Pro Headshot Rolling Hills Lock & Key
Locksmiths
Serves Los Angeles, California
(187)
We are family owned local, licensed Locksmith company who's main goal is to provide security solutions for all types of lock and key situations ranging from lockouts, lock change, lock re-key and lost car key service. Serving Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Torrance and the surrounding areas.
We are family owned local, licensed Locksmith company who's main goal is to provide security solutions for all types of lock and key situations ranging from lockouts, lock change, lock re-key and lost car key service. Serving Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Torrance and the surrounding areas.
Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Alhambra
Locksmiths
Serves Los Angeles, California
(20)
"Thank you very much for the professional deadbolt installation service. I really wanted an upgrade, and I'm happy I called. The service was on time, quick, and fair-priced. Couldn't be happier with the service."
"Thank you very much for the professional deadbolt installation service. I really wanted an upgrade, and I'm happy I called. The service was on time, quick, and fair-priced. Couldn't be happier with the service."
Porch Pro Headshot The Key's Maker Venice
Locksmiths
Serves Los Angeles, California
(9)
"I recommend this locksmith company to everyone. I had an emergency at home. It was late and I couldn't lock the door. The person on the phone assured me that someone would help me fast and she was incredibly nice. The tech was very nice, too. He repaired the lock minutes later. He was friendly and ...Read more about The Key's Maker Venice
"I recommend this locksmith company to everyone. I had an emergency at home. It was late and I couldn't lock the door. The person on the phone assured me that someone would help me fast and she was incredibly nice. The tech was very nice, too. He repaired the lock minutes later. He was friendly and ...Read more about The Key's Maker Venice
Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith San Fernando
Locksmiths
Serves Los Angeles, California
(10)
"Whenever I need the assistance of a professional local locksmith, I call this local locksmith service. My boyfriend says they are fast and trustworthy. I tried them last year to remake my lost office keys, and I was so happy with their services that I recommended them to all my friends for all kind...Read more about Locksmith San Fernando
"Whenever I need the assistance of a professional local locksmith, I call this local locksmith service. My boyfriend says they are fast and trustworthy. I tried them last year to remake my lost office keys, and I was so happy with their services that I recommended them to all my friends for all kind...Read more about Locksmith San Fernando
Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Brentwood
Locksmiths
Serves Los Angeles, California
(5)
"There are times when we experience an auto lockout. This is why it is important to have a dependable yet professional locks company on speed dial so they can help you if you suddenly lose your car key. With this locksmith company, I am always satisfied with their services as they work fast and are ...Read more about Locksmith Brentwood
"There are times when we experience an auto lockout. This is why it is important to have a dependable yet professional locks company on speed dial so they can help you if you suddenly lose your car key. With this locksmith company, I am always satisfied with their services as they work fast and are ...Read more about Locksmith Brentwood

Frequently asked questions about locksmiths

Hiring a professional locksmith to change your locks is the best way to make sure your house is secure. Though some people attempt a DIY job, it can result in a poorly installed lock that doesn’t fit well. It can also result in a lock that doesn’t function properly or damage to the door frame due to unnecessary drilling or other errors.

Having a professional change your locks is beneficial for many reasons:

Your local locksmith will have specialized tools to get the job done, which you may not have on hand. For example, if your lock needs to be picked, they might use a rake, tension z-wrench, a hook, or even a half-diamond.

A locksmith employs trained techniques to ensure the lock is long-lasting and to prevent damage. They use skills like bumping to nudge out a pin tumbler lock or a drill to remove old locks and install a more heavy-duty system.

A professional locksmith can install a new deadbolt to increase the security of your home.

A locksmith can also rekey or replace your current lock system if necessary. They can repair broken locks, install high-security lock systems like deadbolts or touch pads, and get into a locked car, safe, or shed. If your locks need to be replaced or updated, your local locksmith can do that too.

In many cases, a rekey is a better idea than changing the locks. It’s just as efficient and is much more economical. Some locksmiths may try to convince you to get a whole new lock when it is just the internal lock system that needs to be changed.

When you speak to a local locksmith near you, ask them if it’s possible to rekey your existing lock first. It’s possible to have the lock rekeyed without having the original. That means if you lose the keys to your house or safe and don’t want to risk having the keys compromised, your locksmith can rekey your current lock to have a whole new fit.

The locksmith can get into your current lock by doing the following steps:

  • Use special tools to pick and shim the lock.
  • Remove the lock cylinder, pins, and tumblers.
  • Adjust the pins inside the lock, rendering the current set of keys useless.
  • Replace the locks with a different combination
  • Reinstall the lock.
  • Give you a new set of keys that will fit into the newly structured lock.

There are ways to tell if you’ve found a reliable locksmith. A locksmith company will likely have reviews and information on their website, while a private local locksmith may give an estimate specific to the job.

When you start making calls to find your new go-to locksmith, ask them about their experience, references, and credentials. If they’re upfront with you on the phone and willing to produce the paperwork you ask for, you’ve probably found a trustworthy locksmith.

Here are some more specific tips for finding a trustworthy local locksmith:

  • Research - Do an online search for “locksmiths near me” to see what your options are. Usually, the ones that come up first are the most popular, but they also charge more.
  • Examples of work - Check to see if they have examples of previous work done.
  • Reviews - Read what others have said about top-rated locksmiths.
  • BBB rating - Ask the locksmith for their business credentials and ratings to ensure they are up-to-date on their licensing.
  • Their estimate - While it’s fine if a quote is in the lower range of the average, if the estimate is much lower than estimates from other locksmiths, be aware there might be a reason for it.

It costs on average between $100 and $250 to change the locks on your home. The price of the lock varies depending on the style, manufacturer, and material. The cost of the new lock itself can range from $70 to $225 or more, and the labor will cost between $70 and $100 per hour.

The cost to rekey a lock is between $30 and $60 per lock, which will come to between $80 and $160 with labor. This is a great option that many people don’t consider, as it is less costly than changing the lock. In some cases this doesn't work, like if the existing lock is too old or if you want a new system, such as a bolt or keypad installed.

Common factors that will affect the cost to change locks:

The type of work that needs to be done. If your internal lock system needs to be swapped out, it won’t take as long as if the whole system is removed and replaced. If the lock is rusty or hard to get at, your costs will increase if additional tools are needed. Your local locksmith will include specific information about all this in the initial estimate but expect to pay an extra few dollars an hour.

High-security locks cost more. If you want to have a deadbolt installed, prepare for it to take longer as there are more intricate parts to the locking system.

Depending on where the locksmith is coming from, you may have to pay a trip fee of $50 to $100. This is why it’s a good idea to specifically search for a “local locksmith near me.” They may charge a flat rate within a radius or a rate per mile driven.

If the locksmith has to come late at night or on the weekend, there may be additional charges for after-hours services.

The national average people spend on a locksmith is about $150, with an average range of $85 to $250. The cost to hire a local locksmith depends on the job that needs to be done, how experienced the locksmith is, and how far they have to travel.

To hire a locksmith to get into your house, the basic rate will start at $65. The rate could go as high as $185 if there are other factors, such as a complicated lock, a far traveling distance, or an after-hours call. If you have to get your lock rekeyed or replaced, the cost will be higher than if you simply need to have the locksmith let you into your house because you forgot your keys.

Notably, the cost to get a locksmith to open a lock on your house is less expensive than having them open your car lock. You may get the locksmith to do more complex jobs such as replacing your door, making copies of your key, or installing a safe, which all have their own pricing for the job. Keep in mind locksmiths will often charge by the hour for basic, routine jobs but may charge more for complicated tasks or jobs that need special equipment or skills.

The type of lock will affect the cost to get into a house. Locks can range from simple turn systems to more complex, high-security systems. Older locks may require a special technique or tool. Some locks are difficult to access because of accumulated rust or a complicated design, like mortise, high-security, or locks with an interchangeable cylinder core lock design. Simple designs like bored cylinder or tubular chassis locks are straightforward to change and therefore cost less. Some more expensive designs are locks with sidebar pins, mortise style, or case locks.

If you lose the keys to your safe, or if someone has a key that you don’t want to access the safe, you can hire a local locksmith to open the safe and change its lock. They’ll do this by installing a new one or rekeying the existing one.

You’ll need a professional who specializes in opening safes. Not every locksmith offers safe-opening services. An experienced safe locksmith will probably cost more, but you know they can effectively open the safe.

If the safe at your home or office is remote and your locksmith needs to travel any significant distance for the job, you’ll have to pay extra. Sometimes locksmiths charge a flat rate for a given radius, and anything outside that radius is added on per mileage. Additional fees will be charged for emergency service after hours, such as on the weekend, late at night, or early in the evening. If immediate service isn’t needed, it’s wise to wait until the next business day to make the call to avoid these extra costs. This service would be helpful if you were locked out of your safe and needed to get in immediately.

A locksmith’s work ranges greatly, so if you have a simple job like a jammed lock, you don’t need someone specialized. If you’re installing a complicated lock system or need a car locksmith, you’ll likely have to pay more than a standard rate.

It’s a good idea to read the reviews and call around for some estimates before hiring any particular locksmith. Be sure to ask about all additional fees and costs upfront.

Recent reviews for Los Angeles Locksmiths

192993

Home Pros Builders did an amazing job in our front walkway. We compared and they provided the best price but even better their operation is impeccable. Simon run unbelievable smoothly and I would highly recommend you contact him when planning your pavin...

- Alesha Peterson
192412

This is the second time we have used Home Pros Builders Inc , Hodi was great on the quote,S Simon and his crew were at our house every day ,both were very polite and respectful. The job was amazing, we highly recommend them they did a primer coat and two ...

- Kelvin Perry
188697

Thanks Simon for the siding job that you did. Turned out perfectly fine and we are glad

- Juan Tristan
187471

Home Pros Builders built my dream vacation home backyard. Simon was very professional and knew what hes was doing. Simon designed our dream outdoor space and was very easy to coordinate with. I highly recommend using Home Pros Builders services. Thanks gu...

- Jackson Levy
188692

Simon was very articulate in his work and I really liked his craftsmanship. Very professional, better priced and definitely thumbs up!

- Cassie Lynne
188202

We recommend Home Pros Builders wholeheartedly and without reservation. We needed to replace the siding on our home. We met with several contractors who examined our home and gave us estimates which included various products and times for completion of th...

- Thomas Hum
192006

Simon was the guy who did my interior painting and the work done was good. Highly recommend Home Pros Builders Inc

- Sole Mertinez
187720

We had a tricky problem with removing an older second-story deck and replacing with a design that fit our backyard and the architecture of our home. Everything about our experience with Simon was honest, clear, and professional. Our resulting cedar deck i...

- Chandley Martin
192417

Simon was very polite and professional. He exceeded our expectations for our trex deck. He was very accommodating with the design of the railing and pays great attention to detail. Simon designed a custom wood railing with modern black aluminum to contras...

- Jaydin Jaron
187725

Simon in an experienced painter and he's got expert opinion on very many paints! I wasn't sure which pain and color to use for my new born bedroom but Simon came in handy and provided me with free consultation. I liked his craftsmanship!

- Tiffany Bridge
192994

Excellent work. Top-quality customer experience. For my exterior house painting job, they did excellent surface preparation, very smooth painting, thorough masking, and had good protection of the ground near the house. At the end of each day they left the...

- Jacob Jums
188200

We hired Home Pros Builders to stain and seal a custom cedar garage door for us as we were completing a driveway and front yard renovation for a client in Woodland Hills. Simon provided exceptional quality, service, and value. The door turned out beautifu...

- Antoine Boosthman

Everything You Need to Know About Los Angeles Locksmiths

What zip codes in Los Angeles have the best Locksmiths?

On average locksmiths work in Los Angeles costs about $159.00. Remember price isn't the only factor you should consider when determining the best professional or company for your job. Talk to them, ask them about their company, past work, and licenses. Below we've listed Los Angeles zip codes that have great selections of locksmiths:

Who should I hire if I need Locksmithing Services in Los Angeles?

Right now there are about 7650 companies in and around Los Angeles ready to help you with your locksmithing services project.

  • On average, locksmithing services projects in Los Angeles will cost you between $159.00 and $159.00. These costs are than the national average.

Below we've listed a few of the top Locksmiths on Porch:

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        What Los Angeles zip codes are served by Locksmiths?

        Los Angeles has 7650 total Locksmith companies that service multiple zip codes. We've put together a list of areas in and around Los Angeles with the most Locksmiths:

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                  Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith West Hollywood
                  Locksmiths
                  Serves Los Angeles, California
                  (10)
                  "I admit that I know nothing about locks or how to deal with related problems. So, in my struggle to get the key from the lock, I broke it. One nightmare lead to another and I was still locked out. I found this locksmith company (who said smartphones aren't useful) and asked help. The locksmith extr...Read more about Locksmith West Hollywood
                  "I admit that I know nothing about locks or how to deal with related problems. So, in my struggle to get the key from the lock, I broke it. One nightmare lead to another and I was still locked out. I found this locksmith company (who said smartphones aren't useful) and asked help. The locksmith extr...Read more about Locksmith West Hollywood
                  Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith La Canada Flintridge
                  Locksmiths
                  Serves Los Angeles, California
                  (10)
                  La Canada Flintridge locksmith contractor specializes in commercial lock rekey, apartment lockout and house lockout. Also does lock change service and lock rekey. California based residential locksmith.
                  La Canada Flintridge locksmith contractor specializes in commercial lock rekey, apartment lockout and house lockout. Also does lock change service and lock rekey. California based residential locksmith.
                  Porch Pro Headshot Mobile Locksmith Canoga Park
                  Locksmiths
                  Serves Los Angeles, California
                  (6)
                  "Excellent Lock Repair I can rate the lock repair service of this company as excellent. The locksmith worked meticulously and now our lock works super smoothly. The charged rate was more than affordable."
                  "Excellent Lock Repair I can rate the lock repair service of this company as excellent. The locksmith worked meticulously and now our lock works super smoothly. The charged rate was more than affordable."
                  Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Buena Park
                  Locksmiths
                  Serves Los Angeles, California
                  (8)
                  Mobile home locks, lost office keys and lost car key are examples of the services of this locksmith company. This locksmith company in Buena Park, California has reasonable offers.
                  Mobile home locks, lost office keys and lost car key are examples of the services of this locksmith company. This locksmith company in Buena Park, California has reasonable offers.
                  Porch Pro Headshot Locksmiths Los Angeles CA
                  Locksmiths
                  Serves Los Angeles, California
                  Looking for a reliable locksmith services provider who can help you out with all your lock troubles? We are the answer to all your prayers! All of our locksmith technicians are ready to handle all kinds of problems and find the best solutions for all types of your locksmith needs. Our locksmith comp...Read more about Locksmiths Los Angeles CA
                  Looking for a reliable locksmith services provider who can help you out with all your lock troubles? We are the answer to all your prayers! All of our locksmith technicians are ready to handle all kinds of problems and find the best solutions for all types of your locksmith needs. Our locksmith comp...Read more about Locksmiths Los Angeles CA
                  Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Angels
                  Locksmiths
                  Serves Los Angeles, California
                  Locksmith Angels providing MOBILE Locksmith service. CA License: LCO #6825. Licensed and Insured. We are your quick, Local locksmith for your lock and key needs- home, car or Business. With the best customer service guaranteed and the lowest prices around - you have found the right Locksmith for yo...Read more about Locksmith Angels
                  Locksmith Angels providing MOBILE Locksmith service. CA License: LCO #6825. Licensed and Insured. We are your quick, Local locksmith for your lock and key needs- home, car or Business. With the best customer service guaranteed and the lowest prices around - you have found the right Locksmith for yo...Read more about Locksmith Angels
                  Porch Pro Headshot Allstate Locksmith and Garage door
                  Locksmiths
                  Serves Los Angeles, California
                  We are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week for your convenience. Within minutes of your call one of our Licensed Locksmith will arrive at your home or business with all of the locks & equipment necessary to complete the service right away. Allstate Locksmith takes pride in hiring only the most profess...Read more about Allstate Locksmith and Garage door
                  We are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week for your convenience. Within minutes of your call one of our Licensed Locksmith will arrive at your home or business with all of the locks & equipment necessary to complete the service right away. Allstate Locksmith takes pride in hiring only the most profess...Read more about Allstate Locksmith and Garage door
                  Porch Pro Headshot McAllen Locksmith
                  Locksmiths
                  Serves Los Angeles, California
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                  "Mcallen Locksmith has saved from being locked out of my house so many times I have lost count! I have trouble remembering about my house keys, they have learned to remember me, they are very friendly and funny! Such positive moods all the time helping you not get stressed about the situation. They ...Read more about McAllen Locksmith
                  "Mcallen Locksmith has saved from being locked out of my house so many times I have lost count! I have trouble remembering about my house keys, they have learned to remember me, they are very friendly and funny! Such positive moods all the time helping you not get stressed about the situation. They ...Read more about McAllen Locksmith
                  Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Rowland Heights
                  Locksmiths
                  Serves Los Angeles, California
                  (6)
                  "Proven Service As a way of keeping our office secure, we change our locks every year as recommended by this local locksmith company. They were here yesterday for the lock replacement and as usual, they did the job efficiently and right on schedule. As we know they can provide high quality services...Read more about Locksmith Rowland Heights
                  "Proven Service As a way of keeping our office secure, we change our locks every year as recommended by this local locksmith company. They were here yesterday for the lock replacement and as usual, they did the job efficiently and right on schedule. As we know they can provide high quality services...Read more about Locksmith Rowland Heights
                  Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Van Nuys
                  Locksmiths
                  Serves Los Angeles, California
                  (5)
                  "I wouldn't think of calling technicians for home improvements since I am a handyman myself but when it comes to our door locks, I leave all problems to this locksmith company. First of all, these are serious matters. Second, I trust their service. We had called twice for lock repair and were fast, ...Read more about Locksmith Van Nuys
                  "I wouldn't think of calling technicians for home improvements since I am a handyman myself but when it comes to our door locks, I leave all problems to this locksmith company. First of all, these are serious matters. Second, I trust their service. We had called twice for lock repair and were fast, ...Read more about Locksmith Van Nuys
                  Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Service Hollywood
                  Locksmiths
                  Serves Los Angeles, California
                  Emergency mobile locksmith company in Hollywood, California offers emergency truck opening and ignition key replacement. Also fixes door locks and transponder key.
                  Emergency mobile locksmith company in Hollywood, California offers emergency truck opening and ignition key replacement. Also fixes door locks and transponder key.
                  Porch Pro Headshot AUTO LOCKOUT SERVICES
                  Locksmiths
                  Serves Los Angeles, California
                  Keeping the people we love is unquestionably one in our major goal. So as to keep ourselves harmless, we always make sure that our properties will always be guaranteed from the dangers. Because of the new inventions in locksmith industry over the years, securing our home now is not that complicated....Read more about AUTO LOCKOUT SERVICES
                  Keeping the people we love is unquestionably one in our major goal. So as to keep ourselves harmless, we always make sure that our properties will always be guaranteed from the dangers. Because of the new inventions in locksmith industry over the years, securing our home now is not that complicated....Read more about AUTO LOCKOUT SERVICES
                  Porch Pro Headshot 24/7 Emergency Locksmith Services in West Hollywood, CA
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                  Porch Pro Headshot Master Locks and Keys Los Angeles CA
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                  Serves Los Angeles, California