Top 10 Locksmiths in Signal Hill, CA

Porch Pro Headshot GoKey Locksmiths
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
(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"
"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"
Porch Pro Headshot Rolling Hills Lock & Key
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, 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 Community Lock & Safe Service Inc
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
(58)
COMPLETE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL SECURITY SOLUTIONS 5 FULLY EQUIPPED SERVICE TRUCKS 24 HOUR SERVICE LICENSED CONTRACTORS WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL LOCK REKEYING, REPAIR AND INSTALLATION COMMERCIAL LOCK MASTER KEYING PANIC HARDWARE REPAIR AND INSTALLATION DOOR CLOSERS ACCESS CONTROL...Read more about Community Lock & Safe Service Inc
COMPLETE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL SECURITY SOLUTIONS 5 FULLY EQUIPPED SERVICE TRUCKS 24 HOUR SERVICE LICENSED CONTRACTORS WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA RESIDENTIAL LOCK REKEYING, REPAIR AND INSTALLATION COMMERCIAL LOCK MASTER KEYING PANIC HARDWARE REPAIR AND INSTALLATION DOOR CLOSERS ACCESS CONTROL...Read more about Community Lock & Safe Service Inc
Porch Pro Headshot The Key's Maker Venice
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
(9)
"Great Lock Repair Service. I had trouble locking and unlocking my front door so I called this locksmith service and asked them for help. The technician arrived promptly and repaired the lock with precision The service was quick, effective and affordable. "
"Great Lock Repair Service. I had trouble locking and unlocking my front door so I called this locksmith service and asked them for help. The technician arrived promptly and repaired the lock with precision The service was quick, effective and affordable. "
Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Tustin
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
(8)
"This was actually an emergency lock change. I had to leave for a business trip the following day and noticed that the door wouldn't lock well. I couldn't leave the house like that. I rushed to call this locksmith company and they rushed to help me out. Quick and excellent service and amazing techni...Read more about Locksmith Tustin
"This was actually an emergency lock change. I had to leave for a business trip the following day and noticed that the door wouldn't lock well. I couldn't leave the house like that. I rushed to call this locksmith company and they rushed to help me out. Quick and excellent service and amazing techni...Read more about Locksmith Tustin
Porch Pro Headshot Wingert's Locksmith & Carpentry
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
(44)
Our specialty here at Wingert's Locksmithing is in Baldwin Hardware - repairs, sales & installations. We are continuously recommended by the Baldwin Hardware company for repairs and referrals
Our specialty here at Wingert's Locksmithing is in Baldwin Hardware - repairs, sales & installations. We are continuously recommended by the Baldwin Hardware company for repairs and referrals
Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Alhambra
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
(20)
Alhambra locksmith company offers lock replacement and lockout services. Best 24 hour emergency locksmith in Arizona. Professional staffs to serve you.
Alhambra locksmith company offers lock replacement and lockout services. Best 24 hour emergency locksmith in Arizona. Professional staffs to serve you.
Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith At Your Door
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
(9)
Locksmith at your Door is a 24/7 locksmith service that offers emergency, residential, commercial and auto services within Southern California. Our technicians are experienced, knowledgeable, and professional and can help you with any of your locksmith needs. We specialize in lock rekey, lock repl...Read more about Locksmith At Your Door
Locksmith at your Door is a 24/7 locksmith service that offers emergency, residential, commercial and auto services within Southern California. Our technicians are experienced, knowledgeable, and professional and can help you with any of your locksmith needs. We specialize in lock rekey, lock repl...Read more about Locksmith At Your Door
Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith San Gabriel
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
(25)
"The Perfect Solution I was getting totally stressed because of problems with my transponder key. I wanted an expert to help me with my problematic key and I am very pleased I found the company needs. They were able to properly diagnose my problem and gave the perfect solution to end my ordeal real...Read more about Locksmith San Gabriel
"The Perfect Solution I was getting totally stressed because of problems with my transponder key. I wanted an expert to help me with my problematic key and I am very pleased I found the company needs. They were able to properly diagnose my problem and gave the perfect solution to end my ordeal real...Read more about Locksmith San Gabriel
Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Gardena
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
(4)
"I have always been rather cloud-headed, and to be honest, this is not the first time I lost house keys. I called this 24 hour locksmith company and they moved really fast. They got to my home in about 70 minutes and changed the locks so that I could enter the house. Overall, there’s nothing I can c...Read more about Locksmith Gardena
"I have always been rather cloud-headed, and to be honest, this is not the first time I lost house keys. I called this 24 hour locksmith company and they moved really fast. They got to my home in about 70 minutes and changed the locks so that I could enter the house. Overall, there’s nothing I can c...Read more about Locksmith Gardena

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 Signal Hill Locksmiths

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Dependable Locksmith Company I’m truly grateful to these guys for replacing my broken lock so fast even though it was late at night. The new lock works perfectly. I’ll be relying on this local locksmith company in the future, if the need arises.

- Mitchell Ferraro
7057

When it comes to quality lock repair service, I only hire this trustworthy commercial lockout service. They work fast and their courteous technicians always arrive on time. I have not experienced any delays with them, making them absolutely the best offic...

- Doris Young
86826

Excellence in Every Way This company not only replaced my faulty transponder key but also did it faster than I’d hoped and for a good price. Excellent professional work!

- Clyde Brogdon
42544

I was looking for my car keys and my son told me that I had left them in the car. He made fun of me, but still helped me find a locksmith online. This company's site said they offer emergency services. I called and explained that I had left the car keys l...

14639

One of the technicians from this locksmith business came over to install a new lock for my home. I really liked that he came on time and although he didn't take long to finish his work, I watched him working with great attention. As I heard from other peo...

- Glenn Heath
32989

We were enjoying our first evening in our brand new house when realized that we hadn't changed the door locks. We actually hadn't done anything to improve security. Calling this locksmith company was our first priority the following day. The technician we...

77001

Your company did a great job when I had lost my house key. The locksmith opened the door quickly and rekeyed the lock. The replacement keys work fine. I want to thank you and to recommend your services to everyone.

- Jay Smith
9595

We had a security system put in our home in Fullerton, with video recording DVR, and everything was perfect! It happened quickly. The prices were competitive. And it works great, 2 years later now. Also, it helps that their employees were respectful of my...

- James Swanee
19288

We were in need of office lock repair. It wasn't the front door which worried us but one of the main offices (it had to remain locked). It wasn't very urgent but still we'd appreciate fast services. The truth is that this locksmith company sent a technici...

- Barry I. Smartt
26381

I phoned this locksmith company to change locks in my new home that were acquired from a previous owner. It was a pleasant experience working with the technical guys that the company sent over. Apart from proficient lock change, they were also generous en...

- Jane Coster
15891

The professionals of this company promised to be in my company for lock change at two and they were punctual. They said that they would suggest more security solutions for my company and they did. The best part is that they do everything with care. They r...

- Victor M. Dahl

Everything You Need to Know About Signal Hill Locksmiths

Can I browse unscreened Locksmiths in Signal Hill?

We do our best to screen all of our locksmiths. However, there are still some locksmith professionals in Signal Hill that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in Signal Hill or CA. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering locksmithing services:

  • Locksmith Glendale:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • R.A.L Locksmith:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Local Locksmith:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive

My Locksmithing Services project in Signal Hill is really small. How much should I expect to spend?

The lowest price we could find for locksmithing services work in Signal Hill is about $159.00. You should expect to pay at least this much depending on the scope of your project.

Locksmith work at this level can sometimes involve several steps or phases. Cost for every project will differ depending on the quality of Locksmith you hire, the type of materials required and the timeframe that you want to finish within.

What should I check for once my Locksmith in Signal Hill has finished working?

Every locksmithing services project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any locksmithing services company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with locksmithing services work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the locksmith to describe what they did. Whether your locksmithing services project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your locksmithing services project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the locksmith do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

All Locksmiths in Signal Hill, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Buena Park
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
(8)
"I was in despair! We had so many things thrown in the back seat of the car so I had to put my puppy in the trunk. When I got to the vet's, I couldn't open the trunk. I got anxious and the secretary at the shop called this locksmith company. The tech opened the locked car trunk in minutes. I couldn'...Read more about Locksmith Buena Park
"I was in despair! We had so many things thrown in the back seat of the car so I had to put my puppy in the trunk. When I got to the vet's, I couldn't open the trunk. I got anxious and the secretary at the shop called this locksmith company. The tech opened the locked car trunk in minutes. I couldn'...Read more about Locksmith Buena Park
Porch Pro Headshot The Flying Locksmiths - Orange County North
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
The Flying Locksmiths Inc, is an all-inclusive security provider. We encompass services ranging from antique locks and keys, all the way to card access systems, full door replacements, panic devices, door closers and fully integrated master key systems. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide i...Read more about The Flying Locksmiths - Orange County North
The Flying Locksmiths Inc, is an all-inclusive security provider. We encompass services ranging from antique locks and keys, all the way to card access systems, full door replacements, panic devices, door closers and fully integrated master key systems. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide i...Read more about The Flying Locksmiths - Orange County North
Porch Pro Headshot Jerome Master Locks
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
24/7 Locksmith Services in Anaheim, Ca If you are seeking a Locksmith company in Anaheim, Ca, you have arrived at the right place. We, in Jerome Master Locks, work with professional, efficient as well as honest staff which can provide you with the very best solution you could get. Our priority is de...Read more about Jerome Master Locks
24/7 Locksmith Services in Anaheim, Ca If you are seeking a Locksmith company in Anaheim, Ca, you have arrived at the right place. We, in Jerome Master Locks, work with professional, efficient as well as honest staff which can provide you with the very best solution you could get. Our priority is de...Read more about Jerome Master Locks
Porch Pro Headshot Advantage Locksmiths
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
When you do not have high-quality locks, a simple lock picking is surely an easy way to open it. Lock picking techniques is used by professional locksmiths to help us during locked outs, although there are some instances that the process is used crooks to harm us, It is very useful to have a lockpic...Read more about Advantage Locksmiths
When you do not have high-quality locks, a simple lock picking is surely an easy way to open it. Lock picking techniques is used by professional locksmiths to help us during locked outs, although there are some instances that the process is used crooks to harm us, It is very useful to have a lockpic...Read more about Advantage Locksmiths
Porch Pro Headshot Los Angeles Lock N Key
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
The core of our glowing reputation comes from our team of professionals. The main goal of our friendly, knowledgeable staff of technicians is making sure you are taken care of in the best way possible. Our locksmith experts go through rigorous training to ensure we can tackle any problem you may hav...Read more about Los Angeles Lock N Key
The core of our glowing reputation comes from our team of professionals. The main goal of our friendly, knowledgeable staff of technicians is making sure you are taken care of in the best way possible. Our locksmith experts go through rigorous training to ensure we can tackle any problem you may hav...Read more about Los Angeles Lock N Key
Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Angels
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, 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 Signal Hill, 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 Locksmith Anaheim
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
(4)
"We were having a family gathering on our backyard when one of the kids accidentally locked the house. We all panicked since there was food cooking on the stove. I quickly called this locksmith service company and informed them of our lockout emergency. They arrived on time and the contractor was ca...Read more about Locksmith Anaheim
"We were having a family gathering on our backyard when one of the kids accidentally locked the house. We all panicked since there was food cooking on the stove. I quickly called this locksmith service company and informed them of our lockout emergency. They arrived on time and the contractor was ca...Read more about Locksmith Anaheim
Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith South Pasadena
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
South Pasadena locksmith contractor handles car locks change and apartment lockout. Quality office locksmith assured in California.
South Pasadena locksmith contractor handles car locks change and apartment lockout. Quality office locksmith assured in California.
Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith San Marino
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
24 hour emergency locksmith in San Marino, California is knowledgeable in emergency car lockout and apartment lockout. Secured car locks change and car key made available.
24 hour emergency locksmith in San Marino, California is knowledgeable in emergency car lockout and apartment lockout. Secured car locks change and car key made available.
Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Service Hollywood
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, 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 Locksmith service Culver City
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
Culver City based Locksmith company provides excellent residential lock repair service. Can be found in California.
Culver City based Locksmith company provides excellent residential lock repair service. Can be found in California.
Porch Pro Headshot Long Beach Locksmith
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
In many different cases, people 've got received spectacular specifics eliminate suitably together with safes regarding well-being receptacles plus regarding whether or not the locks will get rotten away, oxidation or it could be neglect to function because of a few other sort of information.
In many different cases, people 've got received spectacular specifics eliminate suitably together with safes regarding well-being receptacles plus regarding whether or not the locks will get rotten away, oxidation or it could be neglect to function because of a few other sort of information.
Porch Pro Headshot Locksmith Orange
Locksmiths
Serves Signal Hill, California
(2)
Has reasonable prices in locksmith services such as emergency trunk opening and emergency lock rekey. Call this locksmith company that is operating in Orange, California for many years now.
Has reasonable prices in locksmith services such as emergency trunk opening and emergency lock rekey. Call this locksmith company that is operating in Orange, California for many years now.