A-1 Lock and Safe are locksmiths in Durham, NC and Chapel Hill, NC. We offer car, residential, and commercial locksmith services. We also sell new and used safes. We are locally and family owned, and we would appreciate nothing more than being your first choice for your locksmith and safe needs.

We have all lost something important at one time or another in our lives. Unfortunately, sometimes that means that we lose our keys. And sometimes, it even means that our keys have been stolen from us.

So, what should you do if you lose your keys? What about if they’re stolen?

If you lose your keys, locate either a spare key you have hidden previously or contact a friend or family member who has a spare key to come let you in. If you don’t have a hidden spare key or someone to provide one for you, contact your local locksmith for help. Don’t attempt to break into your home or car yourself, because you will end up doing more harm than good.

If you are unable to locate your lost keys, it is probably a good idea to go ahead and replace your locks as a safety precaution.

If your keys are stolen, then we strongly advise you to have all of your locks replaced, especially if your wallet and identification are stolen along with your keys. This is an open invitation for burglars to come to your home and easily enter it to get whatever they want.

If your keys are lost or stolen and you need to replace your locks, you can contact your insurance company to see if this cost is covered; it is an expense that is covered by many home insurance plans.

For all of your locksmith needs in Durham, NC and Chapel Hill, NC, contact us at A-1 Lock and Safe.