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.

Among our automotive locksmith services, we offer 24-hour emergency service as well as key duplication and programming for your transponder keys.

So, what exactly are transponders? They are keys with a transmitter inside that emits signal for your car to detect when your key is in the ignition. Transponder keys are increasingly common in cars these days, and they help to prevent your car from being hot-wired and stolen.

Unfortunately, if you lose a transponder key, it is a little more complicated than losing a normal key. Because of this chip inside of the key, you can’t simply duplicate it like you would most keys.

If you have misplaced your transponder key, give us a call. We can get your car started without the key, and we can also create a new key for your car. Often times, we can do this at a cheaper rate than the dealerships.

We advise that you don’t try to fix this yourself, as you can end up doing more damage to your car than there was to begin with.

For all of your locksmith needs in Durham and Chapel Hill, NC, give us a calla t A-1 Lock and Safe, where we offer reliable and affordable service.