Ever been in a situation where you wish you had a duplicate key? Being locked out of your business, home, or car can be so frustrating! At A1 Lock and Safe, we copy all kinds of keys in the Chapel Hill and Durham areas.
Types of Keys that Can Be Duplicated
Luckily, there are lots of different kinds of keys that locksmiths can copy for you.
‘Do not duplicate’ Keys
These are keys with a ‘do not copy’ stamp on the key head. Although these stamps may stop you from wanting to get these keys copied, there are no laws that prohibit the cutting of keys with ‘do not copy’ stamps and so it is not illegal. These stamps are often recommendations and have no legal consequences. The next time you need a copy of a stamped key, contact a professional locksmith.
Now that we have mentioned what keys the locksmith cannot duplicate, we will be exploring the kinds that a locksmith can actually work on.
Whether you misplaced the keys to your house or want to secure the entrance to your property, you can get your door’s deadbolt key duplicated. Locksmiths can duplicate every kind of deadbolt and including the single cylinder, double cylinder, and even the lockable thumb turn. As a homeowner, you can get this to improve your door security, safeguard the building and your valuables.
Padlock keys are usually obtained to protect smaller items or properties like bicycles. A good locksmith will identify the type of padlock you have before starting the duplication process. It is however, important to note that some padlocks are irreplaceable.
Any type or model of mailbox key can be duplicated. Mailbox keys often get lost and so it is a relief to know that they are quite easy to duplicate. You should consider duplicating your mailbox keys if you share your mailbox with family or friends.
So don’t find yourself in a bind without a spare key! Contact us today to get started! A1 Lock and Safe can help you copy your keys. When you’re ready to do so from a professional, let us know. We want you to feel safe and worry free!