Can a Professional Locksmith make me a house key if I don’t have the original?

Of course, a skilled and experienced Locksmith can make a replacement key in case of emergency. As professional locksmiths, their foremost duty is to help a person by giving them their replacement key at the right time. An only licensed locksmith is allowed to duplicate keys without the original. So, next time if the original home, office, or vehicle key is missed, do not panic. Call professional locksmiths and get the replacement key, without the original

Is it really true that a professional locksmith can make a new key without the original?

Yes, Only Experienced locksmiths can create a new key even if you have lost the original. And this is possible due to the following reasons

  • Training   
    Professional locksmiths have undergone special training needed to make a new key even without the original. They will be experienced to make a new key for any type of lock system. Your local handyman will not be trained to do this job. He might even damage your locking system in the process. But professionally Skilled locksmiths know how to make a replacement without damaging the lock system even if the original is missing.
  • Expertise

    Professional locksmiths have the technical expertise needed to make a new key without the original. They have developed this skill with years of hands-on experience. Your local locksmith service may not have this kind of experience or expertise

  • License 
    Making a new key without the original is sometimes considered illegal. But not for professional locksmiths.
    Professional locksmiths have the license from ALOA – Association of Locksmiths of America. This license grants them permission from the government to handle such special tasks. 

  • Trust
    It is a big risk to make a replacement key like the original. There are high chances of this new key being duplicated in secret and used for theft. That is why customers cannot trust any random person other than Professional locksmiths. Since they have professional accreditation, their license will be revoked if they do not follow their terms and conditions. So there is no issue with them. Professional locksmiths can be blindly trusted for making keys without the original.

    How does a professional locksmith make a new key without the original?

    A professional locksmith has some special techniques to make a new key without the original. Here are some listed below.

    • Lock impression

    For this, the professional locksmith uses a key blank, a file, and some cutting instruments. First, he inserts the key blank into the lock and turns the cylinder pins. This process called binding allows the locksmith to know the portions of the key which need filling. These portions are filed and cut to make the new key.

    The locksmith does this binding process several times to make the lock impressions on the key blank. He has to insert and remove the key blank several times with precision. This process has to be done with extreme care to get the cuts perfectly. It needs skill and training to get it right and that is why we need a professional locksmith.

    • Dismantling the lock

    The professional locksmith videos this if the lock is too complex and he is not able to take its impressions. Then he dismantles the lock and redoes the pins of its cylinders. This process requires skill and experience as the slightest mistake can cause misalignment and damage the lock. If done right, the key blank can now be cut to the new lock’s pin specifications.

    • Cutting by code

    Nowadays, many lock manufacturers stamp a code on the lock and key. These codes are available on the lock’s user manual too. Using this code, the professional locksmith can identify the matching key’s cuts. He then uses a code cutter and a key blank to cut the new key.  This process needs the skill and acumen of a professional locksmith.

    Original key missing for your vehicle, home, or office?  No worries. Call a professional locksmith and get a new key made even without the original.  No stress, no risks. Only a new key within minutes, thanks to your professional locksmith.Call A-Access Lock & Key in Charlotte, NC today.