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Locksmith Overland Park KS

Looking for "a locksmith near me"? Fast locksmith in Overland Park KS. Also serving Olathe KS, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Merriam, Mission, and Gardner.

Locksmith there in 15 - 20 minutes if locked out.
Fast same-day service to rekey the locks of home and business doors.

List of Services:

  • Locked Keys in Car
  • Locked Out of House
  • Rekey Residential Locks
  • Rekey Commercial Locks

That's a complete list. Anything not listed there is not on offer, else I couldn't stay "express".

Locked Out

Get a fast mobile 'emergency' locksmith at your location in 15-20 minutes when you're locked out of your home or car.

Total Price on the Phone (and Why It Matters)

Some people worry (and should, whenever hiring any mobile service) the price might change. My costs are a definite flat rate: the service fee and labor cost combined into a total price, that is stated plainly on the phone.

cheap locksmith in overland park

The 2017 national average cost to unlock a car was $74. The market's rate is +/- fifteen dollars of that. So at $60, Express is a 'cheap' locksmith. And, as an insured and highly skilled locksmith service at your own location, it is not possible to get a better deal.

Rekeying versus Changing Locks

Same-day service available to rekey the locks of home and business doors.

When moving into a new home or office space, it's important to rekey the locks. That way you have new keys and are the only one with keys to your new house or business. You get new keys and old keys will no longer work.

rekey locks

Sometimes people ask to "change the locks" because they think a lock change is necessary to get new keys. But there is no need to change out all doorknobs and deadbolts if they work fine.

Express can rekey the doors before nightfall so you can rest easy that the home or business is secure tonight.

Keep in mind, rekeying does not involve any repairs or replacing the lock -- you keep the locks and get new keys. So rekeying is the right choice only if the locks are in good working order.

Locksmith vs. Home Depot. Who's cheaper?

Be careful not to shoot your foot trying to "save money".

Caller asks: "I want new keys for my doors, how much will that cost?"

I ask: "How many locks in total?"

They say: "Three".

I ask: "Is that doors or locks?"

Then I explain the difference. About 4 in 5 persons count their doors and tell me that number. (People naturally tend to think in terms of doors, not locks.) Then when the caller understands they need to count each lock, it dawns on them: It's SIX locks! A doorknob and a deadbolt in each door.

Ironically, many folk are ok with rekeying 1-3 locks because the cost is smaller. At about 4 locks, some folk start thinking "Maybe I should just buy new locks and do it myself". But the more locks, the more cost-effective a locksmith gets.
At 4 locks, the cost is nearly the same either way. And, beyond that, 5 or more locks, you begin to lose time and money to do it yourself.

Let's compare! It's The Locksmtith vs. Home Depot!

A. Lowes or Home Depot:

Locks are $30-$35 individually, $50-$55 if you buy a deadbolt/doorknob set. (I recommend Schlage locks because over-cheap locks don't "save money" or make the home more secure). So, if you can buy them in sets, with tax it's about $180 for 6 locks. Then there's the work... Not a problem for some DIY folk but often there's carpentry work of making the bolt or latch match up with the strike-plate.

B. Locksmith:

$50 service fee + $20 per lock. For 6 locks that's $170 total. I do all the work, and all locks work smoothly when done.

I argue it's more cost-effective hiring the locksmith if it's over 3 locks. Still hire me though if you don't want the trouble, it's not always so easy as one might think.

Buy locks if the old ones are junk. But if they function well (and aren't an overly cheap brand), then they should last decades.

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