Express Lock Service Means Fast Service
Lockouts, rekeying. Locksmith there in 15 - 20 minutes if locked out. Fast same-day service to rekey home and business doors.
Full List of Services:
- Car Lockout Service.
- Home Lockout Service.
- Rekey Home Doors.
- Rekey Business Doors.
I specialize in lockout service and rekeying. That way things stay an "express lock service". Meaning, fast. You can get a 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 the price might change. My costs are a definite flat rate (the service fee and labor cost combined into one unchangeable total).
Some persons locked out of their car wonder: "It takes a locksmith a few minutes so why's it so expensive?" But it's just $10... if you can remember to lock the car in front of a locksmith shop. Otherwise you're not buying an open door so much as a drive there and back, and that's a sizable chunk of company time. The 2017 national average cost for a car lockout was $74. The market's going rate is $60-$90. Any price at the low-end of that is in fact cheap. And by an insured and highly skilled locksmith, it's not possible to get a better deal.
The key to getting a reasonable price is 1) know the market's rates and 2) get the total cost on the phone.
When moving into a new home or office space, rekey the door's locks. That way you have new keys and are the only one with keys to your new house or business. All old keys will no longer work.
Sometimes people ask to "change the locks". But often what they mean is "I need new keys for my locks". There is no need for changing out all doorknobs and deadbolts if they work fine. The re-key service is cheaper than replacing all the hardware.
Express can rekey the doors before nightfall so you can rest easy the home or business is secure tonight. It's my specialty: doing the work sooner rather than later, and doing it exceptionally well.
Locksmith vs. Lowes. Who's cheaper?
Be careful not to shoot your own 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. (It's because of how we say "lock the door" and "unlock the door" so we 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.
Holy cow! the price is going up even before the locksmith has arrived! Now they want to find another, cheaper solution because the number of their locks are muliplying.
It's "Big Number Syndrome"... Ironically, many folk are ok with rekeying 1-3 locks because the cost is smaller. But the more locks, it seems like it's just getting more and more expensive. When what's happening is things are getting more cost-effective.
The more locks, the more cost-effective a locksmith gets.
At about 4 locks, some folk start thinking "Maybe I should just buy new locks and do it myself". When at 4 locks, the cost has become about the same either way. And, beyond that, 5 or more locks, you lose money to do it yourself. And have the work as well.
Let's compare! It's Lowes vs. The Locksmith!
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 $170 for 6 Schlage 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.
$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 though. But if they function well (and aren't an overly cheap brand), then they should last decades.
I'm an insured, skilled, professional locksmith in Overland Park. Serving all Johnson County: Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Merriam, Mission, Gardner. So if locked out or want locks rekeyed, call 913-599-0400