Locksmith Services in Austin, TX
Texas Premier Locksmith provides a full line of locksmith services to meet all of your auto, residential, and commercial needs. We are proud to have developed a reputation as one of the top locksmiths across Texas, including the greater Austin area. We have licensed and experienced technicians on call for emergency service.
Austin Lead Tech
Jesse is an accomplished master locksmith who will pick any lock. He loves the outdoors and riding his bike in the beautiful Austin trails. While cheering for the Dallas Cowboys in public, he secretly roots for the Houston Texans. Jesse started working for Texas Premier Locksmith in 2013.
Contact Our Austin Location:
Texas Premier Locksmith
Tel : (512) 893-5811
Hours of Operations:
7am to 10pm, Monday - Saturday
Payment Types Accepted
- Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
- Invoicing (commercial accounts)
About Our Locksmith Services in Austin, TX
When most consumers think of residential locksmiths, they probably assume that the majority of the work that they perform is resolving lock-outs and duplicating keys. The reality, however, is that residential locksmiths provide a wide variety of home security solutions. They can install new locks, re-key, change out, or repair old locks, and even help residents open their home safes in the event that they are unable to access them.
Even if a home is protected by an advanced security system, it’s still a good idea to provide extra security for valuables in the form of a safe. Residential safes are available in a variety of sizes and can be locked and opened via a wide variety of means. Ask a locksmith for help deciding on the right safe.
Commercial property owners have a wide variety of unique security concerns, including building and fire codes, ADA standards, access control, and complex commercial locking systems. Property owners who want to provide a safe and secure environment for their workers, customers and any wares stored on their properties may want to set up a security consultation with a commercial locksmith. This will allow them to come up with a detailed security plan, which may include upgrading to high-tech keyless locks and advanced access control systems.
Often commercial property owners need to allow access to certain employees or certain parts of their buildings while restricting access to others. The most convenient way to do this is by installing an advanced access control system, which will most commonly utilize cards or keypads and a multi-level master key system. This allows property owners and managers to access the entire building while restricting employee access to only certain parts of the building.
Commercial safes are often more complex than residential safes as well, which makes it essential that those who are responsible for keeping valuables safe contact a commercial locksmith in the event that they need to purchase new safes or access existing ones without a key. Commercial safes are usually fireproof and offer extra levels of security, and there are many models available so it’s a good idea to speak with a security consultant in order to determine the right type of safe for any unique application.
While conventional locks, deadbolts, and keyless entry systems provide a sufficient level of security for many situations, some property owners feel more comfortable knowing that their buildings are being offered with extra levels of security. Modern locksmiths can install security camera systems and intercoms as well as mechanical and electronic locks. Those interested in learning more about these more advanced security measures will want to schedule a consultation with a security specialist in order to determine what kind of system will be best suited to meet their properties’ unique needs.
Modern automotive keys are far more complex than those of years past. They often feature keyless locking and ignition mechanisms and are, as a result, more difficult to duplicate. Thankfully, modern locksmiths have been updating their services to reflect the complexity of contemporary automotive keys.
Of course, automotive locksmiths can make basic key replacements, provide lockout services, and replace car door locks. However, they can also change the batteries in more technologically-advanced key fobs, program modern car keys, and can make repairs to ignition switches. This allows them to offer far more comprehensive help to drivers.
While emergency locksmiths tend to charge more for their services, there are plenty of circumstances under which drivers or residents will require immediate assistance. Emergency locksmiths allow those who have been locked out of their homes, cars, or businesses or have lost their keys entirely to access these spaces when they need to instead of waiting until normal business hours. Most locksmiths will only offer basic services such as re-keying and lock changing and installation for commercial and residential properties and car key replacement, lock repair, and ignition switch repair for vehicles.
Some things, like scheduling security consultations and purchasing new safes, should always wait until normal business hours. As a general rule of thumb, property owners and drivers should only call an emergency locksmith if they require immediate access to a vehicle or property or need to have locks repaired or replaced in order to keep their properties safe.
Licensed & Insured Locksmiths
Whether you have just moved into a new home and need new locks installed or you desire to have a higher level of security at your office, Texas Premier Locksmith is here to get the job done perfectly. Contact us today for the absolute best locksmith service available.
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Locksmith Services FAQ
How much does it cost to call out a locksmith?
There is a $30 service call fee for one of our technicians to drive out to any location in Austin or the surrounding area.
Can a locksmith get into my house?
Is it cheaper to replace locks or rekey?
With very few exceptions, it’s almost always cheaper to rekey locks rather than replace them. If you’re replacing a lock, you’re paying for the entire mechanism. On the other hand, if you’re rekeying a lock, all you need to pay for are the key pins and the time required to change them out.
How long does it take for a locksmith to open a door?
That depends on the lock in question—some locks take seconds to open, while others can take up to an hour. Most locks take about 10 minutes for an experienced locksmith to open.
How long does it take for a locksmith to rekey a lock?
It takes about 10 to 15 minutes for a locksmith to rekey a single lock.
Can locksmiths unlock deadbolts?
Yes, locksmiths can unlock deadbolts; if you need a deadbolt unlocked in Austin, give us a call!
How much does a locksmith cost to unlock a house door?
The cost to unlock a house door depends on the amount of time needed, but the price usually ranges between $60 to $90.
What do I do if I locked myself out of my house?
You might get lucky and find that there’s an open window you can climb in through, in which case there’s no need to call a locksmith! If you’re a renter, your landlord or on-site property management team can help you get into your home. You may also have luck using a credit card to open your door. If all else fails, call Texas Premier Locksmith and we’ll dispatch one of our technicians ASAP.
How much is a locksmith to open a safe?
We charge a $30 service fee to open a safe in Austin, plus additional labor fees if needed. We can provide you with an estimate prior to sending a locksmith to your location so you know what to expect.
Is it better to rekey or change locks?
Unless you’re unhappy with the appearance of your locks or want to upgrade to a more secure type of lock, it’s usually better to simply rekey your locks instead of replacing them altogether, as rekeying is much more affordable.
Should you change locks if you lose keys?
You don’t need to change your locks if you lose your keys, but you should rekey them. There’s no way of knowing if your keys were simply dropped somewhere or if they were stolen with the intent to break into your home. For your safety, call Texas Premier Locksmith right away and we will have a technician come out and rekey the locks on your home.