Can a Locksmith Make a Key without the Original?

When it comes to your home security, having the right keys is essential. But, what happens if you lose one of them? Is it possible for a locksmith to make you a new key without the original? Let’s take a look at how Unlock Indy LLC can help in this situation.

Can a Locksmith Make a Key Without the Original?

How Does a Locksmith Make Keys without the Original?

When it comes to making a key without the original, there are actually two different approaches that we use. The first is known as “key cutting by code.” This involves entering the code of your lock into a computer and then using specialized software to create an exact copy of your key. This method requires you to have all of the information necessary to enter into the computer, such as the manufacturer and model number. Therefore, it’s not always possible to use this approach.

The second approach is known as “key impressioning,” which involves taking an impression of your lock and then cutting a new key from that impression. This approach does not require any special software or codes. All that’s needed is an experienced locksmith who can take an accurate impression and cut you a new key from scratch. Furthermore, the “key impressioning” works on almost any type of lock, even those without codes or other identifying information.

What Are Your Other Options?

If neither of these options feels right for you, the other option is to have your exterior doors rekeyed. Rekeying involves taking the lock apart and rearranging the key pins so that the old key doesn’t work. From there, we can create new keys with the new combination. Additionally, you can choose to have new locks installed on your exterior doors altogether. Unlock Indy LLC can even install new deadbolts for added security and peace of mind.

Do You Need New Keys?

Whether you need a new house key or a new car key, Unlock Indy LLC can do it all! Our locksmiths are knowledgeable and ready to serve you 24/7. We can even get you back into that locked safe you forgot the combination to. So, if you live in Indianapolis, IN, or the surrounding suburbs, give us a call at (317) 590-2842.

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