American Lock and Key: Your Affordable Key Maker

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From vehicles and homes to businesses and safes, keys hold the key (pun intended) to many aspects of your life. What happens if you need more than one key, or worse, lose a key? At American Lock and Key, we offer professional key duplication services for both modern and antique keys.

Fast, affordable, accurate. Those are standards we live by at American Lock and Key. Our locksmiths have a passion for customer service and a drive to outperform the competition by offering professional key making services at a price within your budget. We even specialize in antique keys! So, that old trunk, chest or vanity you scored while antiquing or as a hand-me-down? We can expertly create duplicate keys on your schedule.

Why Should I Use a Locksmith for Key Duplication?

When you think, "Where can I find a key maker near me?", it might be tempting to head to your local hardware or big box store. In the past decade, key duplication kiosks have even popped up as a convenient option for people on the go.

Unfortunately, there's a downside if you choose convenience over quality, such as:

  • Incorrectly cut keys
    The number one problem with trusting a big box store or kiosk for key duplication is that the key is cut incorrectly, which renders it useless.
  • Wrong key blank used
    If the incorrect blank is used to create a key, it won't open your lock.
  • Damage to lock mechanisms
    A poorly cut key can cause damage to internal locking mechanisms or get stuck and break off inside a lock, which will ultimately cost more to replace.
  • Unable to determine if the original key is worn
    Sometimes the problem isn't how a key is cut, but rather the condition of the original key. If the original key (master key) is very old it may have been worn down over time. Only a very experienced key maker with an eye for detail would be able to notice this nuance.
  • No warranty or insurance on the key duplicates
    If for any reason your key breaks or doesn't work, don't expect to seek repairs or replacements furnished by a big box store. You're simply out of luck.

The lesson here is this: If you need duplicate keys, make sure you work with a licensed, insured locksmith to get a perfectly cut key the first time.

Our Reputation Speaks for Itself

Talk to any one of our satisfied customers and you'll know instantly why we're premier key duplication service in Wheaton, IL. Our staff is committed to providing outstanding customer support, reliable service and quality craftsmanship. Our company is proud to say we've been verified by 1-800-Unlocks and we're active members of ALOA (Associated Locksmiths of America), the Greater Chicago Locksmith Association, and the Society of Professional Locksmiths.

American Lock and Key offers a full line of services for residential customer needs: Re-keys, Lock-outs, opening locks which have no keys and making keys for them, repairing locks which are still serviceable. American Lock and Key services both contemporary locks as well as antique locks used for home, cabinets, and other furniture items. American Lock and Key also serves customers wanting push-button and combination door and furniture locks for key-less convenience.

Talk to a Professional Key Maker Today

Known as the area's most trusted provider of duplicate keys, American Lock and Key in Wheaton, Illinois can take care of all your key duplication needs. Our office is open six days a week and conveniently located within the Wheaton community. If you have an emergency, our mobile unit offers 24 hour locksmith services so we're always available when you need us. Speak with a professional key maker now at (630) 784-7117 or contact us here.

Types of Keys We Can Cut

If you Google "key maker near me," American Lock & Key will be one of the very first listings you see. We have a high search ranking beacause we're a professional key maker with a reputation for quality service. Our highly trained technicians use state of the art key machines and we keep them calibrated and maintained for maximum accuracy so your duplicate keys work perfectly every time.

Whether your house key is cracking, split, or worn out, American Lock & Key is the local Wheaton, IL key maker you can trust. Wondering about the cost of house keys or where to get keys cut? Call us for more information.

Our key cutting expertise extends to the following key types:

  • Single sided keys
  • Double sided keys
  • Laser keys
  • Chip keys
  • Transponder keys
  • Vats keys
  • Bit & barrel keys
  • Skeleton keys
  • Safety deposit box keys
  • Flat steel keys
  • Designer keys
  • Custom keys
  • Motorcycle keys
  • Moped keys
  • Truck keys
  • Key fobs
  • Safe keys
  • Mailbox lock keys
  • Filing cabinet lock keys
  • Car door lock keys
  • Ignition keys
  • High-security lock keys
  • BiLock keys

Contact Us!

If you have a residential lock issue, a commercial key issue, an automotive key issue, or just need an extra key made, please consider us for your next project!

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