When might I need locksmith services?
The most typical reason is when you’re locked out of an office, vehicle, or your home. The second popular reason our customers call us if to make care keys, remotes, keyfobs if lost or simply in need of a duplicate. Customers also call us to get into their safes when they lose keys or forget the combinations.
Which locksmith services do you offer to your clients?
Because Mike Locksmith is a professional company that offers an entire range of services, we do it all. That means office/vehicle/home lockouts, re-keying of any and all locks, key duplication any time and anywhere, emergency/panic doors, master key systems, window locks, transponders, fobs, smart locks, garages, gates, ignition systems, and more.
Does Mike Locksmith provide 24-hour locksmith services?
Of course. Year-round, we offer 24-hour service for emergencies and non-emergencies. And we always respond quickly.
Are you a licensed, bonded, and insured locksmith?
Yes. We meet or exceed CO state requirements for all of our technician training, insurance, and bonding. We also background-check all our employees for your peace of mind.
Do you charge a minimum service call fee?
Yes. We charge a $29 service call charge, not including any labor or materials for the actual job. Note that if you cancel or don’t need us after we arrive or are on our way, the service call fee will be charged.
Can I schedule an appointment in advance?
Of course. We’re happy to book in advance for your convenience. Plus, we can travel to you or you can come to our location, however you prefer.
Can I book a locksmith online?
Yes, you can simply fill out a short reservation request at or website.
Is the work guaranteed?
Every job we do comes with an iron-clad guarantee, better than any in the industry. Just let us know if you are not satisfied with our work and we’ll do what’s needed to make things right. Workmanship is guaranteed for a full 6 months on every job. Hardware guarantees are tied to the manufacturer of the equipment but typically run for a full yer.
How long does an emergency locksmith to arrive at my location?
That depends on travel distance, of course. We do get on the road as soon as you call us, obey all posted speed limits, and arrive promptly no matter the time of day or night.
Do you charge a service fee to come to our house or office and look at all our keys?
Just to come and take a look we would charge a small fee. However, most people who ask us to do so also hire us for some kind of locksmith work, in which case we discount the fee from your total bill.
What kind of payments do you accept?
We accept the following forms of payment: including cash, credit cards, business checks, and bank transfers.
What is your service area?
We cover Westminster, Arvada, Denver and all surrounding areas.
What is lock re-keying?
It means changing the key that a lock will accept. You keep your same lock but now use a different key to open it.
Can a broken lock be fixed or should it be replaced?
That depends whether it’s beyond repair or not. If it can be fixed, you should weigh the cost or replacement vs repair. Often, it costs less to install a brand new lock than to fix an old one.
How long does it take to install a new lock?
It usually only takes us about 20 minutes to do an install for most office or residential locks. Some high-tech, larger locks take a little longer. Our team has experience with all brands, makes, and models of locks.
What door locks are the most secure for my home?
That depends how much security you want and the kinds of doors you have. For example, the most secure doors are usually electronic locks, are keyless, and include deadbolts.
Is it possible to obtain new keys for a padlock?
You can but it usually costs more than it’s worth. It almost always makes more sense to cut off the old lock and install a brand new one.
Can any lock be picked?
Most older locks can be picked. However, newer electronic, keyless locks can’t be picked. To get into them, technicians use specialized, high-tech equipment.
Can I use the same key for all of my locks?
Yes, that’s what Master Key systems are all about. You use a single key to get into multiple locks. Anyone without the “master” key will have to use a unique key on each of the locks. For residential purposes, you can simply re-key the locks and create a master key system.
Is it really possible to open a door with just the swipe of a credit card?
Of course. In most offices and motels, keyless entry systems are becoming the standard way to equip doors. Many homes have them as well.
I am locked out of my apartment. Can you help me get in?
Yes, we can definitely help you regain access to your apartment. Specifically with apartments, some property owners have specific guidelines regarding the types of locks they allow, so if the lock needs to be damaged in order to gain entry, we might not have the exact same lock on hand and can return at a later date to replace the damaged lock.
Do you install keyless entrance systems?
We can replace, repair, or install any kind of keyless entry system on the market.
I locked myself out of my car. What should I do?
Call us as soon as possible. We’ll arrive promptly and get you back into your vehicle and on your way. We always advise people to find a safe area to wait for us until we arrive.
What is a master key?
Master keys can open every lock in their system, but only a holder of the master key has this power. Others need to use a unique key on each lock in the system. You’ve probably seen office managers, security guards, and maintenance workers with master keys.
Do you work on electronic lock systems?
Of course, our technicians can handle every type, brand, and style of electric lock and electric locking system.
Should I change all the locks when I move into a new home?
We suggest you do, even if your realtor disagrees. Even in new homes, you have no way of knowing who has keys. So, why not opt for the most secure method and change all the locks when you move in. If you want something less complex, you can get the locks re-keyed, which means you’ll not need to fully replace them but will be able to use a new, unique key to open them.
Should I change the locks if I lose my keys?
It’s up to you, but many people do so for the purpose of security. The fact is that you just don’t know who could find your lost keys and try to rob your home or damage it. If there’s even a small chance that the person who finds your keys knows who you are or where you live, it’s wise to change your locks as a precaution.
Can you install a smart lock?
We work with all models and makes of smart locks, whether you need removal, repair, or installation.
Which models of vehicles can you make keys and fobs for?
We work with remotes, fobs, and keys for all vehicle models. Call us for a quote because there are some price differences based on make, model, and age of the vehicle. We always beat dealer prices and can travel to your location in under an hour. That way, you don’t have to tow your car to the dealership, pay more, and wait hours and hours for assistance.
I need to change all the locks in my office building. Can you do it?
We can. Our professional team members can change locks, re-key them, deal with master key systems, and handle any locking system on commercial office buildings.
What if I can’t verify that the car/house/office is mine or I should be in there?
We’ll not be able to help you unless you have ID or authorization from the owner of the office/home/vehicle. This is a standard locksmith industry practice controlled by state laws.
Do I need to change my locks or just have my existing locks re-keyed?
It depends on several factors that are specific to each job. You should know that “changing” means replacing the entire lock mechanism. Re-keying simply means changing the cylinder so the lock can be opened with a different key. Usually, you’ll want re-keying done rather than changing the locks.
Can you bill my insurance company?
You pay Mike Locksmith directly and then you can apply for reimbursement from your insurance company if they cover the expense.
What information do you need when I call?
We’ll need your name, address, proof that you are the owner of the home/office/vehicle, a number where we can contact you, and will need to know how quickly you need assistance.
Will my lock still work after you open it?
Of course. Picking does not damage a lock when it’s done by a professional. However, if the lock needs to be drilled because it is damaged, then you’ll need to replace it.
Are you a bonded and insured locksmith?
Our company is licensed, insured, and bonded according to the requirements of Colorado.
Can any lock be picked?
No. Many of today’s commercial and residential locks are high-security units that cannot be picked.
What is key cutting?
The making of duplicate keys with a cutting machine that typically traces the profile of an existing key.
How long does it take?
The actually cutting process takes about a minute per key
Where can I get a key cut in Arvada?
If you want the best services possible at a competitive price, Mike Locksmith is your only option. You can come to our retail location or request service from one of our mobile units.
Can I Replace a Car Key Without Having the Original?
Yes. As long as the locksmith knows what kind of key you need, they should be able to make the right key.