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American Locks & Keys
American Locks & Keys

American Locks & Keys

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Introduction: We are certified, bonded and insured locksmiths serving both San Diego North County and Riverside County. The company was started in 1986 in Vista, San Diego County of California when the founder recognized the need for a full-service locksmith in their community. Since then, American Locks & Keys has grown to become a highly respected and technically formidable business in and around the area it primarily serves. Our fully-equipped shop is located in Vista and we also have mobile service vans. Our professionals are trained on the latest locksmith technology to keep up with the fast moving trends. You will find our technicians to be professional and in easily identifiable uniforms and marked vehicles. At American Locks & Keys we are committed to providing our customers with fast, professional services at competitive rates. We invite you to visit or contact us anytime with questions or concerns about American Locks & Keys and the locksmith services we provide.

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Hired 103 times

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4 employees

35 years in business

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Cash, Credit card, Square cash app

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

75 reviews


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Florence T.

Lock Installation and Repair

Joe with American Locks and Keys did a great job on 4 separate house locks that I was having trouble with. In one case the lock was broken and Joe was able to advise me in advance on what parts would be needed (saving me a separate service call). During the service call, he was then able to replace the parts that were broken and made several other adjustments to prevent future problems. Adjustments and lubrication were needed in the other three cases. All in all, Joe was able to correct all my lock problems without requiring that I purchase new locks or keys, which saved me a significant amount of money. He also helped educate me on what was needed to prevent future problems and expense. Thanks Joe. I will definately call on you for any future lock issues I may have, and will recommend you to anyone needing a locksmith.
Apr 13, 2021
Jenny V.

Lock Installation and Repair

I would highly recommend American Locks & Keys. I requested installation of a keyless lock pad and, within the hour, a professional came to my house and got it done. Great service and professionalism and at a very reasonable price.
Feb 22, 2021
Villetta R.

Lock Installation and Repair

Joe and his brother worked on installing a new digital keypad and rekeying my 2 back doors. They did a great job, were very professional, friendly, and cleaned up any debris left. I highly recommend them.
Feb 1, 2021
Alejandra C.

Lock Installation and Repair

Joe was quick to respond and did a great job installing a new deadbolt on my old storage unit. He took extra steps to ensure functionality and durability of the deadbolt. I would recommend him to any of my friends and I would certainly hire him again if needed.
Dec 31, 2020
Eboni M.

Lock Installation and Repair

I needed new locks and keys for two of my doors. Joe was very prompt with communicating in setting up the appointment as well as educating me on the services they provide and what option was recommended for the job. David was the individual who completed the work. He showed up - was present no more than 45 minutes, and did a job well done with providing me with new lock and keys. Both displayed excellent customer service from start to finish and for it, I will be sure to call them again with any other lock and key projects I may have. Thanks again!
Dec 9, 2020

License Type: Locksmith - Company (CA)

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Joseph Kisaka


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    American locks and keys works hard to make sure the customer gets the best and honest prices possible.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We first listen to the customer's needs. We than give our estimates based on the information given. Before going to start a job we prefer to follow up with a phone call to make sure both the customer and our company are on the same page. We will usually ask as many questions as we can or even ask for pictures so we can better understand the customer's needs.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    College Graduates and mechanical background in automotive.

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