Locksmith Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you have a question regarding our locksmith services? Check out our most frequently asked questions. You can reach us at (07) 3355 1022 if you don’t find the answer to your query or would like to speak with a member our team.

General Frequently Asked Questions

We offer a range of locksmith services for vehicles and commercial and domestic properties. Our list of services include:

Yes. Locksmiths use the term “keyed alike” to describe a single key that can open all locks in your home or business.

It’s far more practical to use one key to unlock your house or workplace than many keys.

When we key alike your house or office, we first verify that your locks work properly and are in good condition. Then, we disassemble key cylinders and replace any damaged or worn internal parts. Finally, we service and lubricate your entire mechanism.

We will perform a “rekey” of all your locks and re-code them to make new keys.

Even if the customer has an existing key, we can take it and make a key that works with all locks.

Yes, we are registered and licensed to provide locksmith services to vehicles and properties in Queensland.

  • Queensland Security Firm License #3245720
  • Queensland Security Installers License #324571

All Locksmiths are requried to have a Security Equipment Installer licence issued by the Queensland Government, click here to learn more

If your are unsure just ask to see their licence.

Yes. Our highly skilled locksmiths are well-versed in all types of locks and will be able to assist you.

Yes. Our emergency service area includes all of Brisbane including all suburbs north to Caboolture. 

For non-urgent locksmithing needs, our Brisbane locksmiths are available to come to your house during regular business hours. Give us a call to schedule an appointment at a time that works for you. Our team is available to help you 24 hours a day if you have an urgent situation. We can also come out and assist you if you lose your keys or lock yourself out of the house at 3 AM. For emergency services, we always have mobile locksmiths on call.

Frequently Asked Questions - Locksmith Costs

The cost of your locksmith service will depend on the job required. Every job is priced differently and can vary a lot depending on type of lock or vehicle.

Hourly rates are between $50 to $180. After hours emergencies usually incur a higher hourly rate. Please contact us for an accurate quote.

Yes, it’s always included in our quotes.

Yes, for the most part. We may not be able to quote over the phone if it’s something we need to see onsite. In these cases, we offer a free and no-obligation quote.

To allow for ease of payment, we offer a variety of payment options, including Visa, Mastercard, debit card, and cash. All vans carry mobile EFTPOS machines.

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Frequently Asked Questions - House Locksmiths

Yes, most certainly. In years past, there may have been many people who had access to your home. Some of them could be criminals and others just plain creepy. Rekeying your door lock is as secure as replacing it, but for a lower price. We can rekey most door locks.

We can make a new key for your house, which would be the exact same as the one you lost. However, depending on where the key is located or if it was lost with an address we recommend that the locks be recoded so that the key cannot be used.

When choosing a digital keyless lock, the main considerations are price, convenience and security. While these locks are great, you should remember that they can be quite costly as you’ll have to pay more for technology and convenience.

Home alarm systems are home security systems that sound an alarm in the event of a security breach. It is part the larger smart home technology system. Alarm system is based on the sensitivity and functionality of sensors like motion sensors, lock sensors, fire sensors, window breaking, and others.

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Ideal Locksmiths are Brisbane’s trusted provider for locksmith services. We can help you if you are in Brisbane or nearby and need a professional locksmith services. Call us at  (07) 3355 1022 right now.