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Albemarle Lock & Safe

513A Stewart St., Charlottesville, VA, 22902

(434) 977-5397

I Want To Upgrade My Locks

Push button locks can be installed to eliminate the need to hand out keys.

The addition of a swipe card lock can allow you to track who is coming and going. 

High security lock cylinders can provide pick, bump, and drill resistance. 

Do you need a professional and reliable locksmith?  You can count on Albemarle Lock & Safe.  We have been providing superior commercial, residential, and automotive locksmith services since 1973.  With one phone call, we can serve all of your needs.

513A Stewart St, Charlottesville, VA, 22902

Trust experts who are licensed, bonded, and insured.  We provide convenient mobile services throughout Central Virginia and we're SWaM certified.

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I WANT TO UPGRADE MY LOCKS

 

High Security Lock Cylinders

Don't like the idea that anyone can easily make copies of your key for a few bucks at any hardware store?  Or that they can learn to bump your locks open by watching a video on Youtube?  Upgrade to high security locks.

High security Mul-T-Lock and Primus lock cylinders can be installed to enhance security and key control.  These cylinders provide increased resistance to:  picking, bumping, drilling, and unauthorized key duplication.

Electronic Access Control

Don't want people making unauthorized copies of keys you give them?  Do you need audit trail software to track which employee has opened a door and when?

Mul-T-Lock electronic swipe card locks can be used to provide access using card keys.  There is no code which can be given to unintended recipients.  This allows access to be taken or given by enabling or disabling a card.  No need to change the locks. 

Keypad Locks

Tired of locking yourself out?  Don't like having to carry a door key?  

 

Keypad locks can eliminate the need for a key.  A separate code can be given to anyone who needs access and changed at any time.  No more giving out keys that can be duplicated without your knowledge.  Simply change the code.  No need to rekey the locks every time an employee quits or a baby sitter leaves.

Deadbolt Installation

Can your doors be opened with a credit card?  Do your doors have glass inserts or a nearby window?

Install a deadbolt lock to add an extra layer of defense.  The locking bolt that deadbolts use makes them more secure than door knobs.  This fortifies the door and prevents credit carding.  A double sided deadbolt requires a key from both the outside and inside so the lock cannot be opened by breaking the glass.

I Need A Car Key & Remote Programmed

 

Transponder Chip Key

Do you need a copy of your car key?  Does it have a chip in it?  Is it a high security laser cut key?

 

If your car is was built any time after 2000 then the chances are good that your key has a transponder chip embedded in it.  Without having a properly programmed transponder, the anti-theft immobilizer system will not allow the car to start.

Laser cut keys require a special machine to mill the cuts into the sides of the key.  They're more difficult, but we can do those too.

Keyless Entry Remote

Is the keyless entry remote for your car broken or lost?  Do you have an integrated remote head key and the remote broke off of the key blade?

Programming a new remote for your car is probably easier and more affordable than you think.  No need to pay a fortune to the dealership or leave your car for days.

Honda and Lexus remote keys are notorious for breaking apart.  No need to keep living with a glued together key.  We can easily replace it.

Push Button Smart Key

Does your car have a push button start instead of a conventional ignition switch?  

Do you need a replacement or a spare smart key?

Having a car that uses a proximity smart key is pretty convenient until you need a new key.  Then the dealership tells you a new one costs as much as your rent.

Even if you have a brand new car with a high tech key, there is an alternative to the dealership.  We can program a new fob and cut the emergency key to match.

I Lost My Only Car Key

Did you just lose the only key to your car?  Did your key break?  Are the electronics in your key no longer working?

Don't worry you're not stuck with a two ton paperweight.  Albemarle Lock can generate a brand new ignition key for you and have you back on the road in no time.

Did your key have a chip?  We can program a new one.  Did you have a remote key?  We can replace that too.  Is it a push button start ignition?  No worries there either.

I Just Moved

 

Rekey Locks

Do you know who already has copies of your new key?  An old boyfriend of the previous occupant?  One of the contractors?  Do you have different keys to different doors?  Missing the key to one of the locks?

Rekey a lock to match it to a brand new key without having to replace the lock itself.  Rekeying the lock prevents any old keys from working.  

 

If you have multiple keys, the locks can all be keyed to match, so that you have one single key.

Deadbolt Installation

Can your doors be opened with a credit card?  Do your doors have glass inserts or a nearby window?

Install a deadbolt lock to add an extra layer of defense.  The locking bolt that deadbolts use makes them more secure than door knobs.  This fortifies the door and prevents credit carding.  

A double sided deadbolt requires a key from both the outside and inside so the lock cannot be bypassed by breaking the glass.  These are perfect for infrequently used doors.

Lock Upgrade

Do the locks on your new house leave a little something to be desired?  Are they worn out or broken?  With one call we can help you replace your locks.

Install an electronic keypad lock to secure your door without the need for a key.  

Worried about the security of your new home?  You can easily upgrade to high security locks to guard your home from unwanted intruders.

Buy A Safe

Do you need a fire and burglary resistant place to store your passports, jewelry, and stamp collection?  Install a new safe to secure your valuables.

Don't trust the low quality safes from big box stores?  Albemarle Lock can help you pick out a quality safe to suit your needs.

Never good at opening the dial combination on your old school locker?  Then an electronic safe might be the right choice for you.  Set the combination to whatever you want and change it whenever you want.

I Lost My Keys and need a replacement

 

House or Business Key Replacement

If you just lost your house or business key there are several options.

If all of your locks work on the same key, we can disassemble one of the locks, measure the pins inside of it, and cut a key to match.  Using this method, all of the old keys will still work.

If you're not sure whether someone picked up your key, we can rekey all of your locks to a brand new key.  This method prevents any old keys from working, so anyone who has your old key can't get in.

Car or Truck Key Replacement

Did you just lose the only key to your car?  Did your key break?  Are the electronics in your key no longer working?

Don't worry you're not stuck with a two ton paperweight.  Albemarle Lock can generate a brand new ignition key for you and have you back on the road in no time.

Did your key have a chip?  We can program a new one.  Did you have a remote key?  We can replace that too.  Is it a push button start ignition?  No worries there either.

Motorcycle, ATV, Or Scooter Key Replacement

It's a beautiful day outside.  The perfect day to go out for a ride.  You go to grab your keys but they're nowhere to be found.

If you've lost the keys to your motorcycle, ATV, scooter, or even your tricycle, we can generate a new key for you.  All without the need to replace the ignition lock.

We'll get your wheels rolling again with minimal downtime.  Typically, you can just drop it off at our shop, and we will have a key ready for you within 24 hours.

Safe, Toolbox, File cabinet, ETC Key Replacement

If you've lost your keys, or even just need a spare, we can help.  

We make keys for all kinds of things every day, including:  mail boxes, safes, tool boxes, file cabinets, campers, boats, padlocks, fire boxes, showcases, candy machines, vending machines, safe deposit locks, desks, cabinets, cargo trunks, old skeleton key locks, and many more.  

Whatever it is you need keys for, just give Albemarle Lock and Safe a call and we can help you get a new key made.

An Employee Just Left

 

Rekey Locks & Change Keypad Lock Codes

Did one of your employees just get fired or quit?  Did you get the door key back from them?  Are you certain they didn't make unauthorized copies?  Do they have the combinations to the keypad locks?

Rekey a lock to match it to a brand new key without having to replace the lock itself.  Rekeying the lock prevents any old keys or unauthorized copies from working.  

 

If you have multiple keys, the locks can all be keyed to match, so that you have one single key.

Lock Upgrade

If you have a disgruntled ex-employee are your locks up to the task of keeping them out? Are they worn out or broken?  With one call we can help you replace your locks.

Worried about the security of your business?  You can easily upgrade to high security locks to keep out unwanted intruders.

Install an electronic keypad lock to secure your door without the need for a key.  

Change Safe Combination

Have you ever changed the combination to your safe?  Are there any ex-managers who might still have the combination?

Whether you have a safe with and electronic keypad or one with a mechanical dial, we can set it to a brand new combination.  

Do you want to change from a mechanical dial to an electronic keypad (or vice versa)?  Most higher end safes can be converted from one to the other without having to buy a brand new safe.

Change File Cabinet Locks

Do you keep most of your important legal, financial, and employee paperwork locked in file cabinets?  Have you ever given out a copy of the key and not gotten it back? 

If you want to keep your important documents secured from people who used to have access, it might be wise to have the locks changed.

Some file cabinets locks can be upgraded to high security Mul-T-Lock cylinders.  This provides key control, pick, bump, and drill resistance.

I Need Help With A Safe

 

Open Locked Safe

Is your safe locked up with no way to open it?  Are you missing the keys, or the combination, or both?  Do you have the keys and combination but it still wont open?

Some safes can be opened with a bit of troubleshooting and manipulation.  But others have to be opened by drilling.

Change Safe Combination

Have you ever changed the combination to your safe?  Are there any ex-employees or family members who might still have the combination?

Whether you have a safe with and electronic keypad or one with a mechanical dial, we can set it to a brand new combination.  

Replace Safe Dial or Keypad

Is the keypad or dial on your safe no longer working properly?  A safe with a failing dial might be close to locking up for good.

 

Do you want to change from a mechanical dial to an electronic keypad (or vice versa)?  Most higher end safes can be converted from one to the other without having to buy a new safe.

Bolt Down Safe

Can your safe be moved or picked up?  

 

If you can put a safe in, a burglar can take it back out.  Stealing the whole safe allows them to get in and out quickly, and then break into it at their leisure.  Bolt down a safe to secure it to the floor and help prevent a thief from easily stealing it.