Locally owned and founded by Mr. Eric Nelson and
proudly operated by the Nelson family!
What areas around Elk Grove do you serve?
We service the surrounding communities in any direction. A good rule of thumb is 15 miles from Elk Grove.
What are your hours of operation?
We book appointments for service 7 days a week from 7 AM to 7 PM.
Should I Re-key or replace the locks on my home?
We could help you either way. When you replace a lock, you get a shining piece of hardware in the style and finish you desire. Depending on the manufacturer, the quality, and / or grade of the lock, you will be spending $25.00 to $225.00 per lock. We could provide that lock or you could go to a hardware store. Labor to replace your current hardware cost about $20.00 per door; replacing front door handle sets are about $40.00, and installing new hardware is about $60.00.
Should you wish to keep the existing hardware, we could re-key or re-pin the lock(s) providing you a new key rendering the old key to re-cycling. The cost per cylinder is $12.00 each. To summarize, if your locks work well and you feel secure then re-keying in the cost effective choice.
I lost my keys, do I need new keys or do I need to re-key?
The question is: Will the person who took or finds your keys know what &/or where they are for? If you answer a confident “No”, then replacing your keys will do the trick. If you do not have copies, we could come out and generate new keys for your existing home, auto, work, &/or other locks.
If you answer any form of a “Yas”, then you should re-key for security. We re-key autos, motorcycles, homes, businesses, private mail boxes, and what ever else may have been on the key ring.
A lock and security equipment contractor evaluates, sets-up, installs, maintains and repairs all doors and door assemblies, gates, locks and locking devices, panic and fire rated exit devices, manual and automatic operated gate and door closures and releases, jail and prison locking devices and permanently installed or built in safes and vaults. This classification includes but is not limited to master key systems, metal window guards, security doors, card activated and electronic access control systems for control equipment, motion and other types of detectors and computer systems for control and audit of control systems and other associated equipment. Fire alarm systems are specifically not included in this section.
Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)
CALIFORNIA LOCKSMITH LAW
- Gives administration and enforcement of the law to the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services at:www.dca.ca.gov/bsis/locksmith.
- Licensed required of locksmith which is defined as “any person who, for any consideration whatsoever, engages, directly or indirectly and as a primary or secondary object, in the business of re-keying, installing, repairing, opening, modifying locks, or who originates keys for locks. A locksmith does not mean any person whose activities are limited to making a duplicate key from an existing key.” Lock means any mechanical, electromechanical, electronic, or electromagnetic device, or similar device, including any peripheral hardware, that is designed to control access from one area to another, or that is designed to control the use of a device.
- License must be conspicuously displayed at place of business and in all advertisements.
- Must carry the state issued identification card at all times.
- Licensee shall apply for a branch office registration for each additional location (telephone answering service does not serve as a branch office).
- Locksmiths must record every call with customer’s name, address, work to be done, etc.
- There is opportunity for a hearing for improper revocation of a license.
THIS IS A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE LAW AND DOES NOT INTEND TO REPRESENT THE ENTIRE SET OF QUALIFICATIONS OR REQUIREMENTS. FOR FULL TEXT OF THE LAW GO TO:
CA Contractors Lic#942157
C28 – LOCK AND SECURITY EQUIPMENT CONTRACTOR
CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 16, DIVISION 8, ARTICLE 3. CLASSIFICATIONS