About Us

Remember the time you lost your keys at the park or left your keys in the ignition? Remember the stress, frustration, and odd sense of sadness that came with realizing that your keys weren’t in your pocket? The Key Crew is a residential, commercial, and auto locksmith here to make sure you never have to cry the bitter tears that come with lost or misplaced keys.

As a AAA-trusted locksmith service in San Diego County, the Key Crew is made up of a team of professionally trained dispatchers and locksmiths ready to take care of all your lock/key needs. We offer 24/7 dispatch, so whether you’re leaving for work or finding your way back home after a late night of responsible partying, we’re around to help. We’re not your average locksmith. We’re better.

Automotive

We provide several automotive locksmith services, including replacement and repair of automotive locks, ignitions, chip keys, transponders, and high security keys. We service an extensive list of vehicles of all makes and models.

Residential

We can install or replace locks, doors, and exit devices and rekey residential locks and deadbolts. If you find yourself locked out of your own home, give us a call instead of potentially breaking a window or your neck trying to get inside.

Commercial

Maybe you need your shop or office rekeyed. Maybe you need a whole new means of access for your employees. A commercial locksmith from The Key Crew will take care of your commercial key needs for a safe, efficient business.

The Key Crew has been around since 1998, providing automotive, residential, and commercial locksmith services to the greater San Diego area. Please give us a call for your lock and key needs.

 

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About The Team

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Back in 1998, my wife, Jennifer and I, moved to San Diego to start a company called Cars Unlocked. In 2002 we incorporated as Cars Unlocked, Inc. Then in 2009 we added the brand ‘The Key Crew’, which frames what we do and who we are more precisely.

At first, the only service we provided was to unlock cars, but we were getting a lot of calls from customers who had completely lost their keys. After a ton of research, we invested in our first key cutting machines. I then set out to the salvage yards where I spent hundreds of hours taking locks and ignitions apart. Although I’m still learning every day, to date I have trained over 40 locksmiths from scratch, many of whom have gone on to start their own successful locksmith companies. With all of our crew we instill a strong sense of pride in their work, as well as focused and friendly customer service.

Over the years, we’ve remained on the cutting edge of high security and transponder/smart key technology. Our 14 years of experience allow us to accurately and effectively troubleshoot even the most complex lock issues. So, whether you’ve lost your keys, have ignition issues, or just need a duplicate of your existing key, don’t hesitate to call our highly trained dispatchers any time, night or day, 365 days a year.

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Operations Manager

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I started with The Key Crew when it was still known only as Cars Unlocked, prepared to become the marketing manager, and with a lot to learn. Our first order of business was to market ourselves more efficiently and to embellish and further develop our new brand. I took vehicle lockout calls for another 2 years or so to further my understanding of the business. After that I learned how to dispatch and finally became the general manager.

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