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We Have Licensed / AAA Certified Locksmiths Standing by Now!

√  Over 20 Years of Experience

√  Fast, Expert, Ethical Service

√  Mobile Locksmith Service

√  All Major Credit Cards Accepted

  Emergency Locksmith Service

√  Licensed, Bonded, and Trusted

√  Contracted by AAA for over 16 years

√  Locally Owned Family Business

Our Mission is Your Satisfaction

Expert work that is purely focused around positive 100% customer satisfaction

Safety Is Our #1 priority On Every Job

We take safety very serious.  No short cuts, no compromises

We’re Mindful Of Your Time

We don’t waste your time. We do what we say and do it fast without compromising safety or quality

Voted BEST San Diego Locksmith 7 Years

"All of our local locksmiths actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence." 

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We are San Diego’s #1 Automotive Locksmith Specialist

Automotive Locksmith Services

Automotive Mobile Emergency Services

Car lockouts

Duplicate car keys

Automotive ignition switch repair

Car key fob replacement & reprogramming

Broken key extraction

Car remote programmed

Door lock repair and replacement

Vehicle Transponder keys

Automotive computer chip keys

Push to start proximity keys

High security keys

We service all your automotive locksmith needs, including car lockouts, new vehicle keys, chip key reprogramming, ignition repair for domestic and foreign vehicle brands, essential duplication service, as well as commercial fleet vehicle services.

Our highly qualified locksmiths can gain mechanical or electronic access to any vehicle. The Key Crew technicians are fully trained and capable of breaking through – and recoding – any of the most famous automobile manufacturers' security systems. The cutting-edge mobile locksmith fleet is equipped with advanced technology to upgrade and reprogram a brand-new transponder chip so that your new keys function in the same way as your old ones. We have a code library and all the tools needed to access any car's electronic locks. Moreover, we can make a new transponder key right away with the tools we have in our trucks for a reasonable price.

Residential Locksmith Services

House lockout emergency services

Residential lost key & lock replacement

Lock installation

Electronic/smart lock repair & installation

Broken key extraction

Home lock repair

Hardware installation

Key fob duplication

Mailbox lock replacement & services

House rekeying

Master Keying

Lock changing

 Need the locks fixed around the home? Trust us to examine your property and supply you with our protection recommendations.   We have an excellent reputation for home lock installation, rekey, high-security systems, repair, key replacement services and digital locks. We help homeowners, apartment renters, and landlords to maximize their security for all of their lock and key needs and keeping it within your budget.

Not to mention, our residential locksmith services come at affordable rates and our local licensed locksmiths are ready to get you the help you need. 

We understand the importance of your safety, all  our locksmiths are fully certified, insured, and experienced in providing high-quality locksmith services to residential clients in San Diego.

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Commercial Locksmith Services

Building lockout emergency services

Business lost key & lock replacement

Lock installation

High security locks

Commercial change locks / install door locks

Gate lock services

Commercial key duplication

Master keying

Commercial key pad services


Digital locks

Business lock repair

Unfortunately, many employees without difficulty misplace keys, and electronic lock systems malfunction out of the blue.

Furthermore, security technological know-how has come to some distance in the final couple of decades. If your locks are unique to your business, then they’re in all likelihood offering very restrained safety in contrast to what more modern deadlocks can give. 

As a commercial locksmith, we can assist you to recognize today’s safe technological know-how and select the lock system that is secure and within your budget.

We offer a variety of lock or protection systems and will repair get entry to your property in no time. Moreover, we offer a wide range of commercial locksmith services including business lockout solutions, lock change for businesses, lock repair and rekey service, commercial property key duplication, access control systems installation, installation and repair of commercial door locks, as well as installation of high-security lock and key for commercial properties.

Benefits of Hiring The Key Crew Locksmith

Security & Trust

You need to trust the locksmith that will have codes to your car, home, and office.

Trust the company that AAA trusts year after year... The Key Crew. We are the AAA locksmiths for San Diego.   All of our locksmiths are licensed, finger printed on a state and federal level and vetted through AAA’s extensive background checks. 

Save Money

Our replacement car keys are cheaper than the dealer.

The Key Crew offers two big advantages over new-car dealers: Our replacement keys usually come in at 30-50 percent less than the dealer, price-wise, and since we are mobile we come to you, so you don’t have to worry about towing.

Automotive Specialists

We have been leaders in the automotive locksmith industry since 1998!  

Our dispatchers can quickly assess lock and key issues and send a highly skilled locksmith to get you back on the road!

4.8 Star rating

We have over 450 verifiable reviews on Google, Yelp and more.

Furthermore, Angies List recommends checking locksmiths reviews before hiring. “The best way to know if a locksmith is trustworthy is to research them in advance. Call them, ask them detailed questions and check their reviews.”

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Lily Wilde

When I showed up here yesterday they were not walking out the door to leave due to Covid 19, they we're already out the door but the fellow asked me what I needed and I told him about the jammed lock on my Isuzu that was sitting in front of him.  To my surprise he jumped right in and tackled it and less than five minutes later, and for a pittance, we were both on our way.  Now that's taking care of your customers.

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Dan Dukes

5 star because it was the cheapest for a key cut ($35)
5 star for customer service because Jimmy & Michael took us in last minute & were both very friendly!
5 star because of in and out service & Michael double checked his work before he let us walk away. He was very efficient & respectful!
We have nothing bad to say about them at all.
Very Nice people. I highly recommend coming here!

The Key Crew Voted Best Locksmith in Kev's Best 2021

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Serving San Diego and Surrounding Areas

Mobile Emergency Locksmith Available 7 Days a Week

Phone: 619-209-3554

Toll Free: 1-877-We-Get-In

Mobile Services: 8am-8pm

Shop Open 7 Days a Week
Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm

Our shop is conveniently located at:
3501 Adams Ave, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92116
FREE & convenient parking

Serving San Diego and Beyond

You can call on our professional locksmith team anywhere in downtown San Diego and in all of the city’s surrounding townships. Our service areas include:

Allied Gardens, Alpine, Bay Park, Bonita, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Chula Vista, City Heights, Coronado, Downtown San Diego, East County, El Cajon, Hillcrest, Jamacha (SD), Kensington, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lomita, Mira Mesa, Mission Valley, National City, Normal Heights, North Encanto, North Park, Ocean Beach, Old Town, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, San Diego, Santee, Skyline, Torrey Pines, University Heights.

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