Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Avantguard locksmith frequently asked questions page. here we answer some common questions about locksmith services and security.

 

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can my lock be bumped

 

lock or key bumping is a method used to pick locks by using a specially made key . The key is slammed into the lock bumping the pins upwards and allowing the core to turn for a second.

What are transponder keys?

 

Transponder keys are car keys used by car manufacturers in the last decade containing a small immobilizer chip for added security in case the ignition has been broken int.

can a locksmith make a car key out of the car?

 

yes , Avantguard locksmith San francisco have special tools and methods allowing them to obtain the cuts of you r old key and recreate it .

Whay should i re key my home

 

Many time when moving to a new home we are forget that other peaple have lived in that home . those people had a key and probably their neighbors and relative shad a copy .

what are restricted locks

 

restricted or high security locks are lock with keys that do not allow duplication for just anyone , they are usually accompanied with a magnetic id card.

Can a locksmith open a storage unit?

 

Well At avaunt guard locksmith we can basically get any lock open , for storage units sometimes you can pick the lock or we just cut it off.