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What is a Transponder Key?

We’ve all heard about transponders and know they’re related to our car keys, but what is a transponder key exactly?

We at Locksmith 775 can not only explain to you what your transponder is and how it works, but we can also replace your missing or broken transponder key within 25 minutes of your initial call.

Transponder Key

Basics

  • A transponder receives a radio signal from your car’s computer when you insert and turn your key in the ignition; the transponder then responds to the computer with a valid code authorizing system start
  • The transponder generally lives in the plastic head of the key
  • Your car’s computer energizes the transponder via radio signal – no battery required!
  • Transponder keys function as car immobilizers

Uses

  • Transponder keys deter car theft by preventing system start without the correct transponder signal; in other words, transponder keys prevent car theft via “hot wiring”
  • Car alarm triggers when the wrong transponder key or signal attempts to access the car

Possible Issues

  • Malfunction via water-logging
  • Relay hacking
  • Accidental transponder reprogramming

Find all your commercial, residential, and automotive locksmith needs at northern Nevada’s best locksmith company – Locksmith 775. We are highly trained to carry out car lockout solutions including lock picking, transponder key programmingignition key replacement, and more!

Whether you lost your key, have a broken key in the ignition, or get locked out of car, Reno Locksmith 775 can be at your service within minutes because we understand the importance of a fast response time.

We can solve any car lockout or let you inside the house or apartment within 25 minutes of your initial call. Contact us today!

 

Lock Out Services in Reno

Whether you’re locked out of your home or car, Locksmith 775 is your ideal first call.

We can solve any car lockout or let you inside the house or apartment within 25 minutes of your initial call. 

Locksmith 775 knows how it feels to be stranded outside of your car and what a very difficult situation it is to be in, especially at a late hour! Our 24/7 Reno and Sparks mobile services are ideal for any automobile, business, or residential locksmith need. Once you get off the phone with a professional on our dispatch team we can get a technician to your location in just 15-25 minutes, we promise! Getting locked out of your car in Reno shouldn’t take hours resolve, we wholeheartedly believe that. We’ve been in situations where a simple car lockout in Reno took 3 hours after everything was said and done, and no one has time for that, especially in that situation!

 

Our team at Locksmith 775 are highly trained auto locksmiths who can effectively carry out car lockout solutions including lock picking, transponder key programming, ignition key replacement, and more! Whether you have lost keys, have a broken key in the ignition, or are locked out of car, Reno Locksmith 775 can be at your service within minutes because we understand the importance of a fast response time.

At Reno Locksmith 775 we have the skills and knowledge to perform lock picking, extract a broken ignition key, open trunk, replace an immobilizer key, chip key, transponder key, and more! You can trust that your vehicle is in expert and reliable hands! We also pride ourselves on excellent customer service, immediate response time and our ability to give you fast service at a fair price.

Professional Locksmith Services in Reno

Hasseling with locks is a pain, but changing your locks just got easier with Reno Locksmith 775.

Locksmith775 is a customer focused professional locksmith service in Reno. 

Whether it’s time to rekey your home, rekey the locks in your car, or change all the locks on your home or small business altogether, call Reno Locksmith 775. Our technicians are qualified with the best lock systems for the safety needs of an office building, retail establishment, school, warehouses, and more. When choosing a locksmith repair service in Reno, it is important to ensure that you are choosing a trusted and certified locksmith. Changing your locks is an important job, and if you can’t trust the service provider you’ve enlisted, you may be getting more than you bargained for, and not in a good way.

 

If there is any question that someone may have a copy of your key – you need to change your locks. The most common request for lock changes is for new homeowners. When you are in the process of purchasing a home or selling a home for that matter, there are many people that have access to the home in question. There are inspectors, real estate agents, contractors, inspectors, and prospective buyers that are walking through your home very often. Whether maliciously or not, copies of the keys to your locks were probably made, leaving you vulnerable to break-in or to unwanted visitors.

Changing Your Locks

If you’re looking for someone to change locks in Reno, call Locksmith 775. Our locksmith company in the Reno area offers the highest quality door locks, master key systems, panic bars and all other security products for your office, storefront, or residence.

Locksmith 775 can perform all of the below services and more to meet your emergency!

  • Emergency Vehicle Opening
  • Car Lockout
  • Car Keys Made
  • Transponder Keys
  • Key Fob
  • Remote Start
  • Car Rekey
  • Ignition Cylinder Replacement
  • Duplication of Lost Ignition Keys
  • Extraction of Broken Ignition Keys
  • Ignition Switch Replacement
  • Luxury Automotive Assistance
  • Car Key Extraction
  • Trunk Unlocking
  • Ignition Rekey
  • Auto Lockouts

If you are looking for a mobile locksmith to fit your needs, no matter what time of day, call Locksmith 775 today.

Reno Locksmiths You Can Trust

A Reno locksmith you can trust and count on is what you’ll find at Locksmith 775.  Like everything exposed to nature and it’s elements, locks need to be repaired and maintained from as time progresses. The locksmithing industry has, yet, to invent an eternal lock that can stand the trial of time and continuous use.

It is essential that you notify an expert locksmith as soon as you sense there might be an issue with your home lock. The faster you contact us, the simpler it will be for us to maintain the lock, rather than having to change it.

Many lock malfunctions are caused by minor issues that compound on themselves because homeowners fail to handle them right away. Our locksmith team has seen many broken locks, and we have repaired the majority of them with our expert lock repair services. If the lock is broken beyond repair, then the Locksmith 775 technician will advise you on the recommended course of action and will help you choose the correct replacement lock for your residence.

When you need assistance from a locksmith in Sparks or Reno, we are the most dependable locksmith in Reno.  Unlike other locksmiths in Nevada, our team has the thorough training and exceptional skills to complete all tasks, without calling in back-up, and fast, too!

Damaged Lock Repair

FAQ

Do you have a damaged lock? Locksmith 775 has answered some frequently asked questions below. If the answers provided do not help you out, please do not hesitate to call and ask us whatever you need!

If My Lock is Broken, Should I Attempt to Repair It or Replace It?

The answer to this question is different every time and our Locksmith 775 technician will not be able to give you an answer until they have assessed the damage to the lock. In most cases, a broken lock can be repaired, but in some cases, they cannot be. Our locksmith team has seen many broken locks, and we have repaired the majority of them with our expert lock repair services. If the lock is broken beyond repair, then the Locksmith 775 technician will advise you on the recommended course of action and will help you choose the correct replacement lock for your residence.

When Is It Time to Repair My Lock?

When your lock is no longer functional and you believe it is no longer a safe and secure means of protecting your property, then it is undeniably time to repair it. It is simple to spot when your lock is no longer working the same way because you use it every day. Some locks will need repair because they were exposed a lot of external elements (weather, temperature, water,etc.), while others will be in need of repair purely because they have become degraded over extended periods of continuous use. Some of these aged locks move haltingly or offer up a lot more obstruction than they normally would. This is a great sign to a homeowner that they are in need of some lock repair.

How Much Time Will It Take a Reno Locksmith to Repair My Lock?

It will probably take our expert locksmiths between 20 to 30 minutes to repair your home lock. However, that time frame changes based on the fact that every lock repair is different from the next, and there is no definitive way to say the duration of the service without knowing just how much the lock has been damaged. It could be an easy fix like readjusting the strike plate or it could be something more complicated that involves modifying an interior part of the lock. No matter the issue, our Reno Locksmiths are ready and able to help you out. If the lock is beyond repair, they will offer you the essential advice and service you by replacing the lock.

What Do I Do If My Key no Longer Turns In the Lock?

If your key is no longer rotating in the lock, then that is a serious indicator that your lock is in need of repair. Before you contact the experts at Reno Locksmith 775,  you need to attempt lubricating the keyway and try using the lock again. If there is no improvement, then it is a warning of feasible lock malfunction. You might not have to replace the lock! Just have our Reno Locksmith technicians have a gander to determine what the issue is and try to repair it.

Lock Repair

Like everything exposed to nature and it’s elements, locks need to be repaired and maintained from as time progresses. The locksmithing industry has, yet, to invent an eternal lock that can stand the trial of time and continuous use. It is essential that you notify an expert locksmith as soon as you sense there might be an issue with your home lock. The faster you contact us, the simpler it will be for us to maintain the lock, rather than having to change it. Many lock malfunctions are caused by minor issues that compound on themselves because homeowners fail to handle them right away.

In some cases, you will have to contact a locksmith immediately, in order to avoid causing any further damage to the lock. For example, if you accidentally break a key off in the lock, contact a locksmith ASAP to help you with your lock repair. Here are some of the reasons you might need your lock repaired and some of the ways an expert locksmith from Locksmith 775 can help you:

  • Breaking a Key in the Lock
    • Breaking a key off in a lock happens more often then most people would think. It happens for many reasons. One of those reasons could be you might have been applying too much pressure when attempting to open the lock, and this caused the key to bend and break inside the lock mechanism. No matter what the reason is, it is essential that you contact an experienced locksmith to help you repair your lock. Leaving a lock without maintenance for an extended period of time is one of the simplest ways to lessening the security of your residence. Once our Reno locksmith technicians have arrived, they will try to remove the broken key from the lock and proceed to assess the lock to make sure that all of its internal parts remained undamaged when the key broke inside it. To extract a broken key from inside the lock gears, the experienced locksmith will evaluate the nature of the lock to see which techniques they can use. If there is a segment of the broken key sticking out of the lock, then the repair process becomes a lot more straightforward. Our expert will lubricate the lock gears and advance to grip the part that is sticking out so that it can be drawn out. However, in the majority of cases, there is no area of the key sticking out of the lock, so our locksmiths will use a broken key extractor tool. The broken key extractor tool is utilized by catching the piece of the key stuck in the lock and slowly pulling it out. It is essential that the lock is lubricated before this extraction process commences. This will make the process much simpler, and aid in the removal of the broken key. The broken key extractor tool is a necessary part of the lock repair process.
  • Deadbolt is Stuck
    • If your deadbolt is not functioning the way that you should, it is probably in need of maintenance. Your deadbolt is likely malfunctioning because the internal components are misaligned. The deadbolt might not be working because it is not able to find and fit correctly into the strike plate, or more accurately the throat of the strike plate. If this is the issue, make sure you call an expert locksmith urgently, so that they can assist you. Our expert locksmiths will proceed to try and identify exactly what is causing the deadbolt to malfunction. If the strike plate is not fixed and even with the deadbolt, then the expert will take it off and reorient it to make sure that the deadbolt rests securely within the throat of the strike plate. This is one of the more straightforward lock repair tactics, although it only works when there is an issue with the deadbolt. The locksmith technician can also try to grind a part of the deadbolt down so that it can rest securely within the strike plate.
  • Latch is Misaligned
    • A universal cause of lock repair for many exterior doors, because natural element stripping is one of the main causes of the latch becoming misaligned. Don’t worry!  For our expert locksmith, this situation has a simple fix. Our locksmiths will maneuver the stripping further back on the door frame, saving them time and you cash! Homeowners, sometimes, try very hard to fix these things themselves, not realizing that the solution is so simple. Their efforts, usually, just cause more work and more damage. Give your Reno Locksmith a ring today if you need any assistance with lock repair.

Changing Filing Cabinet Lock

Lose the key to your filing cabinet? Locksmith 775 can change the lock on your filing cabinet within the hour. If you are in an office, or home office, and have misplaced your filing cabinet key, rather than breaking the whole thing open and ruining the cabinet in its entirety, contact Locksmith 775.

Often times, the filing cabinet is where our most important and precious items are kept. While Locksmith 775 does recommend putting your most valuable items in a safe, a filing cabinet is a great place for time-sensitive documents, employer handbooks, reference information, and more, but it can be frustrating when everything you need is IN the cabinet but you’ve lost the key. Our locksmiths are dedicated to staying continuously updated on the latest in digital lock repair, smart locks, new safe designs, and more. Our well-trained technicians have your interests at heart and are ready to be at your service day and night, 24/7.  It’s time for you to check us out yourselves! Be our next customer and enjoy the professional locksmith services at the best prices in Reno that thousands have already received.

While replacing a filing cabinet lock is fairly easy, if the locksmith doesn’t know what they’re doing initially, it can completely ruin the filing cabinet and you will have to get a new one. Depending on the filing cabinet, you may be able to get into it by simply turning it upside down, as many of these cabinets are ‘gravity based.’ If this method does not work, we will usually just take a simple drill bit, drive it straight through the cylinder of the lock (where you stick the key in), and it will pop open. If this is not done correctly, however, you will need to replace the entire cabinet. Why risk it? Locksmith 775 can take care of it!

Reno Locksmith 775 can handle all of your commercial locksmith needs in Reno. We provide all kinds of locksmith services, from cabinet key replacement to large panic bar installationrekeying mortise lockshigh-security lock system installations, and much, much, more. Our locksmiths are dedicated to staying continuously updated on the latest in digital lock repair, smart locks, new safe designs, and more.

At Locksmith 775 Reno NV we understand how important the security of your home and business is, contact us today.

 

Digital Lock Repair

The times are changing and with every new generation comes a whole new wave of technology. Locksmith services need to be digital, too, of course! With electronic safes, digital lock repair is a must. Locksmith 775 can provide digital lock repair in Reno unlike any of the competition. Locksmith 775 keeps up with the latest in the digital lock repair and the latest in locksmith technology.

Digital locks or ‘smart locks’ can be a bit tricky when it comes to getting them open, so it’s important you contact a certified locksmith in Reno to perform the digital lock repair. Our locksmith company in the Reno area offer the highest quality door locks, master key systems, panic bars and all other security products for your office, storefront, or small business.

It is extremely important to ensure that your Reno locksmith is certified before letting them work on your digital lock. Because the lock is electronic, it is also very sensitive. There are many different types of electronic locks on the market today, if your Reno locksmith does not have some type of electrician training, they are not qualified to operate your lock.

Reno Locksmith 775 can handle all of your commercial locksmith needs in Reno. We provide all kinds of locksmith services, from cabinet key replacement to large panic bar installationrekeying mortise lockshigh-security lock system installations, and much, much, more.

Are you looking for digital lock repair in Reno? Call Locksmith 775 today and let us help you with your commercial, or residential, locksmith needs in Reno.

Emergency Work Lockout, Call Locksmith 775

Locksmith 775 can help you in an emergency work lockout 24/7. At Reno Locksmith 775 we promise a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our products and services! Whether you are locked out of your home, business or car, Locksmith775 is your ideal first call. We can solve any car lockout, let you inside your business or house within 25 minutes of your initial call, and even make a new key for the front door or re-key your entire home or business, in a matter of minutes, not hours.

Our 24/7 Reno locksmith mobile service is ideal for any automobile or on-the-go locksmith needs. Once you contact Locksmith 775, you’ll be happy to know a technician will be sent to your location in just 15-25 minutes, guaranteed. We’re fast! Locksmith 775 is a no hassle locksmith service in Reno, offering quality work by certified experts that are always able to answer any questions you might have regarding the locksmith service requested.

It’s always hard to gauge when you need a locksmith, most times, you need them when it seems they’re the farthest away. Locksmith 775 is available 24/7 for emergency locksmith services. Trusted emergency locksmith services provided Locksmith 775 will make you a customer for life! We, probably better than anyone else, understand how frustrating it is to need us to come out to you, that’s why we’re in the business! Locksmith services in Reno needed our help, and as passionate locksmiths, we couldn’t let Reno down!

Mobile Locksmiths in Reno

The trouble with calling a locksmith when you’re stranded isn’t always necessarily the price point, but how far you probably are away from someone to come help you. No matter where you are in the Basin, or Northern Nevada surrounding areas, Locksmiths 775 will come to the location within 15 minutes of the time you’ve called. Waiting hours and hours for someone to come help isn’t only just a drag, it’s dangerous.

Whether you’ve locked yourself out of your office, locked keys in your car, or need a lock re-done on site, don’t hesitate to call Locksmith 775. Locksmith 775 is a Reno mobile locksmith that will come to your location, fast. Losing, locking, or breaking your keys is never a good feeling, let us help you get past the hump and move forward.

Emergency Locksmiths in Reno

We’re mobile AND provide emergency locksmith services in Reno?! Why yes, we do. And we’re happy to help! If you need a locksmith in Reno that has the skills and expertise to get you back on the road, back into your home, or back into your office, call Locksmith 775 today.

Our auto, residential, and commercial locksmith company in Reno & Sparks NV provides service for every type of car year and model. Visit us on Yelp for reviews & call 775-203-5750

Rekey Your Locks, Cheap

Having issues with your locks? Reno Locksmiths 775 can rekey your locks for cheap. It’s important to remember to first, never panic, because Locksmith 775 is here. We can rekey locks in Reno cheap, that’s we’re so popular! Of course just because we don’t charge like the other guys, doesn’t mean our work isn’t professional. Our Locksmith Company is trained in the latest technology and will treat you, your home, and your vehicle with the respect and attention you deserve.

No matter what kind of lock you need rekeyed, Reno Locksmith 775 can help you get it done. Are you worried about security at your business, or home office? Did you lose a set of keys? We can rekey your home office and car, 24/7. With the advances in automotive security as of late, car key replacement can become expensive and time-consuming. By partnering with Reno locksmith 775 experts, key programming can be achieved on the spot! No towing required and no need to turn to the dealership, which is likely to be a more expensive route.  The most important time to rekey your house, by the way, is if you are a new homeowner, believe it or not! There’s no telling who has a copy of your key – from home inspectors to contractors and real estate agents – when you’ve finalized the purchase of your new home, call a trusted locksmith like Reno Locksmith 775 to rekey the locks in your home.

Our well-trained technicians stay continuously updated and have your interests at heart. Locksmiths 775 is ready and willing to solve all of your locksmithing needs day and night. We know emergencies can occur at any time. That is why our emergency locksmith services in Reno NV will ensure the quickest response time, the best price, and 100% satisfaction guaranteed. While there are many reasons you may need to rekey your home or automobile, there’s no reason not to call us to help.

High-Security Locks, Reno

Reno Locksmith 775 can handle all of your commercial locksmith needs. We provide all kinds of locksmith services – from cabinet key replacement to a large panic bar installation, rekey mortise locks, high-security lock system installation and more. Our locksmith company in the Reno area offer the highest quality door locks, master key systems, panic bars and all other security products for your office, storefront, and company.

Locksmith 775 will be happy to take care of all of your residential, business, and commercial needs.

So, what defines a high-security lockHigh-security locks are locks that provide a higher resistance to any sort of compromise. Most high-security locks use certain designs or characteristics that improve their ability to resist manipulation or forced entry for a given amount of time, making it next to impossible for intruders to get into what you’re locking them out of. We understand that the installation of the best commercial grade locks for your company is foremost in your mind. That is why we work with top brands and latest technology of high-security locks such as Medeco lock system and Mul-t-lock. With our skilled commercial locksmith technicians, you can be sure that you are getting the best service for the lowest price, as well as long-term durability for all of our products.

If you are looking for a locksmith in Reno that will take on your commercial project, you found the right one, Locksmith 775. As Reno’s preferred locksmith we provide excellent service, at the right price, in a fraction of the time. Needing a locksmith in Reno shouldn’t be a hassle, and at Locksmith 775, we aim to prove that to you.

Locksmith 775 provides 24/7 emergency support and provides a variety of different services for the Basin. Are you in need of a locksmith in Reno? Well, don’t hesitate. Call Locksmith 775 today and let us help you with your high-security locksmith needs.