Key Duplication – Replacement – Extraction & Code Cutting Services
We understand how important it is to feel confident and reassured when it comes to the security of your home and belongings that you can count on your local locksmith to have or obtain that special key that no one else carries, or even the key that you can find at your local hardware store. We take the time at Action Lock to ensure the keys are not just cut quickly and properly, but will take the time to look after special requests as well.
Types of Keys Available
RV & Camper
Coupler & Hitch Keys
Mailbox, Canada Post
Moped & Scooter Keys
Residential & Commercial
Equipment & Construction Keys
Pickup Caps & Covers
Golf Cart Keys
Gas Cap Keys
Problems We Can Help You With
Keys Stuck in Lock/ Key Extraction
Keys Cut to Code
Keys Cut to Code
It is possible for a Locksmith to cut a key for just about anything, so long as they have the code for that particular key. Key codes are made up of either all numbers (numeric) or letters and numbers (alphanumeric) and are usually 2-8 digits. This code will tell us both what kind of key is needed and the spacing and depth for the cuts, and is usually found on the original keys. If you do not have an original key or picture then the next place to look is right on the lock itself. Most often locks on Roof top Carriers, Office Furniture, some Safes, and many other products have the code stamped on the original key and on the face of the lock cylinder.
Lost the Key to your Motorcycle and you Don’t Have a Backup….What do you Do?
First if this has not yet happened to you, it might be a good idea to come in and see us to get an extra key made before that becomes your question. If that is no longer an option, then here is some information that I hope will be of value to you.
It is most important that I tell you that all motorcycles do not have codes stamped on them. The information below is only of value if your bike was.
There are several places you can look to find the key code. (Note: use a magnifying glass to verify the number. If the numbers and letters are not exactly correct, then you will not be able to create the key you need)
- Stamped on the original keys
- Metal or plastic tag– on key ring with the original keys
- Owner’s manual– or possibly the bill of sale.
- Ignition Switch or Cylinder- Older Bikes (made before the 1970’s) often had the key code stamped on the face of the ignition. With newer models you may find the code on the switch. Sometimes the switch needs to be removed in order to see it.
- Helmet Lock– Newer bikes often hide the code, so you may need to remove the lock in order to find or see the code.
- Seat Lock– Older bikes may again have the key code stamped directly on the face of the lock. Once again the newer models tend to hide the code, so once again, removal is usually required in order to see or find the code.
- Fork Lock– The ignition and fork lock are generally keyed the same. So this is another good spot to look. Same rule applies if the code is not on the face of the lock, it may be hidden.
- Gas Cap– Much like the fork lock the gas cap and ignition are also often keyed the same. The code is normally on the inside of the cap.
- VIN number – As a last resort, it is sometimes possible to obtain the code from a dealer using the VIN. This is only an option if this information was recorded into their system when the bike was first purchased. If you are unable to find a code stamped in any of the above noted places, then this may be an option for you.
POLARIS KEYS & ARCTIC CAT KEYS
The only place Polaris and Arctic Cat put the key code was on the original OEM keys. Earlier models may also have the key code on the ignition switch.
BOAT KEYS & OUTBOARD KEYS
Boat key codes are almost always found on the original key or on the ignition switch. If it was stamped onto the switch; it is often necessary to remove it in order to see the code.