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In addition to the roughly $100-200 for the lockset itself, I would expect from $50-100 range (depending on your local labor costs) by a locksmith, ASSUMING you get a lockset that uses the existing door and frame lockset holes - should only take about 15-30 minutes in that case. Could run into maybe $100 more for a carpenter or the locksmith to fill and glue the existing holes and then drill new ones if lock does not fit the existing (probably "standard" hole spacing and setback - or maybe $200-300 more for carpenter to put in entirely new striker side trim and paint to match if you don't like the looks of the filled holes.
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I understand your concern - but locksmiths are criminal record vetted and bonded pretty well, so not a major risk there. Unless you bought the deadbolt and entry lockset as a boxed set - both keyed the same - it would be normal for him to rekey so they use the same key. People do not want to have to fumble with two different keys to get in, so he probably just did not think to ask if you wanted them the same. Is it also possible he was keying to match a back or garage door lock too so all your entry doors use the same key ? A large portion of their work is rekeying locks after change of tenants or owners, or changing out a worn out lockset, so that would be second nature to him to do it - I don't personally think you have a high risk from this, unless perhaps you live in a very upscale house and had a lot of valuables laying around that he could see while working. If that $66 million Van Gogh painting you bought yesterday was leaning against the entry wall waiting to be hung, then I might be a bit concerned - otherwise not.

Locksmith reviews in Ellington

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Locksmith worked fast and quickly. I didn't watch as I was busy with other things. Coupon covered most
of the work, but I asked for extra keys and removal of a lockbox on the handle, which he did efficiently.
Charged me $35 extra for the work not covered in the coupon. Overall the cost seemed reasonable.
Work was done quickly, cleanly and I think professionally. Keys still work.
- Lawrence W.
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So, before I purchased, I called and verified that I could use service immediately since my front door lock broke and got a call right away from office saying someone could come out that night to change it if they were available...he was not, was told he had car trouble, so someone would come out first thing Sat am - GREAT! I get a call from a guy in
Ellington Locksmiths Provider Name Locked
Park (saved the message even) who wasn't happy he would have to come so far out of his area and complained about office not caring how long it took or distance - not a great first impression - but he said he was on his way...I went to Home Depot (never again) to buy a lock, and got a call in store from ANOTHER guy who said he was assigned the call and would be able to come out about 10 - told him I was confused that another guy was coming and he said it was his call - so I call the other guy back and he says to me, it was too far, the other guy was handling - nobody had told me anything...so the new guy (
Ellington Locksmiths Provider Name Locked
) comes out, he was nice, didn't have a clue as to what the voucher covered - I told him re-key 4 locks or install a new one - and showed him the one I got...he was all set to finish when we discovered there were no keys in the box, so he had to remove and I had to return it to home depot who was out of them...so, had to run to Menards...picked up the same lock for $10 less and returned home and he installed...he was GREAT!...turns out
Ellington Locksmiths Provider Name Locked
is made up of a bunch of independent guys...
Follow up 3/18/15 - so my BOTTOM lock froze up AGAIN and the top lock is crooked - called the guy who came out who said he couldn't help me - I needed to call the company and they would charge me - would I use again - NO - don't BUY THIS!
- Christine M.
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I am not sophisticated enough to take the locks out and bring them to the shop, although they did give me that option. The cost of their service call was very reasonable, and the work itself was good, efficient, and fast. The total cost is excellent, considering they repaired deadbolts on both exterior doors!
- John M.
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This experience was wonderful. Mr.
Ellington Locksmiths Provider Name Locked
was not only good at his job but also professional and knowledgeable about various locks and potential plusses and minuses of the various brands, He first arrived for an estimate/consultation a week before, letting me know my options and the type of hardware to purchase. Today he was here as promised, right on time and worked until the various jobs were completed. Everything works as expected and looks great!!! I would recommend
Ellington Locksmiths Provider Name Locked
to anyone. :)

- Diane O.
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When I found I could not unlock our front storm door this morning (keyed on both sides) I called three Angie's List locksmiths in the morning, based on ratings and proximity.
Ellington Locksmiths Provider Name Locked
was the only one with the lock needed in stock. The locksmith showed up a few minutes early and completed the project quickly and professionally. He also replaced the doorknob (had started being hard to unlock during the winter). Labor/service call was $85 and parts were standard charges. Highly recommended.
- Christine P.
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We installed a new front door to our home on Monday and needed to rekey the new lock on the door. We Found Mr.
Ellington Locksmiths Provider Name Locked
(
Ellington Locksmiths Provider Name Locked
) through Angie's List. I bought the deal yesterday and within 1 hr., I received an email from Mr.
Ellington Locksmiths Provider Name Locked
of
Ellington Locksmiths Provider Name Locked
and Security. We set up an appointment for 1 pm today, Mr.
Ellington Locksmiths Provider Name Locked
(a veteran, I might add) confirmed the appointment via email last night and called me around 12 to let me know he would be there at the scheduled 1 pm appointment. He was professional and personable. He completed the job timely and professionally. I has questions about the new door and security, he offered suggestions for me. He did NOT try to UPSELL his services. He astually gave me suggestions onm what I could do to secure the side light windows. I will definately use him for all future lock and security needs.
Thanks you Mr.
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and Angies List for a plesant experience.
- mark F.
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The locksmith arrived on time and was professional and courteous. Smooth experience from scheduling through completion. Would definitely use them again.
- Ian S.
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Two men came, one more experienced than the other. They quickly had the lock off and determined that it was broken...informing me that this was a common problem within the life of the lock and showed me the breakage. They had another lock in the truck...very similar and acceptable to me. It was installed quickly and works fine.
They also looked at another door lock that was not catching...we had to close it by using the deadbolt or it would blow open. They made an adjustment so it would close, but warned that this may not be permanent solution. It was not...the door once again can blow open and must be latched with the deadbolt. Haven't had time to get to a more permanent solution. I would ask them to come back to solve that problem.
- michelle L.

Locksmiths in Ellington, CT

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0 Residential Home Locksmith in Hartford

61 Savitt Way, Hartford, CT
Hartford

24 HOUR EMERG LOCKSMITH

15 RANDY RD
Ellington

A & J LOCKSMITH ANY LOCKSMITH

142 MAPLE ST
Ellington

A 24 HOUR A ELLINGTON EMRGNCY

12 CHURCH ST
Ellington

A A LOCKSERV

428B N COLONY ST
Wallingford

A A LOCKSERV

424 North Colony Street
Wallingford

AA All American Locksmiths

PO Box 746
Botsford

Advanced Locksmith Service

75 East Main Street
Avon

Advantage Locksmith Store

339 Cottage Grove Road
Bloomfield

All County Locksmith Store

431 Harpers Ferry Road
Waterbury

All United Locksmith

1266 E Main St
Stamford

Allied Lockguys

510 Lake Rd
Andover

ALWAYS AVAILABLE 24 HOUR 7 DAY

56 ABBOTT RD
Ellington

Amber Locksmith Store

1279 West Main Street
Waterbury

Aqua Locksmith Store

1135 Farmington Avenue
Berlin

Atlantic Locksmith Store

443 Hartford Road
Manchester

BMT Lock & Key

306 Hermitage Drive

CAPITAL Locksmith & Safe Services

21 Tolland Turnpike
Manchester

Charm's Security Hardware Inc

886 Campbell Ave
West Haven

City Locksmith Shop

3300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden

Connecticut Lockmsters- Mobile Locksmith

30 warren terrace
West Hartford

Connecticut River Valley Lock

135 Parsonage St
Rocky Hill

CT Lock Service

Waterbury

Dragon Lockn' key

1364 Main St
Coventry

Elite Locksmith Services

33 Fieldstone Commons
Tolland

Estate Locksmith Store

318 Broad Street
Windsor

Expert Locksmith Store

150 New Park Avenue
Hartford

Express Locksmith Store

71 Raymond Road
West Hartford

Father Son Locksmith Shop

750 Connecticut Boulevard
East Hartford

Father Son Locksmith Store

517 New Haven Avenue
Milford

Father Son Locksmith Store

517 New Haven Avenue
Milford

Galaxy Locksmith Store

1445 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford

Glastonbury Key Service

70 Commerce St
Glastonbury

Gold Kings Locksmith

90 Elm St
Enfield

Gold Locksmith Store

722 Wethersfield Avenue
Hartford

Golden Locksmith Services

333 North Main Street
West Hartford

HARRINGTON HOME SERVICES

25 WYNDWOOD RD
West Hartford

Hartford Locksmith

831 Capitol Ave
Hartford

Hartford Locksmith Service

24 Hungerford St
Hartford

Hartford Safe and Lock, Inc.

36 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield

Hoffman Audi

700 Connecticut Blvd
East Hartford

Innovative Lockn' Safe

580 Gilead Street
Hebron

J & B Locksmith Svc

10 Lakeshore Dr
Farmington

Kernel Locksmiths

82 E Broadway
Milford

Lady House Doctors

101 Grove St
Windsor

Local Lockn' Key

147 Barstow Lane
Tolland

Lock Safe Services

325 Chamberlain Highway
Meriden

Locksmith & Key Store

325 Bic Drive
Milford

Locksmith Master Shop

30 Broadway
North Haven

Manchester Locksmith

14 Madison St
Manchester

Master Lock & Key Store

359 Main Street
Southington

Maxwell Security Specialist

171 Tolland Tpke
Willington

Meriden Locksmith

27 Maple St
Meriden

Metro Locksmith Services

1082 Chapel Street
New Haven

Milford Locksmith

13 Buckingham Ave
Milford

Neighborhood Locksmith

1130 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield

New Britain Locksmith

164 Glen St
New Britain

New England Lock And Key

171 Stanwood Dr
New Britain

Optimal Lockman

328 Connecticut 87
Columbia

Parker Locksmith Store

2400 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden

PHIL'S LOCKSHOP INC

186 Hall Ave
Meriden

Prime Locksmith Hartford

2739 main st
Hartford

Quick Security Solutions

27 Quality Avenue
Somers

R&L Local services

55 grove st'
Meriden

Rick The Key Man

190 Main St
Southington

Royal Locksmith Store

75 Farwell St
New Haven

Safe & Key Locksmith Service

213 Saw Mill Road
West Haven

Safe & Key Store

242 Sisson Avenue
Hartford

SCOTTS LOCKS

PO Box 796
Windsor Locks

Security Locksmith Services

320 Congress Avenue
New Haven

Southington Security Services LLC

2211 Meriden Waterbury Rd
Marion

speedypride services llc

1140 wolcott rd
Wolcott

The Locksmith Center

942 New Britain Ave
West Hartford

Top Level Inc

180 Wetherell St
Manchester

Trinity LockCo.

1254 Storrs Rd
Storrs Mansfield

Valerie Spencer Interiors LLC

146 Brewster Rd
West Hartford

Waterbury Key Service

421 Bank St
Waterbury

Waterbury Locksmith

23 Swift Pl
Waterbury

West Hartford Locksmith

19 Brace Rd
West Hartford

West Haven Locksmith Service

354 Blohm St
West Haven

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