Long's Locksmith Service Van

Long's Locksmith Service Van

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

These are not good locks

Go look at the keyholes on all of your locks. If any have a small hole/slot next to the keyhole, like in the photo below, please consider replacing your locks with better locks. This design is prone to random failure and lockouts. Even worse than their failure rate is how easy they can be bypassed by crooked people with minimal knowledge that could cost you in excess of $450.
Contact a reputable locksmith as we know what locks are best for residential applications. We can even order lock designs the bigbox stores don't carry or even order commercial grade locks if you want those.
If you still want to use bigbox home center locks, only purchase pin tumbler locks and not Smart Key locks.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

This article tells you why you shouldn't click on locksmith ads listed on Google.
The parasites use those ads to rip you off. Also remember there are no $19 locksmiths or $25 ones or even $35 ones. You should expect to pay at least $55 for a professional locksmith to unlock your car or home.
An that is the TOTAL price.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Remember call a locksmith when you lock you keys in your car.

Because breaking a window could be more expensive!!!

Expect to pay about $100-$350 to have someone replace a standard side door car window, depending on location and the year, make and model of vehicle. And replacing a small, triangular side window (also called a quarter glass window or, if it moves, a vent glass window) can cost $100-$500 or more, depending on the year, make and model of vehicle, as well as the difficulty of installation. Because these windows are not common, they can be more expensive than standard-size door windows on the same vehicle.*
* information is from

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The professional locksmith is more than just someone who shows up to unlock the door when the keys have been locked inside.

The highly trained professional locksmith will know the type of lock in question and be able to formulate the correct tools
to use in the case of a lockout. He or she will prevent damage to the door and lock in the process of getting the door open.
The professional locksmith will generally have had extensive training, either from the employing company or a special training program.
As with any security position, the locksmith profession requires people who are willing to make integrity and security their highest professional and personal values; and confidentiality and honesty are hallmarks of the profession.

Someone who duplicates keys for a living is not considered a professional locksmith.
A professional locksmith is someone who is trained to install, repair, open or modify locks, and who can create original keys for locks. The professional locksmith will carry insurance, be bonded and may even be licensed by the state.
A professional locksmith should be available twenty four hours a day, and ready to respond within a reasonable timeframe.
When called out for service, the professional locksmith should be able to say approximately when they will arrive.
With a general idea of the lock-related problem, the professional locksmith should also be willing to provide a ball-park quote, and should definitely be prepared to say what forms of payment they can accept, usually only cash or credit/debt cards.
There are many people who are able to unlock doors, but just because someone is can pick a lock does not mean that a consumer should hire that person to open their house!
The professional locksmith offers the highest level of care to their customers. Reliability, honesty and a professional presentation are just some elements which can assure a customer in a stressful lockout situation that they are in good hands.

Because so many lockout situations inspire panic, it can be difficult to decide on a locksmith to call in a rational and reasoned way. One of the best relationships to form ahead of an emergency is that with a professional locksmith – One who you have met at their store and one who is prepared to help you no matter what time of day or night you need them.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

This young lady was locked out. She called $19 24/7 Locksmith she saw on Google. After arriving 2 hours after she called, the "locksmith" arrived in car with on signage, told her the lock was pick proof and needed to be drilled. He replaced the drilled lock with one that looked exactly like it; even the new keys look the same. He handed her a receipt that said Acme Locksmith Inc for the amount of $250+, $19 service, $80 entry fee(drilling) and $150 for the new lock. She had to pay cash too.
She called to complain and got the run around. She decided to take a male friend to the address on the receipt to help her complain. The address was a local pizza place.
That is how the scammers work, get you to call with a low listed price, drill open your lock and charge you a exorbitant amount for a bargainlocks dot com lock they pay $5.39 for.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Long's Locksmith Service

Auto-Residential-Commercial lockout service
Residential-Commercial Keys made and Broken key removal
Residential-Commercial Locks re-keyed, repaired & replaced

Residential-Commercial locks and deadbolts, High security locks, replace panic devices
door closers and master key systems

Only do appointments or emergency work on weekends 

Lockout service is 24 hours 7 days a week

I am licensed and insured as required by Illinois and my LIC# is 191000280
 I am also bonded.
My rates are very reasonable and I except cash, checks and credit cards.
Long's locksmith service is a mobile locksmith service

Business Hours are 10am thru 5pm Monday thru Friday
Please call first before coming as this will save you a trip if I can't help you with your key or lock problem or if I'm out on a call.
Payment: Long's accepts cash, checks and credit/debit cards 
Will also take competitor's coupons from local phone books