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Two Locations To Serve You:

3820 W. 79th St.
Chicago, IL 60652

39 W. North Ave.
Villa Park, IL 60181

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Keyway Lock & Security Is Your Premier Chicago Locksmith

Proudly serving Chicago, Villa Park & surrounding areas since 2008.

Keyway Lock & Security Is Your Premier Chicago Locksmith

Proudly Serving Chicago, Villa Park, and surrounding areas since 2008.

We Specialize in These Chicago Locksmith Services

In business since 2008, Keyway Lock and Security is a licensed, full-service locksmith and security solutions company with two locations in Chicago and Villa Park, IL. We are fully licensed by the State of Illinois and insured to serve residential and commercial customers in Chicago and the surrounding areas. We offer a wide range of services, including auto locksmith service, residential, commercial, and emergency locksmith service and we provide advanced security solutions for homes and businesses. Stop by one of our two locations or call us today for mobile locksmith service.

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Keyway Lock & Security provides a wide range of commercial locksmith and security services for local businesses, including CCTV installation, access control systems, ADA compliance, high-security locks, safes, master key systems, and more.

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When you need a licensed and local automotive locksmith in Chicago for your vehicle, we offer car key replacement and duplication, car remote and key fob programming, ignition repair, door and trunk lock repairs, laser-cut keys, and more.

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We provide a full range of services for your home, including key duplication, and installation of deadbolts, Nest Locks, Wifi locks, video doorbells, high-security locks, smart locks, home safes, mortise lock installation, and break-in door repairs.

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We sell, install, and service all types of safes and vaults including 2-hour fire-resistant safes, anti-burglary, deposit, gun, floor, and wall safes. We also provide emergency safe lockout service. We move, dispose of, and sell used safes.

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We are your comprehensive key duplication experts. Drop by one of our two locations to have copies of your car, home, and commercial keys cut, or call us and one of our locksmith vans can come to you.

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We provide emergency locksmith services for auto, residential, and commercial locks. If you’ve locked yourself out of your car, home, or office, give us a call and we’ll come to you in one of our fully-outfitted locksmith vans.

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    Why You Need a Locksmith in Chicago, IL

    We know that when you go about your daily business you’re not thinking “I’m going to need a locksmith today”. That’s because when something happens and a locksmith’s services are required, it’s because something bad has happened to you. Having a locksmith in Chicago, IL is important because you never know if the problem will be small like locking your keys in the car, or your home/business has been broken into. In the blink of an eye you, your family, or your business could be in danger without the best security. Here’s some more about why you would need a local locksmith.

    Locksmith In Chicago, IL. Keyway is the locksmith you call when you type locksmith near me into Google.

    We Protect Your Chicago Residence

    Your house is the most important place for all of us. It protects you, your family, your pets, and all those important documents about your life that you don’t want just anyone to have access to. Our neighborhood is very safe, but like any neighborhood, there have been times someone scoped it out and broke into a few houses. Keyway Lock & Security can check out your home’s security and make recommendations for what will keep you, and your family safe. Our residential locksmiths can install smart locks, rekey locks, make key copies, and even make keys for unknown locks.

    One of our automotive locksmith technicians picking the lock on a car door.

    Protecting You During Automotive Lockouts

    Imagine you’re leaving work late here in Chicago. The parking lot lights are off and when you reach the car, you realize you left the keys inside it and it’s locked. Your first instinct is to try and open it, if you panic you might want to break a window. But the best thing you can do is call us. Our mobile, emergency 24-hour automotive locksmiths will come and get you into the vehicle ASAP. But we don’t just provide lockout service, we even offer car key replacement for most brands. 

    Locksmith In Chicago, IL. Keyway is the locksmith you call when you type locksmith near me into Google.

    Keeping Your Chicago Business Secure

    Do you own a business here in Chicago? You never, ever want someone to break in and steal from you. If that happens it’s not just the physical product at risk. If you own a service-based company your equipment is in danger, and your important documents holding important banking information are now compromised. Plus, the business isn’t just at risk of theft from outside forces. You could be robbed by a disgruntled employee, a neighbor who has fallen on hard times, or any number of people who want what you have. Let our commercial locksmiths set up access control, keypad and smart locks, high-security locks, and more.

    Visit One Of Our Walk-In Locations

    We sell lock & door hardware. For DIY enthusiasts and contractors, we stock door closers, panic bars, deadbolts, keys, and door hardware. Give us a call or stop by one of our locations for professional advice and help.

    Why Choose Keyway Security Locksmith

    Our experienced locksmiths provide exceptional service at competitive prices for individuals, families, and businesses in Chicago, IL, Oak Lawn, IL, and the surrounding suburbs. All of our highly-trained technicians are well-versed in residential, commercial, and automotive lock and security matters, and will arrive at your home, business, or vehicle’s location with everything needed to provide you with the locksmith services you need.



    At Keyway Lock & Security our licensed and certified technicians will arrive on time and in uniform in our Keyway Vans.



    While some locksmiths may specialize in just one area, our technicians have the training and experience to handle all your automotive, residential, AND commercial lock and security solutions.



    If you’re looking for hardware, even the most hard to find, we can help. Call or stop by one of our retail locations in Chicago or Villa Park to find what you need.

    Read Our Great Reviews

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    Carmen Garcia
    Carmen Garcia
    My first time calling this place, the job was done, friendly, professional, and quick. Nice price, I will RECOMMEND THIS PLACE DEFINITELY..THANK YOU SO MUCH RON P.
    We just bought a new home and wanted to get our locks changed for security purposes. I called Keway around 9am and they gave me an afternoon window to arrive at our house. Steve showed up on time and changed the locks. He even made me extra keys and saved me a trip to Home Depot. I like to support local businesses and would use Keyway’s services again if needed.
    Response from the owner: Thanks Mike! Congrats on the new house!
    2nd Chance Water Restoration
    2nd Chance Water Restoration
    One of our technicians lost the keys to one of our work vans and they got a crew out in an hour to replace the ignition. Quick service and reasonable pricing. Will use again, thanks Keyway!
    Response from the owner: No problem. Glad we could help!
    Steve Gwin
    Steve Gwin
    One of the best locksmiths in Chicagoland!
    Tara Cobbs
    Tara Cobbs
    I highly recommend this business!!!! You will not be disappointed! The service is unmatched!!! Lamont, took the cylinder from my car door because I could not put my key into it. Of course, like many I thought that I needed to go to the dealership. I did not have to go to the dealership to have my car key reset to fit the cylinder. Lamont is knowledgeable, determined, and professionally! Thank you so much for taking car of my car door! And his prices are very reasonable!!
    Rajesh Kadakia
    Rajesh Kadakia
    Knowledge able person Mr,JosephDid very nice work
    Response from the owner: Thank you for kind words!
    James Wiltfong
    James Wiltfong
    Steve came through and got me into my truck in about 5mins, maybe less. Affordable and amazing service. Quick and painless! Absolutely recommend!
    Response from the owner: Hey Thanks James! Glad I could help!
    Accessible prices, Mr Lamont was the most helpful.
    Response from the owner: Thank you Juan for the kind words
    Martin K
    Martin K
    Joseph was super helpful. KeyWay was recommended by my Ducati dealer, and after checking multiple places, KeyWay was the only locksmith in West suburbs that could cut a motorcycle key.
    Response from the owner: Thanks you. We specialize in cutting Ducati Keys.
    John Nino
    John Nino
    Fast, friendly, great price, professional work
    Response from the owner: Thank you John.
    av sant
    av sant
    Stopped in to get keys made for an old MGB. Joseph was a big help. He made a couple that worked for me. Good guy as well. Thanks!
    Response from the owner: We have a vast selection of keys for antique vehicles!
    Marvin Wilson
    Marvin Wilson
    Thank you keywayChicago I will highly recommend your company to anyone looking for locksmith service, "Honest, Trusted Professionals...."Tuesday 7/18/23 on my way to work saw your company open on West 79th Street so I jumped off the bus stopped by talk to your technician Lamont who is very professional what a great guy I nominate him certified technician of the month I talked with him about the problem I was having with my car key so he told me if I could bring the car the next day he should be able to solve that problem for me being the certified technician he is he solve the problem all the time I thought something was broke off in the key Tumblr it was just a bad cut key so he cut me a key to the VIN number which were right on specs again thank you Lamont for your time and patience he said I was not leaving till I had the right key to gain entrance to my car thank you KeywayChicago you have a customer for Life customer satisfaction 💯
    Response from the owner: Glad we could help. Thanks for the kind words!
    Grace Ryan
    Grace Ryan
    Every key I’ve had made here works and turns smooth the first try. Would recommend!
    Response from the owner: Thank you for allowing us to earn your business!
    Clyde stallwor
    Clyde stallwor
    Thanks Steve, After the dealer gave me an outrageously long wait time to get me in my vehicle with two new keys, and wasn’t sure if they could even get my performance key (707hp) to work, you all came throughHighly recommend
    Response from the owner: Hi Clyde thank you for the kind words.!
    Ron was great. thank you for being my hero.
    Response from the owner: Thank you for letting us help Jimmy!
    Mallen Grier
    Mallen Grier
    Called Keyway, and they came the next day. Really appreciated Ron's expertise. He was very helpful and processional.
    Response from the owner: Thank you for the kind words!
    Mary Keating
    Mary Keating
    Stopped at the Villa Park location today for help with a broken firesafe. I was assistant by Joseph B. Great customer service. All my options were clearly explained and work completed as expected. Fair price considering the jobI plan on returning to this location in the future.
    Response from the owner: Thanks fo letting us help you with your broken safe Mary!
    Mitchell Shanks
    Mitchell Shanks
    Reliable company. I needed my locks changed to my house and they came out within 24 hours and did a great job. Ron was very professional!
    Response from the owner: Thank you Mitchell!
    Dalia W
    Dalia W
    Lemont was extraordinarily helpful. This place is a godsend. Very professional and able to remain cam in stressful times of getting locked out. Every key I’ve had made here works and turns smooth the first try. Would recommend!
    Response from the owner: Thank you for the kind words.
    El Criastian
    El Criastian
    Amazing individual. Very reasonable pricing too. You come here on good terms and you get treated like family.
    Response from the owner: Thank you for the kind words. We specialize in Car Key Programming and are happy to help!
    mauricio moran
    mauricio moran
    The store was clean and well organized, Locksmith Jason for sure knows what he is doing. Want to point out his honesty and service. Recommended.
    Response from the owner: Thank you! Glad we could help!
    Arjun Thirumaran
    Arjun Thirumaran
    Response from the owner: Thank you wish we could have earned 5 stars.
    P Blonde
    P Blonde
    Awesome! Programmed 2 spare transponder head keys and provided batteries for 3... definitely recommend!
    Response from the owner: Thank you for the kind words.
    Andres Pagan
    Andres Pagan
    Extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. Great Customer service. I'm a happy customer!
    Response from the owner: Thank you Andres.
    Vanessa Farris
    Vanessa Farris
    Great service
    Response from the owner: Thank you Vanessa!

    Our Professional Credentials & Affiliations

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    Keyway Lock & Security is an ALOA certified member. ALOA is the largest locksmith Association in the USA and all members have an in-depth background check and must be fully licensed to be members.

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    Keyway Lock & Security has been researched, verified, and featured as a licensed and insured locksmith serving Chicago, IL and the surrounding region.

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    1-800-Unlocks has successfully verified Keyway Lock & Security as a real, local and guaranteed locksmith that you can trust.

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    Keyway Lock & Security is a member of the National Automotive Service Task Force. Members are highly trained and have access to all the resources necessary to service today's high tech vehicles.

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    Keyway Locksmith has been certified by the GSA (General Services Administration) Container General. We are KABA-MAS X-09 and X10 certified.

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    Keyway Lock & Security has been named an Elite Service Provider by HomeAdvisor.

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    Keyway Locksmith is a member of the Safe and Vault Technicians Association. See Steve's profile here.

    Our Local Locksmith FAQ

    Are you in Chicago, IL, or one of the surrounding areas? If you are, then Keyway Lock & Security is here to assist you. We always want to be sure you get the best information so we have compiled some of our most frequently asked questions. If you don’t see the answer to a question you have don’t hesitate to call us at 800-836-5397.

    Where In Chicago are you located?

    Should you need to visit our storefront we are located at 3820 W. 79th St. Chicago, IL 60652. But as a mobile locksmith just give us a call at 800-836-5397, and we will come to your location to provide our residential, commercial, or automotive locksmith services.

    Do you sell or replace key fobs and remotes?

    That we do. We specialize in all things automotive locksmithing. All you have to do is provide your year, make, and model vehicle and we will give you a great price that beats out the dealership. Plus, we will come to you bringing the new key fob and remote, program it, and you won’t even have to leave your location.

    What makes and model vehicles can you work on?

    Keyway Lock & Safe is a full-service automotive locksmith in Chicago and we’re not limited by a vehicle make, model, or age. Our locksmith technicians are trained to work with foreign, domestic, and antique vehicles. But as an example, here are some of what we can do.

    If you’re model isn’t listed here, just give us a call and we’re sure we can assist you.

    What areas do you service besides Chicago, IL?

    Our service area is vast and encompasses all of Chicago, IL, and the surrounding area. For a complete list click here to see our service area page.

    What other automotive locksmith services do you provide?

    This is a long list and you can find a longer one on our car locksmith page. But here’s a quick list.

    • Vehicle Lock Outs
    • Remote replacement for cars
    • Ignition Switch Issues
    • Repair of Car Door Locks
    • Duplicate Key Creation
    • Chip Key Replacements
    • Key Cutting
    • Ignition Key Replacement
    • Replacements of Key Fobs
    • Repair/Replacement of Trunk Locks
    • Programming of Transponder Keys
    • Laser Cutting
    • Extraction of Broken Keys
    • Emergency Situations
    • Vat Keys

    There is so much more we can do for your vehicles. If you have a question just call 800-836-5397, or visit our storefront here in Chicago.

    What other commercial locksmith services do you provide local businesses here in Chicago, IL?

    As a full-service locksmith here in Chicago, we are able to protect your business with the best security available. Here’s a list of some of the commercial locksmith services we provide.

    • Rekey Lock Service
    • Keyless Entry
    • Master Key Systems
    • High-Security Lock Systems
    • Panic Exit Devices
    • Mortise Locks
    • Card Key Access/Electronic Locks
    • Door Closers
    • Safe Installations 
    • CCTV Systems
    • Access Control
    • and More

    If you see something that isn’t listed, just give us a call and we can take care of it.

    How can you protect my home here in Chicago?

    We want to protect your household as if they were our own. Here’s just a sample of what we can do for your family.

    If you feel your houses security has been compromised the slightest bit, give us a call and we will make sure you and your family stay secure.

    How long will it take you to make a new car key for me?

    The time it takes depends on the type of vehicle and whether or not you require a brand new key, or if it’s a copy. So we can provide the best answer we recommend giving us a call or visiting our contact page. Thanks so much.

    How much does a locksmith cost?

    This all depends on the type of job, the intricacy of the job, and the type of locks we’re working on. Local locksmiths in Chicago, IL, can cost anywhere from $50 – $300 dollars for lockout service to car rekeying if the vehicle is a foreign model. At Keyway Lock & Security it’s our goal to provide affordable services in a timely manner so you can get the best work done on your home locks, business security, or vehicle and get back to your life fast.

    Are you really available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies?

    We provide emergency 24-hour locksmith services for auto, residential, and commercial locks. Our locksmiths are licensed, insured, and members of ALOA. For emergency service please call 800-836-5397.

    Our Service Area covers Chicago including the Western and Southern Suburbs.

    Visit Our 2 Locations: Chicago Locksmith & Villa Park Locksmith.

    If you need Auto, Home, or Commercial locksmith services, give us a call. We also provide Emergency Locksmith Service 24 Hours a day.