Key Duplication Service

We Can Make Copies of All Your Keys

We’re Shearline Locksmiths, Chicago’s full-service locksmith with over a decade of key copying experience. We are licensed, trained and a member of the ALOA, Associated Locksmiths of America, so you can trust our technicians will always provide you with professional service. We use quality hardware and parts and always guarantee our workmanship. For your convenience, Shearline Locksmiths provides emergency mobile locksmith service throughout the Chicagoland area. Call us today for any of your house or car key copy needs!

Key Duplication

cutting a new automotive key (top) and copies of residential keys we made for a local client (bottom)

Cutting a new automotive key (top) and copies of residential keys we made for a local client (bottom).

If you have a house or apartment key and need to make a spare key for family members or a roommate, a locksmith can easily make a duplicate key. Metal keys, typically made of brass or a nickel brass combination, are put into a machine called a key duplicator. The original key is put in the machine along with the blank, and the new key is cut using the original as a template.

Did you know you can get keys made from scratch, without an original key, whether it’s a car key or house key? Locksmiths can make new keys by referring to a key code, which is on the lock itself or in the lock’s manual. For a car key copy without an original key, the car’s VIN number can be used. Shearline Locksmiths provides this service, typically at a lower cost than the dealer.

Key Copy Services We Provide

Whether you need car keys, house keys, office keys, apartment keys, or even desk or cabinet keys made, we can copy them for you. Key copy services we provide include:

  • Residential keys – exterior doors, garage doors, basement doors, and home office key copies
  • Commercial keys – entrance door keys, office key copies, storefront keys, warehouse keys
  • Car key copy for domestic and foreign cars – all makes and models of car key copies are available
  • Transponder or chip keys – a code is copied from the original key to a device and then copied directly onto the new key
  • Car key fob – we can program a new key fob
  • High-security keys – typically only the original locksmith can copy this key, if we provided a master key system for you, we can easily duplicate these keys
  • Keys cut by code – no original key means we use a key code to determine what kind of key needs to be cut
  • Laser cut keys – a more secure key known as an internal or sidewinder key, often more difficult to duplicate, a small milling machine is used to create a laser cut key copy for you
  • Skeleton keys – copies can be made from an antique original, or made using the lock itself

We are a full-service locksmith also providing lockout services, door and lock installation, door repair, ignition repair, and master key systems. We have rekey discount specials and offer alarm systems as well.

Key Copies Made Fast and Precise

Where do you go to get your keys made? With our emergency mobile service, Shearline Locksmiths can come to you anywhere in the Chicagoland area and make house key or car key copies on the spot. You want to ensure you’re using a reputable, professional locksmith when getting your keys made. Give Shearline a call today at 312-847-8366. We look forward to helping you with your key copy needs!