Choosing a Locksmith

As rapidly changing and diversified as any Modern Trade, your choice in a service professional will often depend on the device that needs service. An Auto lock specialist may service homes, but not Safes. Most Safe Service Techs do ONLY Safes.

Often built on emergency services, many modern 'smiths focus on the electronics of modern cars, the Chip key technology employed to reduce auto theft. But those skills don't always translate well into, say, digital access building entry device.

A professional association can often help with your search for the right fit, a modern and professional lock specialist who has experience with the category of your needs. LSA in South East Michigan will be happy to respond to your queries. ALOA, a national association, can put you in touch with many of this areas specialists.

SAVTA is an international association of SAFE Specialists/Technicians. They'll be more than happy to help you locate your best option.


Grand Opening SALE-Keys Copied at 1960's Prices

Special: For a limited time, let’s save you some cash. MOST keys made cost 2.39+ anywhere nearby. We’re going to help SAVE you your hard-earned cash. Offering most house keys, some auto and padlock, cabinet and other ‘standard’ keys for Two DOLLERs only. Why? After a few decades in the SAFE & Key business I’m able to bulk-purchase and pass the savings on. Well over half-off from Home Despot prices. Even foreign car double cuts are only $3.00, and we have them all.

Need more reason to stop in at Central Security, SAFES & Keys? 1) New Modern machinery 2) We have thousands in stock and have no problem ordering your ‘weird’ keys, the keys the Big-Box chain stores scratch their heads over. 3) Here at Central, we not only KNOW the keys but also know why they work-why they sometime don’t. Don’t play around with a ‘sticky’ key, it’s frustrating and a waste of your valuable time. Remake it.

2307 Dixie Hwy., Waterford 48328—248-882-0304. Open 9-5 M-F, Saturday 10-2pm. You work those hours too? Call and we’ll stay open for you until 6pm, with a phone call. Hint: I’m usually in here at 8:30am. Check out our other AD here for Electronic/Chip/Transponder vehicle keys. Yes, the prices are correct, it’s not a typo.

Vehicle Ignition 'CHIP'-Transponder Key Sale

Limited Time Sale, call or stop in for YOURS

Transponder/Chip keys for Vehicle Ignitions-Best Prices


Examples of the Best Chip-Key Prices around:
$13 for some GM-car programs it for you
$35 for other GM Models
$55 for 'Grand Prix' GM models
$55 for most Fords
$75 for most Hyundia
$75 for most KIA
$75 for most Subaru, Honda, Toyota
$125 for many Audi, Volks
Laser-Sidewinder keys made as well, while you wait.
Cash and major credit cards accepted
2307 Dixie, Waterford. Just north of Telegraph-248-882-0304

Mon-Friday 9am to 5pm…call before 5pm and we’ll stay here until 6pm for the late workers

Saturday 10am to 2pm

'Chip' Keys

Modern cars have a transponder imbedded in the top of the key (or key like device); hiding inside the plastic “head”. The car has a receiver inside the car that is asking for the identity of the key. The key sends a numerical signature back, and if the vehicle recognizes the right information it allows the car to start. Mechanical metal keys without this technology only allow a few thousand key possibilities. With this technology the number of different keys can reach into the billions, thus never having your car accidentally start with someone elses key. Additionally if a bad guy forces the ignition over to the start position, the car still won’t start because the vehicle does not see the elctronic signature it is looking for.  While a spare key doesn’t cost two bucks anymore there is an upside; your car is a lot less vulnerable to theft because of this technology.