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Established 1962 in Scottsdale by Charles Gregory. Current owner Dean Gregory since 1967. One of the oldest businesses in Scottsdale in its newly remodeled building. Closed 4th of July and Christmas week.


Scottsdale Village Locksmith

Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Valley Wide
Our skilled and experienced Locksmiths offer exceptional emergency services. We specialize in a variety of key, lock and door services. Serving residential and commercial clients in the Scottsdale area.
Unmarked Trucks Available On Request, Unmarked Trucks, Service, Sales, Safes, Member Of National Locksmith Association & Associated Locksmiths Of America, Lockouts, Installations, Installation, Dead Bolts, Auto

Important Terms Relating to Keys
Keys are used everywhere, in residential and commercial areas, to lock our automobiles and our houses, but few people know much about how they work. So if the dead bolt you've installed at home refuses to work, if you need to replace a house key, or if you need to make a copy of one before it gets lost, you should know how to properly explain what must be done. Here are some important terms to keep in mind.
  • Bow – The part of a key held by the fingers.
  • Blade – The part that is inserted into the keyway.
  • Keyway – Though it has been generally replaced by the popular term "keyhole," this is the preferred word for the opening in the lock where the blade is inserted.
  • Master Key – One that opens any given lock in a related set.
  • Teeth – The pointed, protruding parts of a blade.
  • Notches – The cut-away areas that allow it entry into a specific keyway.
  • Valet Key – Used in cars, it can be used to start the engine but, as a security measure, does not allow access to the car's trunk or glove compartment.
  • Fob – Another word for a key chain or key ring.
  • Skeleton Key – A simplified, easily duplicated type made to open many different locks. Not to be confused with a blank, a key that has yet to be shaped by a locksmith.
  • Double-sided Key – A type with teeth and notches on both sides of the blade; this makes it more difficult to duplicate than the single-sided variety. Locks that require double-sided keys are also more resistant to lockpicking, providing an additional level of safety.

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