How to Take a Picture of a Key Richmond

How To Take a Picture Of A Key

How to Take Picture of a Key Richmond and sending Mr. Locksmith Richmond the picture of a key can help us identify the key or lock. This may seem like a silly video, but it’s actually very important. I made the video and graphics to help our customers.

  1. Take an in-focus picture of the key.
  2. Take a picture of both sides of the key.
  3. Remove any tape or obstruction covering the head of the key.
  4. If possible a picture of the end of the key.
  5. In-focus pictures of the key.

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Copy of Key Richmond

Schlage key C123

Picture of a Key

A lot of times customers ask where can I get a “key copy near me’”  “I need my locks rekeyed.” or “Duplicate Key” and then they try to describe it to me. Sometimes they can, sometimes they can’t, sometimes there’s no information that you can see, but I can see. So, a lot of times we ask our customers “Take a picture, take an in-focus picture of the key.” So we ask our customers, email or just text me, a picture of your key. So this is how to take an in-focus picture of a key so I can see what you have. You have to take both sides of the key. So take a picture there, so I can see what the make is, I can look at some of the grooves and then turn the key over and take a picture again, and then I can see from the other side I know it’s a Schlage and on this key picture I can see it’s a C123. So I can tell you “Yes I have that key.” So whatever key you have, whether it’s a car key, or house key, motorcycle, whatever, in focus, both sides of the key, then you can email it to me or a locksmith and we can tell you if we have that key.

Mr. Locksmith Automoive can make car keys and car key replacement. If you have lost your key or need a duplicate key Call Mr. Locksmith Automotive 604-259-7617

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Schlage C145 Key


Weiser Key WR3


Picture of a Key so we can Duplicate a Key

Sometimes we’ve had people on fishing expeditions up north, they’ve taken their keys with them they’re in the middle up north, in the middle of nowhere, the wife is locked out, they have the key, and this one, we can actually see this one has a code, so we now know we can cut that by code and we can get that person in the house really quick and easy.

Warning Note: Protect your keys like you would any other type of private or personal information. Just because a key may be in your hand doesn’t mean it can’t be easily reproduced or forged by a savvy criminal. If you do choose to post pictures of your keys online, make sure the keys are partially covered, especially the bittings, which are essentially a serial number to your home’s lock. Finally, you may want to invest in additional security devices and systems for your home for an added layer of protection. Consider a digital “smart lock” and security cameras with alerting functions. All of these will provide supplementary protection, including added security against lock-picking and brute force break-ins. As always, use good judgment when posting content online.

In conclusion, silly as it sounds taking and texting or emailing us key picture, in focus, both sides of the key, text or email, then we can tell you what you have. [email protected]

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years of experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing On-LIne and Hands-On locksmith training to people, businesses and Law Enforcement all across North America and Asia. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.