Best Locksmiths in Des Moines

Why These Locksmiths?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Des Moines Locksmiths on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Dupla-Key is a registered and insured business providing locksmith services to customers within 35 miles of Des Moines. Operating around the clock and equipped for both residential and auto emergency lockouts, the company also handles key replacements and duplications, along with installation of new locks. It offers duplication of car keys, fobs and transponders, and can also replace factory-installed mobile remote starters. Dupla-Key promptly sends two experienced locksmiths to a customer's location when it receives a call.

Des Moines, IA


515 Locksmith

Established in 2015, 515 Locksmith provides the residents of Des Moines, Iowa, emergency mobile services. This locally owned company's bilingual technicians are available 24/7 to assist customers with commercial, industrial, residential, and vehicle locksmith needs. Services include rekeying, broken key extraction, key replacement, new lock installation, master key design, and key duplicating. Additional services offered by 515 Locksmith include digital high-security lock replacement as well as key control system repair.

Des Moines, IA 50317


Central Iowa Safe & Lock

For over three decades, Central Iowa Safe & Lock has been providing locksmith services to residential and commercial clients in the Des Moines, Iowa, metro area. Its residential services include lock repair and replacement, rekeying, installation of new keyless security systems, and emergency callouts for lockouts. It installs entry systems, lockboxes, and secure filing cabinets for businesses and can help both residential and commercial customers open and update safes and vehicles.

2643 Beaver Ave Ste 173
Des Moines, IA 50313


Mid-Iowa Lock

Mid-Iowa Lock is located in Altoona, Iowa, and serves customers throughout the Central Iowa region, including Des Moines. It handles emergency lockout assistance for vehicles, homes, and offices. It works with property managers and businesses on master key systems and installs and repairs deadbolts and locks on homes and garage doors. The business sells hardware that its technicians or the property owners can install, and it also can assess older locks and recommend repair or replacement.

4th St NW
Altoona, IA 50009


Security Locksmiths

Security Locksmiths has been serving the Des Moines, Iowa, area since 1986. It provides emergency lockout assistance for vehicles and homes. The locksmiths also make keys, replace locks, install panic bars and door closers, program automotive transponder keys, and sell factory vehicle remotes. They work with residential and commercial customers and can handle most lock-related projects. Security Locksmiths provides quotes over the phone and is bonded as well as insured.

4410 Se 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50320


Strauss Security Solutions

Strauss Security Solutions is located in Urbandale, Iowa, and has been working with customers throughout the state for over 90 years. The business offers locksmith services, including installing master key systems, duplicating keys, repairing and replacing door hardware, rekeying locks, and installing door knobs and levers. It also provides 24-hour lockout assistance for homes, vehicles, and offices. In addition to locksmith services, Strauss Security Solutions sells and installs security systems and keyless entry locks.

4663 121st St
Urbandale, IA 50323


Vehicle Towing Company

Vehicle Towing Company has been operating in Des Moines, Iowa, for over 10 years. It provides 24/7 services to customers in the surrounding area. Company drivers are able to assist with vehicle lockouts on cars, trucks, and semi-trucks. In addition to these locksmith services, the company jumps and recharges batteries, changes tires, provides gas, and tows vehicles of most sizes. Vehicle Towing Company aims to provide quick response time, typically within 30 minutes.

2901 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310


Walsh Door & Security

Walsh Door & Security has locations in Des Moines and Iowa City, Iowa, as well as North Kansas City, Missouri. It has been in operation for over 150 years and works with customers throughout the Midwest. It handles locksmith services such as key duplicating and engraving as well as replacement of broken and worn-out hardware. Walsh Door offers the expertise of a certified and registered locksmith who can work with businesses to develop secure locking systems.

2600 Delaware Ave
Des Moines, IA 50317


Williams Locksmith Service

Williams Locksmith Service is an automotive, commercial, and residential locksmith that serves clients in and around the Des Moines, Iowa, metro area. It focuses on providing quick, local service and accurate quotes. Services include replacing lost or damaged keys, extracting broken keys, and removing padlocks. It also provides 24-hour service for lockouts, including house, apartment, commercial, car, and truck lockouts. The technicians are equipped to replace transponder car keys, as well.

2000 High St Unit 121
Des Moines, IA 50309


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