Providing fast and reliable 24/7 locksmith services to Canterbury since 1956

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Christchurch Lock & Key (previously trading as Christchurch Security Centre) is a full member of Master Locksmith Association of Australasia and is a family owned business offering a comprehensive range of quality locksmith services in and around Christchurch for over 65 years. Click here to read more about our vast locksmith history in New Zealand.

With a small team of friendly and reliable professionals, rated among the top locksmiths in Christchurch. Christchurch Lock & Key strive to provide you with the most reliable, affordable, and comprehensive range of locksmith and security services in Canterbury, including:

Christchurch Lock & Key can provide:
  • Commercial safes for shops and businesses
  • A range of home safes for your personal valuables
  • Fire rated safes
  • Specific cash/value rated safes
  • In-house or on-site servicing or repair
  • Decades of knowledge, and expert advice

What price do you put on your valuables?

Mike Barltrop, Owner
Mike is a third generation locksmith and has been in the industry for 40 years. As a fully Qualified Master Locksmith, Mike offers great advice and can help with all your car, home and business security needs.

When he's not making homes safer or unlocking cars, you'll find Mike fly fishing or farming in the beautiful Canterbury region.

Fast, Affordable, and Professional - Locked out? We can help...

Fast, Affordable and Professional: These are three words that sum up Christchurch Lock & Key in a nutshell and words we deliver on, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to our valued customers.
With our 24/7 lock-out service, we are available when you need us most. If you are locked out in Christchurch, we are just a phone call away. For emergencies, we can normally respond to your call within the hour with our mobile locksmith van. Christchurch Lock & Key offer you peace of mind, and quality service that is backed up by decades of experience.

Affordable automotive key and car remote replacement using the latest technology

For car locking services in Christchurch call 0800 539 539 now or fill in the form to the right...

Car unlocking specialists in Christchurch

The days of the humble car key are numbered. Access to modern vehicles is reliant on unique and sophisticated key technology. Losing your car key or remote control can be a costly and time consuming affair.

Christchurch Lock & Key (previously trading as Christchurch Security Centre) are an insurance approved locksmith, recognised by all major insurance companies, and offer a range of affordable and efficient services, including:

  • Replacement keys for most vehicle models
  • Replacement remote key heads
  • Replacement remote casings (shells) and batteries
  • Replacement car remote control units
  • Car remote servicing and repair

  • Replacement/repair of door and ignition locks
  • 24/7 vehicle lockout service Christchurch-wide
  • Trailer locks
  • Latest scanning and programming technologies
Using the latest scanning and programming technology, we can offer you replacements for lost keys, spare keys or, in the event of a lockout, mobile locksmith personnel that will have you back on the road quickly, and without breaking the bank.

Lost Car Keys? We do insurance claims, WINZ quotes & Afterpay

If the worst happens, and you do not have a spare or current working key, we can make a new key / remote fob from scratch for your car. Before committing to a dealer, give us a call with your rego, and we can let you know what will be the fastest and most cost effective solution. If you are claiming insurance (usually on a House & Contents policy), contact them and get a claim number, and let us do the rest. We will quote the job to them, and get you back on the road ASAP.

Prompt vehicle lockout service right across Christchurch

Finding yourself locked out of your home or vehicle is a heart-sinking feeling. Fortunately, Christchurch Lock & Key are only a phone call away. Our 24 hour mobile lockout service ensures that you will be back on the road in no time at all.
Our mobile locksmiths vans are equipped with all of the latest technology to help you gain access to your car, van, truck, or even your caravan.
If, in the unlikely event we are unable to unlock or repair your lock, we offer a friendly drop off service. You're safe in the knowledge that you won't be left stranded
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Car been broken into? We can repair your locks promptly and will make your car safe again

Our mobile locksmiths fix broken locks on all vechile makes and models.  Call Christchurch Lock & Key as soon as your locks are damaged, and we'll have your vechile secure in no time.
Don't leave your car vulnerable after a burglary. Our locksmiths will have your car safe again quickly and easily, and will travel to you 24/7.
For broken locks or vehicle lock outs anywhere in the Canterbury area contact us today.
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Late model car key cutting and key remotes for all leading brands

Christchurch Lock & Key are a small, family owned business that proudly combine old fashioned customer service with the latest in technological advancements.

We use leading edge scanning and programming technologies which enable us to provide you with on-site replacements for most leading brand keys, remote key heads, and vehicle remote control units.
Below is a list of some of the vehicle (including motorbike) brands that Christchurch Lock & Key provide for:
  • Alfa Romeo keys
  • Aprilia keys
  • Audi keys
  • BMW keys
  • Chevrolet keys
  • Chrysler keys
  • Citroen keys
  • Daewoo keys
  • Dodge keys
  • Ducati keys
  • Ferrari keys
  • Fiat keys
  • Ford keys
  • GM keys
  • Holden keys
  • Honda keys
  • Hyundai keys
  • Isuzu keys
  • Jeep keys
  • Kia keys
  • Lancia keys
  • Landrover keys
  • Lexus keys
  • Mazda keys
  • Mercedes keys
  • Mitsubishi keys
  • Nissan keys
  • Opel keys
  • Peugeot keys
  • Porsche keys
  • Renault keys
  • Rover keys
  • Skoda keys
  • Ssangyong keys
  • Subaru keys
  • Suzuki keys
  • Toyota keys
  • Triumph keys
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo keys
  • VW keys
Christchurch Lock & Key are one of the only locksmiths that can provide new transponder keys for late model cars on site. We can even repair your existing damaged remote or transponder key heads and offer a complete range of garage door remotes.


So if you need a new key or remote for your late model vehicle, as a replacement or spare, give our friendly team a call or drop in to our Papanui locksmith store

We will provide you with a new auto key or remote at a fraction of the cost of an original manufacturer replacement.

Contact us today for all of your Christchurch auto key needs

Talk to the team at Christchurch Lock & Key for all you auto locksmith needs. We are happy to answer any of your questions. Whether you drive a car, truck, tractor, or motorbike, we have the key for you. We can even supply boat keys, caravan keys, trailer locks and padlocks.
If it's a key, we can do it!

A locksmith service you can depend on in Canterbury

As a family owned business, each member of our team embrace the core values of our business. When you call Christchurch Lock & Key, you will receive quality workmanship from friendly, fully qualified Master Locksmiths.  Click here to read more about our vast locksmith history in New Zealand.
Our work is guaranteed so you can rest assured you are receiving the best service from the best locksmith team.
Add our number to your phone today. If you ever find yourself locked out in Christchurch, we'll be right there to help. Just call 0800 539 539 and we'll have your sorted.
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