Amazing Tim Locksmith

Elm Grove, Brookfield, Milwaukee



Milwaukee,Brookfield,Waukesha,Mequon,Wauwatosa,Menomonee Falls,New Berlin.


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What are jiggle keys?

Posted on 3 January, 2021 at 21:30 Comments comments (57501)

     Jiggle keys are keys that come in a range of groove patterns and are used to attempt to open a lock in absence of the correct key for that lock. Termed “jiggle keys” because they typically require some jiggling around to successfully open the lock, these tricky keys are often used to pick locks. Also called “bump keys,” jiggle keys should not be used by the average person as an alternative to having a spare. It’s best to visit a professional a...

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If your home is broken into.

Posted on 27 October, 2020 at 20:55 Comments comments (5551)


A burglary is nothing to take lightly. Call 911 and don’t enter your home until it has been deemed safe. Once the police have inspected your home and filed a report, then it is time to seek out locksmith services.



Important thing to do

Posted on 16 September, 2020 at 13:50 Comments comments (6909)

Ask About Additional Fees


Some locksmith services will add on additional fees after the estimate. Ask about fees upfront so that there are no surprises. Emergency fees, after-hours fees, mileage fees, and other fees may be applied later. If the locksmith quotes you a significantly higher price upon arriving than you were told over the phone, DO NOT  agree to pay for services.




Posted on 4 September, 2020 at 14:15 Comments comments (2255)

It seems that coronavirus has had an impact on everything. It has changed our lives in many different ways, one of which is the fact that we think twice before we seek out any type of service beyond our own front door. Speaking of doors, one of the services that you may require during this time is locksmith services, and the good news is that Amazing Tim Locksmith is open and operating.


While it may seem as if the world has stopped, lock-related emergencies don’t. Th...

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Be Prepared

Posted on 11 August, 2020 at 9:40 Comments comments (3304)

Be Prepared Before You Call


Have you ever wondered what prevents criminals from calling locksmiths to let them into a car or house that doesn’t belong to them? Proof of ownership is required in order to get a locksmith to open any locked vehicle or house. For a home, proof of ownership can be as simple as an ID and a bill with a matching address. For a vehicle, you’ll need your ID and a matching registration or insurance card. It’s i...

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You may need this when you call a locksmith.

Posted on 23 February, 2020 at 0:55 Comments comments (1493)

If you need to call a locksmith because you are locked out of the house or car, there is some information that you will need to provide while requesting service and when the locksmith arrives on site. Some of this information will vary based on the specific situation, but you should be prepared to at least think about the answers to these questions. Here is an overview of what information your locksmith will request and what to look for in a locksmith.


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Posted on 30 November, 2019 at 0:25 Comments comments (11173)

When you least expect it, your key can get stuck in your door. It can seem like an impossible task to get the key back out. Fortunately, there are some strategies that you can use to get your key out of your door and to repair the lock so it doesn’t happen again.


Use Spray Lubricant


Most often, a key becomes stuck in a door lock because the lock isn’t well lubricated. If you have access to a can of spray lubricant, you ca...

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Do you want the same key to work the dead bolt lock and the door handle lock?

Posted on 6 September, 2019 at 14:15 Comments comments (5912)

When homeowners move into their new property for the first time, it is a smart idea to have the keys changed over. For homes with deadbolts and separate door locks, many homeowners wonder if they should have the locks keyed to use one key for both locks or to have separate keys. Here are some things to consider about whether your deadbolt and door lock should open with the same key.

Be Realistic About Your Lifestyle.

No matter what you’re deciding between, it is impor...

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Posted on 6 July, 2019 at 11:40 Comments comments (44815)

Pin and Tumbler Locks

Pin and tumbler locks are exceptionally common. The mechanism contains a set of spring-loaded pins inside small cylinders. When the key is inserted, it compresses the springs, aligning the space between the bottom and top pins around a track known as the shear line. When the shear line is clear, the key will turn. The compression of an incorrect key will misalign at least one pin, blocking the shear line and preventing the key from turning.

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About Locks

Posted on 11 May, 2019 at 9:55 Comments comments (5152)

Best Locks to Prevent Home Burglaries

Door locks create the vital first line of defense in protecting your home against burglars. Yet not all locks are the same, making it extremely important to choose just the right lock for each door. Here is what you should know to choose the best locks to prevent home burglaries.

Best Locks to Prevent Burglaries

Deadbolt Locks

A doorknob lock is a good way to deter casual in...

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