We guarantee our staff that works in or on your home, business, or automobiles have gone through extensive training and will be knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of the service they are providing for you. We will get your safe or door unlocked, we will create keys that work, and we will help you in developing your security systems. Whether an initial consultation, repair, rekey, unlock service, product selection, or installation, you’ll be serviced by a professional that will treat you respectfully and fairly.
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Owned and operated by Kenneth and Michael Kim, Bates Street Lock & Safe has been securing St. Louis City and County homes and businesses since 1985.
Principal owner Kenneth Kim, CRL, CPS (Certified Registered Locksmith, Certified Professional Safetech) is a member of the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) and the Safe and Vault Technicians Association (SAVTA) and the National Safeman’s Organization (NSO).
Kenneth started locksmithing in 1974, working part time from home before opening Bates Street Lock Shop in 1985. In 1992 the business moved to Bates and Virginia and the name was changed to Bates Street Lock & Safe. In 2017 the business moved to it’s current loaction in Lemay Plaza. Kenneth handles the majority of the outside service work and is the person most likely to show up at your front door if you call for service. He services and installs locks of all kinds but his specialty is safe opening in St. Louis.
Michael joined the operation in 1985 and handles the majority of in shop service work, his specialty is master keying. If you have one of our master key systems in St. Louis, Michael is the person most likely to have set up the system.
Services and products available from Bates Street Lock & Safe include antique lock service and repair, automotive high security keys, interchangeable core locks, key duplication service, lock service and repair, master key systems, restricted key systems (do not duplicate) and safe sales, service and installation. “If it has a lock on it we can probably do something with it”
Hear from our customers…
I was very worried about the cost of replacing a fob key for a car. My son lost his key , the only one he had . I called a few other places , Some wanted to charge 30 and 40 dollars just to look and see if they could do it. (Not! ) Bates Lock and key was Great! I highly recommend. The tech (Ken) went above what I expected. .With a very reasonable cost. Very impressed. Thank you .
Solved my problem with explanation and craft for a more than reasonable price. I thank them.
Why Choose Bates Street Lock and Safe?
Why Bates Street Lock and Safe?
- 35+ years servicing St. Louis metro residents and businesses
- We’re the experts expert. Others call us when the many mysteries need resolutions.
- Experts in unlocking safes, master keying, and nearly everything to do with safes and locks.
- Certified Registered Locksmith
- Certified Professional Safetech
- Member of the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA)
- Member of the Safe and Vault Technicians Association (SAVTA)
- Member of the National Safeman’s Organization (NSO)
- Staff are trained, experienced and professionals.
- Owners are usually the people that arrive at your home or business to service you