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The 5 Best Locksmiths in Bangkok

The 5 Best Locksmiths in Bangkok

Credibility

A locksmith must be trustworthy. They work with locks for your home or office security, so their credibility matters greatly. We made sure only to list reputable locksmiths in Bangkok.

Pricing

Locksmithing is a specialised job, but that doesn’t mean it should be overpriced. We rounded up the list with ones that won’t break the bank.

Expertise

We made sure to list locksmiths that can help you protect any home, office, or car with their top-of-the-line knowledge on locks. 

Equipment

Do these locksmiths adapt to advances in security technology? Upskilling is a must in this industry; else, a locksmith will be left behind.

1. Magnano Service – The Mall Bhang Khae Branch

Magnano Service - The Mall Bhang Khae Branch Homepage

Services: Locksmithing, Car Unlocking Service

Website: https://magnano.com/

Address: Basement Floor, PB Lobby 3, Lock A2, The Mall Bang Khae Shopping Centre, No. 518, Petchkasem Rd, Bang Khae Nuea, Bang Khae, Bangkok 10600

Contact Details:

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Google Reviews score5/5
Facebook reviews score 4.3/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 4/5
Credibility4/5
Pricing4/5
Expertise4/5
Equipment4/5

Pros

  • Trusted brand with over 20 years experience and more than 12 mall branches in Thailand
  • Affordable price
  • Can make a variety of keys and locks
  • Several payment methods available (cash, card, transfer)
  • Service warranty available
  • Pickup and Delivery service available
  • Polite staff

Cons

  • Has slow service sometimes
  • Sometimes has bad-quality output

Mangano Service is one of the biggest names in the Thai locksmithing industry. It has over 13 mall branches, but this particular review is for The Mall Bhang Khae Branch in Bangkok.

This locksmith service offers the basics like key duplication for house and car keys, making of master keys, and re-keying, to name a few. For cars, they also offer an immobiliser key system and opening service for when you get locked out. 

Too bad this locksmith isn’t open 24 hours. However, there are lots of other things that still make it the top choice on our list.

Customers that we’ve spoken to say that Magnano gives the bang for your buck, and we agree. 

We dropped by this Magnano branch to get a house key duplicated, and we had fast, top-notch service from their courteous staff. We also found their available payment methods very convenient because you can use either cash, credit or do an online transfer. 

However, you should still manage your expectations. Nobody’s perfect, so it’s normal to hear of instances where Magnano Service couldn’t provide a working key (that’s why they have a service warranty) or couldn’t produce the intended product within a reasonable timeframe.

This is true for The Mall Bhang Khae Branch and the rest of its network. 

If you need a locksmith, you can drop by Magnano Service at the basement of The Mall in Bhang Khae or avail of Magnano’s pickup and delivery service. 

2. Chang Tai Lock Shop

Chang Tai Lock Shop Homepage

Services: Locksmithing, Unlocking Service

Website: https://www.facebook.com/LatkrabangKey

Address: 18, 47 ม.1 Lat Krabang Rd, Lat Krabang, Bangkok 10520

Contact Details:

Operating Hours: On call 24/7

Google Reviews score4.9/5
Facebook reviews score 4.8/5
Total reviews3/5
Score consistency 4/5
Credibility3/5
Pricing4/5
Expertise4/5
Equipment4/5

Pros

  • Fast service
  • Can make a variety of keys and locks
  • 24 hours on call 
  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Physical shop closes at 4:00 PM
  • About an hour away from central Bangkok

Chang Tai Lock Shop is a locksmith in the Lat Krabang district of Bangkok. It offers key duplication, lock picking, and car keyfob replacement.

The first thing that we liked about this locksmith is its 24-hour service. Although its physical shop closes at 4:00 PM, you can still avail of their services at any other time of the day just by calling them.

They promise to provide prompt service regardless of the time, and so far, they’re fulfilling this promise. Most customers we’ve talked to confirmed to have received service within 30 minutes to an hour after calling for an appointment.

We stopped by their shop to get a car keyfob replacement and were surprised to know that Mr Tai, the locksmith operating the shop, is quite a young man. But don’t let his age fool you; he is very knowledgeable and meticulous at what he does! 

We also got our new keyfob quickly because of the shop’s modern tools. Tai makes it a point to update himself with the latest technology, especially in car locks.

Chang Tai Lock Shop’s prices are also very affordable, sometimes even lower than locksmiths in malls. This locksmith service is very professional with a very fair price.

If you need a professional locksmith around Bangkok at any time of the day, you can give Chang Tai Lock Shop a call.

3. BangkokKey24

BangkokKey24 Homepage

Services: Locksmithing, Unlocking Service, Forklift, Car Battery Replacement

Website: https://www.bangkokkey24.com/

Address: 611 Sutthisan Winitchai Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400

Contact Details: Tel: 063-805-9566, 085-944-6181

Operating Hours: Open 24 hours

Google Reviews score4.4/5
Facebook reviews score 5/5
Total reviews3/5
Score consistency 3/5
Credibility3/5
Pricing4/5
Expertise4/5
Equipment4/5

Pros

  • Open 24 hours
  • Prompt service all around Bangkok
  • Affordable
  • Can make a variety of keys and locks
  • Has supplementary forklift and car battery replacement services

Cons

  • You could encounter rude staff answering calls
  • Very minimal social media presence

BangkokKey24 is a team of professional locksmiths in Din Daeng, Bangkok. We love that they offer prompt locksmithing service for any time of the day, which is a lifesaver, especially when you’ve lost your keys or got locked out of your home or vehicle in the middle of the night.

They’re not as big or famous as other locksmiths we’ve tried, but most of their customers laud their excellent locksmithing services. Unfortunately, some customers we’ve talked to got the short end of the stick and experienced subpar service.

Perhaps one contributor to their negative reviews is the quality of this locksmith’s communication with customers. Some customers we’ve asked said that the staff talk to customers in a rude tone; sometimes, it even gets confusing whether a locksmith’s visit will push through or not. 

We didn’t experience this ourselves, but we hope BangkokKey24 improves how they talk to their customers. For the customer’s end, we suggest taking extra care in talking to BangkokKey24 to avoid miscommunication and keeping cool if you encounter a staff member having a bad day. 

BangkokKey24 also offers a car forklift and battery replacement, which we think complements their car locksmithing service very well. They could easily transport your vehicle to their service centre if its lock needs more work. 

You may call BangkokKey24 if you need their service.

4. Locksmith Ramkhamhaeng by P’ Uncle

Locksmith Ramkhamhaeng by P' Uncle Homepage

Services: Locksmithing, Unlocking Service

Website: https://www.facebook.com/masterkeysevice/

Address: 43, 149/1 Ramkhamhaeng Rd, Khwaeng Hua Mak, Bang Kapi District, Bangkok 10240

Contact Details: Tel: 096-029-8502, 081-573-7687

Operating Hours: Shop: 12:00 NN – 12:00 MN; On call 24/7

Google Reviews score4.3/5
Facebook reviews score 4.7/5
Total reviews2/5
Score consistency 4/5
Credibility3/5
Pricing4/5
Expertise4/5
Equipment4/5

Pros

  • 24 hours on call 
  • Affordable
  • Can make a variety of keys for home and vehicle
  • Has protocol to ensure legal unlocking of vehicles

Cons

  • Service limited to only some areas in Bangkok
  • Physical shop opens late in the day

Locksmith Ramkhamhaeng by P’ Uncle (let’s call them “Uncle,” for brevity) is a locksmith in the Bang Kapi district of Bangkok, around 20 minutes from Asoke. They offer key duplicates of house and vehicle keys (even car remote keys) and unlocking services.

We chose this locksmith as the next item on our list because it’s also an affordable locksmith available 24/7. 

It has a physical shop that’s only open from noon to midnight. But, to cater to customers who accidentally leave their keys inside their house or car (or worse, lose them), this locksmith is on call any time of the day for lock-related concerns. 

Here’s how we got to know Uncle: a CleverThai staff member locked himself out of his home one evening and called Uncle for help. He was very impressed with how fast Uncle arrived and unlocked his door – he even learned new knowledge on locks because of how clearly Uncle explained the process to him.

Another thing we love about Uncle’s service is that they take the law and customer security seriously. They wouldn’t open the locks to a vehicle with a lost key parked in a public place unless the customer can show proof of vehicle ownership. 

However, we’re a bit disappointed that Uncle only caters to customers in certain areas of Bangkok: the Ramkhamhaeng area, Hua Mak, Bang Kapi, Ladprao, Phatthanakan, and Khlong Tan, Lamsalee, and Suan Luang. We hope that as the business flourishes, Uncle’s services will reach more areas.

In the end, we recommend Locksmith Ramkhamhaeng by P’ Uncle. You may call them via phone anytime for a locksmith appointment. 

5. Key Yellow

Key Yellow Homepage

Services: Locksmithing, Unlocking Service for Home, Vehicle, and Safe

Website: http://www.keyyellow.com/

Address: 2185 Lat Phrao Rd, Saphansong, Wang Thonglang, Bangkok 10310

Contact Details: Tel: 089-988-8356, 092-638-7991

Operating Hours: Open 24 hours

Google Reviews score4.2/5
Facebook reviews score 0/5
Total reviews1/5
Score consistency 4/5
Credibility4/5
Pricing4/5
Expertise4/5
Equipment4/5

Pros

  • Open 24 hours
  • Affordable
  • Reputable and has been featured in several Thai TV shows
  • Services are available in Bangkok and the rest of Thailand
  • Can make a variety of keys for home and vehicle
  • Locksmith looks very professional with proper business branding

Cons

  • Sometimes has subpar work

Key Yellow is a locksmith service in the Wang Thonglang district of Bangkok. Its manager, Mr Suraphon Banphata, is known as the “yellow locksmith” himself.

Like other locksmiths, they offer a 24/7 service for your home, office, or vehicle. However, their edge over the others is that they can provide service not only in Bangkok but also to the rest of Thailand. 

And we think we know why.

Our team nicknamed this locksmith the “celebrity” among the shops we tried. This is because Key Yellow has been featured several times on Thai TV over the past years (mainly for Mr Yellow Locksmith’s extreme lock picking skills). 

These numerous TV features and the excellent feedback we got from their customers proved to us that they’re the real deal. They even have excellent branding and their own YouTube channel, where they upload videos of their work processes for everyone to see. 

Despite the celebrity status, we appreciate how Key Yellow still manages to have affordable pricing. Moreover, they still maintain their lovely little key shop on Lat Phrao Rd.

They also continue to improve on their craft. 

On the flip side, some customers told us they were not too impressed with Key Yellow’s service quality. So, we also advise you to manage your expectations for this locksmith.

You can reach Key Yellow via phone or their Facebook page.

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