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5+ Best Tauranga Locksmith Service Providers

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Every once in a while we all need to hit up one of the best Tauranga locksmiths due to a busted lock or when the need to change our locks arises for whatever reason.

Whether it be for your home or your business, every place has doors with locks and whether you need to change the locks or replace broken or faulty locks one thing that is for sure is that you will require a locksmiths services.

Today we will look into all of the best local tradesmen who can get your locks fixed or replaced in a heartbeat! Read on below to see who we found to be the best locksmith technicians.

Best Tauranga Locksmiths


1. Zanden

  • Trustworthy & professional
  • Prompt service
  • Range of services available

Whether you’re a business or a resident, security is an important issue that enables you to go about your day with ease. So, when it comes to ensuring that safety, experience and trust is absolutely key;

Zanden are your capable providers of that sense of safety, delivered through their speed of service and expertise.

Founded in 1982, Zanden have been a staple of the community for almost 40 years. With their speedy service, and company values of putting the customer first, they have become the number one choice for many in the Bay of Plenty.

Dealing with everything from warehouse security systems to domestic jobs like helping someone who is locked out, they are capable no matter the job.

Zanden offer up their expertise in a wide variety of areas, from fitting alarm systems to unlocking your car. To get an exact price on your job, simply give them a call or fill out the form on the website.

The company has earned their reputation, currently sitting on 4.4 stars out of 5 on Google reviews, and have helped out many customers like Toni who wrote: 

Customer Review

“Excellent customer service, easy to deal with.” - Tim Banks

Address: 75 Newton Street, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116

Phone: 07 575 7187

Services: General locksmithing, vehicles, alarms, safes, access control.


2. Bay Locksmiths

  • 29 years of experience
  • Residential & commercial
  • Friendly & professional

Often, the situations we find ourselves in that require locksmiths, are ones in which we do not wish to leave the area for fear of things like security and personal safety.

For this reason, Bay Locksmiths operate a fully mobile locksmithing service, bringing both expertise and the right tools to you.

The company has been operating out of Bay of Plenty since 1991, providing an essential service to numerous communities over the past 29 years.

They serve the needs of both residential and commercial customers, providing services such as security system planning, installation of smart locks, and lock replacement and repair.

All these services come from members of a professional team with multiple years of experience, to provide you with the correct advice for maintaining security with your new locks.

To discuss your specific needs, simply give them a call or send an email, and you’ll soon have any and all of your locksmithing concerns resolved! 

Customer Review

Bay Locksmiths’ hard work speaks for itself, with customers such as ‘Kiwi Chick’ saying ‘Excellent service, Brent was really helpful and followed up with any issues that we had promptly. Would highly recommend.’ - Marty Hines

Address: Tauranga

Phone: 07 575 7880

Services: Commercial, locked out/lost keys, residential, smart locks, padlocks, lock replacement or repair.


3. Locksmith Guy

  • 20 years of experience
  • 24 hour service
  • Residential & commercial

With 20 years of experience, Locksmith Guy is a highly trusted business with all the knowledge required to address and resolve any of your security concerns.

Locksmith Guy offers all the locksmithing essentials, in residential, commercial, and automotive areas.

This includes tasks as simple as getting doors opened and spare keys cut, to bigger tasks like fitting master key systems and getting doors and windows repaired.

Locksmith Guy understands that sometimes security situations can arise at inconvenient times; that’s why they have a 24/7 emergency after hours service.

Furthermore, they have mobile service that comes to you in your time of need, along with mobile EFTPOS, so payment is hassle free.

Getting in contact is easy; for information on the pricing of the service you need, simply give them a call or fill out the form on their website.

With their wealth of experience, it’s no surprise that Locksmith Guy has picked up a lot of positive reviews

Customer Review

‘I was extremely impressed with the service that Shane provided. He was punctual, completed the job in only a few minutes and gave me advice and options that were well considered.’ - Karina

Address: Tauranga

Phone: 0800 562 576

Services: Doors opened, locks re-keyed, master key system, new keys cut, door/window reparis, cars opened.


4. iLockLocksmiths

  • 10 years of experience
  • Residential & commercial
  • Range of services available

ILock Locksmiths is run by Tauranga local Justin, who carries 10-years’ worth of locksmithing experience with him to address any of your locksmithing needs.

Whether your problem is residential or commercial, ILock Locksmiths prides itself on delivering great customer service whilst providing fast and affordable solutions.

ILock Locksmiths offer a number of different services, from repairing broken and faulty locks, creating security keys, installing master key systems, and cutting existing keys.

They also offer less common services such as supplying internal and external door hardware, and installing door closers to control the speed at which your door closes.

And for emergency situations, iLock Locksmiths has 24/7 services, with after-hours charges applying.

To get a quote for the job you need done, simply head to their website, fill out the form, and they’ll soon be in contact and on their way to resolve your issue. 

Customer Review

‘Good workmanship and customer service. I appreciate the extra mile that you went to get the job done to a high standard.’ - Mark

Address: Tauranga

Phone: 027 922 0023

Services: Locksmithing, Key cutting and re-cutting, repairs, locks, security keys, installation, doors hardware supply, master keying, door closers.


5. Minute Man Tauranga

  • Multiple branches
  • Large happy clientele
  • 57 years in the industry

With 4 stores and 4 mobile locksmithing vans, Minuteman have all your locksmithing needs covered, wherever you might be in the Bay of Plenty region.

This is a business that has only grown larger since its conception, and continues to grow as customers continue to leave happy.

Minute Man Tauranga has been running since 1963, and the business has remained in the capable hands of the same family the whole time, currently being run by the third generation.

Their focus has remained the same over the years; providing top-notch customer service to fully meet each customer’s individual needs.

Minuteman offer an incredible variety of services, from residential and commercial locksmithing like key cutting and automotive services, to engraving (trophies, jewellery etc) and even shoe repairs.

Prices can be found by calling them on (they guarantee a fast response time), or by popping into one of their stores to chat to a friendly member of the team.

Customer Review

‘Excellent service […] Very good job done for a very reasonable price and emailed back to me within a week. They will get more business from me!!’ - Chris Bedford

Address: 1 Devonport Road, Tauranga 3110

Phone: 07 578 9299

Services: Key cutting, automotive, shoe repairs, locksmiths, safes, batteries, pet tags.


How quick can a locksmith get out to where I am?

Most locksmiths are usually able to come as soon as possible depending on their backlog of current jobs to be carried out during premium business hours.

Some locksmiths offer a 24/7 emergency service which will generally incur an extra fee but in those cases they will get to you pretty quick ensuring that you can replace or fix any broken or damaged locks quickly at any time of the day or week.

There is no set price for a call out fee across the industry but in general from our experiences most locksmiths charge an extra $50-$150 for a call out outside of usual business days or hours.

Are Tauranga locksmiths trustworthy?

Across the board, all locksmiths at any reputable and established locksmith company have their staff and technicians put through vigorous background checks and they have other aspects of their lives thoroughly checked over before being hired.

This is industry standard which means that you can rest assured only a trustworthy and honest technician will be carrying out any work in your business or home from the companies reviewed in our list today because each company from our list puts their staff through these checks prior to employment.

You can see just how complex the process is for locksmith's to get into the industry before they are qualified technicians on the NZ Careers WebsiteThese guys being able to carry out this type of work is not taken for granted and they are put through vigorous training & checks prior to entering the industry.

What services can Tauranga locksmiths provide to me?

Locksmiths generally carry out work on door locks for houses or businesses. Whether it be any kind of standard key lock or work for a modern day digital type of lock they can do it all when it comes to buildings.

Some locksmiths also work on replacing lost car keys, fitting new ignition barrels into vehicles or carrying out work on home alarm and security systems.

Whether or not any given company carries out any of these types of work will be dependant on each company, each company will usually state on their website which services that they offer and how much they may charge you etc.

If you need some new locks installed in your home, car or business or if you need some broken or damaged locks fixed or replaced, choose from one of the best locksmiths in Tauranga.

If you are in another region in NZ be sure to search 'locksmith' in the search bar above to see our other articles on locksmith reviews from around the country.

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