Independently Rated Highest in Quality
T h i r t e e n t h
Consecutive Year
Originally Earned:
June 2004
We declare that Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. HAS QUALIFIED for and continues to meet the Ongoing Research and Rating Requirements for Diamond Certified® status.
Certificate #431
(510) 621-7956
595 East Lewelling Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541
(L to R): Blaine & Dolores Lucas, Operations Manager Katelyn Lucas, fourth-generation technician Dustin

Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. has been providing security solutions throughout the Greater Bay Area since 1956. The company services commercial, residential and automotive customers, and it provides both mobile service and a storefront location in Hayward. These services include (but are not limited to) electronic access control, master key and high-security lock systems, duplication of laser-cut and transponder keys, and more. In addition to its professional services, Foothill Locksmiths offers customers a large inventory of security products and a wide variety of in-stock safes.

President Blaine Lucas is a third-generation security specialist who holds multiple certifications from the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA), the Safe and Vault Technicians Association (SAVTA) and the National Safeman’s Organization (NSO). He is a contributing author to many of the locksmith industry’s top publications.

Many of Foothill Locksmiths’ security specialists are registered locksmiths with the ALOA, and they’re all licensed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, as required by the state of California. “Our educated security specialists are ready to address any questions and concerns about maintaining or upgrading the security of our clients’ homes, businesses, or vehicles,” says Mr. Lucas.

Company Philosophy

“We ensure satisfaction by pairing quality security products with genuine customer service. As a fourth-generation family business, we have the knowledge and ability to deliver custom security solutions that restore and enhance the peace of mind and safety of our clients.”

Serving all of Alameda County including Hayward, Berkeley, Fremont, Oakland, San Leandro, Piedmont, Newark, Albany, Alameda, Dublin and Union City.

Electronic Access Control
High Security & Master Key Systems
Commercial, Residential & Automotive Services
Safe Sales
Repairs & Delivery

Abus
American Security Products
Keymark
Kwikset
Kwikset
Masterlock
Medeco
Medeco
Mul-T-Lock
Mul-T-Lock
Schlage Primus
Schlage SD
Slick Locks
Weiser
Weiser
Weslock
Weslock

Comparative Summary

As a family-owned and operated business, Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. takes great pride in the courtesy and service it extends to all its customers. The company was the first Diamond Certified locksmith company in Alameda County and has maintained its status for the past 11 years. The Better Business Bureau has awarded the company an uninterrupted A-Plus rating for the past 28 years.   “...

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you cut keys?
A: "Absolutely. We have one of the largest key blank inventories in Northern California, and we can often provide the duplicates that other stores can’t. Even though we handle large commercial and residential projects, we continue to servi...
Q: Do you cut transponder keys?
A: "We’re able to duplicate most transponder keys, keyless entry remotes, laser cut keys and VATS keys for vehicles. Most services require the year, make and model of the vehicle; some require the vehicle to be present at our store. To rec...
Q: How long does it take to rekey a residential lock?
A: "For a standard, residential-grade lock, it takes five to 10 minutes per cylinder. We’re able to offer our customers an estimated wait time in the shop, and we also have drop-off and pick-up options if you’re in a particular rush....

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Industry Info

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Findings based on statistically reliable research from 390 surveys

Customer Satisfaction

Survey Question: On a scale of 1 to 10 how satisfied were you with the quality you received?
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Company Credentials

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Customer Loyalty

Survey Question: If you needed this product or service in the future, would you use this company again?
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Diamond Certified Qualification

Based on 390 customer surveys, we declare
Foothill Locksmiths, Inc.
has passed all rating steps and has earned
The Diamond Certified Award
No. 431
Continuously qualified since June 2004.
David Pak
Director of Ratings Research
American Ratings Corporation

Verbatim Survey Responses From Only Verified Customers

Rachael G. Verified Customer Name
"They are conveniently located."
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Foothill Locksmiths, Inc.
595 East Lewelling Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541
(510) 621-7956
(510) 278-6870 fax
DCID5102782583

Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm

Serving all of Alameda County including Hayward, Berkeley, Fremont, Oakland, San Leandro, Piedmont, Newark, Albany, Alameda, Dublin and Union City.

Blaine Lucas, CML, CPS, CJS
40
10
ALOA Certified Master Locksmith, NSO Certified Journeyman Safecracker, SAVTA Certified Professional Safe Technician
Liability Insurance, Workers' Compensation
Better Business Bureau (A+ Rating)
Hayward Area Historical Society (2011); 2014 Vocational Service Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Private Sector (Katelyn Lucas), Historic Business Award
1956
Electronic Access Control, High Security & Master Key Systems, Commercial, Residential & Automotive Services, Safe Sales, Repairs & Delivery
Abus, American Security Products, Keymark, Kwikset, Masterlock, Medeco, Mul-T-Lock, Schlage Primus, Schlage SD, Slick Locks, Weiser, Weslock
26,000
Automotive, Commercial, Residential
30-Day Warranty on Parts and Labor With Receipt
Alameda Locksmith

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Survey Responses For

Foothill Locksmiths, Inc.

Foothill Locksmiths, Inc.: Average 9.3 out of 10 based on 390 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.
Rachael G. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Foothill Locksmiths is the company I go to."

"They are conveniently located."

Gustavo G. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"It was easy and painless to work with them. "

"They know what they're doing. "

Bob H. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I lived in that area for about 40 years, and now I live in Tri-Valley, but I still have rentals out there. They are my go-to company for when I have needs for keys or locks on my rentals. The one thing I noticed was when they make a key for me, it always works the first time, as opposed to going to Home Depot or somewhere similar. I had kind of a weird situation at a rental I converted to a sale last November, and a former tenant left his really heavy safe in the back room of the house. I went over and talked to these guys at Foothill and asked them if they wanted this safe. Then, I asked if they could get it out of there for me, and they were really good. I took a picture with my phone, and they came over. They didn't want it, but they got it out for me and charged me a miniscule amount compared to moving companies. They removed it without any damage from a back room through the house, down a narrow hallway, and then down a set of stairs. They are my go-to locksmith for the five rentals I have out there."

"They do what they say. They're on time for appointment, and very reasonable in their fees."

Maureen S. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are very trustworthy and that is the main thing that you are looking for in a locksmith."

"They have so much information available which made it easy for me to make good choices and to feel that I was getting the best service. My father had used them 30 years before."

Brandon E. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They're easy to get ahold of, on time, and they're a very good company. "

"They were able to fit me in their schedule. I thought they did well, and I have no complaints. "

Julia D. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I would recommend them. They provide quick service."

"They're very kind and accommodating."

David G. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They were on time, the price was reasonable, and they got the job done."

"They were on time and got the job done."

Michael W. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I would tell them to use them, because they're the best. They may not be the cheapest, but they are well worth it."

"They are always there when you need them. "

Joel E. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I would tell a friend that they are a good deal with, they are honest, and they provide a prompt delivery service."

"I liked the service that they did. I bought a safe, and it was delivered perfectly. They were really good."

Francine A. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They were very good at recommendations, and they were on time and prompt with everything that they did."

"I liked the recommendations regarding what I should do for my door. I was completely satisfied."

Mary T. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They do a very clean, thorough job. They're very knowledgeable in what they do. I've used them in the past for the school just down the street, and I've used them personally."

"That they were able to work with me to get me out of a jam, I found out that I needed a lock at 7:00 AM. I called them at 9:00 AM, and they were here by 10:00 AM that same day. They worked with me to get someone out quickly."

Sue V. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They are right there and very convenient. They're there when they say they"

"They were very efficient."

Jackson A. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I think they can do things that other locksmiths cannot do."

"What I like most is that they have the kind of key blinds for a variety of special keys that are difficult to find."

Jill B. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I would tell them that they have a nice variety of safes for whatever the need is."

"They were very nice and very personable, and they just did a very nice job on the delivery and installation of the safe."

Rick R. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They did a great job, and I'd call them again."

"He was a straight-up, honest guy. He gave me some options about what I wanted done and took care of the job."

Carol H. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"That they are good and reliable"

"I used them on my rentals, and I didn't have to be there. I had an older lock, and they were able to handle it."

Barbara N. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They're efficient and always on time."

"Their pricing is fantastic."

Charlie M. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"I've been dealing with them for 35 years and have never had any problems."

"Friendly service"

Eugene A. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"Honesty and friendliness"

"They listen carefully, and they respond to the concerns that you have in a friendly manner. When you walk through the door, you feel like your business is really appreciated. I've been dealing with them for years. I've always been happy with them. "

Kim T. Verified Foothill Locksmiths, Inc. Customer Name
Q1:10 out of 10
Q2:Yes
Q3 & Q4:

"They're very polite and very speedy to come out when someone needs them. They get the job done. They are very neat and tidy."

"The speed of them coming out to help me with my locks, they were wonderful."