Company History

The Most Trusted & Affordable Locksmith in San Francisco

Pop-A-Lock was born in 1991 when local authorities had recognized that there was a need for a professional auto locksmith service in their community. The San Francisco locksmith operation opened shortly after, becoming one of the most trusted names in San Francisco.

The need for Locksmiths has grown exponentially since then, and Pop-A-Lock has now grown to become the largest professional locksmithing franchise in the country. Our original Lafayette location is now the national training facility and corporate headquarters for Pop-A-Lock.

While the main focus is on 24-hour emergency locksmith services, auto lockout services and emergency roadside services, we also provide a full range of services in all things locksmithing.

In addition, we are proud to have created the Emergency Door Unlocking (EDU) Program – a free community service dedicated to saving children, seniors and others who are inadvertently locked in vehicles.

Our Locksmith Technology

Pop-A-Lock remains at the forefront of the locksmith industry by utilizing the most advanced technology available.

Our state-of-the-art communications and mapping system ensure that the closest and most capable employee is always dispatched to perform any locksmith-related service that may be needed.

Additionally, Pop-A-Lock utilizes best-in-class electronic access systems to ensure durability of equipment, flexibility in programming access levels and substantial access tracking. Pop-A-Lock is also closely allied with the leading researchers in automotive technology, ensuring that we have the latest and most effective tools for programming keys, remotes and immobilizer technology.

While our main focus is on 24-hour emergency locksmith services, automobile lockout services and emergency roadside services, we also provide a full range of services related to every aspect of locksmithing.

Most importantly, Pop-A-Lock uses a proprietary computerized technology system that provides technicians with access to the most advanced, accurate and efficient methods to service all types of locks.

Pop-A-Lock’s commitment to its customers is to utilize the best technology available to provide the highest quality service possible.


Why You Can Trust Pop-A-Lock San Francisco

  • As part of the nation’s largest contingency of automotive locksmiths, we have access to a great source of knowledge we can rely on for any issue.
  • We have established relationships with lock and key companies.
  • Our locksmiths are provided specialized training and specialized equipment to ensure they can provide the best service to our customers. They practice on hundreds of cars, trucks and motorcycles under close supervision before being released to the field. Each technician is then apprenticed so he or she can handle real-life situations.
  • Every locksmith has been background checked and is licensed and insured where applicable.
  • We provide emergency service, coming to you any time of day or night.
  • We have the equipment available to work on most new advanced vehicle security systems.

Call Pop-A-Lock San Francisco for service or a quote.