The Locksmiths have the latest technology and machines to allow us to make keys to most makes & models of vehicles. Our team is continually training to ensure we are up to date with all key technology brought out in late model vehicle keys. 


What is a Transponder Key?

Transponders are small electronic chips which are inserted into the head of a key. They allow the vehicle's computer to electronically verify that the key being used to start the engine is authorised to do so. These electronic chips are small and majority of the time you wouldn't even know it is inside your key. 

Does your vehicle have a transponder Key?!

The first transponder keys were introduced in 1995, this means if your vehicle was manufactured after 1995 it MAY have a transponder key. We are able to identify very quickly instore whether a key has a chip inside it and will be able to inform you of your options for a spare key. 

Do you have a spare Transponder Key?

Our machines are able to duplicate/clone most vehicle transponder keys. We highly recommend if you only have one key that you have a spare key made, it may seem expensive at the time but duplicating your key while you still have one can save you hundreds of dollars and can be alot faster option than if you were to lose all your keys completely.

Transponder Key Lost or Stolen 

We understand having your car keys lost or stolen can be a stressful time. We endevour to make the situation as stressfree as possible. We understand that not having your vehicle can be a major inconvenience, our aim is to get you back on the road ASAP at a minmal cost. 


Our Locksmith Services

Our Locksmith Services

The Locksmiths have a large range of locks for all your residential, commercial and automotive needs. To find out more about our services you can contact us.

  • Free surveys & quotes
  • Window & door security
  • Master keys
  • Access control
  • Replacement locks



The Locksmiths is a locally owned and operated family business, providing service to
Franklin and the wider Auckland/Waikato area at the right price. 

As members of the Master Locksmiths Association, you are assured of a quality, professional service from our friendly team