Originally known as Howard’s Key and Bicycle. Uncle Howard Yetter opened the doors and as the name suggests, began locksmithing and repairing bicycles. Nephew Roy Yetter, began working part time for his Uncle at an early age, repairing lawnmowers. In the mid seventies, the company began to focus strictly on locksmithing and safe services and changed the name to Howard Safe and Lock. The business continued to blossom, and Roy eventually purchased the business from his Uncle back in the nineteen-eighties. The services offered have grown to include Alarm Installations, Camera Installations and Access Control. In July of 2017 Vidal Safe & Lock, LLC purchased the assets of the company. Roy Yetter continues to work as The Qualified Manager. His reputation in the industry and community is unsurpassed. Our trained professionals use special care when providing service to your home or business. We handle everything from lockouts to high security equipment installations and are service providers for residential and commercial clients for all their locksmith services. We are licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety / Private Security Bureau as a security contractor in Alarm Systems, Electronic Access Control and all other aspects of locksmithing. We provide the highest level of professionalism and quality to all our clients both large and small.

Here at Howard Safe & Lock, we’re wholly dedicated to safety, efficiency, and superior results. Our technicians have the years of field experience necessary in order to consistently provide excellent service, with the utmost amount of courtesy and attention to detail; no small issue will evade our technical wizard’s laser sight, and we eagerly handle custom projects with gusto, helping to ensure your home or business’ security needs are met with the ultimate specificity and durability. We make our ultimate priority the achievement of our customer’s 100% satisfaction with our work; and because of this, we ensure that if for any reason a customer is left unsatisfied by our work, that we will come back to the location and remedy the issue completely for free. It’s just one way that we demonstrate our dedication to upholding the security of our neighbors and the Greater Houston community.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Greater Houston Locksmith Association
  • Houston Gulf Coast Alarm Association
  • Associated Locksmiths of America
  • Texas Burglar and Fire Alarm Association
  • Texas Locksmiths Association
  • Safe & Vault Technicians Association

Contact Details

  Website
  City Houston, TX
  Zip Code 77009
  Address 826 E 14th Street
  Phone Number (713) 869-0581

Products & Services

When your car keys are broken, lost, or malfunctioning, you may be wondering what the best way to replace them is. While some people might think of going to the automobile dealership, it’s a much better approach to directly contact a local professional locksmith, like the experts at Howard Safe & Lock. We have the necessary equipment to instantly furnish you with brand new automotive transponder keys directly on the spot, eliminating your need to tow your vehicle or make an expensive trip to the automotive dealer. While car issues can happen in the blink of an eye, when you work with Howard Safe & Lock, your problems will be resolved just as fast, allowing you to get back on the road.


Our commercial locksmith and security service provides the highest level of security for your office, warehouse, shop, storage facility, or building. Our capabilities include the ability to repair or install any type of commercial lock system commercial, in addition to access control systems, digital locks, fire and alarm systems, surveillance and CCTV systems, and more.


If you have lost your keys, need a spare set, or need to replace a damaged key, our direct-to-location Houston residential locksmith services will provide a fast and convenient way to solve your problem. For your peace of mind, we are licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety / Private Security Bureau as a security contractor in Alarm Systems, Electronic Access Control and all other aspects of locksmithing. We are GSA certified. We use approved methods of servicing, installing, diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing and certifying GSA Locks, Vaults & Containers. Our key cutting and locksmith services include the following:

Basic key cutting
Rekeying of existing locks
Car key, auto smart keys, program chip keys and remote programming services
Installation of door and other locks used in your home.
Residential Access Control Systems
Residential Safe Installation and Repair

Customer Testimonials

Had a situation VERY LAST MINUTE situation where my business had to be opened for clients ASAP! I Googled and Yelped ‘locksmith’ and these guys popped up. Spoke with a gentleman named Mike and he said he could take the job IMMEDIATELY. I said yes and he was here within 2-3 minutes! He was very profesional and got straight to business. The lock was opened within less than a minute and I was able to take my first few clients. WELL RECOMMENDED! 5+ STARS! Will keep their card for family and friends. Thank you so much Howard Safe&Lock! And thanks again Mike!


Howard Safe & Lock Co, now under new management, is great to do business with. Professional and responsive, the team at Howard's is always ready to do the right job the first time. I have used them extensively and have been completely satisfied.

If you are used to having to have keys cut multiple times, or have difficult problems with locks and/or safe's - Howard's is the team to call. Highly recommended from a Heights local small business owner.


We had a short-notice emergency situation that required my mothers house be unlocked after picking her up from the airport.

We found Howard Safe and Lock online, and within fifteen minutes of placing the call the front door was unlocked and we were inside.The locksmith was friendly and professional, and I will definitely be going to these guys first in future similar situations. Highly recommended.


Very fast service, on a frezzing cold day. Can't complain bc the price was amazing for such a hurry! Amazed will definitely use again


There are a lot of fake locksmiths in the heights area - but this one is by far the best! Very helpful, quick, and easy to work with. This is the best locksmith in the heights! Don't waste time going anywhere else!


I stopped into this Lock & Safe Company to look for a key for my truck. I missed him a couple times by left my number you got ahold of me pretty quickly. I didn't have a lot of money at the time I didn't really have the money to spend on expensive key. I told him I sent you a shin about what was going on in my life and he worked out an excellent deal for me. He's honest just and true and made me a happy customer. It was well worth the wait and the time to find him.


I came across this locksmith by change after leaving MorningStar coffee shop. My story is long and complicated but getting to the point, I needed to get a new BMW key made and a keypad lock on an apartment front door. From my first phone call to paying my bill, every employee I encountered at Howard's Safe & Lock was more than pleasant and helpful. Carla, Mor, and David surpassed my expectation of customer service AND completed my necessary projects in the short two days before I headed out of town. If I ever find myself in need of car key, a house key, or any key in that matter, I will definitely find my way back here. I recommend using this company 100%.


I needed 2 locks rekeyed ASAP. Mor Vidal was there within 30 mins. He was in and out in 5 minutes and did a fantastic job. He was friendly and professional. I would highly recommend and use again.


I called the day after Christmas they were ther in less than 10 minutes and my door had a new key in less than 120 minutes from when I called. Best locksmith ever!!!!!


Howard Safe & Lock completed the task expeditiously and efficiently. Their price was extremely competitive and customer service is second to none. I highly recommend Howard Sade & Lock for all your locksmith needs!! My service included a car remote key; note a dealership will charge double the cost!


Staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I broke my key in my car door right before Howard Safe closed. Even though the key was broken in a way that was hard to copy, the staff stayed late and was able to make me a key that worked.
If you live around the Heights Howard Safe & Lock is your place for a great locksmith!


We used Howard Safe and Lock Co to rekey the locks on our newly purchased home. We were extremely pleased with their flexibility in scheduling, quick turnaround time and great customer service. We also visited their store for some pricing on an in-home safe and we were impressed with their selection and quality. We would whole-heartedly recommend them to anyone needing the service of a locksmith, particularly in the greater Heights area!

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