Dan Fowler founded The Lock Shop in 1985 after being an apprentice for two years in Bloomington. We strive to keep up with the ever changing technology. The automotive industry alone has changed so much since we opened our doors that some of our competitors don't even want to do auto work anymore. For that reason, and the fact that a lot of our clients are automotive based, we've tooled up to continue making keys for cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service

Payment Options

  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA

Contact Details

  City Peoria, IL
  Zip Code 61606
  Address 404 N Western Ave
  Phone Number (309) 676-9670

Products & Services


Access Control Systems
Tired of keeping track of keys? We can set up a digital system that uses magnetic cards, prox cards, key fobs, or even biometrics.

Lose your keys? Want a spare before you do? Don't pay the dealership to make you one, we can do the same thing for a much better price. (Even keys with transponder chips in them!)

Closed Circuit TV
Do you need a camera system to keep an eye on things in your home or business?

Employee turnover can create serious security issues. We can help you create a system that monitors who has each key, and what doors they have access to.

Did you recently purchase a home? Have rental property? Do you know who has a key for your home? Neither do we. We can rekey or replace locks to keep your home secure. Want one key to operate all the locks in your house? Give us a call for a quote, you will be suprised how inexpensive it is!

Safes are an item that no one thinks about until its too late. We can open safes, change combinations, and repair your safe to ensure it keeps working properly.

  • I would recommend this business

Quick service and the young man who came to make my keys was very professional and definitely enthusiastic about his work. Highly recommend these guys. Great pricing and great people make for a great business.

Value for money
Service & support
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business

Just and a lock out on a rental property. They arrived within a half hour, took care of it quickly and were just extremely pleasant to work with. The price was reasonable and I would absolutely use them again.

Value for money
Service & support
Overall ratingExcellent

Customer Testimonials

I called in at around 8:30 and got Caleb on the phone. He was extremely professional and polite and gave me a time frame of 20 minutes. At around 22 minutes after our call he was there and had my door open in just a few minutes. I'd recommend the lock shop to anyone who makes the same mistake I did of locking their keys in their work van. Totally worth the $85 I spent!

These guys worked quickly to program two Jeep keys I ordered off Amazon to avoid paying the ridiculous prices the dealership wanted. I saved myself hundreds of dollars working with a local company right down the street, and both keys are working great!

Really great people. Real craftsman. Fast service and reasonably priced. I will definitely will be a repeat customer.

Dan is a great guy. I definitely recommend him. I called asking if he could re-key my house the same day. He squeezed me into his schedule only to find my locks were self reset. He told me what I needed to do to reset the locks and did not charge me for the house call. Great to work with such an honest guy.

thank you for your outstanding service. professional, rapid, friendly, and you came in under your estimate. i feel more secure now, than i have in a while.

I had a very positive experience with The Lock Shop. I could not find my car keys. Spent the entire morning searching to no avail so decided they had to be in the car although I could not see them. I had purchased the car used a few years back and had a duplicate key made at the hardware store. It worked in the ignition, but I unfortunately did not try it in the door lock at that time. It would not unlock the door. I live a ways from Peoria, but the Lock Shop made it to my driveway very promptly after calling them. The technician got the door open and there were the keys on the floor between the seat and the door. They had fallen out of my purse because I had not zipped it. I had told the gentlemen about the replacement key not working in the door, and he was so accommodating he made me a key right then that works in my car door. I truly appreciated how helpful he was.

From Our Website

We hope you'll find this site useful and informative. Thanks for visiting us! A Locksmith always remembers his public trust. With him rests the security of property and fortune. As a public guardian, he shuns the dishonest, the wicked and the avaricious. For thousands of years, he and his predecessors have placed trust and honor above temptation. His honesty is incorruptible. His allies are the custodians of law and order. He is an artist at his trade and the symbol of skill and integrity to the world.