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Can A Locksmith Make A Copy Of A Photographed Key?

Are you one of those people who keep on losing their keys? Have you ever experienced losing the original as well as your spare key? The idea of it alone can be a really scary one, but don't freak out yet. Even if you no longer have the original or a copy of your key, there are still several ways for a locksmith to make a working key for your car. One way to do it is by using a photograph of the key. Yes, you got it right! A photograph of your key. Now, let's get into the details to fully grasp the idea of making a copy of your key out of a photograph and find out how it works.

The first thing a locksmith needs to do is to examine the photo and check the brand of the key. This is because each brand has its own unique and distinct designs that can help a locksmith identify vital information about the key. Next, the locksmith needs to pay attention to other details, such as the space and depth of the cuts on the key, its length and height, and other distinguishable and foundational information. After gathering all the neccesary information, the locksmith can start making the copy of the key using a code-cutting or key-cutting machine.

There is also a software called "Sneakey" that was developed by a few researchers at the University of California in San Diego. This software allows people to make a duplicate of a key without the need of a physical key. "Sneakey" has the ability to analyze the key's photograph as well as calculate the dimensions of the "bitting" or the key's grooves. If you want to make a copy of your key, all you need to do is get a photo of the key and get its five-digit number which has all the information in the standard key. You will then need to input that code into a key-cutting machine and you can get the key's replica.

It's amazing how technology has improved so much that even a photograph of your key is already good enough for a professional locksmith to make a copy of it. So, if you are among those who keep on losing their keys, you may want to take a photo of it now so you wouldn't have to worry about not being able to get a copy when you lose the original. But, here is the catch - be careful in posting or sharing that photo as others can also make a copy of your key when they have it. Now, if you are thinking of duplicating your keys, call J & J Auto Locksmith. We can help you with key duplication services, key extraction, car lockout services, and other auto locksmith concerns. You can be sure to get excellent locksmith work and service as all our locksmiths are experienced, highly-trained, and well-equipped to do locksmith work.