Unlocking Denver: A Day in the Life of a Local Locksmith

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Welcome to the world of locks and keys, where every day brings a new challenge and story. I am Henry Gel, a locksmith with First Choice Locksmith in Denver, Colorado. Today, I’d like to take you behind the scenes and share a glimpse of my daily life, the unique challenges I face, and the rewards that come with it.

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Henry at his mobile workstation. The convenience of being able to cut/repair keys on site is not lost on his clients

A Typical Day

My day usually starts early. I grab a coffee, check my schedule, and meet the first client. No two days are the same in this job. One day, I might be helping a frantic customer who’s locked out of their car at the Denver airport, and the next, I might be installing new locks in a residential property in Lakewood.

Unique Challenges

Being a locksmith in Denver comes with its unique set of challenges. For instance, dealing with high-security locks like those in Mercedes cars can be tricky. As I explained in a previous blog post, “Why are Mercedes keys so difficult to duplicate?” these keys have complex designs and advanced security features that require specialized knowledge and tools.

Rewarding Experiences

Despite the challenges, being a locksmith is incredibly rewarding. There’s nothing quite like the relief on a customer’s face when you unlock their car door or help secure their home after a burglary. It’s these moments that make all the hard work worth it.

Interesting Stories

Over the years, I’ve had quite a few exciting experiences. One that comes to mind involves a commercial property in Thornton. The business owner had lost the keys to a high-security lock, and it was my job to crack it open. It was a tough job, but I managed to get it done with patience and skill. You can read more about our commercial locksmith services here.

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Businesses are a different creature from homes and require more complex security services

Commercial Locksmith

A significant part of my day is often dedicated to commercial locksmith services. Businesses in Denver have unique security needs, and it’s my job to meet those needs. Whether installing high-security locks, setting up master critical systems, or unlocking a commercial safe, each task requires precision and expertise. One memorable experience was when I had to secure a local business in Aurora after a break-in. It was a challenging task, but we upgraded their security system and gave the owner peace of mind. You can learn more about our commercial locksmith services here.

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Typically, key replacements are the main service requested from residential clients

Residential Locksmith

Residential calls are always interesting. Each job is unique, from helping a homeowner in Lakewood who had locked themselves out to installing new locks for a family in Littleton. One of the most rewarding aspects of residential locksmithing is helping people feel safe in their homes. Knowing that I’ve contributed to someone’s peace of mind is incredibly fulfilling, whether through lock changes, rekeying, or installing advanced lock systems.

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Replacing lost, damaged, or stolen car keys is what keeps Henry busy the most. Never a dissatisfied client!

Car Key Replacement

Car key replacements are a common request and can be quite an adventure. Each car brings its own challenges, From standard to high-security transponder keys. I remember when I had to replace a lost key for a Ford owner in the middle of the night. It was a complex job, but their relief when I handed them their new key made it all worthwhile. Learn more about our automotive services, including car key replacement, here.

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There’s a major cost difference between ignition repair and replacement. Luckily, Henry will ensure you’re not paying more than you should!

Ignition Repair

Ignition repairs are another critical part of my job. There’s nothing quite like the frustration of a car owner when their key won’t turn in the ignition. I recall a Hyundai owner in Thornton who was facing this issue. With some careful work, I managed to repair the ignition, saving them the cost of a complete replacement. Moments like these remind me of the impact my work can have on someone’s day.

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Installing discreet camera systems for maximum security!

Security Cameras

In today’s world, security cameras are essential to home and business security. I’ve installed and serviced countless security cameras around Denver, each providing our clients with an added protection layer. One notable installation was for a commercial property in Denver, where we set up a comprehensive surveillance system. The owner was thrilled with the added security, and it was another reminder of the critical role I play in keeping Denver safe.

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Call Henry today and you can count that your security troubles will be over!


Being a locksmith in Denver is more than just a job; it’s a commitment to helping people in their time of need. Whether it’s an emergency lockout situation or a routine lock change, First Choice Locksmith is always ready to help. Check out our services, and feel free to reach out if you need a reliable locksmith in Denver.

As I always say, “In the world of locks and keys, every lock has a story, and every key opens a new chapter.”


I’ve linked to several other articles on our website throughout this blog post. These articles provide more in-depth information about our services and the locksmith industry. Here are a few more that you might find interesting:

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