There are two reasons why Tu-Dor Lock & Security has been the best locksmith and security service provider in the Kootenays for over a century. Firstly, we pride ourselves on doing excellent work. We’ve helped thousands of clients in the last 100 years and each will tell you we have the most knowledgeable staff in the Kootenays and the best quality products.
Secondly Tu-Dor Lock & Security offers so much more than locksmithing. Our services range from key cutting to engraving to blade sharpening and we travel off site to do commercial work such as fire code compliance inspections, door installation and repairs and security evaluations of everything from locks to access ramps. We also have an extensive retail operation, located at 607 Front Street in Nelson, deals in a wide variety of personal convenience and safety products: everything from bear spray and flashlights to safes and kitchen knives. We are also one of the only locations in the Kootenays that offers high-tech key and lock replacement. With such rapid advancements in technology, it’s important your locksmith and security provider sells and services automotive chip keys, home appliances such as Bluetooth video doorbells and Nest learning thermostats. Tu-Dor Lock & Security provides all that plus security evaluations and more.
It’s equally important that your locksmith is accessible at all hours, which is why Tu-Dor Lock & Security offers a 24/7 emergency mobile service within the West Kootenays, including Kaslo, Salmo, Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and the Slocan Valley. If you’re locked out of your home or car or have lost your keys, simply call 1-250-352-3245 and we will be there to help.
Whether it’s replacing a key for a 100-year-old safe or programming a high-tech security device, remember that Tu-Dor Lock & Security has over a century’s worth of experience in the Kootenays and can handle any task. We look forward to meeting you.
Meet Our Certified Locksmith
In his time at Tu-Dor Lock and Security, Patrick Goldik has unlocked everything from personal safes and a 100-year-old bank vault to luxury sedans and modern homes with keyless entries. “Every day is different because we offer services for technology that’s brand new, like smart keys, as well as tech that’s a century old,” he says.
Patrick has a background in mechanical engineering and worked in the automotive industry for years where he saw huge advancements in security and key mechanization. Eventually he made the jump to locksmithing because he liked the challenges it provided. “Everyone is striving to build the better mousetrap so there’s always something different, something new, and that’s exciting,” he says. “But it’s also fun to work with locks that were built before my grandparents were born.”
Today Patrick oversees a team at Tu-Dor Lock and Security that provides in-shop services ranging from locksmithing and blade sharpening to engraving and retail sales. And that’s only a portion of what can be done — they also travel to do on-site repairs, installations and inspections of fire doors and windows, security equipment and high-tech lifestyle devices such as NEST thermostats. Those visits can easily be set up during work hours but Tu-Dor also has an emergency line. If you need a locksmith onsite immediately, a staff member will happily make the journey. Patrick says he’s been to businesses in the early hours of New Year’s Day to fix broken bolt locks and he’s helped innumerable people at places around the West Kootenays who were locked out of their cars and homes. “Don’t even get me started on the number of phone calls I received after the Shambhala music festival,” he says and laughs.
With over 1,100 key blanks on site as well as machines that program smart keys, Patrick says that it’s near impossible to stump them. He also enjoys providing security solutions for businesses as well as families and with technology changing so rapidly it’s easier than ever to customize. “Take houses for example: it used to be you’d have to give multiple keys to your children, which they might lose. But now there’s smart sense proximity technology which allows you to program your phones so you just have to walk up to your door and it automatically opens.”
Patrick’s team at Tu-Dor are constantly training and upgrading their skills to work with the latest technology so “we can take care of any security security issues,” he says. “And with a smile on our faces as always.”