Within an hour of talking to Kobi my door was rekeyed. Once he got here he was lightning fast. Also he totally beat the other quotes I received as well. Easy to communicate with and would definitely call again if in a bind!
Kobi was on time, reasonably priced and very fast. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. He had a solution for my lost keys that saved me a lot of money. I would definitely work with him again!
Kobi is amazing. Very knowledgeable about vehicles with anti-theft devices! He is very kind and professional. Of course I hope I never need a locksmith, again, but if I do I will call Kobi! My particular lock out was especially whack because of trying to get help thru other parties and so my insurance company handled the situation because Kobi took the time to talk to them and confirm what happened!
No chit chat straight to business and quick.
Tone and facial expressions extremely kind and professional. Very approachable and trustworthy.
customer service experience was streamlined and effortless - you call for the inquiry, text him your address, he makes the key, demo it, and then pay!
His mobile van is stocked and organized with various keys.
No towing service needed! He is mobile and comes to you! It took 45 minutes from the time of the call I placed to getting my new set of Prius electronic key and safety key in my hand plus demo to test it out on my car!
40% cheaper than dealership
I'm going to get a second set made!
Thank you, Kobi!
Kobi has helped me three times in the last month, and each time, he has been super quick to respond and incredibly helpful. I would highly recommend his services!
I had to call 3 locksmiths before I got referred to Kobi to replace a lost key for a 2011 VW Jetta. He was great to work with - professional, on time, and he did excellent work. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
I wish I could give Kobi 10 stars - he is that good. I've worked with him 3 times and each time he was punctual, efficient, and cost-effective. Before you call anyone else, call him. He did so many things in the time he was at our house it was incredible (e.g. he fixed our August system so it stopped jamming, he aligned our garden door so it opened easily, etc.)
Wish I could find other people like him to work with.
If I could give him 10 stars I would! Someone tried to break into our building so our lock was bent and the buzzer no longer worked. I called PickBuster in the morning and he came a few hours later. He stayed in contact with me the whole time so I knew when he was going to come. He replaced the whole works and also fixed the closing mechanism to the gate. Had me test it with the buzzer and the key. Paying him was easy with a credit card and I got the invoice right away. Incredible bargain for excellent same day service.
Kobi is a true professional. We had him over to rekey and replace 6 locks in our home. From start to finish, everything about his job was fantastic: He did everything quickly, and with no issues. In addition, he oiled hinges and re-adjusted the strike plates in each door so that they close properly. He gave us additional "do not duplicate" keys and masters, and explained how each should work. Kobi knew every single lock and doorknob we had in this 100-year home, explaining the possible problems and security issues with each. He gave us additional advice about home security. It was clear that Kobi enjoys his work, and is somewhat of an expert in his field. Lastly, he stood by his price quote, and that quote was better than any other provider we called.
I cannot recommend Kobi enough! Simply a great guy, and a professional.
Helped when no other locksmith could.
Sharp , fast , kind service . Highly skilled Fully stocked mobile service.
Thank you sir
Kobi was about an hour late to our appointment. Why then would I give him five stars? When I texted him, he apologized and let me know that his previous appointment had run a little longer and that he had mentioned he would text me 20 minutes before he arrived at my apartment. I should have confirmed with him instead of assuming he would arrive exactly on the dot.
Aside from his tardiness, he did everything that would make me want to hire him again. He apologized for the delay, offered a discount on his travel fee, promptly changed the locks and made us an extra set of keys at no additional cost, explaining that it would be better than making extra keys at the hardware store.
Couldn't recommend him more! (Also he accepts Venmo!)
TLDR: I lost my Yamaha R3 motorcycle key AND ignition code, was SOL and needed a new one made, and Kobi with Pickbuster absolutely saved me and is your best bet if you are in a similar situation.
Kobi is the absolute best locksmith out there for the job and is the most reasonable price you will find and you will get the job done THE fastest (same day for me). This guy is a master at his work, came to my location within hours of me calling, was the most affordable of all the quotes I received by a long shot, made 3 new keys for me (engraved with this rad motorcycle symbol), and gave me the ignition code for having future keys made! If you happen to be riding any type of motorcylce, but specifically a Yamaha R3 or newer model like I do which have much more difficult keys to make (I went through 10+ locksmiths who said they couldn't do it) -- this is definitely the place to go.
I hope I can save you time, I truly wish I called him first because I spent days wasting time with other locksmiths--I got quotes with nearly every locksmith serving the Bay Area! (Shoutout to Oshri with ProMaster Locksmith, while he also wasn't able to make a key for the Yamaha R3, he referred me to PickBuster!). Out of the many many many calls, emails, and dealing with a handful of scams, 90% of locksmiths in the Bay Area couldn't even make a key for my bike!! The quotes I received that claimed they could were much higher than Kobi's and I had to either wait much longer for a visit or figure out a way to tow my bike to a shop.
So glad I went with PickBuster, would absolutely recommend them and Kobi will definitely be my go to for all future locksmith needs.
I have called PICKBUSTER LOCKSMITH 3 times in the past 1 year for 3 different emergencies, and they came through every single time! **** the tech guy, came over last time when my front door lock to the building was broken! can't come in or out of the building! Big problem, and needed to be fixed ASAP, I called PICKBUSTER LOCKSMITH, **** came with in 15 min, took him 20 min to fix the issue and now we can all come in or out of our home :-)
Great service every single time, and with so much care that you feel as they are fixing their own home! 5 stars all around!!!
Kobi was such a joy to work with! Replacing expensive car keys is usually stressful, but his professionalism, skill and responsiveness made it so easy. We needed to get copies of a key fob for a tricky (new) car that no one else knew how to work with. He was able to come to our place in SF to do the work, which took a fraction of the time the car dealership needed. He also pointed out a huge weakness in our apartment door security, which we can now fix before someone breaks in. Looking forward to working with him next time we loose our keys!
Kobi aka ....CAR KEY 'GOD'!!!!!
After I finished pumping gas into my car, I realized my car key was literally broken in 2 pieces - the stem was separate from the remote head part. I tried using the stem part to start the car but was unable to turn it all the way. I feared the stem would break causing more extensive/expensive damage to the ignition. I was stuck in front of a gas pump at a BUSY gas station.
I called 2 places from Yelp. PickBuster Locksmith was the 2nd place, which quoted me about $100 less than the 1st place. The 1st place even called me back and said I got a really good deal! Kobi was on another job in SSF and assured he would be there shortly afterwards.
Kobi was EXTREMELY professional, efficient, honest, sincere and kind!!! Even his rate was a steal!!! He made me 2 keys - $80 less than the 1st place I called!!! I really wanted to tip him, but he kindly refused the tip saying he was very happy that he was able to help me out!!! If I really wanted to tip him then he would greatly appreciate a YELP review!
Thank you so much Kobi for combining your professional skill with your sincere kind heartedness in truly wanting to help people out!!! You definitely saved me that day!!! If I ever need a locksmith - you're the one I'll call!!! If you ever need a locksmith - look no further, you should call him too!!!
So in my lifetime, which is not quite four decades, I have lost car keys, House keys, piano keys, etc. in each of those tragedies, my experience with a locksmith has been subpar, or below average. I can no longer say that, as Kobi is like redefining locksmith services. If you have any key problems in SF or vicinity, he is your guy. Our 2006 Lexus key was stolen as the innocent victim to a purse crime, and that unfortunately left us with no key and no way to drive our Lexus to Safeway, or Ft. Funston, or really anywhere in the bay for that same reason. He arrived promptly, left us with two new PROGRAMED remote keys and a spare for LESS than one key from the dealer. AMAZING. I was afraid I would have to break into our car, push it out of the garage and tow it to Lexus. YAY! Oh and my mail key was also victim to the purse crime, but not to worry cause he left us with new mail keys too. 10000% you should call Kobi. He is awesome and is your KEY to success.
We have used PickBuster twice now and we can't give them enough stars. First of all, they offer a brand of lock even the best contractors have never heard of. And if you need a better reason to improve your locks, look no further than a short google-ing of "Wired the app used to break into my neighbors home." In short--someone can take a photo of your key and make a copy.
PickBuster will never sell you anything you don't need but will always tell you what will keep you and your loved ones safe. Not only that, they can make sure all your doors and locks are functioning well.
We have only used them for residential but I would recommend them widely.
Kobi at PickBuster is nothing short of fantastic. He rekeyed 17 locks for our home, creating a master system despite several different types of locks in operation. We went from 8 keys to one! Kobi is extraordinarily knowledgeable and gives fantastic advice. He takes pride in his work and clearly enjoys doing a good job. To add icing on the cake, his prices are extremely reasonable. I can't recommend PickBuster highly enough.
I do not normally write yelp review at all but Kobi is such a nice and responsible guy! I lost my car key and need a key replacement. Kobi drove to me right on time and completed the entire service in 20mins which is super impressive! He has all you need in his van and really professional. Also the price is reasonable and much cheaper than the dealership or other company quoted to me. No hidden fee at all! I would highly recommended Kobi to you guys who need locksmith services.
Got a next-day appointment to re-key front entry locks. Kobi showed up on time. He is courteous, efficient, and professional. I hope I don't need a locksmith again any time soon, but if I do: PickBuster!!!
Words cannot say enough about Kobi and his service. I arrived at my home to find that somebody had broken the gate lock and got into The stairwell. We walked up the stairs and then noticed the front door was damaged and they attempted to break in as well. Kobi drilled out the lock but still could not get in. We went around the back he jumped from one patio over a fence into my yard and was able to get in through the back. When I first contacted him he was at my house within 20 minutes. He had to go downtown to get parts then he arrive back at my house. We changed all the locks on the house. He was extremely nice and courteous and spent a lot of time at my house. I highly recommend Kobi if you are looking for a locksmith
**** is a true professional. He helped set me up with a duplicate and transponder key for my Honda Fit because the dealer only gave me one key. He gave me a phone call before arriving and was on time, fast, efficient, professional and friendly. I highly recommend **** and