First settled in 1735 by Ebenezer Lyman Jr of Durham, Connecticut, early settlers resided on the hills west of the Naugatuck River where the first school, store, and tavern were built. The eastern hill of Torringford was likewise settled as it provided the best farmland.

Torrington was given permission to organize a government and was incorporated as a town in 1740.

The fast-moving waters of the Naugatuck River was used to power early 19th century industries, and industrial economic growth increased exponentially when Frederick Wolcott constructed a woolen mill there in 1813. The mill attracted a large workforce and created demands for housing, services, and goods.

Between 1880 and 1920, the population of Torrington exploded, rising exponentially from 3, 000 to 22, 000 in the four decades between the aforementioned years, boosted by immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe, mainly consisting of Czechs, Slovaks, Poles, and Italians.

The process of condensing milk was invented by Gail Borden, who opened a factory there in 1857, and the new product proved valuable, especially to soldiers in the ensuing Civil War that started just three years later.

The instigator of that bloody conflict, John Brown, was born in Torrington in 1800.

Torrington was incorporated a city in 1923.

Gail Borden was inspired to develop a process for condensing milk – taking it much more easy to store unspoiled for periods of time – after witnessing the deaths of several children whilst returning on a ship back to the U.S. from a trip to England in 1851. With less than a year of schooling and training, he eventually succeeded. We here at SURE LOCK & KEY applaud Mr Borden’s efforts and memory, and feel we are much like him in respect of being motivated (although not by such tragedy as he personally observed) to contribute to society with a product of real service and benefit to the community; in our case, it’s providing the very best local residential, commercial, and automotive locksmith services near you, not only to the good people of Torrington and surrounding area, but also across the great state of Connecticut.

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We’re a full-service locksmith repair, replacement, and installation company founded by four brothers with over 35 years experience in the industry and built upon three core principles that we operate daily upon; namely great service, fair pricing, and prompt response. We also have an unshakeable belief in treating each and every one of our valued customers with dignity, honor, and respect in everything we do. We’re more than just a company, we’re a family, and we aim to have every one of our customers feel like part of the family by providing a local locksmith service near you that is both prompt and personable.

To that effect, we offer the following services to and for our valued customers;

  • 24/7 emergency locksmith services.
  • A promise that all phone calls to ourselves will be answered by a live expert operator.
  • No extra charge for evening appointments.
  • A proper 4-hour service call available.
  • A promise that you will receive an appointment the very same day you contact us; no waiting, no hassle, no nonsense.
  • A completely FREE no-obligation assessment and quote from our technician.
  • The most competitive locksmith prices in the current marketplace.

With an unswerving dedication to customer satisfaction, we offer a complete range of residential, commercial, and automotive locksmith services, including but not limited to;

  • Key cutting.
  • Key duplication.
  • Lock repair, replacement, and installation.
  • Master key making.
  • Electronic key and fob reprogramming.
  • Car lock and ignition repair.

… and much, much more (please see our Services pages for more details).

Such is our dedication to providing our valued customers with the very best service imaginable, we employ only the most qualified, experienced, and expert technicians in the field, who upon you contacting ourselves, will visit you at a mutually-agreed time of your convenience, quickly and accurately assess your underlying locksmith needs, and should you decide to utilise our services, will then work tirelessly to meet those needs both effectively and efficiently, keeping you informed and consulted at every stage of the process, and providing you not only with unrivaled expertise, unmatched, workmanship, and peerless customer service and support, but also peace of mind and an assurance that with SURE LOCK & KEY, you’ll be in good hands, whatever your residential, commercial, or automotive locksmith requirements may entail.

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