Our mission is to provide our customers with quality products and exceptional service, at the best possible price. A personal touch and many years of experience make Acme Safe Ltd. the place to shop for your lock and safe needs. All of our locksmiths are licensed by the Province of British Columbia and fully insured.
Since 1968 we’ve been serving customers through the Greater Victoria Area and all along Vancouver Island, even including the Gulf Islands! We always give our service rates out transparently, whether you walk into our storefront or call for one of our fully-equipped service vans day or night.
We provide rekeying, faulty lock fixes, 24/7 emergency services, key cutting and a host of other services for your residential, commercial, and automotive needs.
Acme Safe opened on Fort Street in 1968, under the partnership of Frank Richards and Al Owens. Both had a long career in locksmithing. In 1972, Ian Smale, then 17, joined the company as part-time help on Saturdays, and worked full time through the summer of 1972, learning the trade. Over the next several years, Ian continued to work there on Saturdays and during the summers while he attended college. In 1976, Ian Smale purchased the company from then-owner, Frank Richards, and began to turn Acme Safe into what we know it as today. Over the next few decades, Ian acquired talent and assets throughout Victoria to provide the best possible customer experience. Today, we continue to strive for excellence and believe in honesty, integrity, and quality workmanship.
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