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Richmond Locksmiths

The one stop shop for all your Locksmith needs. Locally owned and operated in Nelson NZ by Kris and Lou Hodgson and helped run by our close-knit team with 25 years experience. We’re not a franchise or a big outfit. We’re a close knit team who care about the little guy as well as the big jobs!

We are the only locksmith company in Nelson to now offer the latest, competitively priced electronic lock solutions online, with a broad and growing range of products with the option to book an install service on top. You don’t even need to leave the house! In our physical shop on McGlashen Ave we can also cut a house key while you wait, discuss a full architectural fitout for your new home, or discuss and tackle any commercial enquiries.

We pride ourselves both on our workmanshipexpert industry knowledge and customer service to ensure secure & happy clients.

Some ways we can help....

We can provide you with the services and products you need to keep safe and secure.


We stock almost any competitively priced automotive key solution, we have an abundance of equipment and tools to get you up and running again or supply a spare key and we have the expert knowledge to do it.

Supply Hardware

Shop online now or come into our shop at 11 McGlashen Ave, Richmond and try out our range of display locks and chat with a professional before you purchase.


We can retrofit your house from aluminium joinery to cedar and anything in between Kris is well known around town for his attention to detail. Building a new home? Wanting an architectural look? Don’t let a builder touch your doors before speaking to Kris.


Whether you need a spare key cut for the house of BnB, window stays installed for extra security, need to meet pool compliance, require a new garage remote or need the locks changed. We have all these solutions (and more) for you!


We partner with Salto to offer access control options. We can also quote for many commercial jobs and supply and fit with relatively short notice. Don’t call the big guys – we can help!

AA Roadservice

We are accredited AA roadservice experts! If AA can’t get you into your car we’re the guys they call! If you’re a standard AA member you can get your first $40 paid for by AA and of you’re an AA Plus member they will cover the first $100.

Shop our range of products

From safes to specialised security systems, we have a range to suit your specific needs.

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Meet the Team

We are a friendly family operated team, with the skills and experience to solve all your key, lock and access problems.

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Kris Hodgson
(Owner / Operator)

Kris completed his apprenticeship and Engineering Certificate 3 – Mechanical Trade (Locksmith) in December 2004 while living in Australia. He gained 15+ years experience in the industry before embarking on his own business. Although Kris’s passion is anything automotive, his specialty is residential and commercial fitting. He is known for his attention to detail being second to none.

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Lou Hodgson
(Owner / Operator)

You may recognise Lou’s face from when she helped run the AA counter. Nowadays she helps out in the office and cuts the odd key, too! She is also managing our new ecommerce website from order to your door.

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(Locksmith Assistant)

Shay is based in our shop full time. He is able to help with over phone and counter enquiries. He has been with us since 2019 and enjoys helping clients with the always varied jobs that come through the door.

Some brands we stock

We stock the following brands because they are known for their quality and reliability. 

  • Elok
  • Windsor
  • Sylvan
  • Schlage
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Call into our Richmond Show Room

Find us at:
11 McGlashen Avenue
Richmond 7020

Open Hours

9am – 5pm   (Monday to Friday)

After Hours available

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03 544 4077
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