Here Comes Benny!

When you hear that slogan, you hear the name that means friendly service – when you need it!

Since opening its doors in 1959, Benny's Key Shop has had one all-important idea in mind – keeping your home or business safe. We provide an all-too-rare combination of high-quality, state-of-the-art products and unparalleled customer service that has made us the premiere locksmith business in Hillsborough County. After all, we have more incentive than most to keep up this reputation. Our original owner, "Benny" Babineau, started his locksmithing career in South Tampa and was an integral founding member of the Florida West Coast Locksmith Association in Hillsborough County. In fact, his impact on the industry was great enough that the Associations’ highest accolade was named the Benny Babineau Award in his honor.

Benny the Bulldog wants you to be safe and secure.

Benny the Bulldog wants you to be safe and secure.

Benny's is helping get the word out

Certified Master Locksmith™ Austin Curry was featured on 8 on Your Side regarding a growing security concern. It is called a 'bump key'. It is a key that can open just about any locked door. Insert the key into a locked door give it a bump and you're in and while locksmiths have used bump keys for decades, so have savvy burglars. Locksmiths around the country are sounding the alarm because hundreds of websites some with video tutorials have popped up on the internet.

Watch this Channel 8 On Your Side Crime Tracker Alert feature story on this new home security threat, and learn how you can protect yourself and your home.

There Goes Benny!

There Goes Benny Helping Another Satisfied South Tampa Customer!

There Goes Benny Helping Another Satisfied South Tampa Customer!

Benny's Key Shop is a South Tampa community locksmith proudly serving the Palma Ceia and South Tampa area of Florida since 1959. We are commercial and residential locksmiths offering a quality customer service experience on everything from deadbolts to master key systems to existing lock re-keying. As a family owned commercial and residential locksmith we pride ourselves on our reputation for fast service and quality care.

Whether you are locked out of your house or car, Benny’s offers lockout service to our South Tampa customers in need. We also offer deadbolt installation and high-quality access control systems consultation to our residential and commercial customers.

Practical ideas to protect people and property.


ADVICE FOR Choosing a Locksmith

Angie's list has some practical tips on choosing a reputable locksmith that you can depend on, questions that you should ask, and advice on how to protect yourself from fraudulent locksmith scams. Click here to learn more from Angie's list on tips for hiring a locksmith.


Ensuring professional excellence and ethics

Benny's Key Shop is a dedicated member of ALOA, the association that ensures professional excellence and ethics in the locksmith/security industry. Companies and individuals interested in learning more about locksmiths and the higher levels of security training available are invited to follow up with


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