About Bear Lock & Safe Service

Experience Counts! Owner, Bob DeWeese is an A.L.O.A. Certified Master Locksmith, SAVTA Certified Professional Safetech, and an N.S.O. Certified Journeyman Safecracker with 37 years experience in the security industry and has numerous industry certifications and awards.

Bob is Vice President of the Maryland Locksmith Association, and is an ALOA Ambassador. He is also a Past Vice President of The Safe & Vault Technician's Association, Past Northeast Director of The Associated Locksmiths of America, a Past Board member of the ALOA Scholarship Foundation, a Past President of the Maryland Locksmith Association, and over the past 20+ years has also served the MLA as Vice President, Secretary, Education Chairman, Membership Chairman, Mentor Chairman, Legislative Chairman, and Editor.

Bob is also a member of The National Safeman's Organization and ClearStar Security Network.

We service the Baltimore Metro area, Washington, DC and it's Maryland suburbs, just over the Bay Bridge, and Northeastern Maryland.

We don't go quite as far for commercial locksmith work except for our regular customers. And our residential locksmithing area is limited to Southeast Baltimore City and County. But for safe work, we go just about anywhere!

(We don't do any Automotive Locksmithing. But we would be happy to recomend someone reputable in you area)


2017 SAVTA Author of the Year Award
2016 SAVTA Author of the Year Award
2015 GPLA Lee Rognon Award
2015 SAVTA Author of the Year Award
2008 M.L.A. Life Member Award
1997 Baltimore’s Best Locksmith by Baltimore Magazine
1996 MLA Ernest Johannsen Award
1995 Baltimore’s Best Locksmith by Baltimore Magazine
1994 ALOA Keynotes Magazine Author of the Year
1993 MLA President’s Award

Our Service Area:

Aberdeen, Abingdon, Annapolis, Baltimore, Bel Air, Beltsville, Bethesda, Bowleys, Quarters, Bowie, Brooklyn, Capitol Heights, Canton, Catonsville, Centreville, Chase, Chevy Chase, Clarksville, Cockeysville, College Park, Columbia, Crofton, Crownsville, Davidsonville, Dundalk, Dunkirk, Eastpoint, Edgemere, Edgewater, Edgewood, Elkridge, Elkton, Ellicott City , Fort Howard, Fort Meade, Essex, Federal Hill, Fells Point, Fort, Gaithersburg, Gibson Island, Glen Arm, Glen Burnie, Glenwood, Greenbelt, Gwynn Oak, Halethorpe, Hampstead, Hanover, Havre De Grace, Highlandtown, Hunt Valley, Hyattsville, Inner Harbor, Jarrettsville, Joppa, Lanham, Laurel, Linthicum, Lutherville, Marriottsville, Middle River, Millersville, Millers Island, North East, Northpoint, Nottingham, Odenton, Olney, Owings Mills, Parkton, Parkville, Pasadena, Perry Hall, Perryville, Phoenix, Pikesville, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Rockville, Rosedale, Savage, Severn, Severna Park, Silver Spring, Sykesville, Timonium, Towson, Westminster, White Marsh, Washington DC.

About 20 years ago I needed a locksmith for an eviction. Bear Lock was the closest geographically to the address involved. I have never regretted that call.

- Arlene Johnson

Had an issue with a restaurant safe not opening. I called Bob at Bear Lock and he was here within an hour. Very Friendly, knew his stuff

- Thomas Anderson

Found these guys via Google search and figured I'd give them a try... Man was I happy I did! Bob is super fast, super friendly and saved me some money compared to the competition. Now we use him for all of our locations lock and safe needs.

- Eli A.

If you need a locksmith in the Baltimore area, there are none with a higher degree of integrity or skill than Bob DeWeese. It is safe to say that he is not only the best safe man in the area, he is one of the best safe men in the country.

- Tom Appel

Wow-searched a bit for a good and honest locksmith . This man was it!!!

- Julie Eltingham