About Lively Locks & Dead Bolts

Lively Locks & Dead Bolts is a fully equipped mobile locksmith service, providing the physical and electronic security needs of commercial, residential, and automotive sectors. Lively Locks & Dead Bolts specializes in good old-fashioned locksmithing, as well as state of the art electronic security.

Mike in his element

Mike in his element

Owner/Operator, Michael C. Tritel, started as a locksmith in Hollywood, California, and in 1978 opened a lock shop in Kings Beach on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. In 1995 he and his wife, Cathie, moved to Auburn, California, where Mike established Lively Locks & Dead Bolts. Mike takes advantage of the Sierra environment by bird-watching, hiking, nature-writing, gardening, and skiing. He doesn’t play trumpet anymore, but dabbles with the piano and other musical toys.

With over 30 years of field experience, our most valued clients include banks, school districts, CHP offices, U.S. Post Offices, apartment and retirement villages, Realtors, mobile home parks, car dealerships, restaurants and many other businesses located throughout Placer County and the Sierra Foothills. By offering quality service and hardware, while maintaining a friendly atmosphere for a long term working relationship, our goal is to help the public secure their property.

California Contractor’s License, California Locksmith Permit
Newer contractor’s license numbers are in the 900000 range. We’re proud of our #520552! It means that we’ve been in business for a long time! Our California Locksmith Permit is #1501, issued by the Bureau of Security & Investigative Services under the auspices of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. If you ask, we’re always happy to show our credentials. With a flawless reputation for honesty and fairness, Lively Locks & Dead Bolts is a trusted name throughout our entire service area. And of course, we’re bonded and insured.


530.878.8949 (Auburn/Colfax)

530.269.0230 (Grass Valley/Alta Sierra)

916.624.3040 (Rocklin/Loomis)

Email:  Livelylocks.tritel@gmail.com

California Contractor’s License #520552

California Locksmith Permit #1501