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About Action 1st

The Best Commercial Locksmith Serving Orange County and Southern California

Trust Action 1st Loss Prevention for all your commercial locksmith needs.
We offer a full line of commercial locksmith services for all types of businesses including:
  • Electronic Access Control Systems
  • Video Surveillance Systems
  • Controlled Master Key Systems and Rekeying
  • Commercial Door Repair, Installation, and Maintenance
At Action 1st Loss Prevention, your safety and security come first. We are known for dependability, responsiveness, and professionalism. We will provide you with security services you can trust.
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Commercial Locksmith Company History


Wayne Yost originally formed the franchise as “Mr. Key” Locksmith which serviced residential and commercial customers for locksmith services.


Action 1st Loss Prevention was formed which targeted the physical security needs of commercial businesses.


Russell Yost joined the company alongside Wayne to officially make Action 1st a family business.


Action 1st was incorporated. Russell Yost was named CEO and Wayne Yost was named CFO of the company.

2014 - Present

Action 1st has pivoted the company to focus on electronic security such as access control and cameras to commercial clients while still providing locksmith services.

Meet The Action 1st Leadership Team

Russell Yost

Russell Yost joined Action 1st Loss Prevention in 2014. His primary goal is to match quality service with customer satisfaction.

Russell took over as CEO of Action 1st in 2017 and takes pride in each of the 2,000+ customers that the company has had the opportunity to work with.

Going forward, Russell sees the direction of Action 1st is staying committed to their loyal customers while looking for the opportunity to help other Southern California business owners with their electronic security needs.

Wayne Yost

Wayne Yost founded Action 1st Loss Prevention in 1984. He set forth developing a security business focused on customer service and their security needs.

Today, Wayne’s primary focus is unchanged, ensuring Action 1st customers receive excellent service and providing top quality products. Wayne is gracious for the relationships which have been formed with his customers over the years.

Wayne is a combat veteran who proudly served in the US Army and is currently involved in the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
"We take pride in building a long lasting relationship with our customers. It is important that we provide to everyone honesty, great communication, reliability, and top notch products and services."
Russell Yost
 CEO of Action 1st

Serving Orange County, Southern California & Surrounding Areas

Action 1st Loss Prevention offers security and commercial access control services to Orange County, California and the surrounding areas:
  • Aliso Viejo
  • Anaheim
  • Brea
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Costa Mesa
  • Cypress
  • Dana Point
  • Diamond Bar
  • Foothill Ranch
  • Fountain Valley
  • Garden Grove
  • Huntington Beach
  • Irvine
  • La Palma
  • Laguna Beach
  • Laguna Hills
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Lake Forest
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Mission Viejo
  • Newport Beach
  • Orange
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Riverside
  • San Clemente
  • San Diego
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Santa Ana
  • Seal Beach
  • Stanton
  • Sunset Beach
  • Trabuco Canyon
  • Westminster
  • Yorba Linda
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