At some point in our lives, we’re all eventually going to have to call upon the services of a locksmith. Whether it is because we’re locked out of our house, have bought a new house and need to change the locks, or find ourselves having locked the keys in the car. Scanning the phone book or internet yields dozens of companies, but how can you tell if one is reputable or not? Choosing a certified service is the only sure way to know that the locksmith is highly trained and reputable.
Here are five reasons for using a certified locksmith service:
Certified locksmiths go through rigorous training and security clearances to assure customers that they are reputable and qualified. In most states, anyone can call themselves a locksmith including criminals and people who will try to take advantage of a customer’s bad situation. By hiring a certified locksmith, the minds of customers can be put at ease knowing that they have hired a highly qualified and ethical professional.
Certified locksmiths are insured and bonded. This means that should any damage occur as a result of the technician’s work, the homeowner is off the hook for the cost of the repairs necessary to fix the problem. If an uninsured locksmith is used and damage to property occurs, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to pay for the repair.
Locksmith services do more than change locks. Naturally, locksmiths can change simple locks and open them should customers get locked out of vehicles or homes, but they can also install security systems, surveillance cameras, and safes. Many certified locksmiths are up to date with the latest technologies to help secure a home such as panic buttons, high tech security entrance, and biometric locks that use fingerprints as “keys.”
Certified locksmith services are often trained and experience with how criminals think. Locksmiths can help property owners evaluate the safety of their homes and vehicles and develop plans to help safeguard them from criminals. Many locksmiths are called to duty after robberies to change locks and to make sure homes are more secure and have experience in dealing with and how to thwart would be criminals.
Certified locksmiths are on call 24 hours a day. Regardless of the time, help is only a call away.