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5 Things to Look for When Hiring a Locksmith

Written by Posted On Thursday, 15 August 2019 01:01

When you lock your car keys inside the car or they get stuck in the lock/ignition, you might panic and curse the gods for your misfortunes. You can curse whomever you want but don’t panic because there are skilled individuals called the locksmiths who will come to your rescue.

However, not every individual calling themselves a locksmith is skilled or trustworthy. There are some shady persons out there who know little about locks. Others are skilled but have sketchy characters. So if you want to get the right locksmith for the job, take a look at these 5 pointers below.


Almost all states require locksmiths to be licensed or registered. A licensed locksmith means he or she is trained and approved to repair, install, open and close locks. Even if you need an emergency locksmith service, do yourself a favor and check their license when they arrive.

Services provided

Some locksmith companies go beyond the services normally provided by others for example, 24 hours availability, especially during emergencies. And you may find others are specialists in certain fields like safe and vault specialists. So if you need to install a high security vault, it makes sense to opt for vault specialists rather than a generalist locksmith. A specialist will give you an expert advice on what locks to install, tips on how you can maintain the locks and all.

Quality of service provided

There are countless locksmith companies promising to deliver quality and professionalism. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Some simply fall short of expectations. A company that puts together a portfolio to showcase their work goes a long way in proving their transparency.


Locksmiths are not like plumbers or painters. These are individuals with skills and expertise to open any lock because that’s what they trained to do. And if these individuals portray some shady characters, you wouldn’t feel safe at all. If you don’t trust or feel safe with any employee of the company you hired, just call and cancel the service. Look for a company that is reliable & trustworthy and ready to back up that argument.


A company with good recommendation makes your search easier. Whether you got the recommendation from a friend or neighbor or online reviews, it will help you get the right company for your needs.

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