Considering engaging the services of a locksmith? You need to read this first! Locksmiths have a privileged role in ensuring the security of your home, office or business premises is as good as it can be. Given the importance of your family’s safety, as well as that of your employees and equipment or stock, it’s vital to engage a locksmith you’re confident can do the job properly.
To help you out, we’ve made a list of seven important things to check out before opting for a business to provide you with locksmith services.
1. Are they a Licensed Professional?
First and foremost, if the locksmith that you are about to do business with isn’t a Master Locksmith with a current licence number, then you should not even consider hiring them. There are way too many unlicensed and inexperienced people out there making false claims and undercharging for locksmith services (which typically turn out to require the services of a licensed professional to fix just a couple of months later).
Lock, Stock & Barrel Locksmiths are Master Locksmiths who have been operating since 2002, and our licence number is 408 659 677.
2. Does the Locksmith Have Relevant Experience?
Some locksmiths specialise in exterior security, motion sensors etc., while others specialise in other security measures such as automotive security. When hiring a locksmith, it’s always worth asking about similar projects they may have delivered on, in terms of scale, scope, security and budget.
3. Are They A Good Company To Do Business With?
Qualities such as good communication, reliability, punctuality, and technical competence are all essential when it comes to getting a locksmith to do the job properly. Neighbours or friends will often be able to recommend a local locksmith, based on their experience. Alternatively, take a look at online reviews or testimonials (including those on social media), in order to get a view of the type of business you’re dealing with.
At Lock Stock and Barrel Locksmiths, our North Shore customers have provided us with many positive reviews and feedback on Google, – just take a look!
4. The Availability Of, And Familiarity With, Advanced Technology
Security systems are becoming ever more sophisticated. To ensure you get access to cutting-edge solutions, it’s important to find a locksmith with the up-to-date knowledge and skills to successfully install and maintain modern, hi-tech security options, as well as traditional solutions.
5. Fair Pricing
Whilst price shouldn’t be the only consideration when hiring a locksmith, cost should be around the market average. Higher than usual, and it’s worth taking a look at what added value you get; lower, and it could be the case that quality and value are being compromised in order to cut the price.
6. Professional Credibility
Reputable locksmiths are usually members of the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia, as well as in possession of a Master licence from the state’s police force. A good locksmith will be happy to show you their credentials on request.
A local locksmith will be able to reach you more quickly, as well as be familiar with security issues which are specific to the local area.
Lock, Stock and Barrel Locksmiths offer a comprehensive range of security services across Sydney’s north shore. Get in touch to find out more or to book a job.