What Can a Locksmith Do?

Most people think about locksmiths when they’re locked out of their property and yes – this is one of the services that a professional locksmith can offer but there are plenty of others too.

For example – if you’ve just moved into a new house then the first thing you should do is change the locks. After all, you don’t know who’s had copies of the keys in the past so why risk it?

Rather than purchasing the locks yourselves from the local DIY store (as research has shown that the level of advice available at these stores is dangerously low) then you should contact your local MLA licensed locksmith to come and supply and fit appropriate locks for you. They will know the locks you’ll need so as not to invalidate your insurance.

What Services Does a Locksmith offer?

But there are plenty of other services that locksmiths can provide

  1. Key Cutting

    A locksmith will be able to cut keys for any type of lock ( cabinet, garage, back door, upvc door, padlock etc.. )

  2. Window & Door Locks

    One of the most common areas of locksmiths is the standard UPVC door and window lock on the domestic house, UPVC locks and windows are a specialist area of locksmithing, most MLA locksmiths will be able to supply, fit, service and repair door and window locks.

  3. Security Safe Services

    Make sure you get a safe that has been professionally specified for your needs and is fitted properly. If this is not done then a thief could walk out with your safe!   Locksmiths will also of course be able to opening safes, repair, supply and install and even move large vaults and security safes.

  4. Auto Locksmith

    Some locksmiths offer an auto locksmithing service whereby they can get you into your vehicle if you’ve locked the keys in the vehicle, repair car key fobs, program remote keys and transponder keys which is a specialised area of auto locksmithing, or simply cut new car keys for your vehicle.

  5. Access control

    Some professional locksmiths will be able to specify, supply and install electronic access control systems

  6. 24 Hour Emergency Locksmith

    If your locked out at a unsociable hours, lost your keys or just need the locks replacing & changing a out of hours service is available from some locksmiths.

Want to really read whats it like to be a emergency locksmith? then check out a ‘Diary of a Emergency Locksmith’ from a MLA approved locksmith.

Why have a Locksmith Cut My Keys?

Key cutting is another area of experience for locksmiths. Why get your keys cut anywhere other than by an experienced, professional locksmiths? But have they been vetted? Make sure who you use has been independently accredited as vetted, inspected and competent for the job at hand.

Can a Locksmith Fit Window Locks?

Of course it’s not only doors that need locks but windows too – so make sure your MLA licensed locksmith fits your window locks too.

Don’t forget that locksmiths can work on domestic and commercial properties so if you have a security requirement for your business then make sure you contact your local MLA licensed locksmith.

Steffan George

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