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.
Locksmith for 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.
Use a Locksmith for Cutting Keys
Cutting keys 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.
What Other Services Does a Locksmith offer?
But there are plenty of other services that locksmiths can provide
- Security upgrades (additional security such as door bolts, lock upgrades etc.)
- Safes – 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!
- Auto work – some locksmiths offer an auto locksmithing service whereby they can get you into your vehicle if you’ve locked the keys in there or cut (and where necessary programme) a new key for your vehicle.
- Access control – some professional locksmiths will be able to specify, supply and install electronic access control systems