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Finding a locksmith

Functioning and secure locks are of utmost importance to your home. Not being able to access your property or leaving your home vulnerable to intruders are just two of the negative outcomes of a poorly installed lock.

It’s important that quality locks, as well as tradesmen, are used because you want to avoid any faults that could occur during wear-and-tear or the ability for them to be easily picked.

Plentific can help you along by generating a bespoke list of the best locksmiths in your local area with the specific skills to suit you, as well as providing quick access to customer reviews to help you compare your options.

What do you need to think about when finding a locksmith?

When hiring a locksmith, do your research. Your current situation may stipulate the kind of service you’re looking for. For example, if it were an emergency and you were locked out or you have lost your car keys.

As the difference between a secure home can be the strength and quality of your lock and its installation, make sure you look for not just the cheapest locksmith but one who is experienced and qualified.

When liaising with locksmiths, ask for paperwork that verifies their qualifications. The certification you are looking for is called the MLA - the Master Locksmith’s Association. Members of this association are vetted at entry level and receive ongoing inspections for as long as they are registered. Also, all members of the MLA have exam based qualifications.

Ask for testimonials from their previous customers, it’s not just about their quality of customer service but also how the locks have fared since installation.

Verify the quality of locks used by hiring a local locksmiths that uses locks from known and trusted brands. Also, make sure that when you have the lock fitted that you get multiple sets of keys - you don’t know when you are going to need a spare.

What does a locksmith do?

Locksmiths can carry out the installation, maintenance and servicing of locks that you use to access your home. However, they can also help you access your home, should you be locked out or have lost your keys.

This is the same for vehicles, in the case of emergency or if you want to pre-empt the emergency happening, your local locksmith can duplicate your car keys for you.

A locksmith can also fit, change and provide replacement locks for your property. Your local locksmith can open safes and help to re-secure your property after a burglary.

How much does a locksmith cost?

Your local locksmith will have flat rates for the installation, maintenance and servicing of locks. However, if you are calling in as part of an emergency or need someone out-of-hours, then this will increase the cost.

Use Plentific to compare prices for the best local locksmiths in your area. Plentific recommends that you speak to at least three local kitchen locksmiths to receive quotes in order to find the best professional for your home services.

Latest Locksmith Jobs

Anthony B.

Door locks to a storage cupboard and the main bedroom need replacing.

Ata

Looking for someone who could replace existing door locks for 2 doors. Also, do you replace garage door locks ? Could you quote separately please.

Gael D.

We have a problem with our sliding french door which lock does not "lock" anymore. We are based in Fulham

Rishi P.

Hi, I would like to replace 5 locks at my property in Potters Bar, EN6. Please can you provide me with a quote? thank you.

Latest Locksmith Reviews

by Frances B.
A very polite and professional service from the Locksmith
by Kayla
SUPER FAST....really happy with the price, I was locked out of my house for 2 hours with two of my children as another locksmith company (not mentioning any name's) failed to turn up :(....any way LONDON LOCKSMITH COMPANY are now on my speed dial if this happens again. THANKS GUYS!!!
by Parice L.
I can Highly recommend Nas, i had some problems with my bathroom, a few leaks because the bathroom was not installed correctly. Nas came took a look and fixed it pretty quick. My bath was leaking in three places, nas fixed it and said he would not charge me for the labour, only the parts, which i thought was so kind of him. Nas had even wiped his shoes on my door mat before entering my place (which not a lot of construction men do on arrival) . Nas also said he would wait a few days before sending payment req through just to make sure no leaks would reappear, and if anything resurfaced he would come back! Again thank you Nas
by Francesca C.
Henson security installed our alarm on our new build house, they did a really great job and tidied up after themselves. The system is really simple to use and their quote came in below other local companies for the same system. They also changed our locks. Would recommend