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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

John C.

Hello,I live in flat off Old Kent Rd. Just like security check & front door upgrade to entrance.Property on 4th flr of block so fairly safe otherwise.Thanks

Veronica

Two Double Glazing glass doors I have mislaid the key so cant open them. I need a rough estimate what it will cost to fix this so I can open the doors into the garden .

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.

Dave W.

Front door is doubled glazed with a bolt and 2 levers lock. The lock's central bolt is missing and needs replacing. We want to keep the same key.

Latest Locksmith Reviews

by Margosha
Very satisfied! They are very fast, knowledgeable and polite.
by Elmira D.
We have been very pleased with our loft conversion carried out by Sandarov limited . We had originally planned one extra bedroom and shower room to turn our 2 bedroom victorian terrace into a 3 bedroom, however Anton told us that an additional room could be added above the back extension of the property giving us a fourth bedroom for a relatively small increase in cost. You were the only company to suggest this and we are pleased that this has given us a whole extra bedroom. The work was carried out very efficiently with minimal disruption. The builders worked hard to get the job done as quickly as possible. After the build had finished the tradesmen were happy to come back and sort out a couple of little niggles. Overall we are very pleased with the result which has given us valuable extra space at a very reasonable cost.
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
by Andrea D.
Called them to come out same day for an emergency, prompt response and came on time and resolved issue in a matter of minutes. Thanks Nadal for your great service!!! Highly recommended company!