There comes a time in everyone lives when they need a locksmith. More times than not you’ll need an emergency locksmith. It’s easy to envision yourself stranded in a parking lot in the pouring rain with your two young children drench, cold, and scared. But there are other times when you are desperate to find someone who can you get you in the fastest. And truthfully, it’s not something we think about often, but how serious is it to take the time to research your locksmith and find a reliable source? What do you look for in a locksmith?
This is the number 1 quality to look for in a locksmith company. You are literally giving this person all access to your home or meeting them in a deserted parking lot when you are all alone. It is imperative that they are noble and trustworthy. We at Atlanta Locksmith have all employees have an extensive background and character referencing checks. On the flip side, we have to check out who you are too. They will want to be sure you are the property owner. You would not want a locksmith to unknowingly give a thief full access to your home and valuables. So don’t get insulted by questions relating to ownership. You should want a professional who will take the time to verify if you have legal rights to the property before allowing access to your home, business or vehicle.
The longer someone is in the business, the more trustworthy they are. In addition, you want someone that can get the job done. A good lock is meant to ensure that it’s almost impossible/extremely difficult to gain access in if locked. It takes a talented individual with the right tools to counter the locking mechanism. Furthermore, locksmiths can address any flaw in your current security device. Let’s face it, if your locks are not installed right, it won’t protect you, your family, and your valuables. More times than not, we find that the builder grade lock is installed incorrectly. It should have at least a one-inch “throw,” and on the “strike side,” there should be a security plate with screws at least three inches long that go all the way into the door’s wood frame.
- Response Time/Location
This is especially important in the case of emergency! You want to find a local Atlanta Locksmith that has a reputation a fast response time. Not only is your time valuable and you probably did not prepare for this unexpected event. Your safety may be a factor as well. Ambulock’s average response time is 20 minutes in metro Atlanta.
Yes Patience is an essential quality in your locksmith. This goes along with the experience requirement. Locks are small with very specific parts and pieces, they have to be disassembled and reassembled in specific order for things to work properly. There are also other mechanical devices locks are often made ‘infernal’ by design to prevent people from tampering with the insides, which could compromise the security of the device with future use. Solving lock problems often requires a great deal of patience in working with the ‘parts and pieces’, springs are particularly good at complicating an otherwise simple task. All these pieces are what makes a lock work and keep the unwanted out.
You will want a company that is insured to help cover unexpected damage. Of course, the goal is to have no damage but sometimes accidents happen (or the unavoidable). An insured company just helps defuse any “who’s responsible” issues that may come up if the unfortunate happens.
Ambulock meets all these requirements…you have found a great locksmith to take care of you in emergency and non-emergency job. You can rest assure that when the time comes you have an honest, trustworthy locksmith that has the experience to get the job done in a timely manner.