Hiring a locksmith should be a simple affair, but that’s not always the case. Since there is no government-based licensing for the industry, it’s possible for anyone to effectively set up shop as a locksmith, and Empire Locksmiths are always pro-active when safeguarding the industry against cowboys.

Following the four steps below will ensure you hire the right man for the right job.

1. Ask for recommendations

Whilst this may sound obvious, ask friends and family for recommendations. Empire Locksmiths get a substantial amount of referrals from previous customers and have always operated this way. Word of mouth can be a very powerful thing, so we guarantee to leave each customer satisfied with our work.

2. Hire a specialist for the job

Locksmithing isn’t actually as simple as changing a few locks, or gaining entry into a locked home. There are many different facets of locksmithing and it’s always wise to ask the specialist beforehand just what it is they specialise in.  Do a little research beforehand, and ensure the person you hire is knowledgeable and right for the job.

3. Don’t always go with the first person you call

Again, this is an obvious one, but you’ll be surprised at just how many people come to Empire Locksmiths after having a poor experience with another company. Shop around and ensure you’re getting the right locksmith for the right price.

4. Ask for a no-obligation consultation

A quality locksmith will provide a free security consultation, and be able to advise you on the minimum requirements necessary in addition to appropriate additional security measures. Use the time spent with the locksmith to ascertain how knowledgeable they are, and also how comfortable you are with them around your dwelling.

Remember, should you have any security queries or concerns, we’re always available to help. Contact us for further information and to arrange a free, no-obligation security health check on your home.