If you find yourself locked out of your home, you will need the services of a licensed locksmith. A professional locksmith can also service your existing locks and install a safe in your home. Though most people do not think about hiring a locksmith until they suffer an accidental lockout, you should keep the number of a reputable company in your wallet or phone. Select a locksmith who:
Has Local Offices
A quick search on the Internet or in your phonebook may return the names and phone numbers of several businesses that seem to be locksmiths with local addresses. Be wary, however, as some of these may in fact be disreputable out-of-state companies who will dispatch an unlicensed locksmith to provide your services. Make sure your locksmith can tell you the legal name and address of the business upon answering the phone.
Is Insured and Bonded
Professional locksmiths have insurance and bonding to cover any incidental damage that may occur in the course of their work. Third-party bonding companies run background checks on business owners before issuing this accreditation. Also, be sure to choose a locksmith who is also a member of the Associated Locksmiths of America, the leading organization for security professionals.
Offers You an Up-Front Estimate
When you speak to a locksmith on the phone, be sure that you get a price quote for the services you require. A qualified locksmith with experience will be able to tell you the approximate cost of any given service, including an emergency home lockout. Ask for a quote over the phone, and when your locksmith arrives make sure you ask for an estimate again.
Armstrong Lock & Security, Inc. has provided security services in Orlando for over 80 years. We are a family-owned company with a long history in this community. Whether you need emergency home lockout services, lock maintenance, or lock replacement, you can trust us with all your security needs. We also sell and install high-security storage solutions, including fireproof safes. Call us at (321) 800-4982 for answers to all your lock and security questions.