right locksmith is as important as choosing the right lock. The wrong choice can not only
be ineffective but needlessly expensive as well. Whether you are locked
out of your home or office, need to replace or reinforce your current
locks, or want a safe installed or serviced, not all locksmiths are created equal.
Beware of Scammers
The Federal Trade Commission has warned consumers about unethical
locksmith businesses. These tend to be out-of-state operations dispatching amateur locksmiths
through a call center and often operating under a variety of names. If
the person answering the phone can’t give you a legitimate business
name and local Orlando address, move on.
Choose a Professional
Before hiring a locksmith, make sure they are insured and bonded to cover
any issues resulting from their work. A professional locksmith will also
be registered and certified through the Associated Locksmiths of America
(ALOA), the leading locksmith trade organization. In addition, they will
be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. Only licensed locksmiths
can be members of BBB. When a locksmith arrives, they should be in uniform,
have professional locksmith ID, and be driving a commercial vehicle with
professional locksmith signage on it.
Always have your locksmith work done by a local company with a verifiable
Orlando address. This not only ensures that they are a legitimate business,
but also gives you peace of mind, knowing they will be readily available
to address any issues with their work or to perform follow-up services.
For more than 80 years, Orlando-based, BBB-member-in-good-standing, and
ALOA-certified Armstrong Lock & Security, Inc. has provided
local locksmith and other security services. In addition to emergency lockout, lock maintenance, and lock replacement,
we sell, install, and service Access Control and CCTV equipment. We also
sell gun safes and other types of safes. Call us at (407) 434-0191 for
professional, local solutions to all your security concerns.