Locksmith Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Locksmith FAQ pageFAQ’s – Hopefully, you will never have to experience any type of security breach on any of your personal property; however the chances are that at least once in your lifetime, you will come across the need to replace a key or review your security needs?

The below details are useful FAQ’s that can help you understand more about choosing the best professional service available.

Careers And Learning More About Locksmithing

Become a locksmith - In this section, individuals considering a career in the Locksmith Industry will be able to read about the advantages and disadvantages to this professional career. You will be able to find information on the appropriate courses,...

Complete Glossary of Locksmith Terms And What They Mean

To help you out we have complied this glossary of locksmith terms and general security terms for you to refer to if you ever need to speak to a Locksmith. Don't forget if you need to find your closest locksmith, you can search our directory with...

Do You Want To Be A Locksmith? Some Things You Should Know

Becoming a Locksmith can offer you more than just a career. Qualified Locksmiths can earn  up to £60k – £100K per year, once fully trained. It can take a long time to learn a trade let alone establish a reputation that will help your earnings thro...

How to Become a Locksmith: Everything You Need To Know

There are several opportunities for both the young and old to become a locksmith and below are a number of options to follow. Individuals wishing to become a locksmith should possess several fundamental skills, such as; excellent manual dexterity,...

MLA's 10 Tips For Improving Your Locksmithing Business

Whether just leaving school and looking for an apprenticeship or choosing a complete career change, you’ll find the below tips useful for becoming a Locksmith. Don’t believe the hype Spread by some training organisations who sell Locksmithing as ...

Researching Locksmiths Before Hiring Them! (This Is Important)

To help give the confidence you need to find the right Locksmith for the job, in this section we have included a wealth of information on finding and researching a locksmith. This was created specifically to help you understand what a Locksmith does...

Are Locksmiths Police Vetted? What You Need To Know

A number of locksmiths will claim to be Police Vetted, Police Checked or Police Registered – but are locksmiths police vetted? What does this actually mean? There is no  such thing as 'Police Vetted', and  dealings with various police forces and the...

Checking a Locksmiths Credentials: Why It's Important and How To Do It

There is NO Government Backed Regulation for Locksmiths. (There's also confusion about whether they're police vetted) So, in the absence of any regulations it is important not to rely on claims or logos on the locksmith’s website alone. More a...

Locksmith Codes of Conduct

According to the Master Locksmith Association the following titles and explanations are an overview of the obligations Locksmiths should identify in looking at the requirements of the customer, set out by the governing body of Locksmiths - the MLA (Master...

How to Choose the Right Garage Door: Tips And Tricks

Replacing/choosing your garage door is a major investment in home improvement. Make the right choice and it will: add value to your home make your home more secure add to the visual appeal of the exterior of your home FAQs How much...

How Do I Find A Legitimate Locksmith?

At present, and unlike most other countries, the UK has no national regulation governing locksmiths – a situation industry organisations – notably the Master Locksmiths’ Association – are determined to change for the better. That does take time, h...

How To Find A Reliable Locksmith Near You

There are currently no Government requirements to govern Locksmiths, however the Master Locksmith Association runs an ‘Approved Company’ scheme to help give consumers confidence in using a reputable company or individual when using a Locksmith. Member Com...

How to find a Trustworthy Tradesperson

Finding a trustworthy locksmith or indeed, other tradesperson can be fraught with problems and it is not always possible to get a personal recommendation, which is a wise route. There are, however, various organisations that can help you find a reliable...

Locksmiths Estimates and Quotes: Know The Difference

Estimates and Quotes are not the same and it is important to know which one you are getting when work needs to be carried out on your home. When a tradesperson provides you with a price, ask whether this is a quote or an estimate. An estimate An...

What Services a Locksmith can Provide

Gone are the days, when all a locksmith does is repair a broken lock or cut keys. Nowadays, modern locksmiths are trained to provide an overall security solution, to help homeowners keep their properties safe and secure. Locksmiths now get involve...

What Services do Locksmiths Offer

More than you may think… For most of us, locksmiths are a bit like insurance companies. You only think about them when there is a problem, and more often than not, that is when you have an emergency. Being locked out of your home or your car; a...

Why use a Licensed Locksmith

With the absence of government licensing of locksmiths, The Master Locksmiths Association has been established to promote the level of skills and ethics within the industry. Running its own Locksmith licensing scheme, it approves companies who agree...

Security Advice FAQ

From changing your lock to securing your garden shed, Locksmiths Local's security advice FAQ has included a selection of useful tips and advice to help you and your family stay safe at home. With an array of security information and lists of useful...

Cylinder Lock Snapping: What You NEED To Know

Cylinder Snapping, lock snapping or even the term Lock Bumping is a common method used by burglars to break into a property that is fitted with a euro cylinder, most commonly found PVCu, composite and aluminium doors. The Method of Lock Snapping – H...

Digital Door Lock

Digital door locks provide a low cost, easy to install security solution for buildings that require a reliable means of access control, but where the allocation of keys or cards is unpractical due to the volume of people entering and exiting the building. Because...

Find Approved Security Products

Find approved security products in the same way that you should look for an independently accredited locksmith, the same goes for security products. Sold Secure for example is a test house dedicated to the testing and approval of security products. List...

Fuel and Oil Theft: What You Need To Know

Fuel and Oil theft has been a problem for many years as oil is clearly an attractive proposition for thieves who are now actively targeting fuel tanks at farms, transport depots and domestic properties. The thieves may be using the oil for their own...

Home Safety and Security Tips

Here are some great home safety and security tips for you. Exterior of your house - Review the exterior of your property to make sure there are no broken windows or access through garages or conservatories.  Lock any tools and items such as ...

Key Cabinets For Safety And Security

Keeping keys out of the wrong hands is a big task when running a business, coupled with ensuring they are organised. With that in mind, below is a fast and simple ‘Key Cabinet Buyer’s Guide’.   Security Key Cabinets for Car and Vehicle Keys ...

Neighbourhood and Home Watch

Neighbourhood and Home Watch is the UK’s largest voluntary movement, with 173,000 schemes and 7.9 million members. Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network, England & Wales (NHWN) charity represents all Home Watch and Neighbourhood Watch members a...

Protecting Your Home from Thieves: Important!

While it's difficult protecting your home from thieves, most home burglaries are done by amateurs. Below is a list of precautions you could take to minimise the risk of being burgled: Lock up your home, even if you go out only for a short time....

Protecting your Shed: Essential Information

Here are some great tips for keeping your shed safe and sound! Use the best security products to lock your property. The robust Shed Alarm Kit from Kasp , is a 4pc kit which consists of a PIR sensor which senses movement and provides round the...

Safes Frequently Asked Questions

Safes Frequently asked questions - Firstly, what can I use a safe for? A data safe – to keep electronic data such as back-up tapes or CDs/DVDs safe. A fire safe (wanting to ensure documents for example are safe from fire) A safe to keep cash a...

Useful Links For You!

Below is a list of useful online website which could be useful to gain additional information regarding keeping secure in your home and associations which support the values of this and the Locksmith’s industry which services it. Neighbourhood and H...

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