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 and to ensure your safety and security is not compromised by bogus individuals, who claim to be bonefide Locksmiths.Researching locksmiths before hiring them

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...

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