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; after a break-in or attempted break-in; after losing or having had stolen your home or cars keys.
Many locksmiths offer a 24/7 mobile service for homes, business and vehicles, which is invaluable in any emergency situation.
Locksmiths can and do deal with all these services daily. But they also offer a lot more. For example, advising and fitting of new locks, guiding you on upgrading your security with the latest products or changing the locks when you have moved house and you cannot be sure who has copies of the existing keys.
You may be handy with DIY but where security is concerned, it is always a good idea to talk to a professional.
Why take chances with something so important as your family’s security and safety?
DIY efforts may also invalidate your home insurance, while improving your security via a professional – using the appropriate, approved products, can be a positive benefit when negotiating your next premium.
Locksmiths can cut keys for all kinds of domestic and commercial locks including UPVC doors and windows, and many also provide an auto locksmith service too, which means they can get into your vehicle quickly should you have locked the keys inside.
They’ll also provide a new key, and as a more specialised service, they can also program remote keys and transponder keys.
Auto locksmiths have actually saved lives in cases when an infant or pet has been accidentally locked inside a vehicle
Many locksmiths can advise on and install electronic access control systems as well as CCTV, outdoor and perimeter security, lighting etc. Some of these services are provided by businesses that combine electrical/electronic installations and security, which clearly overlap.
There are many different safes and as more households have valuables that need protection, it is important to choose the right one for your needs.
The correct installation is essential whether it is under floor, concealed in cupboards etc to ensure a thief cannot simply steal your safe AND your valuables! Skilled locksmiths can also open safes, carry out repairs, re-locate safes and vaults.
Some locksmiths will be able to help with advice on fire safety and security, another area in which none of us can afford to take chances.
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