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A Locksmith can be described as a professional skilled in the art of making locks. He provides locks and keys for everything ranging from your doors and windows to your garden shed and your car and, they offer lock installation, replacement and repair services to suit the varying requirements of different people.

Locksmith services may include:

  • Installation, replacement and repair of window and door locks
  • Re-keys and rekeying for windows and doors
  • Installation, replacement and repair of automotive locks
  • Rekeying automotive locks
  • Installation and maintenance of digital locks
  • Safe opening services
  • Supply and installation of safes
  • Emergency Service if you're locked out of your home or car
  • Security advice and more

Compromising on the security of your family members and valuable possessions always leads to paying a heavy price. Top service providers always offer residential, commercial and automotive services in a cost effective manner.

A reputed locksmith works with you to develop finest quality locking and security systems for all your residential and commercial requirements. You can also contact them for regular maintenance and servicing of different types of safes and vaults and, in order to make everything transparent, they will usually offer a quote before the commencement of any work. Reliable professionals also offer guarantees to protect the interests of their customers.

Tips for when hiring Locksmiths:

  • Get feedback from reliable sources like family members and friends to have clear cut idea about their track record. If this isn't possible try online reviews.
  • Get an estimate for all work and replacement before the commencement of the job. Legitimate companies always give a free quote well in advance.
  • Make sure that they are insured because property damage during the repair invites a lot of unwanted loss and complications. A trustworthy locksmith will always have insurance to cover any losses.
  • After having shortlisted two or three service providers, compare the service quality and rates before arriving at a conclusion.

Helpful links and related articles:

  • Master Locksmiths Association (MLAA) - Recognised and respected as the peak organisation for locksmithing professionals in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Service NSW - If you're using a tradesperson you can verify their licence number (for most industries) here.
  • Victoria Building Authority (VBA) - The VBA regulates building & plumbing practitioners in Victoria. You can also verify licence numbers through this website.
  • Tips for Choosing Tradesmen - Choosing tradesmen is not always easy. In this article we discuss several factors to help you choose the best tradie for your project.