If you’re in the market for a locksmith, you may have found that there are multiple options in your area. You may also find that you’re in a time-sensitive situation and need to find a locksmith quickly. This could be due to an emergency lockout or a security breach. When you’re trying to make a snap decision, you want to be on the lookout for any telltale signs of a scammer. We’ve outlined our top tips below so you can find the most professional and cost-efficient Craigieburn Locksmith available to you.
Why it’s important to find a reputable locksmith
Finding a reputable locksmith is very important when you’re looking for someone to protect your home. The people who you hire have access to your home, family and valuables as well as knowledge about where any weak points in your home security may be. For this reason, there are a lot of locksmith scammers out on the market as well.
How to spot a locksmith scam
When you’re in the vetting process of finding a locksmith, you want to make sure that the company will provide a free quote for the work before you make a commitment to it. An illegitimate locksmith will not be willing to spend their time without the potential to make money. Make sure you read the online reviews. All customer experiences are unique, but you want to ensure that previous clients have had a good experience with the company and did not feel scammed or ripped off by them. You also want to be on the lookout for any fake reviews. These could be very vague reviews left by users with generic names and no profile photos. Although all of these won’t be fake, it’s something you should take into consideration.
Once the locksmith arrives, take a look at their clothes and vehicle. Does their vehicle have temporary signage or does the vehicle have company decals pasted all over promoting their business? If a scammer rips people off, they wouldn’t want their car to be easily identified, hence the tendency to have zero company information on the car. You may also be comforted to find that the locksmith has a company uniform. This is an investment that a company who has pride in their business and reputation would put money in to.
What you should look for in your Craigieburn Locksmith
When you’re looking for your local Craigieburn Locksmith, there are a few things you should be on the lookout for. Checking for the appropriate licenses and certifications is helpful. This is a simple question to your prospective locksmith and they will be happy to show you their licenses. You also may be interested in if your locksmith is trained in BiLock Master key systems. As a premier Australian-made locking system, being an authorised agent demonstrates their dedication and knowledge of the trade.
Although the points above are not definitive to identify a scam, it’s important to take all points into consideration when choosing who to trust your property and security with. If you have any questions about our Craigieburn Locksmith services, don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can reach us at 1300 045 397 or leave us a message HERE.