How to Choose a Locksmith

You have been locked out of your house or apartment. You lost a key and wish to rekey your home just in case that missing key finds its way into the wrong person’s hands. You are working on a large-scale, multi-unit development and want the best in the business installing your lock and access control systems. Regardless of your reason for requiring a locksmith’s services, take the following steps to ensure that the locksmith you wind up hiring is both effective and trustworthy.


Ask Around
When it comes to choosing a locksmith, it pays to do your research. Search through the phone book or online for locksmiths in your area. Check to see what the Better Business Bureau has to say about them. Try to find reputable reviews for each. Chat with your family and friends to see if they have ever used their services or know anyone who has.

Check Credentials
In addition to checking for a favorable Better Business Bureau rating, look to see what other professional affiliations the locksmiths you are considering hiring have. In order to indemnify yourself against any losses you may sustain as a result of faulty work or damage that occurs on your property during repairs or installation, only hire a locksmith that is  licensed and insured.

Feel Comfortable
Credentials are important, but when you live in a major metropolitan area like Orlando you have a number of reputable locksmiths to choose from. This gives you the luxury of being picky enough to choose someone you feel you can trust. Before hiring a locksmith, make sure that you feel it is someone you can work with and trust with your home’s security fittings.

At  Armstrong Lock & Security Products, we pride ourselves on satisfying our customers. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and more than 80 years of experience making homes and businesses in Central Florida safer, we are a business you can trust. To arrange to have one of our skilled locksmiths change a lock, install a deadbolt, or set a safe on your property, call us today at (407) 434-0181.

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