What does a locksmith do?
Locksmiths install, service, maintain and repair mechanical and electronic security products – keys, locks, safes and associated hardware. Locksmiths are highly skilled and are required to be trade qualified and licensed to work as a locksmith.
When should I call a locksmith?
To physically secure your home, offices, premises, assets and valuables from unauthorised access, intruders, theft, etc. and to satisfy insurance requirements.
What should I look for in a locksmith?
A qualified licensed trades person – this should ensure competence and lack of a criminal record. Also look for a locksmith business that is well established and has a proven track record for reliable professional service – and takes responsibility for the results – and provides a warranty for their products and workmanship.
Do you have to complete an apprenticeship to become a locksmith?
Yes – to become a locksmith you need to complete a 4-year apprenticeship and a Certificate III in Engineering-Mechanical Trade (Locksmith). To work as a locksmith, you are also required to pass police security checks and to hold a Security Licence.
How do I know that the locksmith I have chosen is qualified and licensed?
Ask to see their State Government issued Security Employee Licence. In the ACT it should have the subclasses of 2B, 2C, 2D and 2E listed on it. Also most reputable companies will list their Master Security Licence numbers on advertisements, websites, etc.
Why use a locksmith when I can get someone else cheaper?
A qualified licensed experienced locksmith is more efficient, will do the job quicker, provide quality workmanship, provide a warranty for products and workmanship, provide quality security solutions with better protection. This means peace of mind and saves you money in the long run.
I’m locked out of my house can you help?
Yes, we can, we have an emergency 24/7 service – 365 days a year.
Do you cut keys?
We have an extremely large range of keys; they range for keys that are of quite an old design to the most modern transponder type keys.
Can I get all my locks working from one key?
In most cases yes; the basic principle is if one key fits in to all the locks then we can change the pins so that the key turns. If you have locks of different profiles (shape of the key) we may have to replace some of the locks.