Lots of locksmiths promote their 24 hour emergency locksmith services and boarding up services but how many are completely capable in the said ability and how many are actually on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week when you really need them.
Being a locksmith, especially an emergency 24 hour call out locksmith can be a very lucrative and rewarding career that isn’t really effected by a turn down in the economy or the stock markets, people will always need locksmiths because people will forever lose or misplace their house, office or cars keys, get locked out of their house or office and regrettably buildings will still get broken into and thieve whether it’s a housing or commercial building.
unluckily the locksmith industry isn’t really a regulated industry, definite there are sets you can be members of but there is not anything in the rule that stops untrained people watching a few YouTube videos and then touting themselves as a professional locksmiths, these people will probably successfully gain entry to your house, workplace or car but typically take a while and cause lots of damage in the process.
Look for any recognized bodies that they are members of and see if their website states who trained them and what level of training they received. One of the top Locksmith training colleges in the UK is the Train Locksmiths, Training College in Stockton who train locksmith to a high Level three Enhanced recognized standard, if their website states this, and then you are usually in good hands, although a quick telephone call to the training college can confirm the validity of their claim.
A good locksmith Stockton will tend to advertise ‘non destructive entry’ as one of their services meaning if you are locked out they can gain entry to your home, office or vehicle without breaking your locks, thus saving you money, remember, anyone can smash a lock however it obtain a highly accomplished expert to choose a security device and increase non unhelpful entrance, too be careful of the dishonest charlatans who will smash your locks on reason just so they can sell you new ones, regularly at higher than retail cost.