Hiring a locksmith entails giving someone access to some of the most personal parts of your life. This is why it is important to be especially diligent when deciding what locksmith to hire. With so many different companies available for hire, this decision can feel overwhelming—especially in emergency situations. As a trusted name in the Las Vegas community for over 20 years, we at A&B Security Group want to make sure you are not taken advantage of next time you have to hire a locksmith. Here are some useful tips from an interview we did with Contact 13 News.
The easiest way to determine if a locksmith is legitimate is through visual context clues. A locksmith that works for a reputable company will arrive in a car and uniform bearing the company’s name. Be wary of anyone claiming to be a locksmith who arrives in plain clothes and an unmarked vehicle. It is also important to remember locksmiths are required by Clark County to have their license number (see ours) prominently displayed on the vehicle as well. These important contextual clues will help you immediately identify a reputable locksmith.
Get a Quote
Many people have been overcharged and ripped off by illegitimate locksmiths who advertise a low price, and ask for more money after the service is completed. Any professionally trained locksmith will be able to give you a quote on the price after examining the lock. This will ensure you know what you are going to pay up-front, and that you don’t experience sticker shock after the service is complete.
Ask for Identification
For a locksmith to be properly licensed to work, they will have to have completed a background check with the Sheriff’s Department. Always make sure to request a Sheriff’s card when hiring a locksmith. This will guarantee the person you are hiring is fully licensed and can be trusted to access your home or business. This also gives you the peace of mind to know the person is who they say they are.
We strive to provide the community with the best tools and information to protect some of the most valuable aspects of their lives. These tips will help ensure you receive legitimate, trusted service when you need it most.