People nowadays are becoming more cautious and cautious due to the fact that crime rates keep on increasing. With this in mind, it is not uncommon to see houses with twelve feet high walls, electric wiring, hidden cameras and alarms. When power goes down it will make your electric fences, cameras and alarms useless and its easy for burglars to climb walls however tall they are leaving your door the only protection you have.
Strong, secure locks can go a long way in keeping your homes safe. Finding a locksmith to install the locks on your doors is another mountain to climb because most of them may be scammers trying to make a buck or could be used by burglars to access your house. The do it yourself method is a method that most people result in order to save costs or to avoid being scammed by fake locksmiths trying to impersonate real, professional locksmiths, most times they end up making the situation worse and end up paying more than they would have.
First of all when finding a locksmith, ‘local’ should be your main focus, check their addresses on google to make sure they match up with their local addresses so that it may not be a scam in the making. When the locksmiths come to your house, the first thing that you should ask for is their identification and licenses to confirm that they are not scammers trying to steal from you.
Another red flag that you need to keep in mind is locksmiths that charge low prices, the ones that charge low prices use it as a way to entice you to let them work on your locks but are scammers that want to come back later and steal from you. Asking if there are any extra charges could help avoid them putting in a position of questioning their integrity because it has been common for some of them to hide extra charges which they reveal after their done which could ruin the business relationships.
You should pay attention to details such as the type of vehicle that the locksmiths come with, legitimate ones usually have the company’s logo and trademarks and should also have their legal contact information on them. Checking whether the locksmiths that you hired are insured should also be a major tip to keep in mind because only in this way will you be compensated if their work leads to more damage.
After making sure that the locksmiths coming into your house are legitimate, it is also important that you make sure you are present when they are installing the locks because if you are absent, they could use that absence to scam you in ways you cannot fathom.