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How to Choose a Good Locksmith, and Why It’s Important

When was the last time you needed a locksmith? Most likely when you were the most vulnerable. You walked to the curb to get your morning paper and the door shut behind you. The door is locked, you are standing outside in your slippers and pajamas with your overnight glasses on… and now what? You knock on your neighbors door to ask borrow their phone and you wait for a locksmith to arrive. You are in a hurry because you are now going to be late for your appointment, and it’s causing you anxiety and stress.

Locksmiths Can Do a Lot of Things

If you are choosing a locksmith for your residential property, make sure the locksmith is located not far from your place. A locksmith who is far way means they will take longer to arrive at your home, causing you wasted time.

Always check for a locksmith license (many states require licenses) and make sure the locksmith has a clean past record with no criminal records. Still not sure? Consult with local business bureau, or  search the Better Business Bureau website for records.

Hiring a good locksmith can sometimes seem expensive. If you have a theft or lost keys scenario, the upfront cost outweighs the stress ten fold.

There are two types of Locksmiths: Mobile and Brick-and-Mortar. A Mobile Locksmith is a locksmith shop on wheels. A Brick-and-Mortar locksmith has a shop and can drive to a location for lock-outs. Purchasing security products from the locksmith is highly recommended with the vast array of security products available through them.

Still have questions, or want a recommendation from our network of locksmiths? Contact your local IDN Branch for a referral. www.idn-inc.com

Kathleen Kempf is the Marketing Manager at IDN-H. Hoffman.

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