Criminals these days are becoming more and more intelligent by inventing better methods to steal from you, this has made a lot of people more cautious. With this in mind, it is not uncommon to see houses with twelve feet high walls, electric wiring, hidden cameras and alarms. Your door will be the only means of protection you have because power shutdowns could incapacitate your electronic protection such as cameras and high walls provide little resistance to high profile burglars that are well equipped.
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. Due to these reasons many people try the do it yourself method which leads them to making the situation worse or doing an ineffective job that could expose them to danger than when they had a locksmith do it for them.
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. After confirming the company is legitimate and they actually send their staff to come work on your locks, you need to check their identification and licenses to make sure they match up with the ones that were to be sent by the company, if this not so please send them away because they could be scammers or burglars trying to familiarize with your locks before they come to steal from you.
Before you hire any locksmith to come work on your doors and windows, check online for the charges that are normally charged so that you will know when you are trying to be scammed when some locksmiths try to charge you lower rates. Another pointer to look at is hidden charges, some of the locksmiths try to steal from their customers by not mentioning extra charges until they are finished with the work, at this point it will look like the customer does not want to pay up, be wary of them.
Some scammers usually come in unmarked vehicles and this should be a major red flag to you because the clear thing is that they are scammers. It is also important that you hire locksmiths that have insurance covers on the work that they do so that incase of damages, you are on the safe side.
It would be unwise if you left the workers alone working on your locks because some of them may use this window to steal from you or install the locks in a faulty way so they can come back and steal from you if they are not professional or lack integrity.