Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a Professional Locksmith

hiring a professional locksmith

Trusting a stranger with the security of your home, business, car or safe is no small step.

Take care when selecting a professional locksmith, as sloppy workmanship increases the chance of unlawful access, placing your valuables at risk. At Apex Locksmiths in Sydney, our dependable expert security solutions guarantee peace of mind.

What can a locksmith help with?

Residential locksmiths are useful when you want to change the locks. Perhaps a key broke, or you locked yourself out of home. Many of our business clients require a commercial locksmith to address locking systems, or assist with a safe.

Automotive locksmiths can help when locked out of a vehicle, but deal with other issues too, like car key cutting, transponder key programming and car security systems. Many locksmiths also provide multiple security system services.

How do I choose a reputable locksmith?

We recommend checking reviews and recommendations. You want a licensed locksmith who won’t keep you waiting, is affordable, completes the task effectively and efficiently, possesses up-to-date industry knowledge, and doesn’t damage property.

In general, locksmiths who disappear don’t have a loyal customer following. After more than three decades as a popular NSW business, Apex Locksmiths is firmly established as a trustworthy and reputable service provider for the local community.

What questions do locksmiths ask?

Locksmiths may request photo ID to verify identity, and request proof of occupation or ownership of property. Apex experts often ask questions to gain a detailed understanding of your security vulnerabilities, enabling us to recommend ideal solutions.

A quality locksmith will prioritise customer satisfaction. Life can throw a few curveballs, and our friendly mobile lockout team is always on call to help in an emergency. (We won’t leave you stranded on the side of the road or in the garden for long!)

What qualities or skills should a professional locksmith have?

Industry accreditation is a positive basic indicator of skill and reliability. Apex Locksmiths is a Member of the Master Locksmith Association of Australasia (MLAA), and approved by the Security Construction Equipment Committee (SCEC).

This means we are also recommended locksmiths for certain Australian Government security zones. All Apex professionals are trained and well-versed in regulations relating to private and commercial access, to avoid unlawful acts or property violations.

Can a locksmith make all the doors the same key?

Multiple locks can be re-keyed to the same key. But in some cases, not all locks at one location are compatible with this process. To achieve a single key/multi-lock scenario at work or home, be aware certain locks may need replacing.

While a multipurpose key is convenient—referred to as locks “keyed alike”—all entry and exit points are vulnerable to the same key, proving a problem if the key is lost. (Another option we can install is a state-of-the art, electronic access control system.)

Accessing a professional locksmith 24/7

You can find Apex Locksmiths at an array of locations across NSW, and our emergency local locksmith services are always on call. We offer warranties with our work, and are always happy to discuss the details of a potential job. Contact us today.