We all remain worried about the security of our home. The security of our home is probably our number one priority. Some of us go to extreme lengths to make our home secure. We put up barb wire fences, install expensive locks, and hire professional security and what not. Locks are the first and most important security feature of any house hold. In order to install a good lock you will need a good locksmith. In fact in order to completely secure your home you will need the right kind of lock and the right kind of locksmith. In this article we mention what questions you should ask a locksmith before hiring him so that you get the best possible service available.

What type of locks can you install?

Gone are the days when locks used to be simple mechanical devices. Today’s modern locks can be as complicated as a watch. Locks come in every variety, from simple mechanical old school locks to hi-tech software controlled locks, you can choose according to your budget. While some locks are categorized on the basis of their locking mechanism, others are categorized according to their tensile strength. Examples of some popular locks are cylinder locks, magnetic locks, laser locks and panic bars or crash bars. It must be well understood that not every locksmith can install every type of lock there is in the market. While some locksmiths specialize in mechanical locks, others specialize in hi-tech biometric security system. You should carefully analyze the level of security that you wish to implement and ask your locksmith about the locks that he can install. You can also ask for his advice regarding what type of locks you should install in your home.

What is the range of services offered?

The range of services offered is very important, unless you are comfortable with calling a new locksmith every time there is a problem with your lock. The services which you will require most often are installation, maintenance, repair and removal. Some locksmiths offer only installation and repair is handled by a third party service provider. It’s always a bad idea to choose such a locksmith as it reveals the confidential security information of your home to more than one person. You must always choose a locksmith who can provide you the widest range of services.

Do you provide 24 hour service?

At first, you might think that why would you need a locksmith in the middle of the night. But it happens quite often. What if you lose your keys and you are locked outside of your own house. Would you wait till the morning? Probably not, you will call your locksmith and if he doesn’t provides 24 hour service then you will call someone else who does. However, doing so will again reveal the security features of your home to some unknown person whom you don’t trust. In order to avoid such situations, it’s best to ask it upfront if your locksmith will be there for you in case of an emergency.

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