How to Find a Local Locksmith

How to Find a Local Locksmith - Tips and Advice

As security experts with over 15 years of experience in the Locksmithing industry we have put together the following guide to finding the right local Locksmith for you!


Why do you need to find a Locksmith?

Locked out of your house or did you lose your keys all together? Once you know exactly what type of Locksmith service you require, it is time to call your local Locksmith!


Finding the closest Locksmith.

Finding the closest Locksmith isn’t always the best route to go down. Doing some research on your computer or smart phone can help you decide which Locksmith looks most reputable, independent review sites such as TrustPilot are useful.

Finding the closest Locksmith doesn’t always mean they will be with you the quickest either, different Locksmiths offer different call out times, ours is just 30 minutes* and we’ll be with you, so make sure you check the response and make sure it suits your needs. It’s always good to check for trusted customer reviews.


Use recognised directories to find your workman.

There are many places to search and find locksmiths and tradesman online, however if you are using a directory site try to use well known and frequently used directories like and the Thomson Local.


Find out if they can do the job.

As an example not all Locksmiths have the ability to create vehicle keys, so if you have lost your car key we recommend to refine your search to specifically include ‘Auto Locksmith’ or ‘Car key Cutting’, however if you are locked out of your car (which is more often the case) then Keytek® can help. Our local emergency Locksmiths are trained in non-destructive opening techniques to ensure you are not locked out of your car for too long.

Safes as described are ‘safe’ and secure even from some of the most skilled Locksmiths. The majority of domestic Locksmiths will only be able to supply or open smaller sized safes i.e. key or document safes. Larger sized safes such as floor mounted or cash safes will require a safe specialist Locksmith that is specifically trained in safe opening.


Find out how much the Local Locksmith will cost you.

Any Locksmith should be able to give you a quote/close estimate for the work that will be performed. Here at Keytek® we ask a few short questions to get a better view of what’s needed enabling us to give a more accurate quote over the phone. All of our local Locksmiths will aim to repair** over replacing parts to try and help keep costs down for you. Any parts we do replace come with a 12 month guarantee for your own peace of mind. Head to our Locksmith Prices Page for answers to all your questions about Locksmith prices.


Don’t be afraid to ask for identification.

All of our Engineers carry an ID badge so don’t be afraid to ask to see it. If you are not sure of the Locksmith’s credibility you can always call the company and they will be more than happy to confirm his current location and name. Some Locksmiths will also offer a 10 minute warning call to make you aware the Locksmith is nearly there.

If the locksmith you choose has been CRB or DBS checked this means that the locksmith has undergone satisfactory checks on his or hers criminal record to enable him to work with vulnerable children or adults. All our Locksmiths has undergone an extensive DBS (formally CRB) check to ensure that your property is only ever in the safest hands.


Sit back and watch a professional at work.

Now that you have booked a trustworthy and credible Locksmith you can be rest assured that any Locksmith service you require will be dealt with to your satisfaction and equally as important your peace of mind.

*where possible
**only where it is possible for parts to be repaired

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