Research conducted by the NICEIC suggests that more than a third of homeowners in the UK do not check for ID when letting a tradesman inside their home.
Remember to always check a tradesman’s ID!
Sometimes intruders will pretend to be a tradesman in order to gain entry to your home, this is referred to as distraction burglary. Although these type of burglaries are not as common as other types of crime, it is still important to take the necessary precautions to ensure you are not a victim of this type of crime. In some cases this may be a rogue trader or cowboy builder who may cause damage to your property as they often lack in skill and expertise to carry out the work they are selling to you.
Keep yourself safe!
If you’re ever unsure of who is at your door, don’t open it! Always ask for ID and check the identity of the caller by calling the Company they are from, whether it is a locksmith, electrician or plumber, the majority of authentic tradesmen will carry an ID badge. To verify a tradesman’s identity only use a number listed in your local directory or one supplied independently by your service provider. Never use a number provided by the caller as it may be bogus!
If you have taken these precautions and still suspect the caller is bogus call 999
CRB Checked Local Locksmiths
Are our local locksmiths CRB checked?
All of our local locksmiths across the UK are CRB checked or as it is now known as, DBS checked. As part of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our customers we perform a CRB check (DBS check on all locksmiths who are in the process of joining our Engineer Network. This we feel helps to reassure our customers that whatever locksmith service they require they can be confident that they are using a locksmith that is both trustworthy and reliable.