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Hiring a Newcastle Locksmith

It’s inevitable; at one point or the other in our lives we would need the help of a professional locksmith. Locksmiths can provide a great deal of help when you find yourself locked out of your home or your room, even in emergency situations where you are locked in. In situations like these, people do not often think about the danger and repercussions of hiring mediocre locksmiths.

In the worst scenario, you end up hiring a fraud locksmith and open your home to a criminal. You should have the number of one locksmith you trust handy for emergency situations. Therefore, it is important that the locksmith you hire is not only professional but reliable. Here are some tips on how to find the right locksmith for you:

Locksmith Fraud

This is quite common nowadays. There are numerous locksmith scams and fraudsters around, lurking and waiting for a victim to take their bait. They are not necessarily burglars, but they tend to take advantage of people who are in desperate need of a locksmith and charge them a huge amount of money. There are worst kinds of locksmith fraudsters though, this group would use the opportunity to break in your house or get the lay-out of your house and plan a break-in. Be hyper vigilant and observe your locksmiths carefully.

Research

The only way you can find yourself a good locksmith is if you research ahead of time. You can begin from names given by people you trust and cross check them with your community’s favourite locksmiths. Look up the referrals and see what people in your community have to say about them and deliberate accordingly. While doing your research, pay close attention to the company’s name and double check if it’s not a copycat of a trusted locksmith company. Locksmith frauds do this to divert the customers who are looking for the more trusted locksmith company to their fraudulent company.

Go through the Locksmith’s Website

You should carefully examine the locksmith company’s website. This is a great way of gathering details about the work they do and their rates. This can help you immensely when you cannot decide on which locksmith company to do business with. When checking out their website, check for key factors such as experience, training, training certificates, are they available 24/7, who are their locksmiths, licenses and reliability.

Checking their rates section will also give you an idea of the amount of money locksmiths in your area charge, you can then narrow the average down and make an informed decision on who to pick. These estimates are rough approximates of how much a service might cost but it is worth noting anyway to avoid being the victim of fraud and overpriced locksmiths. After you have done all of this save two to three numbers of the best locksmiths of the lot. Having two more numbers will give you a backup in case your original locksmith choice is not available.

If you need a locksmith in Newcastle and North East area, please contact Keyfit Locksmiths today.

What Is Locksnapping?

You may well have heard of “cylinder snapping” or “lock snapping”. It’s a method used by burglars to break into property that is secured using a euro cylinder (e.g. almost all properties that have UPVC doors, although a significant number of composite and aluminium doors use them too, and they’re often used in commercial as well as domestic environments).

The method of lock snapping involves breaking the cylinder to then manipulate the lock to open. Whilst you may think that all the multi locking points on your door make it secure, it’s important to realise they are all operated by the cylinder – this is the weakest point and if compromised all the locking points are rendered useless.