Prices will vary according to the complexity of work that the locksmith needs to undertake. Most locksmiths do not have a call-out charge and will just charge you for the labour and parts.
Your expert locksmith will be able to advise you on the full range of services available and will be able to help you advise you of the best quote to suit your needs. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Use Bark to get free quotes and find a locksmith in your local area today.
How do I decide on the best Locksmith for the job?
There are a number of questions that may be a good idea to ask your trusted professional.
Identification – Before having someone come into your house, it is a good idea to ask them to show you their basic ID.
Emergency services – Find out if they offer a 24-hour locksmith service. Emergency services can be a little bit more expensive than standard ones.
Check prices - A professional locksmith companies will normally present a fixed price, along with a variable price. This means that certain aspects, such as the amount of labour generated by the lock service, is variable. This may depend on the lock’s specification, duration of task and lock’s characteristics.
Locked out - If you are locked out of the house make sure the locksmith you choose offers lockout services. You might want to enquire if the local locksmith installs high-security locks. Any residential locksmith should be able to install high-security locks. Most burglars gain access to the house due to a malfunctioning lock. Your windows also need to have high-security locks because burglars take advantage of an unsecured window.
You can be confident that any of the Bark local locksmiths listed will provide you with a professional service and take care of your locks.
How long does it take for a Locksmith to open my locked door?
This depends on a range of factors. If the mechanism has failed it can take a much longer time compared to if you lost your keys and the lock was working efficiently. On average it takes a professional locksmith between 10-30 minutes to open most locked doors.
What should I look for in a Locksmith?
Before you choose a locksmith, you could take a look for membership from the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) or the Institute of Certified Locksmiths.
Before choosing a professional, you may also want to ask for examples of past work which they have performed in the past. You could also look at their profile page on Bark, and Bark can show you locksmith reviews from past customers too as well as examples of work that they have completed.
What services do Locksmiths offer?
Locksmiths can help you with a large number of locksmith services which include:
Key cutting – Locksmiths can cut keys for locks in residential and commercial buildings, vehicles, safes, windows among others.
Locks for windows and doors – Locksmiths are able to provide, service, and repair window and door locks.
Locks for safes – They are able to supply, install, open and repair all types of vaults and security safes.
Auto locksmith service – Many locksmiths can give you access if you have locked your keys in your car. Locksmiths can also programme remote keys, repair car key fobs or provide a new key for the vehicle.
Access Control Systems – Some locksmiths can supply and install electronic access control systems for their clients.
24-Hour Emergency locksmith services – Many locksmiths provide after-hour services if individuals have lost their keys, are locked out or need locks replaced and changed.
We are primarily a family owned Security Company offering a diverse range of Locksmiths Services.
We are one of Scotland's best equipped Safe Opening companies and also offer extensive Auto-Locksmith capabilities.
Carl is a qualified Electrical and Mechanical Engineer and Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET).
In addition, he has trained and completed City and Guilds Electrical Engineering and Electronic Security Systems course including Testing, Inspection and Certification and PAT Testing.
As a former Bomb Disposal Officer engaged in Counter Terrorism he is adept at problem solving which is put to good use in Locksmith work where as a company we specialise in Non-Destructive Entry (NDE) Techniques.
We are one of very few companies in Scotland to be able to offer a comprehensive range of Safe Engineering Services including Opening Locked Safes and fitted a varied range of Mechanical or Electronic Locks.
Despite the breadth of capabilities that we offer we do try to offer a 'no job too small' service. We are not a National Franchise, but a highly skilled service company trying to provide pragmatic security solutions for the community in Scotland and specialist Safe work across the wider UK.
We are a Authorised Security Centre for the Asda Abloy Mul-T-Lock brand as well as other high quality locks.
We are a reseller for Burg Wachter, Burton and Dudley Safes, in most cases offering internet/e-commerce pieces but with full service.
Helping people out. OK, I know that sounds a bit much but we really do meet all manner of people from the very 'well heeled' to the 'pour souls' in life. Everyone has a story. Meeting people and delivering customer satisfaction is really very rewarding, so too is finding a way around a problem.
What inspired you to start your own business?
After a career as a Bomb Disposal Officer spanning 22 Years Service I wanted to escape the desk that was soon to become my prison! Whilst I enjoyed Command as a Major in the Army in some respects I was also tired of the bureaucracy and the 'Yes Man' culture that I felt betrayed what it is to be Public Servant. In addition, I wanted to settle my 2 amazing daughters in one location rather than move around. So, I though 'why not use my ability technically to problem solve'? Not long after starting, it became clear that we could strive to find solutions where other companies were templated by a lack of imagination or potential profitability. Every day is a school day!! We are still learning but that's because we strive for more.
Why should our clients choose you?
It is almost unbelievable that work as a Locksmith is not in any way a 'regulated trade'!! That means pretty much anyone can claim to be a Locksmith, from any background.
We only employ 3 people, all of whom have undertaken a level of vetting with the Disclosure Scotland. In some cases (2), the level of vetting has been far higher with Defence Vetting at CT Check, Security Cleared (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV).
In essence, we have the Technical Qualification but also certified and scrutinised levels of personal integrity.