If you’ve ever been in the unfortunate position of locking yourself out of your house then you’ll already be aware of the benefits of a local locksmith. Having a local Abbotsford locksmith to provide that urgent service when you find yourself inexplicably on the wrong side of the door to your keys is priceless.

But a professional locksmith can provide other services besides letting you back into your house. And knowing what services they provide can help make you and your stuff much safer and more secure.

Locksmith Picking a lock

What a Professional Locksmith Can Do

Installing Locks and Deadbolts

Your stuff is only as secure as the locks that stand in someone’s way. If you’re looking to improve the security in your current home, a professional locksmith can replace your existing locks and install new deadbolts.

Amalgamated Locksmith can come out to your home and add deadbolts and deadlocks to existing doors, as well as install locks on your garage, shed, side access and anywhere else around the home that needs extra security.

Lock Rekeying

If you’re moving, one of your first calls should be to arrange a locksmith to rekey the locks on your new home. No matter how scrupulous the previous resident may have been, spare keys have a habit of ending up in the hands of those they shouldn’t.

Rekeying a lock involves replacing the lock settings on an existing lock. Only the new keys will work on the lock, ensuring that anyone with an old copy won’t be able to gain entry to your house.

And don’t forget about those other locks you rely on, like your letterbox. Identify theft is becoming more common and a good lock on your personal correspondence will ensure your personal information is kept secure.

Safe Installation

Sometimes you need a little extra protection for those extra important – or extra special – valuables. A home safe installed by a professional locksmith can provide peace of mind if you’re home is broken into.

We can consult with you on the best safe brand for your situation and expertly install it in your home.

And if you’ve accidently locked yourself out of your safe (it happens!) a professional locksmith can help you unlock the seemingly unlockable.

How You Can Ensure You’re Hiring a Professional Locksmith

Before you get a locksmith to replace or install locks around your home, check that they are a member of Master Locksmith Association of Australasia. Just as you wouldn’t hire an unlicensed plumber or builder, an unlicensed locksmith may be unqualified and unable to guarantee the work that you do.

By using only a Master Locksmith you’ll know that they are qualified, licensed and operate under a code of conduct.

You should also read through testimonials online to see what previous customers have said about them. Things to look out for are if the locksmith turned up on time, were polite and were able to promptly resolve the issue.

Amalgamated Locksmith Abbotsford are professional locksmiths with over 30 years of experience across domestic and commercial locksmith services.