Choosing a Residential Locksmith

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The need for a locksmith is often unplanned. Perhaps you’ve locked yourself out of your home or vehicle or need the locks changed at a residence or business in a hurry (after a break-in, for example). Under these circumstances, it can be tempting to run with the first locksmith who picks up the phone. But reliability is critical when choosing a locksmith, so it’s important not to take a chance on who you trust. 

The following are several considerations for choosing a residential locksmith. 

Availability. Since losing keys, getting locked out, or needing an urgent change to locks isn’t guaranteed to happen Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, be sure any locksmith service you choose has expanded hours and can respond to emergencies at any time. Some commercial, residential, automotive, and emergency locksmiths will offer services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Experience. Locks are important to the security of your residence or your business. They’re also complicated and becoming more so as technology advances. When you need a locksmith, you’ll want one who understands locks, knows how to open them and replace them as needed, or repair them. In this case, you want a locksmith partner with deep experience and extensive skills. Look for a locksmith company that includes highly experienced staff who are fully trained and prepared to solve your unique lock problem.  

Variety of services. A good locksmith should offer not only residential services – someone to call in the event you are locked out or need to change the locks – but also vehicle services in the event you’re locked out of your car, and commercial services should you have a need to install, replace, repair, or re-key the locks on your business premises. For commercial purposes – including apartment buildings – there may be a need to interact with advanced lock technologies such as biometrics, access control systems, buzzer systems, and high-security locks. Ensure you choose a locksmith partner with the right tools and experience to interact with these technologies. 

The firm’s reputation. A locksmith’s reputation will help you understand if you’re choosing a trustworthy partner. For starters, the company’s technicians should be bonded and insured. Secondly, look for authenticated reviews in places like Yelp to help you choose a service that others have reported as efficient and trustworthy. Don’t be afraid to ask for references. 

Contact a Professional for Locksmith Services

With over a decade in the locksmith business, All United Locksmith is the home for all your Connecticut locksmith needs. All United Locksmith carries a wide variety of locks as well as security products at a competitive price. Our locksmiths are the best in the business, and we guarantee only the best service. 

Our fully licensed, insured, and bonded locksmith technicians serve New Haven, Bridgeport, Stamford, Danbury, Waterbury, Hartford, Norwich, New London, New Haven County, Hartford County, Fairfield County, Middlesex County, New London County, and every town in between.

Call us at 203-901-0011 or visit our website for more information.

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