Most reputable Melbourne locksmiths state somewhere on their website that they are certified locksmiths. Is it really that important to hire a certified locksmith and what does it mean for you as a consumer?
They do, after all, charge a bit more. The answer is YES, it is essential that you hire a certified locksmith when you require locksmith services for several reasons:
1. THEY WILL HAVE THE NECESSARY TRAINING TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT
There are many people masquerading as locksmiths in Melbourne when in truth they haven’t had a day of proper training – they basically do simple lock jobs. If you want a locksmith who is trained to handle all kinds of lock emergencies you should get one who is certified – they have to undergo accredited training at a registered training organisation before receiving their certification.
At the Lock Boss we rigorously train all our locksmiths to make sure that they have the right skills that are required on the job. In addition to apprenticing them when they join us, we also train them periodically so that they can keep up with the latest developments in the industry.
2. THEY COME BONDED AND INSURED
Damage happens all the time in the process of repairing or replacing locks. It is easy for an accident to lead to a broken door, broken glass, and even the lock itself could be broken. Certified locksmiths are usually bonded and insured which means that they are able to pay for this kind of damage. The Lock Boss Locksmiths are bonded and insured and we are in compliance with all locksmith requirements in Melbourne.
3. YOU WANT TO REMAIN SAFE AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN AROUND
It isn’t unheard of – a locksmith replaces a lock only to break in later because he has a copy of the key. This kind of thing is a lot less likely to happen if you use a certified locksmith because they are usually members of bodies such as The Master Locksmith Association of Australia and the Australia and New Zealand Locksmith Association. These are bodies that are responsible that locksmiths in the country are honest and professional. We are registered with both of these associations as well as the Locksmith Guild of Australia Ltd and the Victoria Police.
4. YOU CAN TRUST THEM TO BE INVESTED IN HELPING THEIR CLIENTS
Certified locksmiths like The Lock Boss locksmiths have a reputation to protect. That is why they are more likely to do everything that they can for their clients so that they can protect their professional reputations.
As you can see, it is always in your best interest to go with a locksmith who is licensed. Whatever kind of lock emergency you have on your hands the risk of an unlicensed locksmith is not worth taking.