Hiring a professional locksmith vs. doing it yourself
Getting locked out of your home, office, car, or safe can be a very stressful and frustrating occasion. On these occasions you’ll want to have a local locksmith you can call 24/7. Here at Ambassador Locksmiths, we not only offer 24/7 emergency lockout service, but we can also assist you with key changes and other locksmith services at any hour of the day. We service the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region and are here to help you in emergencies.
What is a locksmith?
A locksmith is someone who has studied and trained to work with keys and locks of various types. Some may even specialise in certain types of locks, such as electronic security systems. Your locksmith should be able to replace or break locks without damaging your property and provide key duplication services. Here’s some further information on why you should hire a licensed master locksmith.
When should I call a locksmith?
There are many reasons why you would call a locksmith; some people do it as a last resort when all their other avenues have failed, some use a locksmith as the first (and only required) port-of-call.
Lost or stolen keys
Not knowing where your keys have wandered off too is an extremely stressful situation that we hope you never have to go through. However, it is a very common reason for our callouts. For your property’s security, having a locksmith come and help you gain access before too much time has passed will reduce the chances that someone else may use your keys to enter the premises. Your locksmith will also re-key or replace your locks with new keys ensuring that your property is safe once again.
Whether you’ve just moved into a new property or are about to, it is always a good idea to have a locksmith come check the security measures. Once the inspection has been completed, the locksmith will give you their suggestions on how to improve or fix any security issues such as changing your locks and getting new keys made.
If you’ve moved into a newly built property there is a long list of people who may still have a copy of the keys to the property such as the builder, contractors, electricians, flooring specialists, plumbers, and anyone else who would have had access to the home during the construction phase.
It’s important for you to call in your local favourite locksmith to re-key or replace your home’s locks. You could even take this opportunity to upgrade the quality of locks you have and get them to match to reduce the number of keys you need.
The key or lock broke
This happens more than you would think, regular use combined with metal fatigue means your keys are constantly going through wear and tear. In the dreaded situation of your key breaking inside the lock you will need to call a professional locksmith to come fix the lock without making matters worse. Depending on how stuck the key is, you may need to have new locks installed or have the lock re-keyed.
In the instance that your lock has been damaged, whether from wearing out or someone damaged it trying to break in, the more you continue to use it the worse it’s condition will get. Calling in a locksmith sooner rather than later will minimise the risk of the lock completely breaking and you losing access to your property.
You’ve been locked out
While many people have spare keys hidden around or left with a trusted family member or friend, your spare key might not always be available to regain access if you’ve been locked out. In this instance you’ll want to call a locksmith to help you regain access into your property.
It’s common for people to rush out to get the mail, go outside to do yard work, or talk to your neighbours without bringing your keys. Sometimes you might forget that your house’s locks engage automatically, or maybe a child or housemate accidentally locked you out.
In these instances, knowing that you have another option outside of friends or family can be a weight off your shoulders. Here at Ambassador Locksmiths, we are here to help when you are locked out of your property.
Why should you hire a locksmith?
In addition to locksmiths being available 24/7 to help you out in your security emergencies, they are skilled experts who know what they are doing. They can unlock your car doors, open your safe when you’ve forgotten the code and get you back into your property when you’ve gotten yourself locked out. If they need to do damage, such as breaking down your door to gain access, they must fix it and that is a job for an expert.
Professional locksmith companies such as ours, Ambassador Locksmiths, are fully licensed and insured. We value our clients and their property, meaning we gain access without causing any damage. In the event damage is done, our company will take care of everything including any injuries sustained whilst fixing your security systems.
What services does Ambassador Locksmiths provide?
Here at Ambassador Locksmiths we provide guaranteed 24hr locksmith services for the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions operating 7 days a week. Our team can assist you with a lockout or key change service any time of the day or night because we understand these problems can happen at any time. We are here to help you in emergencies and have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
We specialise in the following:
- Mechanical Locks
- Electronic Keypad Locks
- Building Access Control Systems
- Commercial Grade Levers & Handles
- All Lock Repairs & Installations
- Lock Repairs, Broken Keys, Locks Re-keyed
- General Lock Service & Maintenance
- Safes, Opened & Serviced
- Door Closer Specialists
- 24hr Emergency Lockout Service
- Registered Security Master Key Systems
- Architectural Door Hardware
- Anti-Bump Proof locks
- Windows, Letterbox & Garage Key Locks
- Electronic Access Control
- Key Cut for Desk Drawers & Filing Cabinets
- Fire Exit Door Locking Systems
- Precision Key Cutting
- Custom Made Locking Systems
- Mortise Locks.
If you’d like to know more about the range of products and services we offer, get in touch with us by visiting us in store at Charlestown, emailing us at email@example.com , or by calling us today on 0407 452 424.