Whether it’s your car, your home, or your business, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll accidentally lock yourself out one day. Fortunately, there are a few tips you can follow to make sure you aren’t scammed by a locksmith.
Prepare yourself. Keep a nearby locksmith like Community Commercial Security safe in your phone. Make sure they’re trustworthy and you know their rates before you call in an emergency. Sometimes there can be additional fees, so make sure you know what you’re going to be paying for before you have them come out.
Ask for specifics. If you don’t have your favorite security company saved in your phone, be sure to pick a locksmith that isn’t generic. If they answer the phone with just “locksmith service,” they might not be certified. Ask for the full, legal name of the company and their address to verify.
Know your company. Whenever they get there, ask for identification and licensing. In the state of California, locksmiths are required to be licensed locksmiths, so if they don’t have it, they might not be legitimate. Also, the locksmith should immediately ask for your identification as well. They will want to confirm that you live in the home or own the business or car before they help you get into it.
Avoid drills. If it’s a real locksmith, they will not turn to a drill first. A skilled locksmith can pick a lock instead of resorting first to drilling and ruining the lock completely.
At Community Commercial Security, we offer great rates to open homes, cars, or businesses, and won’t try to cash in on your misfortune. For your convenience, we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so no matter the time, we are always happy to help. To talk to a representative about our fees, contact us or call (714) 777-6132.