Top tips for finding an emergency locksmith (who will do a good job)

It’s easy to feel helpless when you’ve lost your keys, been locked out or had your property broken into. Try to remain calm while you find help.
Here are some tips to help you get hold of a great emergency locksmith who can help you get back to normal.

1.Avoid Ads

Ads are often used by rogue locksmiths to target people in vulnerable situations so they can overcharge and/or do a bad job – the MLA had over 500 reports of this last year!

Ads can also be used by scammers to pose as verified locksmiths to gain access to personal details, payments, and property.

Prepare for the worst

Save the contact details for your preferred emergency locksmith in your phone so that you can quickly and easily find them without the risk of reaching a scammer.

2. Use an MLA approved locksmith

The Master Locksmiths Association can help you find approved locksmiths in your local area. A locksmith can only become MLA approved after having at least 2 years of experience, passing an exam and undergoing an inspection by the MLA.

Make sure to check any claims a locksmith makes about being MLA approved as many make false claims to gain more trust. If they are genuinely approved they will be listed on the MLA website.

Halls Locksmiths are MLA approved company, view our MLA profile.

You should also avoid any locksmith that claims to be “Police Approved” or “Police Recommended” as the police do not advocate for any specific locksmith.

3. Call the emergency line to get hold of someone ASAP

All emergency locksmiths will have a number you can call 24/7 to get support immediately. It’s always worth asking about approximate wait times when you call up and checking with a few companies to find the shortest time. If you’re in a situation where you need to call a locksmith out, you probably want them to get to you as soon as possible which means you don’t want to wait for hours while they drive across the whole county.

Read more: What to look for in your local locksmith

Halls Locksmiths is based in the centre of Nottingham which makes us an ideal emergency locksmith for those in the city and surrounding areas. We often arrive within 30 minutes so you can get back on with the rest of your day as soon as possible.

We’re there for you when you need us most, whether that’s at your home, business or in our store to give you expert advice and professional locksmith services.

Save our number so you can get help as soon as you need it in an emergency.
Call us 24/7 on 0115 9780141