How do I know that the locksmith I have chosen is qualified and licensed?
Ask to see their State Government issued Security Employee Licence. In the ACT it should have the subclasses of 2B, 2C, 2D and 2E listed on it.
I am moving into a new house. Should I get new locks/keys?
You do not necessarily have to change locks. Many locks can be easily modified for new keys, which can save you time and money.
What does a locksmith do?
Locksmiths install, service, maintain, and repair mechanical and electronic security products such as keys, locks, safes and associated hardware.
What are restricted keys?
Restricted keys cannot be duplicated or cut unless authorised by the appropriate person. They can only be cut at the locksmith that made the system.
Do you have to complete an apprenticeship to become a locksmith?
Yes. To become a locksmith you need to complete a 4 year apprenticeship and a Certificate III in Engineering- Mechanical Trade (Locksmith).
How much do good locks cost?
When it comes to locks and security, you often do get what you pay for sometimes getting the cheapest locks can lead to a very expensive lesson.
When should I call a locksmith?
You should call a locksmith when you’ve been locked out of your home or car.
What should I look for in a locksmith?
A well established business and has a proven track record for reliable professional service and provides a warranty for their products and services.
Should I get new locks or keys for a rental house?
Getting new locks or keys for a rental house can provide you with peace of mind and it may be a lot cheaper than you think.
Why use a locksmith when I can get someone else cheaper?
Only a locksmith has the necessary skills, experience and qualifications to perform your security work to a high standard to protect you.