Has Specialized Knowledge
A Holder’s locksmith has in-depth knowledge of locking/security systems, various manufacturers, and also using the correct tools to do the job. When you hire a pro, you gain the peace of mind of knowing that your home or business is secure.
Faster Than Trying To Figure It Out Yourself
If you are accidentally locked out of your own house or vehicle, how much delay is too much? How long are you willing to fiddle with the lock trying to gain access? Most people want immediate results, which is understandable. And, DIY (do it yourself) can be enjoyable! But, your home security and safety are vitally important.
Has Reason To Maintain His/Her Reputation
A good reputation is critical to a locksmith. In addition, keeping customers satisfied is directly tied to their ability to pay their own bills! There are about 18,000 locksmiths in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and they earn a median salary of about $41,000 (2018 stats). If you stop and think about it, that’s not in category of “making a killing.”
Way More Than A Handyman
A locksmith has invested years becoming skilled at making locks function normally. They are professionals whose attention is 100% on locks and related security matters. No plumbing and no carpentry; just locks. It boils down to the word “focus.”
Easy To Check Out His/Her Qualifications
Nowadays, finding out about a locksmith’s certifications and training is easy. Just ask! You can also contact Holders directly about our locksmiths’ qualifications. You can also find this type of information online.
Trained Rather Than Guessing
Whether it’s hours in a classroom, a company training program or an online curriculum, a locksmith has put in a lot of time preparing to deliver top service. For example, getting someone fully trained as a locksmith can take as long as three years.
More Likely To Fix The Lock (than a non-professional)
If you have ever accidentally damaged some object by trying to get it to work, you know how this goes. Even just exerting extra pressure to open a jar of peanut butter can result in disaster. With locks, getting frustrated and pushing it too far can lead to a total replacement of the mechanism. To put it another way, the odds are firmly in your favor when you consult a locksmith.
Bonus For Homeowners
For those of you installing new locks for the first time, a locksmith is your best bet. You have a chance to tweak your home or business security from the very beginning.
Jared Gehle, Schlage Channel Sales Manager, says a locksmith is an excellent general resource.
“Even if you think you know what you’re doing, don’t hesitate to contact a locksmith for advice, a specific product recommendation or for helpful tips,” Gehle said. “There’s no substitute for expertise and experience. They’ve got all the right tools. And a locksmith will be there for you at every turn.”