Keying In On The Biggest Myths About Locksmiths

Almost everyone needs the services of a locksmith at some point in their life. Oftentimes, people feel foolish when a locksmith is able to pop a lock in just a few seconds. But don't be deceived - it's not as easy as it looks. Because most people don't know a whole lot about the inner workings of locks and everything that goes along with them, there are a lot of myths that surround locksmiths. Here's a look at some of the biggest myths and the real truth behind them.

Myth #1: Locksmiths are so expensive that it's cheaper just to break in Unfortunately, this is a very common misconception. Locksmith have a reputation as being exorbitantly expensive, when they're often quite affordable. If a locksmith is charging outrageous rates, it's likely they're not legitimate. Many people end up breaking a window of their car or home to gain access when it would have been much more cost effective just to hire a locksmith. Replacing a broken window can be most costly than you anticipate, and it's actually fairly easy to injure yourself breaking a window. Don't risk hurting yourself or doing more costly damage.

Myth #2: All locksmith are essentially the same The end goal is to unlock a lock, so all locksmiths would do the same job, right? This couldn't be further from the truth. Some companies have a "drill first" mindset where they just want to replace an entire lock and get the job done, while some want to take time and leave the original lock in place. Regulations vary from state to state, and it's certainly possible to run into an unlicensed locksmith. Take the time to investigate the company you're working with to ensure you're getting quality work.

Myth #3: Being a locksmith isn't challenging Many people may think that a locksmith really isn't a "skilled" person, and that it's all about the tools. But locksmiths are actually very skilled and educated. It's much more than using a simple tool. Locksmiths are usually well educated in security technology, the most suitable locks for a home or office, and how to appropriate use a huge variety of tools. Basic locksmith training can take three or fours months, and many states require that locksmiths serve a two to four year apprenticeship. A skilled locksmith may make things look easy, but it's certainly not.

Whether you're locked out of your car or home, replacing a lock in your house, or upgrading security, it's good to have professional help. A locksmith, like those at Suburban Lock, will have years of invaluable experience and training, and will make sure that the job gets done efficiently the first time.