Finding a fully trained and skilled locksmith can be difficult if you don’t know what you are looking for and it is very important to make sure that the locksmith you use is conversant and capable of carrying out the job or venture that he or she has been assigned with.

With no official regulation to fall back on want do you do? Well, first off my advice is to keep away from large call centers as they will more often than not let anyone onto their books with little or no vetting and most of the time you don’t even know what company in fact turned up and whether they were in actual fact a locksmith at all. Keep in mind, this is someone you are letting into your residence, somebody you are putting a lot of confidence into, you don’t want a third party just sending anyone out to you.

So what is a locksmith call centre? There are a number of these call centers up all over the country at trying to cash in on the price comparison trend. They are basically an agency offering locksmith services, but are not locksmiths themselves.

Locksmith call centers claim to have locksmiths in every area of the country, yet people who have used them have found this to be incorrect after waiting 4 or 5 hours for a locksmith then being told by the locksmith that he/she has travelled 100’s of miles hence the 4/ 5 hours wait. The charges are also very high and normally include an expensive call out fee, bear in mind the call centre needs to take their cut from each job.

My recommendation is to always use an independent locksmith Durham NC that you have found yourself for emergency call out services; fees will be less as there is no middle man taking a cut and many don’t even charge a call out fee, they will just bill you for the work. A lot of people turn to the internet to look for a locksmith mainly after a lock out where you are only prepared with a smart phone.