Every year the child injury rate from unattended windows go up every year. Unlocked windows are the leading cause of death for infants, toddlers, and children with just enough strength to push out windows. If the house or building window is high enough the fall can be fatal.
Keep the children safe and put locks on all windows, even if they are not reachable because kids climb on things. Wherever there are young children involved there is always a need or worry for security precautions. Nowadays locksmiths are offering services that are extending beyond doors and automobiles to include window locks for security measures.
There are weekly reports around the world of children sustaining injuries from accidental window falls, some even being fatal depending upon the height of the building. Locksmiths are now incorporating the knowledge of window locks to their resumes to address this issue. Besides a safeguard, window locks provide a security measure against potential thefts, as well.
Make a list of all your locksmith requirements. If you just purchased a new property, or moved to a new area, ask a friend or neighbor to recommend a good local of locksmith service. If you have someone on a online, see if there are any testimonials or references. The more information you have, the easier it will be to make a decision on who to hire. If it’s going to be a larger job such as rekeying your whole house or business, ask for recommendations and contact information of previous clients. Contact these previous clients about their experience dealing with this locksmith.
2. What type of locksmith services do they offer? It’s best to hire a locksmith that is able to perform a wide variety of services. That way you can work with the same one again and again. It will save you time searching for someone all over again, and you would have already established trust and a good working relationship.
3. Ask if they are bonded and insured. This assures you that the locksmith company can take care of damage to your property during the service.
4. Ask for a business license number. Not having a license is a big red flag for you not to use this particular company.
5. Does your locksmith offer, as part of their locksmith services, a free estimate for any work they are doing BEFORE they perform the work? Choose a locksmith that is able to give a free estimate for any non-emergency work. This is always a good idea.
6. Do they offer emergency locksmith services? Are the emergency locksmith services available 24 hours a day? A good local locksmith should be able to be on-site within 30 minutes in the event of an emergency, such as locking yourself out of your home. Definitely pick a locksmith that responds to emergency automobile call-outs. Types of scenarios include a broken key in the ignition, or an emergency lockout.