GTA Lockman - Certified Locksmith Toronto

We’ve all locked ourselves out of our homes or cars at some point or another.  We leave in a hurry and forget the keys on the kitchen counter, or we slam our door shut, forgetting the keys are still in the ignition.  Breaking and entering really isn’t a solution – that just causes more problems down the line.  No, the solution is to look for a certified locksmith.

But why a certified locksmith?  What is locksmith certification, and why is it important?

A locksmith’s job is to break into your home, or safe deposit box.  They create duplicate keys and work on your locks.  This is really delicate work – it’s not something you want to trust to some random person off the street.  You want to make sure that the person you’re trusting with your home’s security is knowledgeable, professional and trustworthy.

In Ontario, the most trusted locksmith association is The Association of Ontario Locksmiths, or TAOL.  They’re an organization that handles locksmithing education, training and ethics – they provide for a base standard of qualification.  Ontario doesn’t have mandatory licensing, but if your locksmith is registered with TAOL, like The GTA Lockman, you can rest assured it’s not just some guy with a truck – it’s a trusted, registered and respected professional locksmith.

If you have the time, do your research to make sure you’re finding the right locksmith for your situation.  You’re not just comparing price – though, obviously, price plays a factor in your final choice.  You want to make sure that you’re getting a trusted professional.  Using a resource like TAOL is a good start – and so is looking through Homestars reviews and other resources of that nature.  What certification or membership in a locksmith guild really is is a stand-in for trust – evidence that the locksmith you have chosen is one you can trust to professionally and safely help you out of your security situation.

The GTA Lockman is available, 24/7 for all your residential, commercial and automotive lockout needs.