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What Can a Lockout Service Do For You?

What Can a Lockout Service Do For You?There is nothing more frustrating than having the door slam behind you, only to realize that your keys are trapped inside.  Whether it’s leaving your house to check the mail or parking your car at work, suddenly and unexpectedly losing access to your home or car can ruin your day.

This is where a 24/7 emergency lockout service, like the one at the GTA Lockman, comes in handy.  No matter where you are, no matter when your crisis happens, our mobile locksmiths will come to you and get you out of your jam quickly and painlessly.

We service the entire Greater Toronto Area, so no matter where you are when you find yourself locked out, we’re the trustworthy name you can count on.

A professional lockout service will come to you.  You should expect an immediate response and fast service – a good locksmith will realize that your time is crucial, and time spent waiting around for a locksmith is time you could be getting on with your day.

When the technician arrives on site, the first thing they will do is assess the situation, and determine what steps need to be taken.  Generally speaking, the tools and techniques professional locksmiths use will gain you access to your car or home without causing damage.  Using specialized tools, or techniques known as “lock bumping”, the technician should be able to quickly gain access.  Some locks take a longer time than others, and you should expect your technician to give you an estimate of the time they’ll need to gain access upfront.

On rare occasions – complicated auto lockouts with deadlocks and keys in the trunk, for example – it may be necessary for the locksmith to drill a small hole to gain access; these cases are rare, result in very minimal damage and would be communicated up front so you have all the facts going in.

You should expect your lockout service to be calm and professional – they know that this is a stressful situation for you, and will serve you with the highest level of professionalism.  The lockout service at GTA Lockman is second to none, and will get you back in your home or car, and back into the flow of everyday life.

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Why Is It Important to Pick a Certified Locksmith?

Why Is It Important to Pick a Certified Locksmith?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.