Emergency Locksmith Broxburn
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If your looking for a locksmith Broxburn engineer you have found the right company!
We have been in the locksmith industry for many years now, and know roughly what people think when its time to use a locksmith company.
Most people are concerned they are going to be charged a very heavy fee for the job needing at hand. However, this is not the case – as long as you know what to look for when calling a company.
We have been told many times by customers about their past experiences with locksmith companies. Some people report being charged over £200 just to get into their property after losing keys. The same type of job that we at Alcatraz locksmiths would perform for £60-£80
They way we look at things at Alcatraz locksmiths; you can rip a person off once, and get away with it. However, you will never receive custom from that person again. Nor will they recommended you to their friends and family.
At Alcatraz locksmiths, we are in this game for the long haul. We never rip a customer off. We make our money through volume of work – which partly comes from repeat custom and word of mouth.
What the ‘rip off’ locksmith doesn’t realise (or probably doesn’t care about), is customers can post negative reviews on-line. Google, the biggest search engine by far, is not stupid. It takes notice of these negative reviews, and will eventually downgrade the offending companies website.
The ‘rip off’ locksmith may make good money in the short term, but karma will definitely catch up with them in the long term!
If you wish to enquire about our prices have a look at the bottom of this page: locksmith prices UK
We are confident you will not find a better priced locksmith service in Edinburgh and the Lothian area.
However, if your trying to save money on calling out a locksmith, maybe you can fix your own problem? check out our common lock problems web page.
Locksmith Broxburn: Decent locks
Many people do not realise their homes are secured with locks that are not that great. These locks may not meet the minimum security standards to validate their home insurance policy.
Meaning if the house is broken into through a door secured with one of these locks, the insurance company will throw out the claim.
Usually most insurance policies require a house to be secured with British standard locks. This means a wooden door will need a 5 lever British standard mortice lock, and a UPVC door would need a British standard euro lock.
It is for good reason insurance companies require British standard locks on an insured property.
Some thieves are not stupid (although most are!). They know what to look for when scouting a property. They know getting into a property secured with British standard locks is much harder than a property secured with standard locks.
The above video shows just how easy some standard locks are opened by someone with a little knowledge.
Although these locks very easy to pick open, the burglars preferred method of entry is to snap the lock whilst its still in the door. They will then poke out the lock, and open the door with a screwdriver.
Don’t be caught out by a burglar, new locks are not as expensive as most people think!
For any further information on locks and security call 0131 4677675 for advice