We get many calls daily from property owners requesting information on how to solve locksmith problems. Some property owners can handle the issues themselves, some require the assistance of a professional Perth locksmith. Perth Locksmiths are full-service locksmiths that are fully licensed, bonded and insured and handle a full range of residential and commercial locksmith issues. We are skilled locksmiths with industry knowledge to ensure the jobs we perform are performed with the best knowledge and the best products and techniques, adhering to the strictest security

standards in the industry. For property owners, we offer the following answers on questions we are often asked by property owners.

Locksmith Questions Answered

Q. I’ve heard of rekeying. What is it?
A. When a locksmith performs a rekey on a lock, they are repinning the lock. It is a service that allows a property owner to change a key of a lock without the expense of changing the lock. Rekeying does require a skilled locksmith who will rearrange the tumblers in the locking system of the lock so that it will only function as a new key they cut. In many situations like a business owner that wants to change all the locks on their building to open with one key or a homeowner that lost their key, rekeying is helpful and less expensive. Rekeying is also a term used when a new key is made for a lock.

Q. I lost my ignition key. Is it possible to make a new key?
A. A qualified locksmith can make a new key for a door and ignition that works as well as the lost key. Today, many locksmiths like Perth Locksmiths have advanced knowledge in coding and programming allowing them also to duplicate and make new transponder keys for property owners that have lost their transponder key. Transponder keys are constructed with a transponder chip that communicates with the locking system of the vehicle. Perth Locksmiths can make new transponder keys at a fraction of the cost that a dealer charges.

Q. How much will a locksmith charge?
A. Locksmith rates vary from the locksmith to locksmith. For mobile service charges such as a home lockout, you can typically expect an hourly rate charge of $50 up. While there are many circumstances that require a locksmith to come to you, there are also those like rekeying a lock that will be less expensive if you go to the locksmith’s shop. Some locksmiths also charge extra for after hour calls and for their traveling time. Perth Locksmiths suggests that property owners obtain different quotes from local professional, qualified locksmiths before choosing a locksmith.

Q. What qualifications should a professional locksmith have?
A. The locksmith you choose for your home, auto or office locksmith needs should be licensed, experienced and offer mobile services. Although it is less expensive to take your locksmith issues to the locksmith, you’ll find that there are times when this is impossible. A good locksmith will be licensed, bonded and insured, offering their customers the peace of mind that they are a reputable company in the industry and community.

Q. What does it mean when a locksmith is bonded and insured?
A. When a locksmith is bonded and insured, it means that they are serious about the work they perform. In other words, their work is insured. If you find that the locksmith performed faulty work, both you and the locksmith are covered by their insurance. For a locksmith, insurance is quite expensive. For the property owner, an insured locksmith is the peace of mind that they deliver quality work and have committed to the safety of their customers, adhering to the best and strictest security solutions in the industry. As for bonding, bonding is less expensive than insurance but is still a protection that shows the loyalty and discipline of a locksmith to ensure safety. A locksmith will buy a bond from a bonding company. If the locksmith makes a mistake, the bonding
company will pay for the losses.

Locksmiths need to be professional to ensure the safety and security of their customers. Perth Locksmiths are professional locksmiths that take the time to understand their customer needs and then offer and implement only the highest security solutions. We offer a full range of locksmith services with our locksmiths being available 24 hours a day.

Contact Us Today

To discuss your locksmith needs or to schedule for a locksmith or emergency locksmith to come to your property to solve your locksmith issue, give Perth Locksmiths a call. We can be reached at the number below or through our webpage. We service all suburbs of Perth with excellence in locksmith services.

Call us at 0403 232 113