Emergency locksmiths are your knights in shining armor. You think you know everything about them, but do you really? Well, you probably know what locksmith services are all about and what a locksmith does. A locksmith is one who designs, creates or breaks various types of locks, besides repairing and installing them. We don’t have to tell you that not everyone can be a locksmith – it’s a job that requires experience and a very specific set of skills.

emergency locksmithSo again, who are emergency locksmiths? You’ve no doubt noticed that most locksmith services these days offer emergency locksmith services. How are emergency locksmiths different from ordinary locksmiths?

How are emergency locksmiths different?

Here’s how they are different – if you happen to get locked out of a car or house and make a call to an ordinary locksmith, you will have to wait, as they won’t arrive at your location immediately after the call. An emergency locksmith is different as they are duty bound to answer your call and arrive at your location almost immediately, or within 30 minutes. Hiring an emergency locksmith ensures that you don’t spend too much time locked out of your house or car.

Emergency locksmith services are in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with no breaks, and certainly no holidays. Indeed, emergency locksmiths are typically busier on weekends and holidays as that’s when most people tend to lose their car keys or house keys.

So if you happen to lose the key to your front door, have broken it or have been locked out for any reason, your best bet is to call an emergency locksmith.

Indeed, getting locked out of a home or car perhaps one of the most panicky situations possible, nobody wants to deal with them, but they are known to happen and there’s nothing to guarantee that such a thing won’t happen to you. Imagine being locked in the cold, late into the night, with hungry and sleepy children by your side, waiting hours for the locksmith to arrive and salvage the situation.

That’s why it’s so important to have the contact number of an emergency locksmith in your phone. Emergency locksmith services have super fast response time of 15 to 30 minutes. When you ask a locksmith company for an emergency locksmith, they give you the expected arrival time by phone, which is both fast and realistic.

An emergency locksmith arrives at your place with several different tools to pick the lock without damaging it. Most emergency locksmiths are trained at breaking locks and extracting broken keys – that’s how they make earn an income. Emergency locksmiths are also capable of installing new locks and repairing badly damaged locks.

Emergency locksmiths have an excellent understanding of the techniques used by residential locksmiths, commercial locksmiths, and automobile locksmiths. They provide lockout services to homes, businesses, offices and other commercial enterprises, and for automobile owners. They use a special technique called lock bumping to solve a lockout problem.

When hiring an emergency locksmith make sure that they have the necessary licenses and permits to practice in your state. They should be covered by professional liability insurance as well. It is very important that locksmiths should be certified and bonded. Ask them if they are members of the Associated Locksmiths of America, which is an organization that certifies locksmiths across the U.S. and has over 10,000 certified locksmiths as members.

Locksmith companies are expected to do background checks on all employees. Ask the locksmith company if the emergency locksmith sent by them has been through any background checks and whether they are certified, licensed or bonded. This would allow you to feel more confident about trusting an emergency locksmith working on their property and giving him access to your premises.