7 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Commercial Locksmith

It’s easy to assume that every locksmith in Edmonton has experience with both residential and commercial locks. But the truth is that not everyone has the expertise required to handle both types. Keep reading for seven questions that every business owner needs to ask before hiring a commercial locksmith in Edmonton.

1. Are you licensed? 

Under Alberta’s Security Services and Investigators Act anyone working as a locksmith in the province needs to complete a training or apprenticeship program in order to qualify for licensing. For your own safety and security, you should never work with an unlicensed locksmith.

2. How do you charge?
Some commercial locksmiths quote hourly rates while others will quote you a flat rate based on the type of job to be done. It’s always a good idea to ask for a quote up front so you can budget accordingly.

3. What is your service area?
Some locksmiths charge extra to visit clients that are outside of their service area so be sure to ask whether or not this will be an issue for your business.

4. Is there a warranty?

All locks depend on the correct alignment of locking mechanisms. A good locksmith will be happy to fix any alignment issues that develop as well as provide some type of guarantee on their work.

5. Do you perform background checks?

When hiring a new locksmith, trust is an important issue to consider. Look for a commercial locksmith company that does the proper due diligence on each employee so you can feel safe and secure in your new business relationship.

6. Can you also install access control systems?
If an access control system, like a FOB or a card reader, is part of your security system it can save you both time and money if one locksmith can handle the installation. At Aegis Locksmiths in Edmonton, our team of commercial locksmiths have the expertise required to install both traditional locks and the most up-to-date access control systems.

7. Can you serve us as we grow?
If a much larger facility is on the horizon for you and your business you don’t want to have to switch locksmith companies when your needs change. Aegis Locksmiths can handle everything from a single door to a huge state of the art commercial facility with multiple entry points.

When you need a professional locksmith in Edmonton, come to Aegis Locksmiths. We’ve been in the business for over 30 years and have a reputation for fast, friendly and reliable service. Contact us today to find out more about our services or to book an appointment.