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Top Tips for Finding a Reliable, Local Locksmith

Updated: May 19, 2023

Your house is your home, and you need to feel safe and reassured that the locksmith you hire is trusted and reliable. How do you know a locksmith is legit? There’s lots of scammers out there so here are the top tips to find the best locksmith in your area.



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Does the Locksmith have an Online Presence?


Can you easily find photos of the locksmith with their van across all their presence on the Internet? If not, be wary of their trustworthiness. Not all locksmiths will have social media, but many will have a Facebook page or Instagram. This will help you see if the locksmith’s online presence is consistent.





Does the locksmith have a contact number and address?


If you can’t easily find the locksmiths details, be wary. Do the contact details for the locksmith remain the same across their website, reviews, and other listings?


The contact phone number and details should remain the same on the locksmith’s website, social media, third party websites like Bark and My Builder.




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Can You Find Reviews for the Locksmith?


When searching for a local locksmith Google will present you with a vast array of locksmiths to choose from. One of the ways to see if a locksmith is trusted and reliable is from reviews from customers.


Eckory Locksmiths have 5-star reviews on Google. Here’s a selection of the reviews:


“Great service, and Brendan is extremely knowledgeable and I felt very safe after he had been. Would definitely recommend to others. 👍”- Prashant Kumar


Very helpful man. Went the extra mile. Will definitely be using him again in the future. Comes highly recommended by me” - Linda Gillingham


Brendan is professional, polite and reliable. I narrowed my search down to 3 Glasgow based locksmiths and Brendan came out on top due to good reviews and reputation. I'm very selective when it comes to finding someone to do work around the house but wouldn't hesitate to contact Brendan again in the future. He showed up at the agreed time, cleaned up thoroughly and completed the work to a high standard for a very fair price.”- Stephen Adam


Amazing service from this company. Needed an emergency call out and he was with me in 30 minutes. Simple pricing, no crazy prices like other companies. Well mannered and considerate of my property. A professional friendly service from the initial call to completion of the job. Would highly recommend this company.”- Ray McQueenie




Is the Local Locksmith Certified?



Most locksmiths will state that they’re certified on their website. If you cannot see any mention of certification, ask the locksmith if they have any. Most locksmiths take pride in their highly technical and specialised training and will happily share their qualifications with you.



Does the Locksmith have a Speciality?



Often scammers will claim to be able to do everything. Locksmiths who are trained and certified regularly specialise in a particular area. I specialise in UPVC doors and windows, as well as having an all-round training as a locksmith.




Is the Local Locksmith DBS Checked?



A DBS (disclosure and barring service) check is a background check to see if the locksmith has a criminal record. DBS checks are slightly different in Scotland (see here). A DBS check can help ease any worries that your local locksmith isn’t legitimate.




Does the Locksmith have Insurance?



Insurance is important for locksmiths to have. If you cannot find insurance mentioned on a locksmith’s website you can ask. But be wary of locksmiths with no insurance mentioned on their website. Eckory Locksmiths are fully insured for your peace of mind.



Who is Eckory Locksmiths?



Eckory Locksmiths is an independent, family run local locksmith business with Brendan at its heart. Eckory Locksmiths is fully insured, certified and DBS checked. You’re in safe, trusted hands with Eckory Locksmiths.


Eckory Locksmith is proud to service Glasgow and the surrounding areas including Paisley, and the Central Belt. The postcodes I cover:



- PA - G - ML - KA -









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