Can I trust my locksmith?

Imagine this: you need a new lock, security system, or security cameras installed in your home, but you do not have the skill to do this yourself, and so you need to hire a locksmith to do this for you. That’s all well and good, but how do you know you can trust your locksmith?
This is a thought many people have when looking at the security of their home. When installing new locks or security cameras, or a number of other security measures a locksmith can provide, it is comforting to know the person in your home or place of business is a trusted locksmith, a professional who will only use their impressive skills for good and not evil.
We can put your mind at ease by explaining the process a locksmith goes through in order to obtain their licenses and certificates, making them not only capable of performing their job, but also safe.

What is required of a locksmith?

A locksmith cannot simply decide one day that they want to install locks and security systems, learn the skills and then have access to the tools making this capable. No, there is more to it than that, and it is this way for a good reason. Many institutes actually encourage customers who require the use of a locksmith to ask to see their license before proceeding with the work to make sure you are dealing with a legitimately licensed locksmith and not someone who has been refused a license.
Locksmithing is a trade, and like other trade workers, they need licenses and certificates to provide the services they offer. A locksmith will usually start out as an apprentice to learn their trade which gives them a more stable career path and the likelihood of being employed once their traineeship ends.
In Queensland, a locksmith is required to make a request through the Queensland Government, and in order to be eligible to proceed with an application, they need to meet a few requirements first:

– They must be over the age of eighteen unless they have an employer who can provide a letter confirming they are an apprentice or a trainee learning to be a security device installer.
– They must be someone who is in no way a risk to the public, and to do this several checks are done.
– An applicant cannot have been convicted of a criminal offence or have plead guilty of an unrecorded offence.
– Must pass a Criminal History Check
– In some cases they may be required to ascertain character references.
When applying for a security license, the applicant with need to get a criminal history check in order to ascertain the license required to become a practicing locksmith. If you want to know more about this, you can find out by clicking on this link here.

What’s the verdict?

So, back to the original question: can I trust a locksmith? At the end of the day, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a locksmith who will go through all the hoops and jumps they need to go through to be passed out as a qualified locksmith, who will then risk their license and therefore their livelihood in order to steal a few valuables that will not, in the long-term, provide them much financial support.
However, as the Queensland Government suggests, before they start the job you need them to do, do not be afraid to ask to see their security license which will prove them to be a trustworthy locksmith.
We want to assure you that all of us here at Active Security Group are licensed, trustworthy, and more than happy to help you!

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