Crime rates keep on increasing and this fact has made more and more people invest a lot into the safety of their families and properties. Electric fencing, alarms, hidden cameras and high walls are the methods that people are now resulting to in order to protect the property that they have worked so hard for. When power goes down it will make your electric fences, cameras and alarms useless and its easy for burglars to climb walls however tall they are leaving your door the only protection you have.
Getting strong locks installed on your door should be the first thing you do when you are making your home safe because clearly they are the ones that could be least affected by external factors such as power outage. Installing locks requires an experienced locksmith which is another hard task to accomplish because not many of them have the qualities; it is like finding a needle in a haystack. The do it yourself method is a method that most people result in order to save costs or to avoid being scammed by fake locksmiths trying to impersonate real, professional locksmiths, most times they end up making the situation worse and end up paying more than they would have.
Many fake locksmiths trying to scam you may use the addresses of legit locksmith companies, in this situation google the addresses to make sure they match up. After confirming the company is legitimate and they actually send their staff to come work on your locks, you need to check their identification and licenses to make sure they match up with the ones that were to be sent by the company, if this not so please send them away because they could be scammers or burglars trying to familiarize with your locks before they come to steal from you.
Another red flag that you need to keep in mind is locksmiths that charge low prices, the ones that charge low prices use it as a way to entice you to let them work on your locks but are scammers that want to come back later and steal from you. Hidden charges are a common thing that some locksmiths use to extort more money from you, to avoid this ask them before they start any work on your locks.
Unless the locksmiths come in a company marked vehicle with matching identification do not allow to enter your house as they could be the threat itself posing as real locksmiths. Checking whether the locksmiths that you hired are insured should also be a major tip to keep in mind because only in this way will you be compensated if their work leads to more damage.
It would be unwise if you left the workers alone working on your locks because some of them may use this window to steal from you or install the locks in a faulty way so they can come back and steal from you if they are not professional or lack integrity.