Why Trusted Locksmiths Directory?
For locksmiths, the Directory enables them to share information about their business and services far more freely than other, similar, websites. We allow – in fact, we encourage – links to business websites and Facebook and other social media accounts, and we insist on direct contact details being listed. That means they are able to share evidence of good reviews, pictures of work, and any other information about their business that they want to. And there are no restrictions on who can approach them, and definitely no having to pay to bid for work on top of membership fees. In addition, we have a range of discounted products and services available through our preferred partners, and are working to increase this.
For customers, it gives them confidence that the locksmith they approach has undergone security vetting, has been properly trained and really is a trusted, local locksmith. Most people call for a locksmith at a vulnerable time, such as following a burglary, losing keys or becoming locked out of their car, home or business. We hear way too many horror stories of people waiting for hours for a supposedly local locksmith to arrive, only to find the locksmith is not local, is inexperienced and takes far longer than is needed to gain entry or make their property safe, and restore their confidence.
Have you ever called a local locksmith company only to find out later that that local number was just a call centre and that the dispatched locksmith was not local at all, kept you waiting in the cold, finally arrived and made excuses to drill and replace the lock at great expense?… It’s an all too common problem!
After working overseas for some years, I needed to find a job that would allow me to return to the UK and see more of my children, who were growing up fast.
I was shocked to learn that no background checks were required to undertake a locksmith course, only a signature to verify the student does not have a criminal record. Even more shocking, some courses last only two days, and no background checks are required, allowing absolutely anybody to learn how to enter a property and start trading as a ‘Locksmith’!
We developed the idea of the Trusted Locksmiths Directory in an effort to tackle some of the issues above and to promote trusted, independent locksmiths over national companies that use inexperienced, low cost labour while charging exorbitant prices.
Locksmiths Pages LTD was formed, providing a UK directory of the most trusted locksmiths.