If you’ve ever locked yourself out of your home late at night, you’ll know that a local locksmith is an essential contact to have in your phone. But it’s important to remember, when you’re scrolling through your phone in front of your locked front door, that not all locksmiths are equal.

When it comes to finding a local locksmith company, here’s what you should expect.


They Get There Quickly

When it’s the middle of winter in Melbourne, no one wants to be stuck on the wrong side of a warm bed for too long. Whether you’re calling an emergency locksmith to get you back inside in a hurry, or you’re just wanting someone to rekey your locks after moving into a new house, your locksmith should show up within a reasonable amount of time.

Free Onsite Quote

No one likes to get a big, unexpected bill at the end of a job. You should expect your locksmith to give you a free quote before they start doing anything.

Your quote will of course depend on a few factors, including the complexity of the job, whether it’s an emergency or after hours work, and whether any parts need to be replaced. But you’ll know at the start the total cost.

They Are Professional

As well as expecting your locksmith to turn up on time, they should act with professionalism the whole time they are working on your job. They should be dressed in their company uniform and driving a branded mobile locksmith van. They should do their best to avoid damage to your property (like scratches on your door frame) and clean up after they’ve completed your job. And your locksmith company should be friendly and courteous to you at all times, whether at your premises or when you call them.

They Should Give You a Final Invoice

Your final invoice should correspond to your initial quote and should detail the work done and any parts that have been upgraded or added. If your final invoice doesn’t correspond with your initial quote, your locksmith should be happy to discuss this with you and handle your queries in a reasonable manner.

They Should Be Registered and Accredited

You should expect that your locksmith company in Carlton – or anywhere else – is accredited and registered. The Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia requires all their members to be licensed, registered and operate under a specific code of conduct and you should look for this specific accreditation when searching for a locksmith.

When you hire a locksmith, you’re really asking them to help you keep you, your belongings, and family safe. It’s important that your expectations are met – or even exceeded – to give you confidence that your security is in the right hands.

Amalgamated Locksmith Carlton are professional locksmiths with over 30 years of experience across domestic and commercial locksmith services. 

We offer a range of locksmith services, including emergency locksmith service, business and home security solutions and a range of locks. All with the highest level of professionalism, service and expertise you should expect from a locksmith company. Contact us today to discuss you locksmith requirements.