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Top 8 Tips on Hiring a Locksmith

Hire local

Always check to see if a locksmith is local to the area.  A local locksmith can usually reach you quicker and not charge additional service call fees.

Get Refferals

Word-of-Mouth is a powerful tool.  Asking neighbors or friends about a locksmith they've used is a great way to get more information about their experience to help find you a reputable locksmith.

Online reviews can be a good tool as well.

use the internet

Many locksmiths have websites that list their services, service area, business hours, and more detailed information.  A business that values its customers will invest in a good website to better help its customers get the information they need quickly and easily.


Experience in the locking solution and security industry is imperative. Always try to get information on how long the company has been in business or how long the locksmiths have been in the trade.

Membership of associations is not a good indicator of experience.


There are certainly many reputable locksmith companies with good reputations, but choosing a family-owned business has several distinct benefits.

Having been in the community for years and building upon generations of experience, you can depend upon consistent service and the best products, with full warranty. 

You know we will be here tomorrow and we stand by our work.


In certain situations, damage to your home or business can occur during the installation of security solutions.  Before hiring a locksmith, check to make sure they are fully insured.

A fully insured locksmith will be able to provide you proof of insurance should any damage occur to your property.

be prepared

Finding a dependable locksmith doesn't have to be difficult.  Prepare for a crisis situation.

Keep the contact information of a reputable locksmith or bookmark their webpage.

Review the company background

Do a background check before reaching out to a locksmith, if you can.

If you can't find a great deal of information about a company, skip that one and move to the next.

A locksmith is not the place to hire a fly-by-night company or side-gig businesses.

Key in lock


Dick's Lock and Safe is a local locksmith service with technicians located in Orange County.  

We deliver fast and efficient locksmith services at fair affordable prices.


Our staff consists of licensed and bonded locksmiths, exclusively.  Our expert team of emergency locksmith professionals are trained and experienced in using the latest equipment and locksmith methods.


Call us at (714) 528 - 3984

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