How much does a locksmith cost in Charlotte, NC?
This is a very common question for us at Loc Doc Security, and understandably so. The Locksmith industry (as well as others in the service industry) has a bad reputation for underestimating and over charging.
You will likely get different pricing estimates depending on which locksmith you call, which can make the process even more confusing! In this article we will share with you a couple of things that you can look for in determining a reputable locksmith and good pricing.
1) Low Service Call Most companies have a “starting rate” to cover getting a technician onsite to assess your issue. This is a common practice because very often the solution for a job can vary greatly based on the initial assessment, therefore it helps to have a flat charge to get onsite that we can communicate to customers.
Some companies call it a “trip charge,” “service call,” or “assessment”. In either case, one thing you need to look out for is a very low starting rate. Some companies will offer a low rate (e.g., $15 service call) to grab customers, but when they get onsite, they end up charging an exorbitant amount (think hundreds of dollars) for a basic service.
If the starting rate seems too good to be true, then you may want to follow your gut feeling.
2) Transparency about Rates Another important thing to look out for is honest and transparent answers about rates. Ask plenty of questions and if they are hesitant to give you any pricing you may want to consider calling someone else. As was mentioned before, not every solution is cut and dry, but a locksmith should be giving you basic pricing such as their hourly labor rates, how much it would cost for a standard rekey, etc.
Uncertainty is one thing, withholding information is another. Keep an eye out for contractors who are unwilling to be open about the pricing.
At Loc Doc Security we understand that many of our customers have very little knowledge about the locksmith world, and as one of our values is Courageous Honesty, we believe it is important to educate our customers and give them all the knowledge we have so that they can make an informed decision.
If you have questions about how much our locksmith services cost, give us a call at 704-554-6121 and we’ll be glad to help answer your questions. Even if we don’t know exactly what your service will cost we offer a free quote assessment to help put the decision making power in your hands as well as provide you with the best solution available.
For a custom crafted solution for your facility, request a consultation with our Professional Security Experts!