What is the average cost of a locksmith?
A locksmith callout generally starts around $110. This would be for a simple (fast) job such as a residential lockout and gain entry or a vehicle lockout and gain entry. As with most qualified trademan in Australia (plumbers, electricians etc) you could expect to pay about $100 per hour for labour with the cost of consumables being added to the job.
Can a locksmith get into my house?
A qualified locksmith can gain entry to nearly all houses. Generally the locksmith will require identification from the client verifying their right to request access to the house. The locksmith will also require an authorisation to be signed that grants the locksmith permission to gain entry. The cost for this service is usually around $100-$200 depending on the time of day and sophistication of the security.
What should I do if I’m locked out of my car?
Call a locksmith! Importantly, only use locksmiths that have a verifiable trading history (look for things like Google Reviews) and check membership to bodies such as Master Locksmith Association of Australia. A qualified locksmith will be able to gain access to most types of cars with damaging your vehicle. Be cautious of very cheap quotes as you may be getting scammed by an unqualified trickster who can easily damage your vehicle and leave you with no recourse for compensation.
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How long does it take for a locksmith to come out?
For emergency lockouts a we can usually be at your Gold Coast car, house or business in less than 45 minutes.
How much is an emergency after-hours locksmith?
For a locksmith to call out to your premises in the evenings or a Saturday will generally start around $165. For callouts after midnight or on a Sunday it will usually rise to $220-$275 depending on the specific circumstances.
I’m moving into a new house, should I get new locks?
Almost definitely yes. There may have been dozens of people with access to your house in years gone by, and some of could be criminals or just plain creepy! Rekeying the door lock is just a secure as replacing the door lock but at a much cheaper price. We can rekey most door locks and can rekey all existing locks to one single key to save you carrying around multiple keys.
If you are wanting more security we offer a “restricted key system” which is great for business premises with multiple employees offering a safer more efficient security solution being able to keep track of personnel with keys and having a nominated signatories so no extra keys are cut without permissions from the nominated signatories.