The thought of installing the perfect, state-of-the-art security system for your home or office may be an overwhelming one. But before you drown yourself completely into the world of traditional or modern locking systems, consider finding a competitive and trustworthy locksmith provider in West Palm Beach.
Deceptive and illegal marketing often fills the search engines, unfortunately locksmith services are not exempt from this. Don’t be swayed by the flashy ads and make sure to follow these tips when searching for a locksmith service:
License Number is a Must
Certification is your number one priority. You should see this in their ads, invoices, and on business cards, if not ask for it!
Michael G. Walsh, author of the book “A Career in a Locksmith” reminds the public that taking on the locksmith’s word for verification only makes you more vulnerable. The scam artist, he said, will likely have all-in access to your home, your personal belongings, private information, keys, codes, and safe combinations.
Fake locksmiths always getaway with their illegal scams because they catch people in a jam, in a hurry, too upset to take proper precautions, and either too lazy to take time to check credentials or to naïve.
Always verify addresses and phone numbers. Scammers often place ads with numbers that connect to national call centers or addresses that doesn’t exist or belong to abandoned building.
Don’t Be Lured By Advertising
Many fall into this kind of trap. Hoax locksmith providers naturally offer more inviting advantages than the regular ones.
They play with the consumer’s mind by theory-based typology, as Hastak and Mazis (in press) recently put it. They do this by using advertising or labeling that is misleading to consumers by omitting material facts, semantic confusion, intra-attribute inference, and source-based inference. Their claims are intentionally crafted in a way to mislead consumers to read beyond the literal messages and to draw erroneous inferences about product or service attributes.
Legitimate locksmiths can provide information to prove they are trustworthy. You have to be aware though of the rule of ethics in the profession, to withhold information for matters of confidentiality and security. So, don’t be surprised later if they refuse to tell you how one can break into your choice of locks or bolts. Additionally, the rule also dictates of excluding clients while work is carried out.
Cut your search and do the above tips. Call A-1 Locksmith at 561-964-6114 for more information.