Best 8 Locksmith in Alamogordo, NM with Reviews - YP.com

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08/20/2012
By: andrew.vallejos
Jim's Lock Shop
Very professional.I am a night auditor at one of the nicer hotels in town, and when I went to go make coffee in the morning i was locked out of the kitchen with out a way in.I tried every key until I was left with only one option, to call a lock smith. I tried a few locksmiths before i found one that answered their phone. I left a voice mail as instructed via messaging system and i was promptly called back.Their was someone here helping me with in the hour and no guests went with out coffee.Also noted they were reasonably priced. I would recommend them mainly due to the speedy service at 330 AM.I now know who to call for locksmithing!Jim is the man
08/05/2009
By: jim_88310
Dog Canyon Lock & Key
Chris came out and did the job the right. I have no problem referring to anyone I know. Thanks Again Chris Your happy customer Jim
Tips & Advices
Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management. From there, most trainees seek an apprenticeship, where they work alongside a professional locksmith. This allows them to gain experience in the field. It can also put them on a course toward certification.
Upon arrival to your home, a locksmith should ask you to prove that it is in fact your residence. They should also be able to unlock most common locks without requiring them to be drilled or completely replaced. Be sure to obtain an invoice that lists all charges before agreeing to pay.
  • If possible, research local locksmiths online and take note of any that have poor reviews or complaints.
  • When calling a locksmith, confirm their address matches what you found online or in a directory. Then ask for a cost estimate for the service you need, and ask to have them bring a written copy of this estimate.
  • Some states require locksmiths to be licensed. If your state is one of them, require the locksmith to bring proof of registration when they arrive.
The term locksmith traditionally referred to people who designed and built locks, but today is generally used for those who repair and replace locks. Locksmiths can be available on-call to help people if they're locked out of their home or apartment.
  • First, determine the type of lock you have, as well as the manufacturer or model if possible. You should also obtain measurements of your door and frame.
  • Remove exterior and interior knobs by unscrewing any visible screws you find. Many knobs will include a decorative cover on the interior side that can be removed.
  • Once you've removed the entire lock, find the screws on the inside of the door frame to remove the latch or deadbolt.
  • With everything removed, repeat these steps in reverse order to install the new lock.

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