Honolulu Locksmith Corner
Hopefully This Will Help Potential Clients Out There…

Whether you’re looking for a Honolulu locksmith or a locksmith in another area, taking the time to find a professional is the smart move. As is true in other regions, Honolulu locksmiths come in all shapes and sizes. Some Honolulu locksmiths are very highly experienced and professional while other Honolulu locksmiths reflect more of an ‘amateur hour’ locksmith style. So where do you start looking for Honolulu Locksmith? Internet Map listings are an okay place to start looking for Honolulu Locksmiths, but the problem with map listings is that there is no real control for service quality. Moreover, map listings for locksmiths can be very confusing because they often list a place of residence. This is because a separate office is not always needed. If the Honolulu locksmith you found has listed his place of residence, look him up in the yellow pages to verify that this is really the same person and not a fraudulent listing. While researching this article I found this Honolulu Locksmith website and was at first confused as to why their business address was not in commercial office space, but when I called and inquired, I found out that the business owner had listed his own residence. Verifying a legitimate location is one of the quickest and most efficient ways to ensure you’re working with a Honolulu locksmith that stands behind his work. If you take the time to investigate a little bit, it’s not hard to see which Honolulu locksmith map listings are legitimate and which are not. Of course, you can also just call and find out if the person you’re talking to is a remote ‘dispatch’ for a supposedly locally owned and operated Honolulu locksmith company. Just ask for the address of their company headquarters and the truth will be revealed. It’s also important to remember that some Honolulu locksmith companies have local phone numbers but are not locally owned/operated Honolulu locksmith businesses. I’m not going to link to their websites in this article, but trust me when I say that phony Honolulu locksmith companies employing this trick are out there! Another way for you to verify legitimacy involves checking for ALOA (Associated Locksmiths of America) membership. ALOA has been the primary accrediting body for the locksmith industry for years. ALOA Membership is evidently not that easy to get - membership entails listing references, experience, and a review process. ALOA provides for a level of professional accountability that is otherwise impossible. Check to see that the Honolulu locksmith you found is a proud member of ALOA without question a good move. If you’re in Honolulu or really anywhere, and you need a locksmith, there are many reasons why it’s worth it to take the time to find a legitimate professional to do the job. I found a great example of why this is important in this locksmith post that describes when and why you should rekey instead of installing a new lock. Locksmiths that have professional integrity will try to help you find the most affordable security solution for you. Just because your x-boyfriend stole your house key and made copies doesn’t necessarily mean you have to replace the whole lock. A professional Honolulu locksmith will inform you of ALL of your options – even if it means they don’t make as much cash on the job. Check out this video to see how it’s not to hard to rekey a lock yourself if you have the time and patience! Many Honolulu locksmith companies offer emergency car unlocking as part of their service array. If it’s 4:00 am, and you just accidently locked yourself out of your own car (happens to the best of us), all the same rules for finding a professional locksmith apply. Settling for an amateur could mean a longer wait, or an increased likelihood of your car getting damaged by the locksmith, and/or less likelihood of locksmith having insurance. The Honolulu locksmith industry is full of all types of locksmiths, so the consumer really needs to be able to quickly spot the quality locksmith in the group, regardless of the type of the locksmith service required. Here are some pointers to help you find the best locksmith in Honolulu or in your area: 1. Check website for a business address 2. Look for ALOA membership 3. Ask for a price estimate on the phone 4. Rule out cash only operations 5. Just because the phone number has an 808 area code doesn’t mean it’s a Honolulu Locksmith 6. Don’t put up with ‘pushy’ dispatchers

This video could teach a 6 year old how to rekey a lock. Well done.