24 HOUR LOCKSMITH
The 24 hour locksmith service allows Elmer’s Lock & Safe Locksmith to always be there for its customers. In the event of an emergency, you cannot wait until the morning. If you are locked out of your house, car or office your day does not stop because of the inconvenience. If your home is burglarized then you need new locks immediately. 24/7 coverage is the only way that we can offer assistance whenever people need it..
*All prices are starting prices which is the minimum you could be charged for that particular service. **The final cost may vary, depending on the complexity of the lock and security level of the locking mechanism, whether it is a lock change, lock repair, lock installation or lock rekey.
- Service Call Fee
- ReKeying Locks
- Lockout Service
- Lock Repair
- Lock Installation
Why do I need a 24 hour locksmith?
If you have an emergency that requires a locksmith, outside of normal business hours, you will need a 24 hour locksmith. If you do not have an emergency, you may still require the services of a 24 hour locksmith. Non-emergency calls can be scheduled ahead of time.
When the hours you keep make it more convenient for a night time appointment, a 24 hour locksmith is the best choice.
Does a 24 hour locksmith cost more?
This is a tricky question. The short answer is not necessarily. The long answer is that certain times of day are more likely to cost more. Very early in the morning and very late at night are the times that locksmiths will charge the most. For business owners, and technicians, this is one of the incentives to run a 24 hour locksmith shop. Anything in that grey area where you would need to think about whether is it late or early are the premium hours. At any other time of day the, cost should be based around more tangible parts of the job. Make sure that you are not being gouged.
Find out the price before the work is started, and do not agree unless you are satisfied with the cost.
Is every locksmith open 24 hours a day?
No. Being an emergency locksmith has a lot of perks, but it is not sustainable for everyone. If the technician has a family or young children, they might not be able to go out at all hours of the night. Some areas cannot support a 24 hour locksmith. There might not be enough people in the town. A quiet city might not have enough activity after certain hours. The locksmith must also be able to serve a large enough area.
Any limits on transportation, or the need to drive extremely long distances, will severely limit the profit for a locksmith that wants to be open 24 hours a day.
What does it take to be a 24 hour locksmith?
It takes a person in a certain time in their life, in a certain area, with a wide variety of skills. Usually, this is a young person’s game. There is a want to work more in order to gain experience and money. Young people also have the energy to work the long and erratic hours. Then on the other end of the spectrum there are the empty nesters. Older members of the locksmithing community that are in a similar position to the younger crowd. More than the incentive of making the extra money, this class of locksmith is more into the sense of purpose. It is about keeping busy and keeping up business. Other than age it also takes the correct location (see: How often does a 24 hour locksmith go out at night?). Finally, it comes down to the skills of the locksmith. An emergency locksmith must have a vast array of tools and a wide breadth of knowledge.
Beyond that, they must also be able to troubleshoot unique and challenging problems. It is a high-stress job that requires training, preparedness, and ingenuity.