4 Keys to Digitally Assessing Locksmiths

June 19, 2019

Locksmiths hold the keys to the lock kingdom. Whether you need a new lock installed, an old one repaired or find yourself locked out of your home, we in the locksmith business are your knights in shining armor! However, there’s a big difference between trustworthy locksmiths and deceptive shadesmiths. And that thin line in the invisible sand can cost you in more ways than one.

Knowing the best ways to assess locksmiths digitally – meaning on your computer, tablet or phone – is key to finding quality service at a reasonable price. It’s the best of both worlds if you ask us.


The internet is an amazing place. You’ll find hilarious memes, guides to the best bars in Brooklyn, where to find the best pizza in Queens, lots and lots of dog pics, and pretty much anything else that suits your fancy. But another beauty of the internet – pertaining to locksmiths – is that it allows you to identify the best options in your neighborhood.

Once you find their websites, which we’ll elaborate more on in a second, make a list of the pros and cons of each company and start comparing/contrasting. For example, one Locksmith may not specialize in installing the Multi-T deadbolt lock you’re looking for, while another– like Lockbusters– does! Finding critical information before a consultation saves you time and makes the process flow easier.

A Solid Website

Now, time for the golden ticket. A locksmith’s website is the make-or-break selling point, telling you everything you should know about them. Not all sites can be as amazing as ours (kidding … actually, not really), but, in reality, a locksmith without a functional website in 2019 shouldn’t be deemed reliable. Look for websites that are informative, navigatable and modern, meaning they don’t make you feel like you’re perusing Myspace circa 2006. Locksmith websites should also provide detailed information on specific services, products, company history, testimonials and rates – like a one-stop locksmith shop!

Keep a Watchful Eye for Location and Hours

Always go with local locksmiths who are readily available on a 24/7, around the clock schedule. Sleep is for the weak! You never know when you’ll need our help, even if it’s 3AM when you’re locked out of your apartment during a thunderstorm. We’ll bring an extra poncho for you, too.

All jokes aside, locksmith companies who operate out of call centers are usually a no-go. They’re probably not based in New York and use third-party shadesmiths who specialize in scams and hidden fees.

Yelp/Angie’s List

As a locksmith customer, Yelp and Angie’s List are your best friend. And ours, too. On these amazing websites, you’ll find honest customer reviews – the good, the bad and the ugly – that will give you insight on a locksmith’s work and prices. Plus, you’ll find backgrounds, service areas, contact info and a lot more. It makes the whole process entirely easier. Not to toot our own horn, but we’re extremely proud of our highly-coveted 5-star Yelp rating and Angie’s List Super Service Award. Shout out to all of our awesome customers who left reviews over the years. We love you!

So there you have it. If ya need a Locksmith in the NYC area, look no further because Jay has your back … and your next lock. He’s friendly, reliable, fast, easy to work with, and uses the proceeds to help local homeless dogs and cats find loving owners. Basically, he’s the man. So hit him up today!

— The Lockbusters Team

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