Here at Sherlock Locksmith, we are often being asked by customers when it comes to our 24-hour locksmith services. Here are some of the most common:
No. Working as an emergency locksmith does have a lot of perks, but it is not exactly sustainable for every locksmith. If the technician has a family or young children to take care of, they most likely aren’t able to go out at all hours of the night. Some areas also can’t support 24 hour locksmith services, as there might not be enough people in the town the locksmith service is located. With lesser people, the city might not have activity after certain hours, and so 24 hour locksmiths aren’t exactly needed. Another requirement for 24 hour locksmith services is the ability to have a wide coverage area. Any kind of limit when it comes to transportation will severely limit the profit of a service that wishes to be open 24 hours a day.
To be a 24-hour locksmith, it takes a person a certain time in their life, a certain area, and a versatile skill set. Locksmiths are usually a young person’s game; there is a want to work more in order to gain experience and better pay. When it comes to young people, they also have the energy to work even in the wee hours of the night. On the other end of the spectrum, we have the empty nesters; older members of the locksmithing community. This class of locksmiths evolve more into the sense of purpose for them. Other than age, it also takes the correct location and the skills at their arsenal. It is, after all, a high-stress job that requires dedication, training, preparedness, and ingenuity.
Usually, no. As a 24-hour locksmith provider, you have the responsibility and the commitment to answer to the public’s calls, most especially during times of emergencies. The company’s, or individual’s, business model makes it a lot harder to turn down work. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, including if the locksmith suspects a job as a prank. Similarly, if the locksmith has the feeling that the call is made for a setup, they may turn it down. This is because some mobile locksmith technicians have been known to get held up for their vehicles, tools, and even cash. More often than not, though, a locksmith will still take the job even if some foul play is suspected. They take precautions like bringing another locksmith with them, too.
Even if the work is turned down by one locksmith, professional courtesy refers you to another company or technician. If the locksmith is also currently busy or is at another job, then they might have to turn down the work. If you work with a company like us at Sherlock Locksmith, all of the nitty gritty happens behind the scenes, so the only news you receive is that the locksmith is on their way.