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Car Keys – Being Prepared

Will You Lose Your Car Keys?

We all tell ourselves that we will never lose our car keys – or lock them inside our car. You might have a great system of reminders in place, but unfortunately, sometimes the unthinkable happens. A distraction at the wrong moment might be all it takes – or sometimes, you don’t even know how something goes missing, it just does. It might not even be you that loses the keys or locks them in the car – it could be a family member or a friend. Sometimes these things are out of our control. The question is – will you be prepared for the worst?
If you lose your car keys or lock them in your car, it could cause all kinds of upsets in your life. For example: Getting to work late, getting stranded, missing important appointments, leaving other people stranded, or having important items stuck in the car.
What if you lose your car keys or lock them in your car on a bad day when you’ve just spent all your money on bills, and you can’t afford a locksmith? You’d be facing a huge problem. No one can afford being without their car.

What is the solution?

To avoid all the aforementioned problems, you should get a backup car key made. Did you know that Out and About Locksmiths can copy transponder keys (transponder keys are special car keys made for most post 1995 cars that switch off an engine immobiliser)? We can also code new car remotes, so don’t worry, that one key doesn’t have to be the only one. Having a spare key in your wallet, bag, or hidden under the car would make all the difference. If you take action and contact us today, you could save yourself from a world of grief tomorrow.

Our Certification

Out and About Locksmiths are a Locksmiths Guild of Australia Inc. member and a Security Construction Equipment Committee (SCEC) approved locksmith.

Locksmiths Guild of Australia Inc.

The Locksmiths Guild of Australia Inc. is a trade association which provides multiple services and support to its members. It involves its members to develop and promote the craft of locksmithing through the exchange of knowledge and ideas, mutual education, and cooperation. It represents the interests of its members by dealing with regulatory and/or legislative bodies and suppliers. It aims to ensure that its members maintain the highest possible ethical standards.

The Locksmiths Guild of Australia has a code of practice its members must abide by. The code’s aim is to make sure high professional standards are upkept, that legal requirements are fulfilled, and to enhance the image and reputation of locksmiths and the locksmith trade. Members must comply with this code.

Security Construction and Equipment Committee

The SCEC “is a standing inter-departmental committee responsible for the evaluation of security equipment for use by Australian Government departments and agencies. SCEC is also responsible for the SCEC Security Zone Consultant scheme, SCEC Approved Locksmith scheme, and SCEC endorsed Courier scheme.
The equipment evaluation program and consultant, locksmith and courier schemes are managed by ASIO’s T4 Protective Security directorate.
SCEC reports to the Attorney-General’s Protective Security Policy Committee which was established by the Australian Government to develop and establish guidelines for the protection of Australian Government resources.”

SCEC Approved Locksmiths “maintain mechanical and digital combination locks fitted to SCEC approved containers (listed in the SEEPL)” (Security Equipment Evaluated Product List). The SCEC “also recommends approved locksmiths are used to install locks and associated hardware in PSPF Security Zones 4 and 5” (Protective Security Policy Framework).

Only fit and proper people who meet the SCEC’s criteria are approved.

Out and About Locksmiths are certified the highest quality and trustworthy. Contact us today for a range of locksmith and security services.

Trustworthy Locksmith

It’s important to choose a Trustworthy Locksmith, to feel comfortable with the company and technician who will be providing you with their locksmith services. At Out and About Locksmith we strive to be trusted and offer 100% satisfaction guaranteed. These services will require access to your home, vehicle and your business which means it’s critical to choose a locksmith you can trust.

Call Out and About Locksmiths for a Trustworthy Locksmith.

Here are a few tips for selection criteria:

  • Make sure company is Insured and has a licence.
  • S.C.E.C (Security Construction and Equipment Committee) certified employees.
  • Be wary of locksmith companies that answer calls with generic phrases like “locksmith services” rather than a specific name.
  • Ask for identification when locksmith arrives – Don’t be afraid to do this as there reaction to your request will immediately tell you if they are legit and will make  believe you are to be taken seriously.
  • Get an estimated Quote before work begin. This is highly important, if you get an estimate before beginning then the Locksmith can’t just throw out high paying price once they finish the job. Most Reliable Companies will have a free quote section on there websites.
  • If you are locked out, be cautious of companies that recommend or insist on drilling or replacing your lock upfront. Most experienced locksmiths have the skills and tools to unlock almost any door.
  • Legitimate locksmiths will arrive in a clearly marked vehicle and an employee in a uniform.
  • You trust your friends right? Get a recommendation of a Locksmith they have used in the past that has been a successful service.
  • If you also have friends who have had bad experiences with locksmiths then learn from their mistakes, see where they went wrong in deciding on which company they use.

Out and About Locksmiths Canberra is here to help with all your locksmith needs!