A locksmith is needed not just for opening emergency locks in your car or home.
He does much more than just this. He can help make your homes more secure and also be able maintain a certain level of security all through the year.
The best way to select a locksmith is to ask your neighbors and others who may have used one in the recent past.
The other way is to go through the yellow pages and the internet to find the ones who are in your neighborhood. Most locksmiths just give a call center number in their advertisements. Ask them where they are located, and verify whether they have an office somewhere or just have a mobile van. Try to avoid using locksmiths who do not have a verifiable address.
Get a clear written estimate when you want a job done. There should be no hidden costs and the length of the warranty must be clearly stated. If the security systems go out of order within the warranty period, you should be able to contact them instantaneously.
Check their identification when they come. Do they have their name and address clearly painted on their vans?
Once you have found a good and reliable locksmith, use only him when you need one.