As a professional locksmith, I have seen firsthand the importance of verifying ownership and residency before granting access to a property. This is not only crucial for the safety and security of the property, but also for the protection of the locksmith and their reputation. At LockRite, we take this verification process seriously. Our team of locksmiths are all local to the areas they serve, ensuring that they are familiar with the community and can respond quickly to calls for assistance. However, before we can help you regain access to your property, we need to verify that you are the rightful owner or tenant. This verification process may seem like an inconvenience, especially if you do not have any identification on hand.
However, it is essential for us to confirm your identity and your rights to be in the property. We will ask for a valid form of identification, such as a driver's license or a bill with your name and address. This two-step verification process ensures that we are granting access to the correct person. Our locksmith services cover a range of needs, including commercial, residential, and automotive. Whether you have lost your keys or need a lock replaced or repaired, we are here to help.
But if you do not have any form of identification, we will also need proof that you live in the property before we can assist you. This verification process is not limited to just our company. All legitimate locksmiths follow best practices and adhere to regulations to prevent fraud and illegal access to properties. We must verify ownership and residency before granting access to a property, as it is our responsibility to ensure that we are not aiding in any illegal activities. If you are unable to provide identification, we may ask for confirmation from a neighbor or someone who knows you well. This is just another layer of security to ensure that we are granting access to the rightful owner or tenant. There are various ways to prove ownership of a property, and it is important for us to gather all necessary information before granting access.
This may seem like a lot of steps, but it is for the safety and security of everyone involved. Some may argue that these measures are excessive and time-consuming, but it is crucial for us as professionals to take all necessary precautions. If we were to grant access to someone who is not the rightful owner or tenant, and they were to cause harm or damage to the property, we could be held liable. In some states, there are no legal requirements for locksmiths to verify ownership or property rights. However, at LockRite, we believe it is our duty to do so for the safety and protection of our clients and our business. It is also important for individuals to be aware of potential scams involving locksmith services. It is not uncommon for someone to call a locksmith and request access to a property that does not belong to them.
This is why we do not accept authorizations over the phone or through email. We must physically verify the identity of the person requesting access before we can assist them. While some may find our security measures excessive, it is important to remember that they are in place for your own safety. We take pride in providing reliable and trustworthy locksmith services, and part of that includes verifying ownership and residency before granting access to a property.