Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a Locksmith?

A locksmith is a highly trained professional who provides security and lock services. Duties include installing new locks on doors and windows, installing electronic locks, installing security systems including alarm and closed circuit camera systems. They also devise a completely foolproof protection and security plan for homes and businesses.

Q: What Qualifications Does A Locksmith Need?

A fully qualified locksmith in Melbourne have to undergo 3-4 years of apprenticeship, as well as obtain a diploma/certificate in locksmithing course from a registered training organization such as TAFE.

Q: How Do I Choose A Good Locksmith?

A locksmith should possess following characteristics:
– is fully insured
– is licensed
– has a good, solid reputation
– comes recommended by many and has positive reviews to show

Q: What Is Key Cutting?

It is the process of cutting or duplicating any type of keys to fit any type of lock. This could involve anything from a car key to keys of a safe, keys to the front and back doors of a house, window keys etc.

Q: What Is A Dead Lock?

It is a type of lock that will always require a key to operate. This is because the “open” position on a dead lock can only be achieved by rotating the cylinders to a particular position by a key. A dead lock can also have additional security features such as anti-picking system and hardened steel plates.

Q: Can You Help If I’ve Lost My Keys?

Yes. A professional and fully qualified locksmith will be able to unlock a car without causing any damage to its security system or the body. They will also provide a new lock and/key for your car, if required.

Q: Should I Change Locks After Purchasing A Property?

Yes. To be on the safer side and preventing any unwanted scenarios, it is always advisable to change or at least rekey the locks to your new home. This is because it is highly likely that there might still be duplicate keys around for the old locks to your new home and you might not want any one else but you using them.

Q: Should I Get Digital Keyless Locks For My Home?

Yes. They are more secure than the traditional lock and key systems. They also remove any problems of having lost keys in the future, as they require a specific pass code to allow access instead of physical keys.

Q: What Does A Locksmith Cost?

The cost of hiring a locksmith will differ based on the type of services required by you, the timing of operation and the distance between your site and the locksmith’s. However, average charges for a locksmith in Melbourne are found to range from around $20/hour to $135/hour for the metropolitan areas.

Q: Do You Offer 24/7 Emergency Locksmith Services?

Yes. All locksmiths provide a 24/7 service to help people out at any time of the day in any kind of situation or emergency.

Q: When Are You Open?

The normal operating hours for Pro Locksmith Melbourne are from to We are also available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week for emergency services.


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