A locksmith is a lot like a doctor. Once you have one, you don’t go looking for another. Not without a very good reason.
Your locksmith keeps records of their visits with you that are just as meticulous as any physician. They know how many copies of the key to your front door exist even if you don’t. All of your most prized possessions are in there. If you are using multiple locksmiths to make copies you may quickly lose track of how many keys you have had made. Should any of your possession suddenly go missing, knowing exactly how many keys to your front door exist important. It could be the difference between the police recovering your family heirlooms or merely an insurance settlement.
If you own a business, keeping track of your keys and ensuring all of your locks are in good working order is especially important. Access to your records and inventory is something you are very careful about. Having a single locksmith involved in this process helps to maintain a consistent and accurate assessment of the overall security of your business. Sometimes it is necessary to change the locks. Perhaps an employee lost their keys at a clients location and were not able to recover them. The reason is unimportant, getting the new locks installed quickly and the correct number of keys distributed is what is matters. Your locksmith will have records to make determining the exact number of keys necessary quick and easy. The good relationship you and your locksmith share may be more important. They will be more willing to work you into their schedule than someone who doesn’t know you.
When you think about it, you really do need a very good reason to trust your home or business to just any locksmith.