Locksmiths’ pricing varies depending on type of lock, your urgency to open the lock, whether it is to open the lock of a car, house, mail box, gates, luggages or safe, etc. Some of the more reputable locksmiths may charge a premium for its brand name and reliability. If you need the lock to be opened late at night, the 24-hours locksmith should also cost 50% to 200% more than usual in Singapore.
Typical Locksmiths’ Pricing for Unlocking Residential Doors
For unlocking normal residential door in Singapore HDB and condominium, it usually costs about $90 to a couple of hundreds. If the locksmith quotes less than $50, you better check if there is other hidden costs.
What to Check before Engaging a Locksmith?
Before you engage the locksmith, you may wish to check the following:
1. What if the lock is damaged by the locksmith during the unlocking process?
Will the locksmith compensate for the damage. If they say “yes”, it shows that they are confident and experience. You may also wish to also ask what if the lock spoilt shortly after, will the locksmith rectify or replace it? How long is the warranty?
2. How long does the locksmith take to open the door? 20 minutes or 40 minutes?
Take a photo of the door lock and send to him. Then ask him how long he would take to open? If he cannot commit a range of time, it shows that he is not confident and may not be an experienced locksmith.
3. Can someone refer a locksmith to you?
If your friend had used a locksmith before and think that he is good, perhaps you should use the same. Though he may quote you a price slightly higher than usual, it may be more worthwhile to use him than to use a stranger.
At Locksmith Singapore, we uphold our professional values and only charge our customers what is reasonable. Our well-trained locksmith specialists would ensure that your lock is opened speedily. It can be the opening of car lock, door lock, safe lock and other locks. Call us now at (+65) 6681-5629 for urgent lock opening service. For consultation, you may email us at [email protected]