New York City has a population of over eight million people. In a city this size, you can find a NYC locksmiths available to help you with your key duplication, lock out service, and other security related issues. While the number of NYC locksmiths is not the problem, the problem is finding a trustworthy and reliable locksmith.
How do you weed out the unscrupulous businesses in a city this size? There are a couple of ways to find a reputable locksmith in New York City and the surrounding areas. First contact the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.
NYC locksmiths must have a locksmith license to install, inspect, repair, and service locks. With the license application, a potential licensed locksmith must provide a photo ID, fingerprints, and a photograph. They also much submit two affidavits that recommend the individual for a locksmith license. These affidavits must be sign by licensed NYC locksmiths. In lieu of one of the affidavits, a letter from the Service Employees International Union, Local 74, showing that a locksmithing course was successfully completed may be used.