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Real Locksmiths Check ID

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 by Jennifer

When you ask Pop-A-Lock Houston to open a locked door, we have a responsibility to make sure that we only let in people who are allowed to be in. Otherwise, we might be helping someone break in to your car or home! Reputable locksmiths require ID before they’ll pop your lock. It’s actually a good sign that you’re not dealing with a scammer if they check for ID. Positive ID is required by Texas law.

The forms of ID that locksmiths ask for differ a little depending on the circumstance. If you are locked out of your house, we need an ID with a matching address. That can be a driver’s license or a bill with your name and current address on it. If you’re locked out of the car, we ask to see your ID and cross check it with your title or insurance card.

What happens if you’re locked out without any ID? This happens fairly often. There are a number of ways we can verify your identity enough to justify opening your door, such as through talking to your neighbors. If it’s a plausible circumstance, we will unlock your door and then immediately ask to see ID. If a story doesn’t add up, we lock the door again and let the authorities know.

Although digging out ID might seem like a hassle when you just want to get back in, it’s Pop-A-Lock’s way of making sure that your home and car stay safe.

Do you need a locksmith in Houston now? Give us a call at 713-722-0060 for fast, reliable, and affordable service.

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