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When it comes time to choose an access control installation company, it can be difficult to know where to start. There are so many companies out there that it can be hard to know which one is the best for your needs.

It’s important to choose the right company for your access control installation because you want to make sure that the system is installed properly and will work correctly. If the installation isn’t done right, you could end up with a system that doesn’t work or that causes problems.

King Door and Lock are here to help make the process easy for you. We’ve put together a list of 18 questions to ask when choosing an access control installation company so that you can be sure to find the right one for your needs.


Here are the 18 questions you should ask when choosing an access control installation company:


1. Are they professional locksmiths?

When choosing an access control installation company, it’s important to make sure that the professional locksmiths on staff only handle installing your system.

These professional locksmiths must be licensed and experienced in working on all kinds of different systems to ensure that they will install yours properly.


2. What kind of experience do they have with your type of system?

There are many different types of access control systems out there, so it’s important to find a professional locksmithing company that has experience installing your specific model or brand of system.


3. Do they offer professional locksmithing services?

In addition to professional locksmiths, and access control installation companies should also offer professional locksmithing services in case anything goes wrong with your system after the initial installation.

This way you don’t have to worry about finding a professional locksmith when you need one because all of your needs will be met by one single professional locksmithing company.


4. How long has the professional locksmithing company been in business?

Another way to determine the quality of a professional locksmithing company is by finding out how long they’ve been in business.

The best professional locksmithing companies have many years of experience handling access control installations and professional locksmithing services, which means that they will know what they’re doing when it comes to installing your system.


5. Do they offer 24/7 professional locksmith service?

There are times when things can go wrong with your access control system after hours or on weekends, so it’s important that any professional locksmith installation company you choose offers professional locksmith service at all hours and on weekends.


6. Are they available when you need them?

One of the most important things to consider when choosing an access control installation company is how available they’ll be for professional locksmith services.

After all, if you have a problem with your access control system during business hours or on weekends, you won’t want to wait until Monday morning before calling someone about having it repaired properly by professional locksmiths who know what they’re doing.


7. Do they have a website?

One of the best ways to learn about a professional locksmith company is by visiting their website. The best professional locksmith companies will have professional-looking websites that provide plenty of information about what they offer and how much it costs.


8. Can you schedule an appointment conveniently over the phone?

No matter where you are or what time it is, you’ll be able to schedule an appointment with any professional locksmith company you choose by simply calling them over the phone instead of having to send emails or waiting on hold for hours on end.


9. What professional locksmith equipment do they use?

When professional locksmiths install your access control system, it’s important that they use the professional locksmith tools and professional locksmith equipment needed to ensure your system is installed correctly.


10. Do they provide professional locksmith service for all brands of access control systems?

Even if an access control installation company has professional locksmiths on staff, you won’t want to choose them if they only work with one brand of the system because this will mean that any problems your system may have can only be fixed by professional locksmiths who don’t specialize in the type of access control system you have installed.


11. What professional locksmith training do professional locksmiths receive?

No matter how professional a professional locksmith may appear, there’s no way to know how skilled he really is until you ask what kind of professional locksmith training he has received.

The best professional installation companies will hire only those professionals that are not only professional in appearance, but professional locksmiths that are professional with their work as well.


12. Can you provide proof of professional locksmith insurance?

One of the best ways to compare professional locksmith installation companies is by finding out if they carry proof of professional locksmith insurance when getting your quote over the phone.

The best professional locksmithing companies will be happy to give you proof of insurance upon request.


13. Do you carry proof of licensing?

No matter who you choose as your professional locksmith installation company, you’ll want to make sure that they carry proof of professional locksmith licensing when getting your quote over the phone or when asking for references from previous customers.

The best professional locksmithing companies will be happy to show their professional locksmith licenses and professional locksmith certifications upon request.


14. Can you provide details about your professional access control installation process?

The phrase “never judge a book by its cover” definitely applies when choosing an access control installation company because just looking at photos of professional locksmith vans and professional locksmith uniforms won’t tell you how professional they really are until you ask for more information regarding their installation process.

You’ll want to ask what professional locksmith equipment they use during installations, how long professional locksmith installations take, and what professional locksmith methodologies they use for professional locksmithing new access control systems.


15. Do you warranty all professional locksmith services?

Another important question to ask any professional access control installation company is whether or not they offer warranties on all professional locksmith services.

The best professional installation companies will be happy to show their professional warranties upon request.


16. Can you provide us with photos of previous work?

Professional locksmith van photos may look nice, but this is definitely something that can’t tell you too much about the quality of service you’ll receive from a potential professional locksmith installation company because it’s impossible to see inside these vans unless you inquire directly with each professional access control installation company you’re considering hiring.

You’ll want to ask professional locksmith companies if they can take professional photos of professional locksmith work that’s been done in the past and provide these photos to you before making any final professional locksmith decisions.


17. Can we get references from previous customers?

You should definitely find out whether or not professional locksmith installation companies are willing to give professional references from previous professional locksmith clients so you can contact them directly to ask for their opinion on what kind of quality service these professional access control professionals provided.

Many professional locksmith service providers will be happy to supply at least one reference upon request, but try asking for more than two just in case your initial reference only has positive things to say about professional locksmith work.


18. Can we get professional locksmith quotes in writing?

The best professional access control installation companies will be happy to give professional locksmith quotes in writing so you’ll have documentation of what professional locksmith services and professional locksmith prices the company is willing to offer for your next professional locksmith project.

This way, you won’t need to take anyone’s professional word for it when you’re trying to find out more information about a potential professional locksmith installation company; instead, you can ask professional questions and receive professional answers in writing without having to leave any room for error or confusion in your quest toward getting the most affordable, effective professional access control installation possible for your needs.


Are you looking for a new access control installation company?

King Door and Lock is the leading provider of commercial, residential, and automotive locksmith services.

You’ll get great service from our experienced technicians who will install your system quickly and efficiently so that it works perfectly every time.

And we offer free consultations if you want to learn more about how an access control system can benefit your property before making a purchase decision!

Plus, we are available 24/7/365 so no matter when something goes wrong at your location there is always someone on call ready to help fix any problem as soon as possible. We even provide emergency lockout services!

With all these benefits why would choose anyone else? Let us handle all of your security needs today!


Call (800) 231-5499 MD and (301) 363-2264 DC now for a free consultation or email us at

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