25 Jun Is “Bonded” anything like James Bond?
When you hire someone to install, open or repair your locks, you want them to be trustworthy and reliable. You are, after all, literally handing them the keys to the vault or home or office or car. Who can you trust? Since Colorado doesn’t license locksmiths, a good place to start is choosing one who is bonded and insured.
Bonded vs. Licensed
Bonded locksmiths have contracted with an insurance or bonding company to assure their customers that work will be done satisfactorily. Whereas licensing only requires a locksmith to pass a local exam and perhaps a background check, and often doesn’t require specific training, bonding is a virtual guarantee that work will be performed properly. It’s both insurance and assurance for the customer.
Commercial, Contract and Performance Bonds
There are two basic types of bonds a locksmith may have. Commercial bonds may be required to work on certain types of jobs such as medical or other institutional facilities and are generally not of concern to homeowners and most businesses. A contract or performance bond, on the other hand, guarantees the performance, completion, and accuracy of the locksmith’s work.
Insured and Certified
Bonding is a promise that the work performed is backed by a third party with specific requirements. The bonding company wouldn’t put its financial backing behind a locksmith they have determined is not reliable. Bonded professionals are normally required to be insured for liability and property damage. Sometimes they are required to maintain professional certification.
Alexius Security Lock & Key, Denver’s Hometown Locksmiths is both bonded and insured. Alexius’ employees are screened for criminal records and drug use. Our products and services are guaranteed, as well. We have more than 16 years’ experience and thousands of satisfied customers. We’re at your service throughout the Metro Denver area 24/7 and have received a Better Business Bureau’s Gold Star certification five years in a row. We’re also part of Angie’s List and the Tom Martino Troubleshooter Network.
We can advise you about the best systems for your home or business and recommend security measures for all of your property including vehicles. Just give us a call at 303.617.3717 or use our online contact form for prompt, professional attention to your security needs.
Visit our website, DenversLocksmiths.com, for a complete list of our services, policies, and testimonials from our satisfied customers. Then keep our number handy for the times you need professional, reliable locksmith services. Relax in the knowledge that when you hand us your keys, you’re giving them to someone you can trust.