Search YouTube and you will find a large number of stories about the consumer issue of unlicensed individuals and businesses posing as legitimate locksmiths. Those engaged in these activities use bait and switch techniques regarding pricing at a time when the consumer is quite vulnerable - locked out of their house or vehicle, or unable to lock a door in their home. With little or no training, the imposters often use brute force techniques (such as drilling out a lock), causing property damage and increasing the cost even further for the unsuspecting consumer.
In response to the rising number of consumer complaints about illegal, unlicensed businesses and individuals posing as legitimate locksmiths, the Commonwealth of Virginia passed legislation (H 462 Locksmiths) in 2008 requiring the licensing of those engaged in the locksmith trade. The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice (DCJS) is responsible for the issuance and enforcement of regulations under this law, setting baseline standards that each firm and individual must meet in order to comply with the licensing law.
Arlington Lock has been in the locksmith business since 1996 and fully complies with the licensing and training requirements set by DCJS for locksmiths. Our license number with DCJS is 11-5754 and we invite you to search their online business directory via this link.
Our locksmiths are all individually licensed with DCJS and carry their licensing card with them to each and every service call. We provide our locksmiths with advanced training well beyond the minimum standards set by DCJS in the areas of automotive key cutting and transponder programming and high security key cutting, high security lock installation and more.
We are providing the videos below to help our customers understand just how important it is to work with a licensed locksmith like Arlington Lock, Inc. Call us today at 703-553-5555 with any questions you may have about the locksmith licensing laws in Virginia and for all of your locksmith services needs.