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What’s the difference between a regular locksmith and a master locksmith? Where can I find a master locksmith in Suffolk?

We are often asked what the difference is between a regular locksmith and a master locksmith. Plus is there a reason to choose a master locksmith instead of a regular locksmith or even a handyman? This article aims to outline the basic differences, plus give you useful information about how to find a master locksmith in Suffolk – or even other parts of England.


What is a master locksmith?

A master a locksmith is a member of the Master Locksmith Association and to qualify for membership members must meet certain criteria. These include:

  • Being vetted by the MLA and also CRB checked;
  • Being regularly inspected by the MLA;
  • Employing a quality locksmith who has passed an exam to demonstrate their competence in locksmithing.

In other words, master locksmiths are more likely to be reliable, as they are guaranteed to have met a certain level of criteria, plus are required to maintain high standards. So when choosing your next locksmith, make sure that they are a member of the MLA. If the locksmith you choose is NOT a member of the MLA, then you risk getting a lower standard of service, plus you cannot be sure if they have been CRB checked, so this adds an extra element of risk.

Where can I find a master locksmith in Suffolk?

In general, the easiest way to find a master locksmith is to use the MLA’s own “find a locksmith” service. For example, if you search in Suffolk or Ipswich, you’ll be able to find CPW Locksmiths, which is the only locksmith in Ipswich with a fully-stocked storefront. Click here to view CPW locksmith’s profile on the MLA website.

More about CPW Locksmiths in Suffolk

CPW Lockmiths in Ipswich have been providing security solutions to both domestic and commercial properties in Ipswich for over 40 years! We are not your typical ‘Mobile locksmith service’. We are the only locksmith in the area who has a showroom open six days a week. As members of the Master Locksmith Association we are recognised as one of the top specialists in the security industry. We are often chosen by Suffolk Police, local schools and local County Councils to manage their security. Do not make us your last call, our friendly and highly experienced staff are on hand to talk you through the huge number of products we stock and services we offer.

From our Workshop and showroom in Ipswich we repair and provide a large range of both domestic and commercial Locks, including leading manufacturers such as Chubb, Yale, Union, and Mul-t lock. We are fully DBS (previous CRB) checked as well as being a Trusted Trader.

Read more about CPW Locksmiths services in Suffolk.

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