G. J. Locksmiths was set up in 1985 operating initially as mobile locksmiths. In 1993 we moved into a small retail shop unit in Enfield Town Station. We are now based in retail premises very close to Hatfield House in Old Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
Being both company and individual members of the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA), the oldest and most prestigious trade association, underlines our professional approach towards our business. We are also members of the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses).
You will find we have a friendly and approachable outlook towards our customers. We enjoy helping people.
You may have seen the many 'local locksmths' advertising online and in the normal 'pages'. Many local locksmiths are in fact companies operating nationally using supposed local phone numbers and incomplete , and therefore fictitious, local addresses. For example, in our local area 01992 numbers can be purchased that get instantly diverted to any other phone number - anywhere in the country. Often the advertised address includes a well known main road but does not contain a way of identifying an individual premises. A 'dispatch center' or 'call center' is often an indication that no such office exist at that address. Also, have a close look at any supposed Trade Associations as many will have been set up by companies specifically to suggest some authority within the locksmithing trade. Financial gain being their incentive. There are some other good trade associations so always check the association's website to get a feel for their motives and then check if a company is indeed a current member.
Many national companies use sub-contract individuals with many being 'multi-skill operatives' and not what you really need - an experienced locksmith.
If you see a locksmith claiming to be – Police Vetted, Police Checked or Police Registered - beware. There is no such thing. Read the latest position regarding the lack of government regulation.
From the very start, even before you first contact us, we treat you with respect. We like to build a relationship based on trust with each and every customer. We feel the misleading advertising, routinely employed by so many companies, is an indication of how they will continue to treat you. We promise to both respect you and not to abuse any trust you place in us.
The Master Locksmiths Association is the oldest and most prestigious of the trade associations in the UK. It is a non-profit making association of, as the name implies, Master Locksmiths. Sharing their knowledge and experience amongst other members for the benefit of you their customer. Then passing on their accumulated knowledge via well respected training courses. We are proud to be long-standing members of the MLA.
If you have time it is worth taking a look at Hatfield House and the many attractions it offers.