Take Our Expanded National Average Price Survey

Sept. 4, 2014
New categories include electronic security and lock/door hardware installation charges and safe servicing charges

Once again, Locksmith Ledger is polling our subscribers to determine the average charges for specific locksmith services. We need some help from you, our readers. Please take the time to fill out our newly updated National Average Price Survey card (attached to page 51 in our September magazine issue) and mail, fax or email it back to us at the addresses on the card.

To download the questionnaire card in a pdf format, go to www.locksmithledger.com/12002044 and click on Download Document.

For 2014/2015, we have added several new categories, reflecting the growing importance of electronics to today’s locksmiths. The new Electronic Security Labor Charges sections asks for charges for installation of Electric Strikes, Exit Alarms, Electromagnetic Locks, Electrified Locks, Electrified Hinges, Keypads/Readers, Electric Power Bolts, Video Surveillance Systems and Phone Access Systems.

Because many locksmiths charge by the job rather than the hour, we also ask about charges to install the following locks and door hardware products: Cylindrical Deadbolt, Cylindrical Lever Lock, Mortise Lockset, Adams-Rite Lock, Install Door Rim Closer, Concealed Door Closer, Rim Exit Device, Vertical Rod Exit Device and Continuous Hinge.

In addition, we are polling our readers on the following safe work charges: Open Fire Safe By Drilling, Open Money Safe By Drilling, Open In-Floor Safe By Drilling, Open Safe By Manipulation, Change Combination, Change Mechanical to Electronic Lock, Safe Moving Charge and Safe Installation Charge.

Thank you for taking the time to participate. Results will be posted in an upcoming issue of Locksmith Ledger and online.