Ever wonder if someone can just call up a locksmith to open a house and rob them? It’s extremely uncommon for several reasons. 1), no one wants a trace of who they called and paid to open a house. 2), even an unscrupulous locksmith wouldn’t want to risk the financial and legal liability of opening a house for someone they shouldn’t. 3) locksmiths verify residency. In lock out situations this can be tricky. People are outside of a house without valuables and important items they need. If a person doesn’t have proof, the locksmith will verify before leaving. Many documents verify a person’s residency: drivers license, gas bill, electric bill, emails, car registration and more. If they fail to produce verification they can lock and close the door. Then call the police and let them sort it out.