WHAT IS A LOCKSMITH?
A locksmith is a person who works with locks, keys and security systems.
Locksmithing is the profession of a locksmith.
WHAT DOES A LOCKSMITH DO?
A Locksmith commonly works with all types of locks.
A professional trained locksmith/security professional may do some or all of the following: install locks, deadbolts, and other mechanical or electronic locking devices to safeguard homes, businesses, vehicles, and other property.
Locksmiths may also modify or repair devices, re-key locks, make duplicate keys, create new keys/cards for locks whose keys/cards have been lost and respond to emergency calls to unlock vehicles, homes, and businesses that have been accidentally locked or may have malfunctioned.
When new or replacement locks are required, a locksmith assists the customer in determining the correct types of locks.
Locksmith often recommends a lock based on the security risk/exposure, life safety application and frequency of use.
Usually, automotive locksmiths are mobile and they get to their customers simply driving to the places.
LOCKSMITH EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
- Check into certificate or diploma programs at nearby community colleges, vocational schools, or state locksmith associations.
- The courses included in formal training programs cover most locksmithing basics, including information about the structure of the lock mechanism and essential security features. You'll also learn how to pick locks, repair locks, and make keys.
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