Locksmiths are professionals who specialize in the design, installation, maintenance, and repair of locks and other security systems. They are responsible for keeping up to date on the latest techniques, tools, products, and industry standards. Their job description includes adjusting, maintaining, repairing, and replacing door locks, padlocks, drum locks, combination locks, and other lock accessories such as panic bars, door controls, latches, and locks. They also design master key systems that include submaster and unique keys and maintain records.
Locksmiths use special tools to open, install, repair, and replace a variety of lock systems and access control devices for cars, doors, and structures. They may also be responsible for selling and installing recommended locking devices, creating duplicate keys with a key cutting machine, changing lock combinations, inspecting, adjusting, and repairing locks and door hardware as well as security systems. Locksmiths are one of the oldest professions that is still part of our lives today. They create, design, and repair all types of locks.
They are also the person to call regarding all lockdown issues. In a company setting, a locksmith is part of a security and maintenance team that periodically inspects all the locks to ensure that everything is secure. Padlocks are a simple mechanism that can prevent serious crimes from being committed. A company must have a specialized locksmith to ensure that all locks used in the workplace are solid, robust, and capable of protecting the company from intruders.
Locksmiths cut new or duplicate keys, install locks and locks on doors, and dismantle electrical and mechanical locking devices. In addition to their other functions, some locksmiths deal with business details related to the management of a store. Most locksmiths have a high school education and learn their trade through long-term on-the-job training experiences. They use screwdrivers, pliers, tweezers, picks and a variety of other hand and power tools in their trade.
They repair the locks by dismantling the mechanism and replacing worn or broken parts such as springs or glasses. Sometimes they make new parts by hand. To protect homes and businesses, locksmiths often adjust and change locks. They also create new master key systems for companies. Locksmiths with knowledge of electrical and electronics install and repair alarm systems.