Locksmiths are an incredibly talented bunch. There aren’t many things we can’t do when it comes to looks, doors and windows. If it’s got a lock and key, we can help! But just like any other profession, there are some jobs we end up doing a lot more often than others. So today we’re going to share with you the most common jobs a locksmith is asked to do, and why.
Making New keys
By far the most common job for any locksmith is making duplicate keys. Rather than change the whole look, we will cut new keys to fit your existing locks. This often happens when people lose their keys, or when a new employee needs a key to access a building. We tend to carry a wide of key blanks in our vans, along with the equipment we need to cut new keys on-site. It saves you a trip to a key-cutter and can get you out of a tight spot if your key is broken or can’t be replicated. This is a quick and easy job for us, and one we tend to do a lot.
If you get yourself locked out of your house, you probably don’t want to replace all of your locks just to get in. Especially if you can see your keys on the table where you left them! So one of the biggest emergency situations were called out for is to get people into their property, and we usually do that by picking the locks. Locksmiths use specialist tools to pick locks, getting you back into the property in a matter of minutes.
Another common job is installing new locks into a property. This happens often when someone moves into a new when home or business premises and they want to change the locks for security purposes. We also install new locks when an existing lock is damaged or worn, or if you’ve been broken into and want the extra security of knowing you’re the only person with your keys. We have all of the tools we need to install new locks of all shapes and sizes, from manual to electronic lock systems.
Repairing damaged or broken locks is another very common job for a locksmith. This happens when the locks or hinges of doors and windows get old and worn, and may be starting to stick or jam. In most cases, a locksmith will be able to provide a quick repair and leave the door working as good as new.
Locksmiths have a wealth of knowledge about security, so we’re often called in to consult on security concerns for homes and offices. During these consultations, we can assess the security needs of the site and make recommendations for improving it. We can also recommend specific products, or companies to work with to achieve their security goals.
Have you hired a locksmith for one of these? Or maybe you almost needed to, but found your keys just in time? Either way, it’s always worth having our number saved in your phone, just in case. For more information, just get In touch with the team today.