Locksmiths – More than meets the eye

I found this interesting article written by Lockey Smith on the Master Locksmiths Association’s website (http://www.masterlocksmiths.com.au/Lockeys%20Security%20Tips.php) A common misconception or lack of public awareness for a better description, is just what a locksmith does. Many might say a locksmith simply cuts keys or repairs locks on doors. There is much more to locksmithing in these modern times; as we take a look at how a locksmith can assist you with your security needs. The locksmithing profession has a history as old as civilisation itself, with discernable periods extending from classical antiquity through to the computer era. The security of ones possessions dates way back to the ancient Pharaoh’s, with tombs containing locking devices regarded as the fore-runners of modern locking systems. Today a locksmith may be required to perform services ranging from providing customers with a new transponder key for their Volkswagen Golf, provide advice on best securing ones valuable jewellery or designing and implementing a high-security restricted master key system for a high rise building. The services and skillsets of locksmiths has also changed dramatically, with automotive specialists, forensic locksmiths and those that’s expertise lies in safe-work becoming more and more prominent. That being said, they can still make all of your locks open with the same key and yes, they DO cut keys!” Services performed by Locksmiths: Re-key Locks Key cutting Restricted Master Key Systems Electronic Security Install locks Door installation Security monitoring 24 emergency service Alarm installation Alarm monitoring Fitting security screen doors CCTV Safe Installations & Safe Sales Safe Picking Change safe combinations Security Audits Repair or replace broken locks Home security advice Lock sales Forensic Locksmithing Covert surveillance Transponder...

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