Gone are the day's locksmiths provided simple services such as cutting
keys, rescuing people from locked vehicles, cracking safes, and the intermittent
rekeying and installation of locks. More accurately, today's
full service locksmiths make available a diversity of expertise which
readily meet the variety of needs by residential, automotive, commercial,
industrial and institutional customers. Encompassing the knowledge and
skills of machinist, mechanics, carpenters and security experts, the locksmith
trade goes beyond the traditional definition of a person who makes or
An increasingly dishonest society brings about the necessity of more security.
Locksmiths are now more than ever adequately skilled to present confident
solutions. The following information characterizes examples where proper
safety measures could alter a negative and/or harmful outcome.
- Residential dwellings are burglarized once every 15 seconds as reported
by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
- Businesses face multiple security dilemmas from both internal and external
sources: burglary, fraud, shoplifting, embezzlement and vandalism.
Whether personal, automotive or business, the call for protection has increased
greatly. Locksmiths are able to identify the degree of risk to a business
or individual, recommend, implement, supply, install, and service the
best combinations of hardware to help provide the most suitable and reliable
safeguards. The demand for better security has given way to more accessible
and economical high security locks. Locksmith request of this modern world
include but are not limited to electronic and magnetic locks, making and
programming vehicle transponder keys, the sale and service of safes, master
key systems, installation of access control systems, break-in repairs,
and security consultation.
We the lock experts are often asked, "What I can do to help protect
The first step you should do is to take the time to evaluate all door hardware
throughout your home. If any of them are two years or older they should
be replaced. Typically, this door hardware is susceptible to lock bumping.
Lock bumping is an intrusion technique that has been widely shared over
the internet. New door locks have technologies that prevent this type
of home attack and often cost the same as any other type of locks. The
second step is to install a Charley Bar on all sliding glass doors because
wooden dowels placed on door tracts can often be wiggled out of the track.
A Charley bar is securely attached to both the glass door and door frame
when in the locked position. We strongly recommend that every home and
business have a fire safe to try and protect all of your important documents.
It is important to remember that documents and possessions lost in a home
fire can eventually be replaced but family mementoes can never be replaced.
Contact your local locksmith and meet with an expert to help identify the
best way to protect your home, vehicle or business at: 602-863-4948 or
visit the website.