A locksmith is a security professional who does a great deal more than “Pick locks on doors”. In fact, except for those locksmiths who specialize in emergency work only, picking locks is NOT a major part of a locksmiths business.
- Knows how to re-key locks and when it is appropriate to do so, repair or replace broken locks, install new locks, formulate master key systems, install and repair door closers, cut multiple types of keys.
- Knows life safety and fire regulations as pertains to doors and locking systems. Usually can repair doors which are not opening and closing properly. Usually can change safe combinations.
- Knows how various locking mechanisms operate and how to defeat them if necessary.
- Knows what hardware is available, and what hardware is compatible with other hardware.