How Can a Plano Locksmith Help You?

Posted on November 10, 2010 by A-1

What is a locksmith? As the name implies, it is a person who specializes in locks.  If you have ever been locked out of your car or home, you are probably familiar with the services a locksmith has to offer; however, a locksmith does a lot more than just get you back into your home or car. This profession has been around for a long time; as long as there have been locks and keys to fit them, there have been people around to special in them. In addition to handling locks, some locksmiths also work in security consulting; this is because locks are one way to control access to something (think of valuables here). For example, A-1Locksmiths have been in business for several decades and offer such services as lock-outs for homes, cars and businesses as well as a variety of other services. Locksmiths help you to be SAFE and feel SAFE.

As the other part of the title suggests, ‘smiths’ originally fabricated keys and locks from metal (think of the title of blacksmith). Though modern locksmiths no longer make the keys and locks from metal, they DO work with electronic locks ranging from key card entry systems to biometric locks and they also cut keys. Locksmiths, like A-1Locksmith, install, repair, and adjust locks in everything from cars to office buildings plus offer services to people who are locked out of or want to consult with someone about their choice of security systems.

Most locksmiths need a LOT of equipment for the practice of their trade; it’s not uncommon for a locksmith to use a van to carry their tools around. Typical tools carried range from tools to pick locks with as well as key cutting tools, tools to program electric locks as well as tools that help to diagnose problems with electronic lock and security systems.

Amazing how all that can fit into a van, isn’t it?

Locksmiths who install a lock on an office building usually become THAT buildings locksmith; this is because of his or her presumed familiarity with the building’s locks. It is not uncommon for a locksmith to have an extra set of keys, by request, for that building so that he or she can gain entry quickly if needed. They also keep records of the types of locks used in a structure, replacement or repair work undertaken as well as any other pertinent information such as connection with a security system that needs a code to be entered when a door is unlocked.

Are you interested in becoming a locksmith? Then check out The Associated Locksmiths of America’s page to get more information on furthering your career as a locksmith. The ALOA has a list of approved educational institutions.

For all of your locksmithing needs, call A-1 Locksmith at (972) 284-7500 for the call center or for Emergency service, call (972) 284-7516. A-1 Locksmith offers competitive pricing and years of experience and is a name you CAN trust.

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