What is a Locksmith?

A locksmith is a professional who is trained in the skill of making locks. Of course, they are more popular for their other task, which is to open locks without the keys designed for them. Locksmiths are also professionals that design and form keys since the term also implies shaping metals.

What does a Locksmith do?

There is a saying in the security industry that “locks keep only honest people out.” It is for this same reason that there is a huge demand for locksmiths. A lot of homeowners need the services of a locksmith when they get locked outside their homes and they are kept out by their own locks.

There is a common misconception that locksmiths only pick locks. While it is true that this is their best known task, they also do several other things. This is why not everyone can be one. Sure, anyone can easily learn how to pick locks thanks to YouTube tutorials, but one also has to know how to do the following things to be considered a well-rounded locksmith:

Pick locks
Create duplicate keys
Install, modify, repair and re-key locks
Modify locks
Sell and install safes