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So you want to become a locksmith or just learn about how locks work.  Well whether you are just curious or you are looking to change professions and start your own business you have come to the right place.  We are the online locksmith school. 

Here you can learn the skills that you need to be come a locksmith. You will need to remember the 2 P's, practice and patience . 

Practice is essential to learn locksmith skills.  These skill can be explained easily but the only way to really learn  them through practice. 

Patience is important because these skills take time.  If you expect to become a skilled locksmith overnight then you will be disappointed. Just remember to keep practicing and you will prefect your skills.


So what exactly does a locksmith do?  Most people know that locksmiths open locked cars and pick locks.  However there is allot more to it than that. 

The following are just a few of the various task that locksmiths do. 

Market security lock systems, keyless entry locks, key control systems, window bars and heavy window or door deadbolts.

Repair or replace damaged components of entrance and exit doors.

Repair and replace damaged door and window locks, hinges and electric locking release mechanisms.

Examine locking mechanisms and fabricate keys to replace lost or damaged keys.

Assist clients in unlocking doors when keys are lost or in changing lock combinations by inserting new pins into locksets.

Design and develop master key systems for banks,  power plants, manufacturing plants, warehouses, and apartment complexes.

Install and repair electric strikes and electronic security hardware
Change lock combinations on safe and vault doors.

Create keys from code.

Duplicate keys for residences, shops, department stores and warehouse as a commercial service.

Open safes when the combination is unknown and change combinations and make repairs to safe locks when necessary.