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What Does a Locksmith Do.

Locksmith Job Description

Locksmiths are skilled tradesman who install, adjust and repair commercial, residential and automotive locks and security devices. Locksmiths fabricate and duplicate locking keys, change lock combinations, and bypass locks when authorized. Their skill and knowledge in installing and repairing conventional security hardware and locksets take them to work in residential, commercial and industrial establishments that require varying levels of physical security to protection them from unauthorized entry. They can be found employed in traditional locksmith companies, in security agencies or work as freelance locksmiths.

Locksmith Duties and Responsibilities

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.