shy working on lockThe only thing more frustrating than locking yourself out of your car is perhaps locking yourself out of your house. What do you do? Short of breaking a window to get in (and incurring unnecessary expense), there are few options. Your best bet is to call a locksmith to come out and save the day. But locksmiths do much more than helping people get into their locked homes and cars. What exactly do they do?

First and foremost, they make keys. If you simply need copies of keys you have, they can cut your duplicates, whether they are exterior or interior door keys, cabinet keys, garage keys, even padlock keys. This is a very quick and simple job for a locksmith.

If you’ve locked yourself out of your home, no need to worry: a locksmith will come right out to your house and get you back in your house quickly, making a key for you on the spot, if necessary. Along the same lines, if you’ve lost your only set of car keys, you may think you are out of luck, but a locksmith can help. They can come right out and reconfigure your car’s locks and ignition, usually the same day.

If you’ve just moved into a new house, you should have a locksmith come out and change all the locks for you immediately. You never know how many keys the former owners made or how many are still floating around out there. Don’t take a chance on a stranger or even former owner deciding to come in your new home one last time. All new locks are a must.

If you lose one of your keys or just feel like your home’s security may have been compromised, don’t just worry about it. Take action immediately. . A locksmith can come out and replace all the locks on your doors and windows– all in a day. Don’t compromise the safety of your family unnecessarily.

Something you may not know that locksmiths do is to help police: they can surreptitiously get them into places so they can set up surveillance cameras or listening devices. If police need to access an unoccupied property to search for evidence, a locksmith can help get them get in with a minimum of damage to the property. Or, if they need to serve a warrant or search a property that is occupied, a locksmith can help them in with that also. In addition, there are times police need to do a welfare check to make sure an occupant is okay and, you guessed it, they would use a locksmith to help.

It sounds like the life of a locksmith is more exciting than most people realize! And with so many different kinds of locksmith services, from automotive, residential to commercial locksmith services, the locksmith of today is truly a rewarding career.