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Locksmith. So, What Is A Locksmith?

So, You Call Yourself A locksmith

We all refer to ourselves as a locksmith but the definition of the trade has changed considerably since the days of building locks in your garden with huge lumps of machinery.

The term 'locksmiths' nowadays has a broader definition.

Of all the locksmiths I currently know the more successful locksmiths generally fall into one of these categories:

The Established Shop Owner

These are usually the old school locksmiths that have been around longer than most and built a business on reputation and have a good high street presence that attract the bulk of their custom.

The Warrant Locksmith

The majority of the warrant locksmiths work is on behalf of or for another company under an agreed contract usually in the form of Energy Company runs or for national locksmiths chains.

Specialist Locksmiths

As well as general locksmiths work these locksmiths specialise in a particular niche area of the trade such as Safe opening and repairs, Vehicle locksmiths and key programming or access control and electronic hardware.

Locksmith Trainers

Alongside their own locksmith work, train new locksmiths with basic to advanced skills for training agencies and back to work programmes.

Part Time Locksmiths

As well as their main locksmith work also have a little something on the side generally related to the trade such as tool production, websites and seo services or completely different trades such as plumbing and heating. These locksmiths make up the main bulk of the mobile locksmiths community.

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