Locksmiths provide a wide variety of different services. Although most of them involve making or breaking new locks, getting the locks opened or creating a new copy of a key, their array of services has been spreading drastically over the last years and now include some pretty high-tech stuff.
A lot of car locksmiths offer services that really don’t have much to do with locks as such. These services can be battery and jump-start assistance or even fuel delivery. Of course they still spend most of their time helping people who have been somehow locked out of their vehicles. Naturally, you could spend around 100 dollars for getting your car opened for you, or you could simply avoid any further trouble and create a copy of your keys (another service widely offered by car locksmiths) and keep them handy in a magnetic box under your car.
Your local locksmith can open your door for you if you lost your house key with ease. They can also replace your lock with a new one if you reside in a neighborhood that is prone to burglaries and such. The same goes for if you got divorced. Former spouse could still have some grudge against you and with the spare key he or she probably still has, it makes a very dangerous combination, but nothing that couldn’t be prevented if you would only take the effort to call your local locksmith and have him completely change your locks. I know this sounds a bit paranoid, but it is better to be safe than sorry, right?
When you buy a new house, their is always the possibility that the realtors, former owners or previous potential buyers have the keys to it. No matter how honest they may look, it is never a good idea if someone else has the keys to your home. Replacing the lock on your new house or apartment will make you sleep much easier then having to worry constantly about this.
In a large office building or residential apartments, the locksmith will need to have a door lock plan for that building. This will enable the locksmith to change the barrels or cylinders on the locks in case of such a need.
Large buildings with multiple tenants have their own door lock plan. In case one tenant moves out of his apartment and another one gets into it, then it is always prudent to change the lock on it. Locksmiths can do this easily by simply replacing the cylinder on the lock. The new tenant will then need a completely different key from the one that the old one used. Of course, the locksmith will still need to have a master key for the entire building in case something happens.
Apart from all of this a good locksmith today can install intercoms, peepholes, CCTV, panic devices, fire proof panic bars, change a combination on your safe and offer many more services to you.