Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Most Locksmith work results from unforeseen misfortune, and usually at the worst time. Lockouts (automotive, residential and commercial) occur daily.
Lock repinning (changing tumbler combinations) due to change of ownership or other security issues is also quite common.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We always strive for a personal touch. Every job is treated as if it were our own.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. We often deal with urgent situations, full of stress. There's nothing more gratifying than a look of relief and a smile of thanks.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. A life-long fascination with all things mechanical and cryptological made Locksmithing a natural. Anything from a simple riddle, puzzles of all kinds and the cloak-and-dagger mystery of safe and lock work makes every challenge a thrill in and of itself.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Technology marches on. There are many professional publications and electronic resources available to the security professional specifically to keep today's Locksmith current with the emergence of new technology. Must reads and study for the true pro.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. While the "nuts and bolts" of Locksmithing will always be with us, electronics, biometrics, voice activation, remote actuation are becoming more commonplace and, like most hi-tech devices, more affordable.