Locksmith services are in demand in both the commercial and residential sectors. People might require the services of a locksmith for many reasons, but often this is an emergency call out service.
The role of the locksmith:
- Changing locks after a burglary
- Changing locks on rented out properties after tenants have departed
- Lost keys and broken locks
- Meeting the demands of insurance companies who stipulate a certain type of lock
As a locksmith you are dealing with people so strong communication skills are essential. Some of your clients may have just been burgled and may be in distress, and you will need to show empathy towards their situation. You need to be prepared to be on-call at night and in the evening. You will be effectively breaking into people's homes, so there is a need to respect property and act with discretion.
Fitting a lock can be an intricate and exact process, so you will need to have strong concentration and attention to detail.