Locksmith services come in many forms, with some requiring training whereas others are self-sufficient.
Many businesses, including commercial ones, have needs for locksmiths to be available onsite when customers are unable to install new locks on their doors themselves. Locksmith services in this case would include both car locksmith services and door locksmith services. Matrix Locksmith services involve installing new or replacement locks on vehicles and renewing existing doors and windows. A qualified professional can also advise on the best way to deal with potential security concerns such as alarm systems, internal security devices and access control.
Door locksmith services involve opening doors and offering the essential key for entry. Some examples of these would be car, home and business keys, and ATM and credit card keys. New locks are regularly installed on commercial doors and windows to prevent against forced entry. They also give the owner peace of mind knowing that if there is a fault with the lock, opening the door will not be a problem. However, many people are still concerned about home and business security, and so new locks need to be fitted and serviced regularly to ensure that they work correctly. A qualified professional can advise on the best method of servicing a property’s locks to ensure that they work as efficiently as possible.
Master key systems are another type of locksmith services, which are becoming increasingly popular. In this case, a single master lock is installed in conjunction with an additional deadbolt lock and/or key pad. The master key system provides the owner with a number of different options including having several keys made under their own name with a duplicate key to prevent duplication; being able to use a key under a specific security code; and having access to their own personal security code. Many businesses will install this system on doors and windows used by employees as a precautionary measure against anyone having the key to the establishment.
Master key systems have several advantages over other types of locksmith services. Firstly, with a master key system, if a business owner wishes to change the combination, all they need to do is call the locksmith service instead of having to make a request to their current locksmith. Secondly, with this kind of system, customers have the option of changing the combination themselves or having a locksmith install a new master lock for them. The installation usually takes around two to four hours, depending on the type of locks that are being used and how complicated the lock issue is. Installing a master lock requires the locksmith to remove the bolt and tap the door or window to apply the required force.
Other types of locksmith services include home security emergencies. Often people will call a locksmith when they have had a break-in or home invasion incident, and they require emergency locksmith services. For example, they may need to have their car ignition changed, or access to their home, car or patio locked up until the police arrive. Some companies also provide commercial locksmith services in order to help clients who have been burglarized.