What is a Locksmith
Posted on 15th, Aug 2014
Locksmiths are very interesting people as is the art that they perform. Perhaps when you were younger you remember watching cartoons where the characters would easily pick their way into a room with just a hairpin. You’ve probably tried to do this yourself only to realize that it is a lot more difficult than it seems. If you’ve ever been locked out of your home, you are even more aware of the difficulty level as well as the impossibility of getting into your home if you’ve got high quality locks barring your doors. In such cases, you may have used a locksmith to help out and were probably flabbergasted by the minutes it took him to allow you to once again enter your home.
There are many things that people do not know about locksmiths; many things that make them a lot more interesting than they already are.
One of the things always leaves jaws dropped wide is when they hear that quite a few locksmiths have been requested by police to help them with their undercover work. Since they are the masters of lock picking, rather than doing it themselves, police often hire locksmiths to help them into buildings where they’ll need to install bugs or other surveillance systems.
Locksmiths are better deadbolt installers than your contractor. Is your house really as secure as you think it is? If you, for any reason doubt that your deadbolt is properly installed, the best person to call is a locksmith. He’ll know exactly what he is doing, and if he has to reinstall it, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that he is get it right, and your deadbolt will be one hundred percent effective.
Do you need a new key for your car? Call a locksmith. If you’ve contacted your car dealer, he’ll perhaps inform you that the only means of getting a new car key is through him. However, this is not completely true, as locksmiths can indeed make you a new car key and offer you a much better price than the one your car dealer had given you.
They can open pretty much any lock you place in front of them. Their job is an art, an art that takes a lot of patience, a lot of education and a lot of practice. If there’s anything they know, it is locks and keys, so don’t be surprised if you put the toughest lock in front of them, toss away the keys, and they are able to pop it open in no time.
Fun facts about Locksmith, locks and keys
you can use one key for just about any lock in your home, office, and even your padlocks. Creating a master key involves creating a master lock. You can indeed have all the locks that you own designed to accept one, convenient master key. But be careful, because this is one key that you just can’t afford to lose, or you’ll have to get every lock redone so that if the key lands in the wrong hands, you won’t be at risk of having that person have access to the variety of places the lock opens.
The oldest lock in the world is approximately four thousand years old.
In the year 1784, Joseph Bramah patented the safety lock which at the time was thought to be un-pickable.
Samuel Segal, who owns over 25 patents, invented the jimmy proof lock. He was a policeman in New York City.
If you are ever locked out of your home or car and in dire need of getting in, contact NJ’s Locksmith, they’ll be there in a jiffy.