Before you lock that door, pause, and think a minute, you are locking someone’s piece, someone’s art- the lock smith.
The locksmithing profession, deals with Keys, locks, security systems and more keys.They also deal in windows and door locks. Repairing safes and vaults, and whether it is your car key you misplaced and need a new one, or it it is your house lock that needs to be changed, these are the locksmith’s specialties!
The Locksmith also has the tools and techniques needed to design security systems.
For such a profession, I mean one where they can easily break into security systems, creake duolicate keys, whether legal or illegally, there has to be a very close monitoring system for them… which is why in places like the United Kingdom, there is a Master Lock smith Association that licenses and inspects the activities of Locksmiths in the region.
Starting from Ancient Egypt and Babylon… the lock smith industry has been in existence for about 4000 years.. Earliest forms of locksmithing used wooden materials to control the movement of a door bars…. buiding on that, locksmiths began to master how to use metal in their trade and the advance in technology also affected the art.
The oldest lock was discovered in the Assyrian city of Khorsabad. Throughout this time, wooden locks were still in use and nothing much changed until around 900AD when the first metal locks appeared. As time progressed, locksmiths became more renowned for metal works. These metal locka typically had a key that could be turned pushed or screwed.
From The 14th to 17th century, there was a surge in locksmith activity. They began to create locks in different sizes and forms. Different designs, for royalty and nobility emerged.
By the 18th century, advancements in the lock mechanism had been made and more durable and secure locks were now been manufactured. This was partly due to the industrial revolution and the advancement in metal works.
The modern lock design still in use today was invemted in 1848 by Linus Yale.
As Technology advanced, Locksmiths began to specialize and diversify. Some began to specialize on residential addresses, receiveing calls for repairs and peiple locked out.
Others began to focus on working with commercial bodies for creating security doors . still others went into bodies that had to do with onvestogarion, combining their expertise on locksmithing with fogring crime. Overall, the role of the loclsmith has been evolvong with time, from being a simple lockaker or repairer toaki g mor sophisticated devices that can withstand hatsh conditions and also that in investigation
To become a lock smith, you have to enrol for a locksmith training and then begin to gain work experience.
After a while you also get a Locksmithing license and then you can work anywhere. More work experience and then you can get professional certification by enrolling for a locksmithing program. many schools offer degrees or diplomas in locksmithing. Locksmith training courses can take several months, between two and four. Training on-the-job can typically last for longer and apprenticeship usually takes about two to three years to complete.