Becoming a locksmith requires extensive training and skill, and most people don’t even think about locksmiths until they require one.
When you hire a locksmith, you want to feel safe and trust the person who is assisting to gain entry into your house or vehicle and rekeying your locks. You can sometimes feel nervous putting trust into a stranger but locksmiths endure extensive training that not only just gives them knowledge but also scrutinize the apprentices for trustworthiness.
To be a fully qualified locksmith you have had to complete a 4-year apprenticeship participating in theoretical and practical learning through Technical and Further Education (TAFE). During their apprenticeship locksmiths learn how to fit, pick locks and cut keys, they learn everything from electronic locking solutions, security access like alarms and security cameras as well as automotive locks, keys and safes.
Here at Toowoomba Locksmiths, all our locksmiths hold a security providers licence. To apply and hold a security licence you must undergo a criminal history check and must be fingerprinted by the Queensland Police Service. Locksmiths also work with the Police, Fire and Ambulance services. Locksmiths are often called to assist with welfare checks and assist with the opening door when criminal activity is suspected in a facility.
Locksmiths also have access to selected products that the general public may not have access to. It is always best to contact a locksmith if you are looking for a specific lock or would like some advice on locks. Locksmiths are security experts and can steer you in the right direction on what lock is best for your needs and which will have the best security and longevity.
Locksmiths not only work with locks and keys but also safes. In our Toowoomba Locksmith shop, we have plenty of safes on display, from brand new to old refurbished safes. We have access to different suppliers that stock a wide range of Gun Safes, Key Safes and Domestic and Commercial safes. Locksmiths are going to stock and supply the best quality safes, any generic safe from a hardware store may not be very secure compared to a safe locksmith have access to and supplies.
Locksmithing is also an ancient skill and profession, some say it may date back to the Egyptian era 4,000 years ago. The first locks and keys were made out of wood until the 1700’s when metal locks became the standard.
Locksmiths in Toowoomba
Contacting a locksmith to assist with any lock fitting, key cutting and any security issues is the best path in making sure your house and belongings are secure. Contact the knowledgeable team at Toowoomba Locksmiths.