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Locksmiths in Nigeria

A locksmith is a person who works with locks, keys and security systems. Locksmith is the profession of a locksmith.

Locksmiths fix broken locks, make keys, and install security systems like alarms.[1] In most countries locksmiths must follow a strict set of rules. In some countries locksmiths start as apprentices. In others, they must get a certificate or degree after training at a school or university.

The services of a locksmith stretch further than just opening or replacing locks and can take many years to perfect the profession. Many locksmiths attend their customers on site or from a shop premises. Locksmiths will provide services for gaining entry to locked car or house or any other lock, replacing locks when a lock fails or recovering key when a key is lost or extracting snapped or broken keys from existing locks. Many locksmiths will also be specialists in gaining entry to safes and hold extensive knowledge of domestic and commercial security.

A good locksmith craftsman working in the field of locksmith must first and foremost have good operational instruments that are powerful enough to complete any job.[2] This can be anything from the tools needed to repair a faulty lock problem to the equipment needed to determine the actual origin of the lock's fault. [3] Locksmiths also need the necessary tools to complete lock replacements when needed.

Locksmiths commonly work with all types of locks. Other areas that locksmiths cover include auto locksmith, safes and access control. These areas are specialist and require specialized training

One of the most commonly used metals that locksmiths use to make keys in Europe is steel. Locksmiths in the US, Australia, and New Zealand would use brass as their main material.

Mortise locks, commonly found on older buildings, are comprised of a pocket that is cut into the door (or other piece of furniture) to which the lock will be fitted. These locks were used before the arrival of bored cylindrical locks.

Automotive Locksmith can help out with getting new keys made for the car they can also make duplicates and push to start proximity fob keys as well. Usually automotive locksmiths are mobile, and they get to their customers simply driving to the places.

References[change | change source]

  1. Rathjen, Joseph (1995). Locksmithing: from apprentice to master. McGraw-Hill Professional ISBN 978-0070516458. p. 4. templatestyles stripmarker in |publisher= at position 26 (help)
  2. Walker, James. "How to Find a Good Locksmith". 24/7 Locksmiths. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  3. Allen, tommy. "Need of Locksmith and Locksmith Services". Springfield locksmiths. Retrieved 26 June 2017.