- The locksmith profession
- Car lock isn't working?
- A respected profession
- Pin tumbler lock
- How do they do their job
The locksmith profession
Locksmithing is the skill, or some would even say art of making and breaking various types of locks. The person that does this is usually called a locksmith and he (or she) has to be one very careful and patient individual because it is a delicate job. Read more...
Car locksmiths: When your car lock is not working like it should
Did you ever found yourself in a situation that your car lock has broken and that you can’t get into the car? You could have broken the key inside the lock while you were fumbling with two or three things at the same time and have somehow managed to break the key inside. This is a typical situation that can happen to anyone in the worst possible moment. Something that you could call Murphy’s law. Read more...
Locksmithing: a profession that deserves respect
When a profession has managed to stay close to its root and not change much even under constant pressure from outside, it has to earn a great respect. Locksmithing has been around for centuries and the first lock can be traced 4000 years back to the ancient Egypt. Even then, people have recognized the necessity of protecting their house form thieves when they are not at home. This profession, unlike many others has not changer all that much during the centuries. Sure you would be hard pressed to find a locksmith working on a single lock with a hammer, but the fact that the original mechanism of the lock has survived for this long is quite astonishing. Read more...
Pin tumbler lock
Have you ever wondered how your door lock actually works? If you have, reading this article may cast some light on that mystery for you. It may come to you as a big surprise, but your lock mechanism is not all that different from some lock in the 16th or 18th century. The basic principle behind the pin tumbler lock has not changed much since its origin, which can be traced way back as 2000 years BC in ancient Egypt. This first lock consistent of a of post made of wood which were affixed to the door and a horizontal bolt that was supposed to slid into the post. This bolt had several vertical pins, so someone with the right key could lift those pins enough in order to move the bolt and unlock the door. Read more...
How mobile locksmiths do their job
When someone mentions a locksmith they probably have in mind a person that you can call to help you with your locks at home or at work, but many locksmiths today offer mobile services in case you get locked outside your house or your car. Mobile locksmiths, just like the name suggest usually cover a wider area and are ready to help people even if they are in the middle of nowhere, so to speak. This is their territory. When you call for the locksmith, the dispatcher will call the technician that works in your area and send it to you as soon as possible. And in this case, the speed with which they come can be very important. Because, let’s face it, who wants to remain out of his house or car for long when this happens? Read more...