Career outlook for locksmith
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would install and fix locks to keep people’s homes and businesses secure. You’d help people who have accidently locked themselves out. You’d also sell locks and advise customers on the best options for their needs.
- Fit locks to doors and windows
- Check and repair locks and other security devices
- Cut copies of keys and make new keys
- Fit combination locks and timers to safes
- Repair locks on motor vehicles
- Advise customers on the most suitable locks or safety devices for their needs
If people are locked out of their home or business you would go out to help them get in. You could be called out at any time of the day or night. You’d also provide an emergency service to change locks, reset security systems and make a place secure if there has been a break-in.
You might sell, install and maintain other security mechanisms and systems. You could also fit safes and security devices like closed circuit television (CCTV).
Some locksmiths specialise in a particular area, like repairing and key cutting for antique locks.
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