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Masters of lock picking
You might think that this article would be more about how to pick a lock and on similar topics, but no, this is about true masters of lock picking, and that would be locksmiths. In fact, most of what locksmiths do is lock picking, at least when they work with regular folk who lose keys and need help getting back into their place or into a car. The lock picking is much like what we see in the movies, and there are various tools that can be used to open pretty much any standard door, and a locksmith is versed in all of those ways. It's not just so a locksmith can understand how a lock works and how would a burglar go at opening a door up, lock picking is one of the easiest and the least damaging ways to open a door that is locked out. Most of the other tools that a locksmith uses, like drills, bump keys, bolt cutters, jacks and so on can open a door, but not without damaging the lock or the frame, or even both, but lock picking is the most safe and secure way for a door to be open in a way that lets a master of the craft still work on the door, outfit them with a new key and get your problem sorted out. Read more...

Locksmiths as heroes
There are plenty of professions that we herald as heroic, people who we acknowledge work around the clock to make our world a bit more comfortable. Well, believe it or not, locksmiths are supposed to be on that list of heroic professions as well, if for nothing else then for the fact that they are available to you around the clocks. Emergencies that require you to get your hands on a locksmith are just as common in the middle of the night, past work hours and at the crack of the dawn as they are during the day, if not even more numerous at those untimely hours. Keys break down, get lost, locks get stuck, the electronic door don't accept the code you have set them up with and you just can't get your day started or ended properly unless a locksmith comes and fixes the issue for you. Read more...

Some of the facts about locksmiths
Locksmithing is one of the professions that people don't really think about until they really need the services of a master of that craft. Locksmithing has been around for several thousand years now in one form or another, and it will always be a very important craft. Any society where you have personal and private property that you want to keep away from the eyes of other people has needs of locksmiths, the more advanced the society, the more advanced the lock crafting is needed. Read more...