In earlier days, locksmiths were making locks using forge, molds, drinking water, hammers and files. However, today’s locksmiths are using compact and mobile tools that require less time and efforts in Locksmithing and lock-picking. The article discusses the major tools used by modern-day locksmiths.
Here are some of the major instruments used by Professional Locksmiths:
Purified Water and Fire
The word “Locksmtih” is actually made-up of two terms: Lock and Smith. A lock is a mechanism of protecting valuables and smith is a person who used to shape metal items so as the items can be used in complex appliances. Combining the meaning of both, a locksmith is a person who shape metal to build locks for a purpose of security.
The first-stage requirements in locks manufacturing is the furnace and moulds. Locksmith will first heat metal in the furnace till it reaches the stage where the locksmith uses tongs, anvil and hammer to shape it easily. Even after high temperature heating, hammering is done on the metal to bring it to the exact shape or design. Tongs are used to pick the heated metal piece. Once properly shaped, the metal is then put into drinking (Purified) water; purified water doesn’t have unwanted minerals and thus will allow heated metal to get harden easily.
The locksmiths use either hollow-out wooden blocks or moulds and pour the melted metal inside it. Once the melted metal gets hardened, it acquires the shape of the mould. With the approach, locksmiths can save lots of time and efforts. They now need not shape the locks using hammers and files as they were doing in earlier days.
The tools are more compact today
Tools of the locksmiths have significantly become smaller and easier to use now. Today, locksmiths do not require large furnace and purified water to make locks as well as keys. In fact, locksmiths need not to construct locks or design them unless they are engineers or family vaults. In most of the cases, locksmiths need to replace the damaged lock with the new one or repair the existing one with the mobile tools.
Every master locksmith has a lock pick set using which they can open almost any lock without its key. It is a lengthier needle type tool which is inserted into a pin tumbler to set it in the unlocked position. When all the tumblers are set in unlocked position, the lock opens. Some locksmiths also use decoder to measure the depth of shear line or to know the cuts. Based on the cuts and their depth, locksmith can make another key for the same lock and the client need not to spend money on buying new lock.
In case you don’t want to take the risk of losing the only set of keys and want to be cautious in advance, you can get your locksmith to make a duplicate set of keys for you. To construct new keys, all he needs to do is take a standard key mold and then use of a key-cutting tool to implement the cuts measured by the decoder. These key cutting machines are smaller in size and require less effort than shaping keys using files.
Electronic Security Systems
If you require top-class security service and a monitoring system, electronic security system, or access control security systems, are the best option for you. These systems are designed using the latest technology and good programming skills with a main purpose of prohibiting the intruders accessing your home or premise without your permission.
In most the cases, the devices ask you to enter the security code and allow you to access the place only if the code entered by you matched with the one fitted in the program. However, this is just a glimpse of modern lock-system which is known as a security system. On the market, there are a number of security systems available that uses different concepts and different technology with the same purpose of protecting unwanted entries which in turn protect you and your valuables.