Richmond Hill Locksmiths are somewhat defined by the clients for whom they work. Their specific skills, depending on their market, can vary greatly. Those locksmiths who specialize in residential service often spend a great deal of their time outfitting new construction with locking hardware and repairing and replacing aged and broken systems. Most residential locksmiths also offer at least some light automotive locksmithing services including cutting new keys and opening locked doors.
Commercial locksmiths provide their skills principally to corporate and government clients. Today’s commercial locksmiths are oftentimes trained and experienced in dealing with sophisticated electronic equipment. Those who specialize in electronic security are often employed maintaining large facilities where security is a great concern.
Historically, Richmond Hill locksmiths actually made the entire lock, working for hour’s hand cutting screws and doing much file-work. Today, the rise of cheap mass production means that this is no longer true, and, though a few expert locksmiths are also engineers and capable of sophisticated repairs and renovation work, the vast majority of locks are repaired by swapping of parts or like-for-like replacement, or upgraded to modern mass-production items. Until more recently, safes and strongboxes were the exception to this, and to this day large vaults are custom designed and built at great cost as the cost of this is lower than the very limited scope for mass production would allow, and the risk of a copy being obtained and defeated as practice is removed. Although fitting of keys to replace lost keys to automobiles and homes and the changing of keys for homes and businesses to maintain security are still an important part of locksmithing, locksmiths today are primarily involved in the installation of higher quality lock-sets and the design, implementation and management of keying and key control systems.
Finally, and unfortunately, there are many locksmiths out there who are not licensed locksmiths. Many times these unlicensed locksmiths who are often also inexperienced, very unprofessional and simply call themselves “locksmiths” are simply trying to earn as much money as possible. These locksmiths therefore will give deleterious and very misguided advice. Most of the times, these people do not have any real experience in locksmith services. They also lack training in the security industry. They are often very greedy individuals. These are not cheap locksmiths. These are not locksmiths at all. Cheap locksmiths offer the same services offered by other locksmiths, but at a much lesser rate. We prefer to call these locksmiths, inexpensive locksmiths or discount locksmiths rather than us calling them cheap locksmiths and thus degrading them.
There should be a word of caution though. There are many touts posing to be locksmiths, who claim to charge you just a fraction of what he other locksmiths are charging you. The main intention of these so called ‘cheap locksmiths’ is to enter your house and relieve you of your valuables. Hence you should take care and verify the license of the locksmith given to him by the local governing body to be doubly sure.