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5 Locksmith Tools and Supplies You Need to Run Your Business

The locksmith industry is growing. It has increased by about 2% over the last five years. If you are considering entering this field, you will need to get the right locksmith tools and supplies. Here are some of the things you will need to be a successful locksmith. Lock picks and tension tools are essential to the locksmith’s tool kit.  Hand picks are some of the most basic, but key tools for locksmiths. Though many professionals have a few pick designs that become their personal, favorite go-to picks, a well-rounded lock pick set, with a variety of rakes, hooks, diamonds,...

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A Short Introduction to the Fascinating World of Lock Picking

A Short Introduction to the Fascinating World of Lock Picking

Lock picking is a skill you can see in video games and it seems essential to the plots of most action movies. While it might not present a life-or-death situation, the reality is that lock picking is an excellent skill. And it's fascinating, to boot. So what do you need to begin your journey as a lock picking hobbyist? Keep reading to learn the basics. Lock picking is not as simple as it might seem. It's easy to look at lock picking in the movies and think "I want to learn to pick locks. That looks simple!" Unfortunately, it's a...

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4 Industries That Utilize Lock Picking

4 Industries That Utilize Lock Picking

Over the past five years, the locksmith industry has grown by 1.9% to reach $2 billion in revenue as of 2018. Individuals in all kinds of professions are likely practicing with lock pick training kits in order to easily handle any lock-related issue that comes their way during their typical day of work. From law enforcement to simply entering a tenant's home, here are some industries that rely on professional locksmith services: Locksmith organizations Obviously, local locksmiths use all kinds of tools and tactics to help out consumers with their lock-related issues. Locking our keys inside the car or the...

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Becoming a Locksmith: 3 Essential Steps

Becoming a Locksmith: 3 Essential Steps

Over the past five years, the locksmith industry has seen a 1.2% increase in the number of employees. There are professional locksmiths all over the U.S. that help with everything from the average American locking their keys inside the car before work to much more advanced lock picking projects. If you are thinking about breaking into this industry, whether it's just as a locksmith enthusiast or actually start earning a living helping people out, you need to know where to start. Hopefully, this will guide you as you maneuver on your newfound journey through the wonderful world of locksmithing. Research...

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