The locksmithing profession has a history as old as civilisation itself. It dates way back to the ancient Pharaoh’s, with tombs containing locking devices regarded as the forerunners of modern locking systems. Over time, the craft of locksmithing has changed significantly, and it continues to change at a rapid pace. The modern professional locksmith is your security expert who can take care of all your security needs. Your modern professional locksmith can, of course, cut you a key, but your key will be duplicated on a modern precision key cutting machine, the key will be of high-quality nickel-plated brass, and it will work. Your professional locksmith can also design, manufacture and install a restricted keying system or master keying system. Using world-class modern software, and with access to a wide range of restricted key options, you can be confident of having total control over who has access to keys for your property.
In the early 1990s, transponder technology was introduced to the automotive industry. This major initiative, which was introduced to make vehicles more secure, meant locksmiths had to almost immediately learn a whole new set of skills, and purchase new equipment, just to be able to provide consumers with automotive keys. Perhaps the biggest myth in automotive locksmithing is that only car dealers can provide new or replacement keys. While this may be true for some very high-end vehicles, the reality is the modern professional locksmith can make keys for most vehicles on the Australian and New Zealand market. And if you have lost your keys, the locksmith can come to you; the dealer will most likely need the car to be towed to them.
Perhaps the biggest change for professional locksmiths has been a shift towards electronic locking systems. Commercial properties have for many years used electronic locking systems so they can monitor who accesses a property when they access it, and so they can quickly and easily change or deny access. In recent years we have seen a huge increase in consumers embracing Airbnb properties. While many Airbnb properties still use a physical key, many others are using electronic locks with digital keypads, and access codes that expire once the rental period are finished. Some can even be programmed remotely, so the property owner does not even need to go to the property to change the code. Consumers are now wanting the same sort of convenience for their homes, and your modern professional locksmiths have the necessary skills, and access to the very latest products, to provide consumers with the convenience of electronic security in their homes.
If security is on your mind, then look no further than a modern professional locksmith, but make sure they are a member of the Master Locksmiths Association. Your closest professional locksmith can be quickly found on the Master Locksmiths Association website: www.masterlocksmiths.com.au