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Define Locksmith:A licensed professional who cuts keys,rekeys lock cylinders,develops master-key systems,provides installation/removal/repairs of door hardware,sells door hardware,and provides lock-out services whose business is ran in a private facility.I currently have provided the commercial and residential industry with over 10+ years of my service,the types of locks I strictly service:Commercial Locks,Residential locks,Furniture Locks,and High-Security Cylinders.The only inquiries I don't have the answers to is the Safe and Automotive industry.I believe it a takes a special person to be a locksmith,you have to literally love locks in general to enjoy this job.I do not believe in strip-mall(public)locksmith shops selling painted keys,key-chains,key-rings,knick-knacks,and duplicating keys.Locksmithing is a service job not retail,and thier privacy is for security reasons.
My experience is mostly in older door hardware of the following manufacturers listed below:
CCL(Corbin Cabinet Lock)
Safe Door Hardware
Education in door hardware is 10+ years of experience
My majority of customers is based primarily in the commercial industry while my inquiries/services for the residential industry are focused towards older/discontinued door hardware.