The locksmith and security industry has evolved over the years, from the traditional security systems of locks and keys to more advanced technology like smart home security systems.
Our team at Temple Locksmiths & Security have seen it all, servicing residents and businesses all across Melbourne in suburbs such as:
Eltham, Parkville, Montmorency, Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Bundoora, Greensborough, Doncaster, North Warrandyte, Warrandyte, Viewbank, Macleod, Rosanna, Brunswick, Glenroy, Mill Park, Watsonia, Ivanhoe, Balwyn, Healesville and more.
In this article, we’ll cover the top 5 facts about the locksmith industry.
Security has been around for a long time.
The first lock was created from wood and can be traced back around 4000 years ago to ancient Egypt. However, it wasn’t until 704 BC that humans started to use locks with keys.
Lockpicking isn’t just for criminals.
Lock picking is an important skill set for a locksmith to have learned. Any professional locksmith worth their salt will have the tools and know-how to pick the most common locks. When someone is locked out of their house and calls a locksmith, this is often the first technique used to regain entry to their property.
Combination locks are still used in schools and banks.
In 1857, an American inventory by the name of James Sargent created the first combination lock. Many of the mechanics designed for these types of locks are still widely used today and can be found across school lockers and bank vaults.
Harry Houdini was a locksmith
Harry Houdini began a locksmith apprenticeship at 11 years old before becoming the famous magician and illusionist we know him for today. Harry Houdini studied locks closely and was known to be an expert lock picker and master locksmith. He also offered his skills for free to those who needed help.
Locksmiths need to learn a range of skills
Locksmiths need to equip themselves with knowledge that spans across multiple industries. From engineering and mechanics, all the way to security. These skill sets can be deepened if a locksmith decides to specialise in one or more areas of security such as electronic or automotive.
If you’re in need of a locksmith contact Temple Locksmith & Security today.