This is a guest post from our friends at United Locksmith.
Locksmiths specialize in different types of security services, but there are certain tasks you can expect a locksmith to be able to perform. They can install or repair almost any variety of security tools, but there are limitations. Be sure that you are hiring the proper professional to service your security needs.
Further specialization, such as repairing and opening a safe should not be assumed, but there are many residential locksmiths that can service safes. This is easy to establish with the question, “Do you work with safes?” when you initially contact a locksmith.
Modern locksmiths can install basic security cameras and electronic locks, but when there is a short or an issue with the wiring, this should be handled by hiring an electrician.
Major structural changes to a home should be handled by contractors. This type of work requires tools, materials, and expertise that fall too far outside the purview of the average residential locksmith.
When you are locked out of your home, opening your security may require some form of destructive entry. In the case of lockouts, this is often accomplished by drilling the lock. A drilled lock must be replaced, and this should be expressed by the locksmith before the lock is drilled.
A security system should be serviced by the appropriate company who is responsible for the system.