The history of Locksmithing

Locksmithing ihas been around for over 4,000 years, with the first known locks dating back to 700 BC. Most locks around that time were keys made out of wood, which would move the security pins when inserted into the lock housing. Locksmithing soon became a highly valued profession as time passed. At this time, locksmiths didn’t make keys and locks for security; they were also skilled in making things with metal and could repair guns and make tools, screws, and blots, and nuts, and work with all kinds of different things, As their knowledge with metals increased, locksmiths began making locks from scratch that were beautifully and durable. Many locksmiths specialized in designing new types of locks for businesses, homes, and padlocks.

Today’s Locksmiths

Locksmiths today have advanced to the point they need computers to operate the locks and lock hardware, Electronic locks are currently used for most businesses and homes. Granbury Locksmith is a local company that installs biometric locks and services all electronic access control hardware. Car keys and remote access fobs have increased as well. 90% of the vehicles on the roade today have a transponder chip located in the key/remote fod. This chip will allow the vehicle to start. Transponder keys have increased in price because of the technology we have today. Chips in other motorized vehicles such as boats, motorcycles, airplanes, and 18 wheelers have increased as well. Only unfortunate thing is most transponder chips being used today are imported. Sometimes we have a shortage in chips which allowed Ford, Dodge, and GM to have their vehicles sitting in a warehouse waiting for chips for their ECM’s. This shortage caused a lot of grief for car dealers worldwide because of the shortage in chips. Some late model trucks were going as high as $5,000-$10,000 over retail book at local auctions. This caused a serious shortage in vehicles which drove the prices way up.

Thinking about becoming a local locksmith in Granbury, Texas?

The locksmith industry needs more locksmiths to cover residential, commercial, and automobile keys and locks. Starting out in business you will need arund $100,000 for all new equipment, tools, keys, and truck. Then you need advertising for the business. Advertising on Google and other major search engines is very expensive. Try local advertising and handing out your business cards and meeting business owners in Granbury, Texas. I hope this info helps!