When we think of calling a locksmith, we tend to think of needing someone to let us back into our homes after we've been locked out. While a locksmith certainly can do this, it's only one of a wide range of different security services that a modern locksmith provides. Here's a quick guide to some of the other things your local locksmith may be able to do for you:

Security consultation 

Locks are only one of the many features that make up your home's security. Your locksmith may be able to carry out a security consultation, identifying what else you could do to improve your home's security, from upgrading doors and windows to installing automatic lights, alarms or cameras. 

Safe installation 

Protecting your documents from a break-in or fire is one of the most important aspects of home security. A quality safe can help, but even the best safe is no use unless it's correctly and securely installed. Talk to your locksmith about your needs and they'll help you find the safe that's right for you. Some locksmiths even offer refurbished safes, with re-keyed locking mechanisms and a new guarantee. 

Automotive lock services

Many people assume that while locksmiths cut house or business keys, the right place to go for a replacement vehicle key is your auto dealership. In fact, your locksmith may be able to create replacement or duplicate vehicle keys, including electronic transponder keys, at a lower price than you would pay at a dealership. 

Keyless entry systems

A keyless entry system replaces a traditional lock and key with an electronic access control system that responds to a keycard or wireless device. These systems are especially popular with businesses, which may have to issue or remove access permission frequently, but are also starting to be discovered by homeowners who want to improve their security without having to carry keys. Your locksmith can help you learn about the types of available systems and decide which one is right for your needs. 

Locks and keys

Of course, in addition to all these high-tech security services, your locksmith can still help you with anything relating to locks and keys, including creating duplicate keys, re-keying old locks, repairing damaged fittings or installing completely new lock-and-key systems. 

If you want to make sure that your home has the best possible security, your first stop should be a trusted locksmith. There you'll find everything you need to create the safety and peace of mind you want.