Here in Bronx there are many great residents, fine businesses and establishments that locals and out-of-towners use on a daily basis. In order to introduce some of the lesser know services available we thought it would be a good idea to take the time to find out a little more about some of our upstanding and always busy local Bronx locksmiths and what it is exactly that they do. In order to not play favorites we have chosen to ask four locksmiths four questions without revealing their identity, so as to seem like we're playing favorites.
On any given day, what would you say is the most popular, if you will, of incidences that occur where a customer will require your services?
Oh, well, that is an easy answer. At least sixty to eighty percent of my day is spent working on auto lockouts. Many people might think it is just dumb luck or forgetfulness, but you'd be surprised. It is so easy to leave your keys in the car, to lose or misplace them, or even to break them but these things happen all the time. Think about the amount of vehicles out on the road and all the distractions and accessories people have today. I am just happy to be able to be there for people when this happens, especially late at night when just about everyone is really scared. That's why I work 24 hours a day, every day.
What advice can you give to someone to better protect their home?
That is sort of a difficult question because all homes are different and there are areas that experience more problems with crime than others. As a locksmith here is in the Bronx I try to tell my customers and prospective customers that if they have worries or concerns to allow me to come and inspect the locks and security they already have in place. Some homes require high security locks, and not just for the access doors to get inside, but for what they have indoors and some homes are protected extremely well with their current, regular locks. It really boils down to need and preference. I suggest always talking to one of us locksmiths to quell any concerns.
What made you want to become a locksmith?
Well, my father to this day is a locksmith and I was always curious about taking things apart and putting them back together. My dad would take me to the shop and as I got older, on to calls, so I sort of was an apprentice from a very early age. As time went on and I learned from him as much as I did it seemed the obvious choice.
What do you think people don't know about Bronx locksmiths, but should be aware of?
That we are more than just cars and doors. Commercial locksmiths spend a great deal of time as consultants for many businesses and all the security applications they require. We have spent many years learning our trade and how to properly protect not just homes, or to open automobiles, but to handle everything residentially and commercially from the lowest level security needs to the very highest levels that require electric locks, biometric locks and all other forms of access control.