Safe work seemed to be the theme of the month of August. We've gained entry for business safes, re-built malfunctioning safe keypad systems, re-wired and programmed safes stuck in lock-out mode and drilled ancient, long-lost safes found in a relative's home. It seems each job had one thing in common: lack of resources.
It took a great deal of networking, out-sourcing and research to be able to diagnose and service these multi-varied machines. Even the seasoned safe professionals whom we contacted admitted to there being a great dirth in adequate training at the outset for qualified locksmiths. Much of the expertise is gained through experience and consistent contact with, not only the latest, but the oldest forms of technology in the safe world.
All in all, it is a lost art within which the skills of the blacksmith seem more appropriate. And to that we can attest: there has been welding and metal work aplenty in our own shop this month! Not to mention the necessary understanding of electrical components and wiring.
Just another reminder of the many diversified skill sets that locksmithing requires.
We look forward to seeing what new sorts of technologies emerge in the next decade in the safe world.
Professional Locksmith Manager and Administrator