Is Being a Locksmith The Right Career for Me?

“Just like any other trades, there are upsides and downsides to being a locksmith. When deciding any career it is important to look at the upsides and downsides, and decide whether that career is a good fit for you. If you decide to become a locksmith, one thing you should like doing is working with your hands.”

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Manual Labor

Although not traditionally manual like construction or working at a warehouse, being a locksmith is definitely a manual job.You are constantly working with your hands, lifting heavy toolboxes and re key sets. Also, if you are not careful you may find yourself stabbing your own hands multiple times when trying to re key a customer’s lock. If your hands are already used to punishment they may not suffer from the stabbing. However, if your hands are soft you may find them getting adjusted over time. You may soon find yourself paying more attention the the life cycle of your skin than someone should be.

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24 hour work

Although it is not necessary, if you wish to be a locksmith you may want to consider working during 24 hour emergency locksmith shifts. You may get bigger bonuses for working during these times. Also know that locksmith work is not constant. This may demand you to work late nights if you did not get enough clients during the day. Some of the most common times that people have lockouts are late at night (after people get off work), and very early in the morning (before people go to work).

Licensed and Bonded

You should be aware that different states have different licensing requirements. In Texas in order to work as a locksmith you must be licensed and bonded. Usually to be licensed and bonded you must be employed by, our about to be employed by, a professional locksmith service. The application process is very simple in Texas.
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Application Process to Become a Professional Locksmith

You simply go to httpss://tops.portal.texas.gov/psp-self-service/login/auth and create an account. Once you have created an account you will then fill out an aplication. This appliation will ensure that a background check is run. Only then can you be approved to work as a locksmith in the state of texas. Some critics may claim that an application process is simply another means for the government to extort decent, hard working americans out of more money.

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Proponents for Application Process

However, there are also people who support legislation that requires locksmiths to be licensed and bonded. These people claim that requiring licenses prevents crime and acts as a sort of quality control of who can work in an industry which is vital for our 24 hour emergency security needs. Whichever position you happen to believe is the correct one, we do live in a representative democracy. It is the legislative branch’s job to create laws, therefore, if you wish to do something about this you should use those means.

Residential Locksmith

My Local Locksmith is proud to serve our community. Our residential services include, but are not limited to; Re-keys, pick-proof lock installation, house lockouts. Our priority is the safety of our community, that is why we offer excellent services at cost effective prices.
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Emergency Locksmith

Getting locked out of your car, home, or workplace can be extremely inconvenient. My Local Locksmith provides emergency services such as home or car lockout. Our technicians are reliable, friendly, and customer service oriented .We offer only the best services at a cost effective price so that you can go about your day as quickly as possible.
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Automotive Locksmith

For many people, a car is one of the biggest investments they will make in their lifetime, other than purchasing a home. That is why My Local Locksmith offers premier locksmith services such as car lockout, new key cuts, and even transponder key programming. We promise to beat dealership prices and service.
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Commercial Locksmith

My Local Locksmith knows that without security investments and businesses could not prosper. That is why we offer our commercial locksmith services. These services include panic bar installation, security systems, buzzer systems, and even access control & CCTV installation.
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What Our Clients Say​

Customer satisfaction is guaranteed when working with My Local Locksmith. Our clients love us.

“Levi is a stand up guy! If you’re ever in a situation where you’re in need of a locksmith, he’s definitely your guy!!!”
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“We called Levi, he promptly responded and came by and unlocked our our door. He also gave us some student discount.”
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