Locksmiths are basically superheroes, or at least that is the way it feels when a locksmith gets you back into your house. Believe me. I speak from experience.
Technically speaking, a lock is a mechanical or an electronic fastening device that a physical object releases, like for example a key, a keycard, fingerprint, RFID card, or even a security token. A lock can also be secret information, like a keycode, or password, or combination of more than one of these.
When lock picking became an art form in the 18th century, the inventor met the challenge of the burglar with increasingly complicated locks. There were even such things as puzzle padlocks, which were Oriental with three to seven rings of characters or letters that, when properly aligned, released the hasp. then between 1774 and 1920, our lock makers in America patented some 3,000 varieties of lock devices! Talk about the burglars escalating their challenge!
Nowadays, probably almost every single exterior doorway in the entire world has a lock, and, at times, when those locks are broken or their keys are lost, there is a need for a locksmith, such as mine. I had no idea what happened to my key. For all I know, a ghoul could have stolen them. To this day I have not found that particular set of keys. However, I googled “locksmith boca raton fl” on my smartphone and found a locksmith who helped me out on short notice. He also helped me with the next few steps after I lost my keys, like rekeying and lock installations.
Has anyone else ever been in desperate need of a locksmith like I was? Tell you story and share your experience in the comments! Read more.