As long as people have needed to secure their homes in London, or anything else important, they have needed London Locksmiths. These are experts in installing, changing, and even defeating locks.
There is a range of skills needed to work with a variety of materials and technology to be successful. Many of the skills that modern professionals are experts in have to do with security and access management.
Over the history of London Locksmiths, many of the jobs and tasks have changed or been modified. Early versions of these professionals had a lot in common with blacksmiths, tool makers, carpenters, and other construction professionals. Since locks had to be hand-made, every part had to be fabricated. It took a fine touch to make each part to the exact specifications needed for them to work. Smithing skills were almost mandatory as having another specialist work on the pieces would be expensive and there would be no guarantee on quality. Having a variety of skill related to fine tool making and smithing came in handy in addition to making locks.
The skills London Locksmiths needed to fabricate the right parts were much the same as soldiers and military personnel needed to have their muskets repaired. Many early guns had to be maintained and fixed by those with the right resources and locksmiths were some of the few specialists with the tools and resources needed to fix guns. Their smithing skill came in handy when people needed swords mended. As technology improved and more processes became automated, locks could be mass-produced in factories, which called for new skills to be mastered.
Another big change that affected London Locksmiths, was the motor vehicle. Modern technology was advanced enough that these locks were manufactured and installed automatically on the assembly line. This meant locksmiths had to discover new ways to defeat the locks and open them. Cars not only gave people opportunities for better transportation, but they had to keep track of their keys or risked locking them inside. This often happened far from where the spare key was located, making the lockout service one of the most valuable offered by locksmiths.