The Locksmith

A locksmith is the person who works with locks and keys as well the profession is called Lockmithing. It encompasses certain activities related to security and metal construction especially the locks.

Locksmiths install locks fix broken ones make keys and with the modernisation may deal with different security systemes such as alarms installation and others property protections.
Mostly those activities are defined by a set of rules and good practices specific to the country or region where the locksmith practice this job.

To become a locksmith one must follow a specific formation or a training at a specialized school. Depending on the country a certificate or degree may be required just as one can simply become a locksmith taking over a family business or starting as an apprentice.
As a professional career the locksmith can choose to work for his own behalf like in a family business or in small cities and villages or join a specialized manufacture that fabricate locks and keys and also offers installation and maintenance services.

The locksmithing profession exists since several centuries. Given the absolute need of the human being to protect their property it’s considered one of the older professions that world has known and it will keep on existing as people will still need well locked infrastructures (houses’ doors boxes offices …etc.)

How to become a locksmith

If you are thinking about maybe becoming a Locksmith, then you must read that text. Here you can find the basic features of this job.

First, locksmiths are well known to be unlocking doors and cars for particulars, and this in addition to cut keys. They can also be installing, repairing, changing locks and similar protective devices for homes. They can also install security devices for windows, and garage door. However, it is worth mentioning that locksmith can often work for institutions and get specialized in more sophisticated devices.

For example, some locksmith will be working, permanently or under contract, for correctional institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, jewelries, and security institutions. In fact, locksmiths have a lot of responsibility. They have to be honest and to know how to keep everyone’s secrets. It is why it is usually required for an individual to pass a criminal record check before being employed.

The job of a locksmith can represent different challenges. Some locksmiths acquire high-tech knowledge so they can install and fix alarm systems, and facial recognition or finger prints scanning devices. Some others get specialized in vaults installation, moving, and maintenance. Those who are interested in engineering could also become locks and keys designers for the automotive industry.


An electrician makes all the electric works, or connects all the electric devises in buildings under constructions or in renovation, such as: officies, businesses, factories schools, hospitals, or in any houses.
As he cares about safety, the electrician does all the electric installations of houses,buildings, factories or commercial centers. He also cares about the layins of informatic cables, equipments,video surveillance or telephonie.

An electrician can work in many specialities: lighting, security, technical management of building.
By reading plans, the electrician is able to determine the location of the futur electric installation. Then, he does the installation of the cables and electrical cupboards, and cares about connecting the electric network with all the devices and also outside the network. All the works that implies standart electric safety also fall to the electrician.

On the construction sites, the electrician refers to plans already established by the technicians of engineering consulting firm. After the electric network is under service, the electrician is usually responsible of the maintenance.

The energy maintenance or the new energies represent an evolution of the electrician’s work.

As the electrician has to deal with a lot of different customers, he has to have a good sense of communication.


A plumber is a tradesman specialized in maintaining and constructing systems useful in drinking water, draining and sewage.

This job appeared during the Roman Empire. At that time, the “plumbum” was the person who maintained different types of conduits and drains. In the Middle Age, anybody who worked with lead was called a plumber.

Anyway, several years of experience are required to become a skilled plumber. We can list few skills required. A plumber needs skills in locating positions for pipe connections, values of measuring precisely, awareness in safety standards, interests in diagnosing causes of problems in different contexts of work, and so on.

Vocational requirements which plumbers have to pass depends on each country. For example, in the United States, licensing are different in each state ; no global and official law does exist. On the contrary, in the United Kingdom, there is only one federal law which manages skills required to become a plumber. The City and Guilds of London Institute is the official organisation devoted to the establishment of plumber qualifications, since 1878. In France, the scholarship required is quite different. Indeed, different ways to become a plumber are possible. For example, many schools or the “chamber des metiers” offer trainings to people who want to become a plumber. As the economic problem concerned, they must have decennial insurances which cost several thousand of euros. Most of plumbers choose to work for their own count.