Differences between House, Industrial, Commercial & Automotive Markets

Many students can’t decide which section of the locksmith industry to adventure first or even tell the differences, so hopefully this article will help clear a few things up.

 

The oldest part of the locksmith industry is the household side with locks dating back to 4,000 years. This is the bread and butter work of a locksmith, for example:

  • Repairing or Replacing Locks
  • Home Security Checks
  • Key Cutting
  • Gain Entry

Then you have the industrial and commercial market with is a relatively new section compared to the household with about 150-200 years of lock history. These services can be a little more complex, for example:

  • Lock Identification and Diagnostics
  • Access Control
  • Safes
  • Master & Keyed Alike Suited Systems

All the above services cover about 90% of the total locksmith services asked of a House, Industrial & Commercial Locksmith, which are covered within our Level 3 Enhanced Accreditation Course & Level 4 Ultimate Specialist Accreditation Course.

 

Next, we have the automotive locksmith industry, which is one of the youngest sections as it only really began when immobilisers and engine control units were fitted into vehicles back in 1996. Even though the automotive section is seen as the most profitable, it is the most challenging and expensive to keep current. These services can be a lot quicker and cleaner then a locksmith and include services like:

  • Gain Entry
  • Spare & Lost Key Replacements
  • Key repairs
  • Key Cutting

All the above services cover about 70% of the total locksmith services asked of an Automotive locksmith, which are covered within our Level 3 Enhanced Accreditation Course.


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