When most people think of locksmiths they picture someone unlocking a home or car door. Even though they do provide this service, they also offer many other services you may not be aware of. Below are two of these services so you will know when it is time to call a locksmith.

Cut Keys

A locksmith can cut keys, such as a house key or your car key. For example, you may want to give a key out to one of your children that is old enough to have their own key. If you use a transponder key for your car, the locksmith can also do the same for this. They have to have a certain code, however, which they can get through the manufacturer of the transponder.

The locksmith uses a machine to cut keys. Most of these machines work in the same way. The locksmith first inserts the key that you give them into a slot in the machine, and then they insert another blank key into another slot on the machine. The locksmith will then start up the machine which will cut the new key using your first key as a guide. When the keys are finished, the machine polishes the keys with a wire brush. This removes rough edges that may be on the newly cut key.

Help You With a Safe

If you have many valuables in your home, you should consider purchasing a safe to put them in. This will prevent them from being stolen. If you choose a waterproof and fireproof safe, you will not have to worry about your valuables if your home catches on fire or if there is a flood in your area. If you do purchase a safe and then have problems opening it, such as if you cannot remember the code or lost your key, contact a locksmith to help you.

If your have any problems with your safe a locksmith can repair them for you. For example, the combination may not work properly or if you have a safe that you open using a code, you may forget the code or the code set up may not work.

If you need help purchasing a safe, a locksmith can also help you with this. They can also help you install the safe in your home and give you advice of the best place to put the safe.

Contact a locksmith at companies like CLINTS LOCK AND KEY in your area if you have any questions. They can also tell you of other services they can provide.