As a certified technician for 24/7 London Locksmith, I respond to our clients’ emergency calls day and night. I often travel to the outskirts of London, where I provide just as many residential and commercial services as in the central areas of our city. The thing I like the most about what I do? My favorite thing about this job is the stories I get to be a part of.
And, of course, the people I meet.
My name is Brian, I typically arrive in less than 30 minutes, and this is a day in my life as a locksmith.
What You Think I Do
For most people I know, the first association of being a locksmith is usually running around town and getting elderly Londoners out of trouble. Sure, I help people get inside their apartments, homes, and cars every single day, and sure, some of them are indeed older. But it would shock you to know how many of them are busy, running-on-a-tight-schedule, professionals just like you and me.
In our industry, this is just regular stuff. We earn our average salaries (if you work at night or provide emergency services, you usually get paid more), and we make a fair living. Locksmiths rarely have to worry about going out of business, which is great – everyone needs a lock and a key, after all. As for our competition, well, you just keep working, you give your best every day, and you stay committed.
What I Think I Do
The one thing I’ve learned in my career as a locksmith is that what people believe we do in this industry is often a misconception. No, I don’t spend my time waiting for lockout calls. I don’t get paid more than you do either. I simply go from door to door applying my skills, helping people, and having a blast being a part of their crazy stories.
And some of these stories have stuck with me for years.
As a locksmith, you’re in a unique position to take a sneak peek into somebody’s life. It usually doesn’t last longer than 10 to 15 minutes, but it’s fascinating nevertheless. I’m constantly meeting new people all over London. I’ve definitely heard my fair share of crazy lockout stories. I’ve really seen everything.
What I Actually Do
Officially speaking, I am a part of a team of professional locksmiths who cover all types of locks around all areas of London, regardless of what needs to be done. Emergency door opening is one tiny fragment of my job. I also repair, replace and install locks, deadbolt and other locks. I work with cylinders and levers, I know my way around uPVC, and I do my fair share of auto locks too.
What I actually do as a locksmith is solving unusual problems.
I combine function with aesthetics to deliver the best possible solutions for my clients, and I do that on a daily basis. It makes me happy because of the way I choose to approach it. In my opinion, a good locksmith is an artist of a special kind.
If you’re in need of any emergency locksmith services or lock replacements of any kind, reach out to us today!