One of the first things a buyer ought to do, upon buying a home, is to change the locks and get the home re keyed. A locksmith is a special sort of angel who deals with people who have been “locked out” of a place they ought to have access to, which is a special sort of anxiety.
Locksmith may become one of those careers that takes a long time to explain to our grandchildren like trying to explain switchboard operators is today.
The locksmith is indicative of a dark part of the human spirit, the need for locks in the first place. Man’s distrust of man is indicated by the fact he locks his door. “One percent of people will always be honest and never steal,” the locksmith said. “Another one percent will always be dishonest and always try to pick your lock and steal your television. And the rest will be honest as long as the conditions are right – but if they are tempted enough, they’ll be dishonest too. Locks won’t protect you from the thieves, who can get in your house if they really want to. They will only protect you from the mostly honest people who might be tempted to try your door if it had no lock”.”— Dan Ariely (The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves)
Read my blog post on the newer, more high tech ways to catch and prevent thievery other than your lock.
Check out this board of vintage lock and keys on Pinterest.
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