As a locksmith, weather your are traveling for business or pleasure, surely your must notice all the different locks in an airport. Locks are placed everywhere in an airport, on employee lockers, drawers and cabinets, supply closets, outbuildings, luggage, restricted access areas, planes, motorized carts, the many vehicles in the lots, etc.
Undoubtedly locksmiths do their fair share of visiting airport parking lots to unlock automobiles for weary travelers. Airport security is taken very seriously, which aids the locksmith by elevating their importance as well as hampering them putting their skills and reputation under more intense scrutiny.“
Locksmiths who service airport equipment must be able to welcome corporate accounts. They must be bonded, insured, masters in their trade, and security consultants. They must perform services for some very high profile customers and do so in a discreet manner, using class and finesse. They must dress as a professional, speak as a professional, and work as a professional to make the uppermost impression on the bigger clients.
Some of the services an airport locksmith would perform include:
1. Restricted key systems
2. Locks and safes
3. Electric strikes
4. Panic bars
5. Mail box locks
6. High security locks
7. Access control systems
8. Buzzer systems
9. Exit alarms
10. Door and frame repair
Some of the hardware companies an airport locksmith would become acquainted with are Gray Tools, Medeco, Makita, Edison, Irwin, Lepage, Freud, Dominion, Canaropa, Para Paints, Kaba, Sargent, Corbin-Russwin, and Yale.
An airport locksmith must have a wide range of knowledge and skills to be able to handle the variety of automobiles they will encounter. He/she would have to make keys, repair locks, change locks, provide 24 hour service, and repair ignitions.
Word of mouth is an extremely important form of advertising. If building a big business is important, or creating a franchise line of businesses is a goal, then the word-of-mouth from the various types of people in an airport is a positive step forward. Being considerate to the “little man” is just as important as being considerate to the “big boys” of business.
If you are doing business with anyone associated with an airport, you should place emphasis on considerate behavior. It will take you farther in life as well as in business. You should be able to understand your limits as well as recognize your potential.