Locksmiths Need To Be Clean

Locksmith and Home security businesses must be accredited.  They have to meet the strict criteria of relevant authorities as well.

Locksmith and Home security

They can not employ anyone who has a criminal record.  Technicians should be above par when it comes down to any suspicions of their background.

They must satisfy this consideration to be licensed.  All Locksmith have to be approved if they want to be in any home security business.  All Locksmiths’ are obliged to display their accreditation that they carry on their vehicles and attending personnel.


Each applicant must undergo a criminal history background check.  The California Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) performs these checks.  All the technicians at 24-hour Locksmith Loss Angeles are licensed and bonded with the state.  To obtain a license, all fees must be paid in full.

Getting spare keys

Locksmiths make it easy to obtain a spare set of keys, whether for your home, office, or automobile.  Whether it is a newer model or an older model of car.  The mobile team has thousands of blank keys to meet your requirement.

Car locksmith cut and program keys to suit any make or model of automobile.  We specialize in recoding car keys.  We help owners and drivers by resetting the ECU in their cars. Locksmiths are trained to carry out repairs or replacements of transponder keys in cars.

Transponder keys

Car manufacturers’ introduced transponder keys in the late 1990s. The transponder key was introduced as a criminal deterrent.  This was due to the rising incidence of car thefts all over the world.  The transponder key remains a cars’ number one defense, still to this day.

The transponder key is a very ingenious ignition system. This sophisticated ignition system prevents forcible and unauthorized starting of the car.  When it is inserted into the ignition chamber, the computer inboard reads the signal from the key.  Thus relaying a signal to the ignition chamber, permitting the car to start.  The car will not start if the wrong key or any other device is inserted into the cars’ ignition chamber.  Attempting to do this will immobilize the engine in some makes and models of cars.  Even using the correct key will not start the car.  In these cases, the car’s transponder key has to be reprogrammed.

We at 24-hour Locksmith Los Angeles are qualified and experienced.  Hence our AAA+ rating with the BBB.  We reprogram the transponder key once we have the owner’s permission to do so.

Criminal activity

Criminals use a new technique called lock bumping.  Opening conventional locks by inserting a key halfway through. A screwdriver or similar tool is given to apply subtle rotational pressure to give the lock a jolt.  With that, lifts the spring-loaded pins to complete the job.  Hence the term “lock bumping.”

These days criminals have to up their know-how on tampering with locks.  This is evident with the rising incidence of burglaries being reported.  Modern lock technology is being developed to combat thieves.  A locksmith will check that you’re getting the latest system.