Residents will have to prepare for a major re-think as the year comes to an end.
Housekeeping will be on the agenda, with the possibility of major upgrades and renovations in the works.
The most important change will be for locksmiths.
Most locksmith training will be phased out.
As a result, there will be more opportunities for students to gain certification through online courses.
“With a significant number of locksmith apprenticeships taking place, it is likely that locksmith certification will be offered online and could be a prerequisite for many graduates,” said Paul Bock, vice president of sales at Lock & Key.
A new system for residents will also allow them to have their locksmith inspected at their home.
Residents will have a one-stop shop for their locks, including a secure online booking system.
It’s expected that the cost of locks will fall by about 20 percent in the next year, as the industry shifts from the traditional service model to the online booking model.
In 2018, the industry saw a 40 percent drop in lock thefts compared to the previous year, according to the National Lockdown Association.
There are a lot of factors that contribute to the lock theft problem, including lack of awareness among residents and the lack of good locksmith tools.
Lock thefts continue to be a problem, and people are looking to the internet to find solutions.
But the key to the problem is getting locks out of homes.
People should be aware of the importance of lockouts and lockdowns and the best locksmith practices, Bock said.
With a year left to the year, people should still be considering locksmith services.
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