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Home-and-Family Robert Campbell, a locksmith who owns Advantage Locksmith in New York City, tells us about how he became a locksmith, and how you can too. How did you become a locksmith and how does one get into this trade? Like many established trades, locksmithing has a tradition of apprenticeships. You can learn a few things at a good locksmith school, but you are not really getting your feet wet until you are riding with another locksmith and you see the circumstances you can encounter. You need to have hands-on experience in order to do the job properly. With the ability to break into houses and cars, it must be hard to acquire a license? Specific laws vary according to place. In New York City, in order to provide lockout services or open a locked door, you have to be a licensed locksmith. The agency that issues a license is the Department of Consumer Affairs They go through their own channels to verify that a potential locksmith candidate is not a felon. In addition, in order to get a locksmith license in the City of New York, two currently licensed locksmiths in good standing must vouch for you. So, usually a wannabe locksmith will follow two licensed locksmiths for a period of time and learn from them. When the time comes for the apprentice to strike it out on his or her own, those whom they learned under will vouch for him. How did you become a locksmith? I got into the trade in my early twenties. I started with a company in Queens when I was 21 but I wasnt yet working out on the field. I was strictly working in the office where I was dispatching and taking calls and things of that nature. After a while, I started to realize that to do my job better, it would be best if I got some field experience. So I started riding with different locksmiths doing all sorts of jobs out there on the field as a helper. So thats how I learned the how tos and the proper protocols of being a locksmith, such as knowing if you are opening the right car or what do when you encounter a client who has been burglarized and needs good advice. I learned all these things from being out there with other licensed locksmiths who had been doing this for years. After I got enough experience, I then pursued a locksmith license on my own. I got it and I had the people I had followed vouch for me. A locksmith license is not good forever, though. It is only good for two years. You are required by Department of Consumer Affairs to maintain your license and to renew it. If it expires and it has been expired for too long, you must start all over again from scratch. The Department of Consumer Affairs keeps a list of all the licensed locksmiths in the city which can be made available to police if the need arises. When you apply for license at Consumer Affairs, you are fingerprinted. Especially after 9/11, they have became even more stringent with their laws. If you have ever been in a police precinct, they do the ink blotter just like they would if you were a suspect in a case. This license is only specifically for the five boroughs of New York City. With a power like this, is there an oath you have to take that you will use it properly? There is no specific oath not to abuse your power, like doctors might take with the Hippocratic Oath, but you are taught from day one to exercise good judgment, do the right thing, and when in doubt, speak to a supervisor or speak to an associate who has been in that situation before. Always call the head office when in doubt because things do occur. A lot of it comes down to discretionary measures and straight up common sense. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: