A Professional Locksmith has many years of training in how security hardware works, and choosing the proper grade or type of hardware to use in a given situation. Many are certified and / or licensed to practice locksmithing, either by professional associations or by the government where they are in business.
For example, some security hardware, such as a padlock can be very simple as to how it is made or functions, if all you need is a simple padlock, buying it from a “big box” store or hardware store is probably fine. What if, however you need a series of padlocks that are keyed alike, master keyed, keyed to your front door key, need to withstand weather, or are meant to lock up high value items? Consulting with or purchasing your padlocks from a professional locksmith may save you time, money, provide ease of use, and the proper degree of security.
More important would be the locks and / or security devices on your doors and windows, are they the proper grade and function? Do they offer the security you expect? Are they properly installed?
Your Professional Locksmith has the answers to these questions, he can offer a selection of the proper hardware, and he has the expertise to install it correctly.
Do you have or are you considering a safe in your home? Would you be protecting important papers, or valuable items? Most safes are not built to protect against both fire and burglary. How can you be sure you are getting the protection you think you are getting? Professional Locksmiths and / or professional safe retailers are knowledgeable about safe labels and burglary rating; they have the expertise to help you choose the proper safe or security container. Would you really trust the protection of valuable papers to the advice you might receive from a minimum wage clerk at a “big box” store?
Are you considering an alarm system or CCTV system? Some professional locksmiths are also qualified to service and install these systems, or they may be affiliated with someone they can recommend.