Some images to spark the imagination of how it all began

locksmith camden and the history of the trade 1

locksmith camden and the history of the trade 2With roots in traditional tradesman services, blacksmithing and a mixture of different elements, our trade was born.

Although not certain of where or when these images are from, your caring and traditional locksmith Camden service team would like to share them with you.

If you are wondering about the trade or if you are in need of any key, lock or security related services don’t hesitate to call the team here today. We hope you enjoy these lovely images as much as we do.


If you are interested in becoming a locksmith, or if you are just wondering where it all began we would like to give you a brief history here. The word locksmith in itself shows some indication towards where its history lies.

A smith of locks, originating out of the term blacksmith who was referring to an individual working with steel and different types of metal. In the times of the middle-ages most commonly a blacksmiths job was to forge weapons and armour for their king and knights.

At times armour for their horses were also requested. As the role of a blacksmith moved from catering mainly for royalty and those high up in the ranks, to anyone who could afford it, the demand for mechanisms such as locks were rising. Those individuals who then became specialised in the making of locks, a mechanical engineering and design task as well as a metal working craft also became recognised for their skills and gained their own dedicated title as locksmith.

the locksmith old anglo keyThe locks which were crafted is one of the oldest forms of security mechanisms, the profession was always a two sided one.

And in the earlier days of the professions their skills were both respected and revered as well as feared, due to their knowledge on locking mechanisms.

Since then the security industry and the profession of locksmiths have moved a long way, and from advanced mechanical engineering wonders of locking mechanisms which were crafted between the 17th and 20th century all the way up to the current wonders of the digital age where locks, alarms and security mechanism are integrated lies countless of generations of locksmiths who passed their knowledge of the trade through family and apprentices.

In the present day you can learn how to be a locksmith, and the skills required today is far from that of the original locksmiths tradesmen where it all began. The locksmiths of today does far more than just craft locks and keys to open them. Mechanical engineering, technological advances and a different world of threats requires the modern day locksmith to be able to not only do all the things which were done in the olden days. Many locksmith services today are not only able to provide you with key cutting and lock installations, but also supply security products, assess security risks when performing security inspections and surveys, use a wide range of different tools, deal with a wide range of different types of customers, from private, small businesses, shops, office environments and much more. So from the first locksmith, until now the trade and the industry has come a long way. From the initial locksmith, there are today lock and security product manufacturers, security services and monitoring companies, security gadget companies as well as the traditional locksmith service which provide a wide range of services, dealing with a wide range of products, systems and knowledge.

Your locksmith Camden team comes from a long tradition

A great locksmith Camden team for all your daily and urgent needsWith traditional values of craftsmanship, workmanship and tradesman-ship, the team is here to help you with the security needs you have today by both making use of modern technology and by drawing upon generations of tradition and passed down knowledge. Keeping the feeling local, making sure that we start protecting the individual, as so be able to make safer and more secure areas and raising security awareness is what we do today. By calling us now we can help your security to to the standard it needs to be, and in doing so you will not only keep yourself and the ones you love the most as safe as you possibly can, you will also have made contact with a locksmith Camden team whom you will be able to entrust all your security issues and concerns to, both for your home environment and for your place of work.

By speaking to an expert in the region of security, keys, locks and habit you will be able to bring your own security awareness into play, and with it you will automatically keep the property’s security in mind more often, making it a safer place to be due to the attention the potential issues are given. Your locksmith Camden team have helped many homes and businesses, both near and far, come and speak to us today and find out how you secure yourself properly on a budget. You can call at any time if you are locked out as well, here the team never sleeps and are always ready for your emergency call when it comes in. Quick, easy and always available. Your locksmith Camden teams emergency lockout service is beaten by no one, with resolution within the hour for most common lockout issues.