All courses covered in our LVS Locksmith Training Program with tools are critical areas that you must know to fulfill your dreams of becoming a Professional Certified Locksmith. I personally am a locksmith with over 40 + years of experience and began training locksmiths in 2001. I still own and operate my own mobile locksmith service company as well as our LVS Locksmith Training Program.
Our entire Locksmith program has been designed in such a way as to give you a strong foundation upon which to build your career as a professional locksmith.
Our primary goal is to have you making money as soon as is possible, while at the same time keeping you away from information overload.
The video portion of our courses are all filmed in a real-world environment, easy to understand, direct and to the point.
Our manual and workbook are filled with pertinent illustrations and critical information on each of the subject matters listed below.
We do not spend 2 1/2 hr. on the physics of a Phillips head screwdriver.
Many locksmith training programs on the Internet today are merely programs to keep you in a perpetual state of learning, never able to come to the knowledge of the truth about what it really takes to become a successful self-employed locksmith. It is always another course, another book, another DVD, and more money.
Just starting out in this business, it is important that you be a good stewards of the money that you have, and spend it wisely.
I personally have designed the LVS Locksmith Training Program to take an individual that knows absolutely nothing about the locksmith business, and enable him or her to be up and running in the shortest possible time. The golden rule is still true "Time is money". And a good locksmith can make plenty.
With our LVS Locksmith Training Program you will receive your workbook and manual along with a large capacity flash drive. This drive contains over 30 + videos, critical PDF files and all of the tools listed below. 11 of the videos on your flash drive are our own training program videos. You will be following along with them in your manual and workbook.
Over the years of training I have found this method to be the best way to learn this skill. It gives you the best of all worlds, hands on, visual aids, as well as the tools provided and full technical support.
The technical support is provided to you as long as it is needed even if you are working for someone else. I described this process in detail on the video demo on our home page.
Listed below are the categories covered both on our videos and in our Manual and workbook as well as Pricing information along with business strategies, licensing, Invoicing as well as Auto Lockout security forms and liability related instructions regarding lockouts for Automotive, Commercial and Residential properties.
Your manual also contains Master keying charts and Illustrated exercises to be completed along with each course and step by step instructions on how to set up your locksmith business.
I have also included my proven marketing plan that will get you the right kind of accounts in the shortest possible time and assist you in creating a profitable locksmith service company with a stable income.
If your intent is to seek job placement with an existing locksmith company as opposed to being self-employed; these 11 categories are the skills your new potential employer is looking for. We will assist you as well, with what and what not to say to your perspective employer.
I can tell you as a shop owner, if an individual came into our shop with knowledge in these critical categories we would have hired him in a heartbeat. I chose the categories in this course because they cover the things a locksmith must know and will do on a daily bases.
The illustrated exercises in your manual and workbook are designed to assure that you will have a complete understanding of the technical skills that are vital to your success as a professional Locksmith; while at the same time guarding against information overload, or commonly known as a waste of time.
At the end of your workbook are directions as to how to take your final exam and received your certificate.
Because of the enormous income a self-employed locksmith is capable of earning, If you are a company owner, training your maintenance personnel to facilitate these services will save your Company thousands of dollars.
If being self-employed is not something you feel you could do at this time, another excellent opportunity for you would be to apply for employment with a large company working in their maintenance department. You should understand when just starting out we will have your back through our technical support. With these locksmithing skills on your resume you would be almost guaranteed a position. Over the many years of training I have had thousands of individuals purchase our training program for exactly this purpose.
As you probably know however, it is always more profitable to work for yourself allowing you and your family to enjoy the fruits of your own labor.
| Categories Covered "Advanced Plus Manual and Tools program ".
1. Introduction To the Locksmith industry.
2. locksmith Terminology.
3. Locksmith Fire Codes and wiring requirements.
4. Locksmith Licensing requirements.
6. Locksmith Trade organizations.
7. Locksmith Trade shows.
8. Locksmith Exam.
9. Locksmith Certificate.
10. Local and online locksmith Suppliers.
11. Laying out Master keying charts.
12. Commercial Master keying.
13. Residential Master keying.
14. Commercial Master key charts.
15. Master keying Software and systems.
16. Inventory tools and Supply list. Van setup
17. Master keying the I. C. "Inter Changeable" core.
18. Making an I. C. Core schlage Change key .
19. Un - Master pinning. "Dropping master pins"
20. Key blank identification.
21. Lock Function and design.
22. Mushroom Pins.
23. Barrel Pins.
24. Driver pins.
25. Electronic Door Strikes.
26. Electronic Remote door access.
27. Electronic card key access.
28. key pads control and access.
29. Electronic controlled Panic bars.
30. Electronic Mag locks.
31. Electronic Detex alarm locks.
32. Marketing your business.
33. Commercial accounts.
34. Business and non compete contracts.
35. Yellow pages Advertise and web ads
36. Newspaper advertising.
37. Direct mail advertising and flyers.
38. Day to day business operations.
39. Applying for a locksmith position.
40. Internet based marketing.
41. U.S. Post office box requirements.
42. Mail box locks.
43. Lock picking Residential.
44. Lock picking commercial.
45. Lock picking devices.
46. Plug spinners.
47. Tension wrenches.
48. Bump keys.
49. Tubular lock picking Device.
50. Tubular Pad locks.
51. Picking Ace Key locks.
52. Commercial forced entry.
53. Drilling open commercial and residential locks.
54. Dead bolt installation for wood or Medal doors.
55. Key Duplication.
56. Using Depth keys.
57. key machine adjustment.
58. code machines.
59. Automotive Code machines.
60. Automotive lockouts.
61. Automotive security forms.
62. Automotive key identification.
63. Automotive airbags.
64. Impressioning automotive locks.
65. Impressioning Plate.
66. Pippin Files verses The Rat Tail.
67. Lock Re keying Commercial.
68. Lock Re keying Residential.
69. Kwikset Keying kit.
70. Multi- purpose Keying kits.
71. Kwikset set cylinder removal tool.
72. Professional locksmith tweezers.
73. Multi- purpose followers.
74. Professional File set.
75. Keyable pad locks.
76. Installing Top Spring caps.
77. Lock Shimming.
78. Wafer Tumbler Locks.
79. Safe Combination Key change.
80. Safe Combination hand change.
81. Installation Jigs.
82. Installing door and lock hardware.
83. Switch operated fire break doors.
84. Alarm systems and Fire alarms.
85. Door hinge pinning "Safe room".
86. Overhead and floor mount door closer's.
87. Understanding Door handing.
88. Surface mounted panic devices.
89. Panic bar repair and Installation.
# 101 Lock Picking Course "Comes on your Flash drive."
In this first segment we look at the inside of various lock cylinders giving you a good understanding of how all standard locks function on the inside. It is important to have this understanding before one can effectively begin the process of picking a lock.
In this segment we establish some guidelines for preparing the lock cylinder for picking. Also giving you a in depth description of each of the nine tools in the HPC-15 pick set as well as the southern ordinance stainless steel set that comes with the course.
There is only a hand full of various techniques used to open most any lock, in this section we will be covering each of them. There is also a "what if I can't pick it section"; some locksmiths would like you to believe they are a cross between James Bond and Houdini but that's not the Real World.
In this segment we go through the process of choosing the proper picks and tension wrench used in the picking process based on the various types of lock cylinders. This section is critical to your success.
In this segment we cover the proper use and function of the RY57 Plug spinner.
There are as many techniques in properly using a Pick gun as there is in using a pick set. They are all covered in this segment. Learning to properly use a pick gun is an essential skill, and can save your bacon on a tough lockset and make you money.
Most locksmith courses have very little real world environment footage. In section seven of this course we take all of the tools shown on this video segment and give them to various locksmiths, with no prior coaxing they are asked to pick various locks. You will see every locksmith has his own style; but all will use all of the techniques I will teach you in this course.
# 101a Advanced Lock Picking "Comes on your Flash drive."
Our Advanced Lock Picking Course covers in more depth many of the subjects covered in our #101 Lock Picking Course with many additional topics such as physically drilling open locks as well as your tubular lock and electric pick gun. Because of the skill and additional techniques required to be proficient in this area, I felt it important to share with you more in depth the process and techniques of lock picking. Below are still shots from this video.
# 102 Lock Re-keying Course "Comes on your Flash drive."
In this segment we cover the cylinder removal and assembly of a wide variety of commercial and residential lock set's.
This section covers the proper use of shim stock in the cylinder removal process; in addition I cover multiple uses for this essential locksmith tool. I will teach you multiple ways to remove the plug from the lock housing when the old key is not available.
In this segment we cover in depth the process of pinning up the most common brands found in over 95% of the commercial businesses and homes in the U.S. today.
This section covers the use of the LAB multi pin kit and its 20 pinning charts.
This is one of the most valuable segments in this series. It covers 40 + years of my own experience of tips that will save you lots of time, and time equals MONEY!
# 103 Code Cutting and Key Duplication "Comes on your Flash drive."
Learn to code cut keys on your standard key machine using depth keys. Depth keys enable you to code cut keys to master key systems, file cabinet locks and many other types of locks without having an expensive code machine, also covered in this course is the HPC 1200MC code machine, one of the finest code machines on the market today.
# 104 The Art of Impressioning "Comes on your Flash drive."
Impressioning is the method used to make a key to a lock using just a blank key and a file. This is a true art and a required skill in becoming a first class Locksmith. The art of Impressioning, when learned properly will be an asset to you throughout your entire career. This course clearly shows you the tools you will need and the various methods used in key Impressioning. This is a skill used extensively in making keys to cars, file cabinet locks; virtually all wafer and pin tumbler locks and will save you a enormous amount of time and money.
# 105 Learn The Locksmith Business and Van setup "Comes on your Flash drive."
This course is a must. It is packed with marketing tips and the marketing system I designed over some 40 + years of running and marketing my own locksmith service company. Most locksmiths will build a small website or run an ad in the Yellow Pages and starve for their first two years. With this system you will be up and running quickly guaranteed, if you follow our manual.
Ninety percent of the success of any business is knowing what not to do. Everything from purchasing the wrong inventory or tools to staying away from certain advertising that does not produce jobs.
Regarding Van setup: In this section of the course you actually see and learn how to set up your vehicle everything from the inverter, battery isolator to cabinets to your workbench and key machines. My personal opinion is this one course is worth the cost of my entire program.
Once you have learned the handful of skills it takes to make money in this business it will all be about good marketing.
Regarding technical assistance: It is impossible for me to give you over 40 + years of experience in one course. Technical support is available to you by way of your smart phone.
Example: let's say you go on your first job and there is a DETEX model 11 alarm lock on the back door of a jewelry store. Simply take your smart phone take a digital picture and text it to me then call me and I will walk you through fixing it. This service is available to you as long as you need it. Most guys or gals will only need this service their first year. 80% of being a good locksmith is being mechanically inclined and having an experienced Locksmith you can call for help when you need it.
# 106 Commercial Master Keying "Comes on your Flash drive."
Commercial Master Keying is probably the biggest moneymaker in locksmithing. Locksmiths that can go in to a large to medium size company and set up a Master key system will not only make a large sum of money for their expertise but will have a life time account.
This course section teaches you to do just that. Everything from Schlage ICC cores to setting up and keying a Large Master Key system; pricing and much more.
If you are purchasing our training material for your company, this video will enable your maintenance department to key and maintain the master keying systems within your facilities.
For those of you that do not want to work for yourself, having gone through our training program and having this training will guarantee a top paying job with any company. Locksmithing is a winner no matter how you look at it, whether you choose to be self-employed or not. The technical support is available to you either way. In our manual you will find computerized master keying charts and 3 sets of code cut keys to learn this process.
# 107 Safe Combination Changing "Comes on your Flash drive."
This safe combination changing course is a must for the serious locksmith, virtually all companies have one or more safes and have them changed quite frequently. The charge to re-combo a safe dial ranges from $85.00 to $110.00 per safe dial and takes about 5 min. This course teaches you to change safe combinations with the Key Dex safe change key set as well as hand changing safe combos and safe dial manipulation.
# 108 Installing Digital Lever sets "Comes on your Flash drive."
In this portion of the course we set up and install a Schlage digital lever set. You will find that many commercial businesses use these types of locks as opposed to using a key function. We cover installing and programming.
# 109 Auto Opening "Comes on your Flash drive."
In this section of the course I cover auto opening using the High Tech Tools. I personally have used their car opening tools for over 30years, they are the best, You will find a link to their website under our links page. Opening cars is a large part of what a locksmith does from time to time,however I would not rely upon it because car jobs are usually one time shots. They are not repeat business, unlike a good property management company or large real estate company that will use you multiple times a week. I teach you in my course to go where the money is. It only takes a hand full of good accounts to earn a substantial income.
# 110 Panic bar and cam lock installation and repair "Comes on your Flash drive."
This is an in depth course to the repairing and installing of panic bars and many close up shots making working on such complex devices a breeze. As well as how to install cam locks on commercial custom cabinets; a costly mistake if not done properly.
# 111 Dead Bolt Installation wood or metal doors "Comes on your Flash drive."
This Course covers in detail the installation of dead bolt locks on metal as well as wood doors. You actually see one being installed from start to finish as well as the use of a kwikset jig. I show you ways to install them if you do not have access to a jig. I cover many things I have learned the hard way having installed thousands. You might say I cover a lot of things you should never do. Knowing what not to do is over half the battle.
Locksmith Inventory Tools and Supply List "Comes in your Manual."
When starting out in the locksmith business it is vital to know what inventory and tools you should have on your van or vehicle you choose to use, and what quantities. This will save you an enormous amount of money by not purchasing unnecessary inventory or purchasing to many of one product. This list is very extensive; it covers everything from cam locks to key blanks.
Having the proper equipment and supplies on your vehicle will enable you to do your jobs quickly and efficiently, which equals more money. The accuracy of this list stems from my personal experience of some 40 + years as a Locksmith. Half the battle is knowing what and what not to purchase and what quantities. When I first started out in this business a list like this could have saved me plenty. In hindsight its value would have been in the thousands, this list is included in your manual.
I Know this is a lot of information to take in at one time. This is why I wrote a manual and workbook to help you to stay focused in your learning process. Many dream of being successful and many wish they were. There is an old saying, faith without works is dead being alone.
Many years ago I believed it was possible for me to be successful in life, it only takes a step of faith to make it happen for you to.
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