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Becoming a Locksmith

Finding a career that uses all of your skills and interests can be frustrating. If you’ve got a curious mind, an independent personality, and an interest in the inner workings of complex systems, studying to become a locksmith and home security technician may be the key to finding a rewarding future! Here’s how Penn Foster can help.  

The key to finding a rewarding job you love

You’ve got a curious mind, an independent personality, and an interest in the inner workings of complex systems and keeping up to date with the latest tech. Finding a career that uses all of your skills has been frustrating and you may find yourself getting bored with work that doesn’t excite you. Studying to become a locksmith and home security technician may be the key to finding a rewarding job that makes you happy.

Here’s how Penn Foster’s Locksmith and Home Security Technician Career Diploma can help you prepare for work you love.

Secure your locksmith knowledge with up to date courses

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Today, being a successful locksmith can be more than copying keys, picking locks, and rescuing stranded drivers who locked their car keys in their vehicles. That’s a big part of the day-to-day business, but the profession has kept up with the times. As a locksmith and home security tech today, you’ll find yourself working with technology.

That means covering the fundamentals of electricity, which you need to know in order to successfully wire for and install home security systems. You’ll complete courses such as:

  • Home Security Wiring. You’ll learn the basics of wiring a home security system, how to access control systems, as well as how to identify the physical and electrical properties and characteristics of conductors.

  • CCTV, Recording, and Detection Systems. Home security is more than a properly installed lock or deadbolt. Many homes and most business use CCTV to monitor the property, as well as other security measures. You’ll learn about the types of detection and alarm systems and system management software.

Through new and interactive simulations, coupled with learning aids you receive as part of your program, you’ll run through real-life situations to prepare for anything that you might come across in the field. With more home and business owners installing modern detection and alarm systems, jobs in the field are projected to grow by 12% in the next ten years for those locksmiths trained in basic home security.

Lock down a career that interests you

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The basic skills of a locksmith are critical, like setting keys and even learning how to identify different types of keys, but the field is expanding and demanding, requiring more advanced tech skills to grow your business.  With Penn Foster, you’ll learn the skills that can help you start an entry-level position as a locksmith or even start your own business! With an average yearly salary of $38,070 in 2017, there’s no better time than now to take the first steps toward a career as a locksmith and home security technician!

To find out more about how Penn Foster can help you prepare for the career you want, call to speak with our Admissions team at 1.888.427.6500 today!