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Are Lockpicks Illegal In California?

Are Lockpicks Illegal in California? To answer the question specifically, we need to start by looking at California Penal Code 466. Without boring you to death with the actual text, essentially what it tells us is that if you have anything in your possession with intent to use it ...
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All About Locksmith Requirements In Your State

Understanding your states locksmith requirements can be... confusing... to say the least. It comes down to perception in a lot of cases. We as locksmiths have a skill set that is unique, that is scary to some, and that is highly overhyped. When people talk about locksmiths, they generally ...
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3 Easy Steps to Getting a Locksmith Apprenticeship in NYC

Getting a locksmith apprenticeship in NYC isn't a requirement for becoming a locksmith in NYC, but it is a good way to get your foot in the door, and learn the trade. The requirements for the locksmith apprentice license are not nearly as restrictive as the locksmith license, but ...
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Are Lockpicks Legal?

Are lockpicks legal to own? Are lockpicks legal to use? These are questions I hear frequently, and had myself when I was first starting out. The answer to the question is about as confusing as the ...
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Learn Locksmithing Today: Commercial Locksmithing

Once you have established your shop, and your skillset, you may decide to market yourself as a commercial locksmith. Nailing down these clients may be more difficult, but there is a major benefit that you should consider: You can charge more. I'm not saying go out and gouge your customers. ...
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Master Lock Picked Open with Cat Food Can Lid

As a locksmith, it is your job to stay up on the market. As a resource for all locksmiths, and apprentices, we here at Locksmith Training HQ want to make that easy for you. That's why we're posting this video by BosnianBill over at Lock-Lab.com. Watch as he...oh, don't ...
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Learn Locksmithing Today: Residential Locksmithing

Residential locksmithing is exactly what it sounds like. Locksmithing for private residences. Residential locksmithing is probably the most common type of locksmithing niche that you will see. Residential locksmithing does not mean non-commercial, though. In fact, the locksmith kit for a residential locksmith vs. that of a commercial locksmith ...
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