Hi, Everyone. I’m brand new to reddit and was pleasantly surprised to learn of communities of people interested in the art and science of locksmithing and its practice.
Having recently received my certification, I currently work primarily in the automotive realm of our field. That is, my call volume consists primarily of car door unlockings, key coding, key generation, and programming. I do occasionally perform services for customers who require residential/commercial openings, hardware installations, or access control services. I dabble in roadside assistance services like tire changes and jump starts as well with my employer.
My question, then, for all the more well-established redditers in this community is as follows: “Are there any communities whose focuses rest primarily in this line of work?”. If so, since admittedly I am still a bit green behind the ears with respect to my career in development and reddit alike, where should I look for community with other automotive locksmith professionals? I, for all my searching, have not found such a group. If not, would anyone here be interested in starting a community devoted specifically to a running discourse on the betterment of the trade through shared ideas and techniques, along with some funny, relatable content/memes?
I apologize for the lack of brevity on my part, but I’ve come to realize the importance of a strong professional network in this field, since it is among the most rapidly evolving professions, due in large part to increasingly secure systems being adopted by automotive manufacturers. In addition, I have learned recently of significant discrepancies between the responsibilities taken on by, for example, European and U.S. automotive locksmiths.
If you read this, I appreciate your time and consideration. Let me know what you guys think!!