Sometimes, you might accidentally lock your key into the place you need to get into, and other times, you might have simply lost your key and are in need of a replacement. Regardless of the reason, a locksmith is the one who can assist you with your dilemma.
Locksmiths copy keys and make duplicates of them by taking molds of the key that you already have and then fashioning you a new one from it. This usually consists of cutting you a new key. Although some hardware stores might perform this service for little to nothing, the services that locksmiths offer are much more precise, and locksmiths have the ability to copy keys and make you duplicates of virtually any type of key you need whereas most hardware stores don't.
Hardware stores usually just create your key by running it through a machine, whereas locksmiths usually undergo a much more intricate process that might require a bit of manual labor as well to craft you a duplicate key.
Of course, the most obvious benefit for having duplicate keys is to prevent yourself from losing access to your home, vehicle, locked box and so on. However, there are a few other benefits as well. Perhaps you have numerous people you want to have access to something.
If you have duplicate keys made, then you can all access the home, vehicle and so on whether or not you're all together. Among the most common types of duplicates people should always ensure they have are home, apartment, automobile and mailbox keys.