Lock in: Steady growth in housing starts and the number of businesses will aid industry growth

The Locksmiths industry's demand is tied to the performance of the commercial and residential markets. Therefore, locksmiths benefited from steady business creation and a rebounding housing market over the past five years. In the coming years, demand for the industry is expected to strengthen, aided by continued recovery in the housing market as well as growth in the number of US businesses. Moreover, anticipated growth in the total number of motor vehicle registrations will slightly increase demand for emergency automotive locksmith services, which account for a significant share of industry revenue...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Steady recovery in the housing market and growth in the number of US businesses will aid industry demand
  • Demand for locksmith services from homeowners increased over the past five years
  • Households and businesses will continue to be the main area of growth for locksmiths
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    While the initial capital investment to start a locksmith business is low, barriers to entry for the industry are medium due primarily to the training and certification required to become a practicing locksmith. On-the-job training and apprenticeships play a large role in locksmith education. The length of time necessary to complete on-the-job training ranges from three months to four years, depending on the level of expertise required for a given sector of the profession.According to the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA), 15 states currently require locksmith licensing. While certification is not strictly necessary to become a practicing locksmith, most locksmiths choose to gain a form of certification to build trust from customers. For...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Locksmiths Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Locksmiths Industry are

  • Level of competition existing in the market
  • Experienced work force
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Existing home sales in the Locksmiths industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Locksmiths Industry?

    This industry performs installation, repair, rebuilding and adjusting services for security systems, as well as lock management of keying and key control systems. Companies also sell mechanical or electronic locking devices, safes and security vaults.

    Industry Products
  • Nonresidential security system installation and repair
  • Residential security system installation and repair
  • Residential and nonresidential system services with monitoring
  • Key cutting and duplication services
  • Resale of locks and security merchandise
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Installing and repairing nonresidential security systems
  • Installing and repairing residential security systems
  • Key duplication
  • Renting and reselling security system products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of businesses
  • Existing home sales
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Housing starts
  • Number of motor vehicle registrations
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Revived downstream commercial demand
  • Residential sector improves
  • Industry profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Stable downstream demand
  • Competition and industry profit
  • Table: Locksmiths Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Locksmiths Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Alarm, Horn & Traffic Control Equipment Manufacturing
  • Civic, Social & Youth Organizations
  • Power Tools & Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
  • Security Alarm Services
  • Security Services

  • Products & Services
  • Nonresidential security system installation and repair
  • Residential security system installation and repair
  • Key cutting and duplication services
  • Resale of locks and security merchandise
  • Other services
  • Residential and nonresidential system services with monitoring
  • Chart: Locksmiths Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Households
  • Government entities
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Locksmiths Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Locksmiths

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Locksmiths Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Locksmiths Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Locksmiths Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • No. of Businesses (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • A category of customers who complete tasks and projects on their own that would generally be outsourced to a business or service provider, for example, home renovations and wedding planning.
  • Key Blank
  • A key that has not been cut to a specific bitting (or the shape that causes it to fit or actuate the lock).
  • Key-Duplicating Machine
  • Machines used to make a copy of a key by cutting a blank key to match the original's shape and groove pattern.
  • Time Lock
  • A timer designed to prevent the opening of a safe or vault until it reaches a pre set time, even if the correct combination is known.
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