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The Mr. Locksmith High Performance Lock Picks are made for the locksmith enthusiast and industry locksmith.
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Hi. I'm Terry from Mr. Locksmith.

I'm a third generation locksmith. I have a criminology degree. I've been in the locksmithing business for over 35 years. When I was even in kindergarten I was making sets of picks out of bobby pins. 

I still have my first set of picks that I basically built myself from Alan keys, bits of hack saws, spring steel when I could get it. So, I've been building my own picks my entire life. I've been teaching locksmith's, police, government agencies, for a long time how to open locks. Covert, overt, substitious entry. I've been teaching picking forever. 

I finally decided to put together my own pick set, my own training eBook, as well as a series of videos on how to pick locks. I've just come off a very successful kick starter campaign. It was fantastic. It was 650% funded. I'm very proud of that. I've decided to go ahead with a long term project I've been thinking for a long time. I'm going to have my own set of picks, my own training manuals, and my own training videos on how to pick locks.

The picks that I'm manufacturing for Kickstarter are made of high quality North American made steel. This is the best steel available from Canadian or American manufacturers. We've got the best. The stuff you're buying offshore doesn't last a real locksmith one lock. My picks are high quality steel, they're manufactured in North America and the picks are fantastic. 

The set will include the basic picks, the ball, the rake, the hook. Those are what you have to use as a beginner. The three basic picks that you have to start learning with is the diamond, the hook, and the rake. These are our beginner picks but also some advanced locksmiths just like these picks. These are the basics, however, when you get your skill sets improved, and also as you run across different manufacturers you use specific picks for that. This is one of my favorite picks, the quality here, I can bend this, it just springs right back. It's high quality spring steel as opposed to the offshore made. 

Tension wrenches, same thing, high quality that'll last you a long time. Good, high quality, North American made picks. 

In the past there was a well known, successful Kickstarter campaign, however, they never shipped. I've been in the business 35 years. I have a successful franchise, I've been selling products for years, I will not only have a successful Kickstarter campaign, I will ship the product pretty quick. I already know what I want, I already have my manufacturers. I have everything in place. I just need you to back the project and we will get another successful Kickstarter campaign.

The pick set will include the basics. Diamond pick, hook pick, rake pick. Those are the most popular. Then, they're going to include some of the more advanced ones. Some people call it the curved diamond or the deforest pick. There's various names given to it. And, a few other specialized picks and I have a really cool pick for picking one of the most popular locks sold out there which they say is unpick-able. So, I have a special pick for that. And, the tension wrenches are really, really important. So, it's not only going to be the pick set but it's going to be the tension sets. As an added bonus, you're not only going to get the pick set, my favourite tension wrenches, my eBook, my videos on how to pick lock, as an added bonus I'm going to include my dumb key force tool from my previous kick starter campaign free. It's an extra. It's fantastic. You'll love it. This is going to be a fantastic Kickstarter campaign. It's going to be huge. You're going to love it. It's got excellent value for the dollar. 

Want to become a licensed Mr. Locksmith / Mr. ProLock in your own city?

For North America, South America, Australia, Asia, Philippines, Pacific Region:

Mr. Locksmith Locksmithing and Security Systems is looking for individuals with drive, determination and ambition to become part of our team of successful licensees. Prior locksmithing experience is an asset…but not necessary. Mr.Locksmith will train you in ALL aspects of running a successful business in our Professional Locksmithing College.

Mr. Locksmith is the anti-franchise opportunity. So how does licensing differ from buying a franchise? Simply put, it’s a hassle-free, contract-free agreement with no costly monthly expenses, no binding corporate purchases, no residuals and no royalties paid back to the franchisor. All you have to pay is a low monthly fee for licensing and maintenance of your personalized website and social media presence. >> hyperlink including all of the licence pricing and available territories here << Think of it as financial freedom…without the fuss! And, Mr.Locksmith is a proven, recession-resistant business!

A third-generation, internationally-renowned locksmith, Terry Whin-Yates is with you and your new enterprise 100% of the way! When you become a licensed Mr. Locksmith, you’re not working for FOR a company, you’re working WITH a team of helpful, expert professionals…whenever you need us. And, we’ll provide all of the comprehensive training you’ll need to get started and soon become a certified locksmith with Mr.Locksmith.

Our relatively low capital investment means a licensed Mr. Locksmith is accessible to most people. We’ll show you the mandatory elements for starting a successful locksmithing business, and how your business can provide you with a better standard of living now and a solid asset to sell when you want to retire. And what’s better than being your own boss and having fun at the same time?!

In addition, we’ll make sure you’re fully supplied with all of the latest products, tools, training methods and equipment so you can successfully and consistently provide outstanding service to your customers. Plus, you’ll be able to take advantage of our tried, tested and true systems, support group and well-recognized brand name.

At Mr.Locksmith, we have the experience and track record to ensure your new business gets off the ground and running…fast! And once you’re up and running we’ll continue to provide ongoing support. The training tools we supply will allow you to learn about developing systems, scheduling, and plans. Our training and ongoing support give you everything you’ll need to take your business to the next level!

As a licensed Mr. Locksmith you’ll gain these unique advantages:

an exclusive, non-infringed Mr.Locksmith territory exclusive use of all corporate trademarks and logos comprehensive business, marketing and management training ongoing mentoring and coaching from Terry Whin-Yates – a master locksmith with over 35 years industry experience hiring, recruiting and staff retention programs customer retention tools regional advertising campaigns local marketing and advertising materials on-going research and development at head office and, preferred customer discounts from suppliers. As a licensed, bonded and insured Mr.Locksmith locksmith, your customers will have complete peace-of-mind knowing they’re dealing with a trusted and reputable corporate brand that stands behind its products, services and licensees…100%…24-7! And, Mr.Locksmith is a proven business model with a proven track record of success! That’s the Mr. ProLock difference!

Many locksmiths are more comfortable dealing with the technical side of the business; maybe not so much with the business side like sales, marketing, advertising, customer retention, and budgeting expenses. We’ll train you in simple, yet effective, methods in each of these areas that will help you achieve your goals for increased financial security and more free time. Sound good? We thought so!

Please contact Terry at [email protected] if you're interested in this opportunity. 

Risks and challenges

We've already finished perfecting the design and prototypes and have a manufacturer. However, every project carries with it certain risks. The most common risks are potential delays in tooling, obtaining raw materials, packaging, and shipping. While we feel like we have reduced these variables as much as possible, they can never be completely eliminated. That being said, our team has lots of experience in manufacturing and of course, locksmithing and we are confident we will deliver an outstanding product as we proceed to manufacturing once again.

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