LEWISBURG – high-tech electronics have shaped the security business as much as almost any other industry.
“Everything is going towards electronics,” said Phil Tharp, owner of A-1 Lock and Key. “Just like cars. Car keys are disappearing.”
Similarly, Tharp said that house keys are disappearing thanks to alarm systems that have detected the user’s phone.
It was busy for the independent store where blanks for keys line a wall. But like other companies, the security sector was also faced with the challenge of receiving qualified help.
“It would be nice if there were interested young people who wanted to get into the field,” he mused. “In every industry, when it comes to technical issues, I see that all children who want to get into the technical field end up earning more than most university graduates because nobody wants to do the work.”