|(a) An owner or employee of a retail establishment
open to the general public may perform work on a mechanical security
device within the confines of the establishment, provided the work
is limited to servicing products sold by the establishment, or duplicating
(b) The installation of a pre-keyed lockset may be
performed by an unlicensed person, so long as the installer is hired
directly by the recipient of the service, is not employed by or under
contract with the retail establishment from which the lockset was
purchased and the installation involves no rekeying or other internal
manipulation of the locking mechanism or of any existing mechanical
(c) Repossession agents who are exclusively engaged
in the business of repossession are exempted from licensure under
the Act while using their own equipment and employees to decode or
make keys, or to install or repair locks for the property repossessed.
Any third party contractor engaged to perform such services must be
licensed as a locksmith.
(d) The exemptions listed in subsection (a), (b), or
(c) of this section apply only if the person does not use the term
"locksmith" or any similar term, or otherwise create the impression
to a reasonable consumer that the person is a licensed locksmith.