No, a locksmith doesn’t need to break or damage a lock to gain entry to a home or vehicle. Experienced locksmiths can use a series of non-destructive techniques to open a door, while still keeping the lock in tack. It becomes slightly trickier when the locks are more advanced though. Advanced security systems can be more difficult to deal with and require specific knowledge to avoid damage. If a key has broken off in a lock, it is still possible to remove the broken piece without having to replace the entire lock. Make sure that you choose your locksmith carefully if you want to avoid lock damage.