PENRITH-BASED business National Locksmiths was the venue for a barbecue marking the first annual National Locksmiths Day on Friday.
Owner Brett McVea said the business was chosen for the inaugural event as an acknowledgment of its reputation in the industry.
He said the aim of the day was to celebrate the valuable work of all those in the locksmith trade.
The barbecue, which was open to the public, was attended by representatives of companies that manufacture locks and security equipment.
The event also offered giveaways and a chance to win tickets to the Bathurst 1000 race day.
National Locksmiths is a family-owned and operated business of 11 years' standing. Mr McVea said the company prided itself on offering a "prompt, professional and competent locksmith service".
The multi-award winning business invented Secure Plates, an anti-theft device for car number plates that has been praised by the police force, local councils, the RMS and the NRMA.