It’s that time of year when you should start looking at your security. Check that your Locks are up to BS 3621 Standard.Also check if your alarm has any faults or needs servicing. Check with your safety Neighbourhood Team if there is any increase in burglaries in your area. Or call my Company Lockmaster1 Ltd or go to the Master Locksmith Association website to find your nearest Master Locksmith to have a full survey undertaken.
Got a call last week from a client in DA7 4BN Postcode. I gave her a price for supply and installation. She was happy with the price and we booked an appointment for Wednesday morning. I was talking to a friend of mine Shane HalesLocks Ltd was telling me he was installing. Yale Digital lock on Wednesday and I asked him where it was and it was at the same address. I called the client and I asked her why she had booked another Locksmith in to do the same job in the afternoon the answer to me was it she was not happy she would asked me to remove it and get someone else to install the lock. First time in 20 years this ever happened to my company. If you get a call from this customer her mobile number ends in 8888
This year the MLA is celebrating its 60th anniversary and as part of our celebration we are giving away, with the help of our sponsor ERA, a HomeGuard house alarm.
If you are interested in winning this product, please help us raise awareness of the locksmithing industry within the UK.
👉 All you have to do to participate is tag 3 friends in a comment with the message <did you know that the only locksmiths in the UK that are Vetted, Qualified and Inspected are the MLA approved company members?>. We will choose the lucky winner on 10th of September. Good luck!
To find the approved company locksmith that is closest to you please visit: www.locksmiths.co.uk
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Just completed a job after the tenant called a national company . The Customer left keys inside and shut the door. This job would have been easy for a trained Locksmith. This company did not know what they was doing and completely destroyed the lock. Also did not have a new replacement lock and left the customer with an open door I was able to obtain a new lock. Left the customer with a working lock.
Your door is the gateway to your home.
As such, you want it to be as solid and protective as can be. Which means it being strong enough to withstand even the most determined burglar.
Whether you live in a flat or a house, your front door will always tell a thief the levels of security surrounding your home. If it looks really secure and burglar-resistant, then they’ll think twice about trying to gain entry.
A locksmith belonging to the Master Locksmiths Association will check to see if your door is secure and made of solid timber or a robust composite. The locksmith can also reinforce the frame and check if the locks and hinges are British Standard approved.
Content by met.police.uk
Thanks to Jeff Turner for cleaning, repairing, refurbishing, repainting and cutting keys by hand to this old rim lock for a customer.
The customer was delighted with the finished product.
Fire Safety Advice for Landlords
FIRE SAFETY ADVICE FOR LANDLORDS, MANAGING AGENTS, PRIVATE DWELLINGS, BLOCKS OF FLATS AND OWNERS OF HOUSES IN MULTIPLE OCCUPATION AND SOCIAL HOUSING.
Just like employers, landlords have certain legal obligations when it comes to fire safety and protection of their properties and the safety of people who reside in their premises. However, it is not as simple as ensuring there is a couple of fire extinguishers to hand – fire safety largely depends on the potential risks and the different types of buildings can cause confusion.
For example, a building that is used for a single tenancy will differ to one which is shared across commercial and residential lettings. Legislation requires that landlords carry out fire risk assessments in all areas of their properties. This process will identify any fire hazards and who is at risk and decide if anything needs to be done to remove or reduce that risk.
The advice given in this section is intended to guide and advise Landlords, managing agents and owners of the following types of properties on best practice as well as your legal responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (2005), this is commonly known as the Fire Safety Order (FSO).
Emergency call out to an apartment on the 10th floor in Bermondsey SE1. After a customer had one of the national locksmith companies install a Yale Conexis L1 Smartlock entry system to their apartment door. The end result wasn’t good, they installed the locking system incorrectly leaving the customer locked-out of her flat for two days.
Thanks to Yale, their excellent customer service gave the customer Lockmaster1’s contact details.
Luckily enough, I was at the Master Locksmith Regional Meeting in Stratford-upon-Avon, where Yale was demonstrating the new Yale Conexis L1 Smart Lock entry system and was instructed how to install the Yale Conexis L1 Smart Lock entry system correctly.
The only problem encountered was needing remove the lock destructively to install the new Yale Conexis L1 Smart Lock entry system.
Had an emergency call out today by an old lady in her 90s. Arrived on site within 20 minutes .She showed me what was wrong with the door.
It was an old aluminium door with a Union 2 boat and latch system . It has been discontinued for quite a number of years. I spent 20 minutes working on the door. When I finished the door it was working near enough good as new. Told the lady it was all done .She checked it was working ,she was very happy . When I showed her the invoice she told me she will not be paying it as it is a council house.
I tried to explain to her that I do not work for the council. she told me when she rang the council up they told her to get a sub contractor to do the work . I wasn’t going to argue with her must put this one down to experience .One extra step towards the Pearly Gates.
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