Why use a master locksmith?

Funny Emergency Locksmith Call-out in Blackheath

Got called out last night at 9:30pm

The lady on the other end of the phone told me she was locked out. She told me they had been waiting for a locksmith to turn up since 7 .30pm. I told her I would be 15 to 20 minutes. I arrived in less then 10 minutes.

As I turned up there were two old ladies in their late 70s. I asked them if they had proof that they lived at the premises. The first lady said to her friend ” Can you tell him I live here ?” I then said ” No I need to find out that you own the property ” so she said “No I don’t own the property, it’s my daughter’s, who lives in America “.
I said “I cannot let you in without proof that you’re supposed to be in the house.”

She then went on and said “Oh I understand what you mean”, then she showed me a bank statement and a bus pass with her name on it proving that she does live at the address. It only took me a few minutes to pick the lock. I asked her what time of arrival the locksmith that previously called gave her.

She told me she didn’t speak to a locksmith, but had just left a message on his answer machine.

I’m not saying which locksmith this was, but the shop was shut at that time of day.

Always speak to somebody if you’re locked out in an emergency.
Or just call Bill at Lockmaster1.co.uk
0208 856 0874, 079908959198
www.lockmaster1.co.uk

Why use a master locksmith?

Having your home burgled is a traumatic experience

Losing your laptop, jewellery, mobile phone in a burglary is just the start. Burglars don’t care about damaging your property. They leave a trail of carnage behind by emptying out drawer’s and cupboards and if the contents are not worth stealing they don’t care whether they damage them or not. Knowing someone has been inside your home can be just as traumatic as losing your property and there is the additional fear of the possibility of them returning.

I read an article where it stated that burglary is also more common than you may think. According to figures from UK Crime Stats there are over 450,000 burglaries a year – that’s nearly one EVERY MINUTE across the UK.
To defend your home install a security system burglars are put off by and as new ideas and home security systems evolve alarm systems are becoming smarter than ever,

Defenses such as Ring.com doorbell ,fake TV’s, and door / Smart home IP cameras which can be accessed by your smart phone are highly recommended and in addition why not get a free security check from your local Master Locksmith Association member.

Most properties are empty 80% of the time.

At Lockmaster1 we can supply almost any security solution which is needed for the home or business.

Why use a master locksmith?

Why should you use a Master Locksmith?

I had a call from a young girl saying she was locked out last night and called one of the National locksmith companies in Greenwich, yet this fake company isn’t even in Greenwich, they just pretend to be by purchasing local-looking telephone numbers.

They gave her a quote of £75 to open her door as the “snib” had dropped.

The Locksmith drilled the lock, despite there being a big cat flap just one meter away from the lock! He needed a new lock since the door opened outwards, yet he did not know how to install the new lock. So disgracefully, he left her with no lock on the door all night and charged her £300.

The job should have taken a mere ten minutes at most using the “Letterbox Tool” that was designed exactly for this case, costing no more than £75 for that time of day.

The lesson learned here? Always make sure the locksmith you are calling is truly in your area.

Trust a truly local Master Locksmith Approved Locksmith in Greenwich, Lockmaster1’s address is verified on our MLA Approved page here.

Setting Standards for the Future in Security

The Master Locksmith Association has been working on some good projects i.e. MP’s Survey’s and now the Home Office is looking at the MLA for their help to beef up their security and to help them deal with hate crime. Plus, did you know the MLA have been asked to carry out surveys by the responsible persons at their places of worship? Contact Lockmaster1 for more information.

HIGHEST RISK POSTCODES FOR BURGLARY IN THE UK

I was reading an article regarding burglaries in the UK. I was surprised to see that Dagenham is the largest hotspots in the UK for burglaries. While Suffolk and Folkestone are among the lowest in the country. There has been an increase burglaries in the Greenwich area especially in Blackheath & SE3 postcode. Most burglars are taking advantage of people’s lack of security knowledge. My main advice would be that you should consider what you would do if you were locked out. Think about how you would gain entry to your own home or business. That’s what the burglar does. Then think about how you could make that more difficult.

uPVC Doors & Composite Doors

I was reading an article which mentioned that in the past two decades, over 22 million uPVC and Composite doors have been fitted throughout the UK, but now many older Multipoint locks are reaching the end of their lifecycle.

There is a replacement multipoint lock system available which is a genuine like-for-like replacement.

If you’re interested in finding out more, Contact Bill at Lockmaster1 07908959198

New Lockmaster1 Website Launches!

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Our new website launched today at http://www.lockmaster1.co.uk, to provide everyone that will use our locksmith services with a friendly experience. Easy to navigate and also responsive for the various devices we use these days, iPhones, iPads and so on. We hope you like the new style and presentation, which we have also added to our Facebook and Twitter pages. So please take a moment to take a peek and if you have a few minutes, please give us a quick Feedback Message at http://www.lockmaster1.co.uk/feedback/ (Just in case we missed something). Thanks very much!

Bill, at Lockmaster1 Locksmiths
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Locksmith Services for Disabled People

Dedicated Locksmith Help

If you’re disabled or elderly and you are finding it difficult to open and close your front door, back door or
windows, these days there are various different methods to overcome this. At lockmaster1 if we are unable to guarantee to resolve it on the day, we will either find a product that will suit your needs or even get a bespoke item made, just for you.

There are many different types of access control systems, that vary from keyless, access self-closing doors, to simple automatically self-locking systems.
Call today and quote “Disabled and Elderly” for free on-site advice and quotation.

Locks and Deadlocks Advice

Euro-Cylinders

Many new build properties are now using euro cylinders as the preferred choice of lock, they are easy to replace and come in different grades of security, including BS which means them are resistant to most forms of attack. Contact us for more information on the types of euro-cylinders available.

Mortise Deadlocks

Mortise deadlocks are an essential part of your security; they offer excellent value for for money, come in a range of sizes and often are required to meet BS36221 for home insurance requirements.

Make Your Home Safer

Our friendly professional locksmiths are happy to give practical advice to secure your home. With 10 years of experience we are quick to find weaknesses and can provide solutions to make your home safer.