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 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
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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.
Upgraded to new British standard BS3621 2007 night latch Thamesmead SE28
A Lift Engineer dropped his keys down a lift shaft today and was locked in the lift room in Thamesmead. I’ve never seen someone so happy to see a locksmith! he’d been stuck there for four hours!
If you need a locksmith for an emergency in Thamesmead, Call Bill at Lockmaster1 Ltd, anytime.
0208 856 0874 or 07908959198
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
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.
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