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Lockmaster1 Locksmiths is here for you during this challenging time. We now function as an essential business to provide customers with emergency Callout. Our Mobile office in Greenwich. is generally open with limited inventory, Monday to Sunday8am to 6.30pm. Please adhere to social distancing. Mobile Emergency Locksmit Greenwich SE10 We provide lock and key services 8am to 6.30pm, seven days a week. Whether you are locked out of your home or business, our team of reliable locksmiths will come to you in in 15 minutes. Our service is fast! When you call, we will be there to help you immediately. Our Locksmith will always be qualified  Master Locksmith’s We offer a wide variety of services and products, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Bill at Lockmaster1 Ltd today for more information about how we can best help you with the security of your home or business. Lockmaster1 Ltd Locksmith in Greenwich Lockmaster1 Ltd Locksmith has been serving in Greenwich since 2000. There’s nothing worse than locking yourself out of your home or Business and having nowhere to turn. It’s frustrating, stressful, and sometimes can be dangerous. That’s why at Locksmiths Greenwich , we provide quick, reliable services so you never feel alone in a Time of need. We want to make process stress free, simple, Our  qualified Master locksmiths are trained to handle all types of emergency locksmith calls whether if it’s for commercial, residential, business, Locksmiths Greenwich are here for you. Call bill at Lockmaster1 Limited on 07908959198 or email info@lockmaster1.co.uk you can visit the website. www.lockmaster1.co.uk

Interview with a Locksmith Greenwich

To celebrate Home Security Month we’ve been quizzing our locksmith’s members on their top tips for home security, the ups and downs of their job and the weirdest situations locksmithing has gotten them into.

Our latest interview is with Bill McFadyen of Lockmaster1 in Greenwich. After trying everything from cabinet-making to carpentry Bill stumbled across the Master Locksmith Association and discovered locksmithing was where he wanted to focus his attention. Here, Bill tells all about the security mistakes homeowners make all too often, and the best and worst parts of his job.

1. What’s the biggest security mistake you find homeowners make?

Those with a composite or UPVC door tend to close the door and think that it’s completely locked, what they don’t understand is that the correct way is to lift the handle up fully and turn the key.

2. Are there any other common mistakes?

Neglecting home security measures on sheds and outbuildings, leaving ladders unchained (allowing burglars to use them as access to the upper floors of the building), not having locking security measures on the first floor bedroom windows, installing cheap locks and leaving the security alarm unarmed just in case it goes off while on holiday thus annoying the neighbours.

3. What do burglars look out for?

Unanswered mail gives burglars a heads up that you’re on holiday – letting everybody know on social media while they are on holiday is even worse! Leaving keys under the porch carpet or in a pot are obvious places for a burglar to look and leaving valuables on display.

4. Why did you choose to become a locksmith?

In the past, I have been a carpenter, cabinetmaker and a bit of a MacGyver. I’ve always liked playing about and picking as a hobby, but about 10 years ago I was a contracts manager in a window manufacturing company and I was made redundant so I decided to give locksmithing a go.

When I got involved with the Master Locksmiths Association I discovered that this is an industry that I find fascinating. I wouldn’t say it was easy at the beginning – there are quite a few three to five-day courses out there where they say you can become a locksmith instantly – believe me this is not the case.

5. What are the best and worst parts of the job?

The best part of the job is the fact that it’s never the same from one day to the next. You are always meeting different people from all walks of life. One day you could be working in a mansion the next day you can be working in public toilets, you just never know.

Also, where else could you get paid to do your hobby? As I have improved over the years I’ve been able to help other locksmiths enhance their skills which is another highlight. The only negative part of the job would be the unsociable hours and the fact that you are never off duty even when you’re on holiday.

6. What would your one top tip for Home Security Month be? 

Go outside your house and question how you would enter your premises if you were locked out. It is surprising the number of surveys I do with homeowners where I ask them to do the same things and they realise themselves where their security is really lacking.


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READ MORE LOCKSMITH INTERVIEWS: for more Interviews with MLA approved Locksmiths, please see our every interview with a locksmith so far page

Lockmaster1 Ltd locksmith Greenwich Working during the during COVID-19

Lockmaster1 Ltd qualified Master Locksmiths are still working with emergency locksmiths open for essential work such as locks outs, lock-ins, lock repairs

During the lockdown locksmith shops will be closed or allowing one customer in the shop at a time.

As qualified member  of the UK’s largest trade association for locksmiths our customers are kept up to date with developments in relation to COVID-19 as well as ways of working including isolation, social distancing and hygiene.

The number one priority is the health & safety of both locksmiths and the customer, our locksmiths understand the importance in reducing the spread of Coronavirus.

We would advise customers and Locksmiths alike the following.

Hiring a lockmaster1 ltd Locksmith during COVID-19

Locksmith services
Locksmiths are available and here to help,

If you are self-isolating
Do let your Locksmith know if you are self-isolating, locksmiths work with vulnerable individuals and emergency services on a daily basis and must ensure the safety of all customers.

Follow the Governments advice on protecting yourself and the locksmith.

Social Distancing
As we are all aware social distancing measures are in place, it is not rude and your locksmith will not be offended if the normal close proximity and chatty conversations are not happening.

 

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Lockmaster1 are DBS Checked Locksmiths in Blackheath, SE3 in South East London approved by UKs largest locksmith association.  Our locksmiths offer a 24-Hour Emergency Locksmith service in Blackheath, Greenwich and other areas of South East London.Bill McFadyen from Lockmaster 1 image

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  • Lost Keys? Locked out?
  • Locked out of your house or home?
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  • We specialise in changing locks with non-destructive opening.

Blackheath & Greenwich Locksmith

If you are locked out, lost your keys or need your locks changing Lockmaster1 can help with the following:

  • 24 Hour Emergency Locksmith
  • No Call Out Charge
  • Mobile Locksmith Service
  • Key Cutting on Site
  • Locks supplied and fitted to British Standards (BS3621)
  • Changing Locks to British Standards
  • uPVC Door and Windows Locks repaired and fitted
  • uPVC Patio Doors Repaired
  • Alarms and CCTV systems supplied and installed
  • Digital Locks
  • Access Control Systems supplied and installed
  • Restricted keys and master suites
  • Bespoke Master Key Systems
  • Burglary Repairs
  • Bailiffs Locksmith Services
  • Security Grilles, Gates
  • Window Bars and Shutters
  • Steel Security Doors
  • Car Key Cutting
  • CCTV Installation
  • Safe Engineer – Safes Supplied and Fitted
  • Work Guaranteed
  • Friendly Advice
  • Disabled Services
  • Covering all South-East Kent London areas

Locks – Supplied/Fitted & Repaired in Greenwich

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  • All Locks Supplied and Fitted
  • Door Locks
  • Window Locks
  • Master Keys and Locks
  • Insurance Standard Locks
  • Lock Opening
  • Period Lock Keys
  • Digital Locks
  • Latches
  • Mortice Deadlocks
  • High Security Locks
  • uPVC Window Locks
  • Window handles and mechanisms
  • Escape Locks
  • Master Key Systems
  • All from leading brands including Yale, Union, ERA, Chubb.

Key Cutting in Blackheath & Greenwich (All Keys Cut)
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  • All types of keys cut on site
  • Cabinet Keys
  • Door Keys
  • Safe Keys

Safe Opening in Blackheath/Greenwich
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  • Fire Resistant Safes
  • Insurance Rated Safes
  • Jewellery Safes
  • Laptop Safes
  • Gun Cabinets
  • Deposit Safes
  • Data Safes
  • Drug Cabinets
  • Key Cabinets
  • Safes with Standard Lock, Traditional Lock, Electronic Lock mechanisms.
  • Safes with 30 minute to 60-minute fire protection
  • Floorboard Safes

Access Control Installed
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  • Mechanical Access Control
  • Push Button Mechanical Locks
  • Card Swipe and Proximity Readers
  • Card and Key Fob Readers
  • Wireless Remote Access Control
  • Battery Operated Access

Security Gates & Grilles Fitted
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  • Bar Gates – Secure area protection with gates
  • Bar Grilles – Window and Door Grille Protection
  • Steel Sheets – Fitted externally to doors for increased strength
  • Roller Shutters

We offer a made to measure service. Designed to deter criminals, gates and grilles can be fitted to almost any door or window. Steel sheets can be fitted externally on vulnerable doors.

Burglar Alarms Installed

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  • Remote Control Alarms
  • Safety Alarms
  • Choice of Alarm Monitoring
  • Alarm Maintenance
  • High Power Alarms

Areas We Cover

  • ∑     South East London
  • ∑     Greenwich
  • ∑     Thamesmead
  • ∑     Abbey wood
  • ∑     Bexley
  • ∑     North London
  • ∑     Hackney
  • ∑     Stratford
  • ∑     Canning town
  • ∑     West Han
  • ∑     Stepney
  • ∑     Canary Wharf
  • ∑     Essex
  • ∑     Ilford
  • ∑     Rainham
  • ∑     Thurrock
  • ∑     Dagenham
  • ∑     Kent
  • ∑     Dartford
  • ∑     Lakeside
  • ∑     Gravesend

Accreditations

Why use a MLA Approved Locksmith?

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Emergency Call out Greenwich Copy

I attended The  customers  Premises after he Lost he’s Kays   When  he was out  running in  Grenwich  park .  I  opens both doors   In less than 30 seconds .  He said he couldn’t believe how easy it was open  he’s doors.  I explained to him  that the locks will note up to BS3621 2007. And  Low standard of lock.  I upgraded  he’s  Euro  Cylinder  to a 3 star  Cylinder I think insurance documents requested looks up to BS3627 2007.  I  Advanced   Him to contact hey is insurance  To let them know what Locks he had installed.  On he’s doors.  7 out of 10 customers I visit if they looked up their insurance documents  before install new locks.  They  wood  find  there locks on the hour or flat door Does not  mate there insurance-requirements

Locksmiths Greenwich and Charlton

 

Emergency Call out Greenwich Copy

I attended The  customers  Premises after he Lost he’s Kays   When  he was out  running in  Grenwich  park .  I  opens both doors   In less than 30 seconds .  He said he couldn’t believe how easy it was open  he’s doors.  I explained to him  that the locks will note up to BS3621 2007. And  Low standard of lock.  I upgraded  he’s  Euro  Cylinder  to a 3 star  Cylinder I think insurance documents requested looks up to BS3627 2007.  I  Advanced   Him to contact hey is insurance  To let them know what Locks he had installed.  On he’s doors.  7 out of 10 customers I visit if they looked up their insurance documents  before install new locks.  They  wood  find  there locks on the hour or flat door Does not  mate there insurance-requirements

Locksmiths Greenwich and Charlton

 

Faulty Yale

Emergency  call out Blackheath . Attended  a customers premises today after they

were locked out due to faulty Yale PBS1 BS3621: 2007  High security night latch. Fortunately they had a back door so I was able to pick that open even though there was a key on the opposite side of the door. Customer purchased Lock from Amazon and now has the issue of sending the Lock back to Amazon.

New Lock Lock

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Merry christmas form lockmaster1 Ltd

Christmas is fast approaching and Bill from  Lockmaster1 want to wish all my friends & customers very Happy Christmas. We will be open For all the festive season. If your lockout or need new lock call Bill the locksmith from 24hr locksmith Greenwich / Blackheath From  Lockmaster1 Locksmiths, have a wonderful Safe and  Christmas and New Year.

tips to avoid been burgled over Christmas

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  • Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you’re just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
  • Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox)
  • Install a visual burglar alarm (as part of a suite of prevention measures – a burglar alarm on its own will not prevent entry to your home)
  • Install good outside lighting
  • Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property
  • Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied
  • Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition
  • Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage
  • Keep ladders and tools stored away; don’t leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home
  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property
  • Ensure rear fencing is in good repair
  • Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges
  • Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows
  • Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault