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The Brisant Secure NUKI Smart Lock - RELEASED SOON

The Brisant Secure NUKI Smart Lock - RELEASED SOON

We understand that Brisant Secure are close to releasing their latest and newest Smart Lock - the Brisant Secure NUKI.

The new Smart Lock still has the Brisant ULTION 3* Cylinder at is core for added peace of mind.

Lockforce Locksmiths are an Approved Installer for the current Brisant Smart Lock and are excited to see the new look and functionality of the new Smart Lock.

We are yet to get our hands on the product but it looks super slick with added functionality in terms of automation and integration with Smart technology.


There is no doubt that Smart Locks are becoming more accepted by customers as the security of the technology has been proven to be secure.

But what we like more than anything with the Brisant Secure Smart locks is the fact that you can still use a key.

However, for those more adventurous and used to home automation will be able to operate the lock, in addition to the traditional key, with.....

  • Your Phone (even when not at or close to home)
  • A Security Tag
  • A Key Pad
You can even set dates and times when certain "users" can enter the property so you know who is in your home or property at any time.

Check out the real life use of the Brisant NUKI...



We don't have a confirmed release date BUT if you want to be one of the first to own a Brisant NUKI then you can apply to be on our WAIT LIST.

If you sign up for our WAIT LIST we will prioritise your purchase and installation of the this innovative new Smart Lock.

And, rest assured we will road test the lock for ourselves so we can assure YOU that it is as good as it looks.


Who are Lockforce Locksmiths..?

Lockforce Locksmith is a growing household name in the UK. We are all about trust and delivering great local service through our local technicians. We have over 12,000 online reviews so we have a growing reputation to maintain and protect.

www.lockforce.co.uk


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Lockforce Teesside Recruits new Team Member

Lockforce Teesside Recruits new Team Member

We are delighted to announce that Lockforce Teesside, under the ownership and management of Alastair McLeod, has taken on a new team member, Holly Sidgwick.

Holly is starting as a trainee and has already got stuck into lots of technical training under the guidance of Alastair.

We are delighted that Holly has chosen Lockforce to develop her career and we wish her all the best.

Alastair said "Having Holly in the team is fantastic. She has taken to the technical side really well but more importantly she is great with customers. The plan is to work together for a few years and then look to get Holly into her own van.".

As our local operations get more established we are seeing more of our teams expanding their business through employment.

www.lockforce.co.uk/locksmith/redcar/

www.lockforce.co.uk/locksmith/middlesbrough/


Who are Lockforce Locksmiths..?

Lockforce Locksmith is a growing household name in the UK. We are all about trust and delivering great local service through our local technicians. We have close to 12,000 online reviews we have a growing reputation to maintain and protect.

www.lockforce.co.uk


Nice to see this article picked up by a local news channel.....

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/i-feel-very-proud-marske-23990406


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Do your locks comply with your home insurers' requirements?

Do your locks comply with your home insurers' requirements?


If you don't know what I mean, or you're unsure whether your locks comply, do not worry.... you are not the first and certainly will not be the last. Please read on to find out how you can keep your home and possessions protected. 

As a homeowner, you should be aware that most insurance companies stipulate your locks need to be insurance approved and meet the British Standard (BS3621). If your home does not meet this standard then it is highly likely your home insurance will be invalid in the event of a break in. Don't put yourself and your possessions in any unnecessary danger and check your locks today. 

If your lock displays the following logo then it is a British Standard lock. You will see this in the below image of one of our insurance approved, anti-snap locks. 




If you are at all unsure, call Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester today. We offer a free home security survey to ensure your property meets all necessary home insurance requirements and can best advise you on any improvements needed. 



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Lockforce Expands onto the Isle of Wight

Lockforce Expands onto the Isle of Wight

Lockforce are pleased to officially announce our latest addition to the network in Simon Lennon who has become our resident locksmith on the Isle of Wight.



Simon has lived on the island with his family for a number of years and now has become fully trained as a locksmith on the mainland. He is excited to see where this new venture will take him.

If you have a property on the Isle of Wight and are looking to get your locks changed or are hoping to get a faulty door/window lock repaired then contact Simon on 01983 509 025 or visit his webpage at: https://www.lockforce.co.uk/locksmith/IsleofWight/. 





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Access Control and CCTV for expanding business

Access Control and CCTV for expanding business

 



The owners requested access control which users can be added and removed from there phone with the ability to see who enters the building and which rooms when

Ultion Smart High Security lock
Ultion Smart lock gives the user this ablity also we ordered keypads so users without smart phones can still enter the building using a preset code that can also be added and removed remotely 

Keypad for remote acsess

We was then asked to fit a high definition cctv system Which also had the same ability of remote viewing and control.
Locksmiths cherrypicker fitting CCTV

Thee cctv cameras that where installed over the 2 days where 4k 8mp hd cameras with facial recognition and ANPR also so they got the best cameras that are available.
With the ability to easy add extra cameras in the future.
CCTV ANPR Camera

After a few days in a cherry picker these cameras where fitted some as high at 14m up for an overall view of the area and some low down for more detailed images
CCTV Install, PTZ camera,
This PTZ camera allows the user to turn the camera and zoom in on objects remotely 

This setup is the start of a bigger project the user wants from us more camera and Parking Barriers are also being installed all with remote acsess and total control for the user any where in the world 


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Keeping Droylsden and Manchester Safe

Keeping Droylsden and Manchester Safe

 Here at Lockforce locksmiths we are on a mission to keep our local community in Droylsden and Manchester Safe and Secure providing services and advise whenever possible. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester believe preventing and deterring criminals is always better than reacting to them!

Unfortunately, a lot of people still see Locksmiths as only an Emergency Service, required only in the event of a break-in/ lock change or a lock out. 

Due to the Emergency need to secure a property following a property Break in, and the fact that often house keys are stolen and the families can feel vulnerable. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester are often asked to change all the locks which is obviously another insult to injury on top of your already distressed state.

As a lot of Burglarys are in the early hours or late at night it means phoning a locksmith at this time can be more costly, especially if you make the mistake of calling national locksmiths who charge premium prices plus extravagant call out fees. 

At Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester we would prefer not to receive these calls. We would prefer to reduce or stop the chance of something like this happening as opposed to seeing these situations as a business opportunity to earn money. I believe its better to be proactive with your security and having high quality Anti snap locks can not only prevent Burglary but can also be a visual deterrent to intruders. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester always try to give advice on home security whether it be on our Facebook site or our webpage.

 We recognise that there is a human and mental well-being cost as a result of a break in, even if they fail to take anything.

Many consumers fail to realise that small improvements to their locks can save the pain and heart ache caused when there is a break into a property.

We see break-ins every day and it’s hugely distressing particularly as we know, in many instances, it could have been prevented.

 At Lockforce Locksmiths we are on a mission to educate as many people in Manchester as possible in terms of what type of locks will help prevent or deter a break in from happening in the first place.

 Everyone that joins our team at Lockforce Locksmiths are surprised to learn how poor their own home security is and, on recommendations from our technicians, upgrade their locks straight away.

 As part of our service, and as a genuine Manchester Locksmith, we provide a free Home Security Assessment to allow all of our experienced and knowledgeable technicians to review the home of anyone in the local area. The main focus is normally around the door locks and the window locks although they may have recommendations around lighting, side gates, garages, sheds and passageways. 

An inspection, or home security survey by one of our Locksmiths, normally takes around 30 to 45 minutes and allows time for our technicians to check the quality, reliability and fitting of all window and door locks, as well as listening to your concerns or answering any questions you may have.

 

Through the Survey we will make recommendations on things that can be done to enhance the security further. There is no obligation to get us to carry out any recommendations.

It is amazing how little is known about the quality of door and window locks and how easy they can be bypassed by potential intruders

 We work closely with Brisant Secure and are delighted to see door manufacturers like Solidor (#Solidor) and Glazerite (#Glazerite) now selling new doors with high quality cylinders like the Brisant WXM 3* TS007 - one of the best on the market (#)

 Unfortunately, many door manufacturers still fit very low quality locks that could leave consumers like you and me vulnerable to Lock snapping. Consumers spend a lot of money buying a new door with a 5 Multi Point locking mechanism and yet the quality of the cylinder is a serious security threat.

We have seen doors of all types – front doors, back doors, patio doors and bifolding doors that cost £000s and yet the cylinder is worthless. We have all heard the phrase "a chain is only as strong as its weakest link" and unfortunatly the weakest link is usually the Euro Cylinder in this example. Yes it will lock the door when you turn the key, but with the right knowledge someone could open the door in seconds without you hearing a thing!!!!!

 When I first got involved in the Locksmith industry and finished my training, I quickly changed all the looks on my house and the same for my parents.

 As a business we have a saying of “keeping you safe” and we prefer people take action to implement a better level of security rather than us calling after the damage has already been done following a burglary/break in.

 We were interested to read recently about the new group of local residents that have formed an community alliance called Crimewatchers and are out patrolling the local neighbourhoods at night to reduce crime further around Droylsden and Audenshaw in Tameside.

With all the police cutbacks it is becoming harder for them to have a formal local presence and it is very heart-warming to see the efforts that many locals are now going to to help protect others more vulnerable than themselves. 

 The residents of Audenshaw and Droylsden are very pleased with the Crimewatchers group who have made a real difference, completing daily patrols at night, posting pictures daily of the previous nights and just bringing the community together. They also now have a Paypal link for the community to donate towards there patrols as it has become bigger. They recently saved an older person who had been discharged from hospital and was found wandering the streets in cold weather in the early hours confused. The Crimewatch team got the resident home and probably saved their life.

 We also support the work of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme that is a lot more passive than Crimewatchers and yet still provides lots of advice and guidance on keeping you and your neighbourhood safer.

 

So why would a local Manchester locksmith want to reduce crime and break ins when it is a source of income..?

 There is a simple answer….

 Because we care. We are human with our own families, and we wouldn’t want to see them, or anyone else, go through the pain that we see regularly.

 Some would say we are silly but we have other ways we can earn our money by providing more planned and preventative works such as….. 

·         Installing new locks… particularly for new homeowners - Fitting Anti-Snap, British Standard and Diamond Secured Locks

·         Servicing Locks… doors and window locks and locking mechanisms have lots of moving parts and few people really look them.

·         Repairing Locks… when they failed to be maintained… they tend to fail (break)

·         Repairing Broken Window handles and mechanisms

·         Installing New Locks such as British Standard High Security Night Latches

·         Installing Motion Sensor Video Doorbells

·         Installing other security features such as alarms, CCTV and Access Control Equipment.

 

 

So, if you have any concerns about your home security and you want to be proactive to your home security in Manchester and Greater Manchester then make sure to use a local locksmith that meets the following criteria

  • Checkatrade vetted and Registered
  • A good reputation and Real Reviews by the public
  • Never charge a call out fee
  • Personal Recommendations by friends and family
  • Always wear a uniform, and Carry ID

We meet all the above criteria and if you would like further information or advise please feel free contacting Damien at Lockforce Locksmiths on 0161 4100 651 or 0161 4101 245

 www.lockforce.co.uk/locksmith/droylsden/

www.lockforce.co.uk/locksmith/manchester/

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Lockforce Continues On Its Mission.... To Keep You Safe

Lockforce Continues On Its Mission.... To Keep You Safe

“To Keep you Safe” isn’t quite the full mission for the business…. it is to keep..

  • You Safe
  • Your Family Safe
  • Your Property Safe
  •  Your Possessions Safe

ΓΌ     This is the purpose of our profession….. yes we fix locks, changes locks, pick locks etc…. but this is the reason why.

That might seem obvious but unfortunately not all locksmith share the same mission at their core.

There are lots of great reputable locksmith operating in the UK but as with many services there are lots of cowboys and ‘pretenders’ where only money is the motivation.

The Lockforce locksmith strategic objective is to build a network of locally invested Locksmiths who buy into the mission and work towards keeping their local community safe.

Over the last few years Lockforce has continue to grow by attracting new people to its network.

All the lockforce team are invested in the brand through a franchise model which provides a sense of community, identity and compliance to the brands mission.

The Lockforce team now numbers 35 vans across the Uk with plans to grow to over 80 locations to complete the Uk footprint.

And there are no plans to expand beyond the UK at this time.

Managing Director says “we have got far too much work to do in the Uk to even consider expanding further. It sounds great to say you operate in many countries like some brands but I would rather see us do well in one place than try and do too much and be just average.”

“We still have a good few years before we achieve our aim of getting UK wide coverage with our own technicians, so our focus is to find the right people to build the brand in the right way. It is not always easy, but we determined to keep to our objective.”

For others looking tracking the success of Lockforce the evidence of their service excellence is clearly demonstrated through the many online customer reviews……… the business as so far surpassed 11,000 reviews and they continue to come in on a daily basis.

And Sean is very honest in his assessment of reviews…. “I am immensely proud of what we do and how we do it. I know how much the guys appreciate feedback. My team all want great feedback but I like the challenge when we get poor feedback. If you look hard enough you will see that we have had our share of 1 star reviews. For me this is important as this challenges us to find ways to stop any issues. I would like to actively encourage customers to tell us how we could do things better.”

 

Business Expansion

Expansion of the brand since the first lockdown has continued albeit there have been some challenges along the way. The business made some changes to its training program and the guys in the ground really embraced the use of technology to communicate with customers and carry out online diagnostics, as opposed to the preferred approach of customer site surveys.

During the period the business has opened up new branches in….

  • Reading
  • Bolton
  • Swindon
  • Gloucester
  • Ashford (Kent)
  • Newcastle
  • Morpeth (Northumberland)
  • Birmingham
  • Nantwich (Crewe)
  • Isle of Wight (opens April 22)
  • Guildford (opens April 22)

All this growth is testimony to the strength of the brand and finding others that want to help expand the brand further and maintain its reputation.

 

Maintaining Standards – Peace of Mind for Customers

Lockforce is a franchised business where local independent operators work within the Lockforce brand framework incorporating DBS checks, training, service standards, customer care, H&S etc….

This means that there is a physical office for the business with employed staff supporting a network of locally based locksmiths that are invested in the success of the brand.

Considering that there is no independent licencing of locksmiths in the UK this set up provides additional peace of mind for customers when they engage with a Lockforce technician.

In saying this Lockforce management acknowledge that there are lots of reputable local and regional locksmith businesses with good reputations, however customers must be wary of the many “rogue” locksmiths.

Sean Taylor goes on to say “there are many responsible and reputable locksmiths across the UK but there is a growing number of untrained and unprofessional people who generally overcharge for what they do. We have been called in on many occasions after a “rogue” person has made a mess of a door. One of the worst instances was when we attended a property of a young lady who had been locked out on a Sunday evening. She called a locksmith that was advertising on Google who opened the door and charged her £250 and then told her that she need a new lock that would cost another £200. She was unable to afford the new lock so the “rogue” locksmith left the property with the lady unable to secure her front door. After sleeping the night with the sofa wedged up against the front door she called the local Lockforce guy who fitted a new lock at a discounted price in lieu of the problems she had faced. Ignoring the price aspect of this situation, there is no way that anyone reputable would leave anyone with a door that cannot be secured. This is negligence beyond comprehension.”

 

 Strategic Partnerships and Relationships

Lockforce is now building some mutual strategic partnerships with manufacturers and end customers.

Lockforce works very closely with Brisant Secure who manufacture High Security cylinders (Ultion WXM 3* TS007 Cylinder – that comes with a £2000 guarantee.) Lockforce provide locksmith support to the door manufacturers and installers on behalf of Brisant as well as being a chosen partner for the Brisant Smart Lock installs around the country.

Lockforce is also working directly with National Property companies with planned and reactive works across many different types of properties and situations including;

  1. Office blocks
  2. Retail units,
  3. Warehouse units,
  4. Hotels,
  5. domestic rental, 
  6. Tenanted properties, 
  7. social housing etc….

 

It is What Customers say that counts....

 Andrew A, a National Customer for Lockforce said…. “We look after a number of high profile brands in maintaining their properties across a number of services. We need to react to issues faced by our customers and Lockforce provide a reactive emergency service for things like gaining entry, and also planned lock changes. We found Lockforce through a local search and they have made my life so much easier…. One point of contact for all jobs and one invoice source. We are very pleased with the service from Lockforce – very efficient and responsive. Most definitely a 5 Star Service provider.”

 

The Lockforce Locksmith reputation is growing and they remain fixed on maintaining their reputation with delivering great customer service on every job. They are also tuned into the way that technology is changing the industry and increasing the skills and experience required to ensure the brand adapts to the changes.

Whatever happens, the Lockforce brand will remain fixed on their mantra of “Keeping You Safe”.

 www.lockforce.co.uk


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