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Lockforce Bognor Regis Locksmith To The Rescue After Facebook SOS Call For Help

Like many towns and cities across the UK, small seaside resort Bognor Regis in West Sussex has seen a recent increase in crime, particularly car theft, bike theft and antisocial behaviour.  This puts local police forces under increasing pressure and communities look at additional ways to seek support alongside police help.

In the heart of the community is Bognor Regis’ Men’s Shed. It’s a community project open to men, women, veterans and young people in the area. It is a safe shared space that is adored locally and provides facilities for people to do some hands-on DIY and woodwork using their donated tools.

Disaster struck last weekend when intruders ransacked the Men’s Shed, stealing several items including a TV, tools, cash and more. You can only imagine the impact this had on the owners and the community.

Our local Lockforce locksmith in Bognor Regis, Lee Dray, was tagged in a Facebook SOS post calling for help from the community, such as local locksmiths, plumbers etc. Lee offered his services; within an hour he was on the phone giving advice to make the place more secure and the next day Lee gave up his time to attend the Men’s Shed.

Lee walked the perimeter of the building doing a security audit and spent 4 hours installing new complimentary locks from Lockforce Bognor Regis. Lee also made arrangements for a colleague to assist with installing new alarms for free.

Lee wasn’t the only local locksmith on hand, Geoff from GRN Locksmiths also gave up his time to assist (pictured, photo credit: Bognor Regis Men's Shed Facebook).

It’s always a bittersweet sight to see the community come together in such adversity. The Men’s Shed have already smashed their fundraising target on JustGiving. The Shed was also heaving with locals, councillors and well-wishers all wanting to help.

Lee said afterwards:
“It felt great to give back to my local community. Thankfully I had some spare time, I had the locks already in my van. It’s a wonderful community project so close to my home, I just had to help out. It was great to meet the locals, educating people as we were installing the locks and letting them help. It was an honour to be a part of this chapter in the story of the Men’s Shed”.

For further information, please see the Men’s Shed on Facebook.

New Locksmith in Crawley, Brighton, Horsham and Redhill

We are excited to announce the expansion of Lockforce with a new regional branch owned by James Payne.

James has joined the Lockforce brand following a short apprenticeship working for another Locksmith company. James was drawn by the values of the Lockforce brand and is excited to be part of the growth across the UK. James will be covering the RH along with the Brighton area which fits well with the growth of the brand along the South Coast. James said, “ I love the values of this business and feel hugely empowered now that I have completed the Lockforce training course with Carl in Leeds. I had some previous locksmith experience but my learnings with Carl from Lockforce was huge. I feel so much more confident now.” I am looking forward to working with my local customers in the region.
James lives with his family in the local area and when not keeping people safe with his skills he is assisting his wife and daughter with their passion for horses. If you're in need of a locksmith in Crawley, or know someone who is, be sure to get in touch with James.


New Locksmith in Lincolnshire!

We are delighted to announce the expansion of the brand with a new regional office to cover Lincolnshire.

Steve Gadsby has a joined the team as owner of Lockforce Lincolnshire and has taken a career change to become a locksmith. Steve was previously in the army for 18 years and latterly has worked for DS Smith in Lincolnshire.

Steve is making the move to give his kids a better life and escape the boredom of his previous job. Steve completed his training recently and is now a fully Accredited Member of the Lockforce team.


New Locksmith in Bromsgrove, Redditch and Solihull!

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office covering South Birmingham, including Solihull, Redditch and Bromsgrove. This is owned and managed by Steve Crisp, Lockforce South Birmingham.

In April Steve Crisp completed the Lockforce training program from our new installation in Hull. The training was carried out by one of our lead technicians Ricky Burt (Lockforce Hull) and includes classroom work as well as live jobs carried out under the watchful eye of Ricky. Following the training Ricky commented “ Steve was a great student and he is very practical and good on the tools.”

Group MD Sean Taylor commented “it is fantastic to see the expansion of the brand and opening a new office in the Midlands is great news for customers in the Bromsgrove, Redditch and Solihull area.”

New Locksmith in Bristol

Lockforce HQ is delighted to welcome Reza Pashaei to the Lockforce family. He is the owner of Lockforce Bristol and the surrounding area.

Reza has completed the comprehensive Lockforce training program and is looking forward to serving his local customers in the area. Reza was born in Iran and has lived in the local area for a number of years. He as 2 children and is a former Wrestling Champion.


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. 

Locked out in Chichester?

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being locked out of your property, do not worry! I know your main concern is to get back inside whether it be day or night. This is why I pride myself on working 24 hours a day. 
Whatever your lock out reason, snapped key, lost key, left them inside the house, or the lock will just not open, call Lee at Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester. 
I have been trained in the latest locksmith techniques to ensure I am able to gain non-destructive access to your property in minimal time. 
We are DBS approved and carry ID at all times for your assurance. For more peace of mind check out our fab customer reviews.

If we can help in your emergency contact Lockforce Locksmiths Chichester 24 hours a day.