There have been various reasons for the work:
- Security of the building and its pupils.
- Implementation of GDPR meaning that stronger measures were needed to ensure the security of sensitive information.
- Refurbishment/reconfiguration of the premises meaning a change of the security level for a particular area.
Jobs have included:
- Fresh-fitting multiple Digi locks
- Fresh-fitting multiple Claw locks to sliding cupboard doors
- Replacing multiple uPVC Mechanisms and door handles to external classroom doors
- Various problems with individual internal and external door locks to classrooms, staff rooms, storerooms, cabinets
I believe that these schools have selected Millennium Locksmiths because of our reputation and excellent reviews (Google, Checkatrade, Which? Trusted Traders, our website) – so I would like to say a Huge Thank You to the customers who’ve taken the time to place those reviews. We’ve also been recommended on Everything Tring (local Facebook page) – Thank You to those people too.
At Millennium Locksmiths we are DBS checked – this gives another level of reassurance to prospective customers especially those who work with the vulnerable members of society.
The schools have clearly been satisfied with the work undertaken as most of them have subsequently contacted me with further work.
We hope that our “can do” attitude and organised approach to work demonstrate that whilst we are a small family business, we are able to plan, undertake and complete any job regardless of size and complexity with skill and professionalism. We cover a 30-mile radius so are happy to come to you. We can provide written quotations and invoices and are willing to plan larger jobs around the school timetable to reduce any impact – some of the jobs listed above were undertaken during the school holiday.
If you have a large or complex lock job – give us a call to discuss your needs, perhaps a site visit would be helpful to resolve any questions. Whatever the lock problem – call us on 07966 233092.
Secondary School Case Study
We’ve previously talked about some lock jobs undertaken in junior schools, preschool and nurseries so perhaps its time to take a look at the potential security needs of a secondary school, academy or college.
In all honesty there are many of the same basic issues – high numbers of people using doors whilst at the same time needing to keep these areas secure form unauthorised entry. The introduction of GDPR has increased the need to keep documentation secure.
In these circumstances a digital lock with a number code can make life a lot easier than having to get numerous duplicate keys cut. That way if you need to change who has access, you simply alter the access code and reissue the number to the new group of authorised users.
Exams are a fact of life in secondary and further education institutions and there is usually an exam office or perhaps a secure storage area, maybe even a safe. So lockable cabinets and cupboards are a good idea. But if a lock needs to be added as an afterthought (ie it wasn’t included at the time of purchase) then a simple cabinet lock can be fitted. For walkin cupboards heavier duty locks include claw locks for sliding doors, digital locks, sashlocks. With all these situations there is a variety of possible solutions and it’s a case of discussing what is most appropriate to suit the customer’s specific needs.
Secondary schools, colleges and academies are likely to have areas where there are specialist tools and equipment (workshops, kitchens, science labs, technology classrooms) which need to be kept secure both for safety and protection from theft/damage. These will have very specific needs and we would discuss those with the customer and advise accordingly.
Millennium Locksmiths has a reputation for listening to the customer and providing the best possible solution to fit their needs. Call us to discuss how we can help you.
Whatever the lock problem – call us on 07966 233092.