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School Locksmith Services

Here at Millennium Locksmiths, we’ve worked with a variety of clients on a range of jobs. From commercial properties to residential environments, we’ve done it all! We’ve also carried out work in a range of academic buildings like schools and nurseries. This is a particular niche that always seems to come around this time of year! We often work with schools to ensure that their locks are working well. From gate locks to building locks, we ensure everything is working as it should With the school year coming up, it’s no doubt that those who manage the premises are looking for a locksmith. Schools are busy places if nothing else and it can be hard to find the time to call someone in. In this article, we’ll discuss a few reasons why we need to offer this service. If you’re responsible for the caretaking of a school and you’re looking for a locksmith, read our blog! – School Locksmith

Keeping your building secure:

Ensuring that your campus/school grounds are secure is vital. Not only to the security of the school but also the contents within. Places of study will often have property that needs securing. From sensitive documents to expensive computers, there’s going to be something worth protecting. There will also be things that you don’t want people getting their hands on. Example A: Picture a school science lab has acids and other materials stored. In the wrong hands, these could become huge trouble if the premises aren’t secured.
 
There’s always going to be heartless criminals out there. They’ll be looking to profit from any opportunity they can spot. This could be a school with less than perfect security, with locks they can bypass easily. A school might not seem like a likely target for burglars but take a deeper thought. Consider the amount of sports equipment that’s kept in a school. How about the Design & Technology block? There’ll be thousands of pounds worth of tools also. When you consider reality, you start seeing the opportunity some criminals see.
 
The loss of any of this equipment is enough to cripple a school. The loss of thousands of pounds worth of equipment is unfathomable to any school. If something like this was to happen, it would take months, if not years to recover from.
 
We may be venturing down a dramatic angle here. However, the damage could be huge if you ignore damaged or outdated locks in your building. This isn’t just applicable to places of study, however, it’s what we’re focusing on in this article.

Nessecary Maintenance:

Even if your school has had new locks fitted, you should still consider maintaining them. Locks will wear and break over time so it’s important to stay on top of it.
 
The wear and tear that the locks receive in a school, nursery or university campus is a lot. People will use the locks in a school every day, wearing parts much faster than normal. This furthers pushes the need to ensure the locks in every academic building is working.
 
Locks can also be effected by the weather which has been nothing sort of temperamental this year. From sudden downpours to the unforeseen heatwaves, the weather can be brutal on locks. Most external locks are coated to keep them hard wearing but they will still degrade. Gate locks are the most commonly effected but wear can also occur on external door locks too.
 
If in doubt, it’s best to contact your friendly local locksmith. We have a reputation for listening to the customer, giving them what they need. We provide you with the best possible solution to fit their needs. Call us to discuss how we can help you. 

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