Working with the Police and other Services
In our field, it’s almost certain that some jobs will involve the cooperation of the Police. From break-ins to emergency situations, there is a range of ways that the Police can be involved in our work. Your chosen locksmith must work with any emergency services in a well-conducted and timely manner. Over the years, we’ve done many locksmith work alongside the Police, social care and other care agencies. I feel that this is an authentic reflection of the high standard of service that Millennium Locksmiths provides.
It is a fact that the Police will not formally recommend or approve any business, but I am pleased to have had my number given to victims of break-ins on numerous occasions. Due to the relationship, we have built locally, we are often the first point of call when someone is faced with a daunting situation like a burgled home. It can be hard to reason in emotional times like this since our first emotional reaction is usually one of fear. However, we respect any homeowner we work with, ensuring we can help secure their home again.
It is a common belief that the Police can open a door if you are locked out – the only way they can do so is by physically breaking in with a ‘door enforcer’ (as used in dawn raids! – this typically requires a replacement door and possibly a door frame as well – so not ideal!
Working with Millennium:
Only a couple of months ago, I was called to a job by Trading Standards, where unknown to me, the customer was under Guardian Care – this means that a care agency was responsible for the customer’s financial affairs due to their diminished mental capacity. However, observant neighbours spotted my van outside. They called the Police, who checked out Millennium Locksmiths, established that I was a bona fide business, and authorised me to continue whilst they reassured the neighbours and carers that I was reliable and would do a good job.
I was called to a care home concerned about the resident inside who was not responding to the phone or door. Unlike the Police, I could unlock the door without damage to find the resident safe and well on the other side.
Recommended by others:
There have been numerous occasions where I have been told that the Police are satisfied with my attendance at a home or business following a burglary or break-in because they know I am familiar with this type of work). On these occasions, I always wear gloves and shoe covers to avoid adding unnecessary fingers and footprints. I also always ask the customer to check that the Police are happy for me to commence work to avoid destroying evidence. I’ve learned to leave the old locks behind to be dusted for fingerprints.
I am proud to have done many lock jobs serving former police officers, armed services personnel, and health and social care professionals. I know that these people choose Millennium Locksmiths because of the fantastic reputation that I have built over the last 15 years. Still, it is also because customers know of my previous career in the army, which has reinforced my high standards and given me the skills to react to situations with professionalism.
At Millennium Locksmiths, we usually provide locks to fortify your home against trespassers. We run into many trespassed houses that have been burgled, with the main point of access being their front or back door! The locks on these entry points are usually old or poor quality and don’t align with proper standards! There are a lot of locks that are provided by amateurs, which undermine the security of your home. Ill-fitted locks are almost as bad as no locks since any halfway crook can bypass them with even basic methods! If you are looking for a reliable locksmith to fit new locks in your home, Millennium is the provider for you.