We are a family run business based in MK with over 20 years experience in the locksmith and security industry.
My day would usually start around 8:30 but today I was woken up around 6:15 by a London commuter, living in Bletchley, who was unable to secure her front door when leaving for work that morning. Fortunately, I am a locksmith based in South Milton Keynes so I was able to get over to Bletchley within 30 minutes. The fault with the door turned out to be a failed UPVC multipoint lock that I was able to replace there and then. Hopefully, my customer was able to travel down to London from MK and not be too late for work.
I was hoping to nip home to South Milton Keynes after that for a quick spot of breakfast when I received a phone call from a professional dog walker who had accidentally become locked out after leaving her bunch of keys in a client’s house! Conscious that a lot of pups in MK would be expecting their early morning walk, I made my way across Milton Keynes to open the door for her. Fortunately, she had just pulled the door shut behind her so her keys were retrieved within minutes. After meeting this lady and some of her pups, a career change from locksmith to dog walker was considered before I made my way home for some breakfast.
Next stop for this MK locksmith was a 9AM appointment with a customer in Olney where I spent the morning installing a smart alarm system. Smart alarm systems are becoming more and more popular in Milton Keynes as people become more aware of their benefits. See my previous blogs for more information:
Is a smart security system really a smart investment?
The benefits of installing or upgrading an intruder alarm
I had then planned to meet another MK locksmith for lunch but during the alarm installation in Olney, I had received emails from a couple of letting agents based in Milton Keynes asking me to attend properties in MK and carry out lock changes. Luckily for me, the properties weren’t too far apart as I can often find myself driving from one end of Milton Keynes to the other carrying out locksmith work.
Managed to grab a sandwich and then made my way over to a school in North Milton Keynes that had booked a free site survey with me. The finance office in the school required a new safe, so I discussed various options with the office manager before measuring up so that I could prepare a quote for them. Most of my safe work in Milton Keynes still comes from commercial clients but I am finding that safes are also growing in popularity for residential customers in MK. A recent customer of mine commented that a safe teamed with a smart alarm system gave her added peace of mind that should an intruder get into her home, she would be alerted and able to act before the would-be thief had a chance to access the safe.
Planned to then head back to the office and prepare my quote for the school when I was asked to attend a property in Central Milton Keynes with the police. The owners were away and thieves had broken the handle off of the back door before snapping the cylinder to gain entry. I replaced the cylinder with a break-secure version and replaced the damaged handles. Attending break-ins tends to be the worst part of my job and I am always happy to advise customers on measures they can take to make their home more secure. Please see my previous blog posts for more information:
Keeping your home secure this Christmas
Securing your home
How to secure your garage
If you have any further questions, please contact our Milton Keynes locksmiths.
I then managed to get home to spend some time with the kids before dinner. Tried to tell them about my day but not sure they were very interested. Perhaps I should get them to read this blog instead!