Hotel lock installation With Cisa (Allegion)

Early this year GPM Locks and Allegion started to discuss the possibilities of working together to install there hospitality lock range. Allegion are a USA based international company that manufacture and sell the Cisa brand of hospitality locks.   GPM Locks had helped Allegion with an install a couple of years ago in a hotel in London and we were happy to discuss possible further work with Allegion again in 2017.   It does seem that this year has started with a bang. We are only mid-way through February and GPM Locks Ltd have completed two hotel jobs for Allegion with the possibilities of more hotels later in the year.   The first hotel this year was the Old Hall Hotel and Health Club in Caister On Sea (Norfolk) This was a lovely little hotel and we enjoyed fitting the 20 Cisa eSIGNO locks to the bedroom doors and the Brass eSIGNO handles looked great on the period looking doors.   After a short break it was then off to one of Southampton’s oldest hotels. The Star Hotel Southampton is a former coaching Inn dating back the 1800. In three and a half days GPM Locks fitted 51 locks to the Star Hotel. We are happy to say the staff and management are over the moon with the completed project.   With more hotel lock installation jobs looking likely across the UK GPM Locks are looking forward to working with Allegion again very soon.         Wish to discuss the possibility of upgrading your hotel locks? Contact us today at info@gpmlocksmith.co.uk or Trevor.Ball@allegion.com  ...

Marketing and growing a locksmith business

Marketing and growing a locksmiths business I started the planning and organising of GPM locksmiths over nine years ago and we’ve been operating for about 8 1/2 years. It’s a great feeling making something from nothing. When we launched 8 1/2 years ago the aim was to get one or two jobs a week! I would carry on working in property maintenance and slowly build up the locksmiths side. Very soon after launching I had to give up the property maintenance and concentrate purely on the locksmiths work. We did this through different means of marketing some more useful than others. In The Beginning It was very important to make sure we had the basic ground work done before even operating. For example a website with a logo is a great start. On our launch day we started with Google ad words. Google ad words is a great way of getting instant attention from possible clients. The downside of ad words is that it is very expensive. In fact for locksmiths it is one of the most expensive forms of marketing you can pay. Anything from £3 to £10 a click meaning every single time someone clicks on your ad on Google you’ll be charged the relevant amount. The Good and The Bad Over the years I have fine-tuned what is good and what is bad marketing spending huge sums of money on the directories was a mistake. Having a small affordable ad would be a good place to start. Some people may say marketing a small business is the same no matter what type of business especially if it’s...

GPM Locks working with the police

Working with the Police Its been almost two years  since GPM Locks began working with the Police in helping them to secure properties affected by brake ins and also where the police have had to force entry into properties on welfare checks or warrants. We have been working closely with Rapid Secure, who holds the contract with many police authority with in the UK. GPM Locksmiths get calls 24/7 and because we need to respond within the hour, we need to be ready! When we turn up to the scene we never know what we may find. The area is often classed as a crime scene and we have to tread carefully as to not disturb anything.   The police have to remain on site till we have secured the entry point. It is imperative that  we get on site and secure up asap therefore allowing the police officer  to leave the site and continue with their shift. We have now completed hundreds of jobs for the Police and hope to continue long into the future.    In conclusion GPM Locksmiths are who you need to call for emergency securing of your property   For more information about any of the services GPM Locks has to offer call 0808 16 600 50 We offer: Free home security checks Lock changes Lock Repairs Alarms Double Glazing...

Welcome To The Team!

Welcome to the team! Its been a very busy year for GPM Locks in 2015. Thank you all for your support and for choosing to use our services. We are excited for 2016 with some big changes ahead! May I take this opportunity to officially welcome Mike to the team and to thank him for his assistance thus far. Whether you’re locked out of your property, looking to upgrade your security, require UPVC repairs, or if your just after some general security advice then look no further, GPM Locks is at hand. For professional and trustworthy, fully trained Locksmiths, on call 24/7 providing rapid response, with the best quality and service at affordable prices, then book GPM Locks. And If you book with us quoting reference: Secure01 by 31st January, then you’ll receive and extra 10%...

Prevent The Christmas Burglary

Hurray it’s almost Christmas!Christmas parties, eating, drinking and being merry, family and friends exchanging gifts, excitingly wrapped presents under the tree, everybody loves Christmas! Especially burglars! Christmas is the busiest time in the burglars Callander. These thieves are rubbing their hands together looking down your street for what new and exciting goodies they can steal. Figures from Halifax home insurance revealed a 25% rise in burglary claims last December compared to the festive period in 2010. The total number of claims in December last year reached 1382 with an average of nearly 50 claims made each day over the Christmas period according to Halifax. So what can we do to help prevent this from happening? First of all you need to look at your general home security. The Metropolitan police revealed that most of these burglars are essentially opportunist homing in on the weakest link in a property”s security and statistics from the met confirm that over half of burglars gain access to a property from the back, therefore it is vital that the back entrance is just as secure as the front of your property. Have you got sufficient lighting in your back garden or at the side of your property? Have you got strong secure doors with adequate locks, up to the British standard? We can help you and do a free security check to confirm this. The next thing we need to look at is when it is more likely for a burglar to break into a property. Would it be when all your presents are hidden away from your friend’s, family and loved ones? Or...