5 Core Commercial Ironmongery Services
When people think of commercial ironmongery and locksmiths they rightly think of keys – replacing lost keys, cutting new ones, and repairing and installing locks. However, some commercial ironmongeries like Campbell & McGovern provide a range of additional services. Not only can we install safes and a range of alternative entry systems, from master keys to smart air services, but we can also install CCTV cameras to meet your specific requirements, and we can complete engravings.
To demonstrate this range of expertise, the following article will outline the services we offer and the various specific options available to customers within these services.
Emergency Key Replacements
We’ve all done it! We’ve all lost our house or car keys somehow or another! Not only does this cost time and money, but it also puts yourself, your family, and your belongings at risk. To rectify the situation as quickly as possible, many ironmongery companies like Campbell & McGovern offer a 24 hour emergency call-out service every day of the year.
Given our 36-year experience, we specialise in non-destructive entry, meaning that we can provide entry to your car or house whilst causing minimal damage to your property. This is why we’re rated the leading emergency locksmith company in Liverpool.
Alternative Entry Systems
Many companies and businesses are increasingly looking for alternative means to secure their premises. The key balance is between security on the one hand, and providing employees with ease of access to the appropriate facilities on the other. To get the balance right, there are a few different options available – it’s important to consider how each might or might not fit with your requirements before making a decision:
Master Keys: There are two core strengths behind using this type of entry system. Firstly, it’s a relatively affordable option compared to the next two options because replacement keys can be made quickly and inexpensively, especially when they’re bought in large quantities. Secondly, they allow for highly customised access options. With adequate planning and organisation, you can provide varying levels of access to individual key holders which is important for places like schools, hospitals, and any organisations with expensive equipment.
Access Control: These are a great way to review and potentially control the amount of foot traffic entering and exiting your premises. There are two access control options available and both come with their advantages and disadvantages. Whilst using a number combination is useful because it allows systems to be disengaged quicker, there will always be those who forget the combination! Similarly, whilst using entrance cards is useful because the settings on these cards can be changed at any time, they frequently get lost, which brings about more problems if this isn’t reported quickly.
Smartair System: Smartair systems are very similar to access controls, only that they don’t require the installation of large magnets and electric strips. Instead, each standalone unit is a lockable door handle that’s powered by lithium batteries. Gyms and travel hubs like airports and train stations have begun using a version of this system by connecting them to mobile apps. They’re useful because they’re much more integrated with fast-moving technological advancements and they’re very customisable, seeing as the user can choose to use a variety of common deadlocks or nightlatches, all of which are interchangeable.
With criminals becoming more and more crafty with their methods, it’s understandable that you want to keep an eye on your business or organisation at all times. Installing CCTV can do this for you and most commercial ironmongers like Campbell & McGovern have a variety of options available to you:
Dome Cameras: These are those small black domes you see poking out of the ceiling and they’re best suited for venues like shops, restaurants, and hotels. This is because they’re small and discreet, the domes provide protection, they have 360 degree rotation abilities, and it’s difficult to know exactly where the camera is facing.
Bullet Cameras: These are the more traditional cylindrical cameras that we see being hacked or shot in Hollywood movies. They’re a good option because they provide surveillance over longer distances, they’re more visible which makes them more of a deterrent, and their casing provides resistance to galre, rain, dirt, and other challenging environments. For these reasons, bullet cameras are best suited to outside facilities.
Pean Tilt and Zoom Cameras: Because these cameras are on a gimbal, they can be remote controlled for the most appropriate viewing angle. They’re beneficial because they offer complete remote control and they usually have the best resolution, both of which makes it much easier to identify trespassers. These are popular options for those looking to improve the security of large retail environments.
Infrared and Night Vision Cameras: Even though these cameras are designed specifically for poor-viewing conditions, they can also be optimised to provide good-quality feedback in daylight. However, they come into their own in either dark conditions or in the presence of fog, dust, and smoke. This makes them ideal for places with poor weather conditions as well as places which are dark for long periods of time like manufacturing plants and farms.
All of our CCTV cameras provide high definition images by using a minimum 2.3-megapixel lens with night vision. Extras include the option to add audio recording and to connect the cameras to your tablet or smartphone.
CCTV is a brilliant security option because, not only does it provide a level of oversight for your premises, but research suggests that it also acts as a general deterrent against burglars.
Installation of Safes
With common burglars becoming more adept and nifty with their approaches, many homeowners as well as small businesses are looking to install safes as an added security measure. However, it’s important to first understand the different types and how they might fit your specific requirements:
Whether you’d like a standard stand-alone safe, if you need a discreet underground safe that’s harder to access and submerged in concrete, or if you’re after heat resistant safes for storing valuable documents and computing data, Campbell & McGovern has a variety of options for you to choose from. Between these options, you can have cash cover ratings ranging from £2,000 to £100,000 and jewellery protection ratings of up to £1,000,000!
It’s worth noting that all safes also come with a variety of locking mechanisms which can likewise be chosen to best fit your requirements. There’s the option for a standard key as an affordable option, a number combination for those who are particularly forgetful, and apartment-style combination locks which use numbers and letters and which open via a turning latch.
Installing a safe may be costly upfront but compared to the hassle of insurance claims and the loss of sentimental aspects to your personal belongings, you’ll be thanking yourself in the long-run.
Not all commercial ironmongers provide engraving services but some of the more experienced and skilled companies like Campbell & McGovern have been able to diversify their expertise. We can engrave any messaging onto trophies for football, golf, rugby, tennis, and many other sports. Not only this, but we can also supply the trophies in the first palace.
Whether it be for sports, academic attendance, individual school subjects, or for birthday parties, we can provide personal engravings to suit your specific requirements, making you feel like a winner! All you need to do is head over to our engravings section and complete a quote, after which you’ll receive a call from our engraving experts to discuss your requirements further.
Not only do ironmongers and locksmiths cut your house keys, repair the lock on your door, and provide emergency replacement car keys, they also provide a range of other services. If you’d like a specific type of CCTV installed, if you don’t know which safe would be most appropriate for your commercial or domestic property, or if you’d like trophies to be engraved for your child’s birthday party, commercial ironmongeries like Campbell & McGovern are a reliable and highly experienced solution.
As a well respected, family-run business, Campbell & McGovern has over 36 years of experience with the above services. We are always available for 24/7 locksmith advice because we understand how stressful these situations can be. For further information about these services, don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling us on 0151 922 4085!