Lock Damaged During Break-in

First post for our website and it’s somewhat a sad one.

Apology for the cancellation of last week’s adult’s Thursday class. Most of you might not know, but we had a break-in incident with the front lock heavily damaged. It was a last minute discovery, about an hour before class was scheduled to start. A last minute notice was given via phone or sms. But there are some that didn’t receive the news for some reason or another and turned up to class only to discover the cancellation notice I stuck on the door.

This post is to give a brief memo on what happened that day last week and the actions taken to rectify the damaged property and also how we can hopefully prevent it from happening again. With that being said, you’re still more than welcome to contact us if you have any further questions with regards to last week’s incident.

As mentioned above, we had a break-in incidence which happened through the front door of our premises. The thieves managed to “knock out” the front lock and helped themselves in. Luckily, they only got away with somewhat minor stuff. The missing items were four cushioning pads (for knee kicks), several boxing gloves (used for our warm ups) and a couple of our master’s outfits.

Since the original lock was broken, we had to call a locksmith to fix it. Luckily, one of our student knew a good locksmith from Power Lock and Security named Clint. He replaced the lock with a more modern and better lock that should be harder for break. I have to admit, the original lock we had on the door is somewhat an old one. So I am not surprised they managed to break it quite easily. The locksmith also told me that the new lock installed is also compatible with the digital pad (for input) should we want to upgrade for better protection and semi automated access.

As for the items that were stolen during the burglary, our insurance company will be replacing it with brand new stuff! To be honest, I didn’t know that they would, which the insurance company confirmed. But since we haven’t made a claim since we signed up (a few years ago, they’ve decided to give us a bonus by replacing it with brand new items. We are of course very grateful of teir kindness. I guess, we shouldn’t lose hope with people’s generosity – even the big companies!

Anyways, that’s pretty much all I have to say about the incident last week. Looking at it from a positive point of view – we got a brand new lock and of course brand spanking fighting gears out of it. Ohh.. once again, we’d like to say a big thank you to Clint the locksmith who came out at such a very low notice and did an awesome job fixing our lock.

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