Together WE CAN secure your Church.

Empire has helped secure some of the largest Churches in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. 

When I was young, I remember church being all safe and secure. It was a place of worship and love, a place where the door was always open. Visitors were always welcome, heck we were even encouraged to go out and bring some in. We even had a homeless outreach program, and brought people in off the streets. 

It was a safe place for those who just needed some time in prayer and reflection.  Church security was unheard of.

Over the past few decades that trend has changed and most churches have scheduled times when their doors are open. You seldom if ever see the building available for public prayer outside the hours of worship. Sadly with all of the recent acts of violence toward pastors and church members most churches are being forced to focus on security. While the threat is obviously valid, there were 65 violent church or ministry deaths (defined as homicides, suicides, and aggressors killed in action) in 2016. This year the tragety hit close to home, there was a church shooting just outside of Nashville.

so where dose this leave you and your church? It's hard to get past 65 violent deaths but at the same time, you must be REASONABLE. 

Jesus said “Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” This leads me to believe it is extremely important for churches to take a sensible approach to upgrading their security. 

SURE increase the level of security, but DO NOT spend foolishly on un-needed hardware.

At Empire Lock & Alarm we believe it's said best in Galatians 6:10  So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.  YES we wan't to help you increase your level of security, as a business that's what we do. But at the same time we feel the investment should go where it can be best used. We refuse to sell you a bunch of hardware you do not need. Most locksmiths LOVE re-keying churches, it's always a lot of doors, and they always want a bunch of keys. We take a different approach. Although we WILL suggest investing in a high security patented, restricted key system we can show you how to save money with this system. 

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Emergency or Same Day service is available for commercial clients.

Our minimum rate for this service is $125.00 trip & $125.00​ for up to 1 hour of labor.

PAYMENT IN FULL IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME SERVICES ARE RENDERED unless prior arrangements have been made. Cancellation after our technician is dispatched. 

We charge a "trip charge" for each location we travel to, this covers our technicians travel time and gas. Once a technician is dispatched to your location YOU  have control over the disposition of these services, as sending a technician to you prevents us from sending that technician to others at that time. The service call must be paid in full at the time this service is rendered.  If you choose not to pay for this service after it has been provided we will be required to file charges for theft of services.  2017 Tennessee Code  Title 39 - Criminal Offenses Chapter 14 - Offenses Against Property Part 1 - Theft  § 39-14-104. Theft of services.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 39-14-104 (2017)

  • (a) A person commits theft of services who:

    • (1) Intentionally obtains services by deception, fraud, coercion, forgery, false statement, false pretense or any other means to avoid payment for the services;

    • (2) Having control over the disposition of services to others, knowingly diverts those services to the person's own benefit or to the benefit of another not entitled thereto; or

    • (3) Knowingly absconds from establishments where compensation for services is ordinarily paid immediately upon the rendering of them, including, but not limited to, hotels, motels and restaurants, without payment or a bona fide offer to pay.

  • (b) Any individual directly or indirectly harmed by a violation of subsection (a) shall have legal standing to report such violations to law enforcement and testify in support of corresponding criminal charges.