Blog - Amalgamated Locksmiths

Side Door Security

As part of our series on home security, in which we have previously discussed front door, window, and back door security, we now present you with our recommendation for side door security: the Lockwood Onyx Patio Sliding Door Lock. We recommend pairing this state-of-the-art device with an additional lockable patio bolt for increased security. […]

June 19th, 2017|

Amalgamated Locksmith’s Six Home Security Must-Haves

Having now secured your windows, front door and back door, it is worthwhile checking how else you can secure your home. To this end, we propose our Top Six Home Security Must-Haves. […]

June 13th, 2017|

How to Secure Your Home’s Back Doors with Lockwood 001Touch Double Cylinder Deadlatch

Now that you have secured your front doors and your windows, your attention may have turned further down your home, to the very end of it, in fact, and rested on your back door. Ours has, and so we have written for you our tips for the optimal back door security. […]

June 5th, 2017|

Suburb in Focus: Crime Rates in Northcote

Crime in Northcote This year, we have been breaking down the latest crime data per suburb. Starting with Abbotsford, we have moved through Collingwood, Fitzroy, South Melbourne and today, we are focusing on Northcote's crime rates. We take our statistics from the official Crime Statistics Agency of Victoria (CSA) and the RACV. The Top 5 [...]

May 29th, 2017|

How to Secure Your Home’s Front Doors with Lockwood 001Touch Keyless Digital Deadlatch or Deadbolt

Previously, we have talked about how to secure your windows but today we want to tell you how to strengthen your front door security. In 2016, 1 in every 68 Victorian homes were burgled, and in our suburb of Collingwood, this number increased to 1 in every 65. Front doors are the main entry point [...]

May 22nd, 2017|

Hiring a Locksmith: Our process for new employees

We are lucky that we have many locksmiths who have been working for us for several years. But from time to time due to staff changes and business growth we look at hiring a locksmith. […]

May 9th, 2017|

Locksmith Prices Explained

Ever wondered where your money is going when you pay for a locksmith? We explain what our locksmith prices cover. Every locksmith job includes a variety of costs. Your fee may include some of the charges below. This is a basic indication of some of the elements that may be incorporated into your locksmith fee. We always prepare quotes and invoices that explain your exact costs in detail. […]

May 1st, 2017|

Suburb in Focus: Crime Rates in South Melbourne

Crime in South Melbourne Every month we will investigate the latest data on crime statistics in Melbourne suburbs. This month it’s South Melbourne, one of our most visited suburbs. Using data supplied by the Crime Statistics Agency, we can see the incidence of various crimes in South Melbourne from 2012 – 2016. […]

April 24th, 2017|

A Day in The Life of Locksmith Dave

Ever wondered what locksmiths do in a typical day? We asked our expert locksmith Dave to share his ‘Day in the Life…” […]

April 17th, 2017|

Easter home security tips from an expert locksmith

Easter is a great time for a break. And it’s a great time for burglars.  As locksmiths working in the Collingwood, Melbourne City and the surrounds suburbs, we see ample evidence of an increase in burglaries over the Easter period. No home is burglar proof. But you can reduce your chance of being burgled by taking a few simple security measures. […]

April 10th, 2017|