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How to Create the Safest Codes, Combinations and PINs

At Amalgamated Locksmiths, we offer a range of safes to meet your needs. But did you know that you can make your safe even more secure simply by changing the codes? Alarm systems, safes and electronic digital keyless locks can all require access codes. Many come with built-in PINs (Personal Identification Numbers) or codes as default and a lot of people don’t think to change them. It is important for your security to change your safe’s default PIN. […]

August 14th, 2017|

My Car Fob is not Working!

My Car Fob Has Stopped Responding Your car fob is the remote control you use to lock your car and activate its alarm. It is one of the small security devices you probably don’t think about very often. Usually, you will only think about your car fob when it stops working. We’re here to tell [...]

August 7th, 2017|

Carlton Crime Statistics

Suburb in Focus: Carlton   Every month, we have been posting about crime rates in our most frequented suburbs. So far, we have discussed Collingwood, Fitzroy, Abbotsford, South Melbourne, Northcote and North Melbourne. Today we bring you the 2016-2017 crime stats for Carlton. […]

July 31st, 2017|

Why You May Need A Door Closer

What Are Door Closers? When you have a door that needs to close behind you, a good idea is to install a door closer. Door closers are mechanisms often found at the top of doors that stop them from slamming. But they do more than that! […]

July 27th, 2017|

AirBnB Home Security Solutions

Many of our clients in Collingwood and Fitzroy are now using their properties for AirBnB. Concerned with how to keep their homes secure, they come to us asking for simple, friendly and effective domestic security solutions. […]

July 19th, 2017|

Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia (MLAA) Membership

This week, Melbourne’s leading locksmiths look at the legal requirements and the benefits of being members of the Master Locksmiths Association of Australia (MLAA). […]

July 12th, 2017|

Restricted Key Systems

Restricted key systems, also known as master key systems, are perhaps the product our commercial clients  most request. This week, we discuss what restricted key systems are and why they might be the right choice for your business. […]

July 9th, 2017|

Suburb in Focus: North Melbourne

As part of our series on suburban crime rates so far, we have looked at Abbotsford, Collingwood, Fitzroy, South Melbourne and Northcote. Today, we turn our gaze to North Melbourne. As ever, we have taken our statistics from the state’s official crime watch source, the Crime Statistics Agency of Victoria (CSA), corroborated by information sourced [...]

June 26th, 2017|

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|