Amalgamated Locksmiths' Blog -- Local Melbourne Locksmiths

Melbourne May Become Australia’s Largest City by 2030

According to Nine News, Melbourne could be Australia’s biggest city by 2030. Melbourne is growing by 126,000 people per year, the report said, 36,000 people more than Sydney. What’s more, four of the five fastest growing suburbs in Australia are in Melbourne. This week, we look at our city’s population growth, and what it means for Melbourne’s locksmiths. […]

May 17th, 2018|

Brunswick’s Unique Storefronts Offer Unique Opportunities

Brunswick Home to almost 25,000 people, Brunswick is a bustling inner Melbourne suburb. Settlement began in Brunswick in the 1800s and since then the suburb has been a popular destination for Melbourne’s tourists, families looking to settle down, enterprising business owners, and talented street artists. One of Melbourne’s oldest, this suburb is well developed, and has bustled over the past 170 years. Our mobile locksmiths have been in Brunswick for the past 30, and in that time we have seen major developments. […]

May 10th, 2018|

Meter Box Security

A number of homes and businesses feel safer having their meter boxes locked. So this week, we asked our mobile locksmiths about locking meter boxes: why would people want to lock their meter box, and what can our clients do to protect their meter boxes? […]

May 3rd, 2018|

Suburb in Focus: Fitzroy 2018

  We introduced the Suburb in Focus series in May last year. Since then, once a month we have used data from Crime Statistics Victoria, the state’s official crime statistics reporting agency, to look at the most common offences in our mobile locksmiths’ most frequented suburbs. For a year now, we have reported on the burglary, property damage and arson statistics in Melbourne’s inner and northern suburbs. The CSV have since updated their records, giving us the opportunity to compare the most recent data with last year’s findings. So, we begin the series again, this time starting with Fitzroy. […]

April 26th, 2018|

Shared Business Security

A few months ago, we wrote a blog about how homeowners (and renters!) can work with their neighbours to improve their domestic security. We cited a survey that found most people would be happy to do more to help their neighbours, but few had made the first move. Since then, we have published a number of blogs on commercial security, such as on fire safety and street lights. We got to thinking: if homes could work with their neighbours to improve their neighbourhood security, couldn’t businesses too? So, this week, we asked our Melbourne locksmiths to brainstorm a few ways businesses can look out for each other. […]

April 18th, 2018|

Australian Locksmith Scam: Protect Yourself Against Illegal Locksmiths

Recently, 7News presented a report on a locksmith scam operating in Brisbane. Although the report was focused on Queensland, Melbourne’s locksmith community are just as easily targeted. This week, we decided to talk to you about the scam and what you can do to protect yourself against illegal locksmiths in Melbourne. […]

April 13th, 2018|

Suburb in Focus: Carlton North

  Last month, our Suburb in Focus was Coburg North. This month, our locksmiths are in Carlton North to break down its crime statistics. As ever, we take the data from the Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) and the RACV. […]

March 28th, 2018|

Ten Tips for First Home Owners to Improve Their Security

  First home owners have a lot to worry about. Mortgages, changing schools, finding a new favourite takeaway, remembering bin night, locating the best bus route to work…The list goes on. No matter where you are on that list, whether it’s your first home or your twenty-seventh, a new home is at once exciting and a little scary. For the first few weeks, you’ll be extra vigilant in locking up before bed, and double checking your front door before you leave for the day. To help you settle into your new home, we’ve put together a list of ten tips around your new home security. […]

March 21st, 2018|

Lockwood Cortex Digital Door

Last week, we mentioned that our domestic locksmiths were installing more electronic security solutions. We were talking about how digital door locks were changing the way that residents have packages, post and potentially even food delivered. This week, we are continuing our focus on electronic security, only instead of domestic security, we are looking at why so many of our commercial locksmith clients are installing digital door locks. […]

March 14th, 2018|

Electronic Security and Home Deliveries

“I am confident that the majority of all private residences will be converted to smart door locks during the next decade,” Assa Abloy President and CEO, Johan Molin, recently claimed. Assa Abloy is the largest lock company in the world. We stock many of their locks in our store. We also service and install their electronic security devices, including Arperio Access Control and Yale’s smartphone-compatible home alarms. (Assa Abloy are Yale’s parent company.) Major companies, such as Amazon and Google, have teamed up with Assa Abloy to explore the future of electronic security. This week, Amalgamated Locksmiths look at what this may mean for the future of home security, home delivery, and your front door. […]

March 8th, 2018|