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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|

Suburb in Focus: Coburg North

  Every month, the Amalgamated Locksmiths blogging team bring you their Suburb in Focus series. At the end of the month, we publish the crime statistics of our most frequented areas in inner and north Melbourne. Our locksmiths this week take a look at Coburg North. […]

March 1st, 2018|

The Difference Between Rekeying and Replacing Locks

  It is good practice for home- and business owners to change their locks when moving into their new property, or when there has been a security breach. Few know that they may not have to have the entire lock replaced. Sometimes, our mobile locksmiths can instead rekey a lock. This week, we talk to our mobile locksmiths about the difference between rekeying and replacing locks. […]

February 23rd, 2018|

Lights, Cameras, Less Action! Streetlights in Brunswick

In 2015, in the last Household Survey Moreland City Council published, 24% of households thought that street lighting should be the council’s #1 area for improvement. This was up from 17% the year before. Almost the same number of people (23% of those surveyed) thought CCTV in public areas was as important. Clearly, street lights and security go hand-in-hand. With the Council reviewing their Public Lighting Policy in March this year, this week Amalgamated Locksmiths thought we would look at the history of street lights, and what our clients can do to feel safer in The City of Moreland. […]

February 14th, 2018|

Suburb in Focus: South Melbourne 3205

Every month, the team at Amalgamated Locksmiths break down the crime statistics of our most frequented suburbs. Our mobile locksmiths deliver emergency locksmith services, free on-site quotes and installations across Melbourne’s suburbs. This month, we are looking at South Melbourne. Last month, we talked about Richmond’s crime rates. […]

February 8th, 2018|

What Happens at a Free On-Site Quote?

  Often, it is difficult to quote a customer a price over the phone. Jobs come with many variables, such as access, security, door and jamb type (if we’re installing a lock, for example). Too, clients are not sure what services we can provide. Frequently, they call knowing that they need to update their security, but not sure how or with what. That’s fine. We don’t expect our clients to know the ins and outs of locksmithing. That’s our job. To help our clients, and to identify and discuss with them their security needs, we offer a free on-site survey and quote. This week, the Amalgamated Locksmiths blogging team look at what happens at a free on-site quote. […]

February 1st, 2018|

Home Security Quiz

RACV’s Home Security Quiz Every month, we publish our Suburb in Focus series. Our first suburb for 2018, to be published at the end of the month, will be South Melbourne. We take our statistics from the official crime reporting agency, Crime Statistics Victoria, and the RACV. While researching for this month’s Suburb in Focus (read last month’s, on Richmond, here, or on Brunswick here, or Carlton here), our locksmiths discovered a quick quiz for Melbourne’s homeowners. The RACV have put together ten questions to gauge the safety of your home. Have a go yourself here. […]

January 22nd, 2018|

Are Your Fire Safety Procedures Up to Date?

Fire plans In case of a fire, where do you go, what do you do and whom do you call? If you can’t answer these three questions immediately, it’s time to review your fire plan. Every home and business needs a fire plan. January is an excellent time to review and to discuss your fire plan with your employees. Now that the Christmas break has ended and people are settling back into their jobs, it’s a good time to review your fire plan, or to set one up for the year ahead. […]

January 17th, 2018|