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All you Need to Know about Key Storage

Should you hide your front door key under your front door mat? Most people have the sense not to do this, but it is convenient and tempting to hide keys in inventive places that you think a potential thief would never look. This week we look at key storage options that will save you from [...]

May 24th, 2019|

Gate Security: What Should You Consider?

The perimeter of your home is your first line of defence against burglary and theft. Good security around your property can deter burglars. Unfortunately, gate security is one of the most overlooked areas in home and business protection. Don’t forget that if your fence is secure and your gate is padlocked, you’ll make it harder [...]

May 15th, 2019|

Suburb in Focus: Preston Crime Statistics

Each month, the Amalgamated Locksmiths’ blogging team bring you the crime stats for a different Melbourne suburb. This year we’ve looked at Fitzroy, Melbourne CBD, Northcote and Abbotsford. Today, we will look at Preston’s Crime Statistics. We get our information from Crime Statistics Victoria (CSV), the government department responsible for the publication of crime statistics [...]

April 22nd, 2019|

Door Closers recommended by our Commercial Locksmiths

What are the Benefits of Door Closers? Door closers are hydraulic devices that ensure a door closes behind you. If you’re the owner or manager of a commercial property or a retail property, it’s definitely worth looking at installing door closers if you haven’t already. They are beneficial for fire control, privacy and environmental requirements. [...]

April 12th, 2019|

Chipolo Classic – never lose your keys again

If you haven’t heard about this yet – you need to! Chipolo is the new way to find your lost items. Never lose your keys, wallet or phone again. Amalgamated Locksmiths now stock this wonderful little gadget at our Collingwood Locksmith store and it’s a must-have. What is Chipolo? It started with 6 friends who [...]

April 3rd, 2019|

Locksmiths Melbourne: Reconditioned Safes

A safe is an essential storage solution for every household. It’s the best place to store all your important documents such as passports, tax records, business documents, contracts, wills etc. A safe is also a great place to store your spare car keys and house keys according to our professional locksmiths. Melbourne has a great [...]

March 22nd, 2019|

Locksmith Scams in and around Melbourne

Our accredited and professional locksmiths in Melbourne want to send a timely reminder to Melburnians to be on the look-out for locksmith scams. Locksmith scammers are often unaccredited and unskilled. They will win your approval by quoting low prices and then change the quote once they’re already on the job thus scamming people out of [...]

March 14th, 2019|

Suburb in Focus: Brunswick

Today our Brunswick Locksmiths take a look at postcode 3056. Brunswick is a cosmopolitan, family friendly suburb. It has a multicultural feel with plenty of delicattesens and European markets to satisfy every taste. Of course, it wouldn’t be a popular suburb in Melbourne without a range of restuarants, cafes and pubs to appeal to Melburnians [...]

February 28th, 2019|

The Pros and Cons of Digital Locks

Smart Locks Have you thought about upgrading your home security? Do you still rely on a standard deadbolt lock and key system? Although there is nothing wrong with the ‘old-fashioned’ lock-up system – and we often recommend a deadbolt for the budget conscious consumer – people are looking to invest in more advanced home security [...]

February 22nd, 2019|

24 hr Locksmith Melbourne| What to do when you’re locked out?

Locked out? There are plenty of reasons people find themselves accidentally locked out – a broken key in the lock, a faulty or jammed door - and, if you’re a security conscious person, you may find getting back in to your house is trickier than you thought. A 24 hr locksmith is often the best [...]

February 13th, 2019|