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North Melbourne Locksmiths Talk Apartment Security

A few weeks ago, we told you that Melbourne is growing. By 2030, the City of Melbourne, the LGA stretching from Docklands to North Melbourne, is expected to double in population size. This growth gives architects and urban planners an exciting challenge. With a focus on Urban Forestry, the city is dedicated to creating green, attractive buildings, with stunning architecture and state-of-the-art public spaces. Every day, we’re reading news about these new spaces, such as this one, with more on the way. […]

June 14th, 2018|

Amalgamated Locksmiths’ Security Tips for Bike Riders

Melbourne has a strong bike-riding community that shows no signs of slowing down. More and more people are turning to the greener, healthier alternative of bike-riding to work, friends’ houses and to the market. As such, more and more bike paths are popping up, especially in Melbourne’s inner north. Our favourite is the Merri Creek trail that connects Fitzroy North to Coburg, through Northcote and Brunswick. […]

June 8th, 2018|

Garage Door Security

What You Can Do To Secure Your Garage Garages store some of your most expensive possessions, not least your car. Some of us keep whitegoods in our garage, and for almost everyone we’ve ever met, the garage has ended up as a secondary storage place for sport equipment, bikes, Christmas Trees, power tools and so on. They are a burglar’s cornucopia. And what’s more, garage security is often neglected. […]

June 1st, 2018|

Suburb in Focus 2018: Collingwood

This month, our mobile locksmiths return to Collingwood. Our locksmiths are looking at the crime rates for Collingwood, and comparing them to last year’s to see what we can learn about the locksmith requirements for the home of the Pies! […]

May 24th, 2018|

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|