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22 02, 2019

The Pros and Cons of Digital Locks

February 22nd, 2019|

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 [...]

8 11, 2018

Where are my Keys? Key Duplication for Lost Keys

November 8th, 2018|

You know what I’m talking about – the morning rush made worse by a misplaced set of keys. The frantic search through your handbag, gym bag or shopping bags – then retracing your steps and checking every nook and cranny of the house. Thankfully you’ve got a spare set…or do you? Key Cutting Services in [...]

3 05, 2018

Meter Box Security

May 3rd, 2018|

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? […]

21 03, 2018

Ten Tips for First Home Owners to Improve Their Security

March 21st, 2018|

  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. […]

8 03, 2018

Electronic Security and Home Deliveries

March 8th, 2018|

“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. […]

23 02, 2018

The Difference Between Rekeying and Replacing Locks

February 23rd, 2018|

  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. […]

19 10, 2017

Car Key Replacement at Amalgamated Locksmiths

October 19th, 2017|

Just like with house keys, it’s a good idea to have a backup set of car keys at home or at work. This week, Amalgamated Locksmiths talk to you through everything you need to know about car key duplication. […]

9 07, 2017

Restricted Key Systems

July 9th, 2017|

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. […]

22 05, 2017

How to Secure Your Home’s Front Doors with Lockwood 001Touch Keyless Digital Deadlatch or Deadbolt

May 22nd, 2017|

Previously, we have talked about how to secure your windows but today we want to tell you how to strengthen your front door security. In 2016, 1 in every 68 Victorian homes were burgled, and in our suburb of Collingwood, this number increased to 1 in every 65. Front doors are the main entry point [...]