Heidelberg has it all – a bustling commercial centre, modern apartments and affordable houses surrounded by great parklands. It’s fast becoming a sought-after location for young couples and families to settle. The bike trails along the Yarra River are a big drawcard and the bustling shopping street gives Heidelberg a good community vibe. There are good schools and an NMIT campus. There is ample public transport if you want to avoid peak-hour road traffic. At the moment, our locksmiths in Heidelberg say the commercial and retail centres are quiet due to Covid-19 restrictions, so it is a perfect time to consider improving your commercial property security.

Heidelberg bike trail. Heidelberg locksmith offers security tips for locals.

Heidelberg Crime Statistics

Today our Heidelberg Locksmiths take a look at the latest Crime Statistics for the area. These statistics are released annually by the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency.

  2018 2019
Property Damage (includes Graffiti and Criminal Damage) 112 107
Burglary/Break and Enter 116 114
Theft (includes bicycle theft and theft from retail stores) 456 430
Disorderly and Offensive Conduct 22 11
Robbery (including aggravated robbery) 1 11

The latest statistics show us that Property Damage, Burglary and Theft have remained relatively consistent in the area but there has been an increase in burglary. The highest number of incidents falls into the ‘theft’ category.

If you are a commercial property owner or a retail shop owner/manager, it is worth considering your business security to ensure you don’t become a target for thieves.

Amalgamated locksmiths offer a variety of products that can help you secure your belongings or keep an eye on your property. We have a range for every budget, for example, our padlocks and hardened chains are a simple, affordable solution for securing your bicycle or outdoor chairs and furniture.

Hardened Security Chain

If you’re looking for a more substantial security solution, we offer free on-site quotations and we can discuss all your security concerns and help you identify areas of concern. You can also refer to our article ‘Top Business Security Tips’ or ‘Safe Security – Store your valuables in a Safe’ for further ideas and inspiration.

Emergency Locksmith Heidelberg

Here at Amalgamated Locksmiths, our emergency locksmiths are always on call (even during Covid-19 restrictions). Please don’t hesitate to give us a call, we are happy to discuss your commercial property security with you – now might be a good time to consider upgrading your business security while the building is quiet and your staff are working from home.

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