The High Street of Northcote is where you’ll find upmarket restaurants, cafes, boutiques and venues. It is usually a hustle and bustle of activity but, of course, in March 2020 Northcote residents are having a quiet time self-isolating due to Covid-19. The Northcote streets are lined with fabulous Art Deco homes, Victorian mansions and Edwardian weatherboards. Homeowners take pride in renovating and maintaining these historical buildings. The warmth and sense of community in this area will see the residents, small business owners and tenants through this pandemic – but everyone is looking forward to the eventual return of the bustling social scene that is so woven into the culture of the area.

Stay Home Stay Safe

With so many people working from home over the next few months, it will be interesting to see how this reflects in the local crime statistics. So far, it seems that there is a country-wide slow down in reported house break-ins and burglary in residential areas since residents are home.

In Northcote the latest statistics released by the Crime Statistics Agency look like this:

  2018 2019
Property Damage (includes Graffiti and Criminal Damage) 146 184
Burglary/Break and Enter 195 161
Theft (includes bicycle theft and theft from retail stores) 850 774
Disorderly and Offensive Conduct 33 27
Robbery (including aggravated robbery) 11 17

The latest statistics show us that Property Damage has increased over the last year. If you are a property owner you may want to consider some extra, budget friendly security measures to keep your property safe. CCTV cameras are often a great deterrent – our locksmiths are able to help you find the best solution for your property. For some extra tips read our article ‘Locksmith in Melbourne talk CCTV’ and ‘Your options for Commercial Property Security’.

Emergency Locksmith Northcote

Here at Amalgamated Locksmiths, our emergency locksmiths are still operating, so if you find yourself accidentally locked out when taking your daily exercise – give us a call. Or if you find you need a few more keys cut for family members – then our mobile locksmiths can help you out.

We are also happy to discuss your commercial property security with you – although crime in residential area may be less at this time, commercial properties are at risk. Now might be a good time to consider upgrading your business security while the building is quiet and your staff are working from home. Our next blog will give you some tips are keeping your commercial property safe.

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