Recently, James was called out to assist an elderly lady who was having problems unlocking her house. When James arrived the lock just needed some minor attention to stop the lock binding and some re-alignment. Fixing this helped, but James noticed that the real problem was that arthritis had robbed this person of the strength needed in … Continue Reading ››
We tend to focus on the worst traits of human behaviour. But Christmas time often brings out the best in people. A friend of Metrolock discovered a wallet in the gutter in front of his house while he was mowing the nature strip. It was next to a parked car so he left a note … Continue Reading ››
Do you live in the Melbourne CBD or Docklands?Then you probably live in an apartment. Mebourne CBD and Docklands has seen a significant rise in residential apartment blocks in the past few years. If you are new to apartment living then there are additional security measures that you need … Continue Reading ››
- Is your business part of the new retail trend: pop-up shops?
- Do you have a short-term lease?
- Are you thinking about security for your shop but want to keep shop fit-out costs low?
Local police are currently warning motorists that thieves are targeting Watsonia railway station carpark. Most of the break-ins are occuring during the working week when the majority of cars are parked for the entire day. Here's a few tips … Continue Reading ››
Australians lost $1.4 billion in 2010-2011 due to personal fraud (ABS survey) which includes credit card fraud, identity theft and scams. The Australian Bureau of Statistics also estimated a total of 1.2 million Australians aged 15 years and over were victim of at least one incident of personal fraud. Another more … Continue Reading ››
We've previously put up a checklist of the things you can do to make your homes and business places more secure. However, sometimes despite our best efforts, we are the victims of theft. So we thought we'd share some tips from the Victoria Police on what you can do to help recover (or replace) stolen property.
- Make … Continue Reading ››
Following on from last week's post about the dramatic rise in bike theft in Melbourne's inner north, many cyclists are probably wondering how to keep your bike safe? Well, there is a great new scheme that may help you prevent your bike from being stolen. Parkiteer is a simple way to … Continue Reading ››
It seems not even the SES is safe from theft. Northcote SES has had tools & equipment stolen from one of its marked trucks at the Darebin Enterprise Centre in Alphington. Although known as the Northcote SES, they serve all of Darebin, most of Yarra and part of Banyule. The SES is a volunteer organisation. There … Continue Reading ››
Diamond Creek has had a recent rash of car break ins. Thieves have not only targetted unlocked cars but also used a screwdriver to force open the doors of a car and a van stealing power tools and other valuables. … Continue Reading ››