What things do you need to think about when you move house? How can you make sure you're secure in your new home? Below is a quick list of security aspects to check when buying a new home or leasing a property. 1. Have the locks been changed? If not, it is wise to change them as … Continue Reading ››
Bike theft is a big problem in inner north suburbs like Northcote, Thornbury and Fairfield where many residents use bikes as their main form of transport. Northcote Police are holding another public engraving day this Sunday (March 22) from 11am to 2pm, in the carpark behind Northcote Police station (near Coles at Northcote Plaza). There will also … Continue Reading ››
Sometimes, when we think about security, we forget about the fundamentals. While it is wise to consider a range of security measures for your home or business, such as security alarms, motion sensors and CC-TV , they don't actually prevent criminals from entering. However, investing in good quality locks for doors and windows will ensure that … Continue Reading ››
The Victoria Power Industry has joined forces to develop an teh Victorian Power Industry Lock for power meters. Locking your meter protects your home or business from unauthorised access to your power supply. This means criminals won't be able to turn off your security systems just by turning off the power at your meter. Using a … Continue Reading ››
This week the Preston Leader is running a feature on home security and have provided a home safety audit checklist to help people make sure their homes and property are protected from burglary. Here are the areas that a qualified locksmith and security specialist can help you with:
- Can gates be secured?
- Is the letterbox fitted with an … Continue Reading ››
Northcote and Thornbury have hit the top 20 suburbs in Melbourne for car theft. In the 12 months to April 2014, 192 vehicles were stolen with 50 still missing. According to the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council, most of the cars stolen were pre-2001 vehicles and probably didn't have Continue Reading ››
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 ››
- 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?
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 ››