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HOLIDAY SEASON SECURITY

Here are 10 tips from the Master Locksmith Association of Australasia to help maintain the security of your home during the holiday season. 1. Lock up While this may be obvious, locking up your home is often overlooked. Deadlocks and window locks operated with a key not only make it much harder to break into the…

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PREVENTING MAIL THEFT

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Mail theft is becoming increasingly common and a real issue across Sydney. We often hear reports of people having their credit cards, cheques and other sensitive mail stolen from their letterboxes. Often the credit cards will be activated and used before the victim is even aware that they have been stolen. Typical letterbox locks are…

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KEEP YOURSELF SAFE: HOW TO CHOOSE A LOCKSMITH

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To most people choosing a locksmith happens on the spur of the moment, last minute, in a panic kind, selecting whoever is available to get them out of a pickle. Is this really the way you want to select the person who you will place your trust in? Locksmiths have access to your family and…

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REKEYING OR REPLACING YOUR LOCKS?

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You may think that the only option that you have is to have a locksmith replace a lock. You may not know that you also have the option to “rekey” a lock instead of replacing it. You may not know what the difference is, so let’s have a look at the two different options. We…

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ARE YOUR BUSINESS PREMISES PROPERLY SECURED?

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Are your business premises properly secured? If your business premises does not have a master key system, you may well be compromising the security of your business. This is true whether you own a large factory, small office block, retail outlet, restaurant or bar, really anywhere that staff and suppliers are coming and going. Even…

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HOW SAFE IS YOUR SAFE?

Commercial Safe

Can you believe that it can be this easy to break into a safe? When choosing the right safe for your home or business, you need to get the right advice so that you can make an informed decision and choose the best safe for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyGhEIbZLUU Many cheaper safes, sold in hardware or office…

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SECURITY FOR RENTAL PROPERTIES

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If you are a landlord or tenant, it is always a good idea to consider re-keying locks when you move into or buy a new property. Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking at security for rental properties. For landlords If you have just bought an investment property in a block…

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SLIDING DOORS – BRITLOCK LOCKSMITH

Sliding security Doors on house

Sliding doors These days, most homes have sliding doors around the back. They look great, provide excellent ventilation and are really useful for high traffic areas. Many sliding doors are left with the original lock from when they were first installed. Generally, door manufacturers are not necessarily security specialists, and sometimes the locks that come…

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