10 Home Security Tips To Protect Your Family From Burglars

10 Home Security Tips To Protect Your Family From Burglars

Have you ever had your home broken into? It’s a horrible experience. The knowledge and feeling of your personal space being violated and knowing that strangers had rifled through your personal belongings is nauseating. However, in my line of work I see this kind of heartache all the time. The worst thing is these scary circumstances could have been avoided with a few simple security measures. Here are my top 10 tips to protecting you family from intruders. 1. Secure Your Front And Back Doors Your front and back doors and your first line of defense against intruders. It makes sense to ensure they are the most secure. The first thing you can do to make sure your door secure is to install a deadbolt. Double cylinder deadbolts are one of the best residential locks you can get for your home. Don’t go with the cheap $5 option you find in your local hardware store. These are often flimsy and easy to break into. Choose a quality deadbolt which usually starts around $40 and make sure it is installed correctly by a professional. I recommend your door is made of solid wood or metal. This makes it incredibly hard for intruders to break down your door. Often I see people with a solid front door but they forget about the back door. All entrances to your home should have a solid door. Also, make sure that any glass you may have near your door is not near the door handle. Criminals can easily break the window, reach in and open the door from the inside. For added safety, consider...
Electronic Security Systems For Sydney Homes & Businesses

Electronic Security Systems For Sydney Homes & Businesses

It is the digital age and we are all thriving on making things better for ourselves so that we shape our current and future both. One of the main things that homes and businesses strive and attempt to put in and install are electronic security systems. When choosing an electronic security system for your home or business, it is important to install state of the art systems to ensure the security is up to date. If you are looking to get a nice electronic security system for your home and don’t know where to start, here is a guide that can help. Three Top Electronic Security Systems If you are looking for some nice electronic security systems, here are the top three you can choose from: Vivint Vivint ensures and guarantees security for your system and it comes in three different packages to meet your tailored needs. The first is the Vivint Starter- Priced at $39.99 per month, the starter package comes with round the clock monitoring, remote access, and control, a 5 points security equipment for free and a touch screen Vivint skycontrol panel. Contrarily, the Smart Protect package starts at $53.99 per month and comes with 24/7 monitoring, 7 points of security equipment for free, remote access and control and touchscreen Vivint skycontrol panel. Finally, the Vivint Smart Control starts at $60.99 per month and it comes with round the clock monitoring, 9 points of security equipment free, 1 or more smart home services, removes access and control and a touchscreen Vivint skycontrol panel. Ideal for homes and businesses alike, Vivint makes for a great home electronic...
Why We Love Sydney’s Northern Suburbs

Why We Love Sydney’s Northern Suburbs

We love Sydney’s northern suburbs and no, it’s not because we have lived our entire lives here, but for actually the opposite reasons. When compared to a lot of other places in Sydney, the Northern Suburbs are a pretty neat place to live in. You know what? Do not take our local locksmiths word for it. Check out what all North Sydney suburbs have to offer and by the time you are done with it, you will be on the same page as us. The Northern Suburbs are actually divided into the Upper and Lower North Shore. While the Upper North Shore covers the area from Chatswood to Hornsby, the Lower part constitutes the Sydney Harbor Peninsula that includes Mosman, Willoughby, Lane Cove, and the North Sydney Council. North Shore is a gift of nature to Sydney indeed. This region of the NSW has many picturesque beaches and forested areas that make North Sydney a really cool place to live in. What’s amazing about this place is that even when you are in the lap of nature, you get to enjoy modern day facilities. The Northern Suburbs are impressively well-developed to support a modern lifestyle. In fact, the Northern suburbs are home to the wealthy and influential people. So, you can imagine the number of businesses in the vicinity and the kind of facilities that are available in the neighborhood to serve them. There are two major commercial districts in Chatswood and North Sydney each, where large MNCs have set up their headquarters. The area is well-connected by important highways like the Pacific Highway, Warringah Expressway, and the Military...
Best Home Renovations We’ve Seen In the Eastern Suburbs

Best Home Renovations We’ve Seen In the Eastern Suburbs

The Eastern Suburbs of Sydney promises an abundance of sun, sea, amazing views along with the chic metropolitan culture and a touch of history. With all these specialties, it isn’t a surprise that the Eastern Suburb of Sydney must be on the high list of the choices for having a permanent base to call home. It is not surprising that many homeowners in the Eastern Suburbs make the most of the sunshine, fresh sea air, and charming neighborhood. Here are some amazing houses in the Eastern Suburb that blow our locksmiths mind. Sandstone Cottage At Bondi Made from yellow sandstone, this stone cottage is the perfect combination of old and new. The sandstone walls, open fireplace, timber beams on the ceiling, and open thread timber staircase still provide a taste of old architecture, which is adjoined with all the modern amenities. A long glass slider opens up to the private garden. There are total three glass sliders in the whole house, and the awesome combination between the indoor and outdoor, which allows the house natural light even through the house is located in the crowded Eastern Suburbs. The Terrace House In Bondi The narrow Victorian Terrace house is flooded with natural light through its restored ceilings. Though the house is located in narrow space, this house ensures lots of privacy for the owners. The doors are made of Tasmanian oak and opens between garage, and the main house. The white walls with minimal artificial decoration and the pivot windows create an airy, light-filled atmosphere to this house. The Project Of Brendan Wong The famous architect Brendan Wong restored a...
Apartment Security In The Sydney CBD

Apartment Security In The Sydney CBD

Welcome to Sydney CBD the home of business and awesome entertainment. If you are a business executive, entrepreneur, business investor or just someone that likes to stay where the action is, well you have come to the right place. There is no better place for you than here at the Sydney Central. That is why we have decided to do everything within our power to ensure that your stay here in Sydney CBD is as peaceful and pleasant as possible. The crime rate here in Sydney CBD is relatively low but still it does happen and you can’t be too careful about it. Burglary is one of the most common threats that apartment owners are faced with and eighty percent of burglary attacks are committed during the day. This is because during these time you would or should probably be at the workplace taking care of one thing or the other and not at home. Another common time of the attack is during the night when they are sure not to meet anyone at home, maybe because they’ve all gone on a vacation. So here are some helpful action plan that you would need to execute to prevent being made part of the statistics of this common crime. Check Your Locks The most common entry point for burglars is the balcony door and the garage door. Every professional burglar knows that these doors are usually the weakest point in the security chain. Knowing this now, please make it a point of duty to reinforce these locks today. Here is the thing, a burglar would always go for the easy...
Moving Somewhere Central? Tips For Living In The Sydney CBD

Moving Somewhere Central? Tips For Living In The Sydney CBD

Are you looking to move to Central Sydney? If you are a young professional, living in the Central Business District in Sydney, Australia can be a great experience for you. Sitting on the bank of the Sydney Harbor, Sydney is the largest city in Australia. The stunning harbor boasts of Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge, two world-renowned tourist attractions. Life in Sydney can really be an interesting one. If you are living anywhere in Sydney or adjacent places, probably you know that by now. But if you are not, and planning to make a move here, you should know some facts about this beautiful city. We spoke to our locksmiths who cover Sydney’s CBD and asked them what they love about our great city. Here is what they said. The Sydney CBD Is Full Of Life Sydney never sleeps; especially the business district. You will find the stores, malls, and markets open 24/7. Streets are always full of people. There are always events going on such as the recent Vivid festival of Sydney. Plenty Of Opportunity Sydney CBD is a place where opportunity never stops coming at you. The working environment is really awesome and the pay is pretty high. If you are a hard worker and are waiting for a spark to initiate, moving here can just do the thing. A Beautiful City This city is really beautiful in terms of attractions and it never stops to amaze you. You’ve already become familiar with the two greatest attractions of the city. Apart from them, the city is surrounded by beaches like Bondi, Coogee, and Manly; all of...
Our Favourite Cafes On The North Shore

Our Favourite Cafes On The North Shore

We take our coffee pretty seriously. We are big foodies and for us, a good day only starts with an awesome cup of coffee. It could be at any of the impressive cafes from the north shore of Sydney to Hornsby. There is hardly a cloudy day here to sullen your mood, and a good shot of coffee with a delicious plate of breakfast is all you need to get started to enjoy the beautiful day ahead. While the locals have their favourite breakfast destinations, the tourists might find themselves at a loss in finding the right place that serves them the best breakfast. Well, don’t worry, we know which ones you are most likely to enjoy the most. So, here are the some of the best cafes on the North Shore as voted by our locksmiths. Enjoy! The Roots Location: Shop 7/2 Elizabeth Plaza 83 Mount Street, North Sydney Opening Times: 07:00 AM to 04:00 PM (Monday to Friday) and 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM (Saturday) The Verdict: The café is a little gem in the neighbourhood that has brought the best tasting coffee to the area. The coffee offered by the café is thoughtfully sourced and there is detailed information about the how the coffee bean reached your cup. You are also offered a lot of options to eat. There is corned-beef hash, egg preparations, duck sausage, prosciutto, toasts, muffins, smoked pork belly, and some really delicious sandwiches to start the perfect day with. Everything is made from scratch and all of it simply tastes delicious. The ambience at the Roots café is indeed well-thought out too....
Physical Security Tips For North Shore Businesses

Physical Security Tips For North Shore Businesses

Blind spots, dark corners, hiding places, and vulnerabilities around the perimeter of your business are not something that you should ignore or dismiss in NSW just because you have a tight budget. Store security and surveillance may be something that is expected for large businesses, but every small business owner should put some time into evaluating and planning their physical security needs. Evaluation The old lock and key protection for your property is not the best way to secure your business. Whether you live in the Northern Suburbs or the heart of Sydney, you need to have some level of control over the access of your business. This is not just to protect your business from burglaries, but also to prevent possible inside jobs as well. Trade secrets and access to financial information are all examples of valuable assets that must be secured by a reliable foundation of physical security. Having a commercial locksmith install locks that cannot be picked by traditional lock-picking tools is a lifesaver. Security Packages Along with having reliable doors and locks on cabinets inside your place of business, having a security alarm that can be triggered or switched on whenever there is an emergency of any kind is an extremely worthwhile investment. You can purchase security systems that include monitoring, digital sensors, electronic passcodes, and tiered access so that you can micromanage every aspect of your security system. This is a safer and more modernized alternative than relying completely on lock-and-key systems, which can be easily exploited by past employees or amateur burglars. Surveillance Hiring security guards to physically prevent break-ins can be expensive,...
Best Home Renovations We Have Seen In Sydney’s Northern Suburbs

Best Home Renovations We Have Seen In Sydney’s Northern Suburbs

The Northern Suburb boasts amazing national parks, and beautiful houses. All throughout the North of Sydney, each suburb has its own charm and character. The region of Hornsby is the perfect escape from the atmosphere of the city in the Northern Sydney. Located beside the Hornsby River, this area is perfect for the calm riverside stay. Whereas the locality of Mosman is the sophisticated area located beside the harbor and perfect place with chic boutiques, stylish cafes, and the famous Taronga Zoo. To make the most of these beautiful surrounds, locals have started renovating their homes. Here are some of the local renovations that our local Northern Suburbs locksmiths love. These well-decorated villas are a perfect inspiration for your dream house. ‘East Meets West’ in Northern Suburbs The graphic designer Jane Garrett lives in the northern suburb of the Sydney with her partner Peter and her two children. They bought a 1920 abode in the year 2006 for its charming and peaceful neighborhood. The decorating style of their house is described as the ‘East Meet West’. The house was restored by the architecture of Hobbs Jamieson Architecture. The original door was restored in a new manner. The rear door from the living area leads into the outdoor kitchen and area for barbecue. Jane, Peter, and their children Phoebe and Gil are habituated around the huge living space around the house, decorated with custom made sofa and the old restored arm chairs. The ensuite is attached with the bedroom, which allows them the luxury of space they require. 1920’s Meets 2016 In Mosman In the area of Mosman, the 1920...
Home Security Tips If You Live On The North Shore

Home Security Tips If You Live On The North Shore

In Australia, a house is broken into, every 5 minutes. The Northern suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia is not left out of this mess. So if you live or have come to stay on the North Shore of Sydney, NSW especially in the Northern Suburbs, like Mosman and Hornsby, you’ll want to make sure you have an effective security system that will ensure that your house is not broken into. Below are some security tips or measures you can take that will ensure the safety of your home and your family. Installation Of Alarm Systems There are a lot of houses that haven’t been rigged with security alarms. If your house is on this list, you need to get an alarm system installed in your home. Nowadays, there are alarm systems that will detect and warn you if you have left any door or window unlocked. Fixing this kind of system in your home will ensure that your home is safe from break-ins since it will alert the whole neighbourhood if there’s an eventual break-in. In the North Shore, you can find competent companies that make and install effective alarm systems including our local North Shore Locksmiths. With the alarm system, you have one less thing to worry about. Be Wary Of Social Media You never can tell who’s watching you, who wants to break into your house or who wants to hurt you or any member of your family. Posting when you are leaving your home on social media can cause problems for you especially if you are going to be away for an extended period...