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...
Top Thing To Do In Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Top Thing To Do In Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Sydney is renowned for the most striking beaches we are not aware of the beauty and recreation they provide to both the tourists and residents. The Northern Beaches include popular beaches like Manly and many other exciting secluded beaches. You can never get bored by exploring the most exciting sea life and blast of entertainment, facilities, food, and events that would rock your time if you are locked out of the home. Let us explore the best and vibrant things to do on Northern Beaches. Each beach has its own distinctive characteristics and dynamics. You can try a bunch of adventurous and lively activities. So, if you’re a local put on our tourist shoes, and explore Sydney as if we were visiting for the first time. Explore By Water Have you tried the fastest boat in Sydney? This is the ultimate adventurous vessel to ride on so just climb onboard and get yourself into the ride of your life. This exhilarating boat ride gives the opportunity to look at Manly from a different perspective. A signature ‘Beaches Blast’ tour is a must. If you are looking for adventure, every thrill-seeking must try out the SAS style 900 horsepower vessel. It will depart from Manly Wharf and ride around North head to the Manly surf side which will leave you stunned. This thrilling ride even gets better by heading up Freshwater and across the heads while checking out ‘The Gap’ and other cliffs of Sydney Harbour. Jump On A Bike And Explore Not a fond of water rides? Not a big deal, ride a bike to explore the Northern Beaches....
Why Living In The Northern Beaches Is Awesome

Why Living In The Northern Beaches Is Awesome

Located in the northern coastal suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, the Northern Beaches is an amazing place to reside. Living in the Northern Beaches can be pretty awesome, with heaps to do, and plenty of local hideaways. You can find everything that’s captivating about a beach lifestyle in the Northern Beaches. A much easier pace of living, less noise, and low traffic are some of the benefits of staying in the Northern Beaches. Also, there are really beautiful beaches located there which make life everyday fun and also serve as a form of relaxation. So, if you want to move away from the noise, bustle, and urban sprawl, the Northern Beaches is the right place for you to be. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular places in the Northern Beaches. Manly Number one on our list is Manly. Also known as the Gateway of the Northern Beaches, Manly is a very beautiful suburb with restaurants, cafes, adventure, entertainment and tourist attractions for the young and old. You can wine and dine in any of the restaurants, enjoy some  sensational views and relax at Manly Wharf. Places In Manly Manly Corso: This is the central focal point of Manly since it’s partly a pedestrian mall and every other interesting place are easy to get to from here. Consisting of cafes, pubs, fashion, surf shops and other popular retail outlets, you can get anything and everything you want easily. Manly Beach: The two ends of Manly Beach both have their distinct vibes. In the south of Manly Beach, you’ll get to enjoy the Manly to...
12 Signs You’re From Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

12 Signs You’re From Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

Many of us are blissfully unaware of the fact that everywhere we go in this world we take a little bit of where we’re from with us. When we are about we may try to “do as the Romans do,” but there are always telltale signs that reveal our true origins. This is especially true of people from the Eastern Suburbs. Don’t believe me? Think about these signs that are dead giveaways to others who don’t come from places like Bondi, Randwick, Bondi Junction, Maroubra, Sydney or even NSW. #1 You relate to Bondi Hipsters Interested in eating natural foods and living a healthy lifestyle to the point of obsession? If so, then you may indentify with this video. These guys revel in the fact they are from Bondi. #2 Your life revolves around Wednesday nights at The Sheaf Beautiful and luxurious, this pub boasts an equally beautiful lounge, balcony and a beer garden. The Sheaf is an irresistible hang out for NSW suburbanites who also love gourmet food and live jazz. #3 You’ve accepted that Uber will always be expensive because of where you are located. #4 You’ve experienced the frustrations of having to direct the driver out of your deep suburban environs. #5 You’ve taken countless photos on the coastal walk The scenery along the coast of the Eastern suburbs is splendid and not able to walk without taking and posting photos of it. (Another sign you are from the Eastern suburbs is that you’ve snap-chatted the entire Bondi-Coogee coastal walk.) #6 You felt pride when New South Wales beat Queensland in the State of Origin series...
Why We Love Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

Why We Love Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

Our mobile locksmiths get around. We get to experience Sydney first hand. The rare combination of laid-back yet very much vibrant—that’s what makes this city unique and authentic in nature. The capital city of New South Wales, Sydney is a chic metropolitan city with an amazing contrast of beautiful beaches, historic landmarks, world famous architectures and authentic foods and restaurants. One area that is most famous and a favourite of ours is the Eastern Suburbs So what is special about the Eastern Suburbs of this authentic city? The eastern part of this city promises the beauty of the world famous beaches like Bondi, Coogee and others, the authentic sea-foods, wine, shopping and a unique culture of its own. The Eastern Suburbs of Sydney is crammed between the Metropolitan city and the coast. You can spend a whole day wandering in the Bondi Beach, or trying seafood of Watsons Bay or watching movies in Ritz Theatre at Randwick. Here are some of the things our locksmiths love about the Eastern Suburbs. Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction The day starts with a marvelous sunrise with the first rays of sun playing in the white sand of Bondi Beach of Sydney. The turquoise blue water and the white sand welcome its visitors for swimming, water sports or just sunbathing. The option of surfing is also there on the beach, there are plenty of surfing schools where you can learn the surfing from the experts. There are plenty of restaurants in where you can enjoy from the Australian cuisines to Italian food, as well as the glittering nightlife besides the beach. In Saturday,...
Northern Beaches Crime Rates & What You Can Do About It

Northern Beaches Crime Rates & What You Can Do About It

Are you from Sydney’s Northern Beaches and had your house broken into? You are not alone. There is a certain sense of being personally violated after one has been the victim of a break-in. Immediately you start to second guess yourself and wonder if you remembered to lock all of your doors and windows. Often people wonder whether or not their home security system was sophisticated enough or if they should have purchased more expensive, more reliable locks. In many ways, life in North Beaches is idyllic. Unfortunately, it isn’t without its local crime. Crime Trends In Sydney’s Northern Beaches According to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (NSW BOSCAR), from January 1999 to December 2015 there were 18,270 break-ins in the Northern Beaches. This averages more than 36 break-ins per month for the areas surveyed during this 504 month period. Since 1999, we have seen a steady decline in break-in crime for the Northern Beaches. The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research – which was established in 1969 – is an agency devoted to researching crime for the purpose of reducing its occurrence in the state of New South Wales. It also evaluates the criminal justice system in general. Break-ins (Dwellings) In New South Wales there were 31573 break-ins from the period of January 2015 to December 2015. According to the NSW BOCSAR, in 2015 the Northern Beaches had over 459 break-ins for residential dwellings. 84 of these break-ins were from Manly, 87 break-ins occurred in Pittwater, and Warringah had the highest with 288 break-ins to residential dwellings Break-ins (Non-dwellings) In New South Wales there...
Sydney Storm: 18 Essential Home Safety & Security Tips

Sydney Storm: 18 Essential Home Safety & Security Tips

Natural disasters, such as the storms that wrecked havoc in Sydney recently, can greatly impact your home, property and lifestyle. Large storms can be devastating. They can ruin homes and damage entire neighbours. We saw the beach front homes in Collaroy NSW get hammered by the weather and large sea swell. Home’s throughout Sydney’s Northern Beaches and beyond have been left damage, with some in danger of collapsing. So what can you do after a severe storm to make sure your home and family are safe and secure? Home Safety Tips After A Sydney Storm The first thing you should do after severe weather is to make sure you protect yourself from damaged buildings and debris. When you are assessing the damage on your property wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and covered shoes. If you need emergency assistance, call the local State Emergency Service. The NSW SES can be contacted on 132 500. If you are returning home after a natural disaster, turn all electricity and gas off before going inside. Use a torch to examine the building instead of a candle or cigarette lighter. Only turn the gas and electricity on only if you are certain there are no gas leaks or danger from electricity. When walking around your neighbourhood, beware of fallen power lines, damaged trees and flooded creeks. If you discover fallen power lines, keep yourself and your family away and call Ausgrid emergency services on 13 13 88. Has your property experience flash-flooding? If so remove any access water you can and mop soaked carpets. Be sure to clean and disinfect all wet areas. Flood...
9 Christmas Home Security Tips You Can’t Afford To Forget

9 Christmas Home Security Tips You Can’t Afford To Forget

Thinking of going away over the Christmas holidays? If you are lucky enough to be heading out of Sydney, have a great time! Be sure to take some time out to ensure your home is safe and secure from intruders. The Christmas holidays is a time for you to relax, take a break and enjoy yourself. It is also the time of year where families and friends are most generous. However, many criminals see the holiday season as an opportunity to enter your home for cash, credit cards and any new gifts you may have received. With that in mind, here are some Christmas home security tips to prevent your home becoming a target for burglars Don’t Broadcast Your Holiday Plans Do you have a Facebook or Twitter account? Much of what we say is public, searchable and ripe for people to take advantage of. Don’t tell people on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media account, that you are going away. This information can be used by burglars to determine when you are and aren’t at home. If your home is unattended while you are away, then save the updates and photos till after you are back. Cancel All Deliveries And Services Do you usually get your newspaper delivered? Do you have a weekly milk or grocery delivery? A build up of deliveries and newspapers is a sure sign that no-one is home. If you are going away for an extended period of time postpone these deliveries until you get back. Also, call the post office and ask them to hold your mail. An overflowing mailbox is a...
12 Vital Steps To Avoid A Locksmith Scam

12 Vital Steps To Avoid A Locksmith Scam

Don’t know how to tell a real locksmith from a fake one? Locksmith scammers trick desperate home and car owners into overpaying for emergency services. These people are often unlicensed and unqualified. Fake locksmiths can charge up to 10 times the standard rate for rescuing lockout victims. However, their scam is easy to spot and prevent. We show you how to protect yourself against a locksmith scam. Know Ahead Of Time Who To Call Doing a small amount of research can save you a lot of money and headaches. By knowing who to call you will have peace of mind knowing that the job will be done right and you won’t be scammed. The first thing to do is to ask your neighbours and friends for names of locksmiths they have used. Always double check their ratings and comments. Sites like Yelp and Truelocal, are great sites to find out about a local locksmith. Most locksmiths show an address on their ad or website. A good idea is to try and find this address on Google or other directory listings to make sure it is a real address. It is always a good idea to ask about their prices. If the prices are unbelievability low, it could likely be a scam or has hidden costs. For example, a good ballpark figure for a lockout is usually around $105-$135 during normal working hours. Also, if the locksmiths answer their phone with a generic name such as “locksmiths services” ask for a specific business name. If the locksmith can’t give a specific registered business name then move on. Is The Locksmith...
5 Easy Tips To Save Money On Replacement Car Keys

5 Easy Tips To Save Money On Replacement Car Keys

Have you lost your car keys and need a replacement? Do you want to save money on new keys for your car? New car keys are not cheap.However, we have some great tips to potentially save you hundreds of dollars. Interested? Here are our top tips to save you money on replacement car keys. How Much To Get A Key Cut? A Lot! It’s a hard reality. Car keys are more sophisticated and replacing one is no longer a quick cheap trip to the hardware store. While it is easy to order replacement keys through your car dealership, it won’t be cheap. The cost of a single replacement key ranges from $267 to $740 depending on the make and model of your car, and the key’s design. These higher costs are due to the programming and coding needed to activate the alarms or remote control locking. These days most keys have an inbuilt transponder use to prevent theft. This transponder electronically communicates with the vehicle. If the transponder key isn’t programmed to match with the car, then the car won’t start. Most modern cars require these types of keys. If you lose your keys, not only will they need to be recut, they will also need to be reprogrammed. The other hassle with newer keys is they don’t have a quick turn around time. Depending on the model and dealer, you may have to wait between five to ten days to collect a replacement. However, there are quicker options. Check out our different car key replacement options. How Can You Get A Cheap Car Key Replacement? It is frustrating...