Wynns Blog

To Deadbolt or Deadlatch? – What’s the difference?

The deadbolt and deadlatch are two of the most commonly installed lock mechanisms. They also tend to cause the most confusion. Most insurance companies require either deadbolts and deadlatches for full home insurance policies. There are many options for both locks on...

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Maintain your locks in 3 easy steps

It's not until your lock starts to show signs of deterioration that the thought performing lock maintenance crosses your mind. By being proactive and maintaining the health of your lock you will ensure it protects you for longer. If your lock is playing up a bit you...

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What does a locksmith do? – Locks, keys, and CCTV

When you hear locksmith you probably just think of someone that fixes broken locks and cuts keys. We certainly can and do those things but we also do a lot more. So what does a locksmith do? We provide qualified advice regarding security solutions. We're able to...

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Keyless entry solutions for your home

Keyless entry is here for your home. There are a variety of systems on the market to suit your budget and lifestyle. In this post we share with you a few of the products available to help you ditch the key and keep control of the access to your property. Yale Assure...

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5 tips for garage door security

When assessing home security garage doors are commonly considered a weak point. Your garage provides a burglar cover and access to alternate doors into your home. It's also not often viewed as suspicious when a truck or work vehicle is parked outside a home garage. It...

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Remove broken key stuck in a lock with these 3 tips

Turning your key and all of a sudden it snaps in half. You're locked out of your house with no way in. Try not to panic and avoid doing anything that will push the broken key fragment further into the lock. You don't want to make removing the key any harder than it...

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Lock picking and lock bumping. What’s the difference?

What's the difference between lock picking and lock bumping? When buying locks you might see products listing that they are anti picking or bumping. While you may be familiar with the term lock picking, bumping might be something that has you a bit confused. Most...

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3 things to consider when buying home safes

Investing in a safe for your home or office can be a budget friendly way to increase your security. Here is our list of the top 3 things to consider and decide upon before purchasing a safe. What do you want to keep in your safe? There are plenty of choices available...

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Car key replacement – Lost, stolen, or worn out car keys?

Lost, stolen, or worn out keys are the main reasons replacement keys for cars or motorcycles are requested. Car key replacement is a little bit more involved than what you might think and requires an automotive locksmith. A specialist locksmith that is trained in the...

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Time for a lock change? Rekeying vs. replacing

When it comes to changing the locks you have some options. Depending on what you're after with having your locks changed you might just need rekeying done rather than a replacement made. Moving into a new place is a primary reason that one might be looking...

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Lock and Key – Master Key Systems

Master key systems are more than your ordinary lock and key. The registered design for the key is valid for 10 years. During this period the key is only to be duplicated by its registered locksmith. Restricted keys can be used to control access levels to...

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New house, new keys

It's an exciting time! You've spent months searching for the perfect place to call your own. Finally the hunt is over. In your hands you hold the keys to your new home. Everything is all packed up and ready to move in to start making the space your own. Amidst the...

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Home Security Cameras – What to watch out for

Home security cameras have become easier to access and install for the average home owner. Here are a few things to consider when setting up your home security camera system. Sourcing your home security cameras Like most things in life just because it's possible to...

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Security Edge

Key Security with an Edge Security Edge is the new Master Key System that has been designed with High Security in mind and combines the ease of 6 Pin in line keying systems with a secure anti pick side bar mechanism. The Security Edge range of barrels and cylinders...

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Move for Mental Health

Move for Mental Health The team at Wynns have gotten behind a great cause supporting awareness for mental health. With the aim of 100km over 10 days, here is the team starting the first 10km nice and early in the morning. Bring on the next 90km! For more information...

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Safe Tips

#SafeTips from Safe Central It is important to make the right choice when it comes to purchasing a safe, so here are some safe tips from the professionals to help you get started: Decide what it is that you want to protect against - Fire or Theft Location of the safe...

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Serving up Padlocks

Serving up Padlocks! The Wynns Safety Series of Padlocks have been custom designed to suit the harsh conditions that are encountered in industrial and commercial situations. Featuring Boron Alloy shackle Double ball locking Key retain feature Re-keyable padlock...

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New Year, New Look!

New Year, New look for Wynns Locksmiths Starting 2017 with a bang, Wynns Locksmiths are now back for the new year bigger and better than ever. With services in: Restricted Master Key Systems Supply of all locking systems and hardware Installation, repair and...

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National Locksmiths Day 2016

Happy National Locksmiths Day! We are enjoying the celebrations here at Wynns Locksmiths with some delicious bacon and egg rolls to start the day! A big thank you goes out to all the hardworking locksmiths out there and ASSA ABLOY Australia for the...

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Challenger Safes at Wynns Locksmiths

Challenger Safes showing us why they are a quality leader in the industry! The Wynns Locksmiths team got some product training today. Please contact our friendly staff to learn more about Challenger Safes solutions. View the full range...

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Car Theft Captured on Wynns Security Camera

  The Power of CCTV Wynns CCTV systems captured the theft of a recently purchased Mercedes Benz from a business across the road. In this video you will see the perpetrator drive in to on-coming traffic to avoid...

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Customised Solutions to Unique Obstacles

At Wynns Locksmiths we specialise in providing customised solutions to unique obstacles. Our client required shortened cylinders to suit mirage bi-fold doors of a shopping centre. Our solution was to reduce the size of cylinders by hand tooling, then modify the cam's...

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Retro Writing Cabinet

Old or new, Wynns Locksmiths are able to accommodate. Our customer had lost the keys to this writing cabinet, which contained important documents that were needed. Our skilled locksmiths were able to open the cabinet and hand-make a set of keys. Problem solved...

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GEZE Closers at Wynns Locksmiths

Wynns Locksmiths are the leading service provider for GEZE automatic door closers and operators in Victoria. Whether it swings, slides, or closes GEZE will have a solution for you. Door closer systems are available for a range of different door types. Our friendly...

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Mail Box Bandits

  Recently this episode was aired on A Current Affair reporting on the dramatic increase in the theft of mail from letter boxes. The theft from letter boxes can be much more serious than it seems. Offenders have...

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