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3 ways to improve the security of your new home

3 ways to improve the security of your new home

We all like to feel safe and secure. Especially when we are at home. Moving into your new home should be an exciting time and a place you should be safe in. Here are 3 ways to improve your home security. Jot these ones down on your things to do when moving in list!....

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How many keys do you carry?

How many keys do you carry?

You probably have a car key, at least one or two keys to your home, and 3 keys that unlock who knows what all linked together on your key chain. Here are some things to consider the next time you have to tighten that belt buckle to stop your keys in the pocket...

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 16

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 16

Here we are well and truly heading into the tail end of 2020. Let's kick of September by introducing you to Sian. She is one of our on-road locksmith technicians and we are so happy to have her as a part of our team. Why did you become a locksmith? After finishing...

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Smart lock considerations for a smart home

Smart lock considerations for a smart home

Are you considering updating your home locks with smart locks? Deciding to scrap the key can provide you with a type of control you haven’t had before. From easily creating access for a family member to checking if you locked the door when you’re already in bed. Smart...

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3 common external door locks

3 common external door locks

Locks have been used to protect homes for a very long time. They are the cornerstone of protection against unwanted visitors. There are a few different types of locks now available on the market and some of them potentially do a better job than others. However here...

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4 reasons for calling a locksmith

4 reasons for calling a locksmith

Professional and qualified locksmiths offer a lot more services than just cutting keys. Their scope of knowledge on security solutions is huge and caters for different property types. Locksmiths understand the requirements and usage of a property and can provide...

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Home security checklist

Home security checklist

When was the last time you did a security check of your property? Some of us are finding ourselves stuck at home a bit more these days and looking for things to do. Why not take this time to take a wander around your place. Here are a few things you can check for and...

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Thermal security cameras – What are they?

Thermal security cameras – What are they?

You might have seen thermal security cameras recently making headlines in the news? With this technology becoming more common and used within the current world climate, here are some things to know about it. What are thermal security cameras? Thermal security cameras...

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Ways to keep your garage secure

Ways to keep your garage secure

The garage is a commonly overlooked area when it comes to home security. Think about what is in your garage besides your car. Do you have power tools in there? Gym equipment? Not only does your garage offer coverage to someone looking to break into your home, it also...

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3 hygienic security solutions

3 hygienic security solutions

As the world continues to fight COVID-19 some property owners are searching for ways they can improve the security of their buildings whilst decreasing the spread of germs and bacteria. The following 3 hygienic security solutions are suitable for use within high...

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 15

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 15

As we enter into the second half of 2020 let's introduce you to Nathan. Nathan has been a part of the Horsham team since he began his locksmith career journey. He has successfully tackled the many facets of locksmithing and proven himself to be a great all rounder. He...

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Where is the best place to install a safe?

Where is the best place to install a safe?

When you want to keep certain belongings secure you buy a safe. But how do you keep your safe, safe? Before buying one it's a good idea to plan and decide where you will be installing it. The type of safe you need will also depend on what you want to store inside it....

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Lockwood Brass 38 Elbow Pull Handle

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Lockwood Brass 38 Elbow Pull Handle

Are you looking for a hands-free access solution? Assa Abloy's, Lockwood Brass 38 Elbow Pull Handle allows easy access whilst offering hygenic support. By hooking your elbow around the handle's extended tubular profile you can pull open the door. The handle has been...

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How to open a locked car door

How to open a locked car door

It's super annoying when you've locked your keys in the car and there isn't an old wire coathanger around. Sometimes you need to call for a help. Locksmiths do have a few ways in which they can attempt to gain entry to your vehicle. There are two commonly favoured...

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 14

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 14

It's the first of June 2020 and time to meet our Workshop Supervisor Vicky. We are proud to have Vicky as a Wynns Locksmiths team member for the last 3 years. She brings a smile in everyday and is a pleasure to work alongside. Why did you become a locksmith? I wasn't...

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4 types of locksmiths

4 types of locksmiths

There are 4 main types of locksmiths. This difference between them is related to their area of expertise. Some locksmiths specialise in providing services to residential properties while others may focus on automotive locksmith issues. Locksmiths are able to provide...

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How we are working to help keep you safe

How we are working to help keep you safe

We work very hard at Wynns to help you feel safe and secure in your properties. Over the last few months we have also made every possible effort to ensure your health is also kept safe in any dealings with us. In-store we have set up a counter to provide you with hand...

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No drama doors

No drama doors

Doors provide an essential service and in the current circumstances of the world they also are at risk. To enter a door there is generally touching of it involved to open or close it. Without cleaning after every use the transmission of germs and other bacteria is...

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 13

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 13

Can you believe it is May already? Well, let us introduce you to Rod. With 28 years experience in the industry, we are excited to welcome Rod to the Wynns Locksmiths team as the branch manager of our new Wodonga location. Why did you become a locksmith? After I...

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Sliding glass door lock repairs

Sliding glass door lock repairs

Do you have a sliding glass door lock that just isn't working properly? Occasionally the lock mechanism gets jammed with some bits of rubbish. Other times your door might not be locking due to wear and tear. There are a range of reasons why your lock might not be...

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Get the most out of your house locks

Get the most out of your house locks

Keep your family protected by ensuring your house locks are well looked after. There are a couple of things which you can do to help keep your locks working and reduce the chance of you needing to call on a locksmith anytime soon. Install your locks correctly Make...

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From Wagga Wagga to Wodonga

From Wagga Wagga to Wodonga

We are excited to announce and share our latest news with you! Border Locksmiths Albury/Wodonga and Goodlock Locksmiths Wagga Wagga have joined forces with us. Operating as Wynns Locksmiths - the Wodonga branch will be managed by Rod Endyvean who has over 26 years of...

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Benefits of electronic home locks

Benefits of electronic home locks

Avoid accidental lockouts Do you have young kids? Have you ever been locked out of the house by one of your children? Have you heard of someone that has? It's a pretty common occurrence. Electronic locks installed on your home front door can help you regain entry if...

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 12

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 12

It's April already! 2020 has been a crazy ride so far. We hope you are all keeping well. This month it's time to get to know John! He is our Business Development Manager and a qualified Locksmith. John has been a member of the Wynns Locksmiths team for the last 3...

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Business security solutions – Protect your workplace

Business security solutions – Protect your workplace

It's difficult to think about much else other than Covid-19 at this point in time. However business security is still important. Especially as businesses are starting to have staff work from home, closing their offices and warehouses. This is leaving many places open...

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The most asked questions about locksmiths

The most asked questions about locksmiths

Got a question about locksmiths? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we hear. If you have a question that we haven't answered here, feel free to get in touch and ask away!Locksmiths do a lot more than just cut keys. To become a fully qualified...

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Rekeying locks for your security

Rekeying locks for your security

Are you concerned by who might have a key to your home? It might be time to have the locks rekeyed. By rekeying locks you protect yourself from previous keys being able to open the doors. This change also means that the door hardware stays as is. The locksmith will...

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Product Spolight: Security Edge restricted master key systems

Product Spolight: Security Edge restricted master key systems

Security Edge is a restricted master key system which has been designed by professional locksmiths. This high security keying system can be tailored to suit all property types. Security Edge has a registered design until 2026 and is able to provide solutions for...

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 11

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 11

New month and another Wynns Locksmiths team member to meet. David is currently in the first year of his locksmith apprenticeship. Another young locksmith in the making who we are proud to have on our team. Why do you want to become a locksmith? I want to be a...

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Burglary in Victoria – 3 ways to protect your home

Burglary in Victoria – 3 ways to protect your home

Most burglars are opportunistic and looking for cash, smart phones, laptops, and the like. These smallish and easy to carry items are also easy to sell off. In case of a burglary check your home insurance policy as most companies will allow you to add your households...

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How long does a locksmith take to open a door?

How long does a locksmith take to open a door?

There are a few factors that impact how long it takes a locksmith to open a door. Professional locksmiths will always attempt to open your door without causing damage to your existing hardware. Depending on the type of lock you have installed will effect the length of...

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Fire resistant safe – What does it mean?

Fire resistant safe – What does it mean?

As fires ravage our country there has been much discussion about fire resistant safes. Let's clear a few things up about them. What does fire resistant mean? There are different fire certified ratings. These ratings relate to the length of time in which the contents...

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 10

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 10

Meet Xavier! He is one of the apprentices at Wynns. We are proud to help with the training and growth of the next generations of locksmiths. Xavier is has just started the second year of his locksmith apprentice. He is a valued member of the Wynns Locksmiths team. Why...

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Auto Keys – A guide to replacing the keys for your car

Auto Keys – A guide to replacing the keys for your car

Replacing the keys for your car can prove to be a difficult task. The make and model of your vehicle will impact the cost and ease of obtaining new auto keys. There are many different types of car keys and some of these require specialised equipment to be able to...

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Cost of Locksmiths

Cost of Locksmiths

The cost of locksmiths rapidly changes depending on the service they are perfoming. Most reasons a locksmith quote may sound expensive is due to a call out service fee. Cost of replacement parts, time, and labour by a qualified and experienced person also effect the...

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Security Equipment Technician Apprenticeship

Security Equipment Technician Apprenticeship

Wynns Locksmiths is a leader in the field of CCTV, electronic security and access control installations. With branches in Preston and Horsham, they provide security solutions from individuals through to large companies throughout the Melbourne and Western Victoria...

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5 ways to improve your front door security

5 ways to improve your front door security

The front door is commonly the most accessed entry point to a home. That also means it can be neglected in terms of overused locks not being maintained, and even sometimes just not even locked. Here are 5 ways that you can improve your front door security. UPGRADE...

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New Year, new house key

New Year, new house key

Was moving into a new home at the top of your New Year list. For many a new year is a new beginning and that can be moving in or out with a partner, downsizing, or leaving the family home. Below are three popular reasons for changing the locks and sorting out a new...

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 9

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 9

Happy new year! We hope you are all looking forward to 2020 and keen to meet more of the Wynns Locksmiths team this year. Let's bring in the new year with the Wynns Locksmiths Horsham Branch Manager - Tim. This is Tim's 20th year in the locksmith industry so let's...

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What is a good age for giving children a key to the house?

What is a good age for giving children a key to the house?

It can be a scary time as a parent when it's time to start thinking about what a good age to give the children a house key is. It can be a pretty big milestone and a nod of trust and respect. Handing over a set of keys is an acknowledgement of your child growing and...

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5 commonly asked questions about car keys

5 commonly asked questions about car keys

Our dedicated automotive team have filled us in on some of the most commonly asked questions about car keys. Getting replacement keys for your car can be expensive and tricky. As all makes and models of cars have different key programming, and come in different shapes...

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Summer security tips

Summer security tips

Are you getting ready to pack up the family and head off for a week or two this summer? Here are a few summer security tips to help keep your home secure while you're away. CHECK THE MAIL If you're heading off for a while it's a good idea to either have someone...

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 8

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 8

Can you believe it! It's the last month for 2019 and time for us to introduce you to Nathan. He is one of our on road locksmith technicians. Nathan is a valued member of the Wynns team and always ready for any job that comes his way. He travels around Melbourne...

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Have you checked your home security?

Have you checked your home security?

There are a few simple checks you can do around your home to check the security of your property. Some of the checks listed below are good to do at least once a year. CHECK YOUR LOCKS Let's start with the existing locks. It's a good idea to do an audit of the locks on...

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Letterbox Security

Letterbox Security

How secure is your letterbox? It's a busy time of year for the mail delivery people. Letterbox theft increases at this time of year. There are lots of Christmas cards and online present shopping being delivered. Also with identity theft on the rise mailboxes are a go...

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Shoe repairs in Horsham

Shoe repairs in Horsham

Shoe repairs help to keep your shoes in good walking order Maybe the heel or sole of your shoe needs replacing? Wynns Locksmiths - Horsham is ready to help. Shoe repairs are a great way to breathe new life into your favourite well worn pair of shoes and extend their...

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3 access control steps for business

3 access control steps for business

Are you considering updating your business security to use an access control system? When you're looking to migrate your staff and premises to a new way of doing things it's good to plan ahead. Below are 3 access control steps for businesses to take when updating...

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 7

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 7

This month it's time to get to know Andy. He is our on road automotive specialist. If you find yourself locked out of your car and need someone to come let you in and cut you a new key, Andy is the man! Why did you become a locksmith? As a child I was always...

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Home security alarms

Home security alarms

The Victorian average for home burglaries throughout 2018 was 1 in 76 homes Although rates are at their lowest in five years, Victorians are still concerned about home security and safety. Technological advancements over the last five years have provided home owners...

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Vehicle recognition cameras

Vehicle recognition cameras

Keep your property secure with vehicle recognition cameras ANPR cameras can be tied into your CCTV or access control system. By setting up whitelists within your camera you can control what vehicle can trigger your barriers. For example this works in an underground...

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Do Not Copy Keys – What it all means

Do Not Copy Keys – What it all means

Can I get a key cut if it has 'Do Not Copy' printed on it? You might see some keys with "do not copy" or "do not duplicate" stamped into the key head. Unless the key is part of a registered master key system - the words don't mean much. There is nothing illegal about...

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 6

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 6

The locksmith industry has been growing and changing over the years thanks to technology. Locksmiths don't just work with locks and keys anymore. Here at Wynns we also specialise in electronic security and have dedicated team members in this area. It's time to meet...

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Wynns Locksmiths in Horsham

Wynns Locksmiths in Horsham

We are excited to announce that you can now find us in Horsham, Victoria. Teaming up with our friends, Batch's Locksmiths will now be operating under the Wynns Locksmiths banner. The same range of products stocked in our Preston store will be able to be found at 1...

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Key terms to know when speaking to a locksmith

Key terms to know when speaking to a locksmith

Sometimes it's hard to know exactly what it is you are after with so many industry buzz words thrown around. There are a few key terms that you will find come up in conversation with a locksmith. Get familiar with the locksmith lingo and learn a few handy...

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 5

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 5

Wow, the year is just flying by. It's the first of September and time for episode 5 of 'Locksmiths Lit Up!'. This month get to know the man with the name on the sign, Mr. Steven Wynn. With over 35 years experience as a locksmith, Steve has an in-depth...

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3 security solutions for your business

3 security solutions for your business

Are you looking for a way to keep your employees and office safe from vandalism, theft, and personal attacks? There are many business security solutions available. It's important to find the system which will ensure a safe working space for everyone. The...

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Ways to keep your rental property secure

Ways to keep your rental property secure

As a landlord you want to keep your rental property secure. You want your tenants to feel safe within their home and you also want to ensure the security of your property. Check out below for a few ways in which you can easily improve your properties...

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What to do when you forget the code to your safe

What to do when you forget the code to your safe

So it's been a while since you have needed to get into your safe. So long in fact that you have no idea what the code for it is. Panic is setting in and you're not sure what to do. If you've forgotten the code to your safe a locksmith can help you out in a...

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Two ways a locksmith can make a key from a lock

Two ways a locksmith can make a key from a lock

Most of the time when locksmiths are asked to make a key they are making a spare. It might be a house key that someone wants to cut a copy of to give to a family in case of an emergency. Generally their is an existing key that just needs to be duplicated....

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 4

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 4

Welcome to episode 4 of Locksmiths Lit Up! This month we are introducing you to Ben. He is our automotive locksmith extraordinaire. Chances are that if you come in to have a spare car key cut, or the locks on your car changed - Ben will be overseeing if...

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Open 24 hours – Mobile emergency locksmith services

Open 24 hours – Mobile emergency locksmith services

We thought it was time to address an issue that seems to crop up now and then. Our store front appears to cause some confusion online when the opening times are listed as being open 24 hours. Unfortunately services such as Google and Bing do not allow an...

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What padlock should I buy

What padlock should I buy

Padlocks have been around for a very long time. It's believed that the Romans started using the padlock idea about 500BC. These iron locks featured a metal bolt which held the lock closed. A 90° bent piece of metal was fashioned as a key. Obviously between...

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 3

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 3

Welcome to episode 3 of Locksmiths Lit Up! By know you should know that the first of the month means, it's time to get to know another member of the Wynns Locksmiths team. Meet Kyns-Lee one of our workshop technicians. Why did you become a locksmith? Being...

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Three locksmith facts to take to trivia night

Three locksmith facts to take to trivia night

Arm yourself with some locksmith facts before your next pub trivia night. Impress your team mates with your random locksmith general knowledge and hopefully pick up some extra points on the score sheet. Did you know that the oldest known lock is over 4,000...

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Smart home security solutions

Smart home security solutions

There are a few simple ways that you can improve the security of your home. Below are a few security solutions to suit any home owners budget.  A smart home is a secured one. Ensure the safety of your family by implementing some simple yet effective...

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How secure is your garage?

How secure is your garage?

Most people's garages are used as a storage unit. Raise your hand if either you or someone you know doesn't even keep a car in their garage? This makes them a prime target for someone looking to thieve a little somethin' somethin'. It's likely the garage...

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Prevent damage to your cars ignition

Prevent damage to your cars ignition

Damage to your cars ignition can be a real pain! You're all ready to head off to your destination and you can't start the car. The key wont turn. It won't enter. You're stuck and you're stressing about what to do next. Sure calling a locksmith to come and...

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 2

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 2

Welcome to Episode 2 of our 'Locksmiths Lit Up' blog series. Each month you will get to learn a little bit more about a member of the Wynns Locksmiths team. If you come visit us in-store there is a good chance that you will be welcomed and assisted by...

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Cheap Locksmiths near me for $45 – Too good to be true

Cheap Locksmiths near me for $45 – Too good to be true

A quick search for "cheap locksmith" or "locksmith near me" will provide you with a bunch of locksmith ads. Most of these will likely have '$45 Locksmith near me" or "$45 Call out fee only" as their main headings. (in my search I even found one for $30) Be...

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How to feel safe in your home after a burglary

How to feel safe in your home after a burglary

Knowing that somebody has broken into your home, rifled through your things, and stolen your possessions is unnerving. A large amount of stress and anxiety is expected as you deal with police, insurers, and try to piece everything back...

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What to expect when booking a locksmith

What to expect when booking a locksmith

So you need to organise for a locksmith to come to your property. Read on to find out just what's involved when you call for a locksmith. CALL (03) 9495 1122 It starts with a phone call. When you give us a call our lovely receptionist Jessica answers...

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Safe or Lockbox – What’s the difference?

Safe or Lockbox – What’s the difference?

Looking to secure some of your valuable belongings? There are many security storage solutions available and it's important to select the right product for the job. Lockboxes and safes both offer opportunity to store your belongings safely. What it is you...

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Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 1

Locksmiths Lit Up – Episode 1

This month we're starting something new. Through our 'Locksmiths Lit Up' blog series you will be introduced to one of our team members each month. Get to know your local locksmiths. Being a good sport and kicking things off is Steve our Workshop Manager....

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Home security trends

Home security trends

What are the main trends currently happening in the home security world? Standard hardware finishes have generally been silver. A polished chrome finish is the common colour of your security furnishings. Back in the 80's gold fittings were all...

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How to choose the best locks for your windows

How to choose the best locks for your windows

Need a hand with choosing the right security option for your windows? Window locks are great for not only keeping people out but also some in. Accidents can happen with children climbing through windows and locks can help with minimising their...

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Locksmith vs Handyman

Locksmith vs Handyman

We often get calls from people who have had a handyman out to their property to then be advised they aren't able to complete the job. Save yourself some money and avoid paying multiple service call fees. Read on to get a better understanding of...

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Product Spotlight: ASSA ABLOY eCLIQ

Product Spotlight: ASSA ABLOY eCLIQ

This week we are shining the spotlight on ASSA ABLOY's eCLIQ. It's an electronic locking system which has been based on the mechanical precision and microelectronic modules of ASSA ABLOY’s CLIQ® technology. eCLIQ provides an electronic security solution...

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How does a key work?

How does a key work?

A commonly asked question is how does a key actually work? To answer, let's first cover how the internal mechanism of a lock cylinder works. We will use a euro cylinder pin tumbler lock style as our example. This is a pretty standard type of...

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The best locks for your home

The best locks for your home

A question that is often asked is "what are the best locks for the home?". Honest answer. The best lock is the right lock for the application. Around the home there are so many factors to consider when choosing which lock will provide the best...

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How to become a qualified locksmith

How to become a qualified locksmith

Have you ever thought about becoming a locksmith? Wondered what you need to do to learn the locksmith trade? As a locksmith you can be employed to work across a range of sectors. These include residential, commercial, industrial, and...

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Follow these tips to find a trustworthy locksmith

Follow these tips to find a trustworthy locksmith

Majority of locksmiths out there are doing the right thing. Just like in anything it only takes a handful of dodgy dealers to give everyone else a bad name. There are a few things that can help to determine you've found a trustworthy locksmith....

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When to replace the locks on your car?

When to replace the locks on your car?

Replacing the car locks isn't something most people often think about. Just as with any other lock in your life when it has been compromised you might want to have it changed. Besides cutting new keys for your vehicle, automotive locksmiths are...

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Access control – Manage the security of your property

Access control – Manage the security of your property

What is access control? Put simply, it's a system that restricts the access to a property. When there are multiple people requiring different access to areas, there is generally an access control system. There are systems that use swipe cards...

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Shop at Wynns Locksmiths

Shop at Wynns Locksmiths

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are on hand to help answer all of your safety and security related questions. We are open 6 days a week and stock a range of products in store. From key-tags and signs, to padlocks and safes, our shop is packed full of...

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Automatic door closer, automatic security with ease.

Automatic door closer, automatic security with ease.

Open and close your doors with ease by installing an automatic door closer. Take a look at the video below to see one of the Wynns Locksmiths swinging doors in action. We have installed a door closer and teamed it to work with our FOB's. This design...

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Electronic security system specialists

Electronic security system specialists

Did you know that Wynns Locksmiths specialise in electronic security systems? We offer a range of services to help keep your premises protected. Whether it's a residential, commercial, or industrial property our team of professionals are able to assist...

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Watch out for scam locksmiths

Watch out for scam locksmiths

Sadly where there is a vulnerable situation there is someone around looking to exploit it. Locksmith scams are out there. They tend to target those in an emergency situation. Many use paid advertising on search engines promising a super cheap call out fee and appear...

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Showroom holiday trading hours

Showroom holiday trading hours

Happy holidays! We hope you all have a wonderful break, enjoy the sun and some fun with your family and friends. Our showroom will be closed on public holidays, however our emergency technicians will be on call (03) 9495 1122 to help you out of a tricky situations.

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

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

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

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 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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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 – 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

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

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

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

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!

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

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 gifts.

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Challenger Safes at Wynns Locksmiths

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 here

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Car Theft Captured on Wynns Security Camera

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 being apprehended. The list of uses for CCTV is...

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Customised Solutions to Unique Obstacles

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

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

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

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 been found to use the information they have stolen...

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