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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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