Changing the locks on your home’s doors and windows is important for ensuring the safety
of your family. Whether you are moving home or upgrading your home security, it may be
time to consider new locks and here’s why…

• You have just moved into your new house

Moving into a new home is, of course, an exciting time. However, it’s also a big job that
comes with a lengthy ‘to do’ list. One of the items on that list should be to change the locks.
You have no idea how many copies of the house keys the previous occupants have made or
who they have issued them to, so to be on the safe side, installing new door and window
locks should be a priority.

• Keeping up with the latest in-home security

The whole point of door and window locks is to keep the bad guys out and your loved ones
safe on the inside. Burglars are constantly figuring out ways to break through home security
which is why new innovations are being developed to keep those bad guys at bay. Making
sure you replace any outdated or old locks is vital to keeping your home secure.

• General wear and tear

Did you know that worn or rusted locks are easier to pick or force open by criminals? It is
important to keep an eye on your locks and make sure that they are in good order to avoid
your house becoming vulnerable to break-ins. That goes for keys as well. A weakened, rusted
key could snap off in a lock. Imagine being stuck on your doorstep in the pouring rain? Not
an ideal situation at all! Old locks can also become rusty and difficult for you to open.
So, when it comes to ensuring that your home security measures are 100% effective,
changing the locks on your doors and windows is highly recommended.

This article was written in conjunction with Melbourne removalist Hire A Mover.

While living in Melbourne is quite safe (excuse the pun!), last year there was 28,337 burglaries in Melbourne. Thats equivalent to 3 per hour on average! Having a properly installed safe is your last line of defence against would be thieves. Here is 5 reasons to buy a safe you may not have though of.

1. Protect those important documents

A safe isn’t just for jewellery or gold! Important papers like Birth Certificates, Passports, Title deeds, Old photos and even USB flash drives with valuable digital information should all be kept in a safe. These items can be difficult, expensive or even impossible to replace, so lock them up!

2. Protects your belongings from workers you may have at your home

Many people these days have Cleaners, Nannies, Au Pair or Various Tradespeople working in their house. Sometimes occasionally, sometimes weekly or daily. While we usually only hire people we trust, keeping your valuables locked away in a safe gives you peace of mind knowing that they won’t disappear next time your plumber or nanny stops by!

3. Gives you peace of mind when you’re out of town

The last thing you need while away on a holiday or business trip is the worry of your valuables going missing in the event of a burglary. Having a correctly installed safe will ensure that your valuables remain in your hands, and not in the hands of even the most dedicated thieves!

4. Safes can protect from fire, not just theft!

Many areas of Melbourne a prone to bushfires in the hotter months. Something that a lot of homeowners forget is that in the event of a fire, time is of the essence, and trying to get valuable and sentimental items out of your home can risk a serious injury or worse – death. Let a quality fire safe protect your valuables so you can concentrate on getting your family to safety.

5. Keep electronics away from kids until their homework’s finished!

Perhaps a little extreme, but locking up your child’s iPad or game console can help ensure straight A’s when that report card comes around!

To learn more about what safe is right for you, check out our range here. Give us a call to arrange an appointment on 03 9068 8225 or email us at:

Thanks for reading!

The Asguard Locksmiths Team