Sydney’s Inner West area is considered one of the most sought-after suburbs in Sydney, particularly for younger demographics, who are generally young urban professionals with good incomes, no kids and maybe a pet or two.
On a typical basis, homes in the Inner West are rented and have frequent turnovers in tenants. This can be a significant worry for landlord owners, as there is a higher chance of keys getting lost and landing in the wrong hands. Hence, it is imperative that landowners and tenants enforce security additions to their home, in order to reduce the chances of robberies, damage to the property and avoid becoming a crime victim.
A.Abbott Locksmiths have over 50 years’ experience in providing Residential Locksmith Services in the Inner West to homes of all sizes. To keep the Sydney community safe, we want to share some of the most important home security tips for Inner West residents.
Secure All Entry Points of Your Home
Yes, this might be common knowledge, but in fact, 34% of burglars break in through the front door — it’s usually the first place they try. Offenders target every window, door and all other openings like mail slots and pet doors. Even while you tend to the garden, you should lock up your house.
All too frequently, homeowners neglect to lock up garages and garden sheds, and they are often targeted by burglars helping them break into the main house. Police have reported wheelie bins and garden tools used to smash windows. It is essential to, as well, lock up power boards with a metal cabinet and a deadbolt or deadlock to restrict tampering.
Locks should be the landlord’s number one priority, as they are the most cost-effective barrier to make entry points difficult to penetrate. Ideally, consider installing strong deadbolts or deadlocks and window bars to deter forcible entry. If you have new tenets moving in, it is best practice to replace all locks, so previous occupants are guaranteed not to have current access to the home.
At A.Abbott Locksmiths’ we are proud suppliers of the Australian Lock Company who have continued to re-engineer & innovate the BiLock product range, the perfect key for residential home locks. The new generation key has 12 unique pins, deigned with six on either side, and provide the end-user with up to 17,000,000 possible lock combinations.
BiLock product range is protected by a 20-year patent life that protects against imitation and replication. Models are available for every type of door lock, from padlocks, rim locks, switch locks, mortise cylinder locks, cabinet locks – almost all locks!
In addition, Abbott Locksmiths’ have an extended inventory of restricted key systems from EVVA, DC1 and Lockwood Assa Abloy. If you want to find the perfect key for your Inner West property, speak to our team today and get the complete product information.
You might also consider installing quality security lights and cameras around the perimeter of your home to provide more effective illumination at night. Motion sensors will help you keep an eye on common entry points while you’re away from home and will probably deter potential thieves.
Home Safes and Safe Deposit Boxes
Safes are becoming standard practice in newer homes, as money and jewellery are the most often stolen items in break-ins. A home safe will give you peace of mind that your valuables and documents are safe from theft. Home safes are now relatively low cost and very cost-effective options to protect those items that are important to tenants.
At A.Abbott Locksmiths, we are one of Australia’s largest and most reputable safe providers. We deliver new and used safes anywhere in Australia, for all types of Residential or Commercial requirements.
A.Abbott’s highly trained safe experts are here to recommend which type of safe will be most appropriate for your security application. From wall safes, floor safes, jewellery safes and drop safes, no matter what type or size of safe you need, Abbott’s have an extensive inventory to suit all budgets.
When installing your new home safe, we also consider the placement, ensuring we install safes out of view from the front door and away from easy-to-see-in windows.
Fireproof Home Safe
Not only do safes keep your valuables and documents safe from theft, but some safes can keep your sentimental valuables secure in the event of a natural disaster.
In particular, fireproof home safes explicitly have an SP Fire Resistant Certification and uphold strict international standards. Protecting paper and documents from extreme heat for approximately 30 minutes up to 2 hours. Fireproof safes also discourage theft due to their strength and weight, making them difficult to move and force open.
Locksmiths You Can Trust Sydney
Abbott Locksmiths offers 24 hours emergency locksmith services in Sydney, meaning when you call for locksmith services, we notify our nearest technician so that you get a quick response time, as well as the quality service you expect.
No matter if you are in the Inner West, or outside of New South Wales, our technicians can quickly diagnose problems and work to provide prompt solutions. If you have any questions or concerns, our team is here to offer a resolution.
At Abbott Locksmiths, we are highly experienced Auto Locksmiths in Sydney. We have been providing Locksmith Services, such as home safe instalments and residential key cutting, to residents and businesses in Sydney for decades. Our locksmiths Brookvale all the way to our locksmiths Five Dock, we provide a Mobile Locksmith Service, to ensure we can help you at your time of need, and you only need to read our rave client reviews to give you peace of mind. For more information on why you should choose Abbott Locksmiths for any of your Locksmith requirements, please contact our friendly team on 1300 655 787.