How do I find a good locksmith (as opposed to a cowboy)?
Because the internet has a maze of websites, directories and other platforms, generally promoting themselves of course, you possibly finish up with more questions than answers. For example, directories are reluctant to post unfavourable reviews about a paying subscriber except for the most serious violations. Clearly, an advertiser is bound to abandon a directory if there are reviews painting the wrong picture.
There are nonetheless a few fundamental principles that are universally reliable guides.
Locksmith associations, such as the Australian & New Zealand Locksmiths Association, insist on their member locksmiths meeting minimum standards in terms of both trade qualifications as well as ethics and general business practice.
Licensed locksmiths, licensed by the appropriate state government body, have passed at the very least a criminal history check.
Currently in Queensland, licensing is also conditional on locksmiths having submitted fingerprints to state police.
These 2 criteria are a good starting point when seeking a locksmith.
Is the locksmith a member of a recognised trade association?
Is the locksmith licensed?
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Another simple and effective way to deter thieves where your property has a gate and driveway entrance – common on larger properties that criminals are known to simply drive into, often unnoticed without concern to neighbours.
If you’re worried about Energex getting access to read your electricity meter, we have padlocks that you can use with your own individual Energex keys. They are keyed to the Energex master key as well, allowing your meter to be read, while keeping unauthorised people out.
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Some everyday and practical security approaches are:
These are merely a few ideas concerning home security and by no means a comprehensive checklist.
Make a habit of using the security measures you have available – screen door locks, deadbolts, window locks, alarm, sensor lights, gate locks and any others.
This is truly the simplest and most straightforward advice you can get.
Failing to do so can ultimtely make a burglar’s job simple.
We are happy to discuss any concerns you might have, together with options and solutions available to you.