Here’s a question: did you remember to lock your front door as you left for work this morning?
“Of course!” you say.
Here’s another one: are your windows locked?
“I don’t remember, but they usually are… so, yes?” you respond, a little quieter this time.
One more for the road: what about your mailbox?
Don’t worry, we’re not trying to make you panic! Locking your doors is of course one of the most important parts of keeping your home secure. In fact, for some, the humble door lock is the first – and only – line of defence their home has.
But when you leave your home for the day, do you ever stop to consider whether your other fixtures are secured too?
The security of our mailboxes and windows is important – and often overlooked. With crime rates in Victoria on the rise, it’s important to consider taking further steps towards keeping your home (and your personal information!) safe.
And that includes your windows and mailbox.
Lock that window
Compared with the front door, alarm system and security gate, your windows might not seem like that big of a deal in your home security system. Make no mistake however: securing your windows is actually one of the best things you can do to protect your home and belongings!
In light of this unnerving information, it’s extremely important you consider the security of your windows in addition to your doors. And by that, we mean making sure that your window locks are up-to-date, working and being actively used, as well!
Locking your windows is an easy habit to start, and it can go a long way in protecting your home and providing you and your family peace of mind.
Don’t become a statistic. If you need professional advice or help installing new window locks, or replacing outdated window locks, contact local locksmith Galmier today!
You’ve got mail: mailbox locks
It’s be easy to dismiss the importance of the mailbox. We do live in the age of smartphones and high-speed internet, after all!
But until we start receiving all of our bills online, the humble mailbox will continue to remain relevant.
Damage to or loss of your mail can potentially come back to bite you. After all, you don’t want your private information and important bills to fall victim to prying hands! Ensuring that your mailbox is secured can help prevent identity theft and protect your privacy.
Another thing to consider is whether you can access your mail. Losing your mailbox key can be frustrating, knowing that there’s important mail just out of your reach!
Before you start thinking about smashing the mailbox to reach its contents, you can always contact your local locksmith. Galmier Locksmiths will take care of your key emergency!
Making keys to window locks and mailboxes
If you’ve just noticed that you’ve neglected your window security for far too long or can’t find your window keys, or if you’ve lost your mailbox key, Galmier Locksmiths can help you out.
Galmier is a local locksmith covering all of Melbourne’s southeast, from Bayside and St Kilda all the way through to Edithvale. Book an appointment with one of the master locksmiths on our team to talk about rekeying your fixtures or replacing your locks completely!
Need a local locksmith?
At Galmier Locksmiths, the security of your home and property is one of our highest priorities. We can provide solutions which will keep your windows and information secure so you can rest easy while you’re out at work knowing that your home is just that much safer.
While windows and mailboxes may not be on top of everyone’s list when they think of securing their homes, these two important elements should not be pushed aside.