10 Locksmithing Myths Busted

Every occupation has its share of myths and misconceptions, and locksmithing is no exception. A little bit of clarity can go a long way towards getting the most value out of a locksmithing service, so let’s bust open these 10 common locksmithing myths:  A Locksmith is Only Needed in an Emergency Situation  It’s true that many locksmith enquiries are related to emergencies, where clients are locked out of their home or business. In reality, many locksmiths provide a wide range of services such as repairing or replacing locks, upgrading security measures, working with digital locks, and providing consultation on home and business security. Locksmiths Keep a Set of Master Keys A quality locksmith service has no reason to keep a [...]

By | 2019-12-27T16:19:54+00:00 December 27th, 2019|Blog|

3 Reasons to Change Your Locks Periodically

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, burglaries reached 170,000 in Australia as of 2018. This number has fallen in the past decade, but the fact still remains that 70% of these take place in residential homes. If you or your loved ones have never been the victims of burglary, it doesn’t mean that you should let your guard down. Lock and key systems require little introduction. They let you in whilst keeping unwanted visitors out. Even great, reliable locks, however, won’t keep you safe if they aren’t periodically replaced or upgraded. Here are three reasons why you should consider having your locks changed periodically: You’ve Just Moved In Moving into a new home can be an exciting experience, but [...]

By | 2019-11-04T17:43:55+00:00 October 4th, 2019|Blog|

Locksmith Services for Business Premises

Security is a serious concern at any commercial building. There is not only the threat of theft but also that of protecting sensitive information and documents. Hiring the services of a professional locksmith for building a comprehensive system of security is essential to make your building completely secure. Read on to know more.  Prevent Burglary  Having invested vast sums of money in the infrastructure of your business, the last thing you would ever want is burglary to take place in your building. Naturally, the security of your commercial building is of great concern to you. Theft of material possessions may be a huge problem.  Protect Your Data and Resources Classified business documents and data may also warrant your growing need [...]

By | 2019-11-04T17:39:07+00:00 September 9th, 2019|Blog|

Lost your Keys? Here’s What You Should Do

If ever you've lost your most valuable set of keys to your office, car, or house, you're not alone. Their small size and their worth make them vulnerable and very easy to misplace or to get stolen. But what happens when these keys leave your care and get misplaced, stolen or lost? Your security and that of your loved ones and ownership over those items get compromised, not to mention the frustration that comes with getting locked out of where you need to be. If you ever encounter this snag, here are some of the tips to help you manage the situation until you can replace them or possibly have them back: 1. Notify your Insurance Provider This is one [...]

By | 2019-08-01T20:50:56+00:00 July 16th, 2019|Blog|

What to Do When Your Key Gets Stuck in the Lock

It may have happened to you once or twice. You fit your key into the lock and turn it, and when you pull it out, you realise it’s stuck. You’re sure that it’s the right key and you used the right amount of force to get it in. So what’s the problem? Simply put, either of the mechanisms or both of them needs lubrication. This normally occurs if you’ve used them for a long time without cleaning them. What happens is the teeth of the key get caught up in the lock pins. If you have a spray lubricant, fixing the problem is fairly easy. There are some techniques you can apply without lubricant. It depends on whether it's a [...]

By | 2019-07-04T19:20:38+00:00 June 4th, 2019|Blog|

7 Common Lock Problems and Solutions

Locks play a very important role in our homes; they keep us and our possessions safe. For them to work as they should, they have to be in good condition. Sadly, most people notice that there’s something wrong with their locks only if it doesn’t work. Some problems may not be very serious while others could be beyond you. Here are some common lock problems and solutions that you should have at your fingertips. 1. Slow Door Locks This is one of those not-so-serious problems that you can fix on your own. It happens when dirt accumulates in your lock, therefore making it difficult to use the lock. There are two DIY ways to fix this problem. First, try lubricating [...]

By | 2019-07-04T19:36:25+00:00 June 4th, 2019|Blog|

How To Secure Your Home After A Break-In

Having your home broken into is among the most devastating things that can happen to any homeowner. It is a forceful invasion of privacy and boundaries, and it often includes theft of valuables and household items. Unfortunately, even the most secure communities and upmarket residential areas fall prey to burglaries and break-ins multiple times in a year than they are reported. Whether it’s you, a relative or know someone who has been a victim of this heinous crime, this is an experience that no one would want to relive. Therefore, safeguarding your home after a break-in is the most logical and most sensible thing to do. Here are a few pointers and guidelines on how to go about it. 1. [...]

By | 2019-07-04T19:36:21+00:00 April 29th, 2019|Blog|

A Guide to Our Safe Services

Having your belongings and possessions safe is absolutely vital and that’s why we’ve done everything we can to ensure your home is secure. One of the best ways to have a safe home is to use our safe services. If you want to know more about everything from safe door locks to safe installing, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading below! Door Lock Repair Let’s be honest, there’s no point in using a safe if the door isn’t working. When you put your possessions in a safe, it’s to keep your items safe. That’s why we think having a working safe door is one of the most important features you should have. We provide our clients with only the [...]

By | 2019-04-12T21:03:44+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Blog|

4 Reasons to Change the Locks on Your Rental Property

As a landlord, it’s important to have control over your property, not only for keeping your property safe and damage-free, but to also keep your tenants safe.  If something happens to your tenants on your property, you may be held liable, which can mean bad news for you and your business. A simple way to keep your property and tenants safe and secure is to regularly change the locks on your rental property.   Here are the top four reasons to change the locks on your rental property. After a Tenant Moves You should always change the locks on your rental property after a tenant moves out of the property.  You may have received the set of keys from your [...]

By | 2018-06-20T19:15:04+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Blog|

Winter Home Security Tips

Keeping your home safe and secure is important all year long.  However, with the coming winter also comes an increased chance of break-ins.  With longer nights in the winter, burglars have more time to break into homes under the cover of darkness.  At ZS Locksmith, we want to keep you and your family safe. Here are our top home security tips to keep your family safe this winter. Lock Check Locks wear out over time the more that they’re used, and a worn out lock is not effective at keeping your home secure.  What do most people do more in the summer than they do any other time of year? Leave their homes to be outside - with you and [...]

By | 2018-06-20T19:10:25+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Blog|