Safes – Secure your important items at home

Tired of looking all over the place to find those essential documents when you need them? Storing irreplaceable family memorabilia & paper work in a flimsy old filing cabinet? Rethinking your bush fire protection plan after the Pinery & the Sampson Flat fires? It might be time to look into getting a Fire Safe. Sure there are a lot of “safes” available at discounted hardware stores but unfortunately you’re getting discounted value. Most of these cheaper safes use a play on words by telling you that they’re “Fire Resistant” which generally involves a thin sheet of roofing insulation stuffed between the outer and inner casing. If it’s quality you’re after, be sure to check out our range of Fire Proof Safes. These safes are rated for up to 1hr at 1010°C by using a concrete fire retardant & can withstand a two story drop even after being burnt ( to simulate falling through a burnt floor ). Offering an electronic combination that can store two individual codes for separate users. The codes can be changed as often as you feel necessary. Using 4x AA batteries as a power source you’ll have ample battery life, even then the batteries are fitted externally which means no need to store an override key & it will still retain your existing code(s). Not only does the safe offer protection from just fires, it also has a few safety features which include the following; two internal mounting points, internal hinge bolts to prevent entry ( even if the external hinges are tampered with ) &  a security override code in the event of an...

Screen Doors – Not just for stopping flies

As we all know, Summer is well and truly upon us. On those balmy nights, where that slightest breeze is so refreshing and welcomed, taking with it the heat from the day that the house somehow managed to retain. It might be tempting to open up the doors & cool down the house over night, that is providing your screen doors are up to scratch. You’d be surprised at the amount of times I’ve gone out on site & the first thing I notice is a screen door barely holding on by a thread & the handles have lost all their spring & are drooping to the floor, it makes my blood boil – well either that or that fact that it’s well over 38°C… Having a secure screen door is such a safety bonus in the fact that when there is that unexpected knock at the door, you have some form of protection between yourself & them entering your home. A lot of screen doors are now coming out with security mesh that not only limits vision from the outside, it’s also knife/puncture resistant – which comes in handy for those pets that like to jump up at the door to greet everyone. Depending on your lock type there are additional bolts you can install which is commonly known as “3-Point Locking”. Rather than solely relying on just the one bolt in the middle of the door you can now secure both the top and bottom in conjunction to one another. These bolts operate via the main lock which offers an ease of use & allows you to...

Spare Keys – Hide & Seek

Lets face it, at one point or another most of us have been locked out and needed that spare key we’d hidden outside or had hoped it was returned after the last time. The problem with hiding a key is that most spots we tend to think of are generally the same as where everyone else thinks to hide theirs. It might be time to dust off that key from under the mat, dig up that bunch buried in the pot plant & get rid of that one rock or paver that is sitting out of place right next to the door, it’s not fooling anyone. The solution is as simple as mounting a Key Safe/Garage to safely secure your keys. All you need is a flat/solid surface to mount it to, such as a brick wall or a verandah post & you’re all set. Setting your own code is extremely simple and can be done over and over again, especially if it’s being used on a Rental Property or a Holiday House. That way if the previous tenants we’re to return they wont be able to access the keys stored inside. Be sure to call in and get yours today – If needed we can also arrange a time to install it for you....

An Engraving Challenge

A somewhat unique engraving challenge today was presented to Danny in the form of an antique copper fire extinguisher; a solid shining piece of vintage metal. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Danny took to the extinguisher with his best engraving work, with his efforts resulting in a fine piece for the customer to enjoy. For any engraving jobs you may have in mind, no matter how difficult or odd they may seem, come on down to the store and have a chat to Danny, and you might be pleasantly surprised at what we can do. -Liam...

Insurance – The necessary evil!

So you’ve done your homework & sifted through policy after policy, you’ve found the best value for money, surely it’s over right? You might need to check that you’re actually holding up your side of the bargain. To keep your premiums down, most insurance policies require that you have not only deadlocks fitted to all external doors but also have window locks fitted to all opening windows. Failure to comply to these stipulations can often be the difference between your claim being covered or being out of pocket & feeling more robbed than before. Fear not, this can easily be rectified. Not only is there a wide variety of deadbolts & deadlocks, there is also a huge range of window locks to suit various window styles. Make sure to cover yourself & have the appropriate locks fitted so that your home then complies with the regulations that your insurance policy requires. Not to mention boosting your security in the process and possible eliminating the need to ever lodge a claim....

Plug & Play CCTV

Technology is progressing each & everyday, why not take advantage of this with a self monitored CCTV system? Nothing scares off would be vandals, theives & trespassers more than the fear of being caught on tape. This is where Plug & Play CCTV comes into its element. These days you no longer have to crawl through spider webs and dusty roof cavities just to run cables for cameras. Simply plug the camera into a standard power outlet and the video feed will wirelessly transmit back to your recording device. These wireless systems come in a few different styles, either a standalone or highend models that are compatible with either a tablet or a smartphone – via an existing modem internet connection. All models can have up to 4x cameras on the one system. The cameras have a built in Infrared Sensor which activates automatically when there isn’t enough lighting. Also being weather proof they’re fine to be fitted externally in both dusty or wet environments. The best feature would have to be the motion sensor recording. As soon as the camera detects any movement the recording will start and be sent back to your storage device, all saved and time stamped for ease of use when it comes to reviewing the footage – No need to fast forward through hours of inactivity. Feel safe in your own home by being able to see what’s happening outside when things go bump in the night, all without having to step a foot out the door. Come in and see us to discuss which model would be best to protect not only...