Global Locksmiths proudly service suburbs all across Melbourne. If you’re in need of a locksmith in Blackburn, we’re there. A locksmith in Burwood? We’re there. If you need a locksmith in Ashburton, we can come to you. Are you locked out of your home in Box hill? Give us a call. Do you need a deadbolt installed in your office in Balwyn? We’re here to help.
In fact, no matter what suburb you’re in, if you’ve got a deadbolt installed please make sure it wasn’t installed by a contractor. They are not locksmiths, and there’s a high chance they’ve installed it wrong (which means it may well be ineffective). Deadbolts are incredibly effective locks, provided they’re installed by professional locksmiths like us.
To give you an indication of your surrounding suburb’s burglary figures:
Blackburn’s burglary figures in 2014 of 1 in 80 homes is better than the state average of 1 in 73, but not by much. It’s reported that in 2012 it was 1 in 115, which is a huge change over two years.
For those of you living in Burwood, you’re looking at a burglary rate of 1 in 49 homes – this ranks Burwood as one of the 40 riskiest suburbs. Interestingly, only one year prior it was 1 in 84. Another big jump in burglary figures.
Ashburton has burglary figures equal to Burwood – 1 in 49 homes. Like its neighbor, this puts Ashburton on the list of one of the 40 riskiest suburbs. In 2010 the rate was 1 in 106, so it’d be interesting to find out why there has been this increase.
Only slightly riskier than the Victorian average, Box hill’s burglary rate is 1 in 70 homes. The figures have actually remained quite stagnant between 2012 and 2014.
If you cross over Elgar Road from Box hill to Balwyn, you’ll find the burglary rate quite a bit better. With the 2014 statistic sitting at 1 in 86, it’s actually a safer-than-average suburb to reside and work in.
To add to these burglary figures, between 2013 and 2014 there were more than 16,000 car thefts reported – a shocking statistic that was actually an increase of 2,000 from the year before. Global Locksmiths cater to automobile locksmith services, and can prevent this from happening to you.