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classic airstream caravan lock repair

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Classic Airstream caravan lock repair Every now and again as a locksmith you get to work on something out of the ordinary and so it was that I received a call to attend to a repair at a Mangere storage facility to repair the lock on a 1960s Airstream caravan whose lock had ceased to […]

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Which electronic door lock is best?

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Advice on choosing and electronic digital door lock Electronic digital door locks are becoming more and more popular and there are a great many to choose from but which one is best for you? Before you start looking there are a few things to consider so check out the list below: ·        How secure do […]

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Designer door furniture display

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Designer door hardware. I was recently asked to create some display stands for one of New Zealands largest supplier of door and kitchen furniture. Normally this would be a straight forward job but as this would be displayed at exhibitions and sales events throughout New Zealand the pressure was on me to make it perfect. […]

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Mangere Bridge door repair

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How to repair a damaged door. When you decide to change the locks there is sometimes the problem of holes left behind by the previous locks. Unfortunately occasionally there is the problem of doors and door jambs being damaged during a burglary as was the case when we were  recently to repair a door in Mangere […]

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Eden Terrace locksmith

A Locksmith challenge In a previous locksmith post I wrote about installing some classic brass door furniture in a villa restoration in Eden Terrace. I was delighted to be contacted by the same customer to install more brass door knobs into the same villa. This time I installed a brass privacy indicator for the bathroom. […]

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Beautiful brass door knob in Eden terrace renovation

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I enjoy a challenge so when a customer asked me to help advise on door furniture to enhance his villa renovation in Eden Terrace I jumped on to google to find the perfect furniture. My customer wanted furniture in keeping with the age of the house so my first job was to look at the […]

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Mangere Bridge armed burglars

I have just read of an incident in Mangere Bridge where three burglars were chased off by a plucky home owner who then found herself confronted by one of the burglars with a gun. Check out the story at http://www.nzherald.co.nz/aucklander/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503378&objectid=11673562 A brave but probably very frightened homeowner. Perhaps a good time to make sure that […]

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School holiday security

With the school holidays approaching it is a good time to think about home security, especially if you are going away. It is a sad fact that burglars love the holidays and are always on the lookout for empty properties. So if you are going away think about how you can keep your home safe. […]

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Master locksmiths trade Show

I spent an interesting couple of hours at the locksmith trade show at Ellerslie Racecourse on Saturday, great free coffee courtesy of Assa Abloy. There were lots of new technologies on display especially electronic locks and access systems. It looks as though the future of locksmithing will be increasingly electronic. At the moment residential digital […]

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