Articles & News

Physical Security Threats in Today’s Digital Era

By Lockwise | September 2, 2017

Today’s businesses largely operate in the digital world. We make sales through websites and process transactions online or over the phone. We’ll save to hard drives and on computers or the cloud and many businesses have chosen to go paperless. It’s easy to feel safe when we don’t have digital assets which a thief could…

6 Simple Steps to a Safer Home

By Lockwise | May 8, 2017

It’s the little changes which make the biggest impacts when it comes to home security. When deterring thieves it’s the small habits we form and changes we make which keep us, our families and our belongings safe. We’ve put together this small guide for you to review and share to keep safe and sound! 1.…

Securing windows and doors

By Lockwise | December 4, 2016

Windows and doors are common entry points for burglars in homes throughout Hawkes Bay – you really need to secure them to make your home safer. There are some simple things that you can do to make your home much more secure. A burglar will only spend a few minutes trying to break into your…

Think like a thief – it’s not too hard

By Lockwise | September 29, 2016

There were reports last month that the Hawkes Bay burglary rate had gone up 29% since last year. We’ve just been called out to a property where the owner has had to replace her television SIX times over the last few weeks. She thought the thieves were the same people each time, and were waiting…

New member of the team!

By Lockwise | August 1, 2016

A big day for Lockwise – today we welcomed Mark to the team as our new locksmith! Mark brings heaps of new experience that is going to be really valuable, and can also help carry on giving Hawkes Bay the quality locksmith service that we’re becoming well known for. With more and more referrals coming…

Lockwise turns 1 year old – win a bottle!

By Lockwise | June 23, 2016

It’s been an amazing first year for Lockwise and our birthday has come up so fast we can’t really believe it. A BIG THANK YOU to the hundreds of people around Hawkes Bay who chose Lockwise, and who have helped made our first year a success! We’ve had some really great feedback, and we hope that…

The electronic locksmith?

By Lockwise | March 29, 2016

The locksmith industry isn’t one which changes very fast – the skills a locksmith had 50 years ago would still be useful now. But the electronics changes really fast – it’s hard to believe (at least, if you’re not a teenager!) that the first iPhone came out only around 8 years ago, and was a revolution…

Burglary map of Hawkes Bay

By Lockwise | March 8, 2016

We thought this was interesting – a breakdown of reported burglaries in Hawkes Bay by area, reported for the first time in NZ by the police Click here for the NZ Herald maps, and then choose Napier / Hastings on the map. Like other places around the country, there are concentrated pockets of theft in certain…

Get a locksmith to change your locks at your home or office

By Lockwise | February 10, 2016

If you just moved into a new house, flat, or office space in Hawkes Bay, you can bet that someone, somewhere has a copy of the keys to your property. Mostly this will be for a completely legitimate reason –  have you ever moved out of somewhere and found yourself still with a spare key…

$200 for a quote?! Why Lockwise has simple pricing

By Lockwise | February 1, 2016

At Lockwise, we’re proud of the fact that our pricing is really simple and straightforward. Unlike some locksmiths, we don’t have callout charges, we don’t have “vehicle charges” AND we give free quotes. If we’ve quoted a price you can feel confident we’ll charge what we say. Of course there are times when a job is…