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Gun Safe Installation

Gun Safe Installation

As a gun owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your firearms are correctly installed. With each state having their own regulations determining the minimum storage requirements, it is still the owner’s responsibility not only to meet but exceed these specifications to ensure all guns are safe and secure. Failure to do so is considered to be an offence according to the South Australian Police. Do the right thing by yourself, your family and the community and secure your firearms within an adequately installed safe. Below we tell you how:

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How Do I Choose the Best Gun Safe in Australia?

How Do I Choose the Best Gun Safe in Australia?

When it comes to buying a gun safe, it is essential that you buy the correct safe for your situation. With various aspects to consider such as your budget, safe quality and where you will be locating the safe to ensure you are purchasing the right one. Also taking into consideration the type of guns you own will help you to determine the size you should be getting. To assist you in choosing the right safe for your firearms, we’ve listed a few things to look out for below:

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Gun Safe Safety Features, Do They Really Matter?

Gun Safe Safety Features, Do They Really Matter?

When it comes to owning a firearm, it is your responsibility to uphold a certain level of safety measures associated with it. Ensuring you have the right gun safe provides the safety of your family, neighbourhood and overall makes you a good citizen. We’ve listed some reasons below as to why gun safes are so essential and measure every gun owner should put in place.

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Tips For Safe Gun Storage

More and more Australians are owning firearms ranging from a handgun, rifle, pistol or shotgun. Firearms should always be handled carefully and stored correctly. Even though today's guns are sturdy, they still need to be stored appropriately to prevent any accidental discharge, theft, quality degrading and most importantly to avoid accidents. We’ve listed some hot tips for safe firearm storage to help you out.

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What makes a good quality gun safe?

If you own a firearm in Australia, you would have been in the market for a gun safe at some point. This process can be overwhelming, as there is a vast range of models, sizes, locking mechanisms and prices out there. At Lock Supplies, we are here to help you select the best possible gun safe you can get.

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So you bought a firearm, here’s what you need to know about gun safes

The world is filled with firearm hobbyists, and if you are have just bought a gun to enjoy some target practice on the weekends, you’re going to need a gun safe. In Australia, this requirement is for the security of the firearm, and the safety of those in your home, and is absolutely necessary if you own a gun.

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Five reasons to buy a safe!

Five reasons to buy a safe!

There is no peace of mind like knowing all of your most valuable and precious possessions are secure. Whether this is old photographs and sentimental items that can’t be replaced, or valuable objects like cash, jewellery and passports, their security is crucial.

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What are key safes? and why do I need one?

There is nothing more frustrating than losing a set of keys and getting locked outside. If you are one of those forgetful people, you are probably looking for a way to ensure you always know where your keys are at all times. At Lock Supplies, we believe that a key safe can be the answer to all of your security, and forgetfulness issues.

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Do you make these gun storage mistakes?

When it comes to the safe and effective storage of your firearms, there is a lot to consider. Everything from safe selection to price affects the overall protection your guns have from the outside world. With this in mind, it is easy to make mistakes, and at Lock Supplies, we want you to receive the best protection possible. To avoid issues with your gun safe lookout for these common mistakes.

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How to get the most value for money when buying a gun safe?

In Australia, if you own firearms a gun safe is a necessity. To house your firearms, you want something that is durable, strong and all round impenetrable. However, you also don’t want to spend exorbitant amounts of money. To get the most value for money when buying a gun safe, there are a few things you should consider.

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How to keep your valuables safe in a burglary?

The ‘how’ to this questions is simple - you install a functional and durable safe. By placing your valuable possessions such as money and jewellery into a safe, burglars will have a tough time trying to gain access to the costly items within your home. However, at Lock Supplies, we like to focus on the ‘why’ of getting a safe.

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Lokaway Safes - Not your average safe. Here’s why!

There is no understating the importance of protecting your most valuable belongings. With a Lokaway safe, this process just became more secure. The Lokaway safe is like no other and houses a range of characteristics and capabilities all designed to protect your most important items from being stolen. If you are wondering what’s so good about a Lokaway Safe, the following are some of its best traits!

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Who installs safes?

You cannot put a price on protecting your most valued possessions. Whether they hold sentimental value or are invaluable documents, you must ensure that they are safe at all times. If you are installing a safe for this purpose, you might be asking yourself the common question of, who exactly installs safes?

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What are gun safes made of?

Correctly and safely housing your firearms is paramount in Australia. Legislation in Australia requires guns to be kept in safes at all times outside their registered use. For the safety of those around you, you might be considering just what place sells a gun safe, and how sturdy this kind of storage actually is. Although the method of storing weapons has changed dramatically over the years, nowadays there are still different locking options available to house your firearms.

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Where are safes sold?

You can never be too careful with your precious belongings. The best way to develop peace of mind concerning passports, jewellery and invaluable documents is to install a heavy duty and impenetrable safe. You can simply buy safes from hardware stores, but to experience industry expertise, additional services and a range of products, you are much better off purchasing your safe from a lock, safe and hardware specialist.

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Trio Patriot Deadbolt : Security AND Safety

Deadbolt locking products are the common ‘go-to’ when it comes to securing your home, however its generally been a play off between Security OR Safety – A Double Cylinder Deadbolt provides the security whilst a Single Cylinder Deadbolt offers fast and easy exit in case of an emergency.

A usual work-around for this dilemma is to simply leave a key inserted into the internal cylinder, therefor defeating the purpose of the double cylinder lock in the first place!

STEP IN: Trio

True to their tag line of “Our family protecting yours”, Trio have combined security AND safety in the one product – The Patriot – setting a new benchmark in Deadbolt Security Products and throwing in a few new Australian designed patents into the mix.

To achieve this combination, The Patriot functions in three modes;

 Unlocked: Free Entry on both sides

 Locked: Exterior Secure, Interior Free Exit

 Deadlocked: Exterior Secure, Interior Secure

When they say secure, they mean it! The Deadbolt itself is a counter balanced bolt, meaning there’s actual locking bolt in both the door AND the frame – a traditional bolt generally throws the bolt completely into the frame which leaves a weak point at the edge of the door. Trio have achieved this security without compromise of bolt projection, so no need to worry about those doors with a larger gap between the frame.

From an installers point of view The Patriot is a breeze to work with, rekeying doesn’t require the whole lock to be stripped down and the patented adjustable spindle means it will fit doors 30-50mm without cutting or swapping tails.

It’s the operator that truly benefits with The Patriot, to ensure there are no ‘accidental lock-ins’ a conscience decision needs to be made whether the lock is deadlocked or not, this is achieved by ‘priming’ the lock on the internal side before deadlocking can take place. Deadlocking triggers a visual indicator which can be seen from more than 10 meters away

 

Having been in the industry for some time, It’s not often we see a new product like this pop up that ticks all the boxes – quick installation, multiple functionality and ease of use. The Trio Patriot Deadbolt is available from Lock Supplies instore or online

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Providing temporary access - a cheap alternative

Need to give someone access to a home when your not around? A Kidde Keysafe is often used as a real estate key box, and could be the solution for you. Simply hang it somewhere near your door, and you can control who can get access to your spare keys.

 

Useful for ensuring that your kids can always get home, even if they lose their key, and for any tradesmen that you need to get work done when your not around to let them in. Also useful as a Real Estate Key Box so that whenever an agent is showing prospective buyers around the house there is no fiddling with key racks and trying to find the right key. Instead they can just go straight there and get a spare key from this highly secure keybox.

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Charity days

We recently ran a successful fundraising event to help our good friends at Adelite raise much needed funds for the Little Heroes Foundation - Our $1 per cut key donated on the day was a crowd favourite and customers' enjoyed the product specials we had on offer throughout the day as proceeds from these sales where also donated to the Little Heroes.

Thanks to the success of the day and great support we received from our customers, we have decided to continue with such events moving forward. 

On the last Friday of every month, Lock Supplies will raise funds for a particular charity/cause.

If you are running a fundraiser and would like our support, please contact us.

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How to: Changing a screen door cylinder

Need to change the cylinder on a security screen door?


Here’s how:

Firstly, for a Whitco MK II Tasman lock the lock needs to be in the locked position.

 To do this, when door is open you will need to press the deadlatching pin which sits above the main latch 

 Next, you will need to undo the cylinder retaining screw

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Window Locks - Kids Don't Fly

Window Locks - Kids Don't Fly

 

Locking windows is no longer just about keeping your family safe from a burglary, recent changes made by the Australian Building Code Board (ABCB) are now making homes safer for children. Important new requirements in the Nation Construction Code pertaining to all openable windows in new residential buildings, which are more than two metres off the ground, now require a barrier in the form of either window locks or a suitable screen fitted to restrict opening of more than 125mm.

However, it just doesn’t apply to new buildings; thanks to a campaign entitled “Kids Don’t Fly” run by the Westmead Children’s Hospital, a bill has passed in the NSW Government which will make it mandatory for existing residential strata schemes to come in line with the new codes also. Although they have until 2018 to comply, Mr Anthony Roberts MP urges concerned parents to work with owners corporations to start the process as soon as possible.

In order to comply, the ABCB anticipate that 80% of these barriers will be sourced in the form of window locks and screens to make up the remaining 20%. This is due to the lower cost and ease of installation of window locks.

Products such as the Carbine window lock range are ideal to secure a variety of window applications (sliding, sash, casement and awning) as these are lockable when the window is open (for ventilation, keeping in mind the 125mm requirement) and closed.

The Carbine range offers the choice of 2 different key styles; the older ‘LF43R’ profile which can be keyed the same as other branded window locks or the common ‘C4’ profile which is used on most household door locks, allowing for 1 key to work all your locks. Carbine developed a patented wafer system for their window locks which use the ‘C4’ key; this allows for easy DIY installation of the product as no modification to the application is required for a standard 5 pin length key to work.

Available in various colours to suit modern and contemporary windows, Carbine window locks provide added security through concealed fixings and/or one-way security screws. Each lock is supplied with required fixings and installation instructions, available through Lock Supplies

 

  Advisory-Note-Openable-Windows.pdf

            

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