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Need a Locksmith?

Need a Locksmith?

Did you know that at Lock Supplies we are not just your average Locksmith shop. We offer a multitude of services and stock to many people and businesses Australia wide. 

 

One of the services we offer that you may not be familiar with is we are a Locksmith broker. At Lock Supplies we offer a locksmith broker service for all customers requiring a locksmith. Don’t know what type of locksmith you need? Not sure how much it will cost? Not sure what products you require? We are your one stop shop for all your locksmith enquires. One massive bonus of using us for your locksmith requirements is we will answer your call and be able to organise the correct service for you, quote and appointment. There’s no need for you to do the hard work google searching, trying to figure out who to call, we can organise it all for you at no extra cost. Don’t get stuck playing phone tag with busy locksmiths. We have access to Locksmiths all over Adelaide who specialise in automotive, safes, business, residential, plus more. We pride ourselves on offering each and every customer a timely service, so they are connected with the correct professional to fix their locksmith requirement, without the hassle and stress. 

 

As well as our Locksmith broker service we also have a comprehensive retail and selections shop conveniently located in the heart of Morphett Vale. We stock safes, key safes and lock boxes, residential and commercial locks and door hardware, plus much much more. 

 

In store, we offer key cutting for house and automotive transponder keys. Our onsite team can rekey, master key and make keys to all locks bought from us or brought to us. 

 

We also offer appointments to discuss selections for new builds and renovations. Got a project you need door furniture for? We can help dress any door. Locks, handles, smart technology, touch less, any option available we can assist you with. Bring along your plans and our experienced sales staff can quote you on your project. Once you’ve made your selections our staff can then organise an appointment for a qualified locksmith to install or coordinate with your trades to supply on time for them to install. 

 

Come visit us or contact us today for all your lock supply needs.

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It's July 2018 and you're still not compliant.. here's what you need to know!

It's July 2018 and you're still not compliant.. here's what you need to know!

 

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 Back in 2017 it was announced that new legislation regarding firearms would come into effect on 1 July 2017 and as we previously mentioned license holders had until 30 June 2018 to comply. SAPOL have posted handy reference material outlining the changes, all of which can be found on their website and more importantly have recently made the following statement: 

"It is known in some cases recent demand for compliant safes has exceeded supplies currently available at some retail outlets. Licensees who have not yet upgraded their safe or achieved compliance by other means, but who are able to produce evidence of having ordered a new safe (e.g. receipt, invoice, purchase order) or are actively in the process of achieving compliance in the short term are advised to produce those documents or evidence to police officers if the need arises.  This includes those who have received Registrar approval for the use of prescribed safes or storage in some other manner as approved by the Registrar." 

Thankfully Lock Supplies stock of Gun Safes in Adelaide was not effected and it is good news for those who are yet to meet the requirements! 

If you are in the need of a new Gun Safe in South Australia, the following will help determine a suitable Safe to meet your needs.

One of the changes was the addition of Levels for A+B Class storage, these are categorized by 'Level 1' and 'Level 2' 

What is a Level 1 Safe? 

Level 1 requires the safe to be constructed of a minimum 2mm structural grade steel.

What is a Level 2 Safe?

 Level 2 requires the safe to be constructed of a minimum 3mm structural grade steel. 

When should the required 'Level' be considered (for A+B Class firearms)?

Level 1 : Firearms are kept under main roof of your residence/premises.

Level 2 : Firearms are kept in an outbuilding.

 

as a side note; Category C,D or H all require Level 2 storage whether under main roof or in an outbuilding. 

Do i need to bolt my safe down?

All safes (Level 1 and Level 2) If weighing less than 150Kg when empty must be bolted with at least 2 solid anchor bolts to a solid concrete, metal or timber floor, wall or other permanent internal structure of the building or outbuilding in which it is located.

For more complex applications, for example more than 19 firearms in your possession - requirements such as CCTV and/or Intruder Alarms need to be installed. Read about the different Tiers here

 

As much as SAPOL have stated there will be some leniency, they have not set the length of this 'extended grace period' - so best to act now or risk loss of license and firearms

 

Contact Lock Supplies now in order to obtain evidence of proof of purchase

 

 

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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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Changes relating to the storage and security of Firearms

Changes relating to the storage and security of Firearms

As of July 2017 - South Australian Police have released the new Firearms Regulations, those with registered firearms should have received the following in the mail, 

SAPOL Mail Out - Firearm Regulation changes

 

Firearms owners who have obtained their licence after July 2017 need to comply straight away. For those owners which have had a licence and owned firearms before prior to the change, have until July 1 2018 to comply. 

 

If you have any questions about the storage of firearms in South Australia, call us at Lock Supplies - we have a great range of Lokaway and Hunt-Pro Gun Safes in Adelaide which comply with the new regulations for Level 1 and Level 2 Gun storage. 

 

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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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