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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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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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