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If any information relating to keys, locks, safes or security systems is not available on our website, feel free to contact us at anytime and speak directly with any of our Locksmith staff, we will do our very best to answer any questions you may have, its what we love to do.




Solid Advice For Improving Your Home Security

In order to make the best decision regarding keeping your family safe, you need to know as much as you can about home security systems. This is not something you just want to slap together and put on auto draft. You want to stay well-informed so that you can be in control.

If you are planning to be away for a while it is important to stop your paper delivery and put your mail on hold until you return. Newspapers piled up in your driveway or mail spilling out of your mailbox is a red flag that no one is home, and this leaves you vulnerable to thieves.

Trim back the garden around your home. It may look pretty, but you are giving criminals a hiding place right near your house. Instead, keep an open grassy area between your home and your landscaping. This will help keep unwanted people from getting a close eye view through your windows.

Changing the locks on your home can be a great way to increase security. Locks should always be changed when buying a new home. There could be numerous people that had copies of the keys, from the real estate agent to the previous owners. Locks should also be changed whenever your keys become lost, or after a break-up in a relationship.

Walk outside of your home at night and see what is visible through your windows. If you have a clear view of your valuables, especially easily stolen electronics, then so do potential thieves. If you don’t want to rearrange the interior of your home, simply make sure that blinds or drapes block the view.

There’s no security system so durable that it can go without regular maintenance and inspections. Have yours checked out once a year. Ask someone who works at the security company to do a maintenance check. Wild animals, domestic pets, and weather are all factors that can affect the reliability of your home security system. There are always ways your home is vulnerable, even if you don’t know it.

One of the biggest areas of concern in regards to home security is the landscaping of your home. Do not let your bushes and other landscaping grow to where it can hide entry points into your home. Thieves just love to be able to stay hidden while they enter and leave your home, so keep your bushes trimmed.

Do not do any landscaping that will obscure the entrances of your home. While you may think it is a good idea to plant a huge rosebush in front of your living room windows, this gives a thief a place to hide while they figure out a way to get into your home.

No matter how soon you plan to return home, you should lock your doors. It is more common than you would believe for a thief to find a home, try the door and walk right in when it’s unlocked. They can get a ton of stuff quickly and be long gone before you return.

Ask a neighbor to watch your home and get your mail if you are going on a trip for a week or more. Burglars sometimes will check to see that the mail or newspapers are piling up on a driveway. If your neighbor gets these in advance, it looks as if you are home.

The security system you choose and the company you go with is very important. This has everything to do with keeping your whole family safe. Do not hesitate to look further into each decision you make. Use the tips you have learned to make sure you’re on the right track.


A.D.I Block Lock

A.D.I double block lock to suit double doors, sliding or inward or outward opening. Single block locks also available for single doors.

  • suitable for exterior doors, hinged, tilting or sliding
  • Suit aluminum or wooden doors.
  • 13mm hardened bolt
  • supplied with strike
  • hardened steel pin fits through the side of the body
  • complete with all fixing screws.
  • Security Master Keying Available.

Feel free to contact us at anytime for further information.


Electromagnetic Lock

Electronic magnetic locks are a locking device which consists of an electromagnet and a holding plate.

The magnetic lock is suitable for both in-swing and out-swings doors. They are ideal for applications from cupboard doors through to high use commercial glass doors. They are mainly used on Tampa glass doors where drilling or cutting into the door is not an option. Most installations are surface mounted with the cabling or wiring inserted into the cavity of the wall, ceiling, frame or wooden door, out of view.

These electromagnetic locks are fire rated up to 4hrs on fire doors.

They are fail safe, which means in case of power failure, the magnetic locks unlocks.


  • Fail Safe
  • Silent Operation, no buzzing sound.
  • Holding force 1125lb
  • Field selectable dual voltage
  • Instantaneous release
  • Aluminium Finish
  • Locked or unlocked LED light indication.

If you require further information, please feel free to contact us at anytime.


Digital Codelock CL2000

With fast, easy programming up to 80 different user codes via the keypad, the CL2000 series is ideal for a wide range of entry control applications such as health, education, commercial and residential environments.

Electronic functionality provides major benefits over mechanical locks, such as programming at the keypad, multiple codes, one-time user codes and soft press use of buttons.

Operation  from code pad side is by key or entering in the correct code and turning knob, inside operation is via a turn knob or pull down lever which is unlocked at all times, free to egress.

–          Can be used with deadlatches, mortice locks or nightlatches where locks are not supplied with digital.

–          Allows up to 80 user codes and 10 1 time user codes.

–          Codes can be 4, 5 or 6 digits long.

–          On door programming via master code.

–          LED indicates locked or unlocked.

–          Over 80,000 operations from 4 x AA cells (supplied with lock).

–          Low battery warning.

–          “Code free” (passage mode0 free to enter and exit at all times setup from keypad.

–          12 months warranty.

We have been installing this series of digital lock for the past 2 years with no warranty call back, we have been even using it on our store room for over 2 years now without a single hitch, batteries have not even gone flat yet! Tested, proven, impressed and highly recommended. Call us on (02) 9232 8839 for further information or demonstration.


Holiday Security Tips

If your fortunate to be going away these holidays, ensure your home is secure and safe from intruders.

Here are a few tips to prevent your house becoming a target for thieves while your away.

  • Give the appearance that someone is home, leave a light on, also, you may want to offer your neighbour park their car in your driveway.
  • Install a simple timer on lights to make it look like someone is home.
  • Be sure that your house and content insurance is current.
  • Do not leave packaging for electronic and other expensive items in sight or in the bin, this is an indication of what could be in your home.
  • Double check all locks are locked and secure before leaving.  If you feel that your locks are not adequate and would not hold up to any attempted robbery, contact your local Locksmith to call out and install proper effective locks. Most Locksmiths operate 24/7 and can usually attend your house to secure your doors and windows on the same day. Prevention = Peace of mind.
  • Lock up all your garden tools and ladders that may be used to break into your home.
  • Do not leave any message on your home  phone that you are away.
  • Burglars prefer to enter through unlocked doors or windows. Sliding windows that are not secure can be seen from distance. One holiday problem can occur when exterior Christmas light extension cords are run inside through a window and prevent it from being secured. Hire an electrician or handyman to install an inexpensive exterior outlet for your holiday lights.
  • One last thing, enjoy your holiday!

Latest Lockwood Pentagon Locks

These locks have various latching functions which can be operated by key or handle outside and by turnsnip inside.

They are suitable for heavy duty use in industrial and commercial buildings, institutions, clubs, schools, hospitals, hotels and similar buildings.

These locks have various latching functions which can be operated by key or by a handle inside.

Changing function on this lock is simply, it can easily be done without removing the lock from the door, by adjusting the Pentagon hub selector, and cylinder function selector on the face of the lock.

Features and Benefits of the Pentagon Mortice Lock

  • Ability to change lock function and handing without removing the lock from the door
  • Easy in-door commissioning
  • One universal cylinder cam performs all locking functions
  • Australian designed and manufactured, the 3P70 Series Cylinder Mortice Locks are made from high quality materials
    to meet high durability and strength requirements.
  • 35 degrees of lever rotation required to fully retract latch and auxiliary bolt.
  • Elongated rose furniture fixing holes to accept 38 – 41mm screw pitch.
  • Includes through case fixing holes for cylinder and turnknob escutcheons.
  • 60mm standard backset
  • 89 & 127mm backsets available.
  • Latchbolts are 15mm, stainless steel.
  • Universal 1.5mm stainless steel strike.
  • Available in stainless steel, satin chrome and polished brass finish.


Conforms to level SL8 Australian Lock Standard (AS4145.2-2008) when fitted with door furniture and anti drill cylinder.

Exceeds level D8 (Durability) Australian Lock Standard (AS4145.2-2008).

All 3P70 Series locks meet C6 (168 hrs) Australian Lock Standard (AS4145.2-2008).

Lockwood 3P70 Series Mortice Locks have been successfully tested up to four hours (depending on type of doorset) on fire door assemblies in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1905.1- 2005, Part 1: Fire Resistant Doorsets.

We can offer you sales, service and installation of this and many other Lockwood products.

Contact us on (02) 9232 8839 and speak directly with our Locksmith at anytime.


Instant Locksmith Quotations


We are highly trained and up to date with the latest security technology. We offer total Security Solutions, when it comes to quoting a job, we do our very best to quote you by your request for any of your security requirements over the phone. We calculate our service call out fee followed by cost of parts. We do not singly charge you labour after installation costs. Our labour charge is factored in the complete installation quoted price. You get quoted 1 price for the complete job, (each item is individually shown on quote) and regardless how much time our technicians need to spend onsite to get the job done, your cost does not rise. This means that you are quoted the total installation cost in one line, including all taxes., no more additional or hidden fees such as hourly labour costs or anything else. Great isn’t it? We just wish all business practice this method, it’s so much more honest and upfront.

Call us at anytime, we would be more than happy to quote you over the phone or If we cannot provide you with a quotation over the phone, we would be more than happy to come out to you to better quote.

Our quotation service is obligation free!


Lockwood / ASSA ABLOY


Lockwood Security Products are market leaders of door hardware and locking solutions. Lockwood is the leading brand in Australian locking industry. Lockwood as we know it today, emerged from a diversified manufacturing organisation called Ogden Industries in 1834. It was here the foundations were laid for Lockwood to become a focused manufacturer of locking systems.

In April 2000, Lockwood Security Products Pty Limited became an integral part of the ASSA ABLOY group of companies. ASSA ABLOY is the world’s leading provider of mechanical, electro-mechanical and electronic locking solutions, employing over 25,000 people worldwide.

The group produces quality locks, fittings and accessories for residential, industrial and commercial buildings.


ASSA ABLOY is a true world leader, the most successful and innovative provider of door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end user needs for security, safety and convenience.

With more than 150 companies operating throughout the world, ASSA ABLOY today is the largest company in the industry, offering a more complete product range than any other company in the market.

ASSA ABLOY’s vision is to lead in innovation and provide well designed, convenient, safe and secure solutions that give true added value to our customers.

The partnership allows Lockwood to tap into the group’s vast resources and technological innovation, firmly assisting in strategic focus and ensuring the production of the highest quality locking solutions.

By our own experience and rigorous testing,  we claim Lockwood products as the benchmark of all security locking products in today’s market. Don’t settle for anything else if your seeking quality in security, effective and versatile.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime should you require further information on any Lockwood’s product range.


Eka – Intelligent Security System

Up until now, if you were looking for a locking system to provide security for your facility you had two choices.

1.   Traditional, mechanical Masterkey system OR

2.   Wired access control systems. However, both these systems are limited.

With traditional, mechanical Masterkey systems you have no way of knowing who, when or where someone has entered your building. Further, if you lose a key you have to either re-key your system (expensive and time consuming) or allow your security to be compromised.

Wired access control systems on the other hand are expensive because each and every door has to be wired back to a central control area. Most outside gates, padlocks, safes are excluded from the system.

Benefits of the EKA System:

1.       No Wiring.

2.       Simple and easy to use.

3.       No More Bunch of Keys.

4.       Audit Trail and Custom Reporting.

5.       Extremely Secure.

6.       Eliminates the risk associated with lost, stolen or copied keys:

7.       Expandable

8.       Cost Effective.

Unlike the mechanical pin-based locks, the EKA cylinders have a unique physical design that prevents the use of standard lock picking tools. This, combined with the encrypted access codes within the cylinder, makes the EKA cylinder virtually pickproof.

The EKA cylinder has a circuit board with micro-processor and memory. Four types of information are stored in the cylinder: Encrypted access codes that ensure only keys within the system work with the lock, the unique ID number of the lock cylinder, a record of the last 1100 entries, and a list of lost key IDs to eliminate access by any key that is missing or lost. The circuit board inside the cylinder is potted, which provides protection from environmental hazards like salt air, dust and water. This allows installation in both indoor and harsh outdoor applications.

EKA cylinders have been tested for electrical current using a stun gun rated at 300,000 volts, and with magnets rated in excess of 18,000 gauss. The cylinders remain in a locked position and continue to perform normally.

The EKA key contains four levels of intelligence: encrypted access codes to ensure the key is from the same installation, the unique ID number of the key, access privileges for the user of the key, and storage of up to the last 3300 events, both entries and denied entries.

A standard lithium 3-volt battery located in the EKA key provides the power of the EKA System. When the key comes in contact with the cylinder, it powers up the circuitry in the lock so that the key and lock can communicate. A single battery will provide between 3000 and 5000 openings.

The unique exchange of encrypted access codes between the lock and key gives a high degree of key integrity. The encrypted codes ensure keys from other systems cannot work in your system. It is also the reason why we do not need to rely on patents for protection against key duplication as would a conventional mechanical masterkey system.

The EKA key is made of super tough nylon. The electronics of the keys are fully coated and are water resistant. Keys dropped into water once dry will continue to operate. Keys that have suffered high impact such as being dropped or run over by a car will in most circumstances continue to operate. The key has a replaceable brass tip that is designed to be sacrificial to prevent damage to both the overall keys and the cylinders. This part can easily be replaced in the field.


The EKA Masterkey system software is simple and easy to use. The software allows you to assign keys, set expiry times, create access groups, enroll new cylinders, monitor staff and contractors, create access schedules and generate audit trails and custom reports.

There are two versions of software:

CyberAudit: This software is access based and is perfect for smaller or single site applications. It is designed to work on a stand alone computer. The software can accommodate up to 350 locks and 350 keys. This is the base version software but can easily be upgraded at a later stage to CyberAudit Web.

CyberAudit Web: This is a Web based enterprise version software. It is designed with large scale installations in mind. It is suitable for applications with large numbers of keys and locks as well as installations with numerous sites. This software can even manage applications in numerous countries or time zones. It is a server based application that requires no client side software. The limit on the number of locks and keys this software can handle is based around the hardware capabilities however the standard specification is suitable for 15000 locks and 15000 keys.

Both EKA softwares are designed in a way to enable anyone to use them. They have point and click screens with drop down information boxes. The EKA IT support team can simply supply the software and the manuals or provide a complete A to Z installation and training service. Regardless of how you choose to install your software, EKA’s on going support is available to you.

For further information please feel free to contact us at anytime.