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Ask a Locksmith

Ask a Locksmith

We have started a thread on reddit for people to ask questions to a master locksmith. More info to come…

WOW We had a huge response from this I am a locksmith link that we posted on reddit including lots of really good questions like…

“If you’re called, b/c someone was locked out of their house, what proof is needed for you to break-in for them?”

And some funny ones too like..

“Would you say being a master locksmith is your “Key” to happiness?”

We also had some questions that really pushed the boundaries of professionalism!

There are still a lot of questions that have gone unanswered over there which we will get to as soon as possible (it has been very busy around here).

Also we are floating the idea of having an ask a locksmith section on this site focus on home and business security issues in Australia. What do you think?

 

 

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Lockwood Nexion Lock

 

The Nexion electronic keyless lock represents the next generation in home security. An automatic deadlatch with added safety features, plus the convenience of keyless operation using the Q-Key remote control.

The Nexion electronic keyless lock is battery operated, it can be activated by the Q-Key remote control or mechanical key. The Q-Key has a range of up to three metres and uses the latest in encrypted rolling code technology for the highest security possible. Additional Q-Key remotes can easily be programmed by following a simple sequencing procedure. Should the Q-Key remote ever be misplaced, the lockset can be manually operated with a key.

The Nexion electronic keyless lock also has the unique Lockwood LockAlert status indicator that shows at a glance the lockset mode. The lockset can operate in three modes: Secure Mode, Safety Mode and Passage Mode.

Secure Mode (Red) Handles securely locked from both inside and outside

Safety Mode (Yellow) Handles securely locked from outside and free from the inside

Passage Mode (Green) Handles free from both inside and outside.

If you require further information regarding this product, feel free to contact us at anytime and speak directly with any of our own Master Locksmith.

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Cupboard & Desk Drawer Key Locks

Being a locksmith business operating in the Sydney CBD amongst commercial office space,  we are amongst a high volume of cupboard and desk drawer key locks. On a negative aspect of these types of locking systems, we regularly find theses standard key locks used to be of minimal security.

Desk and cupboard drawer key lock bodies are usually made from zinc diecast. Any lock type made from zinc diecast are not strong and can easy be snapped, also, the thinness of the desk or cupboard drawer does not sustain a secure installation. In saying this, you should not solely rely on these key locks to securely secure your important documents and personal possessions. I keep telling my customers that cupboard and desk drawer key locks are put in place to keep the innocent out!

Also be aware that most cupboard and desk drawer key locks show digit numbers on the face of the key cylinder, with these digit numbers, keys to operate the lock can be cut and be easily purchased  from your local Master Locksmith store.

If you require key locks to your cupboard and desk drawer to better protect your documents or possessions , there are new secure cupboard and desk drawer key locks available, made from either solid steel or brass bodies and the key cylinders are pick resistant, they can also be only operated by a registered “DO NOT COPY” security key.

Feel free to contact us at anytime to discuss your options of these types of locking systems.

Shopper V's Victim

I typically get 2 types of callers, “price shopper” and a “victim”.

As far as the two types of callers, my opinion as a Master Locksmith is that the “price shopper” person is on the road to making a good decision regarding their security and not becoming a victim to crime. If a caller is a victim of a burglary, I request that they please teach what they have learned to family and friends to taking steps towards crime prevention.

Do not assume that the current security features of your home or office is satisfactory. Have a Lockwood 5 Star security check by a security professional to evaluate your home or office security. Every home or office can benefit from a security evaluation, and the peace of mind that comes with one is worth the time and effort.

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Master Locksmiths

By consulting a member of the Master Locksmiths Association for your security needs you can be sure that you are dealing with a locksmith who :

  • is a qualified and experienced security industry professional
  • is licensed to operate as a locksmith under relevant State and Territory security industry legislation
  • abides by an established code of ethics.

All Master Locksmith members hold recognised trade qualifications and/or have passed stringent, independently conducted trade competency tests.  A pre-requisite of membership is that applicants must supply a Police Certificate verifying that their name has been checked against a national database of criminal records and that they hold an appropriate security industry licence.

Master Locksmiths have the skills and experience to recommend effective security solutions to meet your specific needs.  They can also supply you with an exclusive range of Master Locksmith patented high security locking systems which are designed and manufactured in Australia to meet Australian Standards and market conditions. These systems provide an extra level of protection for what’s important to you.

Don’t entrust your security to just any locksmith or handyman – choose a qualified, licensed Master Locksmith.

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5 Star Security Check

5 STAR SECURITY CHECK

 

 

 

There once was a time when choosing a lock was a fairly straight forward procedure. With few security brands in the market, limited functionality and few design options, purchasing decisions were relatively simple. Presently, there are hundreds of locking brands and thousands of products with varying quality in the market. The influx of cheap imports has further exacerbated this situation, which leaves you, the consumer with choosing the right security solution a daunting prospect.

Like a professional locksmith to show you the way? Then why not have a free 5 Star Security Check on your home. The 5 Star Security Check is designed to provide you with detailed information and recommendations on home security and safety. Information and service is directly provided by an accredited master locksmith.

An inspection may expose all possible weak entry points in your property. The Locksmith will also recommend the best and most effective security locking product to better protect your home.

Having a 5 star security safety check will not only provide you with a greater piece of mind, it will save you allot of time and possibly regrettable mistakes.


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What Do Locksmiths Really Do?

What Do Locksmiths Really Do?

What Do Locksmiths Really Do?

Locksmiths generally offer sales service and installation of all locking systems. Locksmiths highly specialise in key duplication. Locksmiths have a deep insight on property security and offer security surveys and on the spot solutions. Locksmiths also specialise in safes. A skillful Locksmith can unlock, manipulate open locking systems. Today’s locksmiths mostly are keeping up to date with the latest in security technology, they are licensed to supply, service and also install electronic security, such as access control, CCTV and Alarms. If there is anything you require relating to Security, you now know to contact your local Locksmith.

If you require more information on our industry, please feel free to contact us at anytime, we would be more that happy to better explain to you what Locksmith do.

Change Locks When Moving In

Change Locks When Moving In

Change Locks When Moving In

When moving into your new premise, ask yourself this, “do I really know for sure how many copies of entry keys into my premise there are out there and who may have them?” Once you ask yourself this, it should come to you that action is required to eliminate unwanted person having access to your premise without your authorisation or knowledge. Best way to prevent them and surely secure your premise is to immediately call a Locksmith to re-key your front door locks and provide you with a new set of keys. It is a fairly quick procedure, usually about 20 minutes on-site and of little disruption. On most occasions, the Locksmith may attend your site the same day you call. The task for the hired Locksmith is to make sure the existing keys no longer work. You can be assured that you are the only key carrier presenting you with total knowledge and control of how many copies of keys there are.

Total cost to have a Master Locksmith attend to your premise to change your front standard door keylock and provide you with a new set of keys should cost under $100.00. This small investment is towards your peace of mind and assurance that no other is holding your key. Call us at anytime, we can arrange a professional Locksmith to attend your premise anywhere in Sydney at anytime.

There are 2 types of new owners or tenants in this situation, intractable ones that run the risk by not willing to take action and clever ones that immediately take safety precautions before harm occurs. Which one are you?

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Consulting a Master Locksmith in Sydney

You wouldn’t choose an unlicensed builder, plumber or electrician so don’t put the security of your family, home or business at risk.  By choosing a Master Locksmith (Member of the Master Locksmiths Association of Australia) you can be sure that you are dealing with a highly qualified, licensed security professional.

By consulting a Master Locksmiths for your security needs you can be sure that you are dealing with a locksmith who:

  • is qualified and experienced security industry professional.
  • is licensed to operate as a locksmith under relevant security industry legislation.
  • abides by an established code of ethics set by the Master Locksmith Association.
  • complies with all building, fire and insurance legislation and regulations.
  • acts and promotes health and safety (OH&S) in the workplace.
  • exercising the utmost confidentiality in respect of clients records and sensitive information.

Accredited Master Locksmiths hold recognized trade qualifications and have passed stringent, independently conducted trade competency tests. All Master Locksmiths have had to supply a Police certificate verifying  that their name has been checked against a national database of criminal records and that they hold appropriate security industry license to be able to consult, supply and install security equipment.’

We have been a member of the Master Locksmith Association for the past 12 years. We have the skill and experience to recommend effective security solutions to meet your specific needs. We may supply you an exclusive range of patented high security locking systems such as Binary Plus which are designed and manufactured here in Australia to meet Australian standards and market condition. These systems provide an extra level of protection for what’s important to you. Non Master Locksmiths do not have exclusive access to these high security devices.

Don’t entrust your security to just any locksmith or handyman – choose a qualified, licensed Master Locksmith and always ask to see your locksmith’s security license or Master Locksmith ID card before they enter your place of home or business. You never know who you might be letting in to your home or place of business.

Contact us for further information.

Master Locksmiths, Your Key to Your Security.