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KGB Security - The Name You Can Trust

Occasionally we get asked about the origins of KGB Security and even less often we get a negative comment about being Russian. Alas nothing could be further from the truth. KGB Security is an acronym from the initials of the owners of KGB. Kel, Geoff and Brock and we are dinky di Aussies as well as brothers.

It all started 33 years ago when we were arguing if our name should be BKG, GBK etc and we finally agreed upon KGB, the thinking was at least people will remember us. Now sadly the real KGB was renowned for being an arm of the then Russian Government. Of course we condemn the suffering this secret tyrannical organisation was responsible for inflicting on the Russian people.

Today KGB Security is owned by Kel and Brock only with Geoff selling his share of the business to pursue other business ventures. Being a family business there is even some new blood entering the organisation with two of Kel and Brocks collective four offspring joining the team.

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KGB Security - The Name You Can Trust

Kel has always had aspirations to be a “locksmith” starting his traineeship in Melbourne some 43 years ago. Kel then travelled to Brisbane 3 years later to find a more suitable climate and to reconnect with his older brother Geoff. Geoff who had just finished a stint with the Australian Federal Police often spoke about starting a security company where he could use his anti-crime skills.

Brock who had also ventured into the locksmithing industry in Melbourne was then enticed by the concept of joining a family business which Geoff had conceptualized in 1987. The business incorporated into a company in 1988 and changed premises 4 times over the next 33 years to accommodate its continued growth. With staff numbers approaching 20 the company has broadened the services offered and expanded into electronic security and safes whilst strengthening its original core activity of locksmithing.

There have been numerous challenges over the last 33 years including the 1988 recession, the 2008 Global financial crisis and the inundation of KGB’s workshop in the 2011 Brisbane floods. 2020 has now also been added to obstacles encountered by the owners Kel and Brock Phillips.

Brisbane's No. 1 Home Security Experts

As professional locksmiths in Brisbane, we pride ourselves on our service. When you book with us, you can be confident that our locksmith will arrive on time, complete the job correctly and take great care with your property.

24/7 Emergency Service

Our locksmiths will arrive at your property on time and complete the job to your satisfaction.

Licensed & Qualified Locksmiths

Our master locksmith certification is a testament to the work we have done in the past.

30 years Family Owned

We deliver VIP service to all our customers for the past 3 decades.

Customer Testimonials

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Robbie Mazur
Robbie Mazur
February 20, 2024
I didn't call you guys I called my mitch cooper
torcidapv
torcidapv
February 17, 2024
Thank you to Wayne and Ethan for sourcing the spare parts I needed and cutting keys very quickly. Top effort for a Saturday! Very helpful.
Harlan Ambrose
Harlan Ambrose
January 10, 2024
Jen from KGB came out and fixed two locks for us. Service was oustanding, quick, and affordable
luke tcl
luke tcl
December 3, 2023
Jasper's been nothing short of professional, timely and efficient. Totally recommend!
Angela Colley
Angela Colley
November 17, 2023
When they say 24/7 they mean it! We needed an emergency locksmith at 5am and of all the people we called KGB were the only crew to pick up. 10 starts
Mark James Gillman
Mark James Gillman
November 4, 2023
My wife & I went to see the guys at KGB Coopers Plains today about upgrading our home safe. The range of new & used quality safes in stock was excellent, the staff were fantastic with their knowledge of safes. I would highly recommend KGB at Cooper plains you will not fault their sales & service. Thanks Again for all your help we are very happy with our purchase.
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