Security key locks and keys is a favourite subject of mine so here goes. In Australia (Brisbane ) there are no laws preventing anyone from duplicating (copying) any standard key. So if you have a business, a rental property, tennis club etc. Or for that matter any lock where the keys are given out. The security could be compromised by someone copying the key. Depending on the size of the system, it could create a big problem.
When one of our locksmiths visits & rekeys your locks (changes the tumblers) we will replace the keys with the same type. Most of the time these are non-restricted keys. Once the lock has been changed you or anyone else can zip off to Bunnings. And get as many keys copied without question regardless of the size of the system.
If for example the locks belong to a rental property and the tenants hand back only some of the keys to the Real Estate. The next tenants will be exposed to a risk. This can be averted if the Real Estate organises a lock change again. However, this problem can be prevented easily by installing security key locks. With security keys and security locks, when the Real Estate hands out 4 keys (as an example) they will usually ask the new tenants to sign for them. These security keys have a unique serial number stamped onto them. Now when the tenant leaves if they don’t hand back ALL the keys the Real Estate knows the property’s security has been compromised.
With our security key locks the keys will only be copied when we receive a written request. We check the details that we hold on file. Often people bring these security keys to us without the proper authority. We explain (politely) the process for getting the key copied. We also get many people bringing us other locksmiths security keys. We will NEVER copy any other restricted keys. Our company is being bound by a watertight legal contract that prevents us from copying someone else’s security keys. I assure you we will not risk a court action and subsequent damages for the sake of cutting one key illegally and I am confident that no other Locksmith will jeopardise their business by copying one of my security keys either.
There is much talk about security keys in the media. They are also known as restricted security keys as well. Restricted security locks are harder to pick or key bump than standard keys and while somewhat true this is another story for another post.
If you have a restricted key system and would like to order keys, please download, fill out and email this form with the correct signatory that we have on file and we can ship that out to via courier within a day of ordering. Send to [email protected]
To install security keys and locks anywhere in Brisbane call us on 1300 556500
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