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CMI strongroom door comparison review

by | Sep 13, 2020 | . | 0 comments

It took me a while to do this CMI strongroom door comparison as I could not find another strongroom door worth comparing it to. Up until 2011 there were two other safe companies making strongroom doors in Australia. Lord safe company had a manufacturing plant in Taree until the GFC crippled this once great Aussie company. Chubb Safes Australian distributor (Gunnebo) also sold doors in competition to CMI, however these are made in Asia. Strong room doors can be broken down into two separate grades.

Bankers grade strongroom doors and commercial grade strongroom doors. Its really easy to tell them apart as Bankers grade (sometimes called jewellers grade) are really heavy and very thick. Sales of Bankers grade doors are quite rare as they must be installed onto a vault wall that is extremely strong. Commercial grade strongroom doors are light in comparison, 1400kg versus 400kg. We have seen an increased demand for these doors and until recently the only doors available were the CMI CD2 and CMI CD4.

These 2 doors are well made and are both built around the 12mm steel front barrier plate. They are priced around the $5500 mark plus freight out of Sydney. Boltwork is 32 mm in diameter and should the hinges be cut off the door will stay locked thanks to the “dogging bolts”. Perth based Guardall safes has been selling safes since 1980 and 2 years ago they released their KS strongroom door.

The KS door is built in Asia under License and all in all it’s built to a very high standard. It has the 12 mm plate front and 32 mm boltwork. It also comes standard with a digital lock and high grade German keylock. I particularly like that is comes with “universal handing”. Universal handing means the door can be swapped to swing from the left or the right. This cuts down on the amount of stock that is required and hence the selling price is lower.

Emergency release comes as standard on both doors and the frames are “clam shell” style. Probably the biggest difference is the delivery time. CMI safe company have over the last few years “rationalized” their range and as such many of their safes are now imported. However the CD2 and CD4 are still made in Sydney. Because of this the doors are now “made to order” and the delivery time is 6-8 weeks. To date Guardall have kept good stock levels with a quoted delivery time of 5 days from Weatherill Park in Sydney.

So in closing these doors are very similar in construction and finished quality. We are proud to be Guardall’s premier stockist and as such have good stock levels. Stock of the KS-SR doors are held in our Brisbane warehouse and as with all products we sell are keen to answer any questions you might have. Simply call 1300 556500.

Click here to download the CMI Strongroom CD2 door brochure

Click here to down load the Guardall KS-SR door brochure

Man cave – reloading room – Bunker – quiet room ! – This door sells for $3800

For 28 years we have been selling & repairing safes and we operate from a shop !

This Vault dates back to the 1930’s

This “modular Vault’ weighs 15,000 kg and we both install and remove them all over Queensland !

Outer barrier on this door is 90mm thick and almost impossible to drill or cut !

We also know lots about delivery and installation of strongroom doors !

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Winston Axel Jones
00:16 19 May 21
Wayne was able to get Paul their master locksmith to open my cash drawer within... a matter of seconds, due to the cheap design and locking mechanism it was deemed an unviable repair for which they didn't charge me anything. Very professional operation and I have no hesitation in recommending them for your lock and security needs, now or in the future.read more
Winston Axel Jones
00:16 19 May 21
Wayne was able to get Paul their master locksmith to open my cash drawer within... a matter of seconds, due to the cheap design and locking mechanism it was deemed an unviable repair for which they didn't charge me anything. Very professional operation and I have no hesitation in recommending them for your lock and security needs, now or in the future.read more
Craig Porter
05:29 12 May 21
Purchased a gun safe from KGB. Wayne was very helpful. Easy to deal with, no... pressure and very informative.Very happy with the purchase. Cheersread more
Craig Porter
05:29 12 May 21
Purchased a gun safe from KGB. Wayne was very helpful. Easy to deal with, no... pressure and very informative.Very happy with the purchase. Cheersread more
Connor Hunter
03:57 04 May 21
KGB Security have always been so easy to deal with. We use them for our... document safe purchases and repairs. Would definitely recommend them. Great Service!read more
Connor Hunter
03:57 04 May 21
KGB Security have always been so easy to deal with. We use them for our... document safe purchases and repairs. Would definitely recommend them. Great Service!read more
chris sonter
07:35 29 Apr 21
Very happy with the service. Helped me out with a difficult key to find. Would... recommend them.read more
Anh Lim
04:41 17 Apr 21
Cal and his team are exceptional. One of our business safes wouldn’t open over... the weekend... I contacted Cal on the Saturday and he organised a specialist locksmith to arrive at the store and sort out the problem. They provided prompt, professional and reliable service. I highly recommend KGB Coopers Plain!read more
Anh Lim
04:41 17 Apr 21
Cal and his team are exceptional. One of our business safes wouldn’t open over... the weekend... I contacted Cal on the Saturday and he organised a specialist locksmith to arrive at the store and sort out the problem. They provided prompt, professional and reliable service. I highly recommend KGB Coopers Plain!read more
Anastasya Adair
08:52 06 Mar 21
Everyone was super helpful and kind. They knew their stuff and were able to... give us recommendations based on what we were trying to achieve. Am definitely keeping them in mind for future projects.read more
Anastasya Adair
08:52 06 Mar 21
Everyone was super helpful and kind. They knew their stuff and were able to... give us recommendations based on what we were trying to achieve. Am definitely keeping them in mind for future projects.read more
Paul Long
04:50 22 Feb 21
I needed a padlock keyed alike & some keys cut. Alex greeted me gave me a... timeframe & provided the best lock for my circumstances. Wayne cut my keys & noticed the differences so used brass & silver blanks to differentiate them. I also had a bent key which he worked with to produce working copies. Such professional service & clever solutions. The unique lock solutions on display & the various safes available means these are the only locksmiths that I need. Thanks Team for helping me out at such short notice.read more
Paul Long
04:50 22 Feb 21
I needed a padlock keyed alike & some keys cut. Alex greeted me gave me a... timeframe & provided the best lock for my circumstances. Wayne cut my keys & noticed the differences so used brass & silver blanks to differentiate them. I also had a bent key which he worked with to produce working copies. Such professional service & clever solutions. The unique lock solutions on display & the various safes available means these are the only locksmiths that I need. Thanks Team for helping me out at such short notice.read more
Amy Barnes
04:49 20 Feb 21
I was experiencing an issue with a safe lock and a wonderful man named Kell was... able to assist me over the phone and I was able to solve the issue right away. I was very happy with the service I received over the phone and would definitely recommend this business.read more
Amy Barnes
04:49 20 Feb 21
I was experiencing an issue with a safe lock and a wonderful man named Kell was... able to assist me over the phone and I was able to solve the issue right away. I was very happy with the service I received over the phone and would definitely recommend this business.read more
Audrey Pearson
03:58 17 Feb 21
Thank you Wayne and Allison for your assistance in efficiently providing the... safe that suited my requirements. Very much appreciated.read more
Paul Mannion
07:36 03 Feb 21
Kell and Wayne did an awesome job. As per normal with them, keys fit first... time.Thanks very much,Asset Towingread more
Paul Mannion
07:36 03 Feb 21
Kell and Wayne did an awesome job. As per normal with them, keys fit first... time.Thanks very much,Asset Towingread more
Bcmda1 —-
03:04 28 Jan 21
I had lost a small screw when installing a electronic security door lock. These... guys were so helpful in finding the exact screw and providing one for me i have to give them 10 out of 10.They went further than that and advised me of all the accessories that would make my door lock even betterread more
Lofty Visions
02:35 18 Jan 21
Great service! Ordered a fireproof chest and was delivered by hand the very... next day by their WA supplier. Can't ask more than that! Thank you!By the way, check their YouTube channel out for very interesting advice on cheap safes. Quite scary how bad cheap safes are. You get what you pay for!read more
Susan Mcintyre
11:10 07 Jan 21
We rang and left messages at half a dozen 24hour locksmiths, and they were the... only ones who answered the phone and KGB were able to help us within 30 min. Friendly and professional service!! Highly recommend.read more
Susan Mcintyre
11:10 07 Jan 21
We rang and left messages at half a dozen 24hour locksmiths, and they were the... only ones who answered the phone and KGB were able to help us within 30 min. Friendly and professional service!! Highly recommend.read more
David Stephens
21:00 30 Dec 20
Several months ago I purchased a Yale front door lock and dead bolt from a... hardware store, unfortunately it only came with 3 keys. So I asked the store if they could cut a few more for me , which they did, however they didn't work and their machine couldn't cut the security notch in the back. I tried a few other local places with no luck. I had dealt with KGB a few times before and was always satisfied, so while in Brisbane on business I called in with the deadbolt and an original key plus an attempted copy. They identified the problem and cut some spares for me. Excellent work as always, thanks again .read more
David Stephens
21:00 30 Dec 20
Several months ago I purchased a Yale front door lock and dead bolt from a... hardware store, unfortunately it only came with 3 keys. So I asked the store if they could cut a few more for me , which they did, however they didn't work and their machine couldn't cut the security notch in the back. I tried a few other local places with no luck. I had dealt with KGB a few times before and was always satisfied, so while in Brisbane on business I called in with the deadbolt and an original key plus an attempted copy. They identified the problem and cut some spares for me. Excellent work as always, thanks again .read more
Andrew Shine
03:20 05 Dec 20
My entry phone system died and we had many issues trying to get it repaired.... Had a few hiccups but KGB were great. Polite and professional and fixed it to perfection. I would recommend 100%read more
A Rahman
09:16 20 Nov 20
I called KGB security to get a quote on a safe for my business. Being an... expensive purchase I had done some research on the cost beforehand. During the call I simply asked the male staff member if they price matched. I received a sharp, curt reply that I should buy the safe elsewhere and was hung up on. In all, the phone call lasted about 1-2mins. Does that warrant this sort of treatment of potential customers?read more
B Rock
03:02 31 Oct 20
Excellent service from start to finish. A suitable safe was sourced from... available stock over the phone and via email, and delivery organised quickly, efficiently, and for a time that suited me. Will look forward to my next purchase. Keep up the great work KGB.read more
Aamo Solomon
02:10 20 Oct 20
These guys are amazing... I needed a specialized locksmith late Friday... afternoon. The Tech was about to go on holidays and the team came to my rescue within 40mins. Mighty impressed and most grateful. Thank you... 🙂read more
Peter Griffin
01:02 17 Oct 20
I bought a good quality second hand fire proof filing cabinet from KGB at a... reasonable price and their sales and delivery were very friendly and professional. Since then they have been very helpful with some extras for the cabinet. Highly recommended. Peter Griffin, PMG Law.read more
Carla Griffith
00:08 12 Oct 20
Fantastic Service! Could not recommend KGB more. Kel helped me out of a pickle... with our safe !read more
Ken Pitts
06:57 06 Oct 20
Arranged a pick up and delivery of a heavy safe. This is the right company to... use for this kind of moving. The team made the move very easy and stress free.read more
David Nance
00:29 18 Sep 20
Just had Tom out here, very professional and happy to answer all my questions.
Jack Wilson
05:04 17 Sep 20
Called into KGB today to ask some technical advice on an internal door lock.... Both Wayne and Brock were very helpful.read more
Sandi Harrold
01:30 17 Sep 20
Good service and great customer service. Thank you KGB Southside
Len Conrad
10:52 05 Sep 20
I'm an interstate customer - very satisfied with KGB's website, their customer... service, competitive pricing and delivery. Product exactly as ordered. Kel and his team are the real deal. Highly recommended.read more
Linda Leader
05:31 03 Sep 20
I would HIGHLY recommend KGB Security. We have used them twice (so far) and... BOTH times have been a pleasure. They are extremely helpful, very professional and went above and beyond to ensure our matters were dealt with promptly. They are super friendly, easy to talk to and easily talk through steps over the phone. Their expertise was greatly appreciated!read more
Benjamin Lothian
05:31 16 Aug 20
The service and advice I received from the staff at KGB was fantastic, they... always go the extra effort in explaining and ensuring that what they are supplying is exactly what you need. I couldn't be happier with my new safe and can now sleep at night knowing my precious valueables are secure. Thanks a million!!read more
Mei Shiang Lee
02:42 12 Aug 20
Called KGB security about my heavy timber pivot door, to install a door damper... to stop it from slamming. Kel asked me to send photos of the door mechanism. He called back shortly thereafter to advise me that we have a door damper already, so no need to waste money for one. He taught me how to adjust the damper - 'tramsom closer'. It worked! My door doesn't slam any more. It only took me a few minutes and a screwdriver. He saved me lots of money. They are the most ethical and professional locksmith. I'm very grateful.read more
Simon
02:07 30 Jul 20
I cannot speak highly enough about this company!I have an old fireproof... cabinet that I was concerned about and gave KGB a call for some professional advice.Not only did I get information on the issue at hand, but I even got the contact number for someone that worked at the now long deceased company who could give me more detailed information.I would recommend them for anything to do with safes, cabinets or anything to do with security!read more
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