Criminals will often target the power box before entering a targeted property. Energex understands the need to have the powerbox secured. As such they will allow the box to be locked provided it is done so with a lock that is approved by them. We have been supplying and installing Energex locks Brisbane residents rely on to ensure vandals, mischief makers and thieves cant get access to both the electricity meters and the circuit breakers. The vast majority of steel power boxes are made from light gauge steel and have no discernible lock.
We can supply and fit a Energex padlock and hasp and staple quickly and relatively cheaply.
We will then notify Energex the properties meter box is locked. All Energex meter readers carry a Energex master key. This allows them to open the meter box and record the amount of electricity used.
Power boxes installed on commercial buildings tend to be more robust and have multipoint locking systems. However these come with non Energex approved key systems. This situation is different to a residential one. As a meter reader can ask the business owner to open the box. In suburbia the vast majority of homes don’t have anyone around to unlock the meter box. Assuming the box is locked by a non Energex lock, which would be totally unworkable.
The vast majority of Energex locks Brisbane home owners install on their power box are also weather resistant. However its a good idea to spray a lubricant such as WD40 every 12 months so the lock works correctly. Alas when you need to gain access to your meter box its usually because a circuit has tripped. If your box is locked and you cant find your key, we have an emergency lock opening service. Normally we can get to most Brisbane suburbs in 1 hour. We can also provide a written quotation to secure your power box within 3 hours provided you can email or send a picture of the box to us.
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