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High security key locks

by | Jan 4, 2020 | .

High security key locks used to be rare in Brisbane. However, we are installing these locks faster than you might think and the reason is the internet. In years past the only places, we installed high security keylocks was in high risk applications. Such as Banks, boardrooms, Jewellery shops, Police interview rooms and other sites where security was paramount. Over the last 33 years, we have seen the number of high security key lock systems available explode. They have grown from 1 or 2 (30 years ago) to more than 12 today and the cost has come down significantly thanks to this competition. One of the most popular high security key locks was Abloy’s 6mm 10 disk lock. This was very popular until someone invented a lock pick & then published it on the Internet. Next came Kaba 20S and installing these high security locks was very tricky.

High security key locks

High security keying systems control unauthorized key copying

High security key locks

Here are the most commonly used high-security keys available in Australia

Its quite easy to memorize the cuts of a Bilock key when you give the cuts a numerical value. Ie 1 cut is shallow and a 4 cut is a deep cut.

High security keying systems control unauthorized key copying

Here are the most commonly used high-security keys available in Australia

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The High-security lock market in Australia changed dramatically in 1980. Australia Lock Company released the BiLock locking system. This system has dominated the market for the last 30 years. Of course, all good things come to an end. The patents which have protected BiLock from cheap imitations are close to an end. And the keys can easily be decoded and a key cut from 2 strips of thin metal or an old credit card. With even a little practice it’s easy to look at a Bilock key and remember the cut depths and position. This technique is made easier because Bilock uses only 4 depths and the cut positions never vary. The original Bilock is being phased out and replaced with Bilock “exclusive”. This version has very tight tollerences but this also makes the key harder to insert. Australian Lock Company’s latest high security key system is called Galaxy. There has been much discussion on Locksmith forums as to Galaxy’s reliability.

So with all these options the decision as to which high security key locks we should sell was a tricky one. After much searching, we settled upon a high security lock system called EVVA 4KS. Unique in design, ease of use, robust key and with patent protection until 2035. It ticked all the boxes that a high security locking system should. It is pickproof and highly drill resistant and 4KS keys CAN NOT be decoded by sight.  It’s also very hard to make a copy using a 3D printer. The incredibly tight tolerances all work together to make it one of the best systems available. Additionally a lock bypass technique called Lock bumping has turned the lock industry on its head. Published in 2005 by a Dutch lock picking group called TOOOL. Lock bumping makes it possible for just about anyone to open a standard lock quickly and easily. This technique also pushed the Govt to act and thus an Australian Lock Standard was born.

For the record EVVA 4KS has the highest rating available, an SL3 rating. Of course, good security is more than a pick or bump proof lock. With this at the forefront, I invite you to contact us to arrange a site visit. We will then offer remedies to weak or lacking defenses you may have.

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Anastasya Adair
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
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
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
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
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
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 —-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
David Nance
00:29 18 Sep 20
Just had Tom out here, very professional and happy to answer all my questions.
Jack Wilson
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
Sandi Harrold
01:30 17 Sep 20
Good service and great customer service. Thank you KGB Southside
Len Conrad
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
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
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
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
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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