Is ‘safe cracking’ still a thing?

 You would be hard pressed finding a new safe or vault these days that does not have an electronic keypad lock. Electronic safe locks have almost completely replaced mechanical locks. The electronic locks are fast to open, easy to change the combination on, have options for delayed opening and a lot more user friendly […]

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Why do so many shops in Brisbane have ’Blokloks’ fitted?

The ADI Bloklok, the ’swiss army knife’ of commercial locks. Seen on almost every retail and commercial premises in Brisbane, these locks have become part of the security landscape of Australia. The most common commercial shop front door is the swinging double glass and aluminium door.  These glass doors are fitted to a majority of […]

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The Mighty Whitco Deadlatch

The Whitco deadlatch is probably the best value for money lock you can get in Australia.  Whitco have been making their deadlatch for over 30 years and it has evolved into the solid and convenient and reliable lock it is today.   Australian Deadlatch The Whitco deadlatch is a rimlock, that means the lock is […]

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What is a Digital Lock?

Lockwood mechanical digital Dx lock.   Mechanical Digital Lock The lockwood mechanical digital lock is not a new design.  It has been fitted by locksmiths for over 20 years now which really speaks for its durability in Australia.  While it is not new, it has evolved and new security features have been added to the […]

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Locked out? Lost your keys?

Brisbane is expanding fast and so are the high rise buildings throughout the city.  With all the new city apartments we get more calls to unlock city apartment doors then we ever had.     No Key? Call Access Locksmiths To unlock a city apartment door it requires not only skill as a locksmith.  It […]

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The Whitco Leichardt for your Security Screen Door

The Whitco Leichardt has been used in Australia on sliding screen doors for over 20 years.  It has proven to be a reliable lock capable of withstanding a high amount of use.  Locksmiths all over Australia and especially in Brisbane use it as a replacement lock for security doors because it is a good price […]

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Which Padlock is Best for Home Security

Lockwood have a large range of padlocks but by far the standard Lockwood padlock is the Lockwood 45mm padlock.  It has been used for generations in many applications and is still the major padlock sold by locksmiths in Australia. The Lockwood 334 can easily be keyed to the same key as your house or office […]

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Which Security Screen Door Lock Should You Get?

The Whitco Tasman security door lock is used on most swinging security screen doors here in Brisbane.  Whitco have manufactured the Tasman for a great number of years and it has now involved into the Mk3 Tasman and the greatly improved Mk2 Tasman.   Whitco Tasman Security Screen Lock The first generation Whitco Tasman can […]

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Is a Lockwood 201 Nightlatch Secure?

Lockwood have been producing the nightlatch for the last 92 years.  In fact they have a varied number of locks that they refer to as nightlatches, as do many other big lock brands such as Yale, Schlage, and Kaba.  The Lockwood 3572 range of mortise locks even have a nightlatch function that can be used […]

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What Lever handle lock should be fitted to an old door?

As a locksmith it is common for us to get calls about fitting locks to old doors.  One of the most common is regarding fire doors or fire exit doors.  While fire exit doors and fire doors are vastly different, what most people are wanting is a fire exit lock fitted to their old door. […]

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