Commercial Locksmith Melbourne
Fast commercial locksmith and security solutions for your business, throughout Melbourne.
As full members of the Master Locksmiths Association, you can be assured that your security needs will be taken care of in an expert, professional & friendly manner. We service all commercial clients, small firms, body corporates, real estate agents, police and government Melbourne-wide!
We supply and install a wide range of digital locks and keypads, finger print readers, magnetic locks, and electric strikes. We are exit door compliance specialists and are SCEC (Security Construction and Equipment Committee) endorsed.
We have experience installing locks and a range of security systems across a variety of businesses throughout greater Melbourne, and our locksmiths are well-informed about the relevant national, state and local government planning regulations that will affect the security options available to your business.
We provide commercial locksmithing services to a range of clients across Melbourne, from corner stores to Victoria Police and the Reserve Bank of Australia. We stock a broad range of high-quality products from global manufacturers like Borg and Suprema, as well as Australian brands like Lockwood that produce their keys and locks in Melbourne.
We open, re-key, repair, and replace all types of commercial locks
- Contact us for an obligation-free onsite survey, quote and advice
- We can supply and install a wide range of digital locks and keypads, fingerprint readers, magnetic locks and more.
Lockwood Commercial Locks
- Mortice Locks
Suitable for heavy duty use in industrial and commercial building...
- Flick Bolt Mortice Locks
These commercial mortice locks are suitable for heavy duty use in industrial...
- Knob and Lever Sets
Designed as a non handed, easy to install lockset. This top quality range is...
- Lever Turn Cylinder
Lockwood 3540 series short backset accessories
Master & Restricted Key Systems
- Lockwood Gen6
With a wide range of applications, the Lockwood Generation Six restricted...
- Lockwood Twin
This high end restricted system is patent protected, has dual pinning...
- Master Keys
Master keying systems are used for commercial applications so that you can...
- Security Edge
This high end restricted system is patent protected, has dual pinning...
- Budget padlocks
Padlocks for general purpose use around the home, shed or office
- Combination padlocks
Combination padlocks for school, luggage or for when you don’t want to carry keys
- High Security padlocks
Ideally suited to commercial and industrial applications, these padlocks can be keyed alike, master keyed or put onto a restricted key system
- Weather resistant and Marine grade padlocks
High security padlocks suited to being outdoors, coastal or marine environments
- Victorian Power Industry (PI) / Fire Brigade Padlocks
Special padlocks that allow power companies, meter readers and emergency services to access electrical boxes or fire hoses
- Shackles and spare parts
Longer shackles and accessories to help you secure what matters to you.
- High Security Chain
We carry a range of heavy duty bolt cutter resistant chain, please contact us for more information.
- Gate Guards
The Carbine Gate Guard also has added protection against attack using protective flanges to shield your lock.
- Gate Locks
We can install a wide variety of gate locks to suit your requirements.
- Digital Locks & Keypads
Commercial and domestic grade digital and mechanical locks.
- Magnetic Locks
Magnetic lock is a locking device that consists of an electromagnet and an armature plate
- Electric Strikes
The ES200 series electric strike are high security products...
- Three Point Locking
This 3 point locking system is suitable for doors where egress only is required.
- ADI Bolts
Commercial door bolts, suitable for us in Shop fronts, community halls...
- Door Closers
A range of adjustable power door closer units suitable for architectural...
Exit Door Regulations
Do your Exit doors comply with the Building Code of Australia?
We can assess and quote on upgrading or replacing your door locks to ensure they are compliant. We can also provide a written compliance report on your exit doors.
If deadlocks and panic bolts need to be removed, other security options such as three-point locks can be installed that do comply. Contact us by phone or email for more information.
- Precision Locksmiths specialise in exit door and fire door regulations and compliance. We have conducted seminars and have been heavily involved in the development of new products that offer better security, but still comply with the Building Code of Australia.
- Over the last 15 years, we’ve kept in regular contact with both Melbourne City Council and the Victorian Building Authority to ensure that our knowledge is accurate and up-to-date.
What lock system is best for shop front security?
There are a multitude of factors you need to consider when you’re installing locks for your business. These include:
- How many people need keys or access to the locks? You’ll have to consider the business’s security needs. If you have relatively few employees it could be easy enough to track keys and who has a copy. If you have a large number of employees, high staff turnover or contractors or external stakeholders accessing your building often, a lock with a password that can be changed regularly, or a control access system with swipe cards that track who is present may be a safer way to secure your business.
- Safety and planning issues – There are strict regulations on the types of doors and locks for commercial buildings. The Building Code of Australia specifically states that safety takes precedence over security. This does not mean you can’t create very secure premises, but you must take care when planning things like emergency and fire exits (see below for more information).
- The type and position of the doors – The size, weight and type of door will all affect what lock will be most suitable for your site. Heavy-duty locks often require thick, heavy doors, and these doors may also need higher-powered door closing mechanisms (https://precisionlocksmiths.com.au/door-closers/). The material your doors are made from may also determine the type of locks that can be attached, with different locks suited better to metal or wood surfaces. Some locks, such as ADI Bolts (https://precisionlocksmiths.com.au/adi-bolts/) can be affixed to both swinging and sliding doors, others are not so universal.
- Power – Some digital password locks require batteries, most strike and magnetic locks require AC or DC power. You will have to consider if you want your locking systems to be powered, and if so what will happen to them if they lose power – you may want them to automatically unlock or lock in a blackout or when there’s a flat battery.
What are the rules for fire doors and emergency exits and disabled access?
There are national and state regulations on not just the emergency exits to a building, but also any doors that open in to the area that an emergency exit door services (these are known as path of travel doors). As mentioned above it is law that safety takes precedence over security, and all doors in commercial facilities must be reasonably easy to access for people with disabilities, and in emergency situations. These laws mean businesses can’t have multiple locks on doors, they must all be lever access (or a push bar, they cannot be door knobs) and must all be within a certain height range (between 900 and 1100mm from the finished floor level).
Fire doors, such as those that open into a fire-proof stairway or tunnel, must be fitted with automatic door-closers so they don’t have to be shut manually in an emergency escape situation.
The laws surrounding emergency exits can be ambiguous, and are often open to interpretation. – there are references to doors being openable for people with burns, or wet or sweating hands, and for someone carrying or dragging an injured person. A consultation with a locksmith for your business can ensure all your doors and exits fit within the regulations for your local council in Melbourne, as well as complying with state and national laws.
What is the difference between fail-safe and fail-secure?
When you’re looking at electronic or digital locks you will often come across these two terms. They determine what happens to your locks during a blackout or after a battery runs flat.
Fail-safe (which is sometimes called fail-open, or power to lock) means the lock requires power to lock the door. If power is lost, the door will remain unlocked which you may want for doors that need to be accessed in emergency situations.
Fail-Secure (or power to open) locks require power to unlock the door. If power is lost, then the door will remain locked.
Often magnetic door locks will be fail-safe, and strike locks will be fail-secure however some models are flexible and allow you to select between the two options.
Can you work outside business hours?
We are available seven days a week and offer emergency services outside business hours so we can complete urgent work on commercial locks on weekends or whenever your business in the Melbourne region requires.