Brisbane Locksmith, Commercial, Residential
TopLock have been installing and maintaining restricted key systems for 30 years and we do them very well.
We specialise in school security systems, so if it is time to move on from your current outdated security solution, then you have come to the right company.
Here is our recommended list of security areas worthy of consideration:
And if you want to know schools that are our clients, check out the list right here.
There are two primary issues to consider when purchasing padlocks:
There is a significant difference between low cost padlocks that can be purchased from large hardware chains and the quality padlocks at the other end of the market that can be rekeyed and are weatherproof and resistant to force. It is a matter of fully understanding your security requirements so you purchase padlocks that provide the best value.
Lockers do not need to be on a stand-alone locking system, disconnected from the remainder of the school security system. Improved control and management can be achieved by incorporating the lockers into the school wide system, be it a restricted key system, or an electronic access system. This provides the school advantages over the style of lockers where the student provides their own locks as follows:
Dangerous chemicals can be commonly found in two areas of the school, grounds maintenance storage and science laboratories. In both these areas there is a trade-off between ready access for staff needing access to those chemicals, whilst providing sufficient security to ensure students can’t access them. In addition to this, not only is a high level of security required, but also a high level of integrity of the system is required to be maintained. For example, the best security system soon fails if staff prop doors open, leave keys in locks due to frequent door use, or leave keys in locations where they are easily found by students.
An electronic access system can eradicate many of these safety concerns, by virtue of some of the following functionality:
Most schools will already have a restricted key system, but if you don’t, then we would strongly recommend that you consider installing a restricted key system at the very minimum. The advantages of a restricted key system over a standard key system are as follows:
So then the next question is what type of restricted key system? They come in varying levels of security and for more discussion around those levels, we refer you to our restricted key page.
Of course, if you have a restricted key system and you have no, or poor, key management practices, then you negate one of the significant benefits of a restricted key system. You lose control of keys and therefore no longer know who has access to various doors, or where the keys are that access those doors.
This is a very common problem that arises for those who manage restricted key systems, particularly those with high staff turnover, or without strong systems in place for collecting company items back from departing employees, or strong deterrents for losing company keys.
There are solutions however, in conjunction with application of internal systems to help maintain the integrity of the key system, there are two additional options we currently provide to large clients: