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SALTO Systems – Access Control

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SALTO has developed a wide range of innovative products such as the SALTO Virtual Network and XS4 access control platform, while their electronic escutcheons, wall readers and on-line and off-line control units now control security access for a growing range of end-users from Airports to Hospitals, Banks to Government Buildings and Universities to Hotels.

Toowoomba Locksmiths would like to introduce the new technology and way of access control.

SALTO Systems

With its headquarters in Spain, SALTO now has offices in 24 countries worldwide. SALTO access control solutions can be found in over 90 countries on more than 2 million doors.

Mechanical key management can be costly, insecure and a hassle. Upfront costs of replacing master keys, drilling out locks, plus indirect costs like maintenance can often add up depending on the age of the lock.

SALTO eliminates a lot of these issues as there is no hardware replacement when keys are lost. It can reduce maintenance costs by having better control of important information like battery status etc. An internal operator can quickly and easily implement the access plan updates on the system to ensure the safety of the building. There is no rush to organise a locksmith to attend to rekey the whole system if a fob is lost, simply delete user.

Access Control System

 SALTO provides the flexibility for an access control system to grow from a small number of doors and users to a large number of doors and users as required.

Security measures in universities and schools need to be vigorous and effective but inconspicuous. Parents need to trust educational institutions to look after their children, so it is vital that they provide effective 24/7 security and ensure both students and staff are safe and protected at all times.

This is especially true in a campus housing environment, where many of the students are living away from home for the first time. Building entrances, classrooms, lecture rooms, libraries, laboratories, staff rooms, sports centres, student housing and more can all be protected by smart access control that allows access to specific rooms or areas for selected periods only, with doors auto locking at prespecified times as necessary. And, if required, you can also incorporate special features that enable classrooms and facilities to be quickly locked down during a security or other emergency event.

Our Experience with SALTO

Last year Toowoomba Locksmiths installed a SALTO system onto two buildings for a local school, this gave them the possibilities of testing the system and then slowly upgrading the system onto other buildings and eventually the whole school. We have had nothing but praises from the school on how easy it is to use and the functionality of it all.  Staff members just carry a circle fob about the size of a 50-cent piece on their lanyards and it gives them easy access into multiple doors.  There is also the availability of swipe cards and in phone access.

Locksmiths in Toowoomba

If you have any questions about SALTO, or would even like a demonstration or quote please don’t hesitate to call the friendly team at Toowoomba Locksmiths.  

What you didn’t know about locksmiths

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31.08.20

Becoming a locksmith requires extensive training and skill, and most people don’t even think about locksmiths until they require one.

When you hire a locksmith, you want to feel safe and trust the person who is assisting to gain entry into your house or vehicle and rekeying your locks. You can sometimes feel nervous putting trust into a stranger but locksmiths endure extensive training that not only just gives them knowledge but also scrutinize the apprentices for trustworthiness. 

What you didn’t know about locksmiths
What you didn’t know about locksmiths

To be a fully qualified locksmith you have had to complete a 4-year apprenticeship participating in theoretical and practical learning through Technical and Further Education (TAFE). During their apprenticeship locksmiths learn how to fit, pick locks and cut keys, they learn everything from electronic locking solutions, security access like alarms and security cameras as well as automotive locks, keys and safes.

Toowoomba Locksmiths

Here at Toowoomba Locksmiths, all our locksmiths hold a security providers licence. To apply and hold a security licence you must undergo a criminal history check and must be fingerprinted by the Queensland Police Service. Locksmiths also work with the Police, Fire and Ambulance services. Locksmiths are often called to assist with welfare checks and assist with the opening door when criminal activity is suspected in a facility.

Locksmiths also have access to selected products that the general public may not have access to. It is always best to contact a locksmith if you are looking for a specific lock or would like some advice on locks. Locksmiths are security experts and can steer you in the right direction on what lock is best for your needs and which will have the best security and longevity.  

Our Services

Locksmiths not only work with locks and keys but also safes. In our Toowoomba Locksmith shop, we have plenty of safes on display, from brand new to old refurbished safes. We have access to different suppliers that stock a wide range of Gun Safes, Key Safes and Domestic and Commercial safes. Locksmiths are going to stock and supply the best quality safes, any generic safe from a hardware store may not be very secure compared to a safe locksmith have access to and supplies.

Locksmithing is also an ancient skill and profession, some say it may date back to the Egyptian era 4,000 years ago. The first locks and keys were made out of wood until the 1700’s when metal locks became the standard.

Locksmiths in Toowoomba

Contacting a locksmith to assist with any lock fitting, key cutting and any security issues is the best path in making sure your house and belongings are secure. Contact the knowledgeable team at Toowoomba Locksmiths.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Safe

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31.08.20

Security Safes Vs Fire-Resistant Safes

Generally, there are two different types of safes, security safes and fire-resistant safes. A fire resistant safe is entirely dedicated to protect papers in the event of a fire. The insulation releases moisture when exposed to heat keeping the temperature low and stopping the paper from catching a light. The other is theft resistant safes also known as security safes. These safes are designed to protect against theft, but it is also vital to know these safes are intruder proof. There are also safes that specialise in having both security and also having a certain amount of fire rating time.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Safe.

When purchasing a safe it is important to consider what you are wanting to store and protect. Items like jewellery, cameras and personal documents like a passport should be kept in a decent security safe. Where as records and wills should be kept in a fire resistant safe.

Often enough when researching a safe or talking with a locksmith they will mention a cash rating. A cash rating is the level of cover that an underwriter, insurance company, will give to the contents of the safe, a cash rating is therefore also a very good indication of the security level of the safe, the higher the rating, the more security is offered. Your insurance company can also advise you on what cash rating they require to provide you with coverage.

Affordable Safes

The price of a safe can often scare people away from purchasing a good quality safe, while there are cheaper safes, they can also be nasty and not reliable. It is important to remember a safe is an investment not a purchase and if you purchase a good quality safe can last years and be passed down through the generations. You will also need to think about the size of the safe, depending on what you are wanting to store in the safe will help you decide. But please keep in mind if you buy small and down the track find more things you would like to protect you may have run of out space. It is better to buy a slightly larger safe in the beginning to allow room for of growth of your personal items.

Fire Resistant Safes

Location of a safe is also a major factor that goes into purchasing a safe. How much space do you have in your desired location? Can your floor support the weight of the safe? Can your safe be bolted to the floor? Toowoomba Locksmiths also recommend to bolt down your safe, this ensures that a home intruder can not just pick up your safe and run in a hurry.  A safe bolted to the floor will deter an intruder as it takes time to open the safe and unbolt it from the ground.

If you are unsure where the best place to install a safe is, it is always best to ask a professional. They will be able to tell you if your floor is concrete or timber and how the installation of the safe would proceed.  Toowoomba Locksmiths do offer the installation of safes and can install a safe without hassle.

Locksmiths in Toowoomba

Come in, visit the team at Toowoomba Locksmiths, they have a wide range of safes in their showroom and more that can be ordered from their suppliers.

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