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Locksmiths and licence requirements

14th Oct 15

This is a direct extract from the October 2015 edition of the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) Security Buzz, an e-newsletter for Queensland security providers.

Did you know that generally you must have a security equipment installer licence to install, repair, service or maintain electronic or mechanical locks, regardless of whether they are situated in commercial environments, residential complexes or residential homes?

A Class 2 security provider licence is required to be a security equipment installer and this is applicable to individuals who install, repair, service or maintain:
 

  • alarms
  • monitoring systems
  • audio or visual recording systems
  • electric, electro-magnetic or biometric access control devices
  • motion, infra-red, microwave or contact detectors
  • safes or vaults
  • motion sensor lights that don’t set off alarms.

In most circumstances, you must have a licence to install, repair, service or maintain basic locks.


Details on requirements for a security equipment installer licence can be found on the OFT website.

If, after reading this you realise you may need a security equipment installer licence, or know of someone else who does, you can email BrisbaneOFT@justice.qld.gov.au. We will provide you with information and assistance to help you get the licence you need.

Tags: LegislationSecurity Licensing

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