John Barnes is an Accredited Master Locksmith and SCEC Endorsed Government Locksmith.

We hold a valid Queensland Security Firm Licence and maintain memberships with industry associations such as the Master Locksmith Association of Australia (MLAA), the Australian Locksmiths Association (ALA) and the Architectural Door Hardware Association (ADHA).

Our quality management system is certified to ISO9001:2015.

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Master Locksmiths Association of Australia

The Master Locksmiths Association of Australia (MLAA) is recognised and respected as the peak organisation for locksmithing professionals in Australia and New Zealand.

Engaging the services of an MLAA member for your locksmithing or security needs; you can be sure that you are dealing with a locksmith who:

  • is a qualified and experienced security industry professional,
  • is licensed to operate as a locksmith under relevant State and Territory security industry legislation, and
  • abides by an established code of ethics and code of conduct.
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The Australian Locksmiths Association (ALA)

The ALA ensures that their members meet a strict set of criteria regarding security and client service. Members must pass independently conducted competency tests before they are admitted at levels that allow them to obtain high-security keying systems. 

The ALA is dedicated to ensuring that its members exercise the highest ethical standards and provide a professional level of service to the community.

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SCEC Approved Locksmiths

The Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC) Security Zone Consultant scheme and SCEC Approved Locksmith scheme provides Australian Government agencies with Security Zone Consultants and Locksmiths who have demonstrated the necessary skills as well as having met high standards of integrity, honesty and confidentiality required of personnel working for or on behalf of the Australian Government.

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The Architectural Door Hardware Association (ADHA) represents the architectural openings industry in Australia.

Comprising of Australia's leading manufacturers, distributors and architectural product agents, ADHA members are dedicated to excellence in all aspects of the product, consultancy, services and training.

ADHA monitors relevant Australian Standards and provides input to ensure that members' interests are represented.

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Queensland Security Firm License

We are an approved holder of the Queensland Security Firm License.

This license indicates that John Barnes is permitted by law to supply the services of security advisers and security equipment installers.

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ISO 9001:2015

The John Barnes quality management system is third-party certified by British Standards Institution - the world's first national standards body.

Annual audits are undertaken to ensure that our performance continually improves in order to provide more efficient and effective services.