Why Lock Your Meter Box?
It has been identified that an unlocked meter box can assist in house break ins and is a serious threat to your safety.
- Power is cut to your house, the thief waits to see if anyone comes out to check the box, no one comes out – no one is home, so in they go.
- Power is cut to your house, criminal waits for you to go to your box, whilst you are checking the box the thief enters via the unlocked front door – usually out of sight of the box.
- Power is cut to your house, criminal waits for you to check box and bops you over the head.
Enough of the scary reasons to lock a domestic meter box.
Commercially – imagine that power is cut to a restaurant meter box on a Monday morning. The restaurant isn’t open again till Wednesday – $20,000 dollars worth of refrigerated food is destroyed.
FT&T Security Locksmiths and Meter Keys have the solutions to your Security.
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If you lock your meterbox with a standard padlock you are locking out the meter readers and any emergency service personnel. Essential Energy has a key and lock system that has a master key for both the meter readers and emergency personnel. These locks are designed so that the keys cannot be copied – this protects the master keys from ending up in the wrong hands. There is also a range of cylinders designed to work with this system for commercial premises and strata buildings. Use the link to your right to check the policies of your Electricity Network Provider with regards locking your meter box. To order locks please use tabs on the top. Partner Locksmiths can login using their password – please email email@example.com to arrange access or for help