Receptacles must not be easily penetrable.
Receptacles must be made
a) of metal at least 3mm thick for Category C, D or H firearms and firearm parts; or
b) of concrete.
Receptacles which weigh less than 150kgs, must be fixed by masonry fixing bolts or coach screws (as appropriate):
a) at least twice to a wall and at least twice to the floor; or
b) at least four times to either a wall or a floor;
In a manner that prevents easy removal.
The lock on the receptacle must be an internal locking mechanism.
The receptacle must have:
a) an internal hinging mechanism; or
b) a mechanism that, when the receptacle is locked, would prevent the door from being opened if the hinges were removed.
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Additional Requirements for Category H Firearms or Where 10 or More Firearms are Stored:
Where any Category H firearm, or ten or more firearms of any category, are stored at a premises, the premises or storage receptacle must be equipped with an electronic security device that is:
a) designed to prevent, detect or deter any unauthorised entry;
b) capable of detecting any unauthorised entry; and
c) maintained and in proper working order.
The electronic security device may be either an alarm or a visual recording device, and:
a) if an alarm, must be either audible or monitored; or
b) if a visual recording device:
– must record to a storage device any activity where the receptacle is located;
– the storage device must not be located near the receptacle; and
– the recorded visual recordings must be of sufficient quality to identify people in the vicinity of the receptacle.