‘Executive’ style safes similar to those pictured on the Executive style safes – compliance issues for firearms storage advice document are currently being sold in some retail outlets in Tasmania and also via the internet.
Tasmania Police Firearms Services has identified that some safes of this type, mainly imported from China and fitted with a PIN activated keypad panel and/or handle that are NOT flush mounted, MAY NOT be suitable for the storage of firearms.
Some ‘Executive Safes’ of this type have keypad panels which can be easily removed from the safe door, making the safe easily penetrable, contrary to the requirements of the Firearms Act 1996.
Electronic keypad safes which are non-compliant may be repaired with the assistance of a Locksmith to replace the electronic keypad and fitting a compliant locking mechanism.
Safes where the keypad can be removed are NOT compliant with the requirements of the Firearms Act 1996, unless suitably modified to rectify the design fault.