Company History – The Barltrop Family

Christchurch Security Centre begun

The lock supply business grew rapidly, and the hardware shop was closed to allow for bigger wholesale space.
The company renamed to become ATHCO Locksmiths Supplies, and its retail branch Christchurch Security Centre.  The business moved into larger premises in Harewood Rd, and opened a branch in Auckland.
Charles travelled to the USA and became part of the Associated Locksmiths of America, as well as help initiate the formation of the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia (in New Zealand).
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The 3rd Generation

Christchurch Lock & Key are more than just a provider of quality safes. Our services extend well beyond the point of sale. As full members of the Master Locksmith Association of Australasia, our friendly team can provide top quality after sales service.
Our workshop is located in Papanui and can cater to all of your safe maintenance and servicing needs. Christchurch Lock & Key  even offer an on-site maintenance service from our mobile locksmith vans.
Contact us today to discover how we can help with your safe servicing needs in Christchurch.

Re-branding to Christchurch Lock & Key

Due to building demolition plans, the Security Centre had the opportunity to move back into the original shop location on Papanui Rd.

During this move , it was decided to rename the business with a more appropriate name.  In 2014 the company changed their name to more reflect the nature of the business to Christchurch Lock & Key.

Christchurch Lock & Key is now settled into its revamped original location on the corner of Wyndham St and Papanui Rd.  With a “drive in” automotive lock and key repair garage, it also has 40 customer car parks for easy parking.

Mobile vans, cover the city and surrounding areas, with all services from urgent lockouts, to large commercial lock installations.

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