Shaine Hunter Locksmiths in Mount Isa places people's safety first for peace of mind.

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KEEPING the community safe was the motivation behind Shaine Hunter Locksmiths and SHL Security Services owner setting up shop in 2001.

Today, the thriving Mount Isa business remains one step ahead of competitors by implementing innovative technology, yet  is customer-focused at the core.

Owner Shaine Hunter said the “one-stop-security-shop” tries to diversify to meet clients’ changing needs.

“We don’t like to use the word no we can’t do that, we’re always trying to look at helping people by looking into creating new solutions for our customers,” he said.

The locksmiths have a large client base from small repetitive customers to large companies who need restrictive locking systems.

“We service a lot of North Queensland and the staff get to travel far and wide with 10 employees,” he said.

LEADING LOCKSMITH: For more information visit 113 Camooweal Street Mount Isa and telephone (07) 4749 0779.

LEADING LOCKSMITH: For more information visit 113 Camooweal Street Mount Isa and telephone (07) 4749 0779.

Shaine said what sets them apart is a “willingness to look outside the box for different solutions.”

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The locksmiths provide locks, safes, electronic access control, CCTV, alarms and monitoring.

“We can deal with everyone’s security access in one hit,” he said.

Shaine said the company were keen to explore new business ventures including electronic locking solutions.

“It’s taking off for people wanting high security, cameras, products and technology.”

Shaine said security was paramount as a result of an increasing crime rate.

“It’s not like the days of old, now there are a lot of opportunists and crimes happening,” he said.

“With all the laws and regulations CCTV is more important for the reputation (of businesses) in terms of offering security because it’s easier to find the criminal if you can identify them.”

Shaine feels proud of Mount Isa.

“We love Mount Isa and people who don’t like it here don’t tend to do well here but we do indeed,” he said.

“We’ve ridden the highs and worn the lows.

“I love having our own family business also looking to the development of where our industry takes us.”

Shaine advises people to stay security savvy. 

“Ensure each time they go out to lock the doors and windows,” he said.

“Get deadlocks installed on doors and locks and security screens on windows.”