Containers, Vaults, and Cabinets
Easter’s Lock & Security Solutions specializes in the service and repair of GSA safes, containers, vaults, and cabinets. Our security technicians are factory trained and certified in the approved methods for opening, repairing, and re-certifying GSA containers. In addition, Easter’s technicians hold Top Secret Clearances. Our technicians are certified to repair, retrofit, remove, construct, procure, install, drill, weld, hole-saw, cut-off saw, and replace General Services Administration (GSA) locks, vaults, and security containers. They can perform all work associated with locksmithing.
Containers that were once GSA approved, but no longer have the original manufacturer’s labels may be recertified and relabeled through a recertification inspection by one of Easter’s qualified inspectors. Containers with a GSA-approved recertification label will be considered equipment approved by GSA for storing national security information.
To learn more about GSA Approved Security Equipment, read up on the DoD Lock Program HERE.
New Federal Standard 809 Prohibits the Neutralization & Repair of all Black Label GSA Containers
Do you have a Black Label container that is currently affixed with a Kaba Mas X-09 spin dial? If so, it might be time to consider upgrading that lock to a new Kaba Mas X-10. On April 4, 2018, GSA released a new Standard 809 stating that once a Black Label GSA container is neutralized (drilled open), it cannot be repaired. Easter’s Lock & Security Solutions highly recommends that all customers who are currently utilizing the X-09 spin dial upgrade their lock to the newest Kaba Mas X-10.
In October 2015, the X-09 was issued its end-of-life because of a prevalent issue regarding the stepper motor. The X-09 showed signs of continuous failure and, as such, was replaced with the X-10. To date, the X-10 has performed exceptionally well. Even if your X-09 is working fine, should you experience a failure, we cannot drill open your lock and repair it. Upgrading to the Kaba Mas X-10 now can save you the cost of a new GSA container.
To read the entire Federal Standard 809 in its original format, click HERE.
Federal Standard 809 Recommends Periodic Service of your GSA Container!
Per the new Standard, periodic maintenance of electro-mechanical combinations is highly recommended for all locks and should include the following:
- Operate the lock to include changing the combination as appropriate under local and national policy requirements.
- Check the dial and dial ring for proper alignment and smooth operation.
- Check for loose dial ring, spindle, or mount screws.
- Replace all damaged parts. Lubricate according to the manufacturer’s instructions using only the recommended lubricant.
- Check LCD for missing segments, cracks in the display lens or error codes displayed.
- Perform the battery check procedure and replace batteries if appropriate. Replace batteries every 5 years or as recommended by the manufacturer.
Our GSA-certified technicians have the qualifications needed to perform maintenance checks at your facility. Contact us today for pricing on a maintenance inspection!