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Australian Firearm Categories for Gun and Pistol Safes:

CATEGORY A
• Air Rifles
• Rimfire Rifles (other than self loading)
• Shotguns (other than pump action or self loading)
• Shotgun/Rimfire combinations
• Muzzle loading firearms (other than Pistols)
• Centre fire rifles (other than self loading)
• Shotgun/Centrefire rifle combinations

CATEGORY C
• Self loading rimfire rifles with a magazine capacity of no more than 10 rounds
• Self loading shotguns with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds
• Pump action shotguns with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds

CATEGORY D
• Self loading centre fire rifles
  • Self loading rimfire rifles with a magazine capacity of no more than 10 rounds
• Self loading shotguns with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds
• Pump action shotguns with a magazine capacity of no more than 5 rounds
• Any firearm to which category C licence applies

CATEGORY H
• Hand guns and pistols

Dual Key Safe: Safe designed with 2 key locks, one key is for the Cash Clearing security guards, and the second key is for the safe user.  Both keys must be turned to open the safe door.

EDF Safes: Explosive, Drill and Force Resisting. Classification used to describe the security level for the design and construction of the safe. 

Relocker: A relocking device is an auxiliary locking device intended to be activated during an attempted burglary of a safe or vault. Such a device will keep a safe or vault locked even if the primary lock is defeated. This independent mechanism is designed to maintain the locked state of a safe even if the lock itself is destroyed. This auxiliary locking device usually consists of a spring-loaded bolt of some type, held in check by a bracket or cable that is rigged to release the mechanism in a burglary attempt. The device will either block the main boltwork from retracting or block the door from opening.

1/ Thermal relocking devices
Designed as a defense against torch attacks, these are simply relocking devices equipped with a fusible link designed to melt and release the relocking device if the temperature inside the door exceeds a certain temperature (usually 65°C), as would happen in a torch attack.

2/ Glass relocking devices
A glass relocking device is a piece of glass, usually tempered, placed where it might be expected to break in a burglary attack. It is attached, usually with wires, to one or more spring-loaded bolts, which are often randomly located. A drill or torch may break the glass, releasing the bolts.

SCEC: Security Construction and Equipment Committee Endorsed, Australian Standard for Government Grade Safes and Security Containers with SCEC Endorsement.

TDR Safes: Torch and Drill Resisting. Classification used to describe the security level for the design and construction of the safe. 

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