New GSA Information
New GSA Information has just been updated in the Federal Specifications in the 809. This specification covers primarily the opening and repair for GSA secured containers. The newest and significant change that the work can not be done by someone who is not a “US Persons”. I post this information mostly for clients in the US Armed Forces (Naval Base Guam and Andersen Air Force Base Guam and elsewhere I have done work). I will be adding more as I find it.
In the Beginning…
Seven years ago I was advised by friends in the safe industry that if I worked on military safes and containers, I should get the proper training. The Government was requiring all technicians be certified. A trip to Kentucky and two weeks in class, I was a Certified GSA Safe and Vault Technician. I also stayed an additional day to become a Certified Inspector. This allows me to inspect and recertify GSA containers.
Don’t let them touch anything, if…
Another thing to add is myself and Jack Myers of CCD Locksmith are the only two civilian GSA Technicians on Guam for this work. I contacted the schools in Kentucky to confirm all of this. If you have someone who not properly trained, the container can be decertified and the lock hardware losses its warranty (if one still applies). If someone says they are trained, ask for their diploma or Technician number.
I am also factory certified for the lock types:
- KABA Mas X-10 (Electronic Lock)
- Sargent and Greenleaf 2740B (Electro-Mechanical Lock)
- Sargent and Greenleaf 2890B (Pedestrian Door Locking System)
- Sargent and Greenleaf 2937 (Mechanical Lock)
- LKM7000 and LKM10K (Pedestrian Door Locking System)
Below is the 809C information. One of my close associates in the safe industry handles the wording for many of the Federal Specifications. I have also included a link to the DOD Lock Program web site.