Safe-T-Locksmiths was founded in 1980 by Dave Freemantle, originally from Natal (KZN), where Dave did his apprenticeship under a very strict and self-righteous Billy Britz. It all started in Durban and then Dave and Liz moved inland to Pietermaritzburg when Dave ran and managed Speedy Locksmiths for many years. Then the last move up to Gauteng formerly known as the Transvaal in 1980.
Dave and Liz worked feverishly to get the business up and running, and after much dedication and 18 hour days, the Company that is now a household name – Safe-T-Locksmiths was born and has not looked in the rear view mirror since.
In 1991 Gary joined the family business and new blood was injected into an already successful enterprise. With new ideas, technology and the electronic/computer age in full swing we needed to evolve from general locksmithing which was the strong foundation into a very broad range of services including, electric locks and systems, access control, biometrics, vehicle coding, and ECU (engine control units) coding and repairs to name but a few.
We have been in the same address since the inception, which make Safe-T-Locksmiths one of the oldest established businesses in the Boksburg CBD, and is a point of reference for many private citizens, industries and corporate companies.
We have a full staff complement with staff members ranging from 5 years of service right up to 26 years and still going strong. Jointly with well over 100 years of industry experience STL is considered to be one of the leaders in the South African Locksmiths Industry.
Contact us today to let us take care of your locks!