Tom and Gayle operated a business in Melbourne prior to relocating to Seymour in August in 1981, establishing Seymour's first Locksmithing Service in Station Street. Initially Tom operated from a tool box and the family car. Then purchased a second hand Ford Econovan in the mid 80s.
Tom became a founding member of The Australian New Zealand Locksmiths Association in the late 80s. Then in 1997 Tom became a member of The Master Locksmiths Association of Australia (MLAA). He remains a proud and active member to this day.
The early 90s saw great changes, improvements and advancements in vehicle technology, especially in security immobilisers by car manufacturers. This led to the need for specialist key cutting and diagnostic equipment being required. Tom purchased the AD100, which enabled North Central Locksmiths to cut and programme car keys in any location if keys were lost. A major capability at the time.
As business grew even further and became more established, Tom upgraded to a brand new vehicle in 1994. And in 2004 further increased the fleet with a purpose-built Holden Rodeo with specialist canopy, fittings and equipment, which still serves as part of the fleet today.
During the next few years and to this day, Tom has continued to invest heavily in keeping up to date with new technology and advancements in Automotive, Commercial, and Domestic Security, attending advanced training course and presentations at every opportunity to ensure North Central Locksmiths keeps ahead of the game.
After 28 years in Station Street and the business expanding, the decision was made to relocate North Central Locksmiths to bigger and better premises. The ideal location was found with good parking opportunities and central to the local community and 8 Wallis Street still remains the showroom and workshop to this day.
As technology continues to advance and improve especially in The Automotive field, it became obvious that a dedicated automotive vehicle was required. In 2012 a new Hyundai iLoad was purchased and, after an extensive fit out with some the latest key cutting equipment and diagnostic tools, is well equipped to handle most automotive locksmithing needs onsite.
North Central Locksmiths is family owned business operated by Tom, Gayle and the team. We pride ourselves on being part of the local community, providing a well established, trusted and professional service 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Tom and the team of North Central Locksmiths will continue to keep up with advancements in technology and the locksmithing industry and aim to provide a service that can do the job in the most cost effective and efficient way for our clients.