Unlocking solutions since 1940
Master Locksmiths

Access and Security Expertise

James Bull's reputation continues to grow as innovative solution providers for access and security. Our expertise has seen us successfully provide key products and solutions to large scale organisations and developments across New Zealand.

Whether you are a developer, architect, or a DIY we pride ourselves on matching the best solution to your needs.

Proven Experience
and Approach

James Bull draw on the vast experience of their team, to provide expert knowledge

Nothing beats experience, and an innovative approach to the future and this is where our teams are at.

Flexible and Responsive

With a significant number of multi skilled team members we adapt to meet your needs

James Bull team is large enough and capable to respond to projects of any scale and challenge.

Forward thinking
and Innovative

We aim to provide the best solution that meets your needs today, not yesterday!

Our teams are learning and adapting daily to the latest solutions for access and security

Our core services

Locks, keys and safes

Since a long time ago, we've been known for our service and expertise in these key areas

James Bull Locksmiths have been innovators all the way, and this is reflected in changing to James Bull : Access and Security. And since 2005 our logo has reflected our approach beyond the traditional lock and key.

James Bull Expertise beyond just locks and keys

Discover what else we can do, with our capable and skilled teams we provide solutions beyond just a new key, or fixing a lock. With a creative approach to every situation, we seek to match products to your needs and more

Commercial Solutions

James Bull have a dedicated experienced team, committed to giving you the best possible solutions if you are working in the commercial sector.


Residential Solutions

James Bull provide a full supply, install and support service for all their residential access and security solutions


Automotive Solutions

James Bull can sort out your car key or remote and get you up and running again fast.

Exceptional projects

A glimpse of some projects we have utilised our expertise on

Christchurch Charity Hospital
Christchurch Charity Hospital
The Challenge
Christchurch Charity Hospital needed a better way to manage a significant number of personnel coming and going from the building. Some were part time, some one off visiting surgeons, and many regularly there a few times a week. When their existing system was getting hard to service, Carl approached Chris...

Isaac Theatre Royal
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Approx cost
Isaac Theatre Royal
The Challenge
This was one of the iconic Christchurch buildings to be significantly rebuilt and refurbished following the 2011 earthquakes. James Bull were engaged to write the access schedule at an early stage to ensure integration with modern access control systems, while maintaining many of the heritage aspects o...

Christchurch Town Hall
Christchurch Town Hall
The Challenge
The Town Hall has been Christchurch's most significant repaired building post 2011. With a significant push to restore the past to its original and former glory, James Bull were ideally placed to offer its services. In fact the team were already engaged with Warren and Mahoney, and VBase planning the refu...

Arts Centre
Arts Centre

Creative approach solves access

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Our Expertise is our people

James Bull team are known for understanding your challenge and providing a range of solutions to consider. Throw some helpful advice in their and you should be better off.


03 366 7123

Garry is one of the brothers, not to be confused with the other.



03 366 4505

Chris is one of our experts when it comes to sorting solutions for commercial projects. Knows all about keys, locks and access control systems


Architectural Representative

027 663 3011

Mike is our man, when it comes to architectural designer solutions he'll find you some great solutions!


Installation Coordinator

027 482 2536

Graham is a critical part of our team coordinating installs, and making sure they are on time!