impractical in certain situations and a high-
security key-type padlock with a shrouded shackle
and a high-security hasp may be used as an
alternative. The responsible custodian holds the
working keys to these locks and should make sure
they are locked properly before securing for the
day. The responsible custodian will then return
these working keys to a separate key locker for
the night. This key locker will not be the same
as the key locker used for supply spaces. This key
locker will be specifically for the one Group III
The spare keys to the spaces are the duplicate
keys. These keys are required in times of urgency
or when required by higher authority. To protect
the security of your space these keys need to be
handled in a manner to prevent unauthorized
entry. These duplicate keys will be placed in a
sealed envelope, signed and dated across the flaps
by the ships store officer and responsible
custodian, and placed in the ships store officers
safe. The flaps of the envelope will have
cellophane tape placed over the signature and any
other openings. This envelope will be changed
when the responsible custodian or ships store
officer is relieved.
Padlocks and Combinations
In addition to dead bolt locks, the keyless
combination lock listed in the NAVSUP P-487
will be used for securing Group III spaces. In the
event the keyless combination lock is not available
through supply, the key-type padlock also listed
in the NAVSUP P-487 may be used as an alterna-
tive. If the key-type lock is used, a numbered car
seal will also be used with it. The car seal number
will be logged by the ships store officer in the
Car Seal Log. This key-type lock should be
removed and changed as soon as the combination
lock is available through supply. While the key-
type locks are being used, keep in mind that the
duplicate keys to these locks will also be secured
in a sealed envelope and placed in the ships store
The responsible custodian will set a combina-
tion in the keyless combination lock. The lock
comes with a setting-in key and instructions for
setting the combination. The custodian of the
space should do the following:
Set the combination in the lock selecting
the numbers at random. Do not use popular dates
and so forth.
Record the combination on a piece of
paper, wrap it in a sheet of carbon paper, place
this in an opaque envelope with the setting-in key.
Seal the envelope, sign name, and date the
flap in the presence of the ships store officer.
After the custodian does the above, the ships
store officer should do the following:
Receive the sealed envelope.
Sign name and date over the other flap in
the presence of the custodian.
Seal the flap with transparent tape.
Then retain the sealed envelope in a safe.
Keep in mind, do not disclose this combination
to anyone. Do not record this combination
anywhere, except for the piece of paper in the
envelope. Make sure no one can see your
combination while you are opening the space. Do
not risk your spaces security for any reason.
Hinges and Hasps
Hinges and hasps used on Group III spaces
should be manufactured of hard steel that cannot
be cut with a bolt cutter or hacksaw. When the
hasp is installed, make sure tamperproof bolts are
used. Tamperproof bolts are more secure and
cannot be removed using a wrench or screwdriver.
Pop rivets are considered inadequate and should
not be used in place of these bolts. Additionally,
hinges should be installed so that the hinge pin
is not exposed, if possible. Hinge pins that are
exposed should be tack welded to prevent entry.
Sales Windows and Visible Storerooms
There are several retail stores that have
removable sales windows. Check these windows
daily. Make sure the perimeter of the frame is
secured by means of inside locks. Do not use bars
that may be popped out by an intruder. The keys
to these inside locks will be in the possession of