ABUS

ABUS Mechatronic Locking System: Security – Control – Convenience

ABUS’ Mechatronic range of door cylinders use cutting edge electronic technology combined with mechanical cylinder security for total access control and convenience. The innovative CodeLoxx cylinder range, manufactured in ABUS’ Seccor factory in Germany, offers a combination of protection against intrusion, using either, a digital combination code which can be set between 4, 5 and…

IP Shear Bolt

Website Launch for Fastening – IP Shear Bolt

Shear bolts have traditionally been an expensive product and normally available only to special order on extended lead times. Integrity Products has changed that with the IP Shear Bolt, a patent pending innovation. This permanent high security fastening will give many benefits. In addition to reduced cost and lead time, an extensive size range is offered and the…

smart alarm

Householders Leave The Door Open To Burglars

A recent YouGov survey has revealed that only a minority of British homes are protected by a burglar alarm… and uncovered irregular use by those that do have an alarm. Research conducted by You Gov for security provider RISCO shows that householders are leaving themselves open to theft. The survey of 4,237 British adults found that less than…

Avocet Aviva

Avocet – Aviva Acknowledgement Marks Insurance Turning Point

Avocet Hardware has welcomed Aviva’s decision to advise its customers about the use of TS007 3-star or SS312 Sold Secure Diamond accredited locks when seeking to protect their homes against lock-snapping. The West Yorkshire company, which sells the only Euro profile locks in the U K with both a 3-star British Kitemark and Sold Secure…

Greek safe

On the (Tough) Job of Getting in to a Greek Safe

We all know it’s almost impossible to get any money out of a Greek bank at the moment but Martin Newton has flown to Athens to see what was in a Greek safe and got well paid for his efforts in opening and restoring it. Safe Opening has changed for me during the last 25 years,…

door closers

Door Closing On Commercial Properties

Installing or fixing commercial door closers can be a frustrating task. You need to know what you’re dealing with – which includes the public, property managers and the hazards whoever worked on the closer before you have left behind. There are 4 main types of door closure on commercial doors: • Floor springs (some are very…

Business success

The Funding Key To Business Success

Business success for locksmiths calls for appropriate financial support. Academy Leasing’s managing director Mike Nolan considers the funding options to help drive company growth and expansion. Hiring a locksmith is something that can be rarely avoided and consequently, the sector rode out the roller coaster of the economic downturn better than most. But while the industry offers lucrative business potential for…

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Domestic PVC-U Door Access Control

Mick Friend gives the Keylex 700M from Securikey a good going over in his search for a decent answer to domestic access control via the ubiquitous plastic door. I have been working with the Keylex 700M from Securikey as a possible answer to domestic access control especially if there is a handle inside and out and you have to lock…

cyber security

Cyber Security – Collaboration Is The Key

The idea of cyber security suggests that it is something private, not to be shared, something that should be left between the security provider and the recipient. Yet the idea of a collaborative approach to cyber security is not such a crazy one and sharing the burden of ensuring your security is running in the…

Chubb

The Early History of Chubb

You don’t have to be a trained locksmith to know something about the substantial impact Chubb has had on the world of locks and security, writes Connor Glaze Jeremiah and Charles Chubb were born and raised in rural Hampshire. They were originally ironmongers and ship’s outfitters, who worked on dozens of ships that passed through Portsmouth during the early 19th century.…

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