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Have You Got Stars In Your Eyes?

The security industry/insurers/architects/ manufacturers and standards boards have been working on a fool-proof system for some time and it would appear the ‘STAR’ rated system is becoming accepted. Of course it is not fool-proof, nothing is, the whole system relies on the lowest common denominator, the jobsworth who inspects the door or specifies and the idiot at the hardware shop. It…

Decoder Set

Decoders Save the World…

Thank heavens for Decoders, writes one advocate…otherwise it’d be Curtains for us all. Geraint Jones of GJ Locks explains why he thinks Decoders can help save the average locksmith’s family world by reducing the amount of time spent out on the road There are a lot of locksmiths who sit on the fence and can’t decide…

Coventry University

Key Management Improves University Access Control

With almost 30,000 students,1,890 staff and 110+ service contracting companies some requiring 24-hour access to the site, Coventry University needed a secure method to manage its keys and access cards. Traka key cabinets were installed to ensure that pre-authorised contractors could gain easy access to areas of the campus at any time of the day or night, without compromising security.…

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One Sixth Of Van Drivers Admit To Leaving Valuables In Vehicles Overnight

A brand new study conducted by a leading business insurance website in the UK has revealed that as many as one sixth of professional drivers admit to leaving valuable items in their vehicles overnight on a regular basis, despite knowing that they are at a heightened risk of theft. Furthermore, more than half of guilty participants confessed that the goods left overnight belong to other individuals. As part of…

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Have You Ever Had A Dream? = Bob Can Fitz It for You

Many of us have had thoughts of ‘if only I could make that’ or ‘I need a’ or ‘I wish someone would make this’. Well Bob Fitzjohn, ‘Fitz’ to his mates, is the man making his and others’ dream come true. Here is his story. The EasyLock was created by entrepreneur Bob Fitzjohn as a product that…

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You Keep Me Hanging On the Telephone

Don’t leave customers hanging in silence. Mark Williamson, (pictured) Sales and Marketing Director for audio branding specialist PH Media Group explains how to turn hold time into a key marketing tool. The implications of poor call handling can cost a business dearly. Research has revealed 67 per cent of consumers have hung up on a service call before their particular issues could…

Salto XS4 Mini

Security That’s Small and Smart – XS4 Mini

SALTO Systems has earned itself a reputation for delivering secure, easy-to-install next generation electronic locking solutions without wires and without mechanical keys. Security, manageability and scalability are the company’s watchwords as it sells its products in over 90 countries through subsidiaries and/or offices in 24 countries. SALTO Systems’ success has been built on two technologies -…

ERA Vectis Decoder

ERA Vectis Decoder

  The decoder consists of a make up key, a set of pins a reader wire and a downloadable chart.      First place the chart on the door so the key hole is lined up and the chart is square. 90 degree and 0 degree marks are there to make sure you don’t tilt the chart and…

The Unit With Membrane

Access Control Conlan CP1000 Supplied By RTR Services

This device is neat and tidy – the reader is ‘potted’ and as such waterproof. It comes ready wired with approx 2.5 metres of cable and a Junction box to make the connections inside. Combined keypad and proximity reader from Conlan Aps Denmark. IP67 fully waterproof head. Up to 190 users with 2 outputs. Access can be…

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The Peterson Euro Cylinder Dismantling Tool

In view that Tradelocks have now stocked the full Peterson range from across the big pond, we re-visit the company’s Euro cylinder dismantling tool as one of our Tried & Tested features for this issue. Picture 1 – clip in place And with luck on withdrawing the plug (Picture 2) the clip remains behind holding…

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